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May 23

Stopping Down

By beginnerphotography | Camera Settings

Stopping down refers to increasing the f-stop number, which decreases the amount of light entering the lens. For example going from f/5.6 to f/8 is stopping down. As a photographer you could say, “I stopped down from f/5.6 to f/8.” Stopping the lens down adjusts the lens to a smaller diameter. Think of stopping down […]

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