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2012 FSU Contest - Call For Entries
Old 04-21-2012   #1
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2012 FSU Contest - Call For Entries

This a call for entries for the 2012 Rangefinder Forum FSU Photography Contest (aka 2012 FSU Contest). If you are interested in entering, please read the following.

Purpose
The purpose of the 2012 FSU Contest is to have some fun and a bit of friendly competition using FSU photography equipment.


Shooting & Uploading Period
The shooting and uploading period starts on the 1st of May and ends on the 30th of June.
  • All photos must be taken and uploaded during this period.
  • No extensions to the shooting & uploading period.

Equipment
The spirit of the contest is to use FSU gear, which means both an FSU body and an FSU lens, and four subject categories are dedicated to this (see below). There is also a special category for entries taken using hybrid equipment - either an FSU lens on any body, or an FSU body using any lens.
  • For the four 'pure' FSU categories, all entries must have been taken using BOTH an FSU lens and body.
  • For the hybrid category, if using an FSU lens, you are free to use film or digital as the recording medium.
  • Equipment that was manufactured after the FSU ceased to exist, but in the geographical areas covered by the FSU, is eligible, with the exception of 'Lomo' type gear - this is not intended to be a 'toy camera' contest.
  • The contest is not 35mm rangefinder only - you may use any format, in RFs, SLRs, TLRs, viewfinder cameras, large format, etc.
  • Ancillary equipment, such as light meters, filters, tripods, etc, can be from any source - no requirement for them to be FSU.

Categories
There is a total of five categories for subject matter. Four are for images shot on equipment comprising both an FSU body and an FSU lens. The fifth, called 'Popolam' (Russian for 'half-and-half'), is a special category for images shot with hybrid equipment (see above).

The categories are...
  • Anything Goes (both FSU lens and body)
  • Landscape (both FSU lens and body)
  • Portrait (both FSU lens and body)
  • Popolam (EITHER FSU lens OR FSU body - any subject matter)
  • Street (both FSU lens and body)
  • Participants may enter no more than one photograph per category, making a maximum of five possible entries (subject to equipment eligibility).

Uploading
Separate galleries have been created for each category, under an overall '2012 FSU Contest' heading.
  • The galleries for uploading can be found here.
  • Uploading can commence as soon as the galleries are ready, but not before the start of the shooting & uploading period.
  • No uploads after the end of the shooting & uploading period.

Voting
Any RFF member can vote - voting is not restricted to only those that have entered images. Voting on entries to be made active once the shooting & uploading period has ended.
  • Voting runs during the month of July.
  • Period start/end to be adjusted if gallery closure and voting activation occurs later than the end of the shooting period (ie, voting lasts for 31 days, and hopefully starts on 1st of July).

Prizes
We have received an offer of some FSU equipment as prizes for the contest. Further offers are welcome. The exact nature of how prizes are to be awarded will be determined once we know what prizes are on offer. This could be for overall placing across all categories, possibly a prize within each category, or maybe some other criteria as yet undetermined.
  • How we do the prizes is a bit vague just now.
  • The prizes aren't the main reason for doing this - they're the icing on the cake.
  • So don't worry about the fact that it's not clear yet!

Good luck to one and all!
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Old 04-21-2012   #2
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Edited to clarify that format and camera type is open.
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Old 04-26-2012   #3
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Old 04-27-2012   #4
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Select equipment!
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Old 04-28-2012   #5
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Select film!
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Old 04-28-2012   #6
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I missed the part that tells me what FSU is!
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Old 04-28-2012   #7
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Okay Google solved my riddle, no Former Soviet gear here, mostly Japanese and a Swedish one Good luck to everyone, sounds fun.
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Old 04-29-2012   #8
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This thread was originally posted in the FSU section, but it seems that a mod has moved it into here. I did post a call for entries in the Photography General Interest section, which was supposed to bring the contest to the attention of those that don't hang out in the FSU section.

Could a mod please move this thread back into the FSU section, and move the call for entries thread in Photography General Interest into here? Thanks.
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Old 04-29-2012   #9
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This thread was originally posted in te FSU section, but it seems that a mod has moved it into here.
Looks like they only read the subject but not the content. Oh, well.
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A reason to get the Kiev ll and J-3 out of the cupboard .... and fix the light leak the Kiev mysteriously developed during the last FSU comp!
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Old 04-29-2012   #12
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The Zorki 2s is loaded with the J-12 installed.
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Oh no!! I need to load some film into canisters!
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Fed 2 is loaded and I'm wondering what weird and wonderful light leaks and shutter issues it will throw at me ...
it's my day off so I should be able to get out and shoot stuff :-)
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Dang...I forgot to take my Kiev 4 when I left the house this morning.
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First roll with the FrankenZorki-1/J-8 goes off to the lab tomorrow. I think I'm going to keep on using that; it's currently the one FSU I have that'll work correctly with any certainty

It's also most fun to use, somehow. Don't know why, my other FSUs are great to use too, but I keep reaching for this one.

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To upload a photo for the contest, do you simply follow the link to the appropriate gallery and click on Upload Photos?
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To upload a photo for the contest, do you simply follow the link to the appropriate gallery and click on up Upload Photos?
Yes. ....... Gallery > Contests & Projects > 2012 FSU Contest > then desired category.
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