Slightly Confused

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    Trivial question, but I'll ask it anyway. I often see LF-users say something like, "I have an 'X' lens in a 'Y' shutter." Shouldn't it be "A 'Y' shutter in an 'X' lens"? (Or as my late father used to say, "They've got it Bass Ackwards.")
    Anyone care to enlighten me on this? Thanks.
     
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    lenses mount IN shutters... is all... large format shutters are biggish annular affairs kind of like a ring - the front and back lens groups usually screw into the shutter... hence the terminology.
     
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    I'm confused too. How you can see what someone says?
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    "I'm confused too. How you can see what someone says?"
    Lip Reading?
     
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    I once heard a comedian use this line: "My tongue got in the way of my eye-teeth and I couldn't see a thing you were saying." :D
     
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    I see what you're saying!
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    Ralph....

    I hear ya!:confused:
     
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    Ahhh, my favourite line from Ghost Busters: "Listen... Do you smell something?!"
     
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    There's that 2-Nu song which mentions "a girl who can talk with her eyes"

    "I think you see what I'm saying"
     
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    It Makes Sense Now

    Thanks, Sparky. After examining my lens a little closer, I realized that it does make sense after all.

    Ralph, in English interrogative sentences as opposed to declarative ones, the order of subject and auxiliary verb is usually reversed. So it's, "How can you see what someone's saying?" not, "How you can see what someone's saying?" :smile: You're welcome.
     
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    I see what you mean!
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    ! :D !
     
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    No problem... if it's a large format lens you're using you'll see it makes total sense. Not so much with medium format (some have a shutter IN the lens apparently) and 35mm type lenses (which normally have a focal plane shutter integral to the camera body. But LF (large format) type lenses (there are also LF type lenses for slightly smaller formats but I won't get into that here) are really the only type that you can consider (i say consider because it's rarely a direct swap) actually using with shutters by a few different manufacturers (of the modern types, Copal, Compur and Seiko brands come to mind).