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old 12-17-2012  
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Rules CameraQuest 21/1.8 Street Photogaphy Contest

Announcing the CameraQuest / RFF 21/1.8 Street Photography Contest!
see new gallery at http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffg...d=9317&showall

FROM THE URL ABOVE, Go to Contest Gallery by clicking GALLERY drop down menu, then click GALLERY TO VIEW, then click 2012 CONTEST


The prize is one new Voigtlander 21/1.8 Leica M mount lenses which are NOW in STOCK!

1) This contest is open to ALL RFF members. Yes, new members may enter to win, however new members joining after 12/16/12 will not be able to vote for the winner.
2) Limit two entries per photog.
3) PICS: File limit 400kb, pixel limit 700 pixels on longest side
4) Subject: Street Photography showing the human condition. Pics should not be staged or factually altered by software manipulation
-- adjusting image is fine, adding or removing subject matter is not
5) Camera: Rangefinders or cameras capable of using adapted rangefinder lenses (ie rangefinders and compact system cameras, not SLRs etc).
6) List city, camera, and what lens when you post the pic.
7) You may change your entries before entries are closed, but you may not have more than two entries or you will be disqualified.
8) Photogs asking for votes on this or any other site which comes to RFF's attention will be disqualified
9) Color or B/W, film or digital
10) Photo Copyright and ownership are retained by photographer, however entering the pic into the contest grants RFF the right to use the pics on RFF and on RFF's Facebook page.
11) Winner will receive one new Voigtlander 21/1.8 Leica M mount lens donated by CameraQuest.
12) Contest Announced 12/14/12, taking entries from 12/17/12 to January 31st 2012. At that time the submissions will be closed and voting will last one week to determine the winner.
13) No member may enter more than two pics, nor vote more than one time for their choice. This also means someone making multiple entries or votes from multiple id's will result in disqualification. Likewise members entering more than two pics will be disqualified.
14) By entering this free contest, contestants are agreeing that all admin decisions on suspicious voting or entries and all other contest decisions are final.
15) All entries must be taken by the member who enters the photo, who owns the copyright to that photo. Photos must have been taken during the 2012 calendar year and or January 2013.
16) If the winner turns out to have already purchased the new Voigtlander 21/1.8 from CameraQuest, they will receive a full refund.

17) While you may update your entries, so long as entries are still open, the maximum number of entries in the Contest Gallery is
TWO AT ANY ONE TIME. loading up the gallery with excess entries will result in disqualification - all of your entries will taken out of the contest.
18) once voting has started, you will not be able to change your vote (do not confusing rating pics with voting, its NOT the same)
19) once the contest is closed, its closed. modifying your entry in any way will result in the software automatically deleting your entry.
20) members will not be able to vote for their own pics
21) the prize is ONE 21/2.8 Voigtlander lens. Should one or more pics be tied at the end of regular voting, a two day vote run off will be held to determine the winner.

Frankly, this contest is new territory for RFF. We reserve the right to change the rules without notice if some situation surfaces which needs to be handled.

Let the Contest Begin!

Stephen
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January 1st Addendum

Greetings to All!

I have decided to extend the CameraQuest Street Photography 21/2.8 contest entries until January 31st.

Make sure your entry lists the City, Camera, and Lens
You are on the honor system, but entries missing this info will be disqualified.
If shot with film, the type of film and developer would be appreciated.

Besides 2012, it is also open to any 2013 image you can make before January 31st!

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

Stephen

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Below the image is a field most contest members seem to be using for titling their image. Instead use that field for the Camera, Lens, City info.

Thanks,
Stephen

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UPDATE

the tally page has been disabled to encourage people to look at all of the entries before voting.

yes, this has been a learning experience.

Looking backward I would have done a few things differently, but I trust the members to determine the best entries.

The top voted entries will have ALL of their votes carefully evaluated before a winner is determined.

Cheers,

Stephen

 




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old 12-17-2012
maddoc
... likes film.
Very cool !! I hope to see many many outstanding photos !
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old 12-17-2012
hon910
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May I know how do I enter the contest?
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old 12-17-2012
dimension2
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Are fixed lens rangefinders permitted, or only the ones that are capable of interchangeable lenses?

Looking fwd to some interesting images here.
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old 12-17-2012
CameraQuest
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Are fixed lens rangefinders permitted, or only the ones that are capable of interchangeable lenses?

