Sydney mini meet 12/11/05

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Sydney mini meet 12/11/05

Postby birddog114 on Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:21 am

Mini meet on Saturday 12/11/05

D2 Series meet at 00:00
Sigma Mass at 2:00am hosted by Sigma Chairman, now with the D2Hs
VR Pray at 4:00am hosted VR gurus

Normal mini meet from 8:00 – 12:00

- Photography discussion
- Lens , tripod, ballhead, brackets, gears evaluation, testing and discussion.
- CCD cleaning session

More Benro's product will be available onsite for evaluation, playing and lust.
New RRS product as the Ultimate-Pro Omni-Pivot Package, RRS BH40 ballhead

Available onsite purchasing with the following:
- Lowepro mini trekker/ micro trekker/ D-RES 6/ DMC-V.
- Transcend 1/2/4Gb Transcend 80x Compact flash card
- Transcend 1Gb SD card for D50
- Genuine Nikon ML3 remote for D70/D50
- Genuine Nikon EN-EL3a battery for Nikon D70/D50
- Rubber eyecup for D70/D70s
- Nikon DK-20 eyecup for D70/70s/ D50
- Rubber eyecup for D2x (DK-19)
- Nikon DK17M
- Pro-Loop Strap with D70Users.com logo
- Bubble level spirit
- Giottos Air Rocket
- Other related photography items as NiCad 2500mAh rechargeable battery and charger .

Other members with backordered of SB600, SB800, Giotto Air Rocket, etc... can be picked up at the mini meet

Free to pickup:

- Pure methanol (100ml/ member) bring your own container and play it at your own risk.

Member who wishes to attend the mini meet is required to reserve and confirm your seat, maximum is 20 members.

To keep this thread easy to monitor.

Pls. reply to this thread if you're keen to attend only.
Pls. also don't reply to this thread if you think or not sure that you'll.
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Postby wendellt on Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:03 am

Thankyou count me in, thankyou
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Postby mR_CaESaR on Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:33 am

well i'm obviously pretty new here, but how do these meets work?

where do you actually meet? Do you do some shoots? or its mainly just to hang out?
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Postby leek on Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:39 am

mR_CaESaR wrote:well i'm obviously pretty new here, but how do these meets work?

where do you actually meet? Do you do some shoots? or its mainly just to hang out?


Minimeets occur at Birddog's place in SW Sydney... You can try out lots of different kit belonging to members and yes, we hang out too...
There's lots of stuff to photograph in BD's backyard and the company is pretty good too...

If you want to come along, then register your interest and BD will probably PM you his address...

We also have outings to various places to practice various types of photography, but these are not to be confused with the mini-meets.

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Postby gleff on Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:47 am

I'll be there !
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Postby Yedrup on Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:48 am

I would like to attend, thank you.

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Postby moggy on Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:51 am

Count me in for this one please Birddog, although I wont be able to make the Sigma Mass.
(us old blokes need our sleep!) :lol:

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Postby MCWB on Tue Nov 01, 2005 11:06 am

Not sure if I'll be there Birdy, depends if I decide to go out to the Eastern Creek early for A1GP supports. If the weather is as miserable as it is at the moment, I'll be chez vous though. :)
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Postby Nnnnsic on Tue Nov 01, 2005 11:12 am

I thought the A1 was this weekend, Trent?
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Postby MCWB on Tue Nov 01, 2005 11:18 am

Oh, it is. I am indeed a retard. :( I'll be there then. 8)
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Postby johndec on Tue Nov 01, 2005 11:56 am

Count me in Birdy. I was hoping there was going to one this weekend as I'm free, but I'll move things around :lol:
If I'm alone in a forest and my wife is not around to hear what I say, am I still wrong ??
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Postby mrbillf on Tue Nov 01, 2005 12:49 pm

Bugger. :cry: I can't make this one Birddog - Sorry. I'll be at Stanwell Park taking photos of skateboarders in a competition.

May do next time.
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Postby Potatis on Tue Nov 01, 2005 1:41 pm

I'll be there, but not LittleB.
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Postby huynhie on Tue Nov 01, 2005 5:57 pm

So no Minimeet on the 5Nov Thanh?
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Postby birddog114 on Tue Nov 01, 2005 6:02 pm

huynhie wrote:So no Minimeet on the 5Nov Thanh?


Sorry, it's not. 12/11 and 26/11
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Postby shoegirl on Tue Nov 01, 2005 6:11 pm

Hi Birddog

I will be there along with Huynhie. I look forward to seeing you and Tran then.

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Postby birddog114 on Tue Nov 01, 2005 6:35 pm

shoegirl wrote:Hi Birddog

I will be there along with Huynhie. I look forward to seeing you and Tran then.

Vicky :D


Welcome to the forum Vicky!
Another pair which wife and husband are members on this board
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Postby joet on Tue Nov 01, 2005 7:03 pm

Count Chryssine and her driver please :lol:
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Postby smac on Tue Nov 01, 2005 7:14 pm

Hi Thanh,

Please put me down for the Mini-Meet.....

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Postby antman on Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:16 pm

I'd like to attend too if possible.
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Postby birddog114 on Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:18 pm

All replied posters are welcome.
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Postby leek on Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:25 pm

We'll be there Thanh...
Mrs. Leek would like to bring soft tacos & fillings... that leaves only a salad for Tranh to prepare...
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Postby birddog114 on Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:26 pm

leek wrote:We'll be there Thanh...
Mrs. Leek would like to bring soft tacos & fillings... that leaves only a salad for Tranh to prepare...


