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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together

Postby sirhc55 on Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:18 pm

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EDIT** Just checked and it doesn't, it takes Eclipse!


E2 should be fine, in fact it can be used instead of Eclipse. It is not pure Methanol as it also contains Ethanol and Isopropyl alcohol plus about 5% water. It is not as aggressive as Eclipse. E2 was developed for use with Sony A series DSLR due to their non-glass filter over the sensor.
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together

Postby sheepie on Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:30 am

Bloody hell it's a busy time of year! Huge apologies to everyone for not getting some details up earlier!

If you don't know where you're coming, please PM me - I'll send you the details. For those that do know where to come, the notes on the previous PM's still apply - especially in regards to security and of course having fun :)

I'll try to put together a list of attendees later today - got some things I have to organise first.

Event starts at 2pm - no set time for finishing, just come and go as you wish (it's not school!). We should finish at a reasonable hour though!

Menu is being finalised as we speak - stay tuned :)

What I need:
If some people can bring a foldup chair with them that will help with seating! Don't need everyone to bring one, but you can always leave it in your car if it's not needed and having one is better than not having one ;)
Make sure you come in a happy mood - no grumps will be tolerated ***that includes you too Gary*** ;)

That's it for now - will try to get back on later to confirm what I think numbers look like :)

See ya!
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together

Postby Mr Darcy on Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:15 am

- and I guess some Coffee

So it's BYO Tea for the civilised then?
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together

Postby sheepie on Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:21 am

Mr Darcy wrote:
- and I guess some Coffee

So it's BYO Tea for the civilised then?


I guess we can probably dig up some tea from somewhere :P
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together

Postby gstark on Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:25 am

sheepie wrote:
Mr Darcy wrote:
- and I guess some Coffee

So it's BYO Tea for the civilised then?


I guess we can probably dig up some tea from somewhere :P


Are we talking about tea or carrots?
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together

Postby Killakoala on Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:16 pm

sheepie wrote: - no grumps will be tolerated


Bugger :(

I guess I will have to take some happy pills then ;)
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together

Postby Mr Darcy on Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:34 pm

no grumps will be tolerated

I didn't notice that earlier.
I think I'll sue for that Ageist comment :D
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together

Postby gstark on Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:17 pm

Mr Darcy wrote:
no grumps will be tolerated

I didn't notice that earlier.



I did. I may cut my hair.

Both of 'em.

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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together

Postby sheepie on Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:42 pm

OK Boys and Girls...

As the numbers are a little higher than we expected, we've had a slight change in plans. With a bit of help from Gary and a couple of others we'll be organising the Meat, Drinks, Plates, etc. What we would like each of you to do is bring along a plate of something - a salad, dessert, nibbles, etc. That way we make sure we all get a good meal rather than a cheap one :)

What I suggest is that you let me know either by PM or within this thread what you're intending to bring, and I'll update the list below - that way we hopefully cover all the basics without too much duplication.

Here's the list as I see it - let me know if I've missed anyone, or if I've somehow included someone that isn't coming! Although I haven't counted other halves in this list they are more than welcome...
    gstark
    atj - CHIPPIES
    sheepie - everything else?
    ozonejunkie
    pheonix
    geoff - spinnach loaf dip and a berry and meringue icecream dessert!
    dviv - SOFT DRINK
    mattk - Bread and Philo ;)
    stubbsy - SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL (it's a surprise - hint - involves a lot of cream - and no, it's not rude!)
    sandyfeet
    surenj - chinese rolls
    biggerry - OLIVE/FETA SALAD
    losfp
    feldy
    trotkiller
    aim54x
    colin_12 - TOSSED SALAD
    mrdarcy - DIP (not saying he's a dip, that's what he's bringing!)
    joet - CAKE
    killikoala - coleslaw and potato salad
    GK
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together

Postby joet on Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:11 pm

How could Chryssine come to a DSLRUsers event without CAKE :up:

I'll see if she can be prevailed upon and I'll ask her to make some cake too :cheers:
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together

Postby ATJ on Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:12 am

I can bring some chips (or crisps for the Poms amongst us).
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together

Postby Mr Darcy on Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:51 am

I'll prevail upon Pam to make her world famous gaucamole based dip. & I'll bring some cornchips to go with it :)
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together

Postby dviv on Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:35 am

I can bring a couple of bottles of soft drink.
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together

Postby biggerry on Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:50 pm

I can organise a salad (fetta, olives etc..), it will be home made of course...
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together

Postby aim54x on Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:08 pm

I'll bring a bottle....
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together

Postby sheepie on Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:03 pm

OK guys - unless you just want meat for the BBQ (not that I really have a problem with that!) we need some salads added to the list.

