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    Default Does calling "lens" - " a piece of glass" makes ones appear knowledgeable?

    I wonder, after noting the frequency of usage in this forum?

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    This should be in Kopitiam.

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    i agree. writing long paragraphs have the same effect too!

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    Default Re: Does calling "lens" - " a piece of glass" makes ones appear knowledgeable?

    Quote Originally Posted by deckard View Post
    i agree. writing long paragraphs have the same effect too!
    lol yea makes you appear to know a lot.but why would you want to appear appear knowledgeable?

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    technically...no, it juz shows total lack of understanding.

    cuz lenses are made up of a series of GLASSES.
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    it's just an expression right? you can call it a lens, a len, a piece of glass or... my PRECIOUS...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CYRN View Post
    technically...no, it juz shows total lack of understanding.

    cuz lenses are made up of a series of GLASSES.
    And not just glass from a Coke bottle mind you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pai View Post
    it's just an expression right? you can call it a lens, a len, a piece of glass or... my PRECIOUS...
    In the same spirit, what would a mirror lens be used for?

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    It's not just a piece of glass, it's a collection of groups and elements of glass and other materials! hoho! Do I sound knowledgable? :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by drakon09 View Post
    In the same spirit, what would a mirror lens be used for?
    magic mirror?
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    Default Re: Does calling "lens" - " a piece of glass" makes ones appear knowledgeable?

    Quote Originally Posted by swhyge View Post
    I wonder, after noting the frequency of usage in this forum?
    No it doesn't. Because if you open one up, it consists of several pieces of glass arranged in several groups, held together by an optical tube assemble which can be made of metal or plastic. It also contains precision spacers to hold the groups of lenses apart precisely. Calling a "photographic lens" which is complex "a piece of glass" just shows an attitude problem.

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    Default Re: Does calling "lens" - " a piece of glass" makes ones appear knowledgeable?

    i just call it tube... im a noobie

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    Default Re: Does calling "lens" - " a piece of glass" makes ones appear knowledgeable?

    The elements of lens is not always made from glass. Plastic have an advantages too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artosoft View Post
    The elements of lens is not always made from glass. Plastic have an advantages too.

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    Good point. Shall we start calling kit lenses "a cheap piece of plastic"?

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    Hmm, you sure that the optical elements of kit lenses are made of plastic?

    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    Good point. Shall we start calling kit lenses "a cheap piece of plastic"?

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    Default Re: Does calling "lens" - " a piece of glass" makes ones appear knowledgeable?

    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    Good point. Shall we start calling kit lenses "a cheap piece of plastic"?
    Some good (not all) kit lens contains glass too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artosoft View Post
    Some good (not all) kit lens contains glass too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vince123123 View Post
    Hmm, you sure that the optical elements of kit lenses are made of plastic?
    Hahaha.. No.. I believe there's glass in there too..

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    Default Re: Does calling "lens" - " a piece of glass" makes ones appear knowledgeable?

    seriously, do not understand the need for this thread.

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    Default Re: Does calling "lens" - " a piece of glass" makes ones appear knowledgeable?

    Quote Originally Posted by zekai View Post
    seriously, do not understand the need for this thread.
    same here. I think its just a photographer slang. Photography or otherwise, when one spends a long time in one field, one tends to gather a good collection of slang, and when/if a newbie (i am a one) starts using slang indiscriminately, the newbie generally ends up looking like a wannabe rather than like a seasoned veteran.

    Blatant generalization, but there you are. I am *not* saying that slang must be exclusively reserved for veterans.

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