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03-10-2010, 01:01 PM   #571
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MISSING AGAIN??

OK looks like its time for another checkup did the lens make it to mi2nc ? the last sighting was one month ago today when it was sent out? has it gotten there and moved on without any posting? has it gone missing? whats up?

03-11-2010, 09:45 AM   #572
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Yes, mi2nc received the lens from me about five weeks ago. Sorry, I have no other information right now, but I will send a PM suggesting mi2nc provide a status here.
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QuoteOriginally posted by speedoo Quote
Yes, mi2nc received the lens from me about five weeks ago. Sorry, I have no other information right now, but I will send a PM suggesting mi2nc provide a status here.
I keep slipping down the list.
I am now 27th on the list to play with this elusive lens.
At 5 weeks each I should get it on ..... October 12, 2012.

Yeah.........
03-12-2010, 09:25 AM   #574
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mi2nc has informed me that he still has the lens and asked me whom to send it to next. I will be sending him this modified list of US members waiting for the lens and ask him to find someone to send it to ASAP, and again ask him to post status info to this thread directly.

the_int21h (South Caroline USA)
GateCityRadio (Greensboro,NC)
miserere (Boston, MA USA)
Dave_Sz (Illinois 60110 USA)
RickL (Missouri, USA)
dws1117 (TX, USA)
xyzik (Seattle, USA)
John Araki (Hawaii, USA)

Maybe there are other thoughts about how to get the lens quickly back into circulation. Perhaps everyone should let the next receiving member know about the procedure including turnaround expectations, since it seems clear that assuming everyone reads the thread is a mistake.

03-12-2010, 12:27 PM   #575
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I reorganized the list today according to geographical areas.
Let's finish off the USA list first then pass it north to the Canadians.
From there it could go east to UK, Ireland and Europe.
Let's not get too much ahead of ourselves and see how we stand after that.

For the love of all things holy post a reply here when you receive it and when you are passing it on to the next member!
Please don't keep it for an inordinate period of time; be considerate to the others on the list and send it off to the next in line in a week or so.
If you don't want to participate or you've auctioned off all your Pentax gear tell me and I'll scratch you name from the list.

Ok folks - let's go!


Flickr: 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
PentHassyKon (Irvine, CA, USA) from jsherman999; 1,517m & 2,442km TOTAL 27,836 & 44,437km
Igilligan (California, USA) from PentHassyKon; 379m & 611km TOTAL 28,215m & 45,048km
Damn_Brit (Oakland, CA USA) from Igilligan; 11m & 18km TOTAL 28,226m & 45,066km
Steve Beswick (California, USA) from Damn_Brit; 365m & 587km TOTAL 28,591m & 45,653km
Eaglerapids (Idaho, USA) from Steve Beswick; 675m & 1086km TOTAL 29,226m & 46,739km
gnaztee (Tucson, AZ USA) from Eaglerapids;1033m & 1663Km TOTAL 30,259m & 48,402km
Pentaxperson (Austin, Texas) from Gnaztee; 1097m & 1766Km TOTAL 31,356m & 50,168 km
séamuis (Savannah, GA USA) from Pentaxperson;1173m & 1888km TOTAL 32,529m & 52,056km
Eastern Shore Charlie (21639 (zip) USA) from Seamuis; 648m & 1044Km TOTAL 33,177m & 53,100km
M80 from East Shore Charlie

Still to get List

USA
gokenin (Lowell, MA USA)
mi2nc (North Carolina USA)
the_int21h (South Caroline USA
miserere (Boston, MA USA)
Dave_Sz (Illinois 60110 USA)
hwblanks (Williston, FL USA)
Pollitowozhere (Puerto Rico)
dws1117 (TX, USA)
speedoo (New York, USA)
xyzik (Seattle, USA)
John Araki (Hawaii, USA)
RickL (Missouri, USA)
Naturephoto1P (Florida, USA)
GateCityRadio (Greensboro,NC)

Canada
legacyb4 (tri-cities, BC, Canada)
bdery (Quebec City, Canada)
steVo_k200d (Calgary, Canada)
ll_cOfFeE_lP (Guelph, Ontario, Canada)
Andi Lo (Halifax, Canada)
minikin (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
eccs19 (Lisle, Ontario)
J.Scott Ontario, Canada)
digitaddict (Quebec, Canada)


UK & Ireland
HouseOfHorla (Teddington, London)
dropbear (Dublin, Ireland)
oinkely (Ireland)


Europe
ftpaddict (Bucharest, Romania)
jah3 (Helsinki, Finland)
dayah (Zagreb, Croatia)
Deni (Albania)
elkarrde (Zagreb, Croatia)
netuser (Azores Islands)
elkarrde (Zagreb, Croatia)
kevinschoenmakers (Netherlands)
kevinschoenmakers (Netherlands)
Niki (Unknown)
Viliam (Uppsala, Sweden)
Ezechiel (Poitou Charentes,France)

Asia
Fearview (Jakarta)
Dycz (Phillipines)
Dbmayur (Taipei,Taiwan)

South Africa
LensScribe (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Australia
Cupic (Warrawong NSW Australia)
xjjohnno (Melbourne Australia)


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
Dark Red = South Africa
04-08-2010, 02:16 PM   #576
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where oh where has our little lens gone

almost another month has passed and no new pictures posted and no idea where the lens is come on people why is that the guys in Australia and the Pacific do a better job of posting and keeping the lens moving but we in the US Cant do it
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Eeps, hello again everyone

just a little question.. Why I'm in red on the list?
Because it was a long time since I didn't connect?

