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back alley
11-01-2012, 21:48
TBA tomorrow morning (my time)...

the judges are wrangling between 2 semi-finalists and i need one more night's sleep before casting my vote.

there are some really eye catching images and kudos need to go out to everyone who posted!

back alley
11-02-2012, 19:41
before i announce the winner...i want to apologize for making you all wait and extra day for the decision...this has been one of the hardest things that i have ever been involved in!
i have looked at many competition winners in my life and wondered how on earth the judges ever picked 'THAT' as better then the one i liked so much more...well, i have to say that i don't think that i will ever voice that particular criticism again. this is tough to do!! there are so many really good entries and for so many different reasons...we had various first picks from the panel but in the end a decision had to be made...and it was...

kutitta: chinatown...is that choice and the winner of rff's first challenge!!

congratulations!

kutitta
11-02-2012, 22:18
Oh my God, this is so overwhelming! A big thank you to all panel members! I'm relatively new to both photography and RFF, and winning the first challenge here means so much to me. There is so much to learn, and I will for sure ask many questions and get insightful answers from RFF members, but thank you so much for the decision, I'm very much encouraged with this prize!

kutitta
11-02-2012, 22:20
before i announce the winner...i want to apologize for making you all wait and extra day for the decision...this has been one of the hardest things that i have ever been involved in!
i have looked at many competition winners in my life and wondered how on earth the judges ever picked 'THAT' as better then the one i liked so much more...well, i have to say that i don't think that i will ever voice that particular criticism again. this is tough to do!! there are so many really good entries and for so many different reasons...we had various first picks from the panel but in the end a decision had to be made...and it was...

kutitta: chinatown...is that choice and the winner of rff's first challenge!!

congratulations!

Oh my God, this is so overwhelming! A big thank you to all panel members! I'm relatively new to both photography and RFF, and winning the first challenge here means so much to me. There is so much to learn, and I will for sure ask many questions and get insightful answers from RFF members, but thank you so much for the decision, I'm very much encouraged with this prize!

gilpen123
11-02-2012, 22:21
Congratulations I hope this will inspire you to make more good pictures.

astro8
11-02-2012, 22:44
Congratulations!

rhl-oregon
11-02-2012, 22:51
Congrats, Kuttita!

semrich
11-03-2012, 00:10
Congratulations kutitta, and to all who participated. All who entered their photos are winners in effect as they accepted the challenge and completed it. I saw a lot of fine work from those efforts.

petronius
11-03-2012, 00:25
Congratulations!

Ezzie
11-03-2012, 02:13
Congratulations indeed. Well done.

Rogrund
11-03-2012, 02:24
Congratulations, well deserved!

kutitta
11-03-2012, 03:09
Many thanks to Gil, Greg, Robert, Richard, Petronious, Eirik and Antti for your warm messages, much appreciated.


I was just checking the cameraquest website to decide what to get with the discount prize. Apart from having already ordered a Sony NEX 5N plus the fast-approaching Xmas present frenzy, we will celebrate our anniversary on the 10th, and my wife's birthday on the 11th next week, so money too tight to mention! :)

But we are also taking my father-in-law coming from overseas to New Zealand after Xmas, and I had this idea (or dream) of getting a wide lens before going there to use with my Leica CL (plus NEX 5N). My widest lens is currently Summicron-C 40/2 (except for Zuiko 28/3.5 which I will use with the upcoming NEX with adapter and of course crop factor!) So it seems that I am oscillating between Color Skopar 21/4 and 25/4.

I am sure it has been discussed elsewhere on RFF, and I will definitely check that out and read the past threads, but I appreciate if you can share your thoughts and experiences with these two lenses. I think I will not be able to afford the viewfinder at this stage, and will rely on CL's enter finder area plus a bit of my imagination, so Skopar 25/4 might be a better option in terms of framing, but I kinda think that going wider with 21/4 might be a much better option in New Zealand.

So what do you reckon?

paulfish4570
11-03-2012, 04:52
yea for you! :)

Rogrund
11-03-2012, 05:04
Might be a good idea to post the image here or a link to it. I have searched the gallery and his Flickr feed with no luck.

Here's a link to the thread:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=125245

kutitta
11-03-2012, 05:05
Might be a good idea to post the image here or a link to it. I have searched the gallery and his Flickr feed with no luck.

Thanks for the remainder :), here are the images I submitted to the challenge:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8192/8136714148_b9b39cab88_c.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8473/8136685017_ca4ba4d747_c.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8471/8136716502_b620a21376_c.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8463/8136717840_b9170254ff_c.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8326/8136718480_d029d7e33a_c.jpg

rover
11-03-2012, 05:12
Very much deserved. Thank you to everyone who participated.

mwooten
11-03-2012, 07:25
Congratulations kutitta!

ntruj
11-03-2012, 07:50
Nicely done! Congratulations!

Bingley
11-03-2012, 09:39
Just saw this. Congratulations kutitta!

j.scooter
11-03-2012, 09:58
Big Congrats kuitta!!

So when is the next challenge? This was fun and dare I say challenging :)

ferider
11-03-2012, 10:39
Congrats, Kutitta, very well deserved !

And thanks to the judges and all participants, of course.

gb hill
11-03-2012, 10:47
Very nice series of photo's Kutitta. Congratulations. I might add the 25/4 is an awesome lens. I have it in ltm.

telenous
11-03-2012, 12:00
Congratulations kutitta, well deserved! Thanks to all who took part.

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Peter_wrote:
11-03-2012, 12:07
congratulations, kutitta!

rhl-oregon
11-03-2012, 12:16
When I was in NZ I relied on m43 40/1.7 and 28/2.5 (and one 80-300 zoom), and I don't think I missed anything in the wide landscapes and shorescapes by not having 25 or 21. The extra stops, though, were valuable in the winter light and mist. I think I'd do the same with a CL--40 + a 28 faster than than f4. (Though I'd probably pack my Bronica RF with the 65 + 45 rather than a Leica or OM for film if I went back to NZ...)

nighstar
11-04-2012, 16:11
congrats! a very nice series of photos indeed. :)

froyd
11-09-2012, 07:15
Great series from all!