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Thread: 120mm film

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    Quote Originally Posted by perkeleellinen View Post
    My favourite is 'lense'
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/lens

    It may not be as incorrect as you think, as it is merely a variant of 'lens'.
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    There used to be an Australian photo company called Hanimex (it was known in other countries too). Many was the person who called it HAMinex but I've even heard it pronounced as "ham an' eggs". I know the Poms reckon that Aussies (and Yanks) murder the English language but that one even offends my ear! OxJohn

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    Quote Originally Posted by perkeleellinen View Post
    My favourite is 'lense'
    Not much worse than "glass", however.

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    I've actually got a whole list of photo jargon which irks me:

    Burning a roll of film
    Souping a roll of film
    'bokeh'
    The Big Auction Site
    Fast Glass (as Shawn said, above)
    Lense (even though as Thomas points out it is a variant)
    'nice capture'
    Xpro
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    Quote Originally Posted by perkeleellinen View Post
    I've actually got a whole list of photo jargon which irks me:

    Burning a roll of film
    Souping a roll of film
    'bokeh'
    The Big Auction Site
    Fast Glass (as Shawn said, above)
    Lense (even though as Thomas points out it is a variant)
    'nice capture'
    Xpro
    Is Xpro like cross-processing, only more hip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by polyglot View Post
    Oh man, I was gonna jump in this thread to have a whinge that 120 film is not 120mm only to find that I was being baited
    Me too!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    620 film was the same width as 120 with a narrower spool so that was assigned 620
    This was a cunning plan by Kodak to force people to use Kodak film in Kodak cameras as the other manufacturers' 120 film would not fit.

    Unfortunately for Kodak, the other other film manufacturers were equally cunning and started making 620 film as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by John Koehrer View Post
    'lux, 'cron for Summilux and Summicron. Guess it make some of the Leica folks feel like they're part of the in crowd.
    The 'rit on my Minilux is a great lense.

    Just a pity that 'rits are so slow and affordable.

    They are fast focussing though, and they do well with fast film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perkeleellinen View Post
    I've actually got a whole list of photo jargon which irks me:

    Burning a roll of film
    Souping a roll of film
    'bokeh'
    The Big Auction Site
    Fast Glass (as Shawn said, above)
    Lense (even though as Thomas points out it is a variant)
    'nice capture'
    Xpro
    Sure, but none of them are really wrong as such, they're just slang or euphemism. I use at least four of them regularly (come on, bokeh is the japanese word for blur; I don't see the problem with its use to describe the quality of out-of-focus areas in an image) !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michel Hardy-Vallée View Post
    "120mm" is my favorite misnomer in the world of photography. (...) Surprisingly, very few people say "220mm" but it happens every once in a while you will see it in product list
    Next thing you know they'll be adding 110mm film to the list, which is just "a bit" smaller than 120mm and 220mm...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Kubach View Post
    What bothers me when they spell Canon, Cannon.
    Ditto when Rollei is misspelled Rollie, and Harman (of Ilford fame) Harmon.

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