Are primes brighter and sharper than wide open zooms

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Siddhartha Jain, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. Siddhartha Jain

    Jeremy Nixon Guest

    googly, n. Cricket. A ball which breaks from the off, though bowled with
    apparent leg-break action.
    b. attrib. or as adj., esp. in googly bowler, bowling.
     
    Jeremy Nixon, Oct 5, 2005
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  2. Siddhartha Jain

    no_name Guest

    Oh yeah, that explains everything!

    So, apparently, it's a googly if it breaks a leg.
     
    no_name, Oct 6, 2005
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  3. Siddhartha Jain

    Jan Böhme Guest

    Not if it breaks _a_ leg. You see, in this particular instance, "leg"
    is an adjective, and a synonym to "on".

    I'm sure this made it a lot clearer.

    Jan Böhme
     
    Jan Böhme, Oct 6, 2005
  4. Siddhartha Jain

    Jan Böhme Guest

    If the need for the original meaning no longer is there, and it
    replaces a longer term (and "fix-focus" and its likes certainly are
    longer than "prime") it could be considered as an adaptation.

    But I agree that it is a bit doubtful. It might be better to think of
    "prime" in the sense of "fix-focus" as neutral drift that, at one point
    in time, was enabled because there no longer was enough negative
    selection against it.

    Jan Böhme
     
    Jan Böhme, Oct 6, 2005
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