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MARCH/APRIL ... FOURTEEN DAY ONE CAMERA ONE LENS CHALLENGE ... the start!
Old 03-17-2009   #1
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MARCH/APRIL ... FOURTEEN DAY ONE CAMERA ONE LENS CHALLENGE ... the start!

14 Day One Camera One Lens Challenge.


Proposed Rules and Schedule.


Commencing 25th March 09


Ending 7th April 09




Camera Choice/one only … open but this is the only camera body you can use for leisure (non pro) photography for the stated period.

Lens Choice/one only … open but no zooms and also the only lens you can use for leisure (non pro) photography for the stated period.

Film/Memory Card Usage … as much as you want as often as you want.

Flash Usage … yes.

Cropping … mild cropping is ok but not landscape to portrait or vice versa.

Subject Material … portraits/landscapes/street whatever you want within reason.

Images To Be Submitted … three maximum, less if you think you’re that good you can win this thing with one.

The gallery … for hosting your input will open at the end of the fourteen day shooting period and be closed on the 21st April 09 … this allows you two weeks to get yourself organised after the 14 day period ends and get your files/submissions uploaded. If you don’t think you can manage this don’t participate! The sooner your three images are in the gallery the more views and comments they are likely to receive!

The judging system … as before will be based on a points system. One point for a view and six for a comment … the poster’s comments/replies will not count towards their score. The results of the competition will be posted in a thread a few days after the gallery has closed.

The winner/winners will receive the plaudits and constant admiration of fellow forum members for some time to come … but in reality, little else! We are just here for the fun of it after all.
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Old 03-17-2009   #2
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Cool, I think I'll use a Konica auto S2
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Old 03-17-2009   #3
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Wooohoooo ,Keith....
How Fun is this

I think Your next Proposal should be 'The Black Whole' Concept
you demonstrated with the M8 photo

Best to You- H
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Old 03-17-2009   #4
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Are we allowed a light meter...? ;-)
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Old 03-17-2009   #5
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Old 03-17-2009   #6
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Are we allowed a light meter...? ;-)
I hope so, I'm going to blow the dust off my ancient Rolleicord and use that fellow.

BTW if light meters are not permitted do you think we can trust all those who will be using cameras with built-in meters NOT to use theirs?

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Old 03-17-2009   #7
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Old 03-17-2009   #8
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Is medium format gear allowed? I'd finally try to use Bronica ETRSI purchased a few months back. The only experience so far with the beast was misloading of 135W panorama back resulted in 24 blank "exposures" on film base
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Old 03-17-2009   #9
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I have this strange urge to use a Smena 8M, but it doesn't have a rangefinder. In fact, it barely has a viewfinder.

There was no mention of a limitation to rangefinder cameras, so I'm guessing it would be ok ?

Edit: If the Smena is not working in test, then I might try a Flexaret (120 tlr). Also ok ?

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Old 03-17-2009   #10
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Igor/Martin, have a look at what Richard is planning to use.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...5&postcount=18

I think just about anything goes!
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?!?!??!?!

The elastic bands just set it off. Very stylish.

Is anyone using a pinhole camera ? Or a 20"x24" Polaroid ??
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I'll also use a Konica auto S2.
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Old 03-17-2009   #13
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Richard, that is bloody superb mate. I can't wait to see the results.
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Old 03-17-2009   #14
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That looks sort of impressive

But why a rangefinder if there is no focus mount ?

And that reminds me that I should somehow resurrect my Blik if I'm going to use the Smena.
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pixtu, stylish "transformer" quite impressive
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Is anyone using a pinhole camera ? Or a 20"x24" Polaroid ??
I haven't made up my mind yet, but my 5x7 pinhole is definitely an option....

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Richard, that is bloody superb mate. I can't wait to see the results.
Aye, that it is. Butt Ugly also comes to mind. In a clever and cute sort of way.
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Old 03-20-2009   #18
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Can I use a DSLR? (yea, I know, boo hiss etc. - I'm a bit short on funds right now, and in the future, for my M8.2).
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Old 03-22-2009   #19
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Old 03-22-2009   #20
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Old 03-22-2009   #21
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I have only one body and only one lens, so let it be

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Old 03-22-2009   #22
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Count me in.

