Some here may recall I got a Powershot A1200 on clearance from the Canon refurb shop a couple of months ago. For $35, it was too much good technology to resist.
I quickly joined the group for that camera at Flickr, and I posted a note letting people know it was on sale. Last week I posted my first picture from that camera, and I got this surprise Flickr message a few days later:
"When you joined the Canon a1200 flickr group you were our 100th member as pointed out to me by Wayne, another group admin. We waited to see if you became an 'active member' and you you have now done so by adding image(s) to the group from said camera: you win a prize.
"Wayne and I discussed doing this ages ago and as I started the group I get to choose. I thought an 8gb memory card and some Duracell batteries for your A1200 might be useful.
"This is not a scam and feel free to check with Wayne Wilkinson also from the states.
"All I need is A postal address to post the prize to. Nothing more. It doesn't even have to be your address, just one that you have access to.
"I live in United Kingdom so can't deliver personally I'm afraid!
"I wish you much continued success and use of the A1200. It's a great little cam when a dslr is just too much!
While the "prize" doesn't mean a lot, what does is the active management these guys are doing to run a good Flickr group. I've not seen another group like it.
And the fun part is the challenge of making good images without high-end equipment, RAW files, virtually limitless post processing, etc.
Makes for some good, clean fun!!