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10-11-2018, 05:06 PM - 1 Like   #14146
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QuoteOriginally posted by MikeyBugs95 Quote
Kinda silly question, what is an SMU?

not a silly question at all - it's a silly subject all the way around...


a while back, when shooting shots of new lenses, I needed a quick way to note how large (or small) a lens is; it started with the tiny DA 40 Limited...

it was cute:



mainly because the DA 40 is so small... but the SMU adventure quickly progressed:





until I got to the FA* 300/4.5:




but every lens I have has been subjected to this....

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This year's Canadian version, bought yesterday at my door. By the way, this is a new world's record. The box is STILL unopened.
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This year's Canadian version, bought yesterday at my door. By the way, this is a new world's record. The box is STILL unopened.
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At our house they would be opened before the door even closed!
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Yesterday I picked up a good condition original square hood designed for the 28mm f/3.5 Takumar, but it should fit on any Pentax lens with a 49mm filter thread whose barrel extends a little beyond the focusing ring. I don't have the Takumar and my K 28/3.5 has a 52mm filter thread, but it should go nicely on the A 28/2.8 or either of my M series 35mm lenses.

It slots on then a ring is turned to lock on to the barrel. For €8 it was expensive for a hood but it looks cool.

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New hood

I just received in the mail from Japan a new square (well, rectangular) hood PH-SA 67mm for my lens Pentax 67 105mm f 2.4.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
Yesterday I picked up a good condition original square hood designed for the 28mm f/3.5 Takumar, but it should fit on any Pentax lens with a 49mm filter thread whose barrel extends a little beyond the focusing ring. I don't have the Takumar and my K 28/3.5 has a 52mm filter thread, but it should go nicely on the A 28/2.8 or either of my M series 35mm lenses.

It slots on then a ring is turned to lock on to the barrel. For 8 it was expensive for a hood but it looks cool.


The genuine Takumar hoods are quite expensive, so that was relatively cheap for them. Feel god about your buy.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MikeyBugs95 Quote
Kinda silly question, what is an SMU?
QuoteOriginally posted by Canada_Rockies Quote
Standard Measurement Unit
This is a running joke in Pentax Forums. The girl guide cookie was stacked up to show the size of a lens by (I think) Pepperberry Farm some years ago, and was adopted by the rest of us.
when Pepperberry Farm posted a photo of two lenses with cookies stacked up in the middle, some wise guy said he would take the items in the middle

the SMU was born

discussion followed regarding whether they were cookies or biscuits and others have posted AMU [ alternative measuring units ] as well

SMU have been Girl Scouts Thin Mints, or similar products ( I use a Wal Mart copy ) and discussion on how to stack them for larger items have been held

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After the pic you have to eat the cookies. So you can measure lba by waist size
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
After the pic you have to eat the cookies. So you can measure lba by waist size
QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
a while back, when shooting shots of new lenses, I needed a quick way to note how large (or small) a lens is; it started with the tiny DA 40 Limited...

it was cute:
Asking the real questions - do the cookies/biscuits get devoured after the shots, or are they themselves stored back until the next shooting (making them an actual instrument of measurement).
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QuoteOriginally posted by edom31 Quote
Asking the real questions - do the cookies/biscuits get devoured after the shots, or are they themselves stored back until the next shooting (making them an actual instrument of measurement).
I do believe that the most common treatment is devour after taking the picture. I find it difficult (as does one other above, I notice, where they don't make it past the door) to leave them uneaten for any space of time at all. There is one person on the list who freezes them and re-uses them. Weird.
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QuoteOriginally posted by edom31 Quote
Asking the real questions - do the cookies/biscuits get devoured after the shots, or are they themselves stored back until the next shooting (making them an actual instrument of measurement).
I store mine in the freezer

darn diet [ type II diabetic ]
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QuoteOriginally posted by edom31 Quote
Asking the real questions - do the cookies/biscuits get devoured after the shots, or are they themselves stored back until the next shooting (making them an actual instrument of measurement).
some get eaten, some go back into the fridge... these are not in the house solely as measuring devices...
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I have the Prakticar version and it is excellent.
Hope you get yours working.

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Unfortunately the cleaning revealed that there's fungus inside, so I listed it "as is" for spares on Thursday. Already past 11 with more than a week to go.

And I've just found someone selling a Tamron 70-300 in Nikon AF mount (allegedly) for 15 inc P&P and ordered it. Fingers crossed it'll turn out to be worthwhile.
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QuoteOriginally posted by aslyfox Quote
I store mine in the freezer

darn diet [ type II diabetic ]


Mrs Tim recently got that. Is managing it with diet so far. Soon to get a six month test after the test where she surprised the doctor with the results. Now, if she eats something outside what she should she very quickly feels symptoms she had suffered for years before but not recognised.


Since she cooks, my diet has changed to match, although less extreme. I get effects like sleeping better.


Since I am not qualified to give advice on such things I will not give details on an open forum.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tim60 Quote
Mrs Tim recently got that. Is managing it with diet so far. Soon to get a six month test after the test where she surprised the doctor with the results. Now, if she eats something outside what she should she very quickly feels symptoms she had suffered for years before but not recognised.


Since she cooks, my diet has changed to match, although less extreme. I get effects like sleeping better.


Since I am not qualified to give advice on such things I will not give details on an open forum.
good luck to her
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