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See also: f/stop and f stop



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f-stop (plural f-stops)

  1. (photography) Any of the discrete steps or stopping points for adjusting the aperture of a lens, either marked on a ring on the lens and adjusted by rotating that ring or marked in the display of a digital camera and adjusted by buttons or touch-sensitive controls.
    • 2008, Ted Kritsonis, "Six of one, half a dozen of the other," Globe and Mail (Canada), 23 May (retrieved 26 Dec. 2008):
      If you're shooting at an f-stop of 2.8, then the lens will take in a lot more light than it would if the f-stop was at 22.

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