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Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by ranxoren, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. ranxoren

    ranxoren Mu-43 Top Veteran

    631
    Apr 22, 2013
    Toronto, ON
    OT
    So... If any of you have been reading my posts over the last week or so, you will know that due to an unfortunate family crisis, I almost had to sell all of my gear to help with a big financial need.

    Things looked up for a minute and I thought I wouldn't have to sell anything. However, while my direct close family is okay, not everyone came out on top and I felt like helping.

    So over the last week or so I have secretly and slowly sold my 25/1.4 and eventually (today) my 75/1.8.

    Another topic you may have noticed in my posts, is a dear dear friend asking for recommendation on lenses and what to buy and what not.

    Turns out my wife told him I was selling my lenses to help and was hoping to eventually rebuild my kit (I was left with my OM-D and a CCTV MF lens) and he was asking me all these questions because they were "plotting".

    I've always been there for this friend and I suppose today he was there for me because I came home to THIS!!!!!!

    A brand new Black Oly 45/1.8 and a brand new Pany 12-35/2.8:

    photo.
    Quick and blurry phone picture — shaking with excitement!

    So I'm writing this post to say thank you to all the people that go out of their way to make other happy.

    I sure am a happy camper! I was just telling him yesterday after posting this thread (https://www.mu-43.com/f38/friend-s-ask-recommendation-stumped-me-48514/) that a 12-35 and 75 (or 45 since its MUCH cheaper) would be the dream combo for my uses.

    Edit: Sorry this post turned out to be much bigger than I expected :p
    I am just so happy!!
     
  2. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    What goes around comes around....you were a strong & self-sacrificing friend and now you've been blessed :smile:
     
  3. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    Very cool! And a shiny black 45! Very nice. Shots from the 12-35 when you stop shaking please!
     
  4. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    Wow! I didn't know of your near crisis, but I'm glad to hear it's been mostly averted. It's wonderful that your friend could be there for you to help keep your hobby going. Life is tough, but it's stories like these that warm my heart. Take care and enjoy!
     
  5. ranxoren

    ranxoren Mu-43 Top Veteran

    631
    Apr 22, 2013
    Toronto, ON
    OT
    Thanks for the kind words. I suppose the universe does have its ways :)

    Will absolutely do!!

    All is well now, after selling the 75mm/1.8 this afternoon (https://www.mu-43.com/f17/olympus-m...m-f1-8-location-canada-ships-canada-us-48567/) we were able to close this chapter and "live happily ever after" :p or at least for now!
     
  6. Bravin Neff

    Bravin Neff Mu-43 Regular

    192
    Sep 25, 2011
    Detroit
    Bravin Neff
    Congratulations. That's great!
     
  7. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Great read and thanks for sharing!
     
  8. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    Congrats! Now get out there and take some photos!
     
  9. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    I agree -- shoot and show!

    I'm quite take with the 12-35mm lens. Wish I'd had it for the balloon festival video I'm doing -- but I overcame it.

    I loaned it to a friend and made that commitment before I got the all-access passes to the festival. I will not be loaning it out AGAIN.
     
  10. willsterstyle

    willsterstyle Mu-43 Regular

    31
    May 13, 2013
    Toronto, Ontario
    Will
    Awesome man! Glad everything's okay now.
     
  11. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    贾一川
    man I love your shots, keep them coming!
     
  12. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris
    like RT said, what goes around comes around. that is awesome! enjoy it!
     
  13. Christilou

    Christilou Mu-43 Top Veteran

    657
    Feb 25, 2010
    Camberley, Surrey
    How lovely and what a good friend you are........ I think you get the friends you deserve! Enjoy your treasures ;)
     
  14. rklepper

    rklepper Mu-43 Top Veteran

    733
    Dec 19, 2012
    Iowa, USA
    Robert
    Well what goes around comes around and you did good deeds. It came back to you. What a great thing to have such good friends (I am talking about both you and your deeds and your friend). Enjoy.
     
  15. ranxoren

    ranxoren Mu-43 Top Veteran

    631
    Apr 22, 2013
    Toronto, ON
    OT
    Thanks everyone for all the kind words!

    Excited to go shooting tomorrow, I set up a shoot for this local band, their lead guitar and I are going to go find an old grungy alley tomorrow and do a black and white shoot of him with his guitar and an amp.

    Thanks again <3 love this community!
     
  16. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    Good to hear that things are looking up. You have some fantastic friends!
     
  17. ranxoren

    ranxoren Mu-43 Top Veteran

    631
    Apr 22, 2013
    Toronto, ON
    OT
    I sure do!! :2thumbs::thumbup::2thumbs:
    I am feeling very fortunate and grateful.
     
  18. sammykhalifa

    sammykhalifa Mu-43 Top Veteran

    762
    Jun 22, 2012
    Pittsburgh PA
    Neil
    Sometimes, people are good.
     
  19. monk3y

    monk3y Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 14, 2013
    in The Cloud...
    Steven
    awesome story man :D
     
  20. denis_sf

    denis_sf Mu-43 Regular

    98
    Jun 4, 2013
    Oakland, CA
    Denis
    Very relieved to hear that your situation worked out AND that you were the recipient of such a wonderful gesture of giving.

    Enjoy.