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    Project : Do you help this little old Canon girl to see the world ?

    Hi there,

    Got an idea and think this might be fun - already posted this on couple Leica forums and decided to open up the project for getDPI as well.

    I have a old Canon SLR - T70 and a 50mm 1.4 lens. All manual. All worth the magic sum of 50 or 60 bucks.

    Everything is in pretty much ok condition and I looked at it the other day and its not used for ages ( years actually ) . For film stuff I use my Leicas. For SLR stuff I use my D2h.

    What if, I thought, if I the little old camera can travel the world ? And we see it ?

    The idea is simple : a person receives the camera, put a roll of film of their choice, develop it and scan it. Then he pays the shipping and send it to the next user which does the same.

    Film can be any of your choice, problems with customs should be ZERO since the camera + lens value today is worth around 40 or something, so negligible.

    I will put a map with a trace of where the camera is going and where it traveled from where to where and create a flikr group to share the pictures.

    Its just a fun project.

    So basically people will have to :

    - buy the film
    - shoot the film
    - develop and scan the film
    - upload to the flikr group the images
    - box and pay the shipping to the next user

    This is the camera ( although its a picture from KenRockwell site ) :



    What you guys think ?

    Few things :

    - only people that are getDPI members for more than 60 days are eligible
    - only people with more than 40 posts are eligble
    - people must be willing to pay the shipping of the camera with tracking number

    So...

    Who's in ?

    Please reply saying :

    Name, Country of Origin

    So I'm IN !



    Proenca, PORTUGAL
    ( already have around 10 people from UK, Spain, France, Germany, Austria, Australia, Japan, USA so the little girl is going to see the world all right... )

    Few rules :
    - top 3 photos to be uploaded to flickr
    - only this lens and this camera ( no swapping )
    - film either b/w / slide / negative - your choice
    - home developing and home scanning 100% ok
    - you can only keep the camera for 7 to 10 days then must pass it on
    - you must pay for tracked shipment

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    PM sent!
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    Im in, if I fit the criteria.



    Great idea.

    EDIT -> Country of Origin - UK
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    PM sent.

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    I'm in, if I don't have to ship the camera too far. I don't have so much money right now, but would like to participate.
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    Excellent. I have a box of about a dozen rolls of film that expired about 15 years ago, and no film camera. So I'm in. You should expect a bunch of fogged and off-color photos from Florida.

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    I love the idea. It has been over 10 years ago since I used film so I am a bit nervous about the idea but it is probably like riding a bike.


    Do I qualify? I am not a member for over 60 nor do I have the 40posts yet however I think many people over here do know me.

    If I would be allowed to participate I gladly will. I don't care where I need to send the camera next, love to send stuff to exotic places.

    Country: The Netherlands

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    I'm in if there are still spaces.
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    I'm in there also....if it fits))
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    Well Paolo, do you want to get things going? Is a good sequence: Portugal, Spain, France, Netherlands, U.K., Germany, Austria, Serbia, Israel, and then Iceland and overseas?
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    Sounds like a good project.

    I'm in if there's a spot.

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    Actually, Beni, are you currently in Israel or in the U.K.?
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    Im in as well, if it fits. Never tried a Canon before! :-)
    Im in Norway.

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    Re: Project : Do you help this little old Canon girl to see the world ?

    Quote Originally Posted by carstenw View Post
    Actually, Beni, are you currently in Israel or in the U.K.?
    In Jerusalem till Sunday then a couple of weeks in England and Scotland shooting weddings then back to Jerusalem for the Passover festival and hopefully to start my new project

    I voluteered for this thingy with Jerusalem in mind, no doubt the UK is well covered!
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    Re: Project : Do you help this little old Canon girl to see the world ?

    I'd love to do Wisconsin, USA in May. I figure it is going to take a while to get to USA.

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    I'm a bit too close to Sonoma but if you need another person I'm just down the road in San Francisco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carstenw View Post
    Well Paolo
    Not only am I mixing up people, I even spelled the wrong name wrong. I should sleep more. Sorry!
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    Re: Project : Do you help this little old Canon girl to see the world ?

    Anyone actually heard back from the OP? I'd say that if we don't hear back, why not do it ourselves, make it a GetDPI project, only difference being that I'd pick the Canon A1 instead
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    He's around, I've PMed with him yesterday. Give him a couple of days to get it going, I'm sure he'll be back.
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    I'll sign up for this, and add a 28/2.8 to the kit when it comes my way.

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    I'm in too. I'm taking photos with vintage cameras anyway. Why not try this one too?

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    I'd love to be in. I had that same model eons ago... but its long gone.

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    Yes, please. Count me in for this.

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    Did this ever happen for you guys here?
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    Re: Project : Do you help this little old Canon girl to see the world ?

    I don't have 40 posts racked up yet, and I don't know if I'm even at 60 days, but if this little project ever makes it to Colorado I'd love to play. Anything ever come of this? If not, I have a couple old Canon AT-1's I can do the same thing with. Question though: how would one decide the next location the camera gets shipped to? Don't want to over think this, but...
    anyone?
    Great idea. Make it so.
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    Re: Project : Do you help this little old Canon girl to see the world ?

    Sounds Good....
    I'm in....
    In the heartland state of the USA.... Indiana
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    Re: Project : Do you help this little old Canon girl to see the world ?

    Actually, couple the new one type write SD card from Sandisk with something like a Sigma DP-1 and glue the door shut, why use film? Hmmm....
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