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Old 03-03-2011   #1
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Let's do it!

Some days ago someone talked about the idea of ordering an X100 as a RFF members' gift to Keith. I think that would be really cool! The camera would see good use in his gallery shooting for sure.

Why don't we do it? $10 per member and it will be a really, really nice story...

Who's in?

C'mon, I know we're more than only 120 kind people around here!

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I'm in for 10.00 ....
if it will make Keith....Happy
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Does anybody know Keith's Paypal address?

He can tell us when the price is reached.

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Hey, I'm good with the idea. Would be really interesting to see what he can do with the camera.
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htf is keith?
A friend of many of us here on RFF, hunz. His name on RFF is "Keith", in case you want to check who he is from his posts.

He's getting an X100 as a gift from his friends.

If you don't know him, maybe you have little to do here...

Nice to meet you!

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Doesn't anyone want to see the crappy photos I will take with a 50mm Summilux ASPH??? Hell, I'll even settle for a BGN grade pre-ASPH!!!
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why Keith?
Hi Akiva,

You're much appreciated here too, by many members: I guess you're asking just because you know that... Don't tempt us!

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I'm in - he's a Zuikoholic brother

what's the paypal address?
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I pulled the trigger - can we fund a new hat for him too ?
why are we doing this ?
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I like the hat on his avatar a lot too! Keith is to me one of the most sensitive and intelligent photographers posting here. I like his posts and his humor deeply. He deserves that X100!

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I'm in, lots of good fun talking with the guy from OZ.
Maybe he should auction off his hat if we don't make the full amount needed.
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I've just got home from the shops to discover a PM from Juan and a link to this thread and I really don't know quite what to say ... except that the quality of the people at this site never fails to absolutely stun me. Maybe it's the rangefinder thing that attracts souls who are a little different to the rest because a lot of the amazing generosity and kindness I see here is missing in other forums I've visited.

Of course I want an X100 ... who doesn't but financially I have no hope at the moment and have actually sold gear over the last few months to keep a roof over my head and food on the table. Several cameras, some lenses and my beloved Vespa have gone by the way to achieve this. I had a reasonably lucrative one day a week job that along with the occasional paid gig photographing gallery openings was keeping me afloat but unfortunately the part time job evaporated last year and the money I get from the infrequent photography work is way short of what a person can live on. You have to do what you have to do to survive in this world and I'm optomistic enough to think that if I tighten my belt and ride the situation out things will improve. There are people around a lot worse off than myself ... you only have to open your eyes and look around to realise this.

I can only accept such generosity on this condition ... and that is that this camera cannot be sold by me. If circumstances arise that prevent me from using the camera or I just plain don't want it ... it would have to go to another forum member in need who may also be struggling with money and life generally. I'm very serious about this committment and only see it as being fair.

Juan ... you're an amazing guy to think of doing such a thing for another person on the other side of the world and even if it doesn't come to fruition financially I'll have been deeply affected by it's inception and the basic goodness of my fellow human beings. Particularly the ones who inhabit this incredible forum.

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having read Keith's sentiments, of course, I'm in. there are some pretty wonderful people on RFF, including everyone who's posted to this thread.

however, the hat stays!
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It's nothing, Keith: we really appreciate you... Soon you'll be working again in something you like, and back home from work your company will be an X100.

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Can someone tell me how to send money using paypal without fees? I tried personal gift from bank account and still has fee.
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genuinely didn't know who keith was. haven't frequented here long enough.

i see you're in oz too, well, then you're a-ok then!

i know what it's like not to have a consistent income also. i hope your situation improves soon mate
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Done. For the price of a fancy drink, please someone with a fancy camera. That is priceless.
If my big ticket item sells on ebay I'll get you all an X100.
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Can someone tell me how to send money using paypal without fees? I tried personal gift from bank account and still has fee.
I tried personal gift too and it went through without fee
It's probably an FX conversion fee for you.
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Some days ago someone talked about the idea of ordering an X100 as a RFF members' gift to Keith. I think that would be really cool! The camera would see good use in his gallery shooting for sure.

Why don't we do it? $10 per member and it will be a really, really nice story...

Who's in?

C'mon, I know we're more than only 120 kind people around here!
Cheers,

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I would be lying... if I said that I didn't enjoy reading Keith's many informative and witty postings over the last few months.
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Great idea Juan! My hat (and perhaps Keith's also)... is off to you for starting this thread. Very, very 'classy' indeed!
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Keith... I know that many of us here at RFF have been in a similar situation to you... at one time or another. "Keep your chin up!"... your situation will turn around sooner than you think.
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I'm down for a tenner. Maybe I'll run into that X100 out on the street taking photos one day
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Done! Nice thought starting this Juan, good things should happen to good people.

It's a good day. Enjoy Keith
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I have no idea how Paypal works but I'll find a way to contribute.

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I just had one of those 'oh my god' moments when I got a paypal email notification that I'd received ten Euros from Richard Jenkinson!

It turns out our Pitxu's son is also a Richard and heard about this thread and decided to contribute ... whew! (insert emoticon for heavy persperation and slightly increased heart rate)

Mate ... if you're reading this you gave me one hell of a scare. I was extremely fond of your dad and miss him to this day ... what you have just done was very special and quite unique ... I thank you with all my heart.

This applies to rest of you too of course.
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I'm in. Having only recently found work after a long period of unemployment, I too know what you are going through.

Hopefully things are looking up fo me now as I have a good (although temporary) job and a exhibition coming up in May!

All the best to you Keith - from one kiwi to another!

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but financially I have no hope at the moment and have actually sold gear over the last few months to keep a roof over my head and food on the table.
Keith, I know how tough times can be, though I'm fortunate that I was able to keep the wolf from the door (at the cost of spending last year in Melbourne as an economic refugee).

I'd spend $10 buying you a beer or three, anytime. This is probably a more productive cause, so it's on its way.

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Great stuff. Done.

This must be the beginning of WorldWide Camera Therapy -- not yet recognized by DSM 4 and the helping professions --

or the start of Photographic Micro Stimulus Program -- flying under the radar of the world's central bankers -- and building on the great success of microlending.

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What a marvellous idea - I haven't been here long enough to appreciate Keith, or anyone else for that particular matter. But this idea is really great - money sent across the interwebs!
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Well, I guess we're close to getting the hybrid viewfinder, for now...

Let's go for the rest of the body and for the lens!

Ladies and gentlemen, you're all kindly invited to participate. Become part of this historical moment... while you can!

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He's a fellow Strine ain't he? Ok I'm in.

Btw, the bloody thing goes on sale here in Tokyo tomorrow.
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