T number

noun Photography.

one of a series of calibrations of lens openings according to the intensity of the light actually transmitted by the lens. Symbol: T
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British Dictionary definitions for t-number


T number


photog a function of the f-number of a camera lens that takes into account the amount of light actually transmitted by the lens

Word Origin for T-number

from T (otal Light Transmission) Number
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