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    Default Lense (sic)

    Quite a number of people seem to spell it as "lense" (used as singular form), but isn't it "lens" instead?


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    Didn't know got people spell as lense..... really have or did they mean to write lenses but missed the s?

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    Nah, most of the time the singular form was intended.

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/search.ph...der=descending

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    Originally posted by wacko
    Quite a number of people seem to spell it as "lense" (used as singular form), but isn't it "lens" instead?

    it certainly is. and some people even mistake the singular as 'len'.

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    Originally posted by sfhuang
    it certainly is. and some people even mistake the singular as 'len'.
    Yeah that one I do keep seeing around..... looks very weird and irritating... how do you pronounce.. len? urrgh

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    I guess they think that if Lenses is plural then you take away the s and it's singular. thus lense

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    "Lense" or "Len" used as singular makes me cringe as much as the following :

    1. Shuttle (for shutter) E.g. What's your shuttle speed? Which one? Columbia?

    2. Aperature (for aperture). Dunno where this came from.

    3. Less common : Flim for Film



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    Code:
    [19] stibnite % dict lense                                            ~ [15:43]
    No definitions found for "lense", perhaps you mean:
    web1913:  Lese  Lene  Lens  Lenses  Cense  Dense  Mense  Sense
      Tense  Lease  Leese  lente
    wn:  lens  cense  dense  sense  tense  lease
    gazetteer:  L'Anse
    jargon:  tense
    foldoc:  tense
    [20] stibnite % dict lens                                             ~ [15:44]
    3 definitions found
    
    From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
    
      Lens \Lens\ (l[e^]nz), n.; pl. {Lenses} (-[e^]z). [L. lens a
         lentil. So named from the resemblance in shape of a double
         convex lens to the seed of a lentil. Cf. {Lentil}.] (Opt.)
         A piece of glass, or other transparent substance, ground with
         two opposite regular surfaces, either both curved, or one
         curved and the other plane, and commonly used, either singly
         or combined, in optical instruments, for changing the
         direction of rays of light, and thus magnifying objects, or
         otherwise modifying vision. In practice, the curved surfaces
         are usually spherical, though rarely cylindrical, or of some
         other figure. Lenses
      
         Note: Of spherical lenses, there are six varieties, as shown
               in section in the figures herewith given: viz., a
               plano-concave; b double-concave; c plano-convex; d
               double-convex; e converging concavo-convex, or
               converging meniscus; f diverging concavo-convex, or
               diverging meniscus.
      
         {Crossed lens} (Opt.), a double-convex lens with one radius
            equal to six times the other.
      
         {Crystalline lens}. (Anat.) See {Eye}.
      
         {Fresnel lens} (Opt.), a compound lens formed by placing
            around a central convex lens rings of glass so curved as
            to have the same focus; used, especially in lighthouses,
            for concentrating light in a particular direction; -- so
            called from the inventor.
      
         {Multiplying} {lens or glass} (Opt.), a lens one side of
            which is plane and the other convex, but made up of a
            number of plane faces inclined to one another, each of
            which presents a separate image of the object viewed
            through it, so that the object is, as it were, multiplied.
            
      
         {Polyzonal lens}. See {Polyzonal}.
    
    From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
    
      Humor \Hu"mor\, n. [OE. humour, OF. humor, umor, F. humeur, L.
         humor, umor, moisture, fluid, fr. humere, umere, to be moist.
         See {Humid}.] [Written also {humour}.]
         1. Moisture, especially, the moisture or fluid of animal
            bodies, as the chyle, lymph, etc.; as, the humors of the
            eye, etc.
      
         Note: The ancient physicians believed that there were four
               humors (the blood, phlegm, yellow bile or choler, and
               black bile or melancholy), on the relative proportion
               of which the temperament and health depended.
      
         2. (Med.) A vitiated or morbid animal fluid, such as often
            causes an eruption on the skin. ``A body full of humors.''
            --Sir W. Temple.
      
