F-stop

F-Stop or f-number is the ratio of aperture diameter to focal length of a lens, giving an indicator of the light-gathering power of the lens.

The larger the f-number, the smaller the lens opening, i.e. a number of f2.8 indicates a larger aperture than f4.

A T-stop is a lens marking which indicates the true light transmission of the lens at a given aperture as opposed to the approximate light transmission indicated by the conventional f-stop marking. Often found on cinema camera lenses.

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