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05-29-2009, 07:28 AM   #406
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I would be in the game in Hong Kong but I'm leaving later this week to go back home to Calgary, Canada. Can we have my location changed to that on the list?

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QuoteOriginally posted by steVo_k200d Quote
I would be in the game in Hong Kong but I'm leaving later this week to go back home to Calgary, Canada. Can we have my location changed to that on the list?
Done!


Flickr: travelingnifty50mm's Photostream

aamin515 (Ohio USA) from Ibam; 531m or 854 km.
X-man (Maine USA) from aamin; 690m or 1111km, TOTAL 1,221m or 1,765 km.
figmental1978 (Fukuyama, JAPAN) from X-man; 7117m or 11,452km, TOTAL 8338m or 13,217 km.
Leadbelly (Quezon, Phillipines) from figmental1; 1416m or 2280kms, TOTAL 8,754m or 15,497km
soccerjoe5 (Alabang, Phillipines) from Leadbelly; 15m & 25km, TOTAL 8,769m or 15,522km
Leadbelly (Quezon, Phillipines) from soccerjoe5; 15m & 25km, TOTAL 8,784m or 15,547km
dazman (Melbourne, Aust) from Leadbelly; 3,940m & 6,341km, TOTAL 12,724m or 21,888km
Bramela (Newcastle, Aust) from dazman; 510m & 821km, TOTAL 13,234m or 22,709km
Mechan1k (Sydney, AUS) from Bramela; 74m & 118km, TOTAL 13,308m or 22,827km
KrisK10D (Sydney, Australia) from Mechn1k; 29m & 47km, TOTAL 13,337m or 22,874km
tomypreach ( Wollongong, Australia) from KrisK10D; 43m & 68km, TOTAL 13,380m & 22,942km
Adrian Owerko (Mount Barker, Australia) from tommypreach; 683m & 1099km, TOTAL 14,063m & 24,041km
MoiVous (McLaren Vale, Australia) from Adrian Owerko; 28m & 45km TOTAL 14,091 & 24,086
JulesJ(Hobart, Australia) from MoiVous; 709m & 1141 TOTAL 14,800m & 25,227km
RobA _Oz (Hobart, AUS) from Mivous; 1m & 1km TOTAL 14,801m & 25228km
lithos (Queensland, AUS) from RobA_Oz; 1,789m & 1111km TOTAL 16590m & 26339km
big red (Brisbane, AUS) from lithos; 1m & 1km TOTAL 16591m & 26340km
ChrisN (Canberra, AUS) from big red; 582m & 937km TOTAL 17173m & 27277km


current: ChrisN (Canberra, AUS)
next: ??


HouseOfHorla (Teddington, London)
jsherman999 (Minneapolis USA)
PentHassyKon (California USA)
Igilligan (California, USA)
legacyb4 (tri-cities, BC, Canada)
Pollitowozhere (Puerto Rico)
gokenin (Lowell, MA USA)
Eastern Shore Charlie (21639 (zip) USA)
mi2nc (North Carolina USA)
the_int21h (South Caroline USA)
ftpaddict (Bucharest, Romania)
Eaglerapids (Idaho, USA)
bdery (Quebec City, Canada)
Fearview (Jakarta)
steVo_k200d (Calgary, Canada)
jah3 (Helsinki, Finland)
Deni (Albania)
netuser (Azores Islands)
miserere (Boston, MA USA)
m8o (Eatons Neck, NY, USA)
elkarrde (Zagreb, Croatia)
oinkely (Ireland)
séamuis (Savannah, GA USA)
Dave_Sz (Illinois 60110 USA)
hwblanks (Williston, FL USA)
gnaztee (Tucson, AZ USA)
Damn_Brit (Oakland, CA USA)
ll_cOfFeE_lP (Guelph, Ontario, Canada)
dayah (Zagreb, Croatia)
Andi Lo (Halifax, Canada)
minikin (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
dropbear (Dublin, Ireland)
eccs19 (Lisle, Ontario)
dws1117 (TX, USA)
speedoo (New York, USA)
xyzik (Seattle, USA)
digitaddict (Quebec, Canada)
LensScribe (Johannesburg, South Africa)
John Araki (Hawaii, USA)
RickL (Missouri, USA)
J.Scott Ontario, Canada)
Steve Beswick (California, USA)
Naturephoto1P (Florida, USA)
kevinschoenmakers (Netherlands)


LEGEND:
italic - members who already had the lens
bold - current owner
underlined - next member to get the lens

Green = USA
Purple = Asia
Red = Australia
Cyan = UK & Ireland
Blue = Canada
Orange = Europe
Pink = North Atlantic
Maroon = South Africa



Any news on where the lens is now?

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Good question. Where could it be?
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QuoteOriginally posted by ftpaddict Quote
Good question. Where could it be?



