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06-23-2009, 05:52 PM   #451
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was just thinking about the path of the lens? do you think it makes sense to send the lens up and down from person to person while moving it eastward instead of jumping it all over the place in the US and Canada in order to follow the list?

06-23-2009, 06:01 PM   #452
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Where are all the photos?

The lens has now covered a lot of distance and been in the hands of many photographers thus far, however, I keep going to the flickr site expecting to see a great increase in the number of photos lodged, but find I am very let down.,
Congratulations to those who have taken the time to post there shots, some really great shots, , but if my calculations are right, there must be many more out there.

Only TWO Flickr pages so far ??? Where are all the photos???
06-23-2009, 06:52 PM   #453
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Agree with both the lads here. There's no need to follow the order on the list. God knows we haven't to this point.

Bruce... I've noticed that myself and am spending today trying to figure out who didn't get shots up. There's shots there that haven't been marked on the map either so I'll look into fixing that too.

Will send a PM to anyone who's missing to make sure they got the Flickr login details etc
06-24-2009, 12:28 AM   #454
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QuoteOriginally posted by KrisK10D Quote
Agree with both the lads here. There's no need to follow the order on the list. God knows we haven't to this point.

Bruce... I've noticed that myself and am spending today trying to figure out who didn't get shots up. There's shots there that haven't been marked on the map either so I'll look into fixing that too.

Will send a PM to anyone who's missing to make sure they got the Flickr login details etc
I know that I haven't so far, although I do have the log-in details. If anyone else is like me, they took a lot a photos and need to find a block of time to select the best and put them up.

06-24-2009, 05:23 PM   #455
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I was trying to limit the uploads to flickr and hope to also post additional shots here in this thread.....

Anyways, here's a bokeh study shot, low key style, taken @ f1.7:

06-24-2009, 05:26 PM   #456
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Shot of Crystal Cove Beach State Park and the beach cottages. These cottages were once leased to private parties (lucky folks they were!) and now belong to the State of California and are reserved through the State (or is it national park?) system.

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06-24-2009, 05:33 PM   #457
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Hey Nifty50 - where you going?
These were taken late evening and @ f1.7, as the park was closing. A slower lens would not have helped here.

Noise (or is it grain?) is quite evident here.. But wanted to let everyone know that at least this Nifty50 has traveled this part of Southern California

06-28-2009, 12:41 AM   #458
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hope to see more pics at

Flickr: travelingnifty50mm's Photostream

in the not too distant future

06-28-2009, 10:41 PM   #459
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I've posted 4 shots altogether in the flickr site, with a couple extra in here. I think at one time, it was suggested that we post a max of 3 shots. I definitely took more than 4 shots with the lens, I'm sure others did also - to get a feel for it and to compare it against my other MF ~50mm lenses (I've got an M 1.4, M 2.0, A 2.0, 40mm 2.8 and a Cosina 55mm 1.2). Some of you are probably wondering where all the shots are and why those shots...

I'm going to assume that folks who had this prior to me took hundreds of shots, and that there were quite a few that were not selected to be included. Either technique, the topic, or favoritism possibly played in to this. To decide which shot or shots to post, at least for me was not easy.

I decided to choose shots with the "traveling" in mind - post shots which show where the lens has been, preferably within short distance from the photographer who has the lens. Being from SoCal, I chose
1. Natural landscape close by - (Orchard Hills)
2. Urban/City feature not well known (garden bridge)
3. Beach scene (Crystal Cove beach)
4. Of course, some famous tourist attraction known to be in Southern California but in a way that's not blatantly obvious but still says "California"

All in all, using this A lens was great with my k200d. I've yet to use my A2.0 (it was an LBA purchase not too long ago) and was happy with the convenience the A feature offered - flash, true Av, Program mode, etc..... To be able to control the aperture in 1/3 and 1/2 stops and to see 1.8 and 1.7 as a selectable aperture was surprising. I wasn't sure how the k200 would handle going from 1.8 to 1.7, somehow I thought it would skip 1.8 and go straight to 2.0 from 1.7

I want to thank Ibam for loaning this lens. It actually forced me to think of what shots to take other than my usual and what I've already seen.

Anyways, here's to the previous and future users of this Nifty-50. I love seeing other locales and how each of us sees their own little world.Happy Clicks!
07-03-2009, 08:39 PM   #460
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QuoteOriginally posted by lbam Quote
Hey guys, I think this project itself is worth more than the lens so I've decided to give it to the Pentax forum...

I've been very impressed by the way everyone has kept the list together, with great spirit, and no real arguments. With no time limit on the project now everyone, and every location should get some time with the 50.


Very cool of you!

That being the case (and the one year time limit no longer being a factor), I'd like to sign up, if that's alright.

Those are some great shots all of you are posting!
07-04-2009, 02:23 PM   #461
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Well, i must protest. I don't see the nifty coming to South America and really, it's not fair... I want it!! Maybe i can send it to Bs. Aires after a week? Anybody else from around here?
07-06-2009, 06:31 PM   #462

Ok I have had this for 6 days and because of a bad back have almost not been able to use it... Tried to go to the 4th of July parade and was unable... so I am sending it on. It looks to me like gokenin is next...

If that is correct Gokenin I need your snail mail to send this off.

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
[i[big red (Brisbane, AUS)[/i] from lithos; 1m & 1km TOTAL 16591m & 26340km
ChrisN (Canberra, AUS) from big red; 582m & 937km TOTAL 17173m & 27277km
jsherman999 (Minneapolis, USA) from ChrisN; 9146m & 14718km TOTAL 26,319m & 41,995km

current: igilligan cali usa from PentHassyKon (Irvine, CA, USA) ; 1,517m & 2,442km TOTAL 27,836 & 44,437km
next: gokenin (lowell ma usa)

HouseOfHorla (Teddington, London)
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)
ChrisN (Canberra, Australia)
Steve Beswick (California, USA)
Naturephoto1P (Florida, USA)
kevinschoenmakers (Netherlands)
Niki (Unknown)
Pentaxperson (Austin, Texas)
Viliam (Uppsala, Sweden)

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
07-07-2009, 08:10 AM   #463
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sorry hear about the bad back but as I also found out, life happens and there are other more important matters to take care of 1st
maybe the folks here can have it come back to you again somehow
07-10-2009, 01:43 PM   #464

A travelin' nifty 50 update

just a quick update on the lens...

Even with my funky back I was able to get a few shots off. (the back has gotten better in the last three days). I will figure out how to post to the flickr account in the next couple of days.

As per a suggestion by Gokenin (who was next on the list in the states), I hand delivered the TNF to Damn Brit yesterday.

It served two purposes... One it gave me a chance to meet Gary's family, (Jess is way to good for him) and I got to hold the beautiful Serafin. The Menace, Human Tornado and I had a great time.

Also it will give the forum a chance to see pics of Serafin taken with the Nifty 50....

Ok, maybe three purposes, as it saved me a trip to the P.O.

Now here a few of the pics I was able to snap... the three close-up/macroish shots are with the raynox 150 attached

And a couple of ISO 6400 shots... It was so dark in this club with no lights actually focused on the front of little stage. Just two pointed at the ceiling.
Iso 6400 1/50 F1.7

And at one point I thought I saw the ghost of Michael watching the band

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Nice shots, Gus. The strawberry shot is excellent...juicy! Hope your back is getting better.

Look forward to seeing Gary's pics with the 50.

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