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Postby gstark on Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:20 pm

I'm very pleased today - was well as just having turned two years old, this morning we also hit 2000 members!

And that's because you, our members, have contributed over 237000 mostly meaningful posts in those two years.

Not to mention the great images, the photomeets, the dinners, and the great friendships that have started through this resource.

Every single one of you needs to stand up and take a bow. But not all at once: you'll probably capsize the boat. :)

Those who were present at Saturday's dinner would have heard me make an important announcement. I've not yet made any public references to this, but we have been, behind the scenes, working on the production of our very own eZine, which we expect to have available within about a month or so.

It's going to be called Chimp, and the first issue's cover might just look something like ...

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And by now most of you will be aware that the D80 have been officially announced, together with two new lenses, those being an 18-135 DX, and the long rumoured 70-300 VRII.
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Postby Glen on Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:24 pm

Great looking magazine, is Chimp the name of the magazine or a description of the cover? :lol: I have been looking forward to this since it was first mentioned.
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Postby losfp on Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:25 pm

hahaha, nice one, Gary ;)

That self-portrait will keep coming back to haunt Matt for all time......
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Postby Greg B on Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:26 pm

This will be great, and a further significant move forward for DSLRUsers.
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Postby the foto fanatic on Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:27 pm

Gosh, those apes look really human when you put clothes on 'em! :lol: :lol:

(Disclaimer: No animals were harmed in the making of this photograph!)

* Only funnin' with you, Matt. :D
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Postby greencardigan on Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:29 pm

Congratulations Gary and members for such a success. :up:

Looking forward to the magazine and 1/4 million posts.
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Postby PiroStitch on Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:34 pm

:lol: :lol: Awesome stuff. Look forward to the first issue
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Postby MHD on Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:35 pm

Very stylish looking rag :)
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Postby NeoN on Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:37 pm

[quote="cricketfan"]Gosh, those apes look really human when you put clothes on 'em! :lol: :lol:

(Disclaimer: No animals were harmed in the making of this photograph!)

:D :D :D :D
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Postby Manta on Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:41 pm

Classic stuff!

Matt, you look like you've been doing covers for years! (maybe you have and I just don't read those kind of magazines?!

Good concept and I look forward to some regional content as well. You Sydney guys have all the fun!
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Postby cyanide on Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:45 pm

PMSL.... great stuff. :lol:
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Postby Alpha_7 on Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:56 pm

Manta wrote:You Sydney guys have all the fun!


If we have all the fun you must have all the fair weather, I'm sure there will be plenty of content for non Sydneysiders Simon :)
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Postby Manta on Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:10 pm

:lol:

Oh, I forgot to ask...
Does each subscription come with a free rubber D200??
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Postby Geoff on Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:23 pm

Hoooray! :)
Been waiting for Uncle Gary to announce this for a while now!
It's gonna be great!
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Postby Nnnnsic on Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:27 pm

And if anyone feels they want to submit anything for this issue or future issues, send a PM to me since I've got the editor's chair for this mag. :)
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Postby elffinarts on Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:29 pm

that mag's looking great :D *chuckles*
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Postby Oscar on Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:41 pm

I'm sick of buying bloody magazines - so how much does this one cost??? :lol: :lol: :lol:

Should be great - can't wait!

Sorry forgot you can't say bloody :oops: :oops:
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Postby Justin on Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:49 pm

Fantastic news - and yup, love to help with the magazine!
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Postby Geoff on Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:03 pm

Justin wrote:Fantastic news - and yup, love to help with the magazine!


Maybe we could work together on a mountain biking piece? :)
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Postby the foto fanatic on Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:06 pm

Manta wrote::lol:

Oh, I forgot to ask...
Does each subscription come with a free rubber ??


Yes! We are responsible publishers who believe in safe sex! :lol:
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Postby sirhc55 on Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:02 pm

Gary - didn’t we lose a stack of posts in one of the early attacks 8)
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Postby phillipb on Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:21 pm

Manta wrote::lol:

Oh, I forgot to ask...
Does each subscription come with a free rubber D200??


