Lens Across America Round 4

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  1. 480sparky

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    OK, folks, it's time for ROUND 4!!!!!!


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    Announcing: Lens Across America, Round 4.



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    Since it appears the lens for Round 3 has died an honorable death, it's time to close that chapter and start another. So on a trip to the local camera store, I found a suitable lens for Round 4. In fact, one quite similar to the Round 3 lens: A Nikkor AF 35-105mm 1:3.5-4.5 Micro.

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    Here's a website about it.

    The reason for this project? Simple: To show that it's not expensive gear that creates great images..... it's the person behind it.


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    The lenses in Rounds 1 and 2 have disappeared into the great abyss, and Round 3 lens is now unusable. So it's time to start up Round 4.



    Here's The Rules:

    1. The lens is for Nikon's F-mount.
    2. The project is for US members only. This is because of duties imposed by other countries. Sorry.
    3. PM me if you're interested in participating. The whole idea is to create a collection of images across the country with a common thread: The Lens.
    4. Names will be added to The List in the order they are received.
    5. To be fair to those cheated out of the chance to participate in Round 3, I'm going to start the list with those who have signed up but not participated. Any wishing to participate from here on out will be added to the end of the list.
    6. For those who have participated in Rounds 1, 2 or 3, you can still sign up for Round 4.
    7. Rule 7. Please limit your use of the lens to 7 days. One week. 168 hours. OK, so this isn't set in stone, but try to send it along in a timely manner. If you receive the lens on a Saturday, you won't rot in hell for keeping it for 9 days and sending it out the Monday next. You get the point, though: one week per participant. It's an incredibly simple concept.
    8. There's no limit to the number of photos you can take, but please only post your best..... the keepers, as it were.
    9. Please geotag the photos at Panoramio when you upload them. You can GeoTag them once the uploading process starts. Please GeoTag all the images you upload.
    10. Bad Luck Rule: Yeah, we're human. I realize that this lens may be damaged, lost or destroyed. If you let go of it and it plunks into the lake, or takes a fatal ride down as your tripod falls over, oh well,...... that's life. Don't feel bad, it's not a $10,000 lens. We all promise not to burn you at the stake. (But we will go on a WitchHunt if you KEEP the lens......;))


    How to participate?

    1. I must, in a PM, receive your name, address, email address and phone number. I promise I'll hold this information in strictest confidence and you won't get spammed or sold out to telemarketers; this is simply to keep this Lens from disappearing into the Great Unknown. I will send you an email and maybe even call your phone number and expect a reply. No reply = you don't get added to the list. (Exception: If I already have your information, you don't need to respond to an email. PM me and I'll just add you to the list). To be fair to those who have yet to participate, new-comers to the project will be added to the list in front of those who have already participated in Round 3.
    2. When you're half-way through shooting your ONE WEEK with the lens, contact the next person on The List via PM to arrange shipment to them. The Lens arrived with a $5 bill, so no one can claim poverty and not ship The Lens on. Just make sure to ship it out with a like $5 bill to the next person.
    3. Once your turn comes up, make contact with the current participant (who is in possession of The Lens) to arrange for shipping to you.
    4. When you send the lens off to the next person on the List, PM me so I can keep abreast of the whereabouts of The Lens.
    5. When you receive The Lens, PM me so I can keep abreast of the whereabouts of it.
    6. What to shoot? Well, that's totally up to you. Landscapes, macros, sports, your kids, whatever you desire..... except for naughty stuff.
    7. If, for some reason, you want to opt out, just PM me. No hard feelings. Maybe I can put you further down on the list.

    Other Whats and Wherefores:

    1. If anyone wants to add a small token to the project, such as a Nikon/Canon adaptor so Canon shooters can participate, or a hood or filter (52mm), it would be greatly appreciated.
    2. Posting images for this project will be on a Group I have created on my Panoramio account.
    3. Do you need to pay for insurance or delivery confirmation when shipping? Heck no! The Lens isn't worth it. If you want to, that's fine, but the cost is yours.
    4. You don't need to shoot with just this Lens by itself. If you have a teleconverter, or macro filters/extension tubes, or a ring flash, CPL, ND or whatever else in your arsenal, by all means use it!
    5. Hopefully, this Lens will make it to everyone on the list, and possibly to some more than once. But, if it gets dropped in a lake, lost in transit or destroyed beyond use, that's life. The project will be over...... no lens can replace it as the whole purpose is for us to use just this One Lens.
    6. Oh, the lens will autofocus on Nikon bodies that have a motor in them. If yours doesn't (D40, D50, D60, D3xxx, D5xxx et al), then you'll need to focus manually.
    7. When you ship The Lens off to the next participant, please use a carrier appropriate for the mailing address. UPS, FedEx and the like cannot deliver to a Post Office box.
    8. Suggested upload size: Maximum of 1,000 pixels along the long edge of the images.
    9. You can view the images on a Google Map here.
    10. Shoot film? Sure! As long as the lens works on your film body, by all means. You'll just need to scan the results in order to post them.
    So here's the list of participants: (Current user is in bold)


    480sparky
    MK3Brent
    SoulfulRecover
    DGMPhotography
    pthrift
    dennybeall
    odagled
    Zman9398
    frommrstomommy
    Life
    D-B-J
    sm4him
    MartinCrabtree
    snowbear
    Braineack
    Designer
    IronMaskDuval



     
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    MartinCrabtree No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    frommrstomommy Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Woo. Let's try again!
     
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    D-B-J Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    WOO! I'm excited. I definitely did not do the third justice... time to redeem myself!
     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    I'll contact IronMaskDuvall and see if he's ready for his turn.
     
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    MK3Brent No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'm still up for the lens if available.
    Want me to e-mail you my mailing address?

    -Brent
     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    Check your PMs. I had it all ready to ship out today, but my day started out busy and got worse.
     
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    Lens is shipped out to MK3Brent.
     
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