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I'd been thinking about starting a 'Where's nifty?' kind of thing for our Canon shooters -- seems like it would be fun, but I dont know how many people would participate, unless we include an adapter for our Nikon friends... anyone think there would be any interest?

That sounds fun. Perhaps we should use a M42 lens though, since it can be adapted to anything.

Heck, I have a few M42 50-55mm lenses lying around. I'm sure I could spare one.


EDIT: Would a Chinon 55mm f/1.7 be okay? It's a pretty decent lens, but I didn't get much use out of it before replacing with a vivitar 50mm f/1.7 for compatibility with my stereo adapter.

What adapters would be needed? Canon and Nikon are the obvious. I already have a few 4/3 adapters and some extra macro rings, so I could throw those in. Does anyone here shoot Pentax?
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That sounds fun. Perhaps we should use a M42 lens though, since it can be adapted to anything.
Heck, I have a few M42 50-55mm lenses lying around. I'm sure I could spare one.
EDIT: Would a Chinon 55mm f/1.7 be okay? It's a pretty decent lens, but I didn't get much use out of it before replacing with a vivitar 50mm f/1.7 for compatibility with my stereo adapter.
What adapters would be needed? Canon and Nikon are the obvious. I already have a few 4/3 adapters and some extra macro rings, so I could throw those in. Does anyone here shoot Pentax?

That's not a bad idea actually.. I dont have any of the adapters though.
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I just sold my 30D. :| The lady I sold it too was hot though. redface.gif

Pics or it didn't happen.

You had a camera in your hand, ffs.
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I'd been thinking about starting a 'Where's nifty?' kind of thing for our Canon shooters -- seems like it would be fun, but I dont know how many people would participate, unless we include an adapter for our Nikon friends... anyone think there would be any interest?

That would be pretty cool, but how many people would actually participate?
    
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That's not a bad idea actually.. I dont have any of the adapters though.

I'll order them. They're like $4-5 each, so it's not a problem. I just need to know which ones to get.

EDIT: Got ninja'd

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That would be pretty cool, but how many people would actually participate?

I'm not really sure. I don't expect more than about 15 before the lens just disappears.
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Well.. Canon/Nikon obviously.. I know we have a couple of people that shoot Pentax and Sony, but idk who would participate.. Perhaps if we started up a poll asking people which mount they would shoot it with, and if we get more than 3-5 people for a particular mount other than Canikon then we buy that mount?

The disappearing glass is another thing to consider. I was thinking of keeping my eyes peeled for a 50 f/1.8 that I could snap up relatively cheaply.. the main problem is, a lens isn't the cheapest/easiest thing to ship either, so if you're participating you're responsible for shipping costs and making sure the lens (and perhaps adapters) would need to get sent along with it..

Well, it was a fun idea while it lasted.. maybe we can find some other arbitrary thing to use for the photog forum to send around, something that doesn't have alot of value but would be cool for us to send along / pass around. I'd suggest a lens mug or something like that but one of those are more likely to get taken than a regular lens (works regardless of lens mount, everyone drinks, lower value = less remorse for just keeping it, etc).
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I'll make a thread for that in a few minutes. I need to work out the basic rules first though.

EDIT: Gah, you ninja edited me. The lens isn't really worth anything to me, so I'm fine with sending it off, never to return. As far as using something else, the point is for it to act as a sort of art project where the same lens is used to take pictures around the world. Shipping around a mug or something would be a lot less interesting.

USPS shipping is like $5-6 for a package of this size/weight. I'll make sure to mention that in the thread, and make people know they will have to pay postage to send it off.
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Lol, I don't mean to come off like a total chode, but the point is that if youre serious about image quality, you're going to have to make some compromises in the way of weight/size/weather+shock-proofedness. If you're more serious about the activity, maybe consider just popping your phone in a waterproof case and using that.

Photography equipment is all about compromises, you can never have it all unless you're wealthy beyond our wildest dreams, and even then -- good luck carrying and being able to use everything. Evaluate your options by researching them, and decide what compromises are the easiest for you to make.
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http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1072399/
God that is stupid cheap. I wish I had money right now, 1950 gripped and boxed 5DII anybody?
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So the 50D refurb body is in stock, but not the kit.

I just want the kit so I can sell the lens, choices...
    
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