No, each issue has a piece of a D200 for you to assemble, issue 1 has the shutter button. By the time you get the last piece, you should have a fully working antique camera. :wink: :lol: :lol:
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Postby PiroStitch on Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:23 pm

Should be with each issue, you get the blue prints :P
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Postby obzelite on Wed Aug 09, 2006 8:23 pm

or maybe a voucher to the waxing salon :twisted:
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Postby Yi-P on Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:10 pm

Whats to be included in every issue? How will it be distributed??
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Postby terminaltackle on Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:11 pm

Congratulations to everyone involved in getting this started, I look forward to the 1st issue of many

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Postby Geoff on Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:33 pm

Yi-P wrote:Whats to be included in every issue? How will it be distributed??


Yi-p. Each issue will have very different and unique stories and images relating to digital photography with a digital SLR. It may have product reviews, a trip that one of our members has done with their camera and other things like software and how to utilise it etc. There's a fair bit of behind the scenes stuff on this and it will all come together in time.

I imagine this e-zine will be available for download or emailed out on a distribution list. These things are still being finalised.
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Postby rooboy on Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:06 pm

Issue 1 Vol. 1 Summer 2006


*Goes to look out the window*

Interesting interpretation of Summer you guys have. Must be warmer up the road in Bondi :lol:
So join in the chorus, and sing it one and all!
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Postby Geoff on Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:14 pm

Release will be closer to summer :)

Same as they've started advertising summer fashion labels already...
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Postby rokkstar on Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:47 pm

Now THAT's a stylish magazine :wink: :lol:
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Postby rokkstar on Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:49 pm

cricketfan wrote:Gosh, those apes look really human when you put clothes on 'em! :lol: :lol:
 LOL - yep and watching me take that photo was like watching monkeys use tools for the first time.
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Postby Nnnnsic on Wed Aug 09, 2006 11:02 pm

October, Patrick. :)

Late September at the earliest.

That said, I'm covering a couple of things, one of which is a massive RAW converter comparison for Windows users (we'll likely tackle other OS's in subsequent issues) but since we're targetting a quarterly release, we will need stories further down the track so if you've got an idea, PM me.

We'll also be doing profiles on photographers so keep posting those images, people!
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Postby wendellt on Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:10 am

Leigh great job
the magazine looks very srtylish
and you have established matt as a fashionable icon

look forward to future trendsetter chimp covers
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Postby CraigVTR on Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:23 am

I am constantly getting hassled from the wife about all the magazines laying around the house. NOw she will start hassling me about the cyber magazine. :D :D

COngratulations to all of those involved. How do you find time for jobs, family etc? :lol:
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Postby Manta on Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:41 am

CraigVTR wrote:How do you find time for jobs, family etc? :lol:


Huh? What are they? Oh, I remember... a job is what you do so you can buy camera gear, families are what you make stand in front of it while you stuff around with flash settings. Both very useful in a limited sort of way.
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Postby blacknstormy on Thu Aug 10, 2006 11:25 am

Looks great !
Can't wait to see the finished product :)
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Postby mark on Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:42 pm

Great Idea guys. Looking forward to it.
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Postby bago100 on Sat Aug 12, 2006 10:36 pm

I don't know how you guys find the time to all the things you currently do ley alone produce a ezine as well!
Excellent idea though. Have to admit, I'm looking forward to the first edition
Well done!

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Postby optogamut on Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:43 am

Looks interesting.

One thing I've thought everytime the cover pops up on the homepage is why can't Matt be centered on the cover? It just looks like it should be.
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Postby Nnnnsic on Mon Aug 14, 2006 1:33 pm

That's because the image isn't exactly centered, actually.
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Postby Manta on Mon Aug 14, 2006 1:52 pm

I like the slight side composition anyway, regardless of what the original may have been. It's got cover shot written all over it. (I reckon Matt knew this when he framed it!! :wink: )
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