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"Official" One Lens Challenge Thread

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges and Assignments' started by dixeyk, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. jamie allan

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    Day 7 - Goodnight. Thanks must go to Kevin for organising this - I've thoroughly enjoyed this weeks challenge.

    Cleveden Drive.jpg
     
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  2. MA128

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    Beautiful tones. Masterly.
     
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    Never made it out today. Busy busy.
    But I had this promise to keep :)
    Grabbed a vase, took it's portrait, and tweaked this and that until I liked it.
    XA1 & Minolta MC 50mm/f1.4.
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  4. Tara Elizabeth

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    So true. It's taken two years of practice to get a 65/35 hit to miss ratio when using a manual lens for gig photography and I rarely stop down past f/2. And that is only 65% in focus. Throw out another 20% of those for being in focus, but of someone's back or shoulder because they moved unexpectedly.
    But man is it rewarding when that shot comes off perfectly and has a look that can't be matched by modern lenses or AF. I can't wait to finally be able to share the Neck Fest photos I took last month. I used a mixture of my 18-55 for the full band shots (and the long-exposure dancers I posted a few weeks back) and my Konica 52 1.8 for ambient and isolated subject shots, which has become my go-to gig kit.
     
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  5. Shadowside

    Shadowside Good Glass is Forever...

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    You seem to be able to squeeze better results from this lens than I have been. I do like its softer rendering, but I have not had any luck with the colors.

    I will need to revisit this little fellow :)

    A lovely portrait. :)
     
  6. jamie allan

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    Trainer,
    Great image. What's a redneck end table?
     
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    The final day, and I am cruising calmly to the finish line with over an hour to spare...

    And as it's the last one - for this week at least - I thought I'd offer a triple-bill from the EL Nikkor 50/2.8 enlarger lens. First up, some bokeh-balls, courtesy of the hammered glass in our bathroom window:

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    Hammered
    by Nick Hunt, on Flickr

    Next up, something small and floral:

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    Small/Pink
    by Nick Hunt, on Flickr

    Finally, some dappled sun. We have scarcely seen the sun all week here in London, so it has been a treat to have some early summer weather today. When the conditions and geometry are just right, the near-horizontal light of the setting sun reflects from the windows of the house next door and cuts through a gap between two trees to arrive, dappled by foliage, on our back gate:

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    Gate/Dapple
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    Thanks Kevin for hosting - and here's to the next one!
     
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    It's what my hand is resting on. It just a tree trunk from when we cut down some dead trees in the backyard. It sits between the chairs on the front porch. It's a good place for putting your drink down and has two tiers to it. As a bonus it has great markings from the insects burrowing around under the bark. There's also a chain that the tree had grown around.
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    May 7. So far I've been using the XF100-400 on the X-E2. For today, I decided to put that lens the X-E1, and I realized it's the first time I've tried this combo. Among other things, I took Maggie out for a walk at the nearby state park, so here is one image from there (I intentionally softened this one a bit). I'll post a few others of different flavors after I've gone through t0day's batch and sort them out.

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  10. mugmedia

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    Wow, there's a lot of great and interesting stuff in here. :cool:
     
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    The minolta mc&md 50mm/1.4 lenses make me happy as the fuji 35mm/1.4 in terms of "feeling".
    I always manual color balance with the vintage lenses.
    Thanks for the comment.
     
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    Day 7. It's cold and raining in (usually sunny this time of year) San Diego today, so I made do with a picture of Aldo.

    X100F, Astia JPG, 1/30 sec. at f/5.6, ISO 3,200, in Aperture I added a bit of vignetting and some definition (micro-contrast) around the eyes.
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    Kevin - thanks for setting this up.
     
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    A fitting shot for a nice collection of images Mr. Allan.
     
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    Questar 700, f=700mm, f/8. Fuji X-E1, ISO 1600, 1/500 sec. 12:35 this afternoon.

    Thanks again to Kevin, and thanks to everyone participating in this challenge.
     
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    That's funny, I find Minolta lenses are good for color, with a bit of tweakage.
     
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    Day 7...

    Thanks for the challenge Kevin. Really enjoyed seeing everyone's pictures, and ideas! :)

    Shalom rz  DSCF1725.JPG
     
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  17. Shadowside

    Shadowside Good Glass is Forever...

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    Well, me too with film. Shot with them for years. But I have had dirt for luck with digital so far, but truth be told I have not put the effort it I could have.
     
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    I'm just glad that folks enjoyed this...and BTW...KILLER IMAGE!!!
     
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    Both are excellent
     

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