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    Posted: 09 June 2020 at 09:13
2020 Dyxum July Prime Weeks


Welcome to the Dyxum July challenge for 2020!

The past years we have had many questions asking if we can we do other prime weeks next to week 50. Well, like last year, this year July will give you the chance to do this.

This summer, we are inviting members to take part in a challenge designed to use your primes. Last year we limited to "classic" primes but this year we expand the scope to "all primes" except for those that can be used in week 50 later this year

The challenge starts Wednesday July 1 with a training period until July 5 to select and test the lenses you will use. Then we have:

Week A: Any prime of 29 mm or shorter (or taped zoom end)
Week B: 30-49 mm primes (or taped zoom end)
Week C: 60-105 mm primes (or taped zoom end)
Week D: Any prime of 106 mm or longer (or taped zoom end)

But: All shots for each week should be taken at the same focal length. So you can use different lenses in the same week as long as they have the same focal length.

As you can see in the schedule, there are no dates given for the weeks. The purpose of this is to give you complete freedom in choosing the moment that you make and post your photos as long as you make your photos between the start date (July 6) and the end date (August 2) of the challenge.

This is the most flexible Dyxum challenge ever . You can even do all four weeks in one week! .
In the first week of July we will post 4 Day threads every day, one for each week. So at the end of the first week, all Day threads of the challenge will be open for your contributions; and you have complete freedom to fill them with your photos.

Each participant can post 7 photos per week, one per day. Try to post in each daily thread if you can. Naturally, there will be outtakes threads for very enthusiastic members and for pics that didn't quite make it into the main threads. Also, don't worry if you can't commit to 7 each week - maybe try 3 or 5 each week; also: if you can't commit to 4 weeks: do 1, 2 or 3 weeks.

This challenge is for everyone! It does not matter if you are a professional or a beginner. Everyone will learn something and everyone can enjoy it. The goal is to go out shooting and have fun!

Rules
1. Only one pic per member in each daily thread.
2. A or E mount cameras only. Any lens goes.
3. Comment on other photographs in the Talk Thread as much as possible
4. Only cropping in one direction, or minor cropping for straightening

You may like to add extra challenges on top such as Pic a Day, "No flowers", Selfies Only - use your imagination here but stick to rules 1-4 as well. State your additional challenge when you sign up below.


Signup or questions? Just post below!

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Participants:

1. nandbytes
2. pegelli
3. Phil Wood
4. QuietOC
5: Jozioau
6: Hezu
7: gregja
8: bonneville
9: onsplekkie
10: addy landzaat
11: Fred_S
12: alanfrombangor
13: mikey2000
14: Snegren
15: Dopol
16: bigsi
17: LAbernethy
18: waldo_posth
19: Robbie

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Post Options Post Options   Quote nandbytes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 June 2020 at 09:22
This challenge is a real challenge for me having sold lot of my primes and moved to zooms
Moreover no 50mm (I have like 7 of them!)

Anyways... I'll sign up. Will be an interesting lockdown challenge.
TTAtrisan 11mm f2.8 fisheye
Sony 16-35GM @35mm (its resting position)
Laowa 100mm f2.8 macro
Sony 200-600mm @ 600mm

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Of course I'm in

Focal length

17 mm (only 1 lens, the Minolta Rokkor 17/4)
35 mm (multiple options, will try to use them all)
100 mm (multiple options, will try to use them all)
200 mm (multiple options, will try to use them all)

The second week of the challenge (July 13-19) is also the 200 mm day prime week, so there's a good opportunity to do "double duty" there
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is defishing a fisheye shot allowed?
Something I always wanted to try but never got around to, I ask because defishing will crop a fair amount.
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I'm in - with classic primes:

Min AF 28mm/2
Min AF 35mm/2
Min AF 85mm/1.4
Min AF 135mm/2.8

May try some alternates where I have them, mainly zoom ends.
 



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Originally posted by nandbytes nandbytes wrote:

is defishing a fisheye shot allowed?
Something I always wanted to try but never got around to, I ask because defishing will crop a fair amount.
I'm OK with that, as long as you use the full width or full height of the image area within the defished photo, i.e you can crop off all the stretched corners but then treat the remaining rectangle as the rules say for a non-defished shot. I hope this is a clear enough explanation, if not just ask
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yep very clear, thanks. that'll be something new to try
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I chose 20, 35, 85, and 100 mm last year. I am choosing different focal lengths for this year. There's no real reason to use zoom ends, but I might.

Week A: 24 mm

Tamron 24/2.8 OSD
Samyang 24/2.8
Sony 24/2 ZA SSM
Minolta AF 24-50/4
Minolta AF 24-85/3.5-4.5
Minolta AF 24-105/3.5-4.5

Week B: 45 mm

Sigma 45/2.8 C
Rokinon 45/1.8
Tamron SP 45/1.8 VC USD
Minolta MD 45/2

Week C: 75 mm

Samyang 75/1.8
Sony 28-75/2.8 SAM
Minolta 75-300 D

I am still interested in the Iberit 75/2.4.

Week D: 135 mm

Sony 135/2.8 STF
Minolta AF 135/2.8
Minolta MD 135/3.5
Minolta MD 50-135/3.5
Minolta AF 28-135/4-4.5

Edited by QuietOC - 09 June 2020 at 19:56
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I'm in.
Using my a99ii and the following lenses:
Week 1 - CZ 24-70mm f2.8 Vario-Sonnar set at 24mm, or Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye, or CZ 16-35mm f2.8 Vario-Sonnar set at 16mm
Week 2 - CZ 16-35mm f2.8 Vario-Sonnar set at 35mm
Week 3 - CZ 85mm f1.4 Planar, or SAL100M28 Macro
Week 4 - CZ 135mm f1.8 Sonnar, or SAL70200G2 set at 200mm, or Minolta 500mm f8 AF Reflex

I'll make my decision closer to the time.

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I have tradiotionally taken part in this challenge, so I guess I'll play this year too.

Preliminary thoughts on focal lengths/lenses:

Week 1: probably 24 mm and Sony FE 1.4/24, although there would be also more challenging options like LAOWA 15 mm F4 Macro...
Week 2: maybe 35 mm and CZ 2.8/35 (and possibly CZ 4/16-35 OSS @ 35 mm if desperate)
Week 3: tough choice between 90 mm (Sony FE 2.8/90 Macro G OSS) and 100 mm (Sony FE 2.8/100 STF GM OSS, Minolta AF 100 mm F2.8 Macro, Minolta AF 100 mm F2)
Week 4: maybe again easy path and 150 mm (Sigma EX 150 mm F2.8 Macro HSM), bubbling under 135 mm (Minolta 135 STF!), in dreams some fast supertele prime...

And I will reserve the right to use also other equipment than just the challenge choices.
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Will join in too:

Week A: Sony 16-35mm f/4 at 16mm
Week B: 35mm f/2.8 CZ
Week C: Sony 85mm f/1.8
Week D: Sony 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 at 240mm.
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bonneville has to drop out this time.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 June 2020 at 17:01
Welcome Anand, Phil, Matthew, Joe, Heikki, Greg and Brian, it's great to see so many people already sign up the first day

One comment:
Originally posted by bonneville bonneville wrote:


18mm f2.8 Batis Distagon
and
25mm f2 Batis Distagon


Brian, did you see this in the first post?

Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:


But: All shots for each week should be taken at the same focal length. So you can use different lenses in the same week as long as they have the same focal length.


So you will have to make a choice for week A

But I do like your stereoscopic challenge, looking forward to the results. I have a stereo viewer that will help seeing stereo images on my screen. I just need to magnify or reduce them to approx. the correct size.
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