Looking fwd to some interesting images here.
Fixed lens RF's are fine, just so long as its a rangefinder!

Stephen
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old 12-17-2012
sprokitt
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HA! I needed a good holiday project!!
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old 12-17-2012
migtex
Don't eXchange Freedom!
Great ! really Great!
Are the photos uploaded or just posted?
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old 12-17-2012
varchs
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Are also scale focus cameras allowed?
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old 12-18-2012
semrich
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Photos must have been taken during the 2012 calendar year.
Will photos prior to 12/14/12 posted in galleries or threads on RFF during 2012 be eligible?
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old 12-18-2012
jsrockit
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I take it the Fuji X100 is not ok, but the X-Pro1 is?
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old 12-18-2012
Damaso
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Sounds exciting!
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old 12-18-2012
Gabriel M.A.
My Red Dot Glows For You
How (i.e. where to post) does one enter the photos to the contest?

Edit: Got it, it's over at http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot...y.php?cat=9308 or http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot...y.php?cat=9307

I was confused because none of the entered images are showing.
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old 12-18-2012
Nescio
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17) The winner agrees not to sell the prize within the next twelve (12) months after the prize is received...
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old 12-18-2012
CameraQuest
Head Bartender
folks, people are posting pics to the contest
and ignoring the rules.
that will get your entry disqualified

1) List City
2) List Camera
3) List Lens

Thanks,
Stephen
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old 12-19-2012
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jw52tx
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Is it correct to interpret the rules to include a Sony Nex6 or Nex7 as an acceptable camera as long as you are using a rangefinder mount lens via an adapter?
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old 12-19-2012
kdemas
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Those two links do not work for me. I get the following:
"You do not have permission to view this category."

Instead this one seems to work for me:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=9317

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Originally Posted by Gabriel M.A. View Post
How (i.e. where to post) does one enter the photos to the contest?

Edit: Got it, it's over at http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot...y.php?cat=9308 or http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot...y.php?cat=9307

I was confused because none of the entered images are showing.
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old 12-20-2012
jsrockit
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Is it correct to interpret the rules to include a Sony Nex6 or Nex7 as an acceptable camera as long as you are using a rangefinder mount lens via an adapter?
I don't even think you need to use a RF lens for the photos... it appears the body just needs to be capable of using the lens you can win.
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old 12-21-2012
flyalf
Registered User
Hi,

I still dont get how to submit photos? I went to:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot...last1&cat=9317
and tried to use "upload photos" but my photo doesnt show in gallery.

Am I missing something?
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old 12-21-2012
CameraQuest
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Originally Posted by flyalf View Post
Hi,

I still dont get how to submit photos? I went to:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot...last1&cat=9317
and tried to use "upload photos" but my photo doesnt show in gallery.

Am I missing something?
yes, that's old contest gallery which was discarded

upload to http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot...y.php?cat=9317

Thanks,
Stephen
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old 12-22-2012
flyalf
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Thanks to Stephen !
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old 12-23-2012
OliMonster
Registered User
What happens if I don't have any M bodies? (Much as I'd love one...)
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old 12-25-2012
archeophoto
I love 1950's quality
I think it's pointless to limit a photo contest to a certain type of camera used. How would someone know if I took a photo with a Leica M4, a Nikon FM2, a Rolleiflex or a Konica II? Scanned images have no Exif info. Also digital Exif info can be removed and/or changed.

I organized photo contests before and it is not possible to restrict a contest to a certain type of camera. As soon as there is money or certain types of expensive prices involved, the truth about the camera used will be - let's say - bent a little...

While I think the contest is a great idea, in the end we should vote for the image, not the gear.
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old 12-25-2012
zupstermix
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Thanks for this contest. Good luck everyone!
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old 12-26-2012
jsrockit
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I think it's pointless to limit a photo contest to a certain type of camera used. How would someone know if I took a photo with a Leica M4, a Nikon FM2, a Rolleiflex or a Konica II? Scanned images have no Exif info. Also digital Exif info can be removed and/or changed.
Since it is his contest, he can make the rules (which has been limited to bodies which can use the lens). Why complain about something that is done for free? Pointless is your complaining...
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old 12-26-2012
sar-photo
Simon Robinson
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I take it the Fuji X100 is not ok, but the X-Pro1 is?
Can you confirm this please?

Stephen said that fixed lens RF's are ok - does that include the X100?

