Another one bites the dust...

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by stillshunter, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Well I have succumbed to the Siren's call. I'm doing a major reshuffle of my kit and out the other end will pop an X100. We're still struggling for stocks here in Australia - average waiting time when placed on a stock list is 6 weeks. So I've found a week old one here in Australia with 165 shutter actuations and a spare battery (which I hear is necessary) for a little less than brand spanking new. Just shot off the Paypal, and we should be united tomorrow afternoon. Can't wait until then! I'd like to take this opportunity to thoroughly thank (aka "blame") a wide and varied Dramatis Personae for their roles in my demise - with the lead actors, BB and Don, bowing deeply out front of stage. As well as a wide and varied support cast that have posted their shots and comments. Thanks a lot guys!!! :grouphug:
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    I'm excited for you, Mark!:dance3:

    Did you borrow your friend's yet or are you just flying blindly into paradise?:biggrin:
  3. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    oh dear God ... if Amin ever gets round to setting up a dedicated X100 site, there'll be nobody left here ...
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  4. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Like you all BB, walking blindly into the mist to seek the source of the Siren's eerie call. I just couldn't wait :blush:

    Mate no need for Amin to set up another site, this one looks just fine and it seems there might be a diaspora of X100 deniers migrating to other pilgrim grounds :tomato2:

    Honestly, that would be awful I'd prefer us coexist here. There are so many great compacts out there and even better folks behind them and resident here. The one positive thing is that the bar has been lifted on compacts recently and I'm just as happy to welcome all those folks that realise that their big clunky dSLR has been nothing but an albatross around their necks :flowers_2:
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  5. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between

    I'm not going anywhere no matter what camera I get! Wait, I'm not getting a camera. Phew, all this gear talk gets my head swimming.

    Mark, I commend you for your recognizing that we're all in this crazy photographic world together where size doesn't matter unless it's too heavy.:2thumbs:
  6. defektive

    defektive Veteran

    May 4, 2011
    Tasmania, Australia


    I thought I almost had you talked around to the M.
    Maybe next time ..............:wink:
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  7. AzPete

    AzPete Veteran

    Dec 24, 2010
    My sentiments exacty Mark. I'm not big on what camera I'm using, but being around grand folks. Having said that... I'm so jealous!!!!

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  8. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Regular

    Aug 3, 2011
    Congratulations Mark :biggrin:

  9. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    You know, it was only just the other day that I made a post on mu-43 saying that those weak-of-wallet should be careful over here...
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  10. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    I know your pain/joy having been there - love mine. Congrats Mark.
  11. thekeddi

    thekeddi Top Veteran

    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    I just got my X100 yesterday :) Lucky I am in a country town and they actually got one in stock at a local electrical store :) I snapped it up and am soooo Happy so far :)

    I am also happy my good friend Kyteflier sent me here to play with you nice people, well she said you were nice! lol
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