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Ian
25th March 2008, 11:02 PM
John Perriment (aka Zuiko here) is masterminding a Four Thirds User photographers meet for Saturday, 26th April - a month from now just about.

If anyone is interested, please have a look at the thread on the subject there:

http://fourthirds-user.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1420

I'll be there :)

Ian

Zuiko
25th March 2008, 11:39 PM
Members from this forum will be most welcome!

I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible. Please let me know if you are comming so I have an idea of numbers and know who to expect. I can be contacted either via the thread on Four Thirds, PM, or email johnperriment@btinternet.com

Regards,

John

j.baker
26th March 2008, 08:22 AM
Geography was never my best subject, so just to clarify, this is Woburn Abbey near Milton Keynes?

theMusicMan
26th March 2008, 09:10 AM
I had initially thought we'd try to get down and have a family day out, but a little search in google maps yields a long journey for me I'm afraid. Would love to attend, especially with all the great folk here and on FTU, but though I am not saying a definitive 'no' at the moment, it's currently not looking likely for me, sorry.

Hope you all have a great day though.

Ian
26th March 2008, 09:14 AM
Geography was never my best subject, so just to clarify, this is Woburn Abbey near Milton Keynes?

Yes, I believe so. It's not far for me, but I do understand it will be quite a distance for some.

I'd like to think about doing some dates both further west and north. I'm actually venturing to Keswick (lake district) with some pals from DPNow next Tuesday for a couple of days. If this is close for you and you'd like to join in, just let me know.

Ian

j.baker
26th March 2008, 09:31 AM
Milton Keynes is about 100 miles from where I live. This is what I consider drivable on a weekend.

I will discuss it with the wife, and see if she is up for it(She loves going out so this won’t be much of a problem).

I live in north Wiltshire, and assuming the wife wants to go, I have two spare seats in the car. I don't mind picking up a couple of passengers if they are local to me.

Ian
26th March 2008, 02:17 PM
Milton Keynes is about 100 miles from where I live. This is what I consider drivable on a weekend.

I will discuss it with the wife, and see if she is up for it(She loves going out so this won’t be much of a problem).

I live in north Wiltshire, and assuming the wife wants to go, I have two spare seats in the car. I don't mind picking up a couple of passengers if they are local to me.

Thanks - a very kind offer *chr

Ian

j.baker
29th March 2008, 02:32 PM
Both I and the wife are confirmed. If anyone lives fiarly locally and want a free lift, please let me know.

I would be intersted to see what kind of equipment that other users will be bringing to the event. I would like the chance to see some of it in action.

I will be bringing:

Two E510s, 70-300, 12-60mm, 40-150mm, EC-20 and if my 50-200 SWD arrives that as well. Tripods, flashes and accessories as well :)

Zuiko
29th March 2008, 09:25 PM
Both I and the wife are confirmed. If anyone lives fiarly locally and want a free lift, please let me know.

I would be intersted to see what kind of equipment that other users will be bringing to the event. I would like the chance to see some of it in action.

I will be bringing:

Two E510s, 70-300, 12-60mm, 40-150mm, EC-20 and if my 50-200 SWD arrives that as well. Tripods, flashes and accessories as well :)

Looking forward to meeting you John. Seems to me you have quite a comprehensive kit yourself which I'm sure many others would like to see. The only things different that I can bring to the party are four manual focus legacy lenses:-

50mm f1.8 Zuiko

90mm f2.5 Elicar 1:1 macro

135mm f4 Jupiter

300mm f4.5 Nikkor

Plus a R72 filter, if anyone wants to try infra-red effect B & W.

John

Ian
30th March 2008, 11:23 AM
Looking forward to meeting you John. Seems to me you have quite a comprehensive kit yourself which I'm sure many others would like to see. The only things different that I can bring to the party are four manual focus legacy lenses:-

50mm f1.8 Zuiko

90mm f2.5 Elicar 1:1 macro

135mm f4 Jupiter

300mm f4.5 Nikkor

Plus a R72 filter, if anyone wants to try infra-red effect B & W.

John

In terms of out of the ordinary lenses, I can bring a 90-250 f/2.8. I also have a 50mm macro, 12-60, 11-22, 50-200 (old version), EC-14 converter, plus various kit lenses. I can probably borrow some other lenses from Olympus for the day.

