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    ACROS Name?

    What does the name ACROS mean for Fujifilm's b & w film? I assume that the Neopan name is their brand for black and white, but what does ACROS signify? Stupid question but I want to know.

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    Acros is Greek. I think it means top or supreme or something along those lines.

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    Possibly an acronym for a proprietary process, always appearing in CAPITALS. Never cared to figure it out, though I do agree it sounds Greek to me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RattyMouse View Post
    What does the name ACROS mean for Fujifilm's b & w film? I assume that the Neopan name is their brand for black and white, but what does ACROS signify? Stupid question but I want to know.
    What is important is it differentiates that particular film from other Fuji B&W films in that it is a tabular-grained emulsion - Fuji's answer to Kodak TMax 100 and Ilford Delta 100. However as per my response in the other thread, Acros has two particular characteristics which are significantly different than its TMax and Delta counterparts: 1)It has virtually no reciprocity failure up to around two minutes of exposure, 2)It has much higher highlight contrast (in fact the steepest part of its characteristic curve is in the highlights).

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    The Acropolis (from the Greek acros, meaning high or upper and polis, meaning ''city) of Athens is a steep-sided hill supporting several temples, precincts, and other buildings. Archaeological evidence indicates it has been used since Neolithic times and that even then, as the numerous female figurines found there suggest, it was associated with female power. Although it had evidently used also as a defensible place of refuge since the Bronze Age, it appears nonetheless to have been a sacred site at all times.

    During the Classical period of the 5th century BCE in Athens, following the destructions of earlier temples by the Persians, the Greek general and statesman, Pericles (c. 500-429 BCE), initiated a vast rebuilding campagin for the Acropolis. The Propylaea (gateway) and the Parthenon were completed during his lifetime, but work on the Temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheum was not begun until after his death.


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    A reconstruction of the Acropolis as it appeared in the 5th century BCE

    The Parthenon (447-438 BCE)

    The principal temple on the Acropolis is the Parthenon, designed by the architects Iktinus and Kallikrates. Completed in 438 BCE as a temple dedicated to Athena, the patron goddess of Athens, the Parthenon celebrates her in her aspect as a virgin goddess. Parthenos, Greek term for virgin and the root of the word parthenogenesis (virgin birth), was one of Athena's epithets.

    The extraordinary aesthetic impact of the Parthenon would appear to be enhanced by its so-called architectural refinements. These are slight adjustments in the design which seem to result in an improvement of the visual impression of the building as a whole. For example, lines that are perceived as horizontals in fact curve upward in the middle. The platform upon which the columns of the temple stand, for example, is slightly curved on all four sides, as if it were a small segment of a giant globe. The original rationale for this is not known for certain, but it may serve to correct the tendency of the human eye to perceive a long horizontal as curving downward in the middle. There may also be a more 'cosmic' reason for this design.

    Other refinements involve the columns: all columns are tilted inward slightly, and are placed closer together toward the corners of the building. This has the effect of creating a sense of stability and accentuates the corners, resulting in an almost imperceptible frame on each of the four sides. But again, it may be wrong to assume that it was for purely aesthetic reasons that such subtle refinements, which must have enourmously inflated the cost of the building, were undertaken.


    Erechtheum (421-405 BCE)
    The Erechtheum is on the northern side of the Acropolis, opposite the Parthenon. This complex Ionic building is built on an uneven site. The eastern room was dedicated to Athena in her aspect as patron of the city.

    The building was called the Erechtheum by Pausanias, but this was not its official name. There were two building phases. It is a strange shape, having 4 sets of columnar supports, 4 levels, and 3 structural units, each with own roof. The reason for complexity lies in the configuration of rock surface and the previous terracing in the area, and in the obvious necessity of building around the various cult spots which make this one of the most sacred places on the Acropolis.

    The area contained many signs and remains of Athens' mythical past (salt-water well, trident marks). The interior was thoroughly destroyed in later times and it is now very uncertain how it was originally organized. It once contained a much venerated image wooden statue of Athena Polias. The temple also housed various other Attic deities, including Erechtheus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustafa Umut Sarac View Post
    The Acropolis (from the Greek acros, meaning high or upper and polis, meaning ''city) of Athens . The temple also housed various other Attic deities, including Erechtheus.
    Thank you - thoroughly enjoyed reading your post.

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    from wiktionary for acro:

    http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/acro-

    Etymology
    From Ancient Greek ἄκρος (akros, “highest, at the extremity”).

    Prefix
    acro-
    sharp
    tip
    extremity
    peak

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    If you make an Turkish etymological analysis in acro, its white *ak* , flow *ak* akro *akar o*/ it flows down
    It completes white mountain top and river flow.

    If you cant understand Turkish , you cant understand the roots of all languages on earth. It works successfully on any language.

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    Of course there is also the possibility that the name was chosen at random merely because some one liked it. You are assuming that the marketing weasels at Fuji knew some greek. George Eastman named his cameras Kodak only because he liked the sound of the name.
    A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.

    ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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    odak means focus in Turkish , if you search brand names , they prefer Turkish sounding system. Russian is extremelly similar to Modern Turkey Turkish. German and English words , if you get a Irish , Scotch to English dictionary and if you understand Turkish , you start to laugh , its plain consonants removed Turkish.

    Kodak , kamera odak , camera focus , thats all simple

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