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08-18-2009, 11:57 AM   #31
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Here's how I spell it: ℓ

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Page 3 of the Pentax 645-A lens manual:

'If you are standing the lens on a flat surface, put the lens front down.'

http://www.pentax-manuals.com/manuals/medformat/a%20lenses_s.pdf
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QuoteOriginally posted by ManixZero Quote
Here in the UK we use the COMPLETE SYSTEM of measurements.

I buy a pint of beer and a litre of vodka. My filter is 77mm in diameter and I drive 10 miles to work. I weight 11 1/2 stone but buy 250grams of butter. All of the rules are unwritten and nobody gets confused!

PS the correct spelling is litre - itís a French word and thatís how they spell things - a bit like centre both Latin derived.

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you also forgot to mention you purchase gasoline by the liter but drive at 70 mph, and then you have totally forgotten furlongs, fortnights, rods and chains.
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QuoteOriginally posted by feverbeaver Quote
Page 3 of the Pentax 645-A lens manual:

'If you are standing the lens on a flat surface, put the lens front down.'

http://www.pentax-manuals.com/manuals/medformat/a%20lenses_s.pdf
I wonder if that is because those lenses are humongous.

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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
In the U.S. either spelling is acceptable, though liter is preferred.

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I'll let you fellows discuss whether my Guinness is in a pint, liter or litre while I drink it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
you also forgot to mention you purchase gasoline by the liter but drive at 70 mph, and then you have totally forgotten furlongs, fortnights, rods and chains.
Litres and metres here, we don't use gasoline, we use petroleum! If you're filling up with gas it's literally gas, either CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) or LPG (Liquified Petroleum Gas).
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Litres and metres here, we don't use gasoline, we use petroleum! If you're filling up with gas it's literally gas, either CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) or LPG (Liquified Petroleum Gas).
If you are filling up with petroleum, how do you distinguish between gasoline and diesel? Or WD40 for that matter.
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If you are filling up with petroleum, how do you distinguish between gasoline and diesel? Or WD40 for that matter.
Don't forget petroleum jelly

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Don't forget petroleum jelly
I figured an Aussie would bring that one up!
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If you are filling up with petroleum, how do you distinguish between gasoline and diesel? Or WD40 for that matter.
We don't - because we don't have gasoline!!!
We prefer CRC to WD40 too

But if we did I'd just read what it says on the pump!
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If you are filling up with petroleum, how do you distinguish between gasoline and diesel? Or WD40 for that matter.
In Australia we call it petrol vs diesel vs LNG/LPG.
Within petrol it's either Unleaded (87% octane) or Premium (95% or 98%)

Anyway ... very amusing discussions alongside storing lenses.
The clever quips here made me laugh so hard
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