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It's LENS. Not LENSE!!!

 
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Nov 10, 2012 08:46 |  #166

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However I do not dislike it as much as this term. Synch. That makes me batty. To me it is "sync speed" not "synch speed". Synch to me describes something simple like "moving that piano over was a real synch". Not sure how synch is spelt when used in that term. My mind always pronounces the h like in "lunch" when reading synch. It must be is a correct term as it shows no spelling error. Still bugs me - a lot.

Sorry for going off topic. Did not think this deserved a thread of it's own.

"sync" or "synch" are both just attempts at abbreviation. The real word is "synchronization" So you can see where the 'h' comes from.

The other word you are looking for is "cinch". The literal meaning is pulling together cords or straps. The connotation is something that is simple or easy to do.


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Nov 10, 2012 09:10 |  #167

I know both sync and synch are abbreviations. Still bugs me. My mind just can't shut down the h :confused: Thanks for cinch spelling.


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Nov 10, 2012 09:11 |  #168

Much discussion on this forum has to do with the giving and taking of advice. When I read a post written by someone who cannot spell words in their field of purported expertise, I'm off to the next post.

It is not the writer who decides if spelling or grammar matters, it is the reader. If you want to be a convincing writer, proper spelling helps. If you do not care one way or the other, why write?


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Nov 10, 2012 09:17 |  #169

2ndviolinman wrote in post #15229544 (external link)
Much discussion on this forum has to do with the giving and taking of advice. When I read a post written by someone who cannot spell words in their field of purported expertise, I'm off to the next post.

It is not the writer who decides if spelling or grammar matters, it is the reader. If you want to be a convincing writer, proper spelling helps. If you do not care one way or the other, why write?

To be fair, the most common encounters of "lense' comes from newcomers. The typical appearance of the non-word usually looks like:

"I just got a new dSLR and I was thinking about adding a lense or two. What would be good to look at?"

One rarely sees experienced photographers using the term, mainly because they encounter a thread like this one sooner or later. And despite all the odd protests in this thread, few people persist in being wrong on spelling once they learn of their error. Few people like to appear ignorant.


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Nov 10, 2012 09:17 |  #170

breney wrote in post #15205723 (external link)
Just wanted to vent there :)

I thought I smelled something. ;)


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Nov 10, 2012 09:29 |  #171

Im guilty of this misspelling. Lens- lense. Dont sweat the small stuff. Life is too short to worry about what other people do.


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Nov 10, 2012 09:41 |  #172

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[PS: I'm an English teacher 'on-the-side' in Japan, so this matters to me, more than to most of you I expect.]

And how does one pronounce Nikon in Japan??
;) ;) ;)


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Nov 10, 2012 10:17 as a reply to  @ yogestee's post |  #173

English is a tough language to master but there are many "trained linguists" among us :rolleyes:




  
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Nov 10, 2012 11:37 |  #174

JimmyJam wrote in post #15229428 (external link)
Have to admit I'm a "lens" purist as well. When faced with people who claim that "lense" is "also correct", I ask for a PUBLISHED example in any formal magazine such as PopPhoto, Outdoor Photography, or the like, or any book by the revered folks such as Scott Kelby, Bryan Peterson, or the like. Never have I seen "lense" used in those situation. My position is that "lense" is on the same level as "ain't", "irregardless", and other bastardizations that are not just incorrect, but put the user in the bad light of ignorance. Mere usage does not condone illiteracy.

Could any of our British friends who might have a UK-edited/published version of a popular mag or book check to see if "lense" is used in them? I have some UK magazines, and don't see it in any of them.

If I wanted this thread to go on forever, I could write that the "Bard," William Shakespeare used ain't and that his English is modern english. But, I won't.




  
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Nov 10, 2012 11:42 |  #175

That's another word I get screwed up sometimes.... Bored and board....

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Nov 10, 2012 12:07 |  #176

auto-clicker wrote in post #15229747 (external link)
English is a tough language to master but there are many "trained linguists" among us :rolleyes:

I would hazard a guess that there are one or two cunning linguists as well.:)


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Nov 10, 2012 12:11 |  #177

DunnoWhen wrote in post #15230016 (external link)
I would hazard a guess that there are one or two cunning linguists as well.:)

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Nov 10, 2012 12:31 as a reply to  @ post 15205864 |  #178

OK, I wasn't going to bring this up, but since breny started this thread... why is lense pronounced len-z, but sense is pronounced cents? -rick


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Nov 10, 2012 13:07 |  #179

I think someone said once that English language was cobbled up by two drunken men armed with a German dictionary :)


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Nov 10, 2012 13:36 |  #180

alazgr8 wrote in post #15230080 (external link)
OK, I wasn't going to bring this up, but since breny started this thread... why is lense pronounced len-z

It's not. 'lens' and 'lenz' have subtly different pronounciations.

alazgr8 wrote in post #15230080 (external link)
but sense is pronounced cents

Again, it's not. When pronounced correctly the 't' is 'cents' should be audible.


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