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Nick James

Nonsense? On the Internet? Never!

The C14 is f/11 whereas the C11 is f/10 so for extended objects he is sort of right but only for sensors with the same pixel size. The same does not apply to point sources since aperture always wins there. Even for extended objects, as you say, the larger aperture will always provide more signal. It is up to you how you distribute that on your sensor. Things were different in the days of film where you didn’t really have any choice in the matter.


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