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A Glossary, Abbreviation and slang of Photographic Terms

An extensive digital dictionary wherein thousands of several common words used in Photography are illustrated and explained in a simple glossary of photographic terms.

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M

M in the lens name signifies that it is a macro lens.

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MA

Modified Achromatic.

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MC

Multi Coated. Demonstrates that hostile to intelligent, multi-layer coatings counteract or lessen reflection of light from the surface.

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MM

This stands for Micro Motor, which is the slightest progressed AF engine utilized as a part of Canon lenses AFD.

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Macintosh

Alludes to the Macintosh computers. Lenses with this peculiarity can focus close for taking pictures of little objects.

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mAh

(milliAmperehour). A measure used in the consumption of power of an electronic device.

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Macro

A focusing more on numerous cameras and lenses that permits close up pictures of objects to be brought with a scope of 20cm or less.

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Macro Lens

A lens that is intended to give ideal resolution at close subject separations.

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Machine Gunner

A picture taker who takes 10 shots when they just need to take one.

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Magnetic Coating

APS movies are covered with an imperceptible magnetic covering that doesn't influence picture quality however holds Information Exchange (IX) information which might be perused by cameras and processing machinery.

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Magic Hour

The hour before sunset, and after sunrise, when sun produces magical, golden light.

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Matrix Metering

To calculate the best overall exposure value most Digital camera have a matrix metering option that utilizes 256 areas of the frame.

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Manual Exposure

An exposure mode where you set the shutter speed and aperture using either a hand held or built in meter, or knowledge, to help you determine what values to set.

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Manual Focus

System for focusing the lens, utilizing either a rotating mechanical activity or a mechanized strategy, where you enter a distance on the Camera.

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Manual Override

A full override to a camera automatic exposure where you choose the aperture and shutter speed.

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Marquee

An oval, rectangle or freehand choice tool found in most picture altering projects that includes a specked lines around the area you choose.

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Marching Ant

The dotted lines that glint around areas that have been chosen with the marquee tool in Photoshop.

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Mask

A picture altering gadget used to cover a part of a digital picture that can then be left untouched while you apply a filter or effect to the straggling leftovers of the picture.

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Masking Frame

A flexible frame that is otherwise called an enlarging easel. It holds printing paper under enlarger during exposure.

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Mat

Cardboard rectangle with rectangle or oval window that you lay over a print to perfectly frame the picture.

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Matrix Array

These are grid of sensors on a CCD that can used to capture an image in a digital camera.

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Mat

Dull paper complete that gives a reasonable option to gleaming.

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Maximum Aperture

The widest aperture that can be selected on a camera.

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MD

Minolta manual focus lenses. They don't take a shot at the cutting edge Sony bodies.

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MEM

Making Everlasting Memories

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Multiple exposure

It is a camera mode that allows you to take two or more pictures on the same part of the film.

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Medium Format

These types of camera uses roll film to take pictures with 6cm width and this camera is quite expensive also.

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Megabyte

It is a unit on computer memory and is equivalent to 1024 Kilobytes

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Megapixel

Mega pixel is Used to describe a digital camera that has a CCD hat conveys more than one million pixels.

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Memory

It is the storage unit of the computer or camera.

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Memory Card

Memory is an extra memory other than the main memory to store extra picture.

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Memory Stick

Removable Memory Card

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Metamerism

The wonder that happens when items with distinctive unearthly power appropriations showcase colors that appear to match.

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MFPB

Mylar Flag Photo Booklet.

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Micro

Same thing as Macro, which is assigned for macro lenses for close-up work

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Micro USM

This self-adjust motor is littler and easier than USM utilized within most Canon lenses.

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Micro Dry Technology

Printing system created by Irish producer Alps that is like color sublimation as it uses a warmed component to circuit the strip ink to extraordinary paper for high resolution and more life.

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Microphotography

small photographs are produced from use in microfilm documents

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Mid Tone

Mid tone is a tone that appears between a scene's highlight and shadow areas.

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Minimum Aperture

The smallest aperture that can be selected.

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Mired

A measure of the color of light who’s qualities are found by taking one million and isolating it by the color temperature in Kelvin’s

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Mirror lens

This is in fact known as a catadioptric lens and has an unexpected development of mirrors and lens components.

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Mirror Lock

An additional peculiarity found on just a couple of cameras that is utilized to lock the viewing mirror in the up position while the shutter is fired.

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MILC

Mirror less interchangeable lens .

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ML

(Meniscus Protective Lens) A bended meniscus defensive glass component is introduced before the lens to minimize ghosting by diffusing light re-reflected from the picture sensor or film and the protective glass. Utilizing a meniscus defensive lens guarantees an clear picture with small ghosting.

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MLPS

Motorized Lens Protection System

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MNA

Master Negative Assembly

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MOC

Mugging On Camera

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Mode

it is function on camera c that might be chosen to OFFER a rage of features such as metering pattern, exposure setting or focus type.

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Modeling light

A light that is situated near an electronic flash so you can generally see the impact of the blaze before taking a photograph

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Modem Modulator /Demodulator

A little box that associate the computer to a telephone line so the client can get to the Internet or send and get faxes.

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Monopoly Flash

A studio flash unit.

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Monochrome

A general depiction of dark & white photography, yet can additionally depict a solitary color picture.

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Monorail Camera

An expansive organization camera that is based on rail. Its lens is mounted on a front board, the film is held in a back board and they're joined with bellows.

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MOP

Multiple Original Prints

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MOPC

Major Oak Photography Club.

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Morphing

Picture control software that union’s one picture into another picture.

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Motor Drive

A battery controlled instrument that winds on the film after each picture is taken.

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MPAF(Multi Point Autofocus)

Focusing system in some of the of the most recent self-adjust camera that takes estimations of the subject separation from different parts of the image area, instead of simply the focal point.

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MP - E

Macro Photo Electronic, MP-E implies high magnification optics

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MPE

MP-E implies high magnification optics

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MPO

Multiple File Format MPO, or Multiple File Format, is a camera image format, initially utilized on Fujifilm's Real 3d W1 Polaroid. A file contains two or more separate jpeg pictures.

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MTF Modulation Transfer Function

A measure of resolution for lenses and/or film.

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Multi Pattern Metering

A metering framework that uses a few sensors to take readings from different areas around the picture and ascertains a presentation focused around these values.

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Multimedia

A method for showing material that unites still pictures, feature, content and sound records. Multimedia presentations could be intuitive and be as fundamental or as progressive as you craving.

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Multiple Exposures

A mechanism where several pictures are exposed on one frame of film.

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Multiple Flashes

A flash system where you fire the flash a few times to build the introduction permitting a more diminutive gap to be chosen.

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Multipoint Autofocus

A camera focusing system that uses a few territories of the screen as focusing points.

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ND filter

Neutral density, A dismal ash filter that is utilized to equitably decrease the light arriving at the film.

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