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Re: Aperture pronunciation - "F one point four" or "F one four" ?
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2012, 01:25:41 PM »
Either way is fine.  I think I tend to say "f one point two" with the faster glass but with f/2.8 lenses I tend to just say "f two eight." 
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Re: Aperture pronunciation - "F one point four" or "F one four" ?
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2012, 01:25:41 PM »

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Re: Aperture pronunciation - "F one point four" or "F one four" ?
« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2012, 01:26:47 PM »
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".

I think whoever you said that around was just an idiot, I've never heard of anyone taking the "1:" into consideration.
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Re: Aperture pronunciation - "F one point four" or "F one four" ?
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2012, 04:04:11 PM »
F one 'O'.

Is that F10 or F1.0 on the magical 50mm F1.0? I always use the 'dot' for any decimal F stop, all others tend to get abbreviated such as F8, etc...

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Re: Aperture pronunciation - "F one point four" or "F one four" ?
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2012, 04:27:35 PM »

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Re: Aperture pronunciation - "F one point four" or "F one four" ?
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2012, 05:28:29 PM »
I use the point.   If you say F-4 you might get some Phantom readings
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Re: Aperture pronunciation - "F one point four" or "F one four" ?
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2012, 06:15:33 PM »
I use the point.   If you say F-4 you might get some Phantom readings

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Re: Aperture pronunciation - "F one point four" or "F one four" ?
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2012, 09:36:04 PM »
What an esoteric community - It would take me a while to work out what a thirty five point four is.  Being a bit simple, and liking things easy, I'll vote for the "point" too.  But I think most people wouldn't have a problem either way.  F/14 would be "F fourteen" anyway, not "F one four".

Just learnt that US Air Force photographic reconnaissance aircraft from 1930 to1948 were designated the F1 to the F15.  Very appropriate.
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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 #22 on: July 23, 2012, 10:21:10 PM »
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Re: Aperture pronunciation - "F one point four" or "F one four" ?
« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2012, 10:48:33 PM »

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Re: Aperture pronunciation - "F one point four" or "F one four" ?
« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2012, 11:07:01 PM »
Funny that you mention it, since the aperture should really be F over one point four - as in F:1.4 (F/1.4) or F 1:1.4

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Re: Aperture pronunciation - "F one point four" or "F one four" ?
« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2012, 04:30:00 AM »
I Keep it simple; f1.2 is 'f one point two'  :)
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Re: Aperture pronunciation - "F one point four" or "F one four" ?
« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2012, 06:36:21 AM »
I'm saying it like this: (on the 35 1.4) "35 one four". I don't say the "F" or the "point". To me, it's a suggested "F" and "point". There is also no confusion whether it's f1.4 or f14, simply because i would say "fourteen". That is if there actually were a f14 lens in my bag, which clearly isn't. If it regards not to the lens but to the actual (used) f-stop i might say the "f" sometimes.
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Re: Aperture pronunciation - "F one point four" or "F one four" ?
« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2012, 06:55:26 AM »
I always use "point" never "dot"

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Re: Aperture pronunciation - "F one point four" or "F one four" ?
« Reply #28 on: July 24, 2012, 06:57:15 AM »
When I'm talking to my photog buddies, I don't even say 'f'.. So 1 point 2, 2 point 8 etc.

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Re: Aperture pronunciation - "F one point four" or "F one four" ?
« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2012, 07:21:27 AM »
Given these numbers are the result of some mathematic formula they should technically be pronounced in a manner in which the decimal point is stressed eg. F one point four, or as I have heard 'f one decimal four'

The imperial variant of f one and two fifths would be misleading as well  ;)

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Re: Aperture pronunciation - "F one point four" or "F one four" ?
« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2012, 07:21:27 AM »