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  1. vonDrehle

    vonDrehle TPF Noob!

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    I get all of my information about photography, lenses, ect... from the internet or books. My question is how do you say some things?

    For example if I were to say "I am looking into getting a EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM." How would I say EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM in words?

    70-200mm f-stop 2.8?

    Feel stupid asking but I don't know any other way to find out.

    Thanks.
     
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    Islair TPF Noob!

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    I just say 70-200 2.8

    or 50 1.8

    or 28-80 4 to 5.6 (this 5.6 I pronounce Five Six) So it sounds like "28 to 80, 4 to five six

    Hope this helps :thumbup:
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    That sounds good to me. I would probably say "70 to 200 f 2.8", although I'd write it out "70-200mm f/2.8".

    I don't think there is a single right way to say it as long as folks understand what you are saying.
     
  4. vonDrehle

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    Alright thanks for your help. I'm going to the Hickory Daily Record tommorow and wanted to know just in case. I didn't want to sound stupid if they did ask and name every acronym in the lens name. Though I doubt they will ask because I'm not meeting with a photographer.
     

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