Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Frequently Used Acronyms in Photography Singapore

BNP - Buy Now Price
MWTB - May Want To Buy
MWTS - May Want To Sell
MWTT - May Want To Trade
ONO - Or Nearest Offer
RP - Reserve Price
SB - Starting Bid
WTB - Want To Buy
WTR - Want To Rent
WTS - Want To Sell
WTT - Want To Trade

AD - Actual day photographer (wedding)
AFAIK - As far as I know
BBB – Buy Buy Buy
BG - Background
BRB - Be Right Back
BTW - By The Way
CAM - Camera
CBA - Camera Buying Addiction
CD - Compact disc
CF - Compact Flash (card)
CMI - cannot make it
Ctrl - Control
DCMI - die also cannot make it
DOA - Dead on Arrival, mostly associated with buying from overseas, upon delivery equipment or lens faulty.
ETA - Estimated Time of Arrival
FYI - For your information
HD - Hard Disk a.k.a HDD for Hard Disk Drive
HWZ - Hardwarezone
IMHO - In my humble opinion
IMO - In my opinion
IIRC - If I remember correctly
IOW - in other words
IRL - in real life
JK - Just Kidding
KIV - Keep in view
KNS - kena sai
KLKK - Walk here Walk there
LOL - laughing out loud
LBA - Lens Buying Addiction
m(_ _)m - i'm kowtowing to you/i beg u
MO - Mass order
MTL - Mai Tu Liao
MSS - Mai Siao Siao
MUA - Make Up Artist
NN TTL - Nope this is not the latest TTL flash technology ..its 'Neh Neh Tua Tua Liap'
NPNT - No photo no talk
OMG - Oh My God
OSM - Oversea model
OT - Off Topic
PA - Photographer's assistant
PITA - Pain in the Ass
PLBTAC - Problem lies bet table and chair
PLBV - Problem lies behind viewfinder (usually follows after RTFM...)
PSS - photographic society of singapore
RTFM - Read the F$%#ing Manual or Read the FREE Manual
ROFL - Rolling on the floor laughing
ROFLMAO - Rolling on The Floor Laughing My Ass Off
SD - Secure Digital (card)
SDHC - SD High Capacity
STFU - Shut The *uck Up
TBA - To Be Announced
TBC - TO be Confirmed
TCSS - Talk C*ck Sing Song
TFCD - Time For CD ... layman terms, we take images of get a CD
TIA – Thanks in advance
TS - Thread starter
TTYL - Talk To You Later
WLEBBQ - Wah lan eh BBQ
WTF - What The *uck
XMM - Xiao Mei Mei
XDD - Xiao Di Di
YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary

Camera Shops:
AP - Alan Photo
CP - Cathay Photo
MS - MS Colour, AMK
TCW - The Camera Workshop
John 3:16 - Nope....not the BIBLE but a shop in Funan Centre, 5th Floor
OP - Orient Photo @ Sim Lim Square

Camera Accessories Shop:
EG - EastGear
PPCP - Perfect Pixel Camera Parts

Photography-related terms:
AE - Auto Exposure
AEL - Auto Exposure Lock
AF - Auto Focus
APAD - A Photo A Day
AS - Anti-Shake (Konica Minolta term)
Av - Aperture Priority (Canon) (A for Nikon)
AWB - Auto White Balance
AWL - Advanced Wireless Lighting (Nikon term)
CA - Chromatic Abberrations
CCD - Charged Coupled Device (Sensor)
CLS - Creative Lighting System (Nikon term)
CMOS - Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (Sensor)
CPL - Circular Polarizer (Filter)
C. Fn. - Custom Function (Canon, not sure of other brands)
DO - Diffractive Optics (lens element) (Canon)
DOF - Depth of Field
DRO - Dynamic Range Optimizer (Sony term)
DSLR - Digital Single Lens Reflex (camera)
ED - Extra-low Dispersion glass (for sharper pictures)
EV - Exposure
FE - Fish-eye (lens)
FF - Full Frame (Camera)
FEL - Flash Exposure Lock (Canon)
HDR - High Dynamic Range
HSM - Hyper Sonic Motor (Sigma)
IF - Internal Focusing
IQ - Image Quality
IS - Image Stabilizer (Canon)
LF - Large Format
LR - Adobe LightRoom
LV - Live View
MF - Medium Format OR Manual Focus
ND - Neutral Density (Filters)
OIS - Optical Image Stabilizer (Panasonic term)
OOF - Out of Focus
OS - Optical Stabiliser (Sigma) OR Operating System (Computer term)
PP - Post Process
PS - Photoshop
PS CS - PhotoShop Creative Suite (this is usually joined)
RF - Rangefinder (camera)
SLR - Single Lens Reflex (camera)
SDM - Supersonic Drive Motor (Pentax term)
SSS - Super Steady Shot (Sony term)
SSWF - Supersonic Wave Filter (Olympus term)
SWD - Supersonic Wave Drive (Olympus term)
SWM - Silent Wave Motor (Nikon Term)
Sync - Synchro
TC = Tele-Converter
TFCD - Time For CD
TFP - Time For Prints
TTL – Through the lens (A mode for flash)
Tv - Shutter Priority (Canon) (S for Nikon)
UD - Ultra-low Dispersion (lens element) (Canon)
USM - Ultrasonic Motor (not Unsharp Mask, as originally posted)(Canon term)
UWA - Ultra Wide Angle
VR - Vibration Reduction (Nikon term)
WA - Wide Angle
WB - White Balance

File types / Images terms:
DNG - Adobe Digital Negative
GIF - Graphics Interchange Format
JPEG/JPG - Joint Photographic Experts Group
NEF - Nikon Electronic Format (Nikon's RAW format)
ORF - Olympus RAW format
PEF - Pentax RAW format
PNG - Portable Network Graphics
PSD - Photoshop file
TIFF - Tagged Image File Format

"Nicknames" or alternative names:
Bokeh - Blur background
PRATA - Reflector
Strobes - usually artificial light ....e.g. studio lights
Tupperware - Lightsphere
upz - To bring up your/someone's thread to the top of the page.

Special Terms(Nikonians' idols):
KRW - The Venerable Ken Rockwell
GF - Gary Fong (inventor of the LightSphere, The LightSphere II, The LightSphere Photojournalist II)
GFLS - Gary Fong LightSphere/II/PJII
RG - Rob Galbraith

SLS - Sim Lim Square
JBP - Jurong Bird Park
SBG (or BG) - Singapore Botanical Gardens
MOG - Mandai Orchid Garden
SB - Sungei Buloh
AH - Alexandra Hospital
CTC - Cha Tu Chak Market in Bangkok

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