I'll be using my M3 and 50 summicron, and for film either 100TMax or Efke 25,50.
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Old 03-23-2009   #26
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OK, I've decided. M4 with Canon 50/1.2.
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OK, I've decided. M4 with Canon 50/1.2.


Great combination Chris ... with a day or so to go I still can't decide. I'm seriously thinking MF ... I may go and pick up my Rollieflex T which has just had the lens cleaned and use that. I've been using a little Voigtlander Brilliant 6x6 lately and I'm starting to quite like the square format ... I thought of using it but it's scale focus and a little slow to shoot with.

And I have all this 120 film that Fergus sent me!
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Very tough choosing. Thought about the MF route with the C330f, then the Fed 1 with a Summitar, then the R2A with the Canon 50 1.8. But I haven't shot the Nikon stuff in awhile, so finally settled on an 8008s with a 50 1.8 AI lens. Neither are used enough so here's the chance! Although there is the FE2.........nah, the 8008s is it.
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Old 03-23-2009   #29
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Sound like fun... I would go one for every things, camera, len, film, and developer.

It would be M6TTL + 35/2 Summicron IV + Tri-x and D76 for me...
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Well, I was going to use the Konica S2, but the slow speeds are very slow - 1/30 is more like 1/4 !

So, maybe the Yashica GTN, Bessa with either a J9 or one of many 50s, a newly resurrected Kiev or just use fast film in the Konica ?
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Unfortunately, I won't be able to participate as I will be on an extended shoot for 'work,' but I do have a rules question, as I want to participate the next time around:

The rules state that you can't crop portrait to landscape, but can you crop a 6x6 to a rectangle, or a 35mm to a square?
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I'd think that since cropping portrait or landscape rectangles out of the 6x6 format when printing has been pretty common among 6x6 shooters for years there wouldn't be a problem, but Keith is the final arbitrator of all rules for the challenge.
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Unfortunately, I won't be able to participate as I will be on an extended shoot for 'work,' but I do have a rules question, as I want to participate the next time around:

The rules state that you can't crop portrait to landscape, but can you crop a 6x6 to a rectangle, or a 35mm to a square?


That's a tricky one ... I hadn't thought about that.

I guess a square image is neutral so a change to landscape or portrait is not really a reversal. Can't see a problem with that ... so as long as no one else objects take it as a gimee! As for going from 35mm to square the same applies ... it's not a total reversal so why not!
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That's a tricky one ... I hadn't thought about that.

I guess a square image is neutral so a change to landscape or portrait is not really a reversal. Can't see a problem with that ... so as long as no one else objects take it as a gimee! As for going from 35mm to square the same applies ... it's not a total reversal so why not!
Killer. My eye tends to grab a lot of images that work better as squares for some reason. I wish I could participate this time around, and I look forward to doing one in late summer or fall. Good luck to everyone who is participating, I know that there will be some fantastic results as always!
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Great combination Chris ... with a day or so to go I still can't decide. I'm seriously thinking MF ... I may go and pick up my Rollieflex T which has just had the lens cleaned and use that. I've been using a little Voigtlander Brilliant 6x6 lately and I'm starting to quite like the square format ... I thought of using it but it's scale focus and a little slow to shoot with.

And I have all this 120 film that Fergus sent me!
I'm going to use some of the PAN-F that Fergus gifted () me, and I've ordered a step ring so I can use my ND filters. I want to see what I can do with f/1.2 in broad daylight. And my new L-308 meter arrived today, so I need to spend some quality time with it too. (Thanks for the tip on the good price.)
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I just joined here, and this looks like a good way to begin my time here.

I need to give my RB some love. So a Mamiya RB67 with 127mm 3.8 non C for me.
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Benjamin, great choice. I've been lusting after an RB for some time. Glad to see one in the challenge!
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count me in as well! contax IIa with 50 f2 and portra 160vc for film.
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