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Old 10-13-2009   #26
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The only problem there is that it would potentially prevent people who wanted to participate from participating. For instance, it would exclude pretty much all FLRFs, it could potentially exclude all TLRs, it could potentially exclude a lot of MF SLR users. A more reasonable approach, imho, would be to say that all lenses have to between 35mm and 60mm, 35mm equivalent. That way, if someone has a 35 but not a 50, or vice versa, they could still participate.
I think most MF users have a 50-ish equivalent, no? My Rollei and Mamiya 7 both have 80's. Not a big deal either way, just seemed like a cool idea to have everyone trying to work with the same, or very similar, field of view...
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Maybe have a "normal" one with lenses from 35-50mm. A wide one with lenses from 20-28mm, and a superwide one with lenses from 12-18mm could also be done.
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Maybe have a "normal" one with lenses from 35-50mm. A wide one with lenses from 20-28mm, and a superwide one with lenses from 12-18mm could also be done.
do the 14 day challenges get enough entrants to justify splitting the field three ways?
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If the digital gang are to be included, be aware that too stringent ISO restrictions will count us out. The R-D1 starts at ISO 200. Also crop factor, either it counts or not. If the focal length is 50mm, should we be using 35mm, or should be also use 50mm? Please do let us take part, pretty pretty please?
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Old 10-13-2009   #30
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do the 14 day challenges get enough entrants to justify splitting the field three ways?
maybe just do 3 different challenges over 3 months. Then people could do them all, and get some use out of the lenses that they don't tend to use as often.

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If the digital gang are to be included, be aware that too stringent ISO restrictions will count us out. The R-D1 starts at ISO 200. Also crop factor, either it counts or not. If the focal length is 50mm, should we be using 35mm, or should be also use 50mm? Please do let us take part, pretty pretty please?
If we want to do the one focal length thing, it's all about 35mm equivalent FL. So if we chose 50mm (for a 35mm frame) that'd mean RD1 users would use a 35mm lens. I don't quite see the appeal of the one ISO thing, but if that's what the group (or Keith) goes with I'm game for anything!
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If we want to do the one focal length thing, it's all about 35mm equivalent FL. So if we chose 50mm (for a 35mm frame) that'd mean RD1 users would use a 35mm lens. I don't quite see the appeal of the one ISO thing, but if that's what the group (or Keith) goes with I'm game for anything!
I think that if the individual got to choose the ISO they were going to use (for film, the grain would let it be reasonably identifiable, and with digital, there is EXIF data), I think that would make for a pretty interesting restriction. You would have to ask yourself about the conditions in which your greatest strengths lie- ISO 100 for bright day-lit shots, extremely fine grain/no noise, ISO 400 for all-around goodness, ISO 1600 or higher for killer night time stuff at the expense of daytime shooting? Since the idea of this contest is to show off the strengths of the photographer more than the strengths of the gear, having to use one camera, one lens (perhaps a lens within a specific range of focal lengths), and one film/ISO setting would, in my opinion, be a positive thing.
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