The TalkNEX.com Sony NEX-5N Kit Giveaway Winner Is...

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Amin Sabet, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    Phoenix in Melbourne, Australia

    Congratulations, Phoenix, on winning our Sony NEX-5N giveaway!!!
    2011-10-01_1000.
    Phoenix, send me a PM with the following information:
    • Your full name and shipping address
    • Your preference of Sony NEX-5N or NEX-C3. If you want the C3, you can choose between 16mm or 18-55mm lens kits. If you choose the 5N, it will come with the 18-55mm lens
    • Your color preference for the camera
    Thanks to all who participated!
     
  2. Tymoe

    Tymoe TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 24, 2011
    Phoenix, you lucky Ozzie! Congrats, I think it hit the right one. I'm soooooo jealous right now :D As soon as you have the cam, show us pics!
    And I'd like to see a picture of you celebrating right now ;)


    @Admins/Mods: Nice competition, thanks!
     
  3. Travisennis

    Travisennis TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 7, 2011
    Jasper, Indiana
    Congrats, Phoenix!
     
  4. Vorkhosdn

    Vorkhosdn TalkEmount Rookie

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    Sep 22, 2011
    How nice! Enjoy the camera, Phoenix!

    And I agree with Tymoe: many thanks Amin for kindly giving us the opportunity of joining the competition!
     
  5. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
  6. blb

    blb TalkEmount Rookie

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    Sep 29, 2011
    Congrats!
     
  7. Armanius

    Armanius TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 8, 2011
    Houston Texas USA
    Congrats Phoenix!! Remember, you now have to post at least one photo taken with the 5N once per week for 52 consecutive weeks. Failure to do so will require you to return the camera immediately. I'll PM you the address for you to send the camera to. :p
     
  8. Armanius

    Armanius TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 8, 2011
    Houston Texas USA
    Want me to track that fella down and get the camera back? Hehehe. :)

    Just kidding!

    Sorta. :)

     
  9. Salander

    Salander New to TalkEmount

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    Sep 1, 2011
    Congratulations, Phoenix!!! I'm sure you will put it to good use (even if I might have preferred to see my name here... big surprise, huh...). Anyway, I second the petition of 1 picture a day, preferably in b & w, which you seem to do so well. No pressure, though... :p

    And please tell us what the camera is like, pros and cons...

    Enjoy! :cool:
     
  10. Phoenix

    Phoenix TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 25, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    THANK YOU VERY MUCH ALL!!

    However, Amin will make an announcement shortly..:)
     
  11. jebuskrust

    jebuskrust TalkEmount Regular

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    Sep 16, 2011
    Limassol, Cyprus
    Congratulations mate. All the best and hope you will enjoy it
     
  12. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    I was very surprised to receive this PM from Phoenix:

    I am struck by Phoenix' generosity and think it's really awesome of him to give up the prize this way. I chatted with him on Skype for a bit, and it sounds like he's going to have his hands full for a bit as he's getting married in a couple of weeks. After he returns from that, he's going to help me figure out what to do with this prize.
     
  13. jebuskrust

    jebuskrust TalkEmount Regular

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    Sep 16, 2011
    Limassol, Cyprus
    Have first met Pheonix's generosity few days after I've joined the forum. He's a great bloke and us noobs definitely will have to learn many things from him.
    I know I am in no position whatsoever, but if that will be workable (although I know it's quite difficult)I could suggest that you upgrade the price to a NEX 7 and run a another contest for about 3-4 months. Only then you will see the power of networking and how it will be reflected over TalkNex.com

    Pheonix - Congratulations for your wedding! I'll drink to that :D
     
  14. Travisennis

    Travisennis TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 7, 2011
    Jasper, Indiana
    Phoenix, what you said in your message is pretty awesome. I note not only your generosity but I believe your message is a great expression of the community we are trying to build together. Having someone like you here is what makes a forum like this special. Cheers to you and congratulations on your upcoming wedding!
     
  15. Kuriizu

    Kuriizu TalkEmount Rookie

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    Aug 25, 2011
    Props to Amin and Phoenix, that's very nice both of you !
    Honestly, it is not often that I've seen this kind of generous acts.
    So again, props to you guys !

    P.S. Congrats on your wedding too Phoenix !!! All the best :)
     
  16. olli

    olli TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 16, 2011
    Washington DC
    olli
    Congratulations Phoenix - both on winning and on your generosity and decency. Not something we often see on internet forums. Good luck for the future and we look forward to your continuing involvement here.
     
  17. Tymoe

    Tymoe TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 24, 2011
    Phoenix! You are crazy :)
    Congratulations from me, too concerning your upcoming wedding. As a married man I'm happy to welcome you to the club of photographing husbands ;)
    Additionally, I want to compliment you for your NEX-7 preorder :D This guy is not only lucky in love.. he will be enviably equiped very soon.
    Now some serious words: I think with his exemplary idea of the talknex-community, Phoenix qualified himself for a special rank... honorary citizen or something ;)
     
  18. sadwitch

    sadwitch TalkEmount Rookie

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    Sep 29, 2011
    Well deserve winner i must say and wonderful start with wonderful people!
     
  19. Sid Chaudhury

    Sid Chaudhury New to TalkEmount

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    Sep 27, 2011
    Well, even though this forum is small in numbers now, I am very hopeful that the quality of members that it has supersedes the quantity. Phoenix is one such example.

    I don't have an NEX but I have been a member of the m4/3 community. and when I heard about this forum in m4/3 I surely knew that it have have some great members like we have in out m4/3 community. I must admit that I have not been a contributor rather I come here to learn from you wonderful people, but I always get respectful and good advice here. No bashing, or rude behavior here. I hope it remains that way, Amin thanks for creating this group and now can I have the nex 5n. :D (just kidding).

    Hopefully, I will soon be owner of nex and come to bug you guys with my amateurish questions.

    Cheers!
     
  20. Phoenix

    Phoenix TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 25, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    Whoa! Whoa! hold it folks!!

    Thank you very much everyone for your kind words, best wishes, compliments, and praises. I am humbled and overcome, however I do feel that I am being given too much credit than what I deserve and I do feel embarassed :eek:. Like I mentioned to Amin, I decided to join the forum not because of the attractive give away but for the images I will be able to see, knowledges that I will be able to learn as well as share, and the friends I will be able to make. My only hope is that whoever I do pass this on to obliges me (and everyone) by sharing their images, knowledges, and experiences (and not disappear after recieving the gift :rolleyes:), this way he / she is getting what what he / she wants and I'm getting what I want (Everyone's a winner!! :D)

    We'll have to get Armanius to draw up a contract with the rules, regulations and provisions for the redistribution :p.

    I have already messaged Amin regarding my idea of redistribution, and my sincerest apologies by not being able to make it sooner as most of you have already know I am travelling abroad to get married in a week's time and my schedule at the moment is extremely hectic.

    As for Tymoe's name and rank proposal....well.....you can call me Phoenix, Phen, P, as long as you dont call me 'Mom' or 'Scumbag' (which what my girlfriend / soon to be wife calls me) it's all good ;).

    Again, thanks a lot everyone!!