PFMcFarland wrote:I think you do pretty good with the English, Alex, for a Spaniard living and working in Russia. I myself never studied another language, so your being able to converse in three of them is quite an accomplishment. Though most of us here learned English as our first language, there are subtle differences that occasionally get injected which may arise from local ways of pronouncing the words, or certain sayings. People from New Jersey have a hard time understanding someone from the Deep South, such as folks from Appalachia (the mountain area I live) would have issues trying to talk to those from Northern California.
What Larry was telling you is that 127 film is used to make 4cm x 4cm images, thus the cameras are called 4x4. It has nothing to do with the focal length of the lens. It's the same as 120 film is used in 645, 6x6, 6x7, 6x9, 6x12, and 6x17 cameras. 6cm x 4.5cm, 6cm x 6cm, 6cm x 7cm image size, and so on.
Here is another Kodak confusion moment: 127 film is larger than 126, but smaller than 120, and 135 is the same size as 126 and 828. With a system like that, it's no wonder we sometimes don't understand each other.
Thank you both for your compliments.
Now I understand why he said 40mm, I did know what 4x4 is but I would never myself name 6x6 as 60mm film. Now I will add this entrance to my LarryD-AlexEnglish dictionary
Thank you very much for the clarification. I appreciate it a lot.
As for the way of speaking and pronouncing the words, my opinion on this topic is influenced by the movies and tv shows I watch, so far I like the most southern accent due the intonation and the way of expressing (I just took a look of your map) of this triangle: North Dakota/Minnesota to Texas to South Carolina (but skipping Florida and great lakes regions XD). Of course Irish and Scottish I love how they talk, hard to get anything doh.
As for Spanish... Julio and Santiago are going to kill me but I would like to be Italian for how they understand life and how they live. I got used to be Basque-Spanish anyway and I'm happy.