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by RobertOToole
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: USPS Priority Mail Lens Shipments Gone Missing?
Replies: 23
Views: 464

Re: USPS Priority Mail Lens Shipments Gone Missing?

Back in Novembwr I mailed a raman spectrometer to Australia. In mid december it arrived in....Burkina Faso. It took over a month and multiple cases to get them to return it to me. Fortunately I had another I could send via fedex in the mean time which arrived in 4 days. But I still love the USPS an...
by RobertOToole
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: USPS Priority Mail Lens Shipments Gone Missing?
Replies: 23
Views: 464

Re: USPS Priority Mail Lens Shipments Gone Missing?

This is what I did for future reference if you have a late USPS delivery, 5 days late for USPS priority.

Go to https://www.usps.com/help/missing-mail.htm

Go to here and hit the start your form button


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by RobertOToole
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: USPS Priority Mail Lens Shipments Gone Missing?
Replies: 23
Views: 464

Re: USPS Priority Mail Lens Shipments Gone Missing?

They found the second package also, another USPS miracle!

#-o #-o

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by RobertOToole
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: USPS Priority Mail Lens Shipments Gone Missing?
Replies: 23
Views: 464

Re: USPS Priority Mail Lens Shipments Gone Missing?

Update.

It's miraculous! The first working day after I opened a case they "found" it.

No but seriously looks like opening a case on the USPS site helps I guess. #-o


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by RobertOToole
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: USPS Priority Mail Lens Shipments Gone Missing?
Replies: 23
Views: 464

Re: USPS Priority Mail Lens Shipments Gone Missing?

.....actually most of the really cool cameras already are becoming more expensive :/..... A few years ago a friend in Japan told me that the large camera shops in Hong Kong and Shanghai sent buyers to Tokyo. They would hit all the used shops and ask for all the mint f/1.2,f/1.4, Zeiss, Leica, and N...
by RobertOToole
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: USPS Priority Mail Lens Shipments Gone Missing?
Replies: 23
Views: 464

Re: USPS Priority Mail Lens Shipments Gone Missing?

.......... you should have seen me in my best days 8) I still use mostly analog gear for my personal photography, and although prices are raising again, a Contax RX can be had for 150-200USD from japan. I already have an RX, lovely camera, but I wanted a second so I can load different film types - ...
by RobertOToole
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: A story ... and a question
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: A story ... and a question

.......If I see right, the filter in yours is under the aperture? If it is, then mine doesn't have it........... Yes, correct about the filter included in the photo of the center housing. Sorry for the blurry mobile phone photos, my Samsung phone applies some weird bokeh effect. Pity the lens cells...
by RobertOToole
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: A story ... and a question
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: A story ... and a question

Hi JKT, Had a similar type of fixed Componon-S 5.6/180. With that unit, and almost all other CPN-S lenses I've seen, the two cells unscrew and will fit in any other #0 housing from Schneider, so you can take these cells and out them in a normal iris housing. I would recommend trying that. The lens I...
by RobertOToole
Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: USPS Priority Mail Lens Shipments Gone Missing?
Replies: 23
Views: 464

Re: USPS Priority Mail Lens Shipments Gone Missing?

FYI update Opened a case for the two Priority Mail shipments since the website says that after 5 days it's considered late and to contact the USPS. USPS has already emailed confirmation with contact person and case numbers. Waiting for the "weather delay" excuse tomorrow. :D :roll: PM-USPS-case.jpg
by RobertOToole
Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: USPS Priority Mail Lens Shipments Gone Missing?
Replies: 23
Views: 464

Re: USPS Priority Mail Lens Shipments Gone Missing?

a friend of mine shipped some items (yes, lenses ;) to NY beginning of january. took 3 weeks to arrive without any further update until they suddenly reappeared. the US carrier was USPS. I had some (expensive) lenses from china stuck in twilight zone (last tracking listed a german airport) for 5 we...
by RobertOToole
Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: USPS Priority Mail Lens Shipments Gone Missing?
Replies: 23
Views: 464

Re: USPS Priority Mail Lens Shipments Gone Missing?

There have been issies with tracking and delayed shipmenta since early November. They were wprst ovwr Chriatmas vut are not gone yet. I would jot be too worried yet, everything still seems to be arriving eventually. Yes, true, it was bad over the holidays, had two packages take one month to arrive ...
by RobertOToole
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: USPS Priority Mail Lens Shipments Gone Missing?
Replies: 23
Views: 464

Re: USPS Priority Mail Lens Shipments Gone Missing?

Is either of them coming from or travelling through an a present extreme weather region? Yes. The entire center of the US, from north to south, has experienced bad weather this week (its been 21 C, 70F here in California the entire time). I have a feeling that weather is going to be the excuse from...
by RobertOToole
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Does anyone have the Laowa 100mm x2 macro lens?
Replies: 20
Views: 3053

Re: Does anyone have the Laowa 100mm x2 macro lens?

Everyone should be aware that this is the main difference between the larger brands like Canon, Nikon, Sony, Sigma being more consistent between copies and the smaller brands like Laowa, Samyang and Meike, where the quality will vary a lot from copy to copy... Robert to be fair, the Laowa comes wit...
by RobertOToole
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: USPS Priority Mail Lens Shipments Gone Missing?
Replies: 23
Views: 464

USPS Priority Mail Lens Shipments Gone Missing?

FYI. I would not recommend USPS shipping for now. Two USPS Priority mail shipments of mine have gone missing this week. They were both accepted and scanned in but now after 5 days no status updates. One was a two-day shipment, one is three-day. February 12, 2021, 9:16 pm Accepted at USPS Origin Faci...
by RobertOToole
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Does anyone have the Laowa 100mm x2 macro lens?
Replies: 20
Views: 3053

Re: Does anyone have the Laowa 100mm x2 macro lens?

I sent my Laowa 100 to the dealer because of the focus creep when holding upwards and got a replacement lens. I found a lot of grease at the wall of the inner tubus, is this normal with your copy? They offered to exchange it again, I'm afraid the next lens will be the same. regards Lothar grease.jp...