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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.
See also: down, stop
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At Cardiff Central, next stop down the line, its narrow staircases into the subway will feel dated.
RE: The report of the plan to move the bus stop down near us to Cheveral Avenue, Radford.
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In the event I had a very frightening experience, eventually having to stop down a deserted road and consult my map to try to get out.
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A small percentage of this devolved on the caddies, the smartest of whom quickly learned how to share expenses, live cheaply, and make it to the next stop down the road.
Whatever makes me stop down the line, it won't be my back, I can assure you.
Though CSUN looked better in its loss to Pacific, Braswell was troubled by his team's inability to get a defensive stop down the stretch.
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