The World Through One (Crappy) Lens - Game On! (Nikon Only)

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  1. PhotoXopher

    PhotoXopher TPF Noob!

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    Update: Project In Progress!
    Click to view the map on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/worldthroughonecrappylens/pool/map?mode=group

    I'm going to go ahead and get this started.

    What?
    I have a crappy lens, manual focus and it's old. I'm 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.

    How?
    Simply decide if you're going to really give this 100% and do your part. I recommend $10 is sent to the person shipping the lens, this way there is at least some financial interest in getting the lens as well as getting rid of the lens. The $10 is to cover shipping, you'll get your $10 back when you send the item to the next person in line.

    The lens should be kept for up to, but no longer than 7 days to keep it moving and interesting.

    When?
    Starts Right Now!

    $10 to get this going, 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. 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! This is an old 70-210mm lens, I don't even know who makes it or anything else about it and I accept no responsibilty for damages. I have tested this lens on a D5000, D90 and D300s and it worked on all of those bodies.


    Those who are on the list, please sign up for the group and include your member name for verification.
    Flickr: World Through One Crappy Lens

    List of confirmed members participating:
    (Red= In Posession - Black = Waiting - Green = Completed)

    0. PhotoXopher
    1. MrRamonG
    2. DScience
    3. Pugs
    4. zeto88 (Australia)
    7. iznfb
    8. boomer
    9. Dominantly
    10. jjparson
    11. PhillJ
    12. Jeffro
    13. TylerF
    14. Eco
    15. Wolfgang8810
    16. nickpav
    17. Nick Melson (UK)
    18. Foxman
    19. Goontz
    20. Casserole (Canada)
    21. itsjustbrandy
    22. AUS-10
    23. fast eddie
    24. Flawlessly Fallen
    25. SrBiscuit
    26. Crayons
    27. Redtippmann
    28. Derek Nickell

    5. T-town photographer (removed for lack of communication)
    6. Hybrid Designz (removed for lack of communication)
     
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  2. Dominantly

    Dominantly TPF Noob!

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    I think this is a pretty cool idea man.... I'm super interested in seeing how this turns out and some results.
     
  3. PhotoXopher

    PhotoXopher TPF Noob!

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    I'm pretty excited to see what happens with it myself! :thumbup:

    Pretty good way to get some enjoyment out of a lens I may have otherwise abandoned, and knowing this community - someone will pull off an amazing photograph with this thing :lol:
     
  4. DScience

    DScience No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I am 100% down to participate in this. However I would need to be a person a few weeks down the road. I will definitely do it anytime after January 1st. :eek:)
     
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    Count me in.
     
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    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I've heard of this type of thing before and think it's a cool idea.

    Two caveats come to mind though. 1) The tenner ($10) should be in the box when shipped to the next person. 2) The person that has just shipped on the lens has 7 days to post their images.
     
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  7. PhotoXopher

    PhotoXopher TPF Noob!

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    I'm fine with however each individual transaction wants to handle the shipping, etc.

    Good suggestions.

    Remember to PM me your interest so I don't miss someone in the thread.
     
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    Is there a theme? should we just take a pic of something crappy with the crappy lens?
     
  9. PhotoXopher

    PhotoXopher TPF Noob!

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    I'd say try and take the best photo you can, get creative... anything you want!
     
  10. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    If the money is moved along with the lens, then there is no back tracking to be done. Just my 2ยข.
     
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    PhotoXopher TPF Noob!

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    Right, but that would mean I'd have to:

    1. Supply the lens.
    2. Pay for the initial shipping.
    3. Send $10 with it.

    :lol:
     
  12. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    COB



    :lol:


    No, you've already paid the intial shipping, the first person on the list would be responsible for the $10 and so on.
     

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