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05-07-2008, 05:50 AM   #1
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Hi from Canberra

Hi all
I've looked at this site a few times, often for the lens info, so I thought it time to join.
I'm another Australian from Canberra, the nation's capital. A great place to live, though I'm originally from Brisbane - even went to school in Sunnybank, where I see another member lives.

I've used Pentax cameras since buying a K1000 in 1980, also had an ME Super (lost in a rafting trip), and after a long gap I renewed the Pentax friendship with an MZ50n, and now a K100D. Over the last couple of years I've been collecting K, M and A mount lenses and even a couple of M42 mount lenses. I enjoy the results from these great manual focus lenses.

I also own other brands of camera gear but this isn't the place to mention them!

Regards to all

05-07-2008, 08:19 AM   #2
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Finally, a new aussie member that's not from victoria!

Welcome to the forums mate, the guys here are a great and helpful lot. Enjoy your stay.
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Welcome to the forums.

Post up some photos from your area.
Canberra is a nice place ... if you are visiting.
Not sure if I'd like living there with all of the politicians though.
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Welcome to the forum. You are probably the first member I saw from Canbera besides jommo

05-08-2008, 04:15 AM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by Roburg Quote
Hi all
I've looked at this site a few times, often for the lens info, so I thought it time to join.
I'm another Australian from Canberra, the nation's capital. A great place to live, though I'm originally from Brisbane - even went to school in Sunnybank, where I see another member lives.
Are you Kevin Rudd?

Welcome, at any rate.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mechan1k Quote
Welcome to the forums.

Post up some photos from your area.
Canberra is a nice place ... if you are visiting.
Not sure if I'd like living there with all of the politicians though.


Yeap you want to be living upwind with all those politicians down there



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05-08-2008, 07:01 AM   #7
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No, not Kevin - he just followed me down here! We do have lots of politicians in Canberra, but remember we only own 4 of them - the rest are sent here from the rest of the country!

Thanks for the welcomes - when work isn't so busy I'll post some pictures.
05-18-2008, 11:26 PM   #8
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Hi Roburg,

Welcome to the forum, it's nice to see another Canberran here but we still have a fair bit of recruiting to do before we match the Melbourians for members.

Cheers,
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QuoteQuote:
Not sure if I'd like living there with all of the politicians though
If you guys knew how infrequently the politicians are actually here you'd be shocked.

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Ah, yes, I forgot Janet moved Parliament to Kirribilli House.
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Welcome Roburg - would be getting a bit chilly down there this time of year I would expect?
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I'm only new here myself, but welcome also
Showed a Kiwi shooter buddy around Canberra in January,
he was impressed, and I was too, with Parliament House for the first time
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Welcome Roburg - would be getting a bit chilly down there this time of year I would expect?
Minus 2.7 yesterday with a cracker frost, time to start planning a holiday somewhere north
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Hi and welcome to the forum. The last time i visited Canberra was in the 80's. I do remember getting lost and going around in a lot of circles...LOL!!
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Prostitution, porno, fireworks and pot....... sure you may want to change the composition a bit but are not these the elements of good time...... or are they just the elements of politicians good time?

BTW, I am into powerkiting (huge kites and buggies or boards). There are a number of canberrians that do this in the middle of lake george. Some of you should get out and shoot the action.

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Prostitution, porno, fireworks and pot....... sure you may want to change the composition a bit but are not these the elements of good time...... or are they just the elements of politicians good time?

BTW, I am into powerkiting (huge kites and buggies or boards). There are a number of canberrians that do this in the middle of lake george. Some of you should get out and shoot the action.

cheers
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I don't know what pollies do in their spare time, but the powerkiting sounds interesting. When do you do it? How do you get onto the lake bed? Do you switch to boards if Lake George ever fills with water again? (for those who are wondering, the lake is a huge but very shallow and flat lake which has dried up in the continuing drought in this part of the world)
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