Let's Capture The Whole World....In One Lens. (Nikon Only)

Discussion in 'Photo Assignments & Technical Challenges' started by Markw, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. Markw

    Markw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Last time. New Thread. Now that everything is ironed out and on the roll, this is the new thread, please do not post here any longer.

    Link.

    Mark








    What?
    Someone has a crappy lens, manual focus and it's old. They're willing to donate this gem to the photographic world to see what people can come up with along its travels from one person to the next. The lens will be This one, donated by TPF member, Derrel.

    How?
    This person will shoot the first photo of this adventure. Then ship the lens to the first person in line the lens witha an additional $10 in the box with the lens. The $10 will cover shipping of the lens from the second person. The second person will then take the lens on adventures, shoot whatever their heart desires and can be kept for up to, but no longer than 7 days to keep it moving and interesting. At the end of their length, they will put the lens in a box, pay for shipping by use of the original $10 they recieved with the lens, and ship the lens plus an additional $10 in order to restart this cycle. This will continue in this manner until everyone has had their chance with the lens, then it can be shipped back to the original owner, or continue to be shipped around.

    When?
    Starts Right Now!

    PM me if you're interested in being a part of this - it should be fun!

    1. Names will be added in this post in the order they are received.
    2. Once you receive the lens let me know so I can mark your name as the current holder of the lens.
    3. Shoot your photos
    4. Arrange shipping with the next person in line.

    Last but not least:
    The Photo Forum and it's members are not liable for anything! Should the lens be lost in shipment, broken, misplaced, forgotten, eaten by the dog, sold on eBay, buried, trashed, rolled off the roof of a car, dropped down the stairs, drowned, flushed, or otherwise ruined or gone in any way, shape or form, etc, etc, etc, the game is over unless another lens is put into action to replace it.

    Note:
    You will most likely need to switch your camera to Manual mode to use this lens. I am not familiar with what bodies do what, but just a note in case it doesn't seem to work for you - M mode!


    Those who are on the list, please sign up for the group and include your TPF member name for verification.
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    List of confirmed members participating:
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    Markw
    ajkramer87
    DirtyDFeckers
    anotherchris
    Boomer
     
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  2. DirtyDFeckers

    DirtyDFeckers TPF Noob!

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    Let's get it going!
     
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    supraman215 TPF Noob!

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    Who's Lens?
     
  4. Derrel

    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    PM sent. I have a couple Nikkor candidates.
     
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    If this does start up I recommend NOT sending the lens internationally, because of what happened the last time that was done. ;)
     
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    err_ok TPF Noob!

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    The lens is one of these babies: Nikkor-H Auto 28mm f3.5, minus the lens hood because who knows where that went...

    If you have a lens you would like to contribute go for it, I guess an old mid-range zoom may be a good way to go, I thought it would be interesting to see how people deal with a fixed focal length.

    If it doesn't go anywhere internationally it wont be getting to you.. I am in the UK :)

    If all goes well and I get some inspiration tomorrow at work and you guys don't decide on a different lens I'll send it tomorrow afternoon... Provided the post office is open (it's a small village)

    :thumbup:
     
  7. Derrel

    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    Can't mount an old, unmodified H-series lens on the newer consumer and mid-level or pro bodies though...only the "Baby Nikons" D40,D40x,D60,D3000,and D5000 can mount those pre-1977 style, silver-barreled Nikkors... The D200,D70, D300,D700,D50,D80,D90, and D100, D1,D2,D3 owners would not be able to use the 28/3.5 H model lens...the aperture ring is too "fat" and might possibly damage the minimum aperture sensing pin, located at the 7 o'clock position, around the front area of the lens mount, on the majority of Nikon bodies in current use...

    I think an AF-NIKKOR is in order: even if it will not focus on the Baby Nikons, it will mount and allow shooting with no damage to basically, any Nikon.
     
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    err_ok TPF Noob!

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    Ah balls, sounds like I may need to take a look at my D700.... :x
     
  9. Markw

    Markw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks Derrel. Ive PMd you back.
    Thanks also for letting me know about that lens. I was going to ask.
    @err_ok: Well, that lens isnt going to work. Sorry about that.

    Group, there should be a lens in the works within a day. Ill keep everyone updated.
    Mark
     
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    So once you send it out, will there be a list posted on the thread of the order, so we know who to contact for shipping info?
     
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    ok sounds good. Hope this doesnt die off like the other one did.
     
  12. Derrel

    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    Okay, how about this lens: a 1987-ish Nikkor 35-70mm f/3.3~4.5 lens, which is an AF-Nikkor. I have a thrasher version of this...sloppy focus, loosey-goosey, with a little "hitch" in the zoom where it kinda' sticks as you zoom. Hard-to-use, ridiculously narrow front-mounted, ribbed plastic focusing ring (not the later, wider-ring model with rubber on it). Commonly referred to as the "plastic AF Nikkor style" or "the slippery style" focusing ring that was replaced after people complained about it,loudly. This is one of the initial Nikon AF lens designs, made only from 1986 until it was subtly re-designed on the outside in 1989.

    http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photograph...koresources/AFNikkor/AF3570mm/3570AF3345a.JPG

    Nikon autofocus (AF) Zoom Nikkor 35-70mm lens Group - Index Page
     

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