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Risk

The uncertainty associated with any investment. That is, risk is the possibility that the actual return on an investment will be different from its expected return. A vitally important concept in finance is the idea that an investment that carries a higher risk has the potential of a higher return. For example, a zero-risk investment, such as a U.S. Treasury security, has a low rate of return, while a stock in a start-up has the potential to make an investor very wealthy, but also the potential to lose one's entire investment. Certain types of risk are easier to quantify than others. To the extent that risk is quantifiable, it is generally calculated as the standard deviation on an investment's average return.

exposure

see EXCHANGE RATE EXPOSURE.

exposure

(1) In finance,the amount that one may lose in an investment;the potential loss,which could be the capital invested plus any personal liability on loans in excess of the value of the property securing the loans. (2) In the market, the process of making a property known to the marketplace as available for sale or lease.(3) Physically, the direction of an improvement;for example,“The southern exposure of the house had all the best views.”

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For example, if your starting shutter speed is 1/15 of a second at f-stop 8 (f/8), to bracket the exposure, you would also shoot at 1/8 of a second at f/8 and 1/15 of a second at f/11.
For Jill Roe, who runs the family business, F-Stop Photographic Gallery, it is a proud moment as Steve's work will be their first exhibition in their new building.
The latitude in digital exposure is much narrower and color sensitive than the 'three f-stops over/one f-stop under' latitude of color negative emulsions.
A lens for a 35 mm film camera will have the same f-stop ratings as a lens for a CCTV camera.
If a mirror is not available and the puddle is in shadow but the people or objects are in sunlight, there will be a two f-stop exposure difference between what is darkest and what is lightest.
The webcam combines an extra-large, precision-engineered glass lens with a low f-stop setting, increasing the amount of light entering the webcam and precisely focusing that light to create sharp, vivid images.
The aperture or f-number, also called f-stop, is equal to the distance between the lens and the focal point divided by the effective diameter of the lens.
It combines an extra-large, precision-engineered, five-element glass lens with a low f-stop setting, increasing the amount of light entering the webcam and precisely focusing that light to create sharp, vivid images.
If your camera switches to an unchangeable speed, you can still shoot if you can manually set the F-stop.
The stunning new PC device for Internet communications outclasses other webcams by combining an extra-large, precision-engineered glass lens with a low f-stop setting, increasing the amount of light entering the webcam and precisely focusing that light to create sharp, vivid images.
Olympus dedicated digital optics paired with the 100% digital EVOLT E-300 render sharpness and contrast more consistently at any given f-stop.
The electronic lens control allows speeds up to 1/500 sec in 1/10 f-stop intervals producing accurate and consistent shutter performance.