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Old 08-07-2010   #1
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one lens - one camera - dear diary

i am starting this thread and making it a sticky.

for ALL those proposing to last one year with a simple single set up...this can be a place for you to post your progress and your thoughts...who knows you might even convert some of us sticks in the mud...

and feel free to post your images as well...of course.

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Dear Diary,

Without getting involved in the public display of humility, I started the one camera/lens/film challenge about 12 hours ago. I now realized that my creativity has been artificially stifled so I am hereby removing myself from the challenge. Yes, I am weak but firmly committed to making good images so it's back to my old ways. Good luck to y'all!
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I will be off the Internet grid for a month, starting tomorrow but will 'report back' upon returning home.
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I will be off the Internet grid for a month, starting tomorrow but will 'report back' upon returning home.
off the grid for a month!!

i would shrivel...
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yes, well i will be a busy enough fella to keep me occupied.

what with the 1 lens and 1 camera challenge officially rolling!
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I would say that the 1 lens, 1 camera body is not a purist approach to this Nirvana-esque goal.

Since the lens could come off, I propose that only fixed lens cameras be considered.
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i'm all game but uh, i will not be purchasing another camera.
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Since the lens could come off, I propose that only fixed lens cameras be considered.
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Dear Diary. Day one.The beginning of something unknown
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Dear Diary. Day one.The beginning of something unknown

Since I am about to embark on a 1 year long experiment of just using one camera with one lens, I have to by default, use a digital camera on this one, if I am to allow for any photographic moment to prevail. But, I will use a Leica M mount lens to keep with the spirit of the challenge. (ZM 50mm f/1.5 C-Sonnar T*... I will only use f/1.5 as a further limitation)

I have been experimenting with the sacred "Film Noir Look" for a week or so... My images at the offset will reflect this for now.

I guess hellenhill and others have inspired this at the moment.

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i guess you're not 'in' hey?
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I enjoy using some of these cameras too much to not use them for a year, but I really like the idea of this. I even have a fixed lens 135 that would be perfect, it's even a zone focus so I would learn a lot.... but.... I don't think I can do it.
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Since I am about to embark on a 1 year long experiment of just using one camera with one lens, I have to by default, use a digital camera on this one, if I am to allow for any photographic moment to prevail. But, I will use a Leica M mount lens to keep with the spirit of the challenge. (ZM 50mm f/1.5 C-Sonnar T*... I will only use f/1.5 as a further limitation)

I have been experimenting with the sacred "Film Noir Look" for a week or so... My images at the offset will reflect this for now.

I guess hellenhill and others have inspired this at the moment.

Taken Today... My start day.


I may not post an image everyday... but at least once a week.
I am not a traveler, so, my images are very local.
well you're off to a great start, 'local' or not.
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my 10 year old boy is 'in' with the lovely om1/28mm combo from Earl and Frank!
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my 10 year old boy is 'in' with the lovely om1/28mm combo from Earl and Frank!
Yes, A great combo... and 10, I wonder what he'll photograph? we'll just have to see.
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Could also drill a hole in your lens cap and use same lens as a pinhole camera too I guess, any more possibilities anybody can think of with just one single lens?
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I will be in, just need to buy camera for it Already have 28/2.8 Distagon for C/Y. Never used such wide lens daily, its gonna be real challenge.
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Without getting involved in the public display of humility, I started the one camera/lens/film challenge about 12 hours ago. I now realized that my creativity has been artificially stifled so I am hereby removing myself from the challenge. Yes, I am weak but firmly committed to making good images so it's back to my old ways. Good luck to y'all!
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Dear Diary... End of day one...
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Dear Diary... End of day one...

Well, day one ended for me..
I took a few more images, and I started a "Blurb" photo-book to record my year.. and to look at down the road and acquiesce.

