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Poor English


keithh Plus
11 23.9k 33 Wallis And Futuna
13 Feb 2013 12:10PM
So do I: and don't even mention my use of the Cambridge Colon.

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Meheecho 2 275 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 12:18PM
I never mention my colon in public eitherGrinGrinGrin
keithh Plus
11 23.9k 33 Wallis And Futuna
13 Feb 2013 12:22PM
Since my Op; I have a semi-colon.
13 Feb 2013 11:53PM
Glad you didn't come to a full stop!
Meheecho 2 275 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 7:41AM
Writers block???GrinGrin
NEWDIGIT 4 401 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 2:05PM
Crikey what have I started?
I dont expect all entries to be grammatically accurate, but some are plain awful such as this recent one

Hi all I have read mix review about Nikon 16-35 VR and 17-35 F2.8, both are good and bad, however I searched many reviews said that 17-35 F2.8 is better over then 16-35 because 16-35 VR, At 16mm setting show a considerable amount of barrel distortion then 17-35 at 17mm and 16-35 VR at 35mm is not sharp as 17-35 at 35mm. As it look like that 16-35 is best between 20mm to 24mm range and have VR for hand-held use which is useful but not for landscape work with VR on!!. With lee or Hitech filters perferable use with tripod work not hand held. So which one is best ? I think lens with VR is best use like 24-85mm or longer telephoto to able use hand held most of time. I know one of nikon 24-85mm F3.5/4 VR, when mount on tripod, VR switch off automatic!!!! I think VR is not necessary on wide angle lenses. I read review that if switch VR on when mount on tripod, VR thinks the lens is moving and it will cause burr on image!!!! Must turn VR off when lens mount on tripod always!!!!

Sorry David but this was the one that jumped out at me
lemmy 8 2.2k United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 2:13PM

Quote:Sorry David but this was the one that jumped out at me


I don't know whose it was but I'm pretty sure from the way it reads that it's from someone who has English as a second language.
Meheecho 2 275 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 2:32PM
Ian --you really should try to get out more often! I joined EPZ because it is, primarily, a site for photographers of all levels and abilities. My main reason for joining was to seek advice and opinions and to improve my techniques. So far, this has been achieved thanks to a lot of like-minded and helpful people. It has also provided a venue for light hearted banter on some of the forums which I have also enjoyed.
If I had wanted a course on English grammar/spelling I would have gone to my local college or found an appropriate website providing that service
Regards
Steve
lemmy 8 2.2k United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 2:45PM

Quote:
Quote:If I had wanted a course on English grammar/spelling I would have gone to my local college or found an appropriate website providing that service


Or not read/ follow posts you don't enjoy/ approve of? As an example, I have no interest in what someone might charge for photographing a christening, for example, so what I do is not read that post.

A forum cannot be tailored to what any one individual wants. From the four pages of posts here, it is obvious that it addresses a subject that does interest some people.

Meheecho 2 275 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 3:20PM
Point taken , David, and, hopefully no offence taken by anyone
devlin 5 652 39 India
14 Feb 2013 6:20PM

Quote:Crikey what have I started?
I dont expect all entries to be grammatically accurate, but some are plain awful such as this recent one

Hi all I have read mix review about Nikon 16-35 VR and 17-35 F2.8, both are good and bad, however I searched many reviews said that 17-35 F2.8 is better over then 16-35 because 16-35 VR, At 16mm setting show a considerable amount of barrel distortion then 17-35 at 17mm and 16-35 VR at 35mm is not sharp as 17-35 at 35mm. As it look like that 16-35 is best between 20mm to 24mm range and have VR for hand-held use which is useful but not for landscape work with VR on!!. With lee or Hitech filters perferable use with tripod work not hand held. So which one is best ? I think lens with VR is best use like 24-85mm or longer telephoto to able use hand held most of time. I know one of nikon 24-85mm F3.5/4 VR, when mount on tripod, VR switch off automatic!!!! I think VR is not necessary on wide angle lenses. I read review that if switch VR on when mount on tripod, VR thinks the lens is moving and it will cause burr on image!!!! Must turn VR off when lens mount on tripod always!!!!

Sorry David but this was the one that jumped out at me



That does not sound like someone with English as a first language Smile...its a little difficult to follow but not impossible...rather if this is someone who doesnt know the language well i would say he's done a good job Wink

and no (before someone asks) its not my first language either.....Tongue
keithh Plus
11 23.9k 33 Wallis And Futuna
14 Feb 2013 8:00PM
Strange is it not that we pull people up for singling out photos in the forums but not for highlighting forum posts for criticism based upon their use of the English language.
ade_mcfade Plus
11 15.2k 216 England
14 Feb 2013 8:22PM
poor grammar is quick to decipher

long, verbose paragraphs, with no white space, are usually left unread

we all have an "enter" key

maybe use it

now and then?

Smile
Cephus Plus
10 2.2k England
14 Feb 2013 8:23PM

Quote:Strange is it not that we pull people up for singling out photos in the forums but not for highlighting forum posts for criticism based upon their use of the English language.


Yes and have you noticed that most it comes from a very few sad individuals who are so far up their own apertures that criticism is only way to hide their own inadequacies.
lemmy 8 2.2k United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 11:01PM

Quote:we all have an "enter" key maybe use it now and then?


That's judgemental, Paul. Just as criticism of pictures should be limited to 'wow, you are so talented', so should all posts, no matter how intelligible, be beyond comment.

Basically, if you can be bothered to use a spell check, don't bother. It's elitist. And I must make sure that when I contribute to French sites, I do not not bother to check and double check that I have done it as well as I can.

I'm as lazy as the next person but I have always regarded it as a vice. Apparently it's another 'whatever'.

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