Must be Christmas

Discussion in 'Ultra Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Terence, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. Terence

    Terence Member

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    Two years ago I bought a Korona 8x20 off the evil-bay. Unfortunately the rail was only 18" long and my shortest lens that covered was 19". So I looked into getting Richard Ritter making an extension but decided it would be "better" to get a 355mm G Claron, instead.

    I kept the box the korona came in against the day I needed to mail it to Richard. while mining the box for styrofoam peanuts for Christmas present wrapping I discovered a little box under the peanuts.

    Inside was an extension rail.

    Looking at the ebay print out the seller included as a receipt there was nothing about the rail in the text OR the photos.

    Did perhaps Santy Claus come to visit? And which of the last two Christmases did he come? Wooohooooo

    Now if only the rear standard didn't wobble like a drunken sailor . . .
     
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    Clearly a reward for the many good deeds you have done.:D
     
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    Hmmm...maybe you shouldn't call it evil bay?

    Most sellers are at least as honest as most buyers. :wink:
     
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    Wow, I'll have my wife check for peanuts and see if she can find an extension....

    What terrific luck!
     
  5. Terence

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    I'm normally pretty good about sifting through the peanuts, but the box was so dang big I never bothered after finding what I thought was everything.
     
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    Imagine if you'd been a Scrooge and not given anyone Christmas presents...!
     
  7. Terence

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    Ironically, my family is really not big on presents. Unless you find JUST the right present for something we figure there's no sense adding to the clutter.

    Luckily, I decided to send a few of my photos to friends who bought a new house, and I ran out of bubble wrap.

    I really hate foam peanuts, but just never got rid of this box of them.
     
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    I guess the REALLY good news is that Richard can work on my projects instead of your extension rail. :smile:

    Merry Christmas
     
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    The miracle of Christmas!