Cheers
Simon
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old 12-26-2012
archeophoto
I love 1950's quality
I'm not complaining. I'm voicing an opinion and input for Steven's great idea.
Read the rules again. It's not limited to bodies which can use the lens, it's limited to rangefinders.
I really appreciate the contest but how does the organizer check what camera was used?

This contest could be a big hit, but it should be done right. Steven, clear up all confusion, lift the camera restriction and you have yourself an excellent contest with a super price


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Originally Posted by jsrockit View Post
Since it is his contest, he can make the rules (which has been limited to bodies which can use the lens). Why complain about something that is done for free? Pointless is your complaining...
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old 12-26-2012
jsrockit
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Originally Posted by archeophoto View Post
Read the rules again. It's not limited to bodies which can use the lens, it's limited to rangefinders.
Perhaps you might want to read them again...

5) Camera: Rangefinders or cameras capable of using adapted rangefinder lenses (ie rangefinders and compact system cameras, not SLRs etc).
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old 12-26-2012
archeophoto
I love 1950's quality
So we are both right. Let's open a beer!

And how do you know a photo is taken with a camera within those limitations? Exif info if digital? The word of the photographer if film?

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Perhaps you might want to read them again...

5) Camera: Rangefinders or cameras capable of using adapted rangefinder lenses (ie rangefinders and compact system cameras, not SLRs etc).
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old 12-26-2012
jsrockit
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So we are both right. Let's open a beer!
Fair enough! I guess he's expecting some level of honesty within this forum. However, with such a prize, you are most likely right.
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old 12-26-2012
kxl
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Steven, clear up all confusion, lift the camera restriction and you have yourself an excellent contest with a super price
Then this forum might as well be called photo.net...
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old 12-27-2012
ScottAlexander
Street Photographer
Quite a few good shots so far.. This should be interesting! On the flip side though, there are a few that don't fit the street photography definition too well.
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old 12-27-2012
rfaspen
Registered User
I'm on this! My wife and I have both been trying to develop our "street" vision. What better excuse do I need?

I also plan to be honest about the gear I use. I would bet that an overwhelming (and heartwarming) proportion of RFF members are quite honest and trustworthy. So much so that I would not worry too much about folks complying with the conditions of the contest...as long as those conditions are perfectly clear for all to understand. It has been nice to be able to ask questions for clarity...

The human condition indeed! Could "honesty" be a part of this? I already know "beer" is.
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old 12-29-2012
airfrogusmc
Registered User
Moderator or Stephen

I accidentally uploaded my submissions twice to the gallery SORRY. Is it possible to fix it so only one of each is in.
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old 12-29-2012
kxl
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Moderator or Stephen

I accidentally uploaded my submissions twice to the gallery SORRY. Is it possible to fix it so only one of each is in.
You can do it yourself. Log in, then go to the Contest gallery and click on your image. Then click on the "Edit Photo" icon. Then click on the "Delete my photo" box.
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old 12-29-2012
airfrogusmc
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You can do it yourself. Log in, then go to the Contest gallery and click on your image. Then click on the "Edit Photo" icon. Then click on the "Delete my photo" box.
Oh OK thanks sorry...

Got it THANKS!!!!
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old 01-01-2013
CameraQuest
Head Bartender
Greetings to All!

I have decided to extend the contest entries until January 31st.

Make sure your entry lists the City, Camera, and Lens
You are on the honor system, but entries missing this info will be disqualified.
If shot with film, the type of film and developer would be appreciated.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

Stephen
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old 01-02-2013
PetarDima
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Olympus Mju II - does it counts?
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old 01-02-2013
mmork
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Olympus Mju II - does it counts?
Technically... it is neither a rangefinder, nor does it accept rangefinder lenses.

Then again, quite some Fuji X100 have been entered into the competition (and I am tempted to do so, too), and the X100 is not a rangefinder, nor does it accept the lenses.

I guess, no-one knows except the challenge initiator...

Maybe he will say a word on how strictly the camera-type restriction is handled...

Markus
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old 01-02-2013
Griffin
Grampa's cameras user
There are still people who think the x100 is a rangefinder??
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old 01-02-2013
umcelinho
Marcelo
I thought about uploading two photos, then I remembered I took them with an X100. not a rangefinder NOR capable of using rangefinder lenses. thus, not valid options. in fact what almost got me was the timeframe of the period the photo was taken, I almost uploded two older photos.
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