Quote Originally Posted by bobfowler
Nope, the smaller f/stop is the one that prevails. Think about it for a minute... if the disk has a stop of f/7.7 and the lens is f/5.6, how would the lens get more light than the disk allows?
D'oh! You are absolutely correct. Photography Basics 101 again! Bigger number - smaller opening. Thanks.

Regards, Art.