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Old 21-11-2013, 08:06 PM
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Smokes or L Glass

Hi Guys, wow, am I excited, and it will thunder and lightning in Victoria for some time to come,

On Sunday I pick up the Lens of my dreams, something I have been looking for for some two years, and the opportunity came last week.

Prior to that date I calculated the price of smoking and came to a staggering conclusion that if i gave it away at the current price i could actually buy a Super Telephoto Canon Lens.

So today, after saving nearly $8000.00 on smokes, I only had to add a couple of thousand and I bought this.

Canon 800mm F/5.6 IS USM L Lens

Yep, they retail for about $14,500 however i was lucky to be able to do a deal with Bruce Thompson, the Wildlife Photographer, and secure it at much less.

He is flying to Melbourne on the weekend and bringing it with him, so all i have to do is drive to Melbourne and pick it up on Sunday.

Man, am I stoked

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Old 21-11-2013, 08:12 PM
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Congrats, Leon! That's quite a piece of glass. I'm sure your lungs appreciate it too.
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Old 21-11-2013, 10:00 PM
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Nice lens Leon, I once calculated that my brother, who died of lung cancer, smoked the equivalent of a house in value during his lifetime.
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Old 21-11-2013, 11:05 PM
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Rick, Phil, guys you are both right, the toll of smoking and related issues are high, however we/some still do it, it is addictive.

However I am so glad that i can now enjoy the benefits and look through some L Glass

Still excited, Is it nearly Sunday. Hi JEN

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Old 21-11-2013, 11:24 PM
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Freakin' awesome, mate!

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Old 22-11-2013, 07:51 AM
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Onya Leon! Great plan indeed. Am sure you'll enjoy it, your lungs certainly will.
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Old 22-11-2013, 09:18 AM
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H, awesome is right mate, and such a great price, I just cant wait till Sunday.

Jase, my lungs are jumping with joy, as long as my old eyes hold out, but them it is AF so that should help

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Old 22-11-2013, 10:00 AM
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Nice little telescope, Leon. That's a cracker!

Did it come with it's own guiding system and EQ mount?

Seriously, that's a gem and a half there! Hope you put it to some great use.
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Old 22-11-2013, 11:27 AM
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Shane, a gem indeed. and use, well it will get tired of me plying with it.

It is not a point and shoot, so there is much enjoyable work to be done.

Leon

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