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    Really Dumb question

    Hey all,
    This is embarrassing but I have to know.
    What does EOS stand for?

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    Electro-Optical System (wikipedia)
    Last edited by rookie; 25-06-2012 at 8:21am. Reason: add
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    Thanks Rookie, Never thought to go to Wikipedia.

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    I thought it was just a brand name
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    Eos was also a greek goddess, the goddess of dawn. Canon also (apparently) chose EOS for its double meaning, that above, and the goddess. Being dawn, start of a new day (era), light from the dark, etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricktas View Post
    Canon also (apparently) chose EOS for its double meaning,
    But ended up with a triple meaning ---- Errors Often Surprise -----
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    End Of Story
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    Erroneous Optical System!!


    Awww c'mon .... it's prime for the picking
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    Ecstatic Or Stupefied

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurking83 View Post
    Erroneous Optical System!!


    Awww c'mon .... it's prime for the picking
    Don’t you mean Enormous Optical System.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurking83 View Post
    Erroneous Optical System
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    Extremely Overpriced Sh!#?
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    I think you have the "true" meaning there Benny
    But I wouldn't swap.......I lurve my
    I choose to capture my images with bodies
    I share my love using Canon & Sigma
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    Quote Originally Posted by kleinpark View Post
    I think you have the "true" meaning there Benny
    But I wouldn't swap.......I lurve my
    Me too!
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    And Arthur pick they did.
    One thing for sure is that I will never forget the meaning of EOS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff Port View Post
    If your car could travel at the speed of light, would your headlights work?
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    Yes but they would shine in your rear vision mirror.
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    If your car did travel at the speed of light I doubt you would care because your brain would be mushed into the side of the mountain 0.0000002 seconds after pressing the accelerator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warus View Post
    If your car did travel at the speed of light I doubt you would care because your brain would be mushed into the side of the mountain 0.0000002 seconds after pressing the accelerator.
    That actually would depend on how much acceleration you had to get you to the speed of light.
    If you were in a car travelling at the SOL, the light from your headlights would also be going at the speed of light relative to your speed.

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