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Sydney Christmas Get Together - December 10 2011

Postby gstark on Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:28 pm

Due to popular demand, we'll be having this on Saturday December 10, and at Henley Marine Drive, somewhere between Canada Bay and Drummoyne. I'll sus out an actual location in the next week or so.

Kick off from around 10:30 I guess. Good weather has already been ordered.

All welcome, including family and friends.
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together - December 10 2011

Postby Reschsmooth on Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:08 pm

In, I can be counted.
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together - December 10 2011

Postby Matt. K on Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:32 pm

Excellent!
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together - December 10 2011

Postby gstark on Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:23 pm

Let's all meet at Nield Park, just around from Rodd Point.

The main issue in this area is that none of the parks have much in the way of tables and chairs; I think, in driving from Leichhardt through to Drummoyne, there were about 6 basically suitable areas, with a total of around 6 tables in all.

So, does somebody have a portable table or two they can bring along? And portable chairs?
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together - December 10 2011

Postby Reschsmooth on Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:27 pm

gstark wrote:
So, does somebody have a portable table or two they can bring along? And portable chairs?


I have two chairs and a folding table. The variable is the space in my car (granted, it is actually a constant, but the relationship of it to the size of the table is an unknown).
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together - December 10 2011

Postby Mj on Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:36 pm

I can bring a table... not so sure about chairs... I think I had some go for a walk.
The weather being the weather it might be worth considering a plan B.
Round the corner (well kinda) is Kendall Bay and Breakfast Point where there is a pub and a couple of parks with gazebo type shelter.
That might be one option... sure to be a few others.
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together - December 10 2011

Postby Reschsmooth on Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:33 pm

So, what is the low and the down? Is this a photographic event; a luncheon gettogether whereby we each bring our own food/bring food to share/other? If we all bring food, I am happy to see if I can get a BBQ chicken cheaper than WOW's $9.88. :D
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together - December 10 2011

Postby gstark on Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:54 pm

Reschsmooth wrote:So, what is the low and the down? Is this a photographic event; a luncheon gettogether whereby we each bring our own food/bring food to share/other? If we all bring food, I am happy to see if I can get a BBQ chicken cheaper than WOW's $9.88. :D


Yes, and yes. All of the above.

I'll be making some fresh guacamole and salsa on Friday evening, and I also want to try and get a couple of new tyres for the truck before the weekend, so that I can deal with getting it through rego. The tyres might not happen till early Saturday morning though, hence it rates a mention here.

And the Woolies marketing is very misleading; they say that you'll save $0.12 on that purchase, but if it's the only item in your shopping basket, I can guarantee that you'll not be getting $0.12 change from your $10 note.
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together - December 10 2011

Postby Reschsmooth on Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:08 pm

gstark wrote:And the Woolies marketing is very misleading; they say that you'll save $0.12 on that purchase, but if it's the only item in your shopping basket, I can guarantee that you'll not be getting $0.12 change from your $10 note.


Wash your friggin mouth out - saying that a large oligopolistic company would dare mislead.

And, no, I won't be getting it from WOles. If I feel up to it, I may make something interesting to bring along as well.

Wife and issue are likely to come with.

NOTE: according to the BOM, cloudy, scattered showersr, isolated thunderstorms from midday, winds east to northeasterly averaging up to 25 km/h, EV between 11 and 13.
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together - December 10 2011

Postby Mj on Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:06 pm

Reschsmooth wrote:NOTE: according to the BOM, cloudy, scattered showersr, isolated thunderstorms from midday, winds east to northeasterly averaging up to 25 km/h, EV between 11 and 13.


What would BOM know... they would also have us believe this is Summer. :roll:
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together - December 10 2011

Postby sirhc55 on Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:56 pm

Of course it’s summer :wink: Summer is only a season and the weather does not determine the season - roll on 2012 when it will all cease to matter :biglaugh:
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together - December 10 2011

Postby ATJ on Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:45 am

How long do we think this will run?

As I mentioned in another thread we're nursing a sick dog and so if I go out I need to combine activities. I was hoping to go for a dive on Saturday morning (to test the D7000 in housing) and could drop in to the get together on my way home. I'm guessing I'd be passing between 1 and 3pm.
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together - December 10 2011

Postby gstark on Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:21 am

Andrew,

1 will be fine; 3 might be a bit late.
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together - December 10 2011

Postby stubbsy on Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:52 pm

I'll be there although maybe not spot on 10:30.

I'll also have copies of my Antarctica and Argentina photobooks if anyone is interested in having a look at the MyPublisher quality. If anyone is really interested the books are for sale as well at $125 each which is my cost price.
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together - December 10 2011

Postby Reschsmooth on Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:13 pm

My attendance tomorrow is now contingent on family members (including I) sufficiently recovering from a smorgasboard of illnesses.

Hope to make it as I have just taken delivery of 5 rolls of each of Velvia 50 & Tri-X (400) in 120 format for tomorrow.
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together - December 10 2011

Postby gstark on Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:03 pm

If you can be there, great. If not, take care, and keep healthy.

I'll have the V1, and my recently acquired Leica on hand.
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together - December 10 2011

Postby biggerry on Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:15 pm

I am out, but i will wave to ya's when I am on the ferry going past!

have a great day and take some pictures...
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together - December 10 2011

Postby colin_12 on Sat Dec 10, 2011 4:09 pm

I've unfortunately ended up missing out on this. I hope you all hads fun. :cheers:
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together - December 10 2011

Postby ATJ on Sat Dec 10, 2011 4:59 pm

It was good to get together with those that came. I had fun. Peter's books are amazing!
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together - December 10 2011

Postby stubbsy on Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:50 pm

It was good to catch up with some familiar (and less familiar) faces. Thanks to those who organised, provided tables, seating and food. :up:
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together - December 10 2011

Postby aim54x on Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:16 pm

It was unfortunate that I could not attend, but I hope you all had a great time!
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together - December 10 2011

Postby Mj on Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:50 pm

Always good to catch up however infrequent.

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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together - December 10 2011

Postby Reschsmooth on Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:15 pm

Likewise, a great day with some great people, the others.... :D
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together - December 10 2011

Postby ATJ on Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:55 pm

Reschsmooth wrote:Likewise, a great day with some great people, the others.... :D

Did you get the shutter working again?
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together - December 10 2011

Postby Reschsmooth on Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:30 am

ATJ wrote:
Reschsmooth wrote:Likewise, a great day with some great people, the others.... :D

Did you get the shutter working again?


My diagnosis is that the new to me film back I bought recently is faulty. The other back works just fine. I am not exactly sure of the interaction between the back and the shutter, but there are two push-in pins in the back that form part of the connection with the body. I think they may be faulty.
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together - December 10 2011

Postby ATJ on Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:19 am

Reschsmooth wrote:My diagnosis is that the new to me film back I bought recently is faulty. The other back works just fine. I am not exactly sure of the interaction between the back and the shutter, but there are two push-in pins in the back that form part of the connection with the body. I think they may be faulty.

That's partially good, at least the camera is fine and you may be able to fix the pins.
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together - December 10 2011

Postby Reschsmooth on Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:47 am

ATJ wrote:
Reschsmooth wrote:My diagnosis is that the new to me film back I bought recently is faulty. The other back works just fine. I am not exactly sure of the interaction between the back and the shutter, but there are two push-in pins in the back that form part of the connection with the body. I think they may be faulty.

That's partially good, at least the camera is fine and you may be able to fix the pins.


I have the back under warranty so I think it will just be going back for a refund. But, yes, it is good the body and lens(es) appear to still function properly.

And, Gary, the 40mm does have a nice field of view. Many thanks again.
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