Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by eos1vfan, Aug 26, 2003.

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    eos1vfan Guest

    It was many years ago that I sat around the table and watched some of
    the highest stakes poker one could imagine. players from all around
    the globe gathered for the world series of poker and let me tell you
    that this was one main event. Vegas was rolling and the atmosphere in
    the casino was like none other. The players were at their best and I
    was there for a special photo shoot that was taking most of my daily
    time, but at night I would take my babe out to the casino and we would
    have a ball.
    Now at that time I was running with a chick named Kitty, and she
    would really make the gun smoke, you know what I mean. She was a real
    beauty, liked to be shot in the nude and could turn eyes when all
    dolled up and playing the role of the Fans babe.
    We stood along the side of the table where the high stakes were
    rolling and there was this kid looking young man, frail in stature,
    but a giant among players. If I recall his name was STU, wore John
    Lennon type sunglasses and never showed any emotion, his chips were
    stacked as high as he could stack them and dealer was looking as if
    someone had just robbed a Brinks truck.
    I did notice at time the kid would glance over and take a look at
    kitty. Who could blame him, with a set of knockers looking at you, you
    would look at them too, or two !!!!
    Now I was shooting with larger format back then, just had returned
    from Asia, where I hooked up with my first Asahi Pentax 6x7. The
    format was good, but everytime I pulled the trigger people would stop
    and look and the room would shake like we had just had an earthquake.
    Now this is a far contrast from shooting todays cameras, most are
    quiet and the recent advance in digital even makes cameras like the
    EOS 1d series more acceptable. I thought I would be the last holdout
    for my beloved film cameras, but I must admit, there all gone, and I
    will never return to film. Gone is the drum scanner, gone is the
    processor, all has been replaced with several flash cards and a couple
    of EOS 1D's. I Don't know what ever happened to kitty, probably
    married some investment banker and had eleven kids. Those were the
    good ole days !!! EOS1VDSFAN
    eos1vfan, Aug 26, 2003
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    Rich Pos Guest

    BLAH, BLAH, BLAH....

    The past is for losers and cowards.

    Rich Pos, Aug 26, 2003
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  3. Heehee, I know, but I couldn't resist. I don't read the FAN's drivel, keeps
    my mood less irritated that way.
    Skip Middleton, Aug 27, 2003
  4. I don't understand it - would anyone like to hear about my experiences in
    Las Vegas with an ME Super?
    Chris Barnard, Aug 27, 2003
  5. I see... well, losing money, massive lack of sleep, feeling sick all week
    and a lot of rain probably don't make for the most joyful of stories -
    although my friend's all-nighter on a craps table was something to behold...
    I took my ME Super with me everywhere, I even packed a 500mm mirror lens and
    a tripod along with my 28-70mm and 80-210mm lenses in my suitcase for the 13
    hour trip from the UK - they didn't get used very much!

    Chris Barnard, Aug 28, 2003
  6. Sounds like the general run of experiences in Vegas, nothing special. Even
    if there were strippers involved at some point...
    Skip Middleton, Aug 28, 2003
  7. Yeah, I figured as much. I was pretty much blown away by the entire
    experience. I didn't even get as far as strippers...
    Chris Barnard, Aug 28, 2003
  8. Every time I go to Vegas, especially with friends, Warren Zevon's "I'll
    Sleep When I'm Dead" seems to be our theme song!
    Skip Middleton, Aug 29, 2003
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    kitty Guest

    Warren Zevon is dying
    kitty, Sep 7, 2003
  10. I'm sure there are few who, knowing who he is, didn't know that. A great
    voice will be stilled.
    Skip Middleton, Sep 7, 2003
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