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JVC and f numbers?

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by runboy, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. runboy

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    I am looking to buy one of the JVC DV camcorders (GR-D290, GR-DF420, GR-DF470)

    One has a f1.8 lens, the other two have f1.2.

    Which is the better? The f1.2 seems to be more expensive and I get the feeling it offers better opticals, but as a newbie to all this I am unsure!
     
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    The general rule with aperture is that all other things being equal, the lower the number the better. It's a measure of how much light the lens lets in. There's a good explantion at:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aperture
     

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