I'd just like to laud one company

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by RichA, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. RichA

    Eric Stevens Guest

    This is the one I was talking about. See

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiwi_(shoe_polish)
    "Kiwi is the brand name of a shoe polish, first launched and sold in
    Australia[1] in 1906 and as of 2005 sold in almost 180 countries.
    Previously owned by the Sara Lee Corporation since 1984, it was
    sold in 2011 to S. C. Johnson[1]. It is the dominant shoe polish in
    some countries, including the United Kingdom and the United
    States, ..."
     
    Eric Stevens, Jan 29, 2014
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  2. RichA

    Eric Stevens Guest

    Now that's a can of worms!

    There are at least 17,493,612 answers to that question depending on a
    lot of different things, not the leats of which are the composition of
    the aluminium (it almost certainly will be an alloy), it's previous
    heat treatment, it's previous mechanical treatment, how old it is and
    the environment it is in.
     
    Eric Stevens, Jan 29, 2014
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  3. RichA

    Robert Coe Guest

    : On 27/01/2014 12:59 p.m., RichA wrote:
    : > Kiwi fotos accessories and lens adapters. Much better than run-of-the-mill Chinese lens adapters but FAR cheaper than Novoflex and the like. They do a good job. I have some of their adapters and I just got a micro-focusing x-y rail from them and it's excellent for the price.
    : >
    : > http://kiwifotos.com
    : >
    : Thieving bastards stole our national bird.

    When I saw Rich's post a few days ago, I just assumed it was a NZ company. But
    their Web site certainly implies otherwise. I wonder if "Ki Wi" means anything
    in Chinese. ;^)

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Feb 1, 2014
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  4. RichA

    Robert Coe Guest

    On 2014-01-27 22:57:35 +0000, PeterN <> said:
    :
    : > On 1/27/2014 12:11 PM, Tony Cooper wrote:
    : >> On Mon, 27 Jan 2014 21:16:38 +1300, Eric Stevens
    : >>
    : >>>
    : >>>> On 27/01/2014 12:59 p.m., RichA wrote:
    : >>>>> Kiwi fotos accessories and lens adapters. Much better than
    : >>>>> run-of-the-mill Chinese lens adapters but FAR cheaper than Novoflex and
    : >>>>> the like. They do a good job. I have some of their adapters and I
    : >>>>> just got a micro-focusing x-y rail from them and it's excellent for the
    : >>>>> price.
    : >>>>>
    : >>>>> http://kiwifotos.com
    : >>>>>
    : >>>> Thieving bastards stole our national bird.
    : >>>
    : >>> The Australians got it years ago in the name of shoe polish. I think
    : >>> the French have got it now.
    : >>
    : >> The shop to which I take my camera for repair or cleaning is Kiwi
    : >> Camera Service. I've known the owner, Mike, for many years because he
    : >> was a friend of my son in high school, and he was at our house many
    : >> times.
    : >>
    : >> Mike has no connection whatsoever with New Zealand, and probably
    : >> couldn't point it out on a map of the world. He says he's never seen
    : >> a kiwi even at a zoo.
    : >>
    : >
    : > Not at a supermarket, either?
    :
    : That is a fruity question.

    Apparently they grow a lot of them in California now. This has been a good
    year, so my wife has been putting them in my lunch for the past month or so.

    The trick to eating kiwis is to just chomp them down without trying to peel
    off the furry rind. They taste just as good, and it saves a lot of work.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Feb 1, 2014
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  5. RichA

    Robert Coe Guest

    On 2014-01-27 13:09:08 +0000, "J. Clarke" <> said:
    :
    : > In article <lc52vm$t00$>,
    : > says...
    : >>
    : >> On 27/01/2014 12:59 p.m., RichA wrote:
    : >>> Kiwi fotos accessories and lens adapters. Much better than
    : >>> run-of-the-mill Chinese lens adapters but FAR cheaper than Novoflex and
    : >>> the like. They do a good job. I have some of their adapters and I
    : >>> just got a micro-focusing x-y rail from them and it's excellent for the
    : >>> price.
    : >>>
    : >>> http://kiwifotos.com
    : >>>
    : >> Thieving bastards stole our national bird.
    : >
    : > Further, they _are_ "run of the mill Chinese". The "about us" page says
    : > "Copyright 2012 JJC CHINA".
    :
    : So, pronounced, "Kai-Wai", not "Kee-Wee".

    I dunno. If I'm not mistaken (and I may well be), a syllable pronounced "wee"
    does occur in at least some dialects of Chinese.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Feb 1, 2014
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  6. RichA

    Robert Coe Guest

    : On Tuesday, January 28, 2014 12:50:40 PM UTC-5, PeterN wrote:
    : > On 1/26/2014 6:59 PM, RichA wrote:
    : >
    : > > Kiwi fotos accessories and lens adapters. Much better than run-of-the-mill Chinese lens adapters but FAR cheaper than Novoflex and the like. They do a good job. I have some of their adapters and I just got a micro-focusing x-y rail from them and it's excellent for the price.
    : >
    : > >
    : >
    : > > http://kiwifotos.com
    : >
    : > >
    : >
    : >
    : >
    : > Had a chance t look at the site. Horrible, in terms of ease of use. It
    : >
    : > obviously is not designed for consumers. (organized by part number; had
    : >
    : > to drill down to what the parts are for; no pricing; no shipping info;
    : >
    : > no strength specifications; etc.) Why would you even sho a link to this
    : >
    : > site. unless we were resellers, with an assigned salesperson, the site
    : >
    : > is useless. As for the product, from what I saw they are using anodized
    : >
    : > aluminum with steel screws. I have a concern about a galvanic reaction.
    : >
    : > It seems to me that the loosening and tightening of the screws would
    : >
    : > wear through the oxide coating.
    :
    : > PeterN
    :
    : Most cameras of any quality today are aluminum/magnesium and are put together with steel screws.

