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RFF's 10th Birthday! Designs for Softies, Cups, Hats Invited!
Old 07-16-2013   #1
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RFF's 10th Birthday! Designs for Softies, Cups, Hats Invited!

On July 28, 2003 Jorge Torralba registered and founded RFF. As I am writing this, we are 112,722 threads and 1,903,520 posts later.

I bought RFF from Jorge in January 2007, keeping him on as RFF's 2nd Admin and Tech guy.

I would like to invite designs RFF 10th Anniversary for

Soft Releases made by Tom A
Coffee Mugs
Hats

With luck we can make these happen!

Happy RFF B Day!

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Folks, to be clear

I am asking for suggestions on designs for the soft release, coffee mugs, hats, and t shirts.

Tom will make the softies.

I hope to have commercial services make the mugs, hats and tshirts, you can just order from them.

Please submit designs into this thread.

It will be some time until the new items are actually available for delivery.

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Old 07-16-2013   #2
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Many thanks to Jorge.
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Old 07-16-2013   #3
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Wow! Congratulations!
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Old 07-16-2013   #4
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Wow! That's great. Congrats to all involved...TW
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Old 07-16-2013   #5
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10 years, wow! A century in Internet time
Thanks to Jorge, Stephen, and everyone who keeps RFF going!
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Old 07-16-2013   #6
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Congratulations! Great to be part of the second half. As for a softie, maybe we can get Tom's contractor to get us a special order. Design?
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Wow, has it been that long? I joined in 2005 owning only one camera, a Yashica GT.

Now I have 13 cameras of various types & formats, but my most favored is my Leica M2...... All down to Rff for really invigorating my interest in photography into the passion that it is now.

Thanks to both Jorge & Stephen, and the many many wonderful members on this forum which has become almost a 2nd home for me...
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Old 07-16-2013   #8
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I became a member just a little over a year after the site started, back in October of 2004. I left for over a year when I went completely digital back in early 2007 and sold all of my rangefinder film cameras, but I eventually came back because of the quality of the photography presented here and because of the wealth of information on this forum.

I would really like to be able to purchase some type of hat- not a ball cap, but some sort of a hat with a wide brim for shooting outdoors in the hot sun.
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I came in at the end of 2004...I never knew the start date of RFF...I thought it was around long before I got here...
Wow, coming up on ten years...Congrats to all...
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Old 07-16-2013   #10
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What a wonderful idea ... thanks to all the folks who have made it possible and especially to Jorge and The Head Bartender.

t-shirts too maybe?
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Old 07-17-2013   #11
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Yes, thank you to all involved in running RFF. I have joined many other photography forums and left practically all of them. IMO they didn't offer the quality offered by RFF.

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Old 07-17-2013   #12
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It seems so long ago that there were only a couple handfuls of active members and we didn't own Leicas. We have all grown.

OK, who has some design ideas for that coffee cup?
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Old 07-17-2013   #13
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Cool stuff! Congratulations!

I'd love a mini softie, I really like the previous one so it'd be cool to keep along with the simple design.

As for the mug, maybe something giving a nod to film?
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Awesome idea and congratulations to everybody for making this place what it is.....I'm not good at designing stuff but I will definetly see what I can think up and try to submit something ....

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Congratulations and thanks to both of you, Stephen and Jorge. It is great place.

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Congratulations Stephen and Jorge. This has become THE place on the web for our ilk. Well done.

I second Rick's thought about the wide brim hat... perhaps a high-quality sailing hat in the Tilley design?
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Congrats guys. Excellent site with many, many excellent members.

I'd be in on a stylish new softie for my big Fuji. My last softie came off while shooting and I've missed it since. Woo!

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Slightly confused, is this open for designing said items or is this a request for those who can/ability to create the items to submit services? Having missed out on the whole last batch of items i'd like to just see what's what.

A joyous time for sure!
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Congrats to Jorge and Stephen. And, frankly, all of the moderators! By all of your efforts, y'all have made this a pretty good place to hang out at. Thank you all.

I read Stephen's post as inviting design ideas, Iam.

I'll be trying to put together some ideas and if they look OK, I will post 'em here.
As to hats, I really liked the hat we were offered last time--2005?--and think that design would be good again.

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Slightly confused, is this open for designing said items or is this a request for those who can/ability to create the items to submit services? Having missed out on the whole last batch of items i'd like to just see what's what.

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Here's a couple:
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Here's a couple:

Can they be powder coated white, reversed out. A white softie would be nice!

I personally discovered RFF in 06, It has proven to be a great resource & community. Also continues to fuel my GAS!!
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Like Ralph, I recall the days when most of the RFF members did NOT own even one Leica, and slowly we all were posting threads like "Finally took the plunge" or "I'm now a Leica owner."

This also means I've been member # 12 for 10 years. That's something to celebrate!
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Count me in for a cap with RFF logo. Thanks for the last 10 years,
Kudos to you and Jorge for all you do and have done.
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Old 07-17-2013   #23
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my preference would be a ball cap followed by a mug and a mini softie...

whatever happened to the designs from the last mini softie...some of them were pretty good .

francisco, you joined right after me...i'm #11!!
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Old 07-17-2013   #25
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Wow! Congratulations to you and Jorge, for making this possible!
I am a recent member, but nevertheless I am surprised by the age - in internet terms, as someone already said - reached by RFF (honestly, I thought the forum was much younger than that). I discovered it in 2008.

Please count me in for a softie with RFF logo (a softie AND a mini softie would be great too) and a hat.

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One of the first announcements about the New RFF forum.

http://forums.popphoto.com/showthrea...gefinder-forum
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Congratulations!
I would go for a cap or a cup.

Added: and a shirt, if possible!
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I'm a newbie here but so far this is the best camera forum without the arrogance often displayed in other places. I especially liked the Roger Hicks article on camera gurus and how to avoid them on his modules page.

I hope you eventually get the quick sign in again problem fixed that occurs before I get get reply to threads finished, happens everytime I write something I have sign in again for it to post.
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...commemorative M model?
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...commemorative M model?
Considering all our contributions to Leica's bottom line, it's more than fair...
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Congratulations... here's to another 10

Softie ,mug, tshirt all sound good to me
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I'd be lost without RFF. I know there's other photo enthusiast sites, but I don't bother...

Put me down for 2 softies. I NEED them.

T-shirt? Yeah, I'd proudly wear one.

And not least. Many thanks to head bartender, his partners in crime, and all the great people of RFF.
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congrats to all.

I'll certainly take a softie and probably a t-shirt and hat, too.
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Congrats to all indeed!!

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Hi,


and congrats to all.
I pretty much liked the design of the RFF-Softie with the italic writing on it. Something like that with an added "10", maybe?
Concerning the mug and T-Shirt, i thought of the right half of a film rangefinder camera top plate with the frame counter set to "10". Just white lines on a black shirt or vice versa. Don't have the skills to ilustrate it, though.

Regards and thanks a lot to all contributors here on RFF,

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Oh no, I am against this, no no, this would be awful (GAS strikes). Where do I order?
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Would a film case be too much to aim for?
Otherwise I'll wear that t-shirt with pride, and that softie too.
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Congrat!
A mini softie will be great.
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CONGRATS TO 10 yrs

RFF is my main photo forum.I'am here everyday time permitting.
Glad I went looking for info for on my Canon L1.All my other range finder equipment has been purchased here.

All items for the tenth ann are welcome here .
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