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    Posted: 06 January 2012 at 20:42
The Day Prime Challenge 2012

The challenge is to use as many of your lenses as possible in 2012


The idea of this challenge is inspired by Week 50, in which participants shoot with a 50mm lens for the 50th week of the year. This thread is for people to post pictures taken on the appropriate day for their lens - hence shots with a 16mm taken on 16 January, 28mm on 28 January and so on (after January it becomes more difficult but we'll give you the dates).

Rules:

You can use any prime lens you like
You can use any zoom lens you like, but you can only use the zoom ends
You are free to use A-mount and E-mount cameras
You can post as many photos as you like on the the appropriate day
You can only post the photos that were taken on that day
Minimal cropping is allowed, but the photo should reflect the focal length of the lens

Further notes:
Please add EXIF data: camera used, lens used, aperture, exposure, iso
You don't have to sign up: just post your photos on the appropriate day
You can't drop out of this challenge: you decide on the days you want to participate: the challenge is to participate on as many days as you can
It would be nice if you post your better shots also in the Sample Images subforum


There are 2 threads in Day Prime Challenge:

one for the photos and the talk (commenting on each other's contributions is encouraged and appreciated)
one for the thumbnails that all participants can (and are encouraged to) post of their photos linked to the posts containing big versions

This challenge is for everyone! Everyone will learn something and everyone can enjoy it.
If you have not joined before and do not fully understand the guidelines, do not worry. Just start posting and ask as many questions as you want.



HERE ARE THE DAY PRIME DAYS OF 2012, MOST RECENT MONTH FIRST:
And if you want to see what has been contributed so far, just click 'TAKE ME THERE' after each day (you may have to scroll down the page a bit to see the start of that day's pictures)!

JUNE



DAY 165 Wednesday June 13 (aka tigertimb day as Tim is the only Dyxumer AFAWK who has a 165: the Pentax 6X7 165/2.8)

DAY 170 Monday June 18 (now is the time to use that KM Vectis 56-170 again; or the Sigma 170-500)

DAY 180 Thursday June 28 (many choices here; good day for the macro shooters with the Tamron and Sigma 180's; or maybe the Leica R?)



MAY



DAY 125 Friday May 4 (suggestions: the tele end of the Sigma 18-125; the renowned but very expensive Voigtlander APO-Lanthar 125/2.5; or a medium-format prime perhaps?)

DAY 133 Saturday May 12 (only one suggestion: the great Tair 11, 133/2.8, old but wonderful Russian lens)

DAY 135 Monday May 14 (choices, choices ...; no excuse for missing this day!)

DAY 150 Tuesday May 29 (suggestions: Sigma 150 Macro; zoom ends like the Sigma 50-150 or the 150-500; or a medium format lens like the Mamiya 150/3.5)




APRIL



DAY 100: Monday April 9 (suggestions: Minolta/Sony 100/2.8 macro, or those other famous Minolta 100's: the soft focus and the 100/2; and many many others): TAKE ME THERE

DAY 105: Saturday April 14 (suggestions: Sigma 105 macro, Takumar 105/2.8 (M42), or the tele end of your 24-105 or 28-105 or 35-105 zoom): TAKE ME THERE

DAY 120: Sunday April 29 (suggestions: the wide end of a number of Sigma zooms: 120-300 or 120-400; the tele end of the Tokina 60-120; or a medium format 120 prime like the Zeiss Biometar 120/2.8 perhaps?)



MARCH



Day 70: Saturday March 10 (suggestion: check your zooms ends!, but there's the Sigma 70 macro too): TAKE ME THERE

Day 75: Thursday March 15 (suggestion: Voigtlander or Leica 75, and zoom ends): TAKE ME THERE

Day 80: Tuesday March 20 (suggestion: zoom ends again): TAKE ME THERE

Day 85: Sunday March 25 (a choice of exquisite primes here: Minolta, Sony, Zeiss, Samyang, ...): TAKE ME THERE

Day 90: Friday March 30 (Macro day: Tamron, Sigma; but a good day for Voigtlanders and Leicas too!): TAKE ME THERE




FEBRUARY


DAY 35: Saturday February 4 (everyone has a 35mm!): TAKE ME THERE

DAY 37: Monday February 6 (suggestion: MIR 1B (=37/2.8) legendary Russian M42 glass): TAKE ME THERE

DAY 40: Thursday February 9 (suggestion: Voigtlander 40mm): TAKE ME THERE

DAY 45: Tuesday February 14 (suggestion: Rokkor 'Pancake' 45mm): TAKE ME THERE

DAY 50: Sunday February 19 (no excuse for not posting on this day!): TAKE ME THERE