A well-traveled box appeared on my porch this afternoon....




This random dog in a nearby pavilion park could swear he smelled a kangaroo
somewhere nearby... (it was the fifty, straight off the plane from the beautiful
country of Oz...)



(f/2, cropped, 1/1000s ISO 250)


The travellingniftyfifty flickr stream has some really great stuff in it, real
photography, great composition.... I'll try over the next couple days to match it,
or try to come close at least.



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Great first shot, Jay...the lens is in the great hands now. I'm looking forward to seeing your shots with the 50 and bit of springtime in the USA
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Great shot, jsherman999! Would you be able to send me a PM with your approximate location so I can update the list please?

So... it's back in America huh? Sorry ftpaddict (and our Euro brothers and sisters), I guess there'll be a huge wait now.
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QuoteOriginally posted by KrisK10D Quote
Great shot, jsherman999! Would you be able to send me a PM with your approximate location so I can update the list please?

So... it's back in America huh? Sorry ftpaddict (and our Euro brothers and sisters), I guess there'll be a huge wait now.

Done.

Been having some fun with the nifty fifty - the A 50 1.7 is still one of the
funnest lenses you can shoot with, IMO.

I should be done by Sunday, and will plan to send it off to ports unknown
Monday. I'll choose three shots to upload to the flickr group.

Meantime, here's some snaps:



We just got a new fence a few weeks ago, and one of our cats likes
to walk the perimeter like a DMZ guard:

f/1.7





Here's a fun place for kid's & dogs to romp during summer concerts (Lake Harriet
Bandshell)

f/8





And the nearby rock garden:

f/1.7




f/2.2




Of course, need to keep everything watered! (f/1.7)

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Some really nice shots jay, looks like you got the most out of the lens.

06-04-2009, 11:25 PM   #414
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Sign up please.

Nice shots so far everyone. I'd love to sign up. I know the list is long, but perhaps I may get it on its way back to Toronto. -=drj
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QuoteOriginally posted by ftpaddict Quote
Good question. Where could it be?
Not in Europe

QuoteOriginally posted by KrisK10D Quote
....................

So... it's back in America huh? Sorry ftpaddict (and our Euro brothers and sisters), I guess there'll be a huge wait now.
Probably really huge wait.
Could not understand why the choice for the States at this time instead of Europe since either way the lens at some time would have to get back to the US ....

But it's ok by the "rules" so we will wait :ugh:


QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
A well-traveled box appeared on my porch this afternoon.... .....
Well, at least we were presented with some great snaps

Good Work jsherman999
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Two things:

#1 J; how do you get your pictures to look so sharp? It's a very distinct look I've only seen in your photography.

#2 lbam would like to get the lens back by Dec 29; so could we hurry it up a bit?
06-05-2009, 05:17 AM   #417
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QuoteOriginally posted by ftpaddict Quote
Two things:

#1 J; how do you get your pictures to look so sharp? It's a very distinct look I've only seen in your photography.

#2 lbam would like to get the lens back by Dec 29; so could we hurry it up a bit?
He did say some time ago, that the lens should keep going, and that he reserved the right to change his mind. I expressed concern several times on this point and was told to relax, and to not worry about it, so...

The last time I calculated, it was likely to get back to lbam in June 2011, or something like that. Heaven knows what it might be now, but as long as he doesn't mind and people are having a good time, I guess it's OK.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RobA_Oz Quote
He did say some time ago, that the lens should keep going, and that he reserved the right to change his mind. I expressed concern several times on this point and was told to relax, and to not worry about it, so...

The last time I calculated, it was likely to get back to lbam in June 2011, or something like that. Heaven knows what it might be now, but as long as he doesn't mind and people are having a good time, I guess it's OK.

Ibam, if you're reading this, I can send you my personal copy of the A 50 1.7
to use until 2011! That way "Nifty" doesn't have to come off vacation!

I'll actually try to get Nifty in the mail tomorrow or Monday for sure.

-Jay

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QuoteOriginally posted by ftpaddict Quote
Two things:

#1 J; how do you get your pictures to look so sharp? It's a very distinct look I've only seen in your photography.


These were K20D Jpeg on 'bright' setting, +2 fine sharpness. I think a couple
were sharpened one more in picasa3 with the slider moved way down. That's it,
nothing special in PP.

With larger apertures, I almost always bracket focus, though - focus fast until
I see focus track/lock red light, slower until focus confirmation (green hex,) snap,
go all the way though to 'end' of green hex, snap, go back to 'middle' of green
hex in throw, snap. One of the three will be spot-on, usually all three are sharp
enough.


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That's a great tip. thanx! Lovely photos from it.

I love that it's now on my continent. I may actually get a hand at it this calendar year.
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