Finally got back to the forum ^^
(And doing a springtime cleanup in my lenses..)

Edit: Oops.. don't know what happened.. i'm not in red anymore.. Someone can explain please? ( I swear I won't drink another gin this evening ^^)

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04-08-2010, 05:37 PM   #578
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QuoteOriginally posted by gokenin Quote
almost another month has passed and no new pictures posted and no idea where the lens is come on people why is that the guys in Australia and the Pacific do a better job of posting and keeping the lens moving but we in the US Cant do it
I can only assume that mi2nc still has it, but I have not heard anything from him in over a month. Since I have been worried also, I sent him a PM yesterday asking for a status but he has not answered me yet.

If there's anything else I can do, let me know.

04-09-2010, 10:35 PM   #579
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QuoteOriginally posted by speedoo Quote
I can only assume that mi2nc still has it, but I have not heard anything from him in over a month. Since I have been worried also, I sent him a PM yesterday asking for a status but he has not answered me yet.

If there's anything else I can do, let me know.
I think the problem arose when the one year time limitation was lifted, and people relaxed about things. Just letting it drift along for an unspecified time meant that nobody felt any urgency to move the lens along at a fast pace, so it's not really a surprise that these hold-ups (which happened occasionally, before) are now practically the norm.

The project was a potential publicity boost for the Pentax community, but I fear that possible outcome has all but disappeared now, which is a bit of a pity.
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Yes people, let's have some respect for our fellow users and pass the lens on in a quick and timely manner...

Could the person who has it now please stand up?
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If you ever do something like this again I would love to be a part of this!
04-12-2010, 05:13 AM   #582
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And Pentaxians from EU are still sitting ... waiting for a chance ....
04-12-2010, 10:03 AM   #583
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Noone has posted to the Flickr photo stream since Aug 30, 2009. I could not figure out again who it was that posted the photos of the horse and ended w/the pic of the Pizza; even tho I responded in the flickr stream to the last pic based on a notification here I believe; I guess I'm just being impatient and didn't read all the posts the last 3 or 4 pages to figure-out who that was.

But whoever that was, could you please PM me the latest password that you had? Or if you forwarded it to the person you mailed the lens to next, could you give me that person's forum handle so I can check with them if they changed the password? Actually, anyone who has or changed the password since August 2009, could you please PM it to me? I would like to add some photos to the public stream.

To be frank, some observations. We, and dare I say really we NA'ers [?], aren't making a very good showing of this. Between ....
1) Not staying ontop of sending the flickr stream password to the next lens recipient so they can post pics; so none of us have posted pics all winter.
2) losing the lenscap. Much thanx to the member who supplied the Minolta cap; I replaced that w/a Pentax cap off my 50/1.7. The Minolta cap is now protecting my 50/1.7 but if you need or would like that Minolta cap back I'd be happy to drop it in and envelope and send it back to you. PM me your address.
3) Holding the lens for extended periods. I felt very guilty for holding it 2 weeks because I wanted to do all my shooting in NYC, and timing was I wasn't going to be in the city until an additional week after I received it. I'd read the same earlier from another member about holding it for a 2 week turn-around who in their same post mentioned how well our Aussie friends passed it from one another, each holding it 1 week or in some cases maybe 2 days. In that light I [we could] feel even more guilty.
4) Now it's not to be found and the member who has it isn't responding? Granted, that person may be away. But surely it begs the question shouldn't it be anyone who will be away's responsibility that they make sure to pass it along before they leave? If he's not responding due to illness, my apologies.

I've said it before in regards of another scare we had and I'll say it again. If it doesn't show-up within another couple of weeks I will re-start this initiative with my own copy, and send it to gokenin or miserere, who have an undeniable commitment to the forum and by extension this initiative. Unfortunately if I do that, it will once again be carrying a Minolta cap unless the owner of that needs it back!
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After a few days of detective work I was able to find a phone number for mi2nc and I just spoke with him. That's the good news. The not so good news is that he is not sure where the lens is at the moment. It's inappropriate to get into the details in a public thread, but I told him there are a lot of people who are unhappy and worried and asked him to get back to this thread with a status, and he said he would do so.

Let's hope for a good outcome.

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Well I dont know about the flickr account but if it was created by Ibram couldnt he simply create a new password for the account since he might be the orginal creator of the account? I have already offered to send my A50 F1.7 out before as a replacement lens and I will again offer it should I not hear anything by Penataxian Day (this saturday by the way the 17th) I will take some shots with it and then contact Misere and send it on its way as a replacement for the original. Let me know. and I will will keep an eye out to see if the lens reappears.
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