Thanks leek.
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Postby cameraguy21773 on Thu Nov 03, 2005 4:48 am

I'm interested but I'll need help with what transportation will get me there and directions.
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Postby birddog114 on Thu Nov 03, 2005 6:36 am

cameraguy21773 wrote:I'm interested but I'll need help with what transportation will get me there and directions.


cameraguy21773

Pls. tell us where are you staying? then we can tell you how to get to the "show ground".
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Postby cameraguy21773 on Thu Nov 03, 2005 10:02 am

Sydney Marriott on College St beside Hyde Park
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Postby birddog114 on Thu Nov 03, 2005 10:08 am

cameraguy21773 wrote:Sydney Marriott on College St beside Hyde Park


You have got PM.
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Postby sheepie on Thu Nov 03, 2005 10:12 am

I'll be there - for a while at least :)
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Postby birddog114 on Thu Nov 03, 2005 10:19 am

sheepie wrote:I'll be there - for a while at least :)


No! :lol: I thought sheepie junior will come this time instead of you! :lol:
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Postby ozczecho on Thu Nov 03, 2005 11:12 am

Can I book myself in for the morning?
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Postby birddog114 on Thu Nov 03, 2005 11:14 am

ozczecho wrote:Can I book myself in for the morning?


Yes, the mini meet is only in the morning.
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Postby ozczecho on Thu Nov 03, 2005 11:41 am

Birddog114 wrote:
ozczecho wrote:Can I book myself in for the morning?


Yes, the mini meet is only in the morning.


:D yeah ofcourse.....
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Is there room for one more?

Postby tarotastic on Thu Nov 03, 2005 11:48 am

Is there room for one more?

Just arrived in Sydney a week ago, and raring to meet other photo people!! I've lived in England for 14 years but I promise I'm not a whinging Pom!!
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Re: Is there room for one more?

Postby birddog114 on Thu Nov 03, 2005 11:50 am

tarotastic wrote:Just arrived in Sydney a week ago, and raring to meet other photo people!! I've lived in England for 14 years but I promise I'm not a whinging Pom!!


We're real Pom here and at the mini meets! don't you worry! :wink:

Yes, welcome.
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Postby sirhc55 on Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:01 pm

Welcome tarotastic - I’m a POM and I whinge all the time :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby tarotastic on Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:25 pm

Thanks so much!! Are any of you guys on flickr? A Canadian flickr friend of mine recommended your site. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/elton/">Dooda</a> or Dave Elton. He said you'd know him, but your site has probably grown a lot recently!!
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Postby sheepie on Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:33 pm

tarotastic wrote:Thanks so much!! Are any of you guys on flickr? A Canadian flickr friend of mine recommended your site. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/elton/">Dooda</a> or Dave Elton. He said you'd know him, but your site has probably grown a lot recently!!

hrrmmm - I seem to remember someone of that name ;)

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Postby birddog114 on Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:05 pm

Yes, I knew dooda, his wife has a a set of wing but he has no wing so he promised me, his wife will fly him to Down Under one day.
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Re: Is there room for one more?

Postby gstark on Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:13 pm

tarotastic wrote: promise I'm not a whinging Pom!!


I'm not sure I believe this to be plausible. :)

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Postby tarotastic on Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:15 pm

gstark: Shall we talk about Cricket instead? :P
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Postby gstark on Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:18 pm

tarotastic wrote:gstark: Shall we talk about Cricket instead? :P


F1 is much more fun. :)
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Postby dooda on Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:25 pm

Please meet my friend Tarotastic.

Though I'm not nearly as active as I once was, I'm still here in spirit and recommend the site when I can to those that I think would benefit. Tarotastic is part of a wicked little community we have in flickr. I told him that you guys would dig his photos (they're really good) and have these great mini-meets that I'm always jealous that I never get to go to.

One day soon, I'm going to Sydney, I'll see the infamous Birddog residence, check out all the goodies and toys, eat some wicked food with you all, and hopefully buy some wicked equipment to comemorate. One day...
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Postby stubbsy on Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:28 pm

dooda wrote:Please meet my friend Tarotastic.

Though I'm not nearly as active as I once was, I'm still here in spirit and recommend the site when I can to those that I think would benefit. Tarotastic is part of a wicked little community we have in flickr. I told him that you guys would dig his photos (they're really good) and have these great mini-meets that I'm always jealous that I never get to go to.

One day soon, I'm going to Sydney, I'll see the infamous Birddog residence, check out all the goodies and toys, eat some wicked food with you all, and hopefully buy some wicked equipment to comemorate. One day...

Dave

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Postby sheepie on Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:31 pm

dooda wrote:...One day soon, I'm going to Sydney, I'll see the infamous Birddog residence, check out all the goodies and toys, eat some wicked food with you all, and hopefully buy some wicked equipment to comemorate. One day...


You're starting to sound like a Kiwi there dooda! Next you'll be saying everything's "Choice" "Eh Bro" :lol:
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Postby tarotastic on Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:21 pm

Cheers Dooda!!

Sheepie: I'm sorry mate. With a name like Sheepie, I just assumed you were a kiwi! Eh, bro?!! ;-)
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Postby sheepie on Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:31 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby gstark on Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:59 pm

tarotastic wrote:Cheers Dooda!!

Sheepie: I'm sorry mate. With a name like Sheepie, I just assumed you were a kiwi! Eh, bro?!! ;-)


Just don't call him "bruce".

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Postby moggy on Thu Nov 03, 2005 3:15 pm

Or tell him any sheep jokes. :lol:

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Postby Nnnnsic on Thu Nov 03, 2005 3:46 pm

I shouldn't let him see The Passion Of Christchurch photo series I did, then should I? :lol:
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Postby stubbsy on Thu Nov 03, 2005 4:36 pm

Nnnnsic wrote:I shouldn't let him see The Passion Of Christchurch photo series I did, then should I? :lol:

Leigh - you are one sick puppy :wink: :D Enough of the foreplay though, where are the money shots :wink:
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