In my mind, the STF lenses are specialised tools while a 135mm of any aperture is still a normal lens. The STF lenses are slow, because the apodisation element uses quite a bit of light. Then, the effect is strongly dependent on aperture and does not fit all subjects.Jerome... what do you mean by the "Thes STF lenses are in another category" ?
The family would put a religious statue in it, a saint or the Virgin Mary for example. Then it could be used for prayers and small offerings. People believed it would protect the house and family.Explain “the alter”! What is it meant for?
In the case of the word "altar" and its equivalent in other European languages, the origin comes from the latin word: "altare".Curiously now that you mention, the prefix "al" means "the" in Arabic. Many words in Portuguese and Spanish I think, have this prefix.
But then Christianity and Islam took the concept of only one God and went on to slaughter anyone else for the next 2,000 years in the name of this one kind just God! Go figure that out!Humanity did not wait for the invention of monotheism for mass slaughter, Asher. Fear not for the Jews, they were not the first ones to massacre their neighbours.
So it’s not unreasonable after all for apes to hope that some benevolent power would protect them: what else could they look to!Asher, primates have tried to killed their neighbours for a very long time. The main reason figures went up in recent time is because there are more of us to kill.