Thanks to those that have offered so far :)
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together

Postby colin_12 on Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:04 pm

I can knock up a tossed salad
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together

Postby Killakoala on Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:13 am

I could bring some coleslaw and potato salad. I'll also bring some red wine.
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together

Postby ATJ on Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:48 am

colin_12 wrote:I can knock up a tossed salad

Just as long as we don't toss up a knocked salad. :roll:
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together

Postby phillipb on Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:58 am

Even though there will be enough of us there already, I'll bring some nuts. :lol:
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together

Postby gstark on Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:23 am

ATJ wrote:
colin_12 wrote:I can knock up a tossed salad

Just as long as we don't toss up a knocked salad. :roll:


I'm actually quite concerned at the prospects of seeing a salad that's got a bun in the oven.
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together

Postby GK on Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:32 pm

hmmm what to bring.... i guess an assortment of spring rolls/falafel balls/ ect .... will have to be warmed up in microwave though as they will get cold by the time i bring them over.
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together

Postby colin_12 on Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:03 pm

gstark wrote:
ATJ wrote:
colin_12 wrote:I can knock up a tossed salad

Just as long as we don't toss up a knocked salad. :roll:


I'm actually quite concerned at the prospects of seeing a salad that's got a bun in the oven.


Would it be impolite to suggest that you watch and see that I use my hands gently,
or do you want to give it a go? :wink:
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together

Postby Geoff on Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:43 pm

We will bring a spinnach loaf dip and a berry and meringue icecream dessert!
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together

Postby phillipb on Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:48 pm

Apologies unfortunately i won't be able to make it, I'm laid out with a pinch nerve. Hope you guys have fun.
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together

Postby surenj on Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:23 pm

Will bring some 'chinese rolls' [will need heating on the oven]
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together

Postby aim54x on Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:31 pm

I should clarify that I will be bringing a bottle as suggested for sensor cleaning, any preferences? BTW anyone else training it? I'll try to get to Revesby by 2pm so if there is anyone else around, or planning to be around at that time look for an asian guy with a black Fastpack 250. I sure hope someone will offer to give me (and anyone joining me, a lift to Leon's, it looks like a long walk)
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together

Postby Mr Darcy on Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:00 pm

I have been demoted to 1x. Pam has had other plans thrust upon her.
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together

Postby sirhc55 on Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:08 pm

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a great time and a very happy and prosperous new year.
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together

Postby sheepie on Sat Dec 13, 2008 8:53 am

I've updated the list with what people are bringing - I think I've got everyone :)

A reminder that if possible we'd appreciate you bringing something to sit on *in addition to your bum*!

See everyone around 2ish :)
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together

Postby Killakoala on Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:40 pm

I may be a little late. Should see you just after 1400. (2PM) Look slike there might be a lot of traffic on the Princes Hwy heading North.
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together

Postby Geoff on Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:44 pm

sirhc55 wrote:I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a great time and a very happy and prosperous new year.

Thanks Chris, sorry you aren't able to make it mate, I'm sure plenty of photos will be taken for you to see though.
Same to you re the happy and prosperous new year!

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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together

Postby ATJ on Sat Dec 13, 2008 1:06 pm

I've had to pull out at the last minute. Have a great time everybody and I'll catch up at the next meet.
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together

Postby Glen on Sat Dec 13, 2008 1:30 pm

Hi all, I recently changed from PDA back to phone and have lost Sheepie's address. Have PMed a few about this but no reply. Would someone be able to PM me Sheepie's address?
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together

Postby ATJ on Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:57 pm

Well? How was it?

I was so disappointed that I couldn't make it. I had been looking forward to the day for weeks.
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together

Postby gstark on Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:08 pm

Hi Andrew,

This was a most pleasant afternoon, and it was great to catch up with everyone. Many thanx to Leon, Amanda and Luke for the generous hospitality.

And please, also see the thread on the Portal page.
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Re: Sydney Christmas Get Together

Postby ATJ on Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:44 pm

gstark wrote:And please, also see the thread on the Portal page.

:?: "And the winners are" :?: to which I replied this morning already? Yes, I have seen that one. :roll:
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