Like each lens manufacturer, Nikon lens naming follow its own convention to identify the different components and attributes inside their
Like each lens manufacturer, Nikon also use some "standard" abbreviations, letters and numbers, and before to buy a lens we need to know what those acronyms stand for to know the capabilities of a given lens.
An example with Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED : This lens is a 105 millimeters of focal length with the possibility to open at a max aperture of 2.8 (f/2.8) with Macro ability (Micro) an internal motor for non motorized camera body (AF-S) with electronic control of the aperture (G) and, this lens is also featured with an anti shaking system (VR), an internal focus system (IF) and a special glass to reduce the light dispersion (ED).
Below a list of acronym or abbreviations from Nikon / Nikkor lenses with their meaning, not listed: Deprecated Nikon lens abbreviation or acronym and nomenclature or naming convention no longer in use though.
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Nowadays our smartphones have more computer power than a 10 years old desktop computer. Technology is evolving fast and with it, the language acquiring new words like smartphone or selfie.
We are doing everything with our phone, from a GPS assistant to photograph or record a movie in full 1080p HD, even post processing those images, and i don't even speak about playing 3D games, read some news on internet and so on...
At the end, when we compare how we use our phone the most, in percentage, I can say safely that we barely use it to call someone, and this is why i call mine a photophone.
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