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How do you pronunce the aperture of a lens? E.g. if you were telling a friend that you're shooting with an f/1.4 lens, would you say: "F one point four", "F one four", or something else?

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Re: Aperture pronunciation - "F one point four" or "F one four" ?
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2012, 01:19:36 AM »
I always said the word "point".

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Re: Aperture pronunciation - "F one point four" or "F one four" ?
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2012, 03:08:48 AM »
I say "tomato"

You can use any jargon you wish, as long as you can be understood and act absolutely certain of it.

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Re: Aperture pronunciation - "F one point four" or "F one four" ?
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2012, 03:13:07 AM »
I say "tomato"

You can use any jargon you wish, as long as you can be understood and act absolutely certain of it.
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Re: Aperture pronunciation - "F one point four" or "F one four" ?
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2012, 04:21:18 AM »
...would you say: "F one point four", "F one four", or something else?

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Re: Aperture pronunciation - "F one point four" or "F one four" ?
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2012, 12:56:29 PM »
What yould you say for F14? F/16, F/22, etc.  You better put that point in there.

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Re: Aperture pronunciation - "F one point four" or "F one four" ?
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2012, 06:49:25 PM »
I'd say "F one point two, or go home" haha i wish. I use the "." when i say it
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Re: Aperture pronunciation - "F one point four" or "F one four" ?
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2012, 06:49:25 PM »

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Re: Aperture pronunciation - "F one point four" or "F one four" ?
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2012, 08:07:39 PM »
I just say F (ast).
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Re: Aperture pronunciation - "F one point four" or "F one four" ?
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2012, 08:14:20 AM »
OP should have posted a poll; dot, no dot, other.  ;D

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Re: Aperture pronunciation - "F one point four" or "F one four" ?
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2012, 08:44:20 AM »
I say "tomato"

You say tomato, I say tomato... 

Which reminds me of this clever take on the song 

courtesy of the Secret Policeman's Ball.,   

Seriously though, I use the point system.
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Re: Aperture pronunciation - "F one point four" or "F one four" ?
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2012, 08:51:58 AM »
There is no correct way of saying it but from my area, they use for example:

thirty five point four (35L f/1.4), eighty five point two (85L f/1.2) and so forth.

There are even funny words to describe the 70-200mm II L in the form of a rabbit too ^ ^

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Re: Aperture pronunciation - "F one point four" or "F one four" ?
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2012, 08:56:41 AM »
My word it’s a slow news day today

Damn all these years I’ve been saying ‘F one full stop four stops’ don’t you guys know nuthin  :o :o ;)

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Re: Aperture pronunciation - "F one point four" or "F one four" ?
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2012, 09:02:34 AM »
If you expect to be understood, you use the simplest language for any communication. When I talk to someone, who's not familiar with the differences, I say "the big hole allowing more light and narrower depth of field set when using this small lens". A colleague shooting with me will understand "one four". Me and my girlfriend call the "EF 50 1.4" as "the smallie", so it could be "the smallie open". My cat runs away when he sees "the smallie" on the camera, as the noises and movements of the lens make him scary, so I have not to say anything, to make him dissapear. BTW - guys - do your cats react some funny way to some lens-body combinations? :) My cat reacts this way only when sees the one four.
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Re: Aperture pronunciation - "F one point four" or "F one four" ?
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Re: Aperture pronunciation - "F one point four" or "F one four" ?
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2012, 10:23:41 AM »
I always say the "point", since when i said "f one four" once, I got a comment "that's kinda slow", as he understood "f1:4" instead "F1:1.4".
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Re: Aperture pronunciation - "F one point four" or "F one four" ?
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2012, 01:20:46 PM »
f7/5

7/5 =  1.4 :p


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Re: Aperture pronunciation - "F one point four" or "F one four" ?
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2012, 01:20:46 PM »