I won a 1D MK II !!!!

OlgaJOlgaJ Registered Users Posts: 146 Major grins
edited January 5, 2005 in Cameras
I still don't believe that I won *something*, much less believe that the something is a 1D MK II. What a great way to start the year!

It was a giveaway between Roberts Distributing and DPhoto.US.

http://www.dphoto.us

Still jumping up and down here.

Olga

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  • AndyAndy Registered Users Posts: 50,016 Major grins
    edited January 1, 2005
    holy moly!

    congratulations, olga clap.gifclap.gifclap.gif

    yipppppppppppppppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
  • fishfish Registered Users Posts: 2,950 Major grins
    edited January 1, 2005
    OMG! Congrats! bowdown.gifclap
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  • GREAPERGREAPER Registered Users Posts: 3,113 Major grins
    edited January 1, 2005
    Incredible. It just goes to show ... somebody does win those contests.

    I never enter, maybe thats why I never win anything eek7.gif
  • ginger_55ginger_55 Registered Users Posts: 8,416 Major grins
    edited January 1, 2005
    Good doG, Olga, I thought this thread was a joke or something. It is real????

    People do win cars, so maybe a great camera is possible? Congrats! What a way to start the New Year, the one I am not acknowledging (sp?).

    I won a small skinny turkey once a very long time ago. I think that some of us only get one win. Sometimes I curse that turkey. Smile.

    Ginger, am very happy for you.
    After all is said and done, it is the sweet tea.
  • pathfinderpathfinder Super Moderators Posts: 14,694 moderator
    edited January 1, 2005
    Congratulations! drums.gif That's amazing! When do you actually get to hold it?
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  • Ann McRaeAnn McRae Registered Users Posts: 4,584 Major grins
    edited January 1, 2005
    Wow! Congrats, Olga. How very exciting! clap.gifclap.gifclap.gif


    ann
  • David_S85David_S85 Administrators Posts: 13,161 moderator
    edited January 1, 2005
    clap.gif That's fantastic, Olga! And to think, there's 364 more days left for other good things to happen too.

    Perhaps winning some lenses are next?

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  • OlgaJOlgaJ Registered Users Posts: 146 Major grins
    edited January 1, 2005
    GREAPER wrote:
    Incredible. It just goes to show ... somebody does win those contests.

    I never enter, maybe thats why I never win anything eek7.gif
    Amazing part was that there was no entry. Anyone registered at the site was automatically entered.

    Olga
  • OlgaJOlgaJ Registered Users Posts: 146 Major grins
    edited January 1, 2005
    David_S85 wrote:
    clap.gif That's fantastic, Olga! And to think, there's 364 more days left for other good things to happen too.

    Perhaps winning some lenses are next?

    - David
    Laughing.gif! Believe me, lenses is the last thing I need. What I really need is the strength to hold a camera that heavy. That, unfortunately, is nothing I can win or buy.

    Olga
  • OlgaJOlgaJ Registered Users Posts: 146 Major grins
    edited January 1, 2005
    pathfinder wrote:
    Congratulations! drums.gif That's amazing! When do you actually get to hold it?
    In three to four weeks.

    Olga
  • NikolaiNikolai Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited January 1, 2005
    Wow! Congrats!
    OlgaJ wrote:
    I still don't believe that I won *something*, much less believe that the something is a 1D MK II. What a great way to start the year!

    It was a giveaway between Roberts Distributing and DPhoto.US.

    http://www.dphoto.us

    Still jumping up and down here.

    Olga
    Very cool!
    Cheers!1drink.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • DeeDee Registered Users Posts: 2,981 Major grins
    edited January 1, 2005
    Wow, congratulations!
    OlgaJ wrote:
    I still don't believe that I won *something*, much less believe that the something is a 1D MK II. What a great way to start the year!

    It was a giveaway between Roberts Distributing and DPhoto.US.

    http://www.dphoto.us

    Still jumping up and down here.

    Olga

    I'd be jumping up and down too! Use it well! Looking forward to your photos.
  • OlgaJOlgaJ Registered Users Posts: 146 Major grins
    edited January 1, 2005
    Thank you all for the congrats.

    Olga
  • wxwaxwxwax Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
    edited January 2, 2005
    Good gracious, what a wonderful way to begin the new year! Congratulations! If it's too heavy for you, you can always sell it, get a 20D and some lenses.
    Sid.
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  • AndyAndy Registered Users Posts: 50,016 Major grins
    edited January 2, 2005
    olga has more lenses than shoes
    wxwax wrote:
    Good gracious, what a wonderful way to begin the new year! Congratulations! If it's too heavy for you, you can always sell it, get a 20D and some lenses.

