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English translation: zoom toggle

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German term or phrase:Zoomwippe
English translation:zoom toggle
Entered by: Evert DELOOF-SYS
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07:50 Dec 30, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Zoomwippe
Eine zusätzliche Kontrollleiste flankiert noch den Objektivtubus an dessen linken Seite mit Zoomwippe,

Und obwohl es am Objektivtubus eine Zoomwippe gibt, kann man mit dem Navigationsschalter ebenfalls den Zoom betätigen.
Gillian Searl
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:59
zoom toggle
Explanation:
This is merely an educated guess, but I did find quite a few sites supporting my assumption:
A zoom toggle button is located on the side of the lens, but you can also control the zoom with the up and down arrows of the rocker toggle button on the rear panel.
www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/F4900/F49A.HTM

…you can zoom it up to full-screen by pulling the zoom toggle lever to the "T" position again. To return to the 3x3 grid display, just ...
www.clubphoto.com/news/ir_reviews/olympus/d400z.php

Wippe, acc. to Richter, Foto, Optik, Video, is "rocker switch".

See if any of this fits into your context. Hope it helps!

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Ulrike Lieder
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Summary of answers provided
nazoom switch / toggle (switch) / rocker (switch) / leverDan McCrosky
nazoom switch, zoom rocker switch (or sliding switch)
Tom Funke
nazoom toggleUlrike Lieder


  

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1 hr
zoom toggle


Explanation:
This is merely an educated guess, but I did find quite a few sites supporting my assumption:
A zoom toggle button is located on the side of the lens, but you can also control the zoom with the up and down arrows of the rocker toggle button on the rear panel.
www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/F4900/F49A.HTM

…you can zoom it up to full-screen by pulling the zoom toggle lever to the "T" position again. To return to the 3x3 grid display, just ...
www.clubphoto.com/news/ir_reviews/olympus/d400z.php

Wippe, acc. to Richter, Foto, Optik, Video, is "rocker switch".

See if any of this fits into your context. Hope it helps!



Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 09:59
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2 hrs
zoom switch, zoom rocker switch (or sliding switch)


Explanation:
Wippe can and often does stand for Wippenschalter: Rocker switch, rocker-type switch, toggle switch, tumbler switch. (Wyhlidal, Kraftfahrzeugtechnisches Wörterbuck, ISBN 3 923295 01 X.)
In some systems, the function can also also be a bidirectional sliding function (sliding switch).


    see above.
Tom Funke
Local time: 12:59
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8 hrs
zoom switch / toggle (switch) / rocker (switch) / lever


Explanation:
"Bedienelement am Griff von Zoomobjektiven für EB-Kameras zur Wahl des Bildausschnitts. Die Zoomwippe steuert über einen Elektromotor (Servomotor) das Objektiv und läßt eine Beeinflußung von Richtung und Geschwindigkeit der Zoomfahrt zu."
www.bet.de/lexikon/begriffe/Zoomwippe.htm

"Als weitere Besonderheit, zumindest bei Sony-Modellen, erscheint bei der PC 7 die gewöhnungsbedürftige "Zoomwippe". Wobei man hier eigentlich nicht von einer Zoomwippe sprechen kann. Anders als bei der TRV 7 und allen anderen Sony-Kameras, genügt lediglich der Zeigefinger der rechten Hand um eine Zoomfahrt durchzuführen. Ein seitlich an der Kamera angebrachter Schieberegler wird hierzu nach oben oder unten geschoben. Ruhige Zoomfahrten sind erst nach einer Eingewöhnungsphase möglich."
http://members.aol.com/mblohmann/pc7trv7bild.htm

Sony uses a "Schieberegler" " ("slider control" – Ernst – Wörterbuch der industriellen Technik) at the above site.

A "Wippe" is a "rocker switch" and a "toggle switch" is a "Kniehebel" according to Ernst. Either would do the job but the "rocker switch" would not protrude so far out from the camera body.

"Zoom toggle" gets 247 Google hits

"Zoom rocker" gets 142 Google hits

"Zoom switch" gets 272 Google hits

"Zoom lever" gets 844 Google hits

"Zoom toggle" gets 132 AltaVista hits

"Zoom rocker" gets 82 AltaVista hits

"Zoom switch" gets 152 AltaVista hits

"Zoom lever" gets 823 AltaVista hits

If you cannot see the thing, you might have to settle for "zoom switch" to be safe because most people have fairly clear mental pictures of the other possibilities.

HTH - Dan


Dan McCrosky
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