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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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S (Sport)

this product offering is for telephoto lenses including both zoom and fixed focal length and these are mainly used for sport and wildlife photography

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S

Shutter priority auto exposure.

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Saturation

The degree or percentage to which a color is undiluted by white light. On the off chance that a color is 100 percent soaked, it contains no white light. In the event that a shade has no immersion, it is a shade of grey.

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SAL

Sony Autofocus Lens, however maybe better saw as Sony Alpha Lens as lenses that accompany this abbreviations are planned particularly for the A-mount camera.

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SAM

Smooth Autofocus Motor is incorporated with some of Sony's lower-end lenses

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SSC

Super Spectral Coating. Initially found by Lord Rayleigh in 1886 and upgraded via Carl Zeiss later, lens coatings had a gigantic effect on future optics.

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Scanner

The device that converts that converts the images to digital form.

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SC

Stylish Camera

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SD

Secure Digital, A flash memory card used in digicams and MP3 players

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SDM

Super Direct-drive Motor.

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SEL

tags Sony auto focus lenses intended for their E-mount mirror less cam framework.

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Self timer

It is used to preset the time delay before the shutter fires automatically.

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Selfie

A self-portrait.

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Sepia

The mono toned impact seen in pictures from the first nineteenth and early twentieth Century cameras. This is currently a peculiarity regularly found as a unique picture impact on a few dig cams and/or editing software.

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Sharp

clear, crisp images providing lens are said to be sharp.

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Shutter

The physical device that opens and closes to let light from the scene strike the picture sensor. Dig cams use both electronic and mechanical shutters.

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Shutter bug

An American term for a photographic artist who consumes, drinks and sleeps photography.

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Shutter lag

The time between pressing the shutter and really catching the picture.

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Shutter Nutter

The British version of shutterbug. The British version of shutterbug.

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SIS

Single Image Stereogram

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Skylight Filter

This is a Ultra Violet retaining filter that aides defeat the wealth of blue in outside photographs.

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Slow Sync

A flash mode in a few digicams that opens the screen for a more drawn out than typical period and blazes the flash just before it closes

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SLC

Swarobright Lens Coating.

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SLD

Special Low Dispersion glass components are intended to minimize chromatic aberrations.

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SLR

Single Lens Reflex This implies the camera has a viewfinder that sees through the viewpoint (TTL) by method for a 45°-calculated reflect that flips up when the shade fires and permits the light to strike the picture sensor.

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SLT

Single-Lens Translucent (Sony brand). A variety of DSLR, however with altered semi-transparent mirror.

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SMC

Super Multi Coating.

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SMA

Simple Modified Achromat.

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SOOC

Straight out of camera. A picture that hasn't yet had any post transforming done to it.

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Soft

lens can be viewed as soft when it doesn't give sharp pictures.

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Soft Focus

It's normally used to depict a picture that isn't sharp however is submitted to a customer out of need.

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SP

It is abbreviated as Super Protect Coating.

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SPPS

Savy Photography Prop Shop

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Spot Metering

The cameras auto exposure framework is centered around a small area in the inside of the viewfinder to alter the general exposure esteem only for that region.

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Spray And Pray

Shooting a lot of pictures without much giving much care , and trusting that one will turn out.

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SSM

Supersonic Motor, Sony's form of a ring-sort ultrasonic motor utilized for amazingly quick and quiet AF operation.

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SVCD

(Super Video Compact Disk). A CD-ROM disc that contains excellent video and audio

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SVGA

(super VGA) this alludes to a picture determination size of 800 x 600 pixels.

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SDC System Developing Companies

Kodak and four other photograph industry pioneers who mutually created the Advanced Photo System models.

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Sensitivity

Articulation of the way of a photographic emulsion's reaction to light.

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SIC

Lenses with Super Integrated Coating have better color execution and are for the most part arrangement better with ghosting and flare.

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Side lighting

Light striking the subject from the side in respect to the position of the camera produces shadows and highlights to make demonstrating on the subject.

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Silent Wave Motor

Silent AF

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Silent Wave Motor

Silent auto focusing.

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SMC

Abbreviated as Super Multi Coating.

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STLB

STereoLithography, Binary.

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STM

Stepper Motor intended to minimize autofocus vibrations and noise during the time of video recording, this self-adjust engine has been continuously going into budget Canon lenses.

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Stop

It is a measure of exposure, and normally referred to as ‘EV’ (Exposure Value) in cameras.

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Stop Bat

Darkroom material. A acid rinse, typically a powerless result of acidic corrosive, utilized as a second step when creating high contrast film or paper. It stops advancement and makes the hypo keep going longer.

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STU

Shoot Through Umbrella

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SQF

Subjective Quality Factor. A lens rating system.

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Sv

Sensitivity Value

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SW

SW in the lens name means it is a super-wide angle lens format.

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SWM

Silent Wave Motor permits calm self-adjust with a fast exchanging in the middle of self-adjust and manual operation.

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Sync Delay

All electronic flash units oblige X sync, yet flashbulbs oblige a period postpone between terminating the glimmer and opening the camera screen.

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Sync Socket

Frequently called "PC terminal" or "PC Socket".Most more seasoned manual center SLR Polaroid bodies have this standard PC attachments which have a collar neckline encompassing the core electrical piece of the attachment.

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Sync Speed

Exposure time with a central plane screen is measured from the moment the first curtain is discharged, to start its traverse the casing, until the moment the second curtain is discharged, to start its traverse the frame.

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Signal to noise ratio

In advanced photography this is the measure of right picture data to undesirable electrical impedance

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SIIM

Single Inline Memory Module, It is type of chip used for computer.

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SPOOL

Save Printing on Line, When you attempt to print more than one photograph in progression any unprinted pictures are held in this line holding up to be printed.

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Spool Meter

A meter that takes measurements from a one degree angle.

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STF

Smooth Trans Focus.

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Stacking

By utilizing stacking one consolidates various pictures in a software program.

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Still Video

A camera made by any semblance of Canon and Sony that recorded electronic pictures onto an inner floppy disk. A camera made by any semblance of Canon and Sony that recorded electronic pictures onto an inner floppy disk.

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Stock Photography

Photos taken and submitted to a picture library. The library then offers the generation rights and takes a rate of the charges.

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Strobe

An amazingly quick reusing light or flash utilized for experimental and imaginative photography.

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Super Uniform Fine Grain

It is created by Fujifilm for their Nexia APS movies. The figured grain structure is around one-a large portion of the extent of customary movies and guarantees predictable shape for particularly smooth, fine-grained prints.

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ASWM (Silent Wave Motor)

F-S NIKKOR lenses gimmick Nikon's SWM which changes over "voyaging waves" into rotational energy to focus the optics. This empowers fast self-adjusting that is amazingly exact and super calm.

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Swivel Head

A typical feature of electronic flashguns that have a head that pivots through 180 degrees so the light could be skipped off a divider to mollify and spread the light.

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Sync lead

A link that used to unite a flashgun to a Polaroid and trigger it as the Polaroid’s shade shoot.

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