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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 March 2020 at 18:45
I doubt we will be out of this corona shut down by early April. If we are, I might (will) join. Too soon decide what or how.
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I am in covid pending. My work may not allow for too much time as of late, However, I will do what I can as circumstances allow.

Extreme primes is my challenge
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Sigma 8mm f4 for the 1st couple of weeks
Sigma 1000mm f8 towards the end if daylight allows. I would like to try at least 1 shot w/2x extender.

Going to try pic-a-day, but may revise depending on my situation in April.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snegren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 March 2020 at 20:48
Originally posted by Snegren Snegren wrote:

I sign up against better judgement but I commit to nothing. 1/day is generally my approach. Minolta MD 50/1.2 is the new kid in town, so that will be the weapon of choice.


One mans woe is another man's dough. Apparently nobody is bidding on eBay due to the Corona crisis so I picked up a very rare Minolta MD VFC Rokkor 24mm 1:2.8 for a good price. Like the STF this lens has a unique Minolta feature:

The VFC (Variable Field Curvature) lens features a control ring that enables the plane of sharp focus to be adjusted from flat to convex, to concave according to requirements. Turning the VFC control ring to the left of the central diamond turns the field from flat to concave (bowl shaped). Turning it to the right of the diamond produced a convex (dome shaped) field. These curvatures can be used to obtain sharp rendition of three dimensional subjects (eg. the surface of a ball, people sitting around a table etc.) even when the depth of flat field is insufficient to do so. Curving the field in this way is particularly effective at relatively close focusing distances and large apertures.

For a wide open shooter like me that sounds like an April Foolishness opportunity. I just wonder why the feature has been discontinued, perhaps not such a good idea after all? We'll see.

So now it is a two prime challenge:
Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.2
Minolta MD VFC Rokkor 24mm 1:2.8
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dena Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 March 2020 at 01:53
Oddly enough, except for not dining out and only shopping very occasionally, (I hate shopping anyway), my life is not much different right now. I work from home and live in such a rural area, it's no problem getting out where there are no other humans.

For me, it's my new to me 85mm f1.4 Minolta RS I bought from Mambo recently. I'm pretty much doing the foolishness now, as I've had the lens on camera for almost everything the past couple weeks. I took it off a couple days ago for something I just could not pull off at 85 mm, used my 16-50 and again for something tonight. Otherwise, it's been only the 85.

So the Minolta 85mm f1.4 RS and 3 per week (at least I hope).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote @Jetsplace Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 March 2020 at 13:46
Welcome to all the brave that will challenge themself in these times of Corona.
So, who wants to be nr. 13...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dopol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 March 2020 at 10:49
I'll join.
With max focal length, I have in prime (Zeiss Batis 135mm).
Just to make it, when I have to shoot out of the window.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 March 2020 at 11:11
Great Domien


It will be a challenging challenge, lots of photo's from inside and around the house. But on the other hand a nice distraction from the current COVID measures. I hope we'll get a few more participants
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bigsi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 March 2020 at 08:18
Well the last day of march came up quickly! I really wanted to use my much under- used samyang 14mm but I think that I'm going to struggle finding good subjects to photograph, so I'll change it to my tamron 90mm macro for the month. Good luck everyone!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bob J Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 March 2020 at 10:53
I'm in. I will do a prime-pair.

For practicality when I go out ( ), I'll do the Samyang 24 in FE mount.

For other days, I'll do a macro (not quite decided on the 50 or the 100 yet, but whichever I use I'll try to stick to).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote LAbernethy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 March 2020 at 17:22
Since my world has shrunk so much of late I think a macro would be in order. I hope it's within the guide lines to use extension tubes with our chosen prime. Still the Minolta AF 28mm f/2.8 with a 36mm extension tube.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote SvenJTD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 March 2020 at 18:00
I'm in also - long time nothing from my side.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 March 2020 at 18:19
I'll join. Though the lock down is extended until the end of April, I think there is enough wiggle room to do a 3/week (more if possible).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 March 2020 at 19:41
Did a lot of dithering about lens choice. Photo opportunities are, obviously, limited, but I am fortunate to have countryside on my doorstep for dogwalking, exercise and photography. So I settling on my 20mm f2.8 RS and my 50mm f2.8 macro RS (in case the lockdown gets more severe). Pic a day if possible, if I miss a day shooting I'll fill in with another shot from the month.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MiPr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 March 2020 at 19:57
I'm in - 17
Let it be 85mm. FF or APS-C. Different lenses. Bolt-in: wide open.
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