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I'd like to ban the following words and acronyms...

Discussion in 'This or That? (MFT only)' started by dixeyk, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    ...from photo discussions. Actually I'm sure I'm just as guilty as anyone but I'll start. I have a two-fer going. I'd be perfectly happy never seeing any cameras or lenses described as a jewel, little jewel or jewel like and we really need to come up with something better than IQ.

  2. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 7, 2010
    How about we replace IQ by judging lenses based on the results of a standardized Cumulative Rendering Assessment Protocol, or CRAP.
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  3. drewbot

    drewbot Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    How about anything with the topic "equivalence"
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  4. Brodie337

    Brodie337 Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 1, 2012
    "Tack sharp."

    Hearing that just makes me rage. :p 
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  5. dylandingo

    dylandingo Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 12, 2011
    La Crosse, WI
    Instagram and "iPhoneography"

    I love my iPhone because it's a nice smartphone, but it's a dumb camera(at least for anything but snapshots.)
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  6. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    Vote for me as moderator and I will rock the ban hammer like no other!!! No one will be safe, not even Amin, lol

    typed on my phone, sorry.
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  7. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 7, 2010
    Speaking of bans, why do you have the "banned user" moniker? Inside joke or bad behavior?
  8. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    IQ means Inteligent Quotient of Photographer ..

    IQ should stand for Intelligent Quotient of the photographer and not Image quality of the camera .
  9. Depth...of...field...control

    Heck, even the word bokeh has been ruined for me somewhere along the line.
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  10. st3v4nt

    st3v4nt Mu-43 Veteran

    May 26, 2011
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    Back in my childhood all I know about FF is short of Fantastic Four, and people take a picture with 35mm film now all I see is FF, I think it's it's a misleading term so how about ban the FF....?:rofl:
  11. heedpantsnow

    heedpantsnow Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 24, 2011
    Calling the OLED on the OM-D a LCD!
  12. TDP

    TDP Guest

    I've always thought of myself as a grumpy a-hole, yet none of these phrases bother me. Ack!

  13. TonyB

    TonyB Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 6, 2010
    You got my vote on that one!
  14. jon595

    jon595 Mu-43 Veteran

    May 2, 2011
    I just really don't want to see this forum become just another tech-oriented site (you all know which I speak of) where every user voices their opinion of so called image quality, sharpness, noise comparison, etc. This is my favorite forum simply because people actually talk about photography, and shooting, and post examples of work rather than argue about equivalence and who has the best sensor.
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  15. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    I agree. I see far less hits on an image thread than any gear related thread.
  16. Pennington

    Pennington Mu-43 Regular

    I suggest we do away with the term "togs" as slang for "photographers." I hate seeing people use it - drives me mad.
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  17. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    I've got no axe to grind, but I always chuckle at the common "I want more DOF" when what they actually mean is less DOF.

    I do rankle, though, at "I want more bokeh" though I like the term bokeh, when used properly.
  18. Firedogg

    Firedogg Have cash, will spend

    Can we please introduce the ban on acronyms ASAP :biggrin:
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  19. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    +1 - +1 - +1 I try very hard to view and comment on the image threads. If folks take time to post the least we can do is acknowledge their contribution. Even a short comment lets folks know that you took time to look at their photo. The lack of attention paid to image posts bothers me far more than acronyms or buzz words. :cool: 
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  20. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Haha, often I do, really, want more depth of field. Why is everybody these days obsessed with getting at least half their picture out of focus? :biggrin:
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