Sorry for crossposting:Help one of the best volunteer photographers in Wikimedia Commons restore his stolen equipment.
Diego Delso is known as Poco a poco in Wikimedia Commons. In case you don't know, Wikimedia Commons is a media file repository where anyone can share freely-licensed content with everyone. Wikipedia uses Wikimedia Commons as it's image repository, so, in fact, most of the times you view an image in Wikipedia, you are actually viewing a Wikimedia Commons image.While Diego is just one of the thousands of Wikimedia Commons volunteers, he is a very special one: he's one of the main Commons contributors ever, having some amazing records, such as being the user with the highest amount of Featured Pictures ever (153 images) and also the one with the highest amount of quality images ever, with 5,777 Quality Images. That's an awesome amount of very high quality material, that Diego has given to every living person for free.Never heard about Wikimedia Commons? It's the repository that hosts allmultimedia files that you can see (and download) in Wikipedia and all other Wikimedia projects. Diego's files are used in those projects and are also available for everybody else with a free license.Furthermore, Diego has contributed in Wikimedia Commons in other ways. One of them is by supporting (by being an organizer or a jury) two of the most importantphotographic contests in the Wikimedia movement (and in the world!): Wiki Loves Monuments and Wiki Loves Earth.Sadly, while Diego was in Buenos Aires after participating in a Wikimedia Iberoamerican Encounter with other Wikimedia volunteers, he got his equipment stolen. In this unfortunate event, he didn't only lost his camera, zoom lenses and laptop, but also every single picture he took during his 2 weeks trip in South America, which he was going to upload to Wikimedia Commons so they could be used by everyone, everywhere.As Wikimedia volunteers and Diego's friends, we could not stand aside of this, so we decided to help him to restore his equipment. You can help, too, by contributing to this campaign!Our goal is simple: to collect enough money to help Diego to buy exactly the same equipment he lost.All the gear he lost in Argentina is described below, with a reference to the price from Amazon for the same equipment.TipoModeloPreçoCamera bodyCanon EOS 5D Mark II$ 2,694.00Objective fisheye f/4.0Canon EF 8-15mm L USM$ 1,349.00Objective wide-angle f/4.0Canon EF 17-40mm L USM$ 839.00Objective wide-angle to telephoto f/4.0Canon EF 24-105mm L IS UVM$ 1,149.00LaptopAcer Aspire 1810T$ 600.00Total$ 6,631.00
Converted to Euro (since Diego is based in Europe) that goes to 5,300 Euro + 200 euro of Indiegogo fee, which is our target to collect.
This campaign is runned on indiegogo.com and the link is https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/funding-a-new-gear-for-wm-photographer-p…
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