Camera Terms and Acronyms for Dummies

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  1. charchri4

    charchri4 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Anyone keeping up the first post? Looks like lots of comments after it are not it in. I came here wondering what wide open means. I see the term used a lot but will just google it.


     
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    Dave442 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Don't google it, it just means the lens aperture is set to its largest opening size, i.e. the smallest f/stop value.
    This is easy to know with a fixed aperture lens, however most "kit" lenses are of the variable aperture zoom type so the available "wide open" aperture of that type of lens will depend on the focal length you are using at the time of the shot.
     
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    Quick and dirty -- get it done now, not perfectly. Olde Tyme newspaper talk, meaning the deadline is in 10 minutes and you have to have a photo print just good enough or better in ten minutes. Take an hour to make it perfect and you fail. And you are fired.
     
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    Very Helpful thanks for the help
     
  5. table1349

    table1349 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    One that might be good to add is

    Measurebator - Someone who gets so caught up in the technical specs of a camera to the point of endlessly repeating stats in online forum postings and arguing which camera is better solely on specs.
     
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    This is very helpful for newbie like me .. thanks for posting.
     
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    Thanks for this, some terms are not that self-explanatory :1247:
     
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