Manual mode vs apeture or shutter prority

Started Sep 2, 2012 | Discussions thread
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bugzie Senior Member • Posts: 1,588
Re: Manual mode vs apeture or shutter prority

Graystar wrote:

bugzie wrote:

In the old days you only got 1 stop adjustments. That's indeed where we got the term "stop" from. It was the clicks on your old shutter speed dial and your old aperture ring. Now our "clicks" control 1/3 stops.

I'm pretty sure that "stop" originally referred to metal plates that stopped the light from entering the lens.

Here's a reference to "stop" being used in print in 1867... (optics)#History


Thanks for the correction!

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