• 01-14-2005, 01:27 PM
    Speed
    Boooo! Nikon! Boooo!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Trevor Ash
    Boooo! Nikon! Boooo!

    Oh my, what negative energy. I'm not a Nikon elitist, mind you. I'm a Nikon Samurai. I also readily acknowledge that there are other camera's out there (though why anyone would want to use one of those is beyond me!), and that they are quite capable of producing "decent" images. ;-)

    I have indeed made mention that it is the photographer, not the lightbox he or she uses, that makes great images. For instance, in a previous post I said the following regarding Paul's switch to the dark side (Canon):

    "He is also living proof that it's the photographer, not the camera, that makes the image."

    And Paul admitted that he will never sell his Nikon's! Proof that even the dark side acknowledges fine craftmanship.

    Thanks for chiming in Trevor!
  • 01-14-2005, 03:36 PM
    coloradoamigo
    I Say Colorado!!!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Speed
    I've driven by the City Of Salt, but never stopped there. A Samurai gathering sounds good to me. We'll have to rotate where we meet. Maybe have a gathering in Utah, then one in the NC/VA area, then maybe one down in Florida or Texas or LA (that's Lower Alabama for those above the Mason/Dixon line). :-O
    We'll have to see who would be up for one and when. I've got a sleeping bag, how many square feet is your house? ;-)

    It's damn near right in the middle of the country, so easier for everyone to get to, has incredible scenery, and most important, I wouldn't have to go anywhere!! ;) ;)
    Only thing is, Paul would have to allowed to participate if he so choosed. He could named a temporary Samurai for the trip and he "accidently" brought the wrong equipment. ;)

    Seriously though, Utah would be great too. :)
  • 01-14-2005, 04:35 PM
    walterick
    Re: Boooo! Nikon! Boooo!
    "I have indeed made mention that it is the photographer, not the lightbox he or she uses, that makes great images... "He is also living proof that it's the photographer, not the camera, that makes the image."

    Speed's just saying that to remain PC. Nikon really is better than every other camera out there.

    :p

    Rick
  • 01-14-2005, 05:19 PM
    Asylum Steve
    A female samurai? I don't think so...
    Now ladies, I can assure you that there's not a sexist bone on my body, but simply reflecting on the thinking of the time in feudal Japan, I can tell you they would not have been too thrilled with the idea of a female samurai.

    How 'bout we make the gals Nikon Geishas??? :D

    BTW, send your cards and letters to the management of this site... ;)
  • 01-14-2005, 08:42 PM
    mtbbrian
    Ok...
    I am glad you are keep track!
    Thanks Robert!
    You are certainly the Samurai #1!
    Brian
    Nikon Samurai #2!
    :cool:
  • 01-14-2005, 08:46 PM
    mtbbrian
    Re: Good One Robert!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Speed
    I've got a sleeping bag, how many square feet is your house? ;-)

    I have two spare rooms, and a futon downstairs.

    I'd love to have a Samurai gathering here in SLC..

    Brian
    Nikon Samurai #2!
    :cool:
  • 01-14-2005, 08:48 PM
    mtbbrian
    Re: I Say Colorado!!!
    Where is Lone Tree, CO anyway?
    I was Colorado Springs last week.
    Brian
    Nikon Samurai #2!
    :cool:
  • 01-15-2005, 01:21 PM
    coloradoamigo
    Lone Tree.....
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mtbbrian
    Where is Lone Tree, CO anyway?
    I was Colorado Springs last week.
    Brian
    Nikon Samurai #2!
    :cool:

    Lone Tree is actually a far southern suburb on the outskirts of the Denver Metro area. Now, this is a little complicated, but we do not actually live in Lone Tree, we live in unincorporated Douglas County (like I said, far outskirts), between Parker, CO. and Lone Tree. We have an Englewood mailing address, which is hilarious, because we are nowhere near Englewood.
    As far as where you were, we were close, we live about 50 miles or so to the north of Colorado Springs, and about 10 miles north of Castle Rock.
    So since we are closer to Lone Tree than anywhere else, that's what I put down. Sounds better than "unincorporated Douglas County".
    Sorry for the long-winded response, and I hope it wasn't confusing.
  • 01-15-2005, 04:13 PM
    walterick
    Re: I Say Colorado!!!
    How about a general Photogathering for whoever wants to come but the Samurais get the beds? :D
  • 01-15-2005, 07:09 PM
    mtbbrian
    LOL Rick!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by walterick
    How about a general Photogathering for whoever wants to come but the Samurais get the beds? :D

    For you.. SURE!
    I am serious though about a gathering here in SLC, Nikon Samurai or not.
    I would love to meet more from here!
    Brian
    Nikon Samurai #2!
    :cool:
  • 01-15-2005, 07:57 PM
    MJS
    Re: Would Nikon Samurai # 5 Please Step Forward
    I'm going through final inspections on a new addition to the house. I won't be going anywhere for a long time, except for a side trip to NYC when my son's band plays at Carnegie Hall in April.
  • 01-15-2005, 08:05 PM
    natatbeach
    chauvinist loser weiner
    I mean that with the utmost love and respect for you...Steve

    How 'bout we make the gals Nikon Geishas???

    http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art18012.asp

    email me at natatbeach1@ yahoo.com with you're I'm a big loser apology
    :D

    Now I'll go practice my naginata(google it) and sharpen my weapons for the next time I see you..... ;)
  • 01-15-2005, 08:51 PM
    walterick
    Re: Would Nikon Samurai # 5 Please Step Forward
    If we can't gather, can we at least get t-shirts?
  • 01-15-2005, 08:55 PM
    deckcadet
    Re: Would Nikon Samurai # 5 Please Step Forward
    actually MJS mentioned this at school friday :)
  • 01-16-2005, 07:27 AM
    mtbbrian
    Re: Would Nikon Samurai # 5 Please Step Forward
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by walterick
    If we can't gather, can we at least get t-shirts?

