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    Posted: 01 December 2018 at 12:56
Week 50
2018
Talk Thread


This is the social thread of the Week 50 challenge.
All commenting, chatter and gossip should be done here.

- We have a separate thread for Outtakes
- The Week 50 Thumbnails Thread lets you create a little gallery of your shots and keeps links in one place.


Edited by pegelli - 01 December 2018 at 13:27
Mind the bandwidth of others, don't link pictures larger then 1024 wide or 960 pix high, see here
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 December 2018 at 13:03
If you want to see the enormous creativity that week 50 triggers in our members look here at all the top shots from last year
Mind the bandwidth of others, don't link pictures larger then 1024 wide or 960 pix high, see here
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snegren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 December 2018 at 07:38
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

If you want to see the enormous creativity that week 50 triggers in our members look here at all the top shots from last year

I had a look Pieter, always very inspiring. I could not find my own contribution, until I realised I retired after three days "due to unfortunate circumstances my priorities are elsewhere". Should not happen two years in a row.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jonas A-R Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 December 2018 at 12:43
Very cool, it made me revisit all my old contributions:

2012


2013


2017


I thought I had participated more than three times :)

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snegren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 December 2018 at 13:21
My Dyxum Challenge life started in 2013, so I did week 50 in 2013/4/5/6 (2013 with the Minolta 50/1.7, each year after that with more lenses and more skills) and dropped out of the 2017 episode.
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Looking forward to my second run!
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote ADub128 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 December 2018 at 18:45
I did '07 (the dCap days), '09, '10, '11, '12, '13. I should dig through these years and re-post a few. With luck, I can get all 7 days in 2018!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Micholand Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 December 2018 at 20:07
Too much choices for seven days only
But I think I slowly make up my mind which fifties I might dust off for next week.
Looks like it will be a different lens mount and also different max f-stop each day for this years' week 50.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dCap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 December 2018 at 15:45
(edited from the join-up thread, I cannot, have no 50)

Thought I'd throw in a couple of bonus paragraphs ... for history or entertainment.

There are a couple of people in the sign-up thread with usernames I recognize from the 2005/6/7-ish (?) times when I was a regular in here. And, having just scrolled that thread, I've seen a couple of people mention that they can do this with 7 different lenses! Well, if memory serves correct I think that is how I did the first version of this back in 2007. So, you'll be doing a special kinda-turbo version! I had recently moved to Nikon and for-some-crazy-fool-reason had 7x 50mm lenses. Can't for the life of me think why anyone would want or need so many of the same thing! I'm sure it made sense at the time.

Special Note to the people on the fence about joining, especially anyone who has never done one of these ... the challenge just before the first 'week 50mm' in 2007 was 'oktoberfest'. And I did that one for a whole month with just a 50mm prime (on an APS-C crop camera, so 75mm). I'm a bit hardcore though and didn't use any other lens that month. Pretty sure it was all with one 50mm (50/1.8 AFD?), but might be wrong. You don't really know if you can do this until you try, and as the intro to this thread mentions, this is all about having a camera with you and searching out an image. Today with a smartphone in your pocket that is a different kind of reality, with a phone you can now travel very light and always have a camera in your pocket or purse. But having a dedicated camera is a bit different, it is more purposeful and more involved.

Even though Oktoberfest 2007 was 11 years ago I can still remember the fun of the challenge, and without looking I can remember some of the images and locations, and the panic of having to find something to point a camera at.

A day-long, week-long, month-long, year-long, photo challenge like this can change your photography completely. In fact I'd argue that you couldn't possibly do this without it changing the way you shoot.

What happened next(?), 02-Jan-2008 I accidentally found a group of people on flickr doing a 365 or 366 (2008 was a leap year), and I'd already shot an image on 01-Jan, so while I found the project a day late I still qualified. My good friend Craig (CJC in here) gifted me a flickr Pro membership a couple of days after I joined in Dec 2007. Fast-forward to 31-Dec-2008 and I uploaded my 366th daily shot, I'd completed my 366 with no days missed.

I actually carried on through to Day 500.

You could treat next week's 'week 50mm' as a warm-up?!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 December 2018 at 17:11
I had 18 5x mm primes yesterday, but I returned the FE 50 F1.8, so I am now down to 17. That does not include my pair of 60's and pair of 45's. The FE 50 F1.8 was by far the most expensive lens of the bunch despite being the cheapest Sony FE lens.

