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Not me Scott. This is not a lens that has especially grabbed me so I feel no urge to add it to my kit, which is sitting in a cabinet and one camera bag at the moment. The camera bag is pretty close to the door, but it hasn't made it out yet...
I thought of that lens because it is in so few kits. Georg and Samy have it but I don't know anyone else who does. There are so many folks on this thread who've been investing in their kits that few lenses would inspire folks to play. I also recall that by the time Nikki arrived in this country there was a certain diminution of excitement. Probably like most folks, it is the exotic locations that stir interest and we certainly had that during the early months of the adventure.
Perhaps rather than sending a lens around the world we should begin a "treasure hunt" in which folks would need to take photos of specific things delineated on a list. We did that on TrekEarth and it was great fun. It certainly would motivate folks to step out of their normal routine when it comes to shooting. It could things like... take a photo of a sporting event, or people dancing, of firefighting equipment, of a boat NOT in the water, of an inoperable car... I won a treasure hunt on TE. The most challenging item was to take a photograph of something over a hundred years old. I laughed that all folks in Europe had to do was turn around and take a photo. I could have copted out and taken a photo of a redwood tree, but instead I traveled to San Francisco to take a photo of Mission Dolores, one of the very few buildings in the Bay Area over a hundred years old. It was great fun and definitely got me taking photos.
Of course, I didn't stop by to offer suggestions for a game, but rather simply to marvel at Ben's visit. It is always nice to encounter familiar cyber friends, however. I haven't commented Scott but you've posted some lovely work. I have a feeling your involvement with this thread has been a great encouragement for you both to take photos and to hang out with friends. That, of course, was what the thread has been about since the beginning. I'm delighted so many folks have found this a friendly place to hang out...
One photo... I may have posted this before, but then I can always plead a bad memory...