A few images from day 1







Well, I need to go to bed now.... work day tomorrow
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Dear Diary

Got my m/43 dedicated 3 tube extension set in the mail the other day, and I just had to try it out. I took 2 photos, 1 with no tubes, just the adapters, and 1 with all 3 tubes (posted else where on this site). Now, I just have to include this addition for this project...
Sooooo, with the Tubes I will have to use f/11-16, but, for my standard stuff, F/1.5 (f/1.5-F/2.8 until my .6 ND comes in)..
OK, I have set up a Google Gallery that will contain images of my progress, and I will post a few here know and again., Feel free to leave comments on any images in that gallery.....All for now...
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Hey y’all!
I want to start that thing out as well (maybe, not completely sure yet).
I’d take my Bessa R, the CV Color-Skopar Pancake 35mm 2,5 and APX 100 and 400 (or maybe for High-ISO Tri-X, so you see, I’m not that strong with me). If I really do it, I tell you!
Do you think, the 35mm ist fine, or shell I take a 50mm? I think, I like the 35mm better, but the 50mm is just the standard-lens. There is nothing more classic, so what would you do?
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Question; would it be cheating to use two different format cameras if the lens were of the same or close to the same relative focal length?
Example M4-2 with 35mm and Fuji GS645S with 60mm
Tri-X and Arista Premium 400.
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I think, there is no cheating. We all do it on our own. Not to prove something to „The Online Photographer“ or anyone else. So at least, I will do it for my own, to improve my photography. So, do your own experiment, and if that includes using two cameras, go for it!
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A week end image, while dinning with my wife


I have started to be more bold hanging my camera around my neck...I get a look or 2 when I enter a business
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copping Joe's original ideas I see ..

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UPDATE:

The Leica M6 TTL LHSA I got from KEH took a poop on itself. I returned it. Serendipitously, two days later, my trusty 2002 M7 returned from Leica after an epic 10-month repair journey. So, now that it's back home, my 1/1/1 camera kit will be:

Leica M7
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I hope people embarking on this will post photos to the thread, as well as links.
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I think some of his mōjō rubbed off on the lens he traded me
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It's been a week since my last entry. I have been out a few times and I since I am using a 50 on a G1, it is a 100 fov for practical purposes. I am getting better looking for images, and I am not parking too close as I might, if I used it on my M5..

Here is a image from today
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It's been a week since my last entry. I have been out a few times and I since I am using a 50 on a G1, it is a 100 fov for practical purposes. I am getting better looking for images, and I am parking to close as I might, if I used it on my M5..

Here is a image from today
you're getting better looking?

gee, maybe i'll try this 1 lens 1 camera thing...
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gee, maybe i'll try this 1 lens 1 camera thing...
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Beautiful work. I like your site.

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heres a link of my site, most of my projects are shot with a 35mm lens only. for two years now, im using a one 35mm lens and two leica m body.
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Dear Diary
Life as of Late has been a Disaster...from choosing the wrong Film to going from easy plastic reels to suicidal metal ones
Here is my first visual Post...nokton1.1 / neopan400 /M5 on loan
since embarking on this Ridiculous Journey...">
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Dedicated Tumblr for this Project

So, due to my M6-M7 kerfuffle, I've postponed my official kickoff until September 1, but I set up a dedicated Tumblr account for the 1/1/1/1 project, which can be found here: http://zbzb.tumblr.com/

These first images are from expired rolls I figured I'd shoot prior to official kickoff. Already frustrated and challenged by the limitations but looking forward to what develops...

(aside: I know how to embed images from Flickr, but if anyone would PM me the embed code for images hosted on other domains, i.e. Tumblr, I'd appreciate it.)

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So, due to my M6-M7 kerfuffle, I've postponed my official kickoff until September 1, but I set up a dedicated Tumblr account for the 1/1/1/1 project, which can be found here: http://zbzb.tumblr.com/

These first images are from expired rolls I figured I'd shoot prior to official kickoff. Already frustrated and challenged by the limitations but looking forward to what develops...

(aside: I know how to embed images from Flickr, but if anyone would PM me the embed code for images hosted on other domains, i.e. Tumblr, I'd appreciate it.)

Thanks.
Your style is cool....
Is the last one a self portrait?
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Life as of Late has been a Disaster...from choosing the wrong Film to going from easy plastic reels to suicidal metal ones
Here is my first visual Post...nokton1.1 / neopan400 /M5 on loan
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Great image, dispite the dev screw up
Is this from your last roll with recently sold Nokton 1.1
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I am jumping in, will announce soon. Great idea, Joe.
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