    Stainless steel (which is less reactive), one imagines.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Feb 1, 2014
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  7. RichA

    RichA Guest

    On Fri
    No, most are just steel coated with a black finish or chrome plated. I've torn a few apart. The reaction oxidizes the aluminum, but I don't know if s/s is worse than plain steel or vice-versa.
     
    RichA, Feb 1, 2014
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  8. RichA

    Me Guest

    An owl may say the same thing about eating mice (if owls could talk).
    I expect many humans may disagree, as they consider food
    texture/mouthfeel to be part of the overall culinary experience, but
    having spent time in America, I acknowledge that this expectation may
    not be shared.
     
    Me, Feb 1, 2014
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  9. RichA

    Me Guest

    If it's referring to endangered species, then it usually means money,
    potency (especially in the case of that bird - which has an unusually
    large pecker), and most probably both.
     
    Me, Feb 1, 2014
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  10. RichA

    PeterN Guest

    Not sure I would try it.
     
    PeterN, Feb 1, 2014
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  11. RichA

    PeterN Guest

    What does a large bill have to do with potency?

    Is a Tucan more potent than a hummingbird?
     
    PeterN, Feb 1, 2014
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  12. RichA

    Frank S Guest

    My granddaughter just returned from a month-long visit to New Zealand.
    She said there were Kiwis all over the place. Her friend Reuben caught
    this view that includes the elusive two-headed beach-bound Kiwi, among
    others.

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7349/12257170854_8e0b000368_o.jpg
     
    Frank S, Feb 1, 2014
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  13. RichA

    Robert Coe Guest

    : On 1/31/2014 9:18 PM, Robert Coe wrote:
    : > On Mon, 27 Jan 2014 15:18:13 -0800, Savageduck
    : > : On 2014-01-27 22:57:35 +0000, PeterN <> said:
    : > :
    : > : > On 1/27/2014 12:11 PM, Tony Cooper wrote:
    : > : >> On Mon, 27 Jan 2014 21:16:38 +1300, Eric Stevens
    : > : >>
    : > : >>>
    : > : >>>> On 27/01/2014 12:59 p.m., RichA wrote:
    : > : >>>>> Kiwi fotos accessories and lens adapters. Much better than
    : > : >>>>> run-of-the-mill Chinese lens adapters but FAR cheaper than Novoflex and
    : > : >>>>> the like. They do a good job. I have some of their adapters and I
    : > : >>>>> just got a micro-focusing x-y rail from them and it's excellent for the
    : > : >>>>> price.
    : > : >>>>>
    : > : >>>>> http://kiwifotos.com
    : > : >>>>>
    : > : >>>> Thieving bastards stole our national bird.
    : > : >>>
    : > : >>> The Australians got it years ago in the name of shoe polish. I think
    : > : >>> the French have got it now.
    : > : >>
    : > : >> The shop to which I take my camera for repair or cleaning is Kiwi
    : > : >> Camera Service. I've known the owner, Mike, for many years because he
    : > : >> was a friend of my son in high school, and he was at our house many
    : > : >> times.
    : > : >>
    : > : >> Mike has no connection whatsoever with New Zealand, and probably
    : > : >> couldn't point it out on a map of the world. He says he's never seen
    : > : >> a kiwi even at a zoo.
    : > : >>
    : > : >
    : > : > Not at a supermarket, either?
    : > :
    : > : That is a fruity question.
    : >
    : > Apparently they grow a lot of them in California now. This has been a good
    : > year, so my wife has been putting them in my lunch for the past month or so.
    : >
    : > The trick to eating kiwis is to just chomp them down without trying to peel
    : > off the furry rind. They taste just as good, and it saves a lot of work.
    : >
    : > Bob
    : >
    : Not sure I would try it.

    Occasionally a fragment of the skin will get caught between my teeth, but
    that's what those little brush-like toothpicks are for. Kiwi skin isn't
    particularly tough, sour, or bitter. Peeling it off is tedious, and you
    invariably cut away part of the fruit.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Feb 2, 2014
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  14. RichA

    Hactar Guest

    IME it's much like peach fuzz, but a bit coarser.
     
    Hactar, Feb 2, 2014
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  15. RichA

    PAS Guest

    Not elusive enough for your granddaughter! Very funny, thanks for posting
    it.
     
    PAS, Feb 4, 2014
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  16. RichA

    Robert Coe Guest

    : > On Sat, 01 Feb 2014 11:07:09 -0500, PeterN <>
    : > wrote:
    : > : On 1/31/2014 9:18 PM, Robert Coe wrote:
    : > : > On Mon, 27 Jan 2014 15:18:13 -0800, Savageduck
    : > : > : On 2014-01-27 22:57:35 +0000, PeterN <> said:
    : > : > : >
    : > : > : > Not at a supermarket, either?
    : > : > :
    : > : > : That is a fruity question.
    : > : >
    : > : > Apparently they grow a lot of them in California now. This has been a good
    : > : > year, so my wife has been putting them in my lunch for the past month or so.
    : > : >
    : > : > The trick to eating kiwis is to just chomp them down without trying to peel
    : > : > off the furry rind. They taste just as good, and it saves a lot of work.
    : > : >
    : > : Not sure I would try it.
    : >
    : > Occasionally a fragment of the skin will get caught between my teeth, but
    : > that's what those little brush-like toothpicks are for. Kiwi skin isn't
    : > particularly tough, sour, or bitter. Peeling it off is tedious, and you
    : > invariably cut away part of the fruit.
    :
    : IME it's much like peach fuzz, but a bit coarser.

    That's about right. Some people peel peaches, but I think that's crazy.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Feb 7, 2014
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