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IMO, you should be prepared for semi-quick turnaround. A week is more than enough time to find something to shoot, even if it's an odd hour of the night. I don't know your schedule, but say you work 6-6 M-F and the package arrives Monday. You get the box, open it and play around a few minutes on Tuesday, maybe test a shot or two. It sits on the desk until Saturday and you get some more shots and ship it out later that day.

Sorry, photography is more than BS snapshots to me.
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If you don't think something like that would work for you, then I'd reconsider even participating in the project. None of us, especially us later in the list, want to see the lens sit around for a month. Even averaging in 2 weeks including shipping times, I'm already looking at next December/January until I see the lens.

It's not going to sit for a month, but 2 weeks is fine. Nobody should complain about it, it's an old lens that you're borrowing for free. It gets to you when it gets there, although if you prefer having it for only a couple of days, I can't say I'm looking forward to your results. I intend to put a whole roll of slide film through using this thing, and if it takes 2 weeks, well, dealwithitdog.gif.
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it maybe a bit too late to change the list, but next time we should set up the list based on location. so we can get together and shoot or so we can just drive and drop off the lens instead of shipping.
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One thing I hadn't considered is this -- what if there's someone on the list nearby you? If there were someone in the MA/RI area I'd rather hand it off than ship it. Saves on the shipping time (not necessarily money because I'd be paying for gas to get out and swap it, etc), but we do lose a tracking instrument.

Actually, that's why I'm after nderscore -- both of us work in the city -- so zero shipping delay, and when I'm done the two of us can split the shipping. And that's already outrageously low because of our UPS Preferred account.
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Like I said, 1 week isn't a hard limit. If you need to keep the lens for a bit longer, that's fine. People are inevitably going to keep it longer than the limit, so I'd rather set it low to prevent it from sitting around for a month at a time.
 
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Whatever, I'm keeping it forever. SUCK IT.
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it maybe a bit too late to change the list, but next time we should set up the list based on location. so we can get together and shoot or so we can just drive and drop off the lens instead of shipping.

I agree that such a measure would make this project logistically easier, but frankly I would be bored to see shots from CA for weeks on end. I'd like to see a completely different locale each time.

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Whatever, I'm keeping it forever. SUCK IT.

LOL, that's happened to one of the POTN Where's Nifty's. Someone kept the damn nifty.
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Who lives in Florida? lol
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anyone in the Connecticut/Rhode Island area?
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CT's a little far for me to go. Last time I went to CT .. well, ok, for gear, was in a snowstorm for a heck of a deal on an Asus 24" 120hz LCD. I almost beat the storm... almost.
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Am I too late to sign up for this?
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