    ... and, a 20D, to boot!
  • MainFraggerMainFragger Registered Users Posts: 563 Major grins
    edited January 2, 2005
    OlgaJ wrote:
    Laughing.gif! Believe me, lenses is the last thing I need. What I really need is the strength to hold a camera that heavy. That, unfortunately, is nothing I can win or buy.

    Olga
    If it proves too heavy, I'd be happy to buy it off of you with at least enough money to get the 20D instead. I've been shopping for a 1 D MKII, and expect to be getting the money for it very soon (within 2 weeks). I would love to be able to find one at less than the retail price... I am not asking you to part with something you can use, but if you find you can't use it... I would love to oppurtunity to save some money on it. If I gave you say...$2000 for it, that would cover the cost of the 20D and a lens or two or some other accessories. You'd still have come out ahead of the game, and I'd have made a great deal on my end!

    Oh..btw, in case you haven't noticed...I am always shameless in asking for what I want.. Please don't be offended if you feel my offer isn't fair.. I'm just one of those people that believes in hoping that wishful thinking can pay off from time to time. Either way, if you can't use it, drop me an e-mail, I'd love to discuss the matter with you.

    MainFragger
  • Steve CaviglianoSteve Cavigliano Super Moderators Posts: 3,599 moderator
    edited January 2, 2005
    WTG Olga!! clap.gifclap.gifclap.gif Wow, a new 1D Mk II, from a contest you really didn't even have to enter. How unexpected is that?......lol As you wrote, what a super way to start off the New Year mwink.gif

    Now you have another body. So your 20D can be your tele body and the Mk II your wide body (or wider body). Even if you have to mono, or tri, pod the beast I'm sure it will bring you great joy. I mean, just shooting in continuous and firing off 40+ shots would thrill me for months....lol (yes, I'm easily amused :lol )


    Congrats to you Olga and I hope you really enjoy your prize thumb.gif


    Steve
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  • mslammersmslammers Registered Users Posts: 121 Major grins
    edited January 4, 2005
    Great News
    Congratulations Olga. I bet you can get someone to follow you around carrying the camera so you only have to lift it when you are ready to shoot. At least I hope so. rolleyes1.gif
  • cmr164cmr164 Registered Users Posts: 1,542 Major grins
    edited January 5, 2005
    OlgaJ wrote:
    I still don't believe that I won *something*, much less believe that the something is a 1D MK II. What a great way to start the year!

    It was a giveaway between Roberts Distributing and DPhoto.US.

    http://www.dphoto.us

    Still jumping up and down here.

    Olga
    It ain't camera gear but I am also jumping up and down!! I had a Royal straight flush at Foxwoods Casino which is fairly rare. Rare enough so getting one also gets you a Foxwoods Poker Room jacket. I was pretty excited as I had never in my life had a royal flush and in fact had only seen one once. Now imagine my excitement when a couple of hours later I got another royal flush!!! The staff said they had never seen someone get two in one night!!! Yes!!!!
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  • marygracemarygrace Registered Users Posts: 73 Big grins
    edited January 5, 2005
    Congrats to you! Make sure you post pics with your new cam. Again, congrats!clap.gifthumb.gifclap.gif
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  • Steve CaviglianoSteve Cavigliano Super Moderators Posts: 3,599 moderator
    edited January 5, 2005
    cmr164 wrote:
    It ain't camera gear but I am also jumping up and down!! I had a Royal straight flush at Foxwoods Casino which is fairly rare. Rare enough so getting one also gets you a Foxwoods Poker Room jacket. I was pretty excited as I had never in my life had a royal flush and in fact had only seen one once. Now imagine my excitement when a couple of hours later I got another royal flush!!! The staff said they had never seen someone get two in one night!!! Yes!!!!

    Charles,
    I'd strongly advise you to go buy a lottery ticket today mwink.gif You can use your double royal flash winnings rolleyes1.gif

    Seriously, congratulaions clap.gif When you consider the odds, 2 royal flushes in one day, or night, is simply amazing.


    Steve
    SmugMug Support Hero
  • cmr164cmr164 Registered Users Posts: 1,542 Major grins
    edited January 5, 2005
    Charles,
    I'd strongly advise you to go buy a lottery ticket today mwink.gif You can use your double royal flash winnings rolleyes1.gif

    Seriously, congratulaions clap.gif When you consider the odds, 2 royal flushes in one day, or night, is simply amazing.


    Steve
    I should probably do as you say. The odds for powerball are about the same. I did go over to the Guinness Book of World Records web page and filed a claim. What the heck, the casino has it documented and maybe nobody did it before.
    Charles Richmond IT & Security Consultant
    Operating System Design, Drivers, Software
    Villa Del Rio II, Talamban, Pit-os, Cebu, Ph
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