Another pointless thread


Benz3ne

Link Posted 21/01/2021 - 11:24
Hardgravity wrote:
M50m 1:1.7 lenses were gold dust 10 years ago..

...now they're only worth a fraction of the cost back then.

Just saying.

Listening to local radio and it seems west, West Yokshire is having a bad day with the rivers rising fast.

One of my favourite lenses, especially when you consider the cost.
I picked mine up for... minus... something (ish)?. Came in a job-lot with 2x ME Supers, some other filmy bits and bobs and a Kiron 28mm f2 in PKA mount, all for 70. Traded in the ME Supers (and a couple of other lenses/accessories I picked up for small change) for a lens I was after that was on offer at around 280 at the time. Still have the M50/1.7 and Kiron, and the traded lens.

Hardgravity

Link Posted 23/01/2021 - 06:59
I've spent the last few days sorting cupboards out...

I didn't know just how much stuff I've aquired over the years!

Looks like a bit of time's going to be spent on Ebay selling.
Cheers, HG

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fatspider

Link Posted 26/01/2021 - 16:09
We sorted a cupboard out a few weeks ago, the only thing we found of interest was a can of Kidney Beans best before 2015
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Lubbyman

Link Posted 26/01/2021 - 18:36
Have you eaten the beans?

Steve

fatspider

Link Posted 26/01/2021 - 19:14
Lubbyman wrote:
Have you eaten the beans?

Steve

Nah! they went straight in the bin.
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pschlute

Link Posted 26/01/2021 - 20:21
Hardgravity wrote:
M50m 1:1.7 lenses were gold dust 10 years ago..

...now they're only worth a fraction of the cost back then.


I love the M 50mm 1.7, but dont ever remember them selling for more than around 50 pounds
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Hardgravity

Link Posted 27/01/2021 - 02:40
pschlute wrote:


I love the M 50mm 1.7, but dont ever remember them selling for more than around 50 pounds

Which was a lot of money 15 years back, when they're half that now...
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.

Lubbyman

Link Posted 27/01/2021 - 10:59
fatspider wrote:
Lubbyman wrote:
Have you eaten the beans?

Steve

Nah! they went straight in the bin.

But 2015 was only the 'best before' date. Put them with something with a lot of flavour and you'd not have known the difference... Possibly .

Now, if the can had started bulging, that would have been a definite 'no' .

Steve

jeallen01

Link Posted 27/01/2021 - 20:38
Lubbyman wrote:
fatspider wrote:
Quote:
Have you eaten the beans?

Steve

Nah! they went straight in the bin.

But 2015 was only the 'best before' date. Put them with something with a lot of flavour and you'd not have known the difference... Possibly .

Now, if the can had started bulging, that would have been a definite 'no' .

Steve

Couple of years ago, we were in the lounge when we heard a loud bang in the kitchen, and so I went out there, but could find "nothing wrong"

It was only some days later when I opened a cupboard and I saw that a can of Sainsburys' baked beans had exploded and sent "stuff" everywhere - after I cleaned the mess up as well as possible, I took the very smelly can back to the local Sainsburys branch.

The Info desk staff were "not impressed" and took the can, and my contact details, and gave me a 5 or so voucher to use against the next shop - some days later, "Sainsburys Central" then sent me an apology and another voucher but this time for 25!

So I got 30's worth of vouchers for a can of beans that cost me around 25p - but I have never been able to get rid of some of the tomato stains inside that cupboard

PS: that can was well in-date, but appeared to have had a pinhole which let the air in and that caused the "problem"
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Last Edited by jeallen01 on 27/01/2021 - 20:42

OldTaffy

Link Posted 28/01/2021 - 16:10
Some of our friends are horrified at our casual attitude to 'best before' dates. We have lots of tins and jars in our cellar. A random check reveals that a tin of smoked mussels is BB December 2017; A tin of Okras in tomato sauce is BB Sept 2010 (I think we will be cautious when we come to opening that one); a glass jar of Sainsbury's pimientos, BB Aug 1993, is still waiting to be used; an undated glass jar of Patak's Biryani paste looks ok, but the price label of 95 pence suggests that it 'has some age'. We did however throw out a grotty part-used jar of Hoi Sin Sauce that was dated 2001.
When we bought this old house in 1972 there were glass jars of preserved fruit in the cellar. They are still there, and just might get used sometime....
In spite of all these health hazards, we have survived long enough to have qualified for our first Pfizer jab last week!
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jeallen01

Link Posted 28/01/2021 - 16:23
@OldTaffy

My wife is very "BB" date-concious and rarely will eat anything that is past that (she has a number of underlying health issues and has to be very careful what she eats) but I'm a little more "cavalier" with many things, especially with vegetable-based products, eggs, fruit and so on that's been kept in the fridge and looks, feels and smells OK.

OTOH, I avoid any type of fish or shellfood (not that I eat much of the latter) that's past the BB date.

TBH, I've found the biggest issue to be the poor-to-awful (or total lack of!) taste of some stuff that is well past well past its BB date.

PS: getting our jabs on Saturday
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Last Edited by jeallen01 on 28/01/2021 - 16:27

Hardgravity

Link Posted 29/01/2021 - 10:24
Still waiting for the jab..

..and BB dates are just a estimate where I'm concerned, although once over 5 years OOD I am a little wary.

As for exploding things, it got too hot in the conservatory one day last summer and a random can of stout exploded!

A waste of beer and the cupboard still smells of it...
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.
Last Edited by Hardgravity on 29/01/2021 - 10:24

jeallen01

Link Posted 29/01/2021 - 11:44
HG

"Hot" conservatories can be a real problem, and manually opened/closed vents don't help a lot, as I learnt that from the one that was erected on my Mum's house.

Thus, when we later had one put up here, I had a large "almost industrial size" 9" Ventaxia reversible-direction fan, with a manually-adjustable thermostatic switch, installed. That automatically removes a lot of the heat build-up in Summer, but can also blow cooler/cleaner air in when needed - which would have been useful in your case if the "stouty" smell was getting a bit too much for "comfort"
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)

fatspider

Link Posted 29/01/2021 - 22:36
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As for exploding things, it got too hot in the conservatory one day last summer and a random can of stout exploded!

That's your own fault for not drinking it

We currently have 70-80 bottles of home brewed plonk in the garage, which fortunatlely doesn't get over warm even in the summer.
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bforbes

Link Posted 29/01/2021 - 23:37
fatspider wrote:
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We currently have 70-80 bottles of home brewed plonk in the garage, which fortunatlely doesn't get over warm even in the summer.

Alcoholic Spiders?
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We currently have 70-80 bottles of home brewed plonk in the garage, which fortunatlely doesn't get over warm even in the summer.

Alcoholic Spiders?


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