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    Default Stop down

    I take it "stop down" refers to the f/stops or rather the aperture (opening) of a lens but just exactly what is the meaning/consequence of 'stopping down' and how do you do it?
    EOS500D, 70-200 4L USM, 10-22 3.5-4.5 USM, 17-85 4-5.6 IS USM, 50 1.8, 1.4x, 430EX

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    Default Re: Stop down

    Stopping down means stopping down the aperture(reducing the size), where you simply reduce the aperture of the lens (thereby letting in less light).

    Your camera will have this function if it's a prosumer or DSLR when you select Aperture-priority or Manual mode.

    Stopping down can be used cos the surroundings are too bright or if you want to increase depth of field.

    Edit - removed extra word
    Last edited by G-man; 22nd July 2006 at 07:16 PM.

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    Default Re: Stop down

    thank you very much, I thought it would be something to that effect.
    EOS500D, 70-200 4L USM, 10-22 3.5-4.5 USM, 17-85 4-5.6 IS USM, 50 1.8, 1.4x, 430EX

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