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    Testing the Leica M9 Book . . and Alzheimer's

    Hi there
    I've been working on a Blurb book of photographs taken while testing the Leica M9.

    Terry Banet has been really helpful proof-reading and commenting, and Guy has kindly agreed to let me publicise it here.

    Finally it's finished!

    Field Testing the Leica M9

    There is a full preview on the Blurb site - I'll be putting up a pdf file on my website later on.

    We had our final copy delivered the other day, and I think it looks splendid (of course I might not be entirely unbiased ).

    I don't want to make any money out of it myself, but I have put a £5.00 profit on each book, to go to the Alzheimer's Research Foundation.

    It appears that although there is quite a lot of hope of finding ways of preventing or stopping Alzheimer's disease, the funding is very poor compared to other diseases - I guess that sick elderly people just aren't very sexy. Let's hope none of us suffer from it, but if it isn't fixed, then the costs of supporting all those Baby Boomer's when they lose their marbles will affect us all.

    Anyway, Here is their website:

    Alzheimer's Research Foundation

    I've elected for the payment from the book to go directly to the foundation (so that I don't need to collect it and pass it on).

    All the best

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    Re: Testing the Leica M9 Book . . and Alzheimer's

    This is whole heartedly supported by the GetDPI family so please support Jono's efforts here to help fund Alzheimer's Research. Thanks Everyone
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

    www.guymancusophotography.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    This is whole heartedly supported by the GetDPI family so please support Jono's efforts here to help fund Alzheimer's Research. Thanks Everyone
    Thank you Guy!

    all the best

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    Re: Testing the Leica M9 Book . . and Alzheimer's

    I've ordered my copy even though Jono gives too much credit above!
    I think it is fun to have photo books from friends I've met and "talk" to everyday on the web.

    I still think it is amazing that the current state of technology allows us to order books on demand.

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    Re: Testing the Leica M9 Book . . and Alzheimer's

    Awesome, Jono!

    Thanks for providing the link to Alzheimer research site!

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    Re: Testing the Leica M9 Book . . and Alzheimer's

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    I've ordered my copy even though Jono gives too much credit above!
    Not a bit of it - you've been really helpful, not just in the making of the book either!

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    I think it is fun to have photo books from friends I've met and "talk" to everyday on the web.

    I still think it is amazing that the current state of technology allows us to order books on demand.
    Isn't it great - Silas calls it 'vanity publishing' but at least you don't end up with 500 copies in the garage!

    all the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Awesome, Jono!

    Thanks for providing the link to Alzheimer research site!
    Hi Vivek . . thank you . . now then, don't forget that link will you

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    Re: Testing the Leica M9 Book . . and Alzheimer's

    Done ...
    Bart ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Done ...
    Hi Bart
    You're a wonderful man - thank you!
    And thank you for the nice comment as well. I hope you enjoy it.

    all the best

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    Wow - that was a quicky ! Ordered the 15th and received the book today.
    Now if you thought Jono's photos are beautiful on your screen, trust me - you should see them in print !
    Breathtakingly wonderful

    Jono, I don't know whether this is your first photo album or not, I think it's really something to be proud of: job well done

    However one thing is bothering me: if only I could have it signed ...

    Did I say I like it ? You bet I like it !
    Kind regards.
    Bart ...

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    Re: Testing the Leica M9 Book . . and Alzheimer's

    Jono, i never was a real Leica shooter nor will potentially be in the foreseeable future.
    Though, just rewarding your efforts documenting the new camera (heck of a job) before anyone else and the great associated gesture ("I guess that sick elderly people just aren't very sexy"), instead of ordering a couple of probably useless accessories i just odered the book.

    Looking forward to it!

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    Re: Testing the Leica M9 Book . . and Alzheimer's

    Quote Originally Posted by Corlan F. View Post
    Jono, i never was a real Leica shooter nor will potentially be in the foreseeable future.
    Though, just rewarding your efforts documenting the new camera (heck of a job) before anyone else and the great associated gesture ("I guess that sick elderly people just aren't very sexy"), instead of ordering a couple of probably useless accessories i just odered the book.

    Looking forward to it!
    HI There Corlan
    Thank you so much - I do hope that you enjoy it. It was a lot of fun to make.
    As for the gesture - I made the decision not to go professional around 3 years ago (I did think hard).
    I've had lots of discussions about the ethics of working 'for free', and come to the general conclusion that it's not okay (i.e. it's not fair on real photographers). So the right thing to do seems to be to make small amounts of money and hand it on to worthwhile causes.
    I'm actually planning some other books later on - and I'll be doing the same kind of thing with those as well.

    all the best

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    Re: Testing the Leica M9 Book . . and Alzheimer's

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Wow - that was a quicky ! Ordered the 15th and received the book today.
    Now if you thought Jono's photos are beautiful on your screen, trust me - you should see them in print !
    Breathtakingly wonderful

    Jono, I don't know whether this is your first photo album or not, I think it's really something to be proud of: job well done

    However one thing is bothering me: if only I could have it signed ...

