How about a "Community" lens thread? Maybe an 18-55wr?

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How about a "Community" lens thread? Maybe an 18-55wr?
5 months ago

Just an idea if we had a community copy of something inexpensive like an 18-55wr that we shared for a week or two at a time between each other. It could slowly travel around the globe.  Or even a copy for each region?

Not only is this something fun but we could also compare results of a given lens between bodies. We did that over at POTN (http://www.Photography-on-the.net) and that 50mm had a GRAND time traipsing around the globe. And who cares if it gets busted we just could grab another or someone could donate another.

Anyway, it's an idea since spring is here and summer is soon too...but it has to be a community effort.  An official thread or web page with the signup list so we know who gets it next.  We'd need to decide about shipping costs, if we buy it as a community or someone donates a copy.  But it doesn't have to be a big thing just simple and fun.

If it works we could build it out to a few older MF lenses as well...again with the idea to see who can get what out of a lens.  Personally I think this core here is pretty good people and has reached a nice balance of tech gear talk as well as talking about photos themselves.

I think the 18-55wr works simply because it is WR and can handle lots of environments.  Can we have that lens CLA'd now and then?

Off to work so talk amongst yourselves....

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