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"Official" One Lens Challenge Thread

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

  1. F2Bthere

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    Macros are traditionally well corrected for flat planes, like enlarger lenses. The former because of document and Art copy work they are called upon to perform and the latter because they are intended to print flat images. Use an enlarger lens for macro and voila!
     
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    Yeah, it's really only an issue with extreme close-ups, where the DOF becomes extremely shallow. Thus the extra effort to make macro lenses have a flatter plane of focus, especially for copy-work.
     
  3. Shadowside

    Shadowside Good Glass is Forever...

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    First image is amazing, very unusual and striking... well done Sir :)
     
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    Shadowside Good Glass is Forever...

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    Enlarger lenses are also designed to accommodate flat fields on both side of the glass. Sometimes can make for very interesting images.
     
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    I like hand-held macro work; it's like street photography in the weeds. Digital high ISO makes a whole new "Macro-Noir" shooting style a lot more free and easy than when you are depending on supplementary lighting, like ring flashes, which tend to ruin the mood. Focus peaking really helps too.
     
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    Talking about your lens: I think I owned (I actually inherited it) this lens two or three years ago, along with a few other lenses and a film SLR. Is this a really outlandish lens, extending to like three fold its length when focusing? On both sides! My wife knew someone who knew someone who was interested and I gave the whole kit away. The lad seemed quite excited when he picked it up. Guess he was right, ey?
     
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    One more from today with the Tamron 90 2.5 wide open
    The garden...pea rows
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  8. dixeyk

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    May 02

    X-Pro2 - 35 f/1.4

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    Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus ♂ at 9:18 this morning.
    Questar 700, f=700mm, f/8. Fuji X-E1, ISO 1250, 1/2700 sec.

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    Outstanding image! Top Drawer!
     
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    changed my "extra one" @Shadowside so you might want to remove that like. I kept looking at and it bugged me. I need to go back and re-do it.
     
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    I was shooting some of the same blossoms yesterday. There's a pretty good chance a shot of them will make an appearance on this thread since hauling that 135 much further than the yard can be a pain.
     
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    ok, i started out with a Canon 5cm f2, but switched to something with a closer focus as i'm still stuck with objects around the house. Free free will have to wait as I'm likely to drop it..

    This week I'm shooting with a C.Z. Jena Biotar 58mm F2 , praktina mount. I then adapt from Praktina to m39, then to x. With my Fuji X-E2s. taken wide open.

    Converted in X Trans, and edited slightly in Lightroom.

    Day 1

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    Day 2

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    Day 2, and I already feel the challenge of the challenge. One of the benefits of working in a theatre college is that there is a steady flow of eccentric sights to be seen (and photographed). For the last couple of weeks, the stage management office has contained a tall stack of gold chairs, nicely framed in the doorway at the end of the corridor. Seeing them today, I thought "easy - there's my challenge picture for today. I'll grab it on my way out tonight." Half an hour later, they were gone...

    Driving home, I remembered our local parade of shops, getting a new roof. The whole row is covered in scaffolding, and half is covered in plastic sheeting. "That'll yield something", I thought. It didn't...

    So, this one is evidently a put-up job - a dandelion seed-head pulled from the garden on my way into the house this evening, and shot against a blue background quickly made on my computer monitor. A tweak or two in Darktable, and here it is. Just dandy.

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    Dandy
    by Nick Hunt, on Flickr

    [edit: should have said - EL Nikkor 50/2.8 on my X-Pro1, f/11, 1/4 sec, ISO200]
     
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    May 02 - 1 lens

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    Kiron 2/28 MC f5.6 ISO 400
    Handheld 7 image pano merged in Lr

    Early this morning I went down to the docks hoping to catch some early morning rays, setup my tripod and timer release and got the dreaded "no memory card installed" I won't mention the mature bald eagle perched 70 yds away ripping into a fish for breakfast. A couple hours later, I was driving and saw this abandoned bridge, I had left the focal reducer home, a quick & dirty pano is the result instead.

    Small Ver [1000x340]
    Medium Ver [2941 x 1000]
    Large Ver [13694 x 4656]
     
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    Green Mulberries... :)

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    X-T2 + 50-230 @ 230mm / 1/680" f/6.7 iso 1600 / Velvia
    SOOC cropped & resized only
     
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    MAY 02
    The Norwegian Royal Palace in Oslo with the statue of Queen Maud, King Edward VII's daughter. X-T2 + 10-24 @10mm | 1/750 f/8 | Velvia

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