Don't call 135 format "FF" ANY MORE!!!

Started May 25, 2012 | Discussions thread
Michael Kaufman
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Oh goodie, a language absolutist. Just what this forum needed.
In reply to dark goob, May 25, 2012

dark goob wrote:

Makinations wrote:

You make up your own language in your spare time? Speak it to your cats?

Common usage is BULL S& 9.

I speak English. Full Frame refers to a frame that is full. Which is exactly what you get with Four Thirds. The lens' projected frame fills the frame of the sensor perfectly.

The historical reasons for why 135 format came to be called "full frame" are only relevant if this were still the year 2004. Which it's not.

Does thou not knowest that thy language is changing forsooth? Does thou not understand that new editions of the dictionary come out pricsely because language is changing all the time. English doesn't mean what you think it means. English is what people use. That's why we don't all talk like Shakespeare.

You may have a particular bug about the phrase Full Frame, but you should understand that neither the English language nor common usage supports your position.

This being the internet, I don't expect this to change your mind, so feel free to continue using "Full Frame" incorrectly. You can be comfortable in the knowledge that only photographers will know you are making a mistake.

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