Yet Another Camera with an 'X' in its Name!

Started Jun 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
René Schuster
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Re: Yet Another Camera with an 'X' in its Name!
In reply to Jon Stern, Jul 2, 2012

Maybe it stands for "experimental", means they are not sure if it will actually work.

I think the very first time I have seen something with an X in its name was about 50 years ago, in a book about Chuck Yeager, the man who broke the sound barrier on October 14th, 1947, in the Bell X-1 .

"The X-1 was the first aircraft to exceed the speed of sound in controlled, level flight, and was the first of the so-called X-planes , an American series of experimental aircraft designated for testing of new technologies and usually kept highly secret."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_X-1

René

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