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    Posted: 02 January 2015 at 13:41
The Day Prime Challenge 2015

The challenge is to use as many of your lenses as possible in 2015


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. The Challenge of Day Prime is to post pictures taken on the appropriate day for the lens - hence shots with a 16mm taken on 16 January, 28mm on 28 January and so on (after January it becomes more difficult but see the next post). It is called a challenge, but it's very easy going:

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
Adapters and converters that change the FL of the lens are not allowed except for teleconverters for FLs of 200mm and more
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
Have fun!

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 (for A- and E-mount lenses) or go here for samples with non-native lenses


There are 3 threads in Day Prime Challenge:

- this thread is for photos and talk (commenting on each other's contributions is encouraged and appreciated)
- a thread for the Thumbnails that all participants can (and are encouraged to) post of their photos linked to the posts containing big versions
- and a thread for outtakes aka The Training Centre


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.

Edited by darosa - 02 January 2015 at 13:49
 



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Here's a list of Day Prime Days in 2015.
It's a long list but more DPDs are always welcome so please let me know if I missed a day!

Please study the list carefully (don't forget your zoom ends like I always do ...) and make a note of the days you are going to participate.

The 'Page' column gives the page numbers where you can find the contributions of the Day Prime Day in question (look for the RED Day numbers).


Day/FL Date       DotW     Page
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4     jan-04     SUN       2
7     jan-07     WED       3
8     jan-08     THU       3
10     jan-10     SAT       4
11     jan-11     SUN       no entries
12     jan-12     MON       6
13     jan-13     TUE       8
14     jan-14     WED       8
15     jan-15     THU       8
16     jan-16     FRI       9
17     jan-17     SAT      10
18     jan-18     SUN      11
19     jan-19     MON      12
20     jan-20     TUE      13
21     jan-21     WED      14
22     jan-22     THU      15
23     jan-23     FRI      no entries
24     jan-24     SAT      15
25     jan-25     SUN      18
28     jan-28     WED      19
29     jan-29     THU      22
30     jan-30     FRI      23
32     feb-01     SUN      24
35     feb-04     WED      25
37     feb-06     FRI      28
38     feb-07     SAT      28
40     feb-09     MON      29
42     feb-11     WED      31
43     feb-12     THU      31
45     feb-14     SAT      32
47     feb-16     MON      33
48     feb-17     TUE      33
50     feb-19     THU      33
51     feb-20     FRI      35
52     feb-21     SAT      35
53     feb-22     SUN      36
54     feb-23     MON      37
55     feb-24     TUE      37
56     feb-25     WED      38
57     feb-26     THU      38
58     feb-27     FRI      39
60     mar-01     SUN      40
63     mar-04     WED      42
65     mar-06     FRI      44
70     mar-11     WED      45
75     mar-16     MON      47
76     mar-17     TUE      48
78     mar-19     THU      49
80     mar-21     SAT      49
85     mar-26     THU      50
86     mar-27     FRI      53
90     mar-31     TUE      53
95     apr-05     SUN      55
100     apr-10     FRI      55      
105     apr-15     WED      57
110     apr-20     MON      59
111     apr-21     TUE      59
113     apr-23     THU      59
115     apr-25     SAT      60
120     apr-30     THU      60
122     may-02     SAT      61
125     may-05     TUE      61
127     may-07     THU      62
130     may-10     SUN      62
133     may-13     WED      63
135     may-15     FRI      63

SPECIAL may-16+17 Helios 44 weekend!
Helios 44 weekend

137     may-17     SUN      65
140     may-20     WED      65
145     may-25     MON      66
147     may-27     WED      no entries
150     may-30     SAT      67
165     jun-14     SUN      68
172     jun-21     SUN      68
178     jun-27     SAT      68
180     jun-29     MON      69
198     jul-17     FRI      70
200     jul-19     SUN      71
205     jul-24     FRI      72
210     jul-29     WED      73
222     aug-10     MON      74
230     aug-18     TUE      74
240     aug-28     FRI      75
250     sep-07     MON      75
260     sep-17     THU      77

SPECIAL sep 19+20 Pancake weekend!
Pancake weekend


265     sep-23     WED     78
270     sep-27     SUN     78
280     oct-07     WED     79
294     oct-22     THU     79
300     oct-27     TUE     80
340     dec-07     MON     81
350     dec-16     WED     81
357     dec-23     WED     81
360     dec-26     SAT     81



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Excellent Leo and a day 360, intriguing!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MediaArchivist Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 January 2015 at 18:44
Every year there are more days I get to participate :)
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I'm in but have a feeling that Leo will be the main contributor. He seems to have a lens for each day of the year. Have obtained a fair amount of (cheapish) M42 lenses to have more options and most importantly more days. And can we do 400 mm of the past year on day 35?
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@ Chris: we have almost a whole year to make Day 360 happen! I don't have one atm and I'm a bit short of cash due to an unforseen acquisition that I hope will be of great use during the darker part of Day Prime.

@ Alec: Is that because the list gets longer or because your collection is growing?

@ Paul: A lens for each day of the year is the goal but that may be some time.
Looking forward to see your achievements with that 'fair amount of M42 lenses'!
 



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I now have two 35/1.4s and a 58/1.2, none of which I had in 2014 (or at least in time for their appropriate day). I hope to have a 180 and another 135 sometime this year :)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote thornburg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 January 2015 at 02:05
Originally posted by darosa darosa wrote:


@ Paul: A lens for each day of the year is the goal but that may be some time.
Looking forward to see your achievements with that 'fair amount of M42 lenses'!


So what will you do for sub 4mm days? Use a teeny-tiny lens designed for some very small format, or will they be 366mm, etc?
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Originally posted by darosa darosa wrote:

@ Chris: we have almost a whole year to make Day 360 happen! I don't have one atm and I'm a bit short of cash due to an unforseen acquisition that I hope will be of great use during the darker part of Day Prime.



Ahh but do you know of a 360mm?,we need to find a 59mm to complete week 50 too!

That must have been an expensive acquisition....

I may be shooting wide macro early doors, my Nex is up for sale and I doubt I`ll have the funds for the A7 mark 2 in January, more likely February, it depends how sales go.I`m ebaying a variety of bits and bobs this weekend so you never know.
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Day 360 can be an 180mm Macro with 2xTC, for instance... All Dutch dart-fans know that 2x180 is 360! (and 141 left for a nine-darter)
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Originally posted by der dickgg der dickgg wrote:

Day 360 can be an 180mm Macro with 2xTC, for instance... All Dutch dart-fans know that 2x180 is 360! (and 141 left for a nine-darter)


There are 360mm lenses. Most of them are medium or large format, but they're out there.

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Originally posted by Macca Macca wrote:


Ahh but do you know of a 360mm?,we need to find a 59mm to complete week 50 too!

That must have been an expensive acquisition....



I got a €500 discount and it was still expensive but I couldn't resist that 500 'profit'. The new toy should arrive on Monday.

Like thornburg says, Day 360 is definitely possible.

Day 59 is more of a problem but I'm working on it. I have been on the lookout for a 59mm for quite some time and I now know such a lens exists! But getting one will take some time I fear.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 January 2015 at 21:51
The holidays are over, time to get back to work again!
And what better way than with the challenge that never sleeps.

Day Prime officially starts again tomorrow!

Tomorrow is Sunday January 4, so it's:

DAY 4



I know one Dyxumer who has this lens (PM sent):



So it's your Day tomorrow!

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You know, I find it amazing that a 4.5mm lens has a focusing scale, let alone HSM Autofocus...
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