MrSmith [quote]Max MrSmith - are you one of those people who could cause an argument in an empty house?
Think it's more an 'old photographer thing' - long before geeks or forums on the internet...
I like 'fixi' - even more annoying...
if the house has an internet connection then yes.
i know lots of 'old' photographers who definately never used the term.
as for a wind up it's more a curiosity so no guarantee of being thrown into an apoplectic rage .
also you disagreed with my question/statement it seems you are too easy to wind up "FFS"[/quote]
Curiosity here too: why in the middle of a useful discussion there is occasionally someone who for some very odd reason goes off on a tangent and starts accusing others of being 'obnoxious' merely for using a slang term be it 'glass' or 'fixie'.
And when one bites back they don't like it.
Seriously, if you have been into 'photography' for a while and never heard the term glass as a slang term then I'm puzzled but then pics of plug holes puzzle me too... but each to their own.
it just seems odd to say "i'm going to buy a new glass", "the new tilt and shift glass i brought for the canon is the dogs", " pass me the 70-200 glass", "that new image stabalised zoom glass from canon is the shizzle", " if the client want it changed i'm going to smash my glass over his head" . actually the last one would save me money :-)
Never heard any of these myself either - it's more of a generic 'Nikon's glass is better than Canon's' etc.
Rather than "I say Giles, pass me the Super Spectra Coated three aspheric elements Super UD 17-40 lump of old *glass *dear boy..."