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12-22-2018, 09:28 PM   #14956
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
According to WIKIPEDIA, the term "boot" for what what is called the "trunk" of a car in the USA comes from a term used on horse-drawn carriages. Originally the "boot" of a carriage was where the driver sat, but later the driver was repositioned and the "boot" of the carriage was used for storage (primarily luggage) and that usage was carried over to automobiles.
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12-23-2018, 03:25 AM   #14957
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QuoteOriginally posted by aslyfox Quote
yeah I was aware that the boot of a car meant trunk for the Brits

but is that what they called the " trunk " area of a VW Bug ?
The front of the car in the UK (or at least it's cover)is called the bonnet,what you'd call the hood?We don't distinguish whether this area houses the engine or storage
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Pop the hood, shine the flashlight, and use the wrench equals open the bonnet, shine the torch, and use the spanner.
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Small error - the Aldis is 350mm f/4, not 35mm, and I think the EdnaLite lens is about 150mm f3 now I've tried focusing an image. I need to do this in daylight to get a precise measurement
If wet collodion becomes fashionable, you'd have a little treasure there!
The lack of diaphragm is not such a big problem cause wet plates have a very low sensitivity.
Fast large format lenses with adequate coverage are rare and very expensive, so some people resort to projection/magic lantern objectives to get the fastest lens they can afford (or one more to experiment with).

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QuoteOriginally posted by ivanvernon Quote
I've actually seen some of those British boot sales. It will look strange to the American eye, but there are actually lines of cars, all with their trunks (boots) open offering various items for sale.
Most places in the US sales out of trunks would be of stolen merchandise.......
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Most places in the US sales out of trunks would be of stolen merchandise.......
IOW, “It fell off the back of a truck.”
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back on track (I think):

a Sigma 20mm f1.8 EX DG is on the way... Merry Christmas to me....
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote

IOW, “It fell off the back of a truck.”
Christmas when I was young would not have been the same if I had not heard that precise phrase from my Teamster uncle!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Most places in the US sales out of trunks would be of stolen merchandise.......
......which many of us in the UK suspect is the case here too,that and fake goods
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My mom worked as a desk clerk at several hotels at NYC airports from the 1960's until the early 1980's.
"Hot" items were sometimes offered for quick sale at reduced prices from "The Mafia store".

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The windshield of my 2016 Nissan Frontier has acquired a nice meter long crack so guess that my first purchase in the new year will be some new glass!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just not the glass I expected.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gaweidert Quote
The windshield of my 2016 Nissan Frontier has acquired a nice meter long crack so guess that my first purchase in the new year will be some new glass!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just not the glass I expected.
Check with your insurance company, in many states windshield glass is 100% covered as an essential safety feature.
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Check with your insurance company, in many states windshield glass is 100% covered as an essential safety feature.
bingo - I've had several several windshields replaced by my insurance at no cost to me...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Check with your insurance company, in many states windshield glass is 100% covered as an essential safety feature.
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bingo - I've had several several windshields replaced by my insurance at no cost to me...
If one carries a full coverage policy it will.

None of my vehicles are new enough to justify the cost of the insurance policy. I carry a broad form liability policy that covers me, as a driver, in any vehicle I own, and those I don’t own such as if someone lets me take their car to the store or something, provided it is not for hire.

Anyway, my 2005 Legacy wagon needs a new windshield too. Since I am laid up a call to one of those outfits that comes to me is in order.
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back on track (I think):

a Sigma 20mm f1.8 EX DG is on the way... Merry Christmas to me....
Did it “fall off a truck”?

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