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StephenL
25th March 2014, 07:43 AM
Our Ian has his birthday today! *chr

During his lifetime, he has seen and written about great changes in photographic technology, from wet-plate to digital (only joking :D ), and has a vast knowledge.

More importantly, he IS this forum - without him we would be nothing.

Happy Birthday *party

DekHog
25th March 2014, 08:02 AM
Happy birthday, Ian....

Strange how your eyes decieve you - I opened Stephen's post and my brain translated the text into, 'Our Ian has died today....' Then I noticed the *chr smiley, and thought, even Stephen's sense of humour can't be that twisted..... :rolleyes:

IainMacD
25th March 2014, 08:10 AM
Happy birthday Ian

crimbo
25th March 2014, 08:14 AM
Happy Birthday

gazza95
25th March 2014, 08:19 AM
happy birthday Ian, have a great day.

Gary

snaarman
25th March 2014, 08:46 AM
Yes. Happy birthday man...

Will you need to switch on IS* later?

Pete


*Ian Stabilisation

Wee man
25th March 2014, 08:55 AM
Have a very Happy Birthday and all good wishes from me. Thanks for the site and all the help you have given.

PeterBirder
25th March 2014, 08:58 AM
Happy birthday Ian.



More importantly, he IS this forum - without him we would be nothing.



Hear hear!*clap*super*party

Olybirder
25th March 2014, 09:01 AM
Happy Birthday Ian. Many thanks for all your hard work, keeping this wonderful site up to scratch. *chr

Ron

Bikie John
25th March 2014, 09:20 AM
Happy birthday Ian, and best wishes for many more.

John

birdboy
25th March 2014, 09:26 AM
Happy Birthday Ian have a memorable day.*chr

Otto
25th March 2014, 09:38 AM
Happy Birthday Ian, and my thanks too for keeping this great place going :).

Ross the fiddler
25th March 2014, 10:09 AM
Have a Happy Birthday Ian! *party *party *party

Dan in NC
25th March 2014, 10:15 AM
Happy Birthday! I do appreciate all that you do for the 43rds and m43rds users.

Ian
25th March 2014, 10:16 AM
Happy birthday, Ian....

Strange how your eyes decieve you - I opened Stephen's post and my brain translated the text into, 'Our Ian has died today....' Then I noticed the *chr smiley, and thought, even Stephen's sense of humour can't be that twisted..... :rolleyes:

A little premature! :D

Ian

Ian
25th March 2014, 10:17 AM
Yes. Happy birthday man...

Will you need to switch on IS* later?

Pete


*Ian Stabilisation

Haha! What a good idea! :D

Ian

Ian
25th March 2014, 10:19 AM
I applaud Stephen's very generous comments but I couldn't do without him and the other mods (John Perriment and John Burns) and of course Mark Thackara at Olympus and.... finally - perhaps most important - all of you for being what this site is! :D

Ian

Wally
25th March 2014, 10:38 AM
*chr I too wish you all the very best on this your very own special day and to say thanks for your efforts in keeping both the Oly sites in good running order.

As for one of your previous posts, much like A. N. Other, rumours of your death were greatly exagerated. *yes

stoates
25th March 2014, 10:50 AM
Cheers Ian *chr. Happy Birthday.

Otto
25th March 2014, 11:03 AM
During his lifetime, he has seen and written about great changes in photographic technology, from wet-plate to digital

Speaking of age-related humour, I was chatting with a 19yo recently about teaching Latin in schools. He said "Well, it wasn't a dead language when you did it was it?" :D.

skids
25th March 2014, 12:12 PM
Happy Birthday Ian! *chr

Westy
25th March 2014, 12:35 PM
Congrats on your birthday, although if like me as you get older you tend to want to forget that you`ve just got another year on the clock....
:rolleyes:*party*party*party*party*party*party

benvendetta
25th March 2014, 12:35 PM
53, what a youngster (well 53 IS young at my camera club :().
Happy birthday Ian *chr

Westy
25th March 2014, 12:37 PM
Just seen the age (53) that makes you one month older than myself.*yes

tomphotofx
25th March 2014, 12:59 PM
Happy birthday Ian, eat, drink and be merry you deserve it for you do to make the forum one of the best on the net. *chr

Simon Bee
25th March 2014, 01:53 PM
Yes indeed .... a Very Happy Birthday Ian and thank you for all the hard work and time you put into helping make this forum what it is ...... a most friendly and informative one.