    Come On!
    Let's Do it! In SLC Baby!
    Brian
    Nikon Samurai #2!
    :cool:
  • 01-16-2005, 07:31 AM
    mtbbrian
    Re: A female samurai? I don't think so...
    I am all for equal opportunity!
    Feudalism is an antiquated idea anyway!
    Besides haven't you seen "Mulan"?
    :D :p :rolleyes: ;)
    Brian
    Nikon Samurai #2!
    :cool:
  • 01-16-2005, 09:34 AM
    natatbeach
    Re: Would Nikon Samurai # 5 Please Step Forward
    How about if we design shirts and exchange those along with the prints...
  • 01-16-2005, 10:11 AM
    Asylum Steve
    I'm sorry, but I simply WILL NOT apologize... ;)
    >>email me you're "I'm a big loser" apology...

    Nope. I'm no chauvinist. If it had been up to me, there would have been MANY female samurai. After all, I feel anything a man can do...

    Hey, if I'm guilty of anything, it's simply not knowing 11th century Japanese history. And for that I think I can be forgiven...


    >>Now I'll go practice my naginata (google it)

    No need for me to. Just because you didn't know what naginata was, doesn't mean I didn't. OUCH! :p


    >>and sharpen my weapons for the next time I see you...

    Well, ok. My weapon is my wit, and it's always razor sharp... :D

    BTW, FWIW, I enjoyed both Mulan and Kill Bill. So there...
  • 01-16-2005, 10:32 AM
    mtbbrian
    LOL Steve!
    I am with you Steve, I would have had lots of female Samuari's.
    You are a witty guy!
    :rolleyes: :D :p ;)
    Brian
    Nikon Samuari #2!
    :cool:
  • 01-16-2005, 10:36 AM
    mtbbrian
    Here's an Idea...
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by natatbeach
    How about if we design shirts and exchange those along with the prints...

    Maybe we could have an "Un Gathering", where we do all the stuff that would happen at an actual gathering, a photo exchange and a t shirt one.

    I'd be up for that.

    The only stipulation would be that the photograph to be exchanged must be taken with a Nikon.

    What do you say my fellow Samurais!

    Brian
    Nikon Samurai
    #2!
    :cool:
  • 01-16-2005, 08:53 PM
    natatbeach
    Re: I'm sorry, but I simply WILL NOT apologize... ;)
    Nope. I'm no chauvinist. If it had been up to me, there would have been MANY female samurai. After all, I feel anything a man can do...

    yea right many female samurai and even more geisha :p


    Well, ok. My weapon is my wit, and it's always razor sharp... :D

    yawn !
    :rolleyes:

    I thought your weapon was your charm and good looks ;)
    musta had you confused with someone else

    you're forgiven for your limited knowledge

    if our paths crossed again---I'd still consider giving you a kidney :D
  • 01-16-2005, 10:29 PM
    almo
    Re: Would Nikon Samurai # 5 Please Step Forward
    [QUOTE=Speed]I was updating "The List" of Nikon Samurai's, and I realized that number five was vacant. So who is number 5? I'm thinking it's Nat, but it could be Old Timer. "Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most." [QUOTE]



    I have it on pretty good athourity that i_love_my_camera uses a Nikon Fm 2A when she shoots film. Does this count?

    almo
  • 01-17-2005, 04:03 PM
    Speed
    Re: A female samurai? I don't think so...
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Asylum Steve
    Now ladies, I can assure you that there's not a sexist bone on my body, but simply reflecting on the thinking of the time in feudal Japan, I can tell you they would not have been too thrilled with the idea of a female samurai.

    How 'bout we make the gals Nikon Geishas??? :D

    BTW, send your cards and letters to the management of this site... ;)


    Steve, you are a RIOT!

    Technically correct, mind you, but still a riot!

    "I like you. You make me laugh."
    Gung Ho
  • 01-17-2005, 04:12 PM
    Speed
    Re: Boooo! Nikon! Boooo!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by walterick
    "I have indeed made mention that it is the photographer, not the lightbox he or she uses, that makes great images... "He is also living proof that it's the photographer, not the camera, that makes the image."

    Speed's just saying that to remain PC. Nikon really is better than every other camera out there.

    :p

    Rick


    Of course Nikon is better!

    I was merely acknowledging that it is possible to take photo's with other brands. I also mentioned that I couldn't imagine why anyone would want to do that! I guess it was PC of me, to not state that using another brand was handicapping the user. ;-)

    I could be anti-PC by pointing out that Paul learned how-to with Nikon gear! :-D

    Then he switched to the dark side.
  • 01-17-2005, 04:18 PM
    Speed
    uses a Nikon Fm 2A when she shoots film. Does this count?
    [QUOTE=almo][QUOTE=Speed]I was updating "The List" of Nikon Samurai's, and I realized that number five was vacant. So who is number 5? I'm thinking it's Nat, but it could be Old Timer. "Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most."
    Quote:




    I have it on pretty good athourity that i_love_my_camera uses a Nikon Fm 2A when she shoots film. Does this count?

    almo

    Absolutely!

    Does she want to be Nikon Samurai # 12?