Ming Thein thinks "D800 is obsolete"...

Started Oct 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Two examples
In reply to Theodoros Fotometria, Nov 1, 2012

Theodoros Fotometria wrote:

....a photograph is a print by definition, and photography is the process of creating it! ...Are you sure you have attended an elementary school for language and the use of words....?


"Photo" means "light" and "graph" means "drawing" or "writing" (these are from ancient Greek roots). Thus "photography" is the process of writing or drawing with light. In a film SLR, this happens as the mirror lifts and allows photons to interact with the emulsion on the film. In a DSLR, this happens as the mirror lifts and allows photons to reach the sensor, the photons are counted and mapped, and the result is saved (written) as a RAW file. The RAW file is thus the photograph. The print is not the photograph; it is a print (third generation copy from a .tif or .jpg file) of the photograph. In common usage the print is called a photograph; but so is the image displayed on a monitor.

I attended university for language and the use of words.

And I must say that I am getting a bit sick of your unfriendly and rude responses to people, and your patent unwillingness to open your mind to any viewpoint that differs from your own.

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