One thing that confused me when learning photography is the use of the word 'Contrast' It seems to be used for everything... scenes, lenses, film, developers, paper.
It really confused me in the context of film. Slide film was described as being high contrast compared to negative film. So I would think that it would be good for photographing a high-contrast scene. But in fact slide film can only capture a narrow band of contrast compared to negative film. So the end result looks more contrasty (damn I used that word again).
Wouldnt it be easier if we could use different vocabulary for each context??