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stop down

To reduce the aperture of a camera lens. If your pictures are coming out too bright, be sure to stop down the lens. Stopping the lens down allows you to focus on a single point in the frame, rather than having every part of the picture in focus equally.
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stop down

v.
To reduce the aperture of some lens: The photographer stopped the lens down in order to increase the picture's depth of field. If your photograph is too bright, you should stop down the aperture.
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When observing objects at lower magnifications (and hence using eyepieces that create larger exit pupils), you may want to stop down the exit pupil by putting an appropriately sized hole in a spare eyepiece cap and putting the cap on the eyepiece.
She had to stop down the road because she burst into tears.
Van Persie's shot on the turn brought a good stop down to his right from Ivan Turina.
Finally it was stolen and smashed into a bus stop down the road.
Arriva Trains Wales is moving one stop down the line to a new corporate headquarters.
Sub Noble then forced Chapman into a good stop down low as the home side began to press.
The search doesn't stop down south and Levein is hoping to find some joy in America.
"They've been hanging out non stop down in the Cotswolds at Kate's house," says my spy in the country.
If you have got a bus stop down the road, it is going to be easy to come into town, but if you live quite a distance away, it is easier to use a car.
It would be much easier for me to use the Whitchurch post office, crossing Manor Way, walking down St Margaret's Road, then catch a bus from the library stop down to Whitchurch post office.
'When the train arrived at its next stop down the line -Cradley Heath -a young woman pushed her way through the standing passengers already on the train.
Sorensen's spot-kick save helped the Wearsiders to a 2-1 derby win in 2000 and Gordon said: "There is a big picture of that penalty stop down in the kit room.