A faster lens, such as the 14-24mm f/2.8, has a sweet spot between f/5.6 and f/8. Since the majority of professional lenses have a widest aperture of either f/2.8 or f/4, you’ll often hear that the best aperture is either f/8 or f/11.
Similarly one may ask, is it better to have higher or lower aperture?
A higher aperture (e.g., f/16) means less light is entering the camera. This setting is better for when you want everything in your shot to be in focus — like when you’re shooting a group shot or a landscape. A lower aperture means more light is entering the camera, which is better for low-light scenarios.
One may also ask, which aperture is best for low light? A fast lens is that which has a wide aperture—typically f/1.4, f/1.8, or f/2.8—and is great for low light photography because it enables the camera to take in more light. A wider aperture also allows for a faster shutter speed, resulting in minimal camera shake and sharper images.
Correspondingly, which camera aperture is best?
Smaller f/2.4 apertures do perform good on bigger sensor cameras(ex: Nokia 808, has a f/2.4 lens on a huge 1/1.2″ sensor, and it performs the best even on night shots). Answering your question, at least for a capable sensor, f/1.8 is best. Wider the aperture, better the expectancy of a good shot.
What should my aperture be?
What it is: Storytelling aperture is considered to be f/13 and up, as high as f/22, or f/29 on some lenses. If you can recall, the higher the f-stop, the smaller the aperture, and the greater depth of field. This means the image should have front-to-back sharpness.