    Did I say I like it ? You bet I like it !
    Kind regards.
    Phew!
    HI Bart . . . I was dreading someone coming back and saying this is rubbish!

    You've made me go all wibbly wobbly (especially having seen your wonderful work over the years)! Yes, it is my first book, what pushed me in to it was the need to do some wedding books, and this then seemed like a fun idea. There will be more!

    As for signing it - I'll be in Holland next month, so maybe it'd be an excuse to meet up for a drink?

    all the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Phew!

    As for signing it - I'll be in Holland next month, so maybe it'd be an excuse to meet up for a drink?

    all the best
    Wanna meet me in Ireland in August to sign mine Hey I'm meeting you way more than halfway

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    Re: Testing the Leica M9 Book . . and Alzheimer's

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    Wanna meet me in Ireland in August to sign mine Hey I'm meeting you way more than halfway
    LOL - sounds like a great idea. I'm ashamed to say I've never been to Ireland. If we can get the puppy chipped by then, we might easily come over for a weekend (I have a neice who lives there). Whereabouts are you going?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    If we can get the puppy chipped by then, we might easily come over for a weekend
    I don't think you need this for the Republic.
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    Wanna meet me in Ireland in August
    Need a guide ?
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    Need a guide ?
    Another drinking companion might be more fun!

    Doggies don't need chipping eh?

    the plot thickens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Campbell View Post
    Need a guide ?
    Thanks Robert. Actually, I'm doing a photo workshop with Peter Cox. We will be in the Southwest starting and ending from Shannon. I may spend a couple of days but I haven't really organized myself yet.

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    Re: Testing the Leica M9 Book . . and Alzheimer's

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    Actually, I'm doing a photo workshop with Peter Cox. We will be in the Southwest starting and ending from Shannon. I may spend a couple of days but I haven't really organized myself yet.
    Yes, I saw the trip through photographyireland; looks enticing -- I've been to most parts before.

    Give a thought to a couple of extra days to chill out -- with Jono, the dog and me!
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    Re: Testing the Leica M9 Book . . and Alzheimer's

    Ahh - 9th to the 18th eh:

    Photography trip in Ireland

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    Re: Testing the Leica M9 Book . . and Alzheimer's

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Ahh - 9th to the 18th eh:

    Photography trip in Ireland
    That's the one; are you going to book the last place?
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    Re: Testing the Leica M9 Book . . and Alzheimer's

    Whoops, I had a typo in my last response. Since it ends on the 18th I was thinking about staying in Ireland or the general vacinity (1 hour flight or less) for a few extra days and head back to San Francisco on Saturday or Sunday. Suggestions welcome. getDPI meet-up??

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    getDPI meet-up??
    Sounds good; where -- Ireland?
    1 hour won't get you out of Ireland from Shannon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Campbell View Post
    Sounds good; where -- Ireland?
    1 hour won't get you out of Ireland from Shannon.
    Bristol?

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    Bristol?
    1hour 10 mins with Ruinair.
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    I guess I figured everything was close to Shannon. When flying to London the pilot usually says were over Shannon and we will shortly be starting our descent. Then you feel like it is just a shop, skip and a jump until you are on final approach into Heathrow (or more often than not flying circles in the air waiting for your spot in line).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Campbell View Post
    1hour 10 mins with Ruinair.
    Don't talk to me about Ruinair . . . we took my son to Stansted to fly to Carcassonne yesterday - he was actually through security and in the departure lounge when they cancelled the flight - two hours to get his luggage back. The only available flight today is to Girona . . so he has to go there and then get a train back to Carcassonne (which may or may not exist!).
    And if you're lucky enough to get on they treat you like muck (yuch). We're driving to the Alps for our skiing this year!

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    For those of you unfamiliar with Ruinair, here's a taster (courtesy of photographyireland.net):

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Campbell View Post
    For those of you unfamiliar with Ruinair, here's a taster (courtesy of photographyireland.net):
    There was talk about charging £1 for the lavatory as well
    Last edited by jonoslack; 25th February 2010 at 07:19.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    There was talk about charging £1 for the lavatory as well
    And it used to be 1d -- that's inflation for you.
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