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A circular device with a variable diameter, commonly used on cameras to regulate the amount of light admitted to a lens.
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(Photography) an adjustable diaphragm that regulates the amount of light entering an optical instrument, esp a camera. It usually consists of a number of thin metal leaves arranged so that they open out into an approximately circular aperture. Sometimes shortened to: iris
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a composite diaphragm with a central aperture readily adjustable for size, used to regulate the amount of light admitted to a lens or optical system.
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|Noun||1.||iris diaphragm - diaphragm consisting of thin overlapping plates that can be adjusted to change the diameter of a central opening|
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