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wacko

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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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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?

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

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

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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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[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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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. :bsmilie:
 

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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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Shadus said:
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. ;p
i'm not stopping them from participating am i?
 

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wacko said:
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. :bsmilie:
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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erwinx said:
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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