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English translation: control ring

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German term or phrase:Einstellrad
English translation:control ring
Entered by: Evert DELOOF-SYS
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07:48 Dec 30, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Einstellrad
An der Oberseite findet man den Auslöser, Knöpfe für Makro, sowie Hauptschalter und zentrales Einstellrad.
Gillian Searl
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:58
control ring
Explanation:
Richter, Optik, Foto, Video lists control ring and selector ring for Einstellring,
also
Einstellring für die Blende - aperture ring
~ für die Belichtungszeit - shutter speed ring
~ für die Schärfe - focusing ring

The following sites might also be of use to you:
The aperture control, a ring around the lens, was just like all other camera systems I had used for years, so it was instantly familiar. www.bugbob.com/photo-tips/chose-canon.html

Like an SLR camera, the cine-camera too has an aperture control ring and a focusing ring. ...
www.navneet.com/much_to_know/howitworks/18april2000/howitwo...

and
www.ikelite.com/web_pages/control_parts.html
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Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 10:58
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Summary of answers provided
nacentral/main function/mode dial/wheel/knobDan McCrosky
nacontrol wheel, selector wheel, mode selector wheel
Tom Funke
nacontrol ringUlrike Lieder


  

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1 hr
control ring


Explanation:
Richter, Optik, Foto, Video lists control ring and selector ring for Einstellring,
also
Einstellring für die Blende - aperture ring
~ für die Belichtungszeit - shutter speed ring
~ für die Schärfe - focusing ring

The following sites might also be of use to you:
The aperture control, a ring around the lens, was just like all other camera systems I had used for years, so it was instantly familiar. www.bugbob.com/photo-tips/chose-canon.html

Like an SLR camera, the cine-camera too has an aperture control ring and a focusing ring. ...
www.navneet.com/much_to_know/howitworks/18april2000/howitwo...

and
www.ikelite.com/web_pages/control_parts.html

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 10:58
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 3525
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3 hrs
control wheel, selector wheel, mode selector wheel


Explanation:

Many cameras have small control wheels to (a) select exposure modes (groups of settings) or (b) adjust individual exposure factors.

AltaVista (English) [+camera +"selector wheel"] 446 pages found, e.g.:
The "program" mode settings are stored separately, so you can (for instance) adjust the settings for indoor, non-flash shooting, perhaps including some exposure compensation, and then quickly switch back and forth between the default setting (which would use the flash) and the custom non-flash configuration with a flick of your thumb on the control wheel.
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/A5/A5A.HTM

Top deck layout is very much like a Nikon 35mm SLR with a front control
wheel which controls shutter speed and a rear one for apertures. A few
buttons, and that's it to learn
http://digistar.com/rollei/1999-10/0512.html

Note that the optical viewfinder has a diopter adjustment control wheel.
http://www.steves-digicams.com/2100dg.html


AltaVista (English) [+camera +"selector wheel"] 48 pages found, e.g.:
In the review mode, by turning the 'selector wheel' below the shutter button, all the image capture data is displayed (shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and other adjustments). Great for " Gee this is a great picture... how did I do it?"
http://www.lonestardigital.com/coolpix950.htm
Back to the more mundane exposure-control functions, the D770 also give you exposure compensation (EV) control in all modes except Manual. This setting is adjustable from -2 to + 2 in 0.25 EV increments and is controlled by the EV button on top of the camera, in conjunction with the thumb-actuated selector wheel
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/D770/D770A.HTM



    see above
Tom Funke
Local time: 13:58
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 2419
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1 day 2 hrs
central/main function/mode dial/wheel/knob


Explanation:
A central/main "setting/adjusting/mode/selection/selector/function" "knob/wheel/dial" could be either flat on the surface of the top of the camera like this:

http://www.photo.net/photo/hexar.html

"The knurled aperture wheel around the shutter release is large, easy to read, easy to turn with your forefinger (but not so easy that you'll do it accidentally), and has half-stop indents that make it easy to adjust without removing the camera from eye level."

or this:

http://db.photo.net/com/philg/photo/nikon/nikon-reviews.html

"Something like a thumb wheel offers more direct control"

or this:

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/P70/P70A.HTM

"Control overview : 5-position function wheel - Major camera modes are set via a side-mounted "function wheel." Available modes include: Off, normal (auto) shooting, "Programmed" shooting (manual adjustments), Playback, and PC-connect modes."

or the axis could be inside the body and only the rim of the wheel might protrude, like this :

http://www.monitor.ca/monitor/issues/vol6iss1/feature3.html

"…EasyPilot button (very similar in many respects to the 'scroll' wheel on the Microsoft Intellimouse). You press in on the wheel (like clicking a mouse) to pop up on-screen controls and then rotate the wheel up or down to select from menu headings or list items. Click the wheel again to 'enter', or activate, your selections."

Some combination like this might work:

"central/main function/mode dial/wheel/knob"

HTH - Dan


Dan McCrosky
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