DAY 52: Tuesday February 21 (suggestion: another Russian classic: Industar 26M (52/2.8) Leica screw mount): TAKE ME THERE


DAY 53: Wednesday February 22 (suggestion: Auto-Rokkor 53/2, or Industar 61 L (53/2.8) both in M42 and Leica screw mount): TAKE ME THERE


DAY 55: Friday February 24 (suggestion: various Rokkors): TAKE ME THERE


DAY 58: Monday February 27 (suggestion: the legendary Rokkor 58/1.2; or another classic: the Helios 44 (58/2) or its orginal the CZJ Biotar 58/2): TAKE ME THERE


DAY 60: Wednesday February 29 (suggestion: Tamron 60mm macro, or the Leica R 60)
TAKE ME THERE


JANUARY


Saturday January 7 (suggestion: Rokkor Fish 7,5mm): TAKE ME THERE

Sunday   January 8 (suggestion: Samyang (Rokinon, ....) Fish 8mm): TAKE ME THERE

Thursday January 12 (suggestion: Voigtlander 12mm): TAKE ME THERE

Saturday January 14 (suggestions: Samyang/Tamron/Sigma 14mm): TAKE ME THERE

Sunday   January 15 (suggestion: Voigtlander 15mm): TAKE ME THERE

Monday   January 16 (suggestion: 16mm fish): TAKE ME THERE

Wednesday January 18 (suggestion: Sigma 18mm): TAKE ME THERE

Thursday   January 19 (suggestion: the wide end of the Tokina 19-35): TAKE ME THERE

Friday    January 20 (no suggestions: too many options): TAKE ME THERE

Saturday January 21 (suggestion: Carl Zeiss 21mm): TAKE ME THERE

Tuesday   January 24 (no suggestions: too many options): TAKE ME THERE

Saturday January 28 (no suggestions: too many options): TAKE ME THERE

Sunday   January 29 (suggestion: Pentacon 29): TAKE ME THERE

Monday   January 30 (suggestion: Pentacon/Meyer 30)
: TAKE ME THERE



Edited by darosa - 15 June 2012 at 12:10
 



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Oh drad, I only get to play twice at the end of the month.
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Today it's 7 !!!
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Yes, I'm going out with the 7.5. The sun is shining, lovely day for a Fish
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 January 2012 at 18:28
Day 7 is closing in my part of the world. Don't forget to post your 7mm (or 7.5mm) shots!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 January 2012 at 21:27
DAY 7

I would like to open the 2012 Day Prime Challenge with a few shots I took today with the MC Rokkor Fish-Eye 7.5/4 (on the NEX-5N).


1 A swing's perspective

F8, 1/125, +2 EV, 800iso

2 Big mouth

F16, 1/60, +1 EV, 800iso

3 UFO

F16, 1/50, +1 EV, 800iso

4 It grabs you

F16, 1/100, +0,3 EV, 800iso





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Post Options Post Options   Quote @Jetsplace Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 January 2012 at 00:20
Great Darosa, I like 2 and 4 a lot. In 4 the fisheye adds a lot I think to the beauty of the picture.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote maewpa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 January 2012 at 04:23
Fantastic, Leo, especially the swing but all are super shots. Great start to the Day Prime thread!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mikey2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 January 2012 at 10:40
A fine start! My late Christmas pressie, a Samyang 8mm fish hasn't arrived in time for today. Ho hum. It should be here durin the week though. Can I post retrospectively?
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 January 2012 at 10:46
    Thank you! I agee Jet, the distortion in #4 is the most 'successful'.

    BTW, it's day 8 today; let's all get the Samyang (Rokinon ....) 8mm from the shelf and do some shooting

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    Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 January 2012 at 10:49
    Originally posted by mikey2000 mikey2000 wrote:

    A fine start! My late Christmas pressie, a Samyang 8mm fish hasn't arrived in time for today. Ho hum. It should be here durin the week though. Can I post retrospectively?


    Normally we would expect the pictures to be taken on the day itself, but you have a good excuse, so YES
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote gouldina Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 January 2012 at 12:02
    Really nice shots darosa. #2 and #4 for me too.
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote Robbie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 January 2012 at 14:29
    Nice shots Leo, especially #1 for me. The finish of all pictures looks a bit like HDR - is that from incamera-processing or did you do it yourself?
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 January 2012 at 16:21
    Thanks Gouldina and Robbie. I always shoot RAW. The HDR look is caused by my rather aggressive processing (100% fill light in the raw conversion) . The contrast and the sharpness of this old lens are not spectacular so the photos need a boost to produce a bit of a wow factor when shown on the Internet.
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