Ian

j.baker
30th March 2008, 11:28 AM
I have a Clubman 28mm F2.8 Macro OM and Tokina 28-70mm F3.5-4.5 OM lens. Both have 4/3rds to OM rings.

If anyone want to try these, I can bring them.

Both the wife and I are looking forward to visiting the zoo.

Ian
10th April 2008, 11:10 AM
In terms of out of the ordinary lenses, I can bring a 90-250 f/2.8. I also have a 50mm macro, 12-60, 11-22, 50-200 (old version), EC-14 converter, plus various kit lenses. I can probably borrow some other lenses from Olympus for the day.

Ian

I can confirm I can bring the 14-35 f/2 SWD along, and I forgot to mention the E-420 and pancake lens. I've asked for the new 50-200SWD and either a 7-14 or 8mm fisheye or both from Olympus :)

To protect my poor back, I will naturally have to spread the load by asking attendees to carry these lenses for me :D

Ian

andym
23rd April 2008, 07:20 AM
The weathers looking good for Saturday,see the met office URL below.

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/...t_weather.html

Could well have to get my shorts and tropical shirt ready.
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Zuiko
23rd April 2008, 10:13 PM
The weathers looking good for Saturday,see the met office URL below.

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/...t_weather.html

Could well have to get my shorts and tropical shirt ready.
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I hope so, I'm really looking forward to seeing that tropical shirt, might make a nice close-up abstract shot. I'll reserve judgement on the shorts!

John

Ian
25th April 2008, 09:03 AM
I hope so, I'm really looking forward to seeing that tropical shirt, might make a nice close-up abstract shot. I'll reserve judgement on the shorts!

John

Yep - less than 24 hours to go and the weather is looking ace :)

Any more late interest in joining the group?

I will be definitely bringing these lenses for you all to try:

18-180
7-14
8mm fisheye
90-250 f/2.0
50-200 SWD
12-60 SWD
50mm macro
14-35 f/2.0
70-300
EC-20 2x converter
EC-14 1.4x converter

I believe someone who owns a 14-150 Panasonic Leica will be bringing this interesting lens.

See you all tomorrow!

Ian

andym
25th April 2008, 09:11 AM
Yep - less than 24 hours to go and the weather is looking ace :)

Any more late interest in joining the group?

I will be definitely bringing these lenses for you all to try:

18-180
7-14
8mm fisheye
90-250 f/2.0
50-200 SWD
12-60 SWD
50mm macro
14-35 f/2.0
70-300
EC-20 2x converter
EC-14 1.4x converter

I believe someone who owns a 14-150 Panasonic Leica will be bringing this interesting lens.

See you all tomorrow!

Ian

Ian

You could start my divorce proceedings by bringing all these.Next on my shopping list is probably the 7-14(not much chance of winning one).
Tropical shirt already ironed for tomorrow.

See you tomorrow

theMusicMan
25th April 2008, 09:27 AM
Hi All

I would just like to wish you all the very best for tomorrow and I hope you have a great day out. Sorry I am unable to make it, I am away with my daughters rugby tour down in Bude, Cornwall.

Enjoy your day folks...

John

emirpprime
25th April 2008, 10:07 AM
You're bound to be missed John. I'm sure we all expect to see some cracking shots from the rugby as pennance for not attending ;)
All the best,
Phil

ps - I hope you don't meet any over zealous ref/club officials trying to restrict photography!

Melaka
25th April 2008, 10:25 AM
Ian - can you confirm the time and place we should meet please?

emirpprime
25th April 2008, 09:31 PM
The latest info from fourthirds I found is:
"...arrive in Woburn Village as early as we wish and that we congregate outside the Heritage Centre, housed in the Old St. Mary's Church in Bedford Street, at 9.00 am for brief introductions amongst those that have not already met. The reasoning for this time is that both the Abbey grounds (including deer park) and the Safari Park do not open until 10.00 am."

I believe the post code for the heritage centre is MK17 9PJ if that helps, and I think it is right by the crossroads.

See you there,
Phil

andym
25th April 2008, 09:54 PM
Go to bed now if you have an early drive in the morning.

See you tomorrow

Ian
25th April 2008, 09:57 PM
Heritage Centre, housed in the Old St. Mary's Church in Bedford Street, at 9.00 am. MK17 9PJ - see: http://www.ukattraction.com/east-of-england/map/woburn-heritage-centre.htm

I'll be there. t-up

Ian