         3. State of mind, whether habitual or temporary (as formerly
            supposed to depend on the character or combination of the
            fluids of the body); disposition; temper; mood; as, good
            humor; ill humor.
      
                  Examine how your humor is inclined, And which the
                  ruling passion of your mind.          --Roscommon.
      
                  A prince of a pleasant humor.         --Bacon.
      
                  I like not the humor of lying.        --Shak.
      
         4. pl. Changing and uncertain states of mind; caprices;
            freaks; vagaries; whims.
      
                  Is my friend all perfection, all virtue and
                  discretion? Has he not humors to be endured?
                                                        --South.
      
         5. That quality of the imagination which gives to ideas an
            incongruous or fantastic turn, and tends to excite
            laughter or mirth by ludicrous images or representations;
            a playful fancy; facetiousness.
      
                  For thy sake I admit That a Scot may have humor, I'd
                  almost said wit.                      --Goldsmith.
      
                  A great deal of excellent humor was expended on the
                  perplexities of mine host.            --W. Irving.
      
         {Aqueous humor}, {Crystalline humor} or {lens}, {Vitreous
         humor}. (Anat.) See {Eye}.
      
         {Out of humor}, dissatisfied; displeased; in an unpleasant
            frame of mind.
      
         Syn: Wit; satire; pleasantry; temper; disposition; mood;
              frame; whim; fancy; caprice. See {Wit}.
    
    From WordNet (r) 1.7 [wn]:
    
      lens
           n 1: a transparent optical device used to converge or diverge
                transmitted light and to form images [syn: {lens system}]
           2: genus of small erect or climbing herbs with pinnate leaves
              and small inconspicuous white flowers and small flattened
              pods: lentils [syn: {Lens}, {genus Lens}]
           3: biconvex transparent body situated behind the iris in the
              eye; it focuses light waves on the retina [syn: {crystalline
              lens}]
           4: electronic equipment that uses a magnetic or electric field
              in order to focus a beam of electrons [syn: {electron lens}]

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    Originally posted by Silverelf
    Yeah that one I do keep seeing around..... looks very weird and irritating... how do you pronounce.. len? urrgh
    can u len me some money.

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    still seeing a lot of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddog
    can u len me some money.
    I oredi lense you two hundred bucks. What, you buy that hugh marco len har?

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    sorry to sound anal, but you know, this is a photography forum, and if even in a photography forum people can't even get the spelling of one of the most basic equipment of photography, it's really quite sad.

    i am going to embark on a mission! i'm going to point out all future usage of "lense", hope i can at least educate one fundamental here.

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    haha...but hor.

    this forum isn't just created for singaporeans leh.... there are foreigners who are not as well-versed in english but who wishes to participate in the forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadus
    haha...but hor.

    this forum isn't just created for singaporeans leh.... there are foreigners who are not as well-versed in english but who wishes to participate in the forum
    they can be educated as well.
    i'm not stopping them from participating am i?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wacko
    sorry to sound anal, but you know, this is a photography forum, and if even in a photography forum people can't even get the spelling of one of the most basic equipment of photography, it's really quite sad.

    i am going to embark on a mission! i'm going to point out all future usage of "lense", hope i can at least educate one fundamental here.
    at least people hardly ask about shuttle speed anymore. If I recall, its about 10,000 km/h at re-entry.

    on the other hand, maybe its because people like to talk about equipment more than about photo technique nowadays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erwinx
    at least people hardly ask about shuttle speed anymore. If I recall, its about 10,000 km/h at re-entry.

    on the other hand, maybe its because people like to talk about equipment more than about photo technique nowadays.
    shuttle speed!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wacko
    Quite a number of people seem to spell it as "lense" (used as singular form), but isn't it "lens" instead?


    yes teacher!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sadness
    yes teacher!
    yay! another one saved!

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