Upload & Sell: On
Great Lens Adventure
The Great Lens Adventure began last May with about twenty participants signing up. Over the months a few of those decided to depart and a couple of new members were added to the list. At the moment Nikki is traveling across the continental United States to the last three persons from the list and will then be passed back to Ben in Sydney, Australia. Leighton, who has been taking care of the blog created for this adventure, and I are aware there are a number of folks who joined the conversation on the thread after this process began who would make worthy candidates for sharing in the lens adventure. After some discussion and communication with Ben, we've concluded it is best to end the adventure after the folks currently "signed up" have been given time with the lens. We certainly appreciate everyone who has made a commitment to this thread and expect even without Nikki passing from hand to hand, that we'll continue to share in celebration of these wonderful lenses. Whether we find another project to share with one another is not clear at the moment, though I can't help but recall the conversation from another time when we spoke of creating a wiki in which to share reviews and advice. There was also talk about creating a book with photos from Nikki's journey. I've no idea whether there is energy within our community to tackle either of these or any other kind of "project" but before the lens adventure began, I doubt many among us thought we could do such a thing with such grace.
So, if you missed out on spending time with Nikki, I'm sorry. But if you were inspired by what you saw, you can always go shopping, as many of those who used Nikki have already done. We are here, after all, because we love these lenses and are willing to invest in them. Kit building really is forever, made all the less painful when the object of our desire was designed and built for manual focusing. There are always new/old lenses to try… Exciting isn't it?
I was happy to be a part of the lens adventure! Who would have thought something like this would be possible? Yet it happened. Again, thanks to Ben for donating the lens!
Ben, I hope Nikki holds a place of honor in your house!
+1 Curtis. It has been an honor to be included in this adventure. Truely a great group of people, most of which have never met each other, except through the words on this thread. Thanks to Ben, Leighton, and Curtis for making all this all possible.