Popular Photography entry-level DSLR rankings

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Rich, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. Rich

    Jeff R Guest

    Au contraire! (Good English, oui?)

    As other posters have suggested, _JPGs_ could easily (capitalisation
    notwithstanding) be taken for a four letter acronym, yet the context
    instantly explains the usage of _JPG's_.

    Having said that, I personally prefer _JPGs_, but I am a cranky old fart -
    *and* I can see the validity of the opposing case.
     
    Jeff R, Feb 19, 2006
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    Brian Guest

    Geez,

    if the topic of this thread has headed to English grammar, then can
    everyone who says "then" instead of "than" please stop it :p

    Surely you are more educated than that.
     
    Brian, Feb 19, 2006
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    JPS Guest

    In message <43f7d573$0$19685$>,
    The big problem with public forums is that we read so many mispellings
    and grammatical errors, that even if you know the correct way when you
    first come here, you can start to lose it, after a while, from
    associating the broken writing with the understanding you have of the
    sentences. Before the advent of the internet, the only people who read
    much writing of the populace were teachers; the populace themselves read
    mostly edited and proof-read material, and generally only saw
    unconventional things in the dialogues of fictional characters, where it
    was generally exaggerated to the point that you knew it was "wrong".
    --
     
    JPS, Feb 19, 2006
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    Slack™ Guest

    Wooo, way too many commas in that first sentence. And lose the "that"
    after the first comma. :p

    I just happen to have my manual sitting in front of me. Pictures taken
    w/350d for DSLR compliance :)

    http://www.pbase.com/slack/image/56240400
    http://www.pbase.com/slack/image/56240401
    _____
    Slack
     
    Slack™, Feb 19, 2006
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    Prometheus Guest

    The 'i' does not stand for anything, it is part of the standard chemical
    abbreviation for nickel, remember that sodium is Na, potassium s K and
    tungsten is W, among many others where we use an abbreviation of the
    Greek name but do not use the Greek name in full.
     
    Prometheus, Feb 19, 2006
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    Skip M Guest

    The problem with using an apostrophe for a plural is that it looks like a
    possessive. JPEGs looks like there's more than one, JPEG's looks like they
    may have something, JPEGs' looks like more than one of them may have
    something... ;-)
     
    Skip M, Feb 19, 2006
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    JPS Guest

    In message <[email protected]>,
    --
     
    JPS, Feb 19, 2006
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    larrylook Guest

    larrylook, Feb 19, 2006
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Entropy. If you don't maintain standards then things devolve.

    In fact the 3rd definition (Webster's) for "devolve" is:

    << o degenerate through a gradual change or evolution "where order
    devolves into chaos" >>
     
    Alan Browne, Feb 19, 2006
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    Alan Browne Guest

    There is a huge difference between "more" educated and "better" educated.

    ;-)

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne, Feb 19, 2006
    #30
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Ni = Nickel
    M Metal
    H Hydride

    NiCd
    Cd = Cadmium

    etc.
     
    Alan Browne, Feb 19, 2006
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    Rich Guest

    I'm curious. Do you think the reviews are incompetent or
    intentionally written to mislead?
    -Rich
     
    Rich, Feb 19, 2006
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    Rich Guest

    Canon's offering is higher priced than the other cameras.
    That probably means Canon is pocket a much larger profit
    per camera than the other companies. No wonder KM bailed,
    Olympus is in financial hot water, Pentax is....probably going down
    and Nikon has just started to become financially viable.
    -Rich
     
    Rich, Feb 19, 2006
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    Jeremy Nixon Guest

    Both. But more the former.
     
    Jeremy Nixon, Feb 19, 2006
    #34
  15. I'm not sure I agree with that. Sometimes I think the more
    competent they are the *more* they write to mislead...
     
    Floyd Davidson, Feb 20, 2006
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  16. To me, using
    You are assuming - incorrectly, as far as I am concerned - that *not*
    using this way is the original and correct way, and that using them
    represents a change. I see no evidence that this is true historically.
    Juts because *you* didn't learn it that way growing up doesn't mean this
    is some some new-fangled thing that the folks at Oxford just made up out
    of the blue.

    And even if it were new, that doesn't prove it is worthless. I think
    the convention serves a useful function, and I fail to see how it robs
    anything of meaning whatsoever. Yes, it means the apostrophe has
    multiple uses. So what? It always has - possession and contraction.
    Similarly, periods have multiple meaning (abbreviations and end of
    sentences, as well as decimal points). I fail to see how using
    apostrophes in the manner recommended by OED "dilutes" anything.
    Not all acronyms are capital letters only. But more than that, it just
    also makes sense to me as a sort of visual separation. JPEG isn't a
    word, so I see no reason to assume that the usual "word" pluralization
    rules should apply to it. Same for numbers. To me, it simply looks
    awkward to try to turn a number into a word by adding an "s". An
    apostrophe solves this nicely.

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    Marc Sabatella, Feb 24, 2006
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  17. http://www.apostrophe.fsnet.co.uk/

    Yes, as I said, different style guides give different rules. This one
    is quite simply wrong when stating that apostrophes are never used for
    making plurals. Never by the author of the article, perhaps, but quite
    regularly by people who followed the OED style.

    ---------------
    Marc Sabatella


    Music, art, & educational materials
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    Marc Sabatella, Feb 24, 2006
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  18. Eveolution would
    And to many people, JPEG's and 1920's are both MUCH clearer than JPEGs
    and 1920. Neither could rationally be described as chaotic in the
    least.

    ---------------
    Marc Sabatella


    Music, art, & educational materials
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    Marc Sabatella, Feb 24, 2006
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  19. The problem with using an apostrophe for a plural is that it looks
    It looks like one only if you make the mistake of assuming apostrophes
    are only used for that purpose. Numbers and acronyms rarely own things,
    so context serves nicely to differentiate in most cases.

    ---------------
    Marc Sabatella


    Music, art, & educational materials
    Featuring "A Jazz Improvisation Primer"
    http://www.outsideshore.com/
     
    Marc Sabatella, Feb 24, 2006
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    Jeremy Nixon Guest

    I'll tell you what -- if people will just stop using "it's" as a possessive,
    I'll leave the "JPEG's" fight for another day.
     
    Jeremy Nixon, Feb 24, 2006
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