D610 to be announced within 48 hours (as of 10/5)

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Simon Garrett Veteran Member • Posts: 4,915
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Fogsville wrote:

And what's up with the macho language like "shoot" and "glass." "I shoot a D700" ??

I think people in all walks of life resort to jargon, even when the jargon adds no meaning and just confuses outsiders.  It's a group bonding thing.  It identifies you with the group when you use the language.

I try to avoid jargon unless the term has a specific meaning not provided by every-day language.  For example "stops", meaning steps of 2x or 0.5x in exposure is useful as it has a distinct meaning.  But I don't normally use "glass" for lens, and I tend to avoid tired, over-used terms like "tack sharp" (is there no other way of describing a sharp image?)

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