Definition of "f-stop" [f-stop]

  • A camera lens aperture setting that corresponds to an f-number. (noun)
  • See f-number. (noun)
  • Any of the settings for the f-number of a camera (noun)

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Use "f-stop" in a sentence
  • "Notice the decrease in sharpness as I increased the f-stop (decreased the aperture diameter)."
  • "Few of God's wonders are as inspiring as a waterfall: Ah ... wide-angle lens, 1/8-second exposure (without a tripod), f-stop, let's see ..."
  • "Buy a camera that goes down to an f-stop of at least 2.8."