I was told a few days ago that some members (over 40) had chipped in to buy me a thank you gift, and to expect a package delivery. This was in relation to the days of agony during our server bot attack problems which resulted in 2 server migrations. To my amazement it was a Fujinon 360 for my 8x10! Plus money left over to take the wife out to dinner. This is the exact lens I have been scoping out and something I REALLY needed badly. My poor wife, I think she had thought I received some news that someone passed away when I approached to tell her what I got in the mail (I was a little misty). You guys really overwhelm me with your generosity and I can't thank you enough. I now have a Nikkor 240 and Fujinon 360 both given to me by the membership here. It truly warms my heart to know that my photographs will be taken using the lenses given to me by friends.
I think everyone involved in this gesture would like to thank the man who put it together, Gene LaFord (aka papagene). I can't imagine the legwork that must have gone into pulling this off. Thanks so much Gene!
I have 4 days off as of now, so hoping to get a few shoots in!
Thanks again and again and again! Sean