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Shawn Rahman
10-11-2012, 11:10 AM
Hello APUG around-the-world!

It seems all itty-bitty particulars have been worked out.

Some rules:

1) All on these lists will receive a PM asking you to confirm your participation, either by return PM or posting in this thread. To keep the cameras moving, let's target one week to receive a response before the next person on the list receives the inquiry.
2) Once confirmed, cameras are mailed with tracking/confirmation where available. In the U.S. & Canada, this means everyone!
3) Two shots for everyone; the goal is to shoot within a week. Post on this forum when the shots have been taken. At this point, wait until you receive confirmation about who & where to mail the camera to.
4) At the very minimum, everyone posts when the camera is received, and when it is mailed out.
5) Otherwise, post meaningless drivel, banter, and wit at your leisure. This includes chicken humor.
6) Have fun & enjoy the ride.

PMs have been sent out to the first two recipients.

The Cameras:
Camera #1 is a Leica. (Sorry, NOT my M7 :()! But a very capable Leica Mini Zoom with a terrific lens and 35-70 range zoom. Let's see if we can capture some Leica mystique with this! :whistling:. Note: I have disabled the date/time stamp so our pics are not ruined accidentally. A mini-instruction pamphlet is included; please keep it with the camera in its pouch.

Camera #2 is an Olympus Stylus Epic (aka mjuII in some parts). Should keep the postage low for the international mailing. I have the instructions for this camera, but am not sending it as it is a little bulky. The camera is not difficult: fixed 35mm lens. Open/shut clamshell door that turns the camera on and off. The most you will have to decide is whether to turn the flash on or off. Much is written on the internet about this camera, so please look for yourself if you need to figure anything out.

I recognize that these cameras have a cult-following in some circles and thus may seem too desirable to let go. But they need to be used. Please take good care of them.

This should be good...

Shawn Rahman
10-11-2012, 11:16 AM
Here is the proposed list at the start. If you don't see your name listed and you have already sent me your contact info, please PM me!

Camera #1 - Leica Mini-Zoom
rcam Portchester, NY (pm sent; awaiting response)
walbergb Manitoba, Canada
the banana Manitoba, Canada
MattKing BC, Canada
John_NikonF Duvall, WA
mooseontheloose Kumamoto-ken, Japan
edibot42 Half Moon Bay, CA
technowizard Los Gatos, CA
k_jupiter San Jose, CA
flatulent1 Shoreline, WA
tron_ Shelby Township, MI
FilmSprocket Pinckney, MI
Newt on Swings Brooklyn, NY
Shawn Rahman Whitestone, NY

Camera #2 - Olympus Stylus Epic
Sile Ireland (pm sent; awaiting response)
Raphael Plougastel, France
rst Oestringen, Germany
kraker Breda, The Netherlands
nicholai Denmark
Steve Smith Isle of Wight, UK
M.A. Longmore Hartsdale, NY
jnanian Warwick, RI
Rick A Emporium, PA
Jim17x Worth, IL
zsas Crystal Lake, IL
ambaker Poplar Bluff, MO
toro_mike Englewood, CO
cdholden, Nashville, TN

Shawn Rahman
10-11-2012, 11:21 AM
Film is Tri-X 400 for both cameras, btw.

Newt_on_Swings
10-11-2012, 11:39 AM
Woohoo! Excellent choice of cameras and film!

Go camera 1! Haha

k_jupiter
10-11-2012, 05:23 PM
Nicely done Shawn.

I predict an easy round this set of cameras.

tim in sanjose

toro_mike
10-11-2012, 08:19 PM
Excellent! Second to last on Camera 2. :munch:

mooseontheloose
10-11-2012, 08:45 PM
Can't wait! Wish I could have the camera in time for my trip to Mount Fuji, but I doubt it'll make it to Japan by mid-November...

flatulent1
10-12-2012, 09:53 AM
Game on. Let's git 'er done.

jnanian
10-12-2012, 11:38 AM
great work shawn !

i'll be hitting the botanica in few weeks :)

Síle
10-14-2012, 06:48 PM
Camera #2 - Olympus Stylus Epic
Sile Ireland (pm sent; awaiting response)


Hi Shawn.. I am loving the sound of the two camera's you've entrusted to us this round.. Congrats on getting everything done and organised in record fast time.
The only problem is that I haven't received a PM from you.. I went in and checked my inbox when I saw this post, but definitely nothing there! Can you try again or will I PM you an email address instead? We don't want these babies falling at the first fence!

Sheila

Shawn Rahman
10-14-2012, 10:33 PM
Hi Shawn.. I am loving the sound of the two camera's you've entrusted to us this round.. Congrats on getting everything done and organised in record fast time.
The only problem is that I haven't received a PM from you.. I went in and checked my inbox when I saw this post, but definitely nothing there! Can you try again or will I PM you an email address instead? We don't want these babies falling at the first fence!

Sheila

No need to resend the PM, Sile! Nice to hear from you. I will mail the camera to you within the next 2-3 days.

Hope all is well.

flatulent1
10-15-2012, 01:49 AM
Hey, hang on there big fella, how do we know we can trust her?

Síle
10-15-2012, 07:44 AM
No need to resend the PM, Sile! Nice to hear from you. I will mail the camera to you within the next 2-3 days.

Hope all is well.

Excellent! Thanks Shawn.. looking forward to it! Except.. feckit.. now I need to think of something to shoot...

Oh no hang on...

I could shoot him...


Hey, hang on there big fella, how do we know we can trust her?

:p

k_jupiter
10-16-2012, 02:04 AM
Excellent! Thanks Shawn.. looking forward to it! Except.. feckit.. now I need to think of something to shoot...

Oh no hang on...

I could shoot him...



:p

Hopefully not flatulenting.

rcam72
10-16-2012, 10:41 AM
Manitoba, Canada... is that somewhere in New Jersey?

Any suggestions for shipping to Canada from the U.S.? USPS-Canada Post, UPS, FedEx, unladen european swallow...?

thebanana
10-16-2012, 11:19 AM
Manitoba, Canada... is that somewhere in New Jersey?

Any suggestions for shipping to Canada from the U.S.? USPS-Canada Post, UPS, FedEx, unladen european swallow...?

USPS is best. All parcels are transferred to dog sled at the border by Mounties.

MattKing
10-16-2012, 02:00 PM
USPS is best. All parcels are transferred to dog sled at the border by Mounties.

For our cameras, I'm sure they will be wearing their red serge.

k_jupiter
10-17-2012, 02:03 AM
USPS is best. All parcels are transferred to dog sled at the border by Mounties.

Good Gawd.. our camera in the hands of Dudley Doright.

Reminds me of a USFS park ranger in Big Sur in the mid 70s. Looked like, sounded like, and acted like Dudley D.

Made me count my blessings.

tim in san jose

thebanana
10-17-2012, 09:01 AM
Good Gawd.. our camera in the hands of Dudley Doright.

Reminds me of a USFS park ranger in Big Sur in the mid 70s. Looked like, sounded like, and acted like Dudley D.

Made me count my blessings.

tim in san jose

Correction: "Singing Mounties".

flatulent1
10-17-2012, 12:04 PM
I'll bet quite a few of them want to be lumberjacks...