On another note: What are the chances of a reunion with my Elmarit ? Soon...ish ? I'm beginning to miss it ;)

Anyway, once again ..... HAPPY BIRTHDAY *chr

Zuiko
25th March 2014, 02:01 PM
Happy birthday, Ian. Hope you have a good day and some nice surprises. *chr

wellyboot
25th March 2014, 03:42 PM
Happy Birthday Ian. I hope you're having a really lovely day!

Iansky
25th March 2014, 05:15 PM
Many happy returns Ian,

I trust you have had a wonderful day with many "flashes" of inspiration for the future.

Enjoy.

Ian
25th March 2014, 06:48 PM
Been a bit busy today (work!) so will revisit this thread a bit later :) But thanks to everyone who has sent me best wishes! :D

Ian

Lee
25th March 2014, 08:14 PM
A quick echo of all of the above.
Happy Birthday.

gregles
25th March 2014, 08:16 PM
Hope you had a lovely day Ian*yes

All the best

Greg:)

Phill D
25th March 2014, 09:26 PM
The first thread to go viral :)
Happy Birthday Ian. At least you can't hear me singing over the web :D *chr

Magus
25th March 2014, 10:23 PM
Many many happy returns

Bluegrass Jim
25th March 2014, 10:29 PM
Hope you're having a good birthday Ian, thanks for all your efforts on our behalf.
Best wishes,
Jim.

maccabeej
26th March 2014, 07:22 AM
Belated congratulations.

timd1230
26th March 2014, 08:24 AM
Happy Birthday for yesterday Ian - didn't see this thread as celebrating my birthday as well !!

Tim

crimbo
26th March 2014, 08:32 AM
Belated Happy birthday to you Tim

Anne
26th March 2014, 08:58 AM
Sorry...missed this. Hope you had a lovely day yesterday Ian. A belated happy birthday!

Anne
26th March 2014, 09:00 AM
And happy birthday to you Tim as well :)

Ian
26th March 2014, 10:22 AM
Happy birthday Ian, eat, drink and be merry you deserve it for you do to make the forum one of the best on the net. *chr

I had a lovely evening with the family enjoying some oriental cuisine :D

Ian

Ian
26th March 2014, 10:23 AM
Yes indeed .... a Very Happy Birthday Ian and thank you for all the hard work and time you put into helping make this forum what it is ...... a most friendly and informative one.

On another note: What are the chances of a reunion with my Elmarit ? Soon...ish ? I'm beginning to miss it ;)

Anyway, once again ..... HAPPY BIRTHDAY *chr

Yes of course - I will get it sent back to you this week! :)

Ian

Ian
26th March 2014, 10:24 AM
Happy birthday, Ian. Hope you have a good day and some nice surprises. *chr

No surprises (thank goodness!) but I had a nice relaxed evening with the family. Been very busy responding to Facebook well-wishers too!

Ian

Ian
26th March 2014, 10:26 AM
Happy Birthday for yesterday Ian - didn't see this thread as celebrating my birthday as well !!

Tim

Today or yesterday, Tim? But whichever - many happy returns! :D

Ian

Wee man
26th March 2014, 10:31 AM
Best wishes Tim late as they are.

OM USer
26th March 2014, 12:13 PM
Happy Birthday Ian.

Simon Bee
26th March 2014, 12:44 PM
Yes of course - I will get it sent back to you this week! :)

Ian

Thank's Ian, BTW I enjoyed your article in AP on my Elmarit. When you are ready to do another with perhaps a telephoto by all means contact me again as you may borrow a "M" 90mm Elmarit and/or a Zuiko OM 100mm F2 off me if you wish.

Kind regards

Simon

paullus
27th March 2014, 07:25 AM
Better late than never. I hope you had a great Birthday Ian.

Steve