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2020 July Prime Weeks - Talk Thread - Event Date: 06 July 2020 - 02 August 2020

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    Posted: 29 June 2020 at 22:17
2020 July Prime Weeks
Talk Thread


This is the social thread of the 2020 July Prime Weeks challenge.
All commenting and chatter should be done here.

Here is the site map to make finding all the threads of this challenge easy for you.

Edited by waldo_posth - 29 June 2020 at 22:56
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 July 2020 at 12:40
OK, I'm off, had to drop off my car for service this morning and shot my week A, day 1 while cycling back home.

Hereby a special request for the thumbnails:
Pls. put your thumbnails in the order of Week A (1-29 mm), B (30-49 mm), C(60-105 mm) D(106-oo mm), irrespective of the order in which you shoot these four weeks.
This will make voting and counting for the future exhibition a lot easier for us
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 alanfrombangor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 July 2020 at 15:06
Similar scenario to me, Pieter, I collected my son's bike from the bike shop after repair and took a picture on the ride home.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 July 2020 at 19:25
I really have to focus on this challenge now and pack my bag...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 July 2020 at 19:39
And I am off. Started with the Samyang 45mm. Took it for a first serious walk the day before yesterday and a quick photo grab today and yesterday: it is sharp, MFD is bad, AF-C (FW1) is even worse, build okayish for the price I guess, bokeh is to be decided. We will see if I am gonna learn to like this little lens
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bigsi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 July 2020 at 20:55
And me too, as I have failed abysmally in my last 2 challenges I'm taking it easy and posting 3 for each lens this time round. First challenge for me is remembering how to post thumbnails
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 July 2020 at 21:00
For the first week I decided to shoot with an "easy" lens, although still for some reason I have been struggling to think what to shoot. Eventually got one idea, although I'm still somewhat disappointed with the result...

But I think I'll amend my original thoughts on the lens choices for the next two weeks to little more challenging (hint: MF, but native E mount) since there is a package somewhere between Turku and Helsinki with my name... Maybe I'll try to see how 24 mm works for unboxing pictures once the package is in my hands.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 July 2020 at 01:14
I decided to start in week A with my 28mm f2. I've not had it long and have to admit it is not to my taste, which, combined with the wet weather, makes it a bit of a struggle. I'm already looking forward to Weeks B, C & D.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 July 2020 at 01:50
With the recent second spike in Covid-19 infections around Melbourne the whole greater metropolitan area plus one adjoining rural shire have just been locked down again for 6 weeks. Everyone confined to their homes except for some daily exercise, essential shopping, care-giving, or essential work that cannot be done from home. So my horizons will be rather more clipped than I would have liked. Never mind. Could be a whole lot worse.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mikey2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 July 2020 at 14:13
Sorry to hear that, Joe. It will force you to come up with some creative ideas!

I've got through 5 days at 28mm now and I misread the challenge! I thought it was 5 per lens. But it's 7. Oh no! I had been thinking about pic-a-day for 20 days but it seems its for 28 now


Thanks for the site-map at the top of this thread, Harald. I think I'll add bookmark to my browser toolbar for this one!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote nandbytes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 July 2020 at 17:24
I am not going lie I forgot the challenge was on

Luckily I have spent most of last week shooting and trying to get better with my 100mm macro. So I should be covered
So my plan of following from week A to D for 4 weeks has kinda failed, but still in the game....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 July 2020 at 23:41
Well, week 1 is over, week A in my case and a relief it is too. I almost gave up on the Min AF 28mm f2 which was my chosen tool. It is the first time I've spent much time with it and I was hoping I'd settle in to it - as I have with a few other primes on Dyxum challenges. But not this time - the 28/2 (my copy anyway) is pretty dire wide open - sharpish in the middle and a mix of soft and OOF all around. Makes the viewfinder a trial, I wanted to stop down all the time to reassure me I was going to get a sharp image. Stopped down the results are good, but it will be a while before I use this lens again.

Now to choose which week to do next ...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 July 2020 at 15:45
Hmmm, makes me think I might do the <29mm with the Minolta 28/2. I do not remember it that bad.

Anyway, used the Samyang 45/1.8 for the first week, I did not warm up to that lens. For the second week I decided on a Golden Oldie: Canon 200/2.8L - almost as good as the Minolta 200/2.8G and a sleeper in the Canon line-up.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 July 2020 at 20:46
Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Hmmm, makes me think I might do the <29mm with the Minolta 28/2. I do not remember it that bad.


I'd be interested to see that - it's probably just my copy.
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