That is good to know and thanks for explaining however reading your original posting twice again I still get the same message from your wording.
Yes. But remember, the original audience was not someone who would make the fine distinctions among photographic factions that we make here. Some have complained the message was way too long, and they are right. If I made the distinction you call for, it would have been even longer and less interesting.
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