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11-11-2013, 11:24 AM   #1111
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QuoteOriginally posted by Just1MoreDave Quote
I took some shots with the lens yesterday and today, and put together a small set of photos here:

Traveling Nifty 50 - a set on Flickr

The fungus was inside the front element, a spot on the second element and inside the rear element. It etched the coatings a little but it was all around the edges, so largely out of the frame, especially on APS-C. The lens has had the aperture ring repair on one on the leaf springs and the other one seems intact. The aperture ring is fairly stiff despite the new grease. It should work if someone needs it but probably better to leave it on A.
Great shots Dave. I particularly like the light on the Denver airport canopy you've captured, and the photos of the dogs. Great to see this lens on the move again, and thanks for giving it a good cleaning and tuning!

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I took a flower shot for Bruce (Bramela) this morning because he was a previous participant in the project. Then I was all excited to ship this lens off today but it's a holiday. It's boxed up and a label printed for tomorrow. I thought the rear cap was a little weird (Adaptall OM) so I included a PK cap, a metal hood and an old Pentax UV filter. Thanks for the compliments on the shots.
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Super shots Dave, I like the flower one, excellent DOF there. Thanks from this end too, for cleaning the lens and getting it back into circulation. Now maybe I'll see if we can have it a 2nd time here in SA. The Pentax owners are growing here, and just need to get them onto the Forum, and then another visit from the Nifty Fifty would be nice. Sorry Larry, would love to offer, but time constraints means I better not!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Just1MoreDave Quote
I took some shots with the lens yesterday and today
Thanks for keeping this going with your work on the lens. Also, nice set of shots - good work!

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I think it would be best if someone else ran the list. I will still be busy through the winter/spring and the last thing I want to do is manage a project at home. This really doesn't take any time at all though.

The flickr account is here and the password is the name of this forum. Flickr: travelingniftyfifty's Photostream
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I finish my exams on the 27th of Nov and after that I am happy to run the list and the flickr page
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Nifty 50 is ready to move on

Iguckert79 (US) or Arn (Canada), please send me PM with your mailing address. The lens is ready to visit you.
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PM sent, but I'm fine if gluckert79 is first.
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What I did with Nifty

I'll be sending it off to Arnie to Canada, unless gluckert contacts me today. An observation: I am so used to my 55mm it would take a while to get used to anything else.
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Hey guys I have been really busy and I really do not have time right now to be part of the project so I will catch up in spring with you all thank you for understanding ttyl larry g.
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Super shots, Muwa, especially like the bicycle shot. Good comp there.
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So the lens has left muwa and on its way to Arn?
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Yes, I just got it.
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Hey Arn, will it see the suspension bridge and the gardens while there?

Maybe some other folks in Canada want to give it a tour before it leaves the country? Eh?
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So far, I've been spending time with grandkids, and all the lens has seen is some night shots. I've posted links to Nifty Fifty, but no takers here so far. I may have another taker, but am willing to pass the lens on to anyone, anywhere. I have to say that the lens appears to be working very well, although I haven't yet looked at any pics on the computer.
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