stop down

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To decrease the aperture of a photographic lens, moving from an f/stop represented by a lower number to an f/stop represented by a higher number.
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The f/stops are arranged so that as you stop down, each stop allows half the amount of light to pass through as the stop before it did.

Submitted on July 07, 2010

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