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Michael Erlewine

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MUSINGS: SHIFTING GEAR
« on: April 04, 2018, 12:05:33 pm »

I'm tired of this forum hijacking threads for trivia.
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Re: MUSINGS: SHIFTING GEAR
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2018, 12:26:29 pm »

I buy and use as little as I can possibly get away with, which in practice over a photographic lifetime has been very little.

Am I alone in despising the term gear?
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Re: MUSINGS: SHIFTING GEAR
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2018, 01:06:54 pm »

As this is a shifting gear thread I should add that if anything is found to be surplus to requirements it's sold on eBay.

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Re: MUSINGS: SHIFTING GEAR
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2018, 02:13:50 pm »

I buy and use as little as I can possibly get away with, which in practice over a photographic lifetime has been very little.

Am I alone in despising the term gear?


It's certainly not terribly appropriate, though I suppose even mainly solid state devices have gears of some kind, even if not to wind on digital films; just imagine if people had adopted the term tackle, instead.

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Re: MUSINGS: SHIFTING GEAR
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2018, 03:38:32 pm »

It always sounded to me like the french "truc" and "machin"...
I think it would be more contemp to say f....g (beeeep) gear instead, init?

Fred, this is a wholly inappropriate post. It contributes nothing. Don't do it again.

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Re: MUSINGS: SHIFTING GEAR
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2018, 04:55:04 pm »

Fred, this is a wholly inappropriate post. It contributes nothing. Don't do it again.

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Re: MUSINGS: SHIFTING GEAR
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2018, 06:10:22 pm »

Thanks, Fred.

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