I have excuses for owning that many, like 4 are APS-C lenses. Two of those are the best on APS-C. One of those is fully manual and the other is the fancy OSS lens. I picked up my third copy of the Sony DT 50 F1.8 SAM to see how it would do on the A7II. The fourth lens is a manual Meike 50 F2 which is basically a pancake lens. It might be better on my Pentax Q7 since its so sharp in the center. I wish there was an E to Q adapter.

I haven't returned the Canon EF 50 F1.8 STM I also purchased this week. It is all around better than the Sony DT 50 F1.8 SAM on the A7II. The FE 50 F1.8 didn't convince me it was worth much more than the Canon STM. The Canon lens is much sharper in the center wide-open. The STM is very similar optically to the sharp but not very functional Minolta AF 50 F1.7 RS I have. I gave up trying to loosen up the focusing mechanism on the Minolta.

I picked up a number of inexpensive Minolta SR mount 50's after getting the A5000. The picnic table shot from last year was done with the little MD 50 F2 on the Lens Turbo II. That lens doesn't seem to work as well on the A7II.

I am on my second MC 58mm F1.4 and I fixed the aperture on the MC 55 F1.7 I have. The 55 F2 was unnecessary as was the Vivitar 50 F1.8.

The Minolta AF 50 F1.4 is very good. I then got the MD version and now the Sony version. The Sony is quite good on the A7II but only manual focus on the LA-EA3.

I don't need any of 50 mm macros. The AF 50 F2.8 RS purple fringes crazy.

I am aware of the Sonnar 55 F1.8, which seems to be one of the reasons to own an A7.

Edited by QuietOC - 08 December 2018 at 17:28
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@dCap -- thanks for the memories and inspiration! It is very crazy to think that 11 years ago was pre-iPhone and smartphones were just emerging. Hope to see you around the Dyxum forums from time to time.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dCap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 December 2018 at 18:46
@QuietOC ... you could have a super special version of this project. Take photos of one of your 50s with one of your other 50s. But you'd need at least two weeks to cover them all (unless you do some group shots). Would be fun to see at least one photo OF all the other 50s! And that might get the macros in use too.

@ADub128 ... yeah, I remember watching the 10th anniversary iPhone thing last year when they made the iPhone X, so I guess we were all a bit ahead of our times back then taking photos every day while there was a dumb phone in your pocket. My 2008 phone did have a camera on it, but it was dreadful!

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(I'm rusty here) was going to bash up a bit of discussion on 'photo projects', daily, weekly, monthly, year-long, and the variations and challenges. If people are interested, where would I put that "Open Talk" looked like the logical place? Would just be some thoughts on the why and how it changes the way you shoot.
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Very good to hear from you dCap... What are you shooting with now?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dCap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 December 2018 at 19:52
hello there Bob, good to see you.

After leaving KM/Sony I went to Nikon and had 2-3x bodies on the go most of the time, peaked with the superb D700 (full-frame) but also added m43 (E-P1) and shot both. Since then I moved to be all m43 with a couple of low end bodies and 3-4 small primes.

Haven't been shooting much for the last few years though and that kinda hurts my head. I miss it too much (and need a photo project). So, I've been plotting a return to regular shooting (and a move to the seaside). Also designing a new photo website since I've not had one of those in too long either! Want to start populating it with my archive from 01-Jan onward. Won't be daily but rough target to get 150 or so images loaded by the end of next year. And feed it with new stuff too of course.

Last week I bought myself a new Panasonic G80 and 12-35/2.8 II [24-70], both are rain/dust sealed. Next week I'm putting my two Oly bodies and four lenses and a couple of compacts on eBay which should pay for last week's purchase.

Plan - Part 1 - shoot with G80 + 12-35/2.8 through 2019.
Plan is for this to be my only camera/lens.
Will be tough/interesting/challenging not owning a macro lens for a year.

Have wanted to shoot with just one lens since my dyxum days, and was looking at the Olympus Pen-F with 17mm [34], but the body while lovely looking is a tad over-priced. The G80/12-35 can go outside in the rain though. I did also look into the Sony a7II (not the newer III) and the 35/2.8 or 28/2 but in honestly I don't need full-frame. The Pan 12-35/2.8 is only a bit bigger than the Sony 28/2.

So, after 31 years of shooting almost exclusively with primes I think I'm ready to try one of these new zooms the cool kids keep talking about.

Have my eye on other lenses of course, but want to see if I really need them first. Long term wish/goal/idea is to have two bodies and two primes in 2020 for an open-topic 366x ... but need to dust off my shooting skills first.
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