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Stopping Down

22 Jan 2012 11:40PM
Hi Guys and Girls, Can someone explain to me what Stopping Down means. I know the larger the F number the smaller the appature,but is stopping down increasing the appeture size or decreasing it.

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miptog 9 3.5k 61 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2012 11:42PM
In photography, stopping down is to the act of increasing the f-stop number, thus decreasing the size (aperture) of the iris of a lens, for example, stopping down from f2 to f4
ianrobinson 5 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2012 11:49PM
confusing hey but as explained very well by miptog f2 to f4 is a good example of stopping down.
23 Jan 2012 12:00AM
Thanks guys,easy really isnt it.lol.

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