Having problems with your Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D IS Digital Camera ?

Why the "f" number in manual mode, doesn't go to under the 5.6 ?



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F/5.6 is the maximum aperture for the 18-55mm lens zoomed in to 55mm. If you zoom out to 18mm you'll be able to open the aperture to f/3.5.

The maximum aperture is a matter of physics. The larger the aperture (smaller f/numbers) the larger the lens has to be. In theory you could make a 55mm lens with a maximum aperture of f/0.5, but it would have to be more than four inches across on the inside. Lens designers have to balance cost and size with performance.

If you really need a faster lens you can get something like this, but it'll cost you a bundle, about six times as much as your 18-55mm.
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