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01-10-2013, 01:29 PM   #1
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43mm FA Limited - Font Question

Hi, slightly odd post for my first, but hope that you can help

I am building a 3D (computer) model of the Pentax FA 43mm Limited Edition lens; for my portfolio

I havn't been able to work out which Font has been used for the numbers on the Aperture and Focus rings and the text on the Front
smc FA 43 mm F1.9 Limited - K-mount - PENTAX Photo

If anybody has any ideas I would appreciate it

Also if anybody knows of any internal diagrams showing the glass (no matter how basic), this would be very helpful

I have attached a test render

Thanks for your help

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01-10-2013, 02:50 PM   #2
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According to WhatTheFont app at myfonts.com any of the following:

Kubrickle Swash
from Discourse Type Kubrickle

HGB Grotesk Black
from URW++ HGB Grotesk

Suomi Ultra
from Ogentroost Collection Suomi

Sanuk OT Fat
from FontFont FF Sanuk

Sanuk Pro Fat
from FontFont FF Sanuk Pro

Mercearia Antique Stencil
from PintassilgoPrints Mercearia Antique

Meta Headline Cond Black
from FontFont FF Meta Headline

Meta Headline Cond OT Black
from FontFont FF Meta Headline

BoldBold
from Intellecta Design BoldBold

I used this image:
PENTAX - smc PENTAX FA 31mm F1.8 Limited
and copied its URL:
http://c758710.r10.cf2.rackcdn.com/img/products/36_1317328011_FA_31mm_large.jpg
into:
WhatTheFont!

give it a try...

The test render looks really good!
01-10-2013, 03:11 PM   #3
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It may by some version of DIN condensed. That's where I'd start.
01-10-2013, 04:41 PM   #4
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Good looking test render.

I don't have an eye for what's important to this type of project, just saying it looks nice from a layperson's view.

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Seven elements/six groups:

http://kmp.bdimitrov.de/lenses/primes/_optics/43f1.9.gif

Very primitive from dimitrov.
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QuoteOriginally posted by JezRick Quote
Also if anybody knows of any internal diagrams showing the glass (no matter how basic), this would be very helpful
The diagram from Jun Hirakawa's Shashin Kougyou (ISSN:0371-0106) 1/2000 article shows the glass in relation to the barrel:

? (image)

(Link to scan from @Voe's post on DePressing Review)
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QuoteOriginally posted by JezRick Quote
Also if anybody knows of any internal diagrams showing the glass (no matter how basic), this would be very helpful
See if this helps you...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_T0PSyY6qiDw/SlM_x5WkCCI/AAAAAAAAAX8/oBePka2BXqA/s1600/%E3%82%B9

Which software are you using? SW?
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Mike, "Great minds think alike," or "Fools seldom differ"?

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QuoteOriginally posted by lytrytyr Quote
Mike, "Great minds think alike," or "Fools seldom differ"?


Merely seconds apart! Made me look over my shoulder...
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Where do the golf balls fit in?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Quicksand Quote
Where do the golf balls fit in?
The subject plane.
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Welcome to the forums! Nice rendering. Is that Keyshot?

When it comes time to do the silver version, or to concentrate on the glass (for the product shots) give hdrlightstudio a shot. The trial will let you create low-res maps, which are fine for web-res.
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Thank you for all of your help and comments

JCollinU - good call, DIN condensed is a great place to start, adapting an existing font will save me a lot of time and effort

The lens sections will help with reproducing the 'lens reflections/flare' on the glass

kcmadr - I use Rhino3D; I come from an architectural background rather than product modeling background, I am looking to start doing some Virtual Product Photography

panoguy - I use Maxwell; which is very user friendly if you have a basic understanding of photography i.e. f stops, exposure etc. rather than 'abstract' render terminology
I have been thinking about looking at hdrlightstudio for a while now, I will now use this project as an excuse
Plus here are a couple of webinars you might be interested in
Novedge Webinar Series Episode 58: Studio Lighting Techniques Using Maxwell Render on Vimeo
Novedge Webinar Series Episode 59: Fast Perfect Lighting with HDR Light Studio 4 on Vimeo

Here is a new test render (the text is a little to prominent at the moment)
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Looks great so far. Can't wait to see the K-mount end!
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