"Seeing The World Through A Single Lens" Some time ago, I came into the possession of a Nikkor 35mm f/2 AIS lens. At first, my intent was to sell the lens and put the resulting money back into my photography equipment. Upon further reflection and being inspired by the Pay it forward "US CAMERA 1955" thread by the Nikon Cafés Coresounder, I decided to share the lens. I was thinking that it would be kind of interesting to see how others “See Their World Through The Same Piece Of Glass”. What kind of images would it produce in the hands of another? Is the quality of an image in the equipment? Or is it in the Photographer? I wanted to send the lens out into the world and see what images you produce with the same piece of glass. The resulting images could be priceless. So, here we go… RULES: 1.) You must approach this with the intent to have FUN. 2.) You must be willing to pay for the forward (postage) to the next member in line. 3.) Keep the lens for one week or less. 4.) If the postage is more than the normal U.S. Mail to the person you will be forwarding it to…that person needs to help out with the postage. 5.) Bookmark this page, so you will have the list of the next in line. 6.) Please share your images in the post. The main reason for this is to allow everyone to see where the lens is going and what it is “seeing”. 7.) Please take care of the Lens, although it does not have a lot of retail value, it is mine and you are borrowing it. ** Pay it forward by US Mail, it will only be a few dollars. ** Attention Overseas people- If you would like to participate, you will have to pay shipping to receive it and ship it to the next in line. O.K. the first person that responded to my original post, gets the lens first. I will start it out the shipping process. The next person to post, will get the lens next. And so on…I will start with a list from the original post. If there are any disputes in the shipping, I bear no responsibility, nor does Nikon Cafe.. If we get down to no one else wanting this, I will pay for the return back to me. If I have missed anything here, please let me know...... Enjoy! This is meant to be fun! Below is the list...after you have used the lens, look at the list to see who receives it next. Use the members list to find that member and send them a private message to get a mailing address and mail it to them. If you change your mind and would like to be removed from the list, please send me a personal message and I will update the list accordingly. *Note- Please make a post on this thread when you receive and mail the lens, so I can update this post and keep track of who has it. Members Currently On List. 1.) nuccifamily: Anthony *** Done *** 2.) sypher: Brian *** Done *** 3.) chrismead: Chris *** Done *** 4.) cotdt *** Done *** 5.) Scottn_photo: Scott *** Done *** 6.) Los Azules: Arthur *** Did not respond *** 7.) Reptile Guy: Shaun *** Done *** 8.) Sanford504 *** Did not respond *** 9.) Dave: Dave *** Done *** 10.) Frank: Frank *** Withdrawn by request*** 11.) WCBike *** done *** 12.) aldirtfarmer: Joe *** done *** 13.) FotoPhocus: Ryan ** done** 14.) paradiddle: Gary ** done ** 15.) underitall: Tom ***Withdrawn by request*** 16.) speen ** done ** 17.) KayB ** done ** 18.) Alan: Alan ** done ** 19.) BostonRott: Gretchen ** done ** 20.) bett: Roger ** done ** 21.) lanthier: Rich ** done ** 22.) Northwood: Kent ** done ** 23.) Ping279: Nathan ** done ** 24.) Mr. Graceful: Rich G. ** done ** 25.) sonyam: Sonya ** done ** 26.) czechmark: Paul O. **done ** Europe jani.kotakoski: Jani Harry S. Vienna, AUSTRIA *shipped lens 3/31/10* JPS Geneva, Switzerland Bateman Amberg, Germany Mike66 Darmstadt (APO AE), Germany jani.kotakoski: Jani 28.) latazyo: Leighton *** Withdrawn by request*** 29.) Vernon t: Vernon 30.) BourbonCowboy: Mark 31.) mehta916: Yash 32.) Neige: Stilson 33.) BellaB: 34.) DanWhite: Dan 35.) BobW: Bob 36.) sjlarue: Steve 37.) FM Bob: Bob 38.) pirahnah3: Jim 39.) lr0868: Lisa 40.) Yvette: Yvette 41.) Cima2oo7: Mark 42.) Jon Neely: Jon 43.) amanita: Ales 44.) vandrv: Joe 45.) Connahhh: Connor 46.) JohnR: John 47.) InLimbo87: Ian 48.) Diddlbiker: Bart 49.) rbalston: Brad 50.) Chayelle: Cheryle 51.) Jose Rivera: Jose 52.) archer182: Thad 53.) bronicabill: Bill 54.) eaglez: Darren 55.) jvlata: Jorge 56.) tssphoto: Scott 57.) TommyO: Tom 58.) WolfCamp: Robert Australia 59) mrdenn1s 60) axle01 61) intruder61 62) Dave67 New Zealand 63) Philinnz Lens Sign up now Closed: It will take a bit of time to get through everyone. I would like to take the time to thank JohnR for his involvement in this project. He voluntarily stepped up to make sure the lens is going where it should in a timely manner. Thank you very much John, the assistance is appreciated.