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Aaron D
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This is a post to remind others that there is still hope in today's society. A long time FM member, who shall remain nameless since I don't know if he would be comfortable with others knowing, sent me a gift. After seeing a thread I made about using an umbrella for flash work, he offered me some help. After seeing that my current flash was an antiquated Canon 177A, and that I didn't really have the funds to upgrade my flash due to struggling financial times, he offered to send me a flash he was no longer using.

To my surprise (understatement), he sent me a Canon 580EX in like new condition, an OC-E3 off camera cord (new from the looks of it) and a photoflex umbrella. Along with an off camera flash and umbrella bracket.

It warms my heart knowing that there are others still in this world that are willing to help someone else in such a large way. I really am at a loss of words and still trying to get this through my mind that this is not a dream. Sure I've had strangers do odd things for me, but never to the monetary value of something like this. This went above and beyond anything I've ever experienced. No amount of words can express the amount of thanks and gratitude I have for what this person has done.

Let us all hope that people like this continue to exist in order to make the world a better place for not only us, but also for the future generation that will take our place once we have left this world.

Thank you again!

Aaron



Apr 14, 2013 at 11:04 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · A very special thanks!


That's awesome!


Apr 14, 2013 at 11:13 PM
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Apr 14, 2013 at 11:22 PM
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Awesome! pay it forward.




Apr 15, 2013 at 03:37 AM
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Wow what a great story


Apr 15, 2013 at 03:55 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · A very special thanks!


Awesome! pay it forward.

This.



Apr 15, 2013 at 04:37 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · A very special thanks!


Sorry for the long delay in replying to this thread.


Sunny Sra wrote:
Awesome! pay it forward.



This was the agreement between us. I was asked to donate what I can to Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc. with Spring cleaning ready to begin, this won't be a problem at all. I make it a point to always donate to the less fortunate when I get the chance. I have also made a new friend that has a T3 and offered to send her an older off-brand Auto-Ultranar 28/2.8 with a PK to EOS adapter so that she can try her hand at alt MF lenses. Also have a Chinon CE-4 laying around here somewhere that I have to dig out to put in the freebie thread.

I'm still smiling every time I think of the kind gesture this FM'er did for me. It truly is touching that a complete stranger did such a wonderful thing for another.





Apr 24, 2013 at 04:06 PM
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Apr 24, 2013 at 04:09 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · A very special thanks!


Awesome!
for those who don't know...

There is a HUGE thread (started 5 years ago) on B&S forum that was setup for just this purpose

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/612989/0?keyword=freebie#5404039




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Sunny Sra wrote:
Awesome!
for those who don't know...

There is a HUGE thread (started 5 years ago) on B&S forum that was setup for just this purpose

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/612989/0?keyword=freebie#5404039



Indeed there is. And it's a great idea! I've yet to "claim" anything from that thread. I need to see if I have some other misc stuff to go with the Chinon CE-4 I'm gonna put up there (once I find it too, lol).



Apr 24, 2013 at 08:54 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · A very special thanks!


it's great to receive, and it's great to give. There's still some decent people in this world


Apr 24, 2013 at 10:46 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · A very special thanks!


I think this should be a sticky on B&S.

Fred?



Apr 25, 2013 at 12:27 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · A very special thanks!


Done!


Apr 25, 2013 at 03:28 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · A very special thanks!


Thanks, Fred.


Apr 25, 2013 at 04:00 AM
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What a great forum. Thanks Fred.


May 12, 2013 at 01:35 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · A very special thanks!


I dont know the gifter(?) but...
but what goes around, comes around.
I have made several forum friends here and
have learned MUCH.
This is one of, if not the best forums ANYWHERE.
Pass the Peace along, good Karma.
thanks for sharing, Aaron
B



May 12, 2013 at 01:34 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · A very special thanks!


Glad to see this has not gotten lost with time. Many years ago, many members did this sort of gesture, as well as, the freebie thread.
Thanks Fred and to "the donor" WELL DONE!



May 12, 2013 at 03:03 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · A very special thanks!


Thanks for the sticky Fred! I definitely think it's worthy of such!

I would have mentioned the gifters name, but dont know if he would have been comfortable with that. But what I can say, is that he has been a member since around 2008 with close to 8000 posts. So he's been around here, and active, for a while.

I still smile every time I take the flash out and brag about this act of kindness every chance I get. I have since fulfilled his request for payment by taking an entire car loads worth of things to the local Salvation Army. And still have more to take!



Jun 10, 2013 at 11:22 PM





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