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Posted December 10, 2012 by Gavin Hoey in Articles
 
 

Know Your Camera Quiz

Gavtrain-quiz-2It’s time for another quiz and this time it’s all about camera’s and lenses. There are 10 questions that will put your Photography knowledge to the test.

They range from quite easy to very tricky and all the answers are multiple choice.

Getting the answer to a question right first time will increase your percentage score, so choose wisely. Click the arrow to move to the next question.

REMEMBER… Google-ing the question isn’t in the spirit of the quiz.

Good Luck



Photography Quiz No.2

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Question 1
What is AWB short for?
A
Auto wide beam
B
Assisted White band
C
Actual wide balance
D
Auto white balance
Question 1 Explanation: 
Spot on. AWB (or Auto White Balance) allows the camera to choose a different white balance for each photo.
Question 2
When would you’re use the “Bulb” setting?
A
When you shooting under tungsten lights
B
When you’re shooting indoor sports
C
When you need a very long exposure?
D
When you need to shoot with studio flash
Question 2 Explanation: 
Blub mode or The B setting keeps the shutter open for as long as the shutter button is held down. When combined with a remote release cable shutter speeds can extend well beyond the usual maximum of 30 seconds.
Question 3
If you have a camera with 1.5 crop factor and use a 200mm f/2.8 lens what would be the equivalent focal length.
A
150mm
B
200mm
C
250mm
D
300mm
Question 3 Explanation: 
Focal lengths are noted for full frame cameras, so crop sensor cameras effectively make focal lengths longer when using the same lens.
Question 4
Which of the following isn’t a use for a polarising filter
A
Reducing reflections
B
Slowing down the shutter speed
C
Reducing sensor dust
D
Make blue skies bluer
Question 4 Explanation: 
Sadly no filter can reduce sensor dust :-(
Question 5
Background blur is also known as
A
Focal

B
Parallax
C
Aberration
D
Bokeh
Question 5 Explanation: 
Bokeh is best seen when shooting with a small f number.
Question 6
What does the term “Prime lens” mean?
A
It has a fixed aperture

B
It has a fixed shutter speed
C
It has a fixed focal length
D
It has a fixed focus
Question 6 Explanation: 
In years gone by Prime lenses offered unrivalled image quality. Today the best zooms can often give prime lenses a run for their money.
Question 7
Depth of field is linked to all of these, except…
A
The aperture used
B
The ISO used
C
The focal length used
D
The focal distance used
Question 7 Explanation: 
ISO can be used to affect the choice of shutter speed and aperture but by itself it has no impact on depth of field.
Question 8
Which of these would give the darkest photo?
A
1/500th sec, f/5.6, ISO 100
B
1/60th sec, f/4, ISO 200
C
1/250th sec, f/8, ISO 400
D
1/1000th sec, f/11, ISO 1600
Question 8 Explanation: 
Did you work it out, or just grab your camera and take four photos :-)
Question 9
When it comes to apertures, which of the following is true?
A
The bigger the f number the bigger the aperture opening
B
The smaller the f number the bigger the depth of field
C
The bigger the f number the smaller the aperture opening
D
The smaller the f number the slower the shutter speed
Question 9 Explanation: 
This can really make your head spin! A big f number, like f/22, is a small hole for light to pass through, gives a big depth of field and reduces the shutter speed.
Question 10
The camera lens is responsible for control of all of the following except…
A
The shutter speed
B
The focusing
C
The aperture
D
The field of view
Question 10 Explanation: 
Although you can adjust all these settings from the camera, only the shutter speed is a mechanical part of the body.
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