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    Posted: 02 April 2022 at 20:55
Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

I screwed up with the last challenge, so I hope to do better this time!
Lens(es) tbd

I hadn't decided yet, but I will use my Trioplan 2.8/100mm and my recently picked up Tamron FE 20mm/2.8.
 



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LAbernethy you are in..
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Great you can join

Tomorrow it is all going to start.
I wish everybody a wonderful challenge.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote KoBra64 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 March 2022 at 10:17
I am in too, it is about time to pic up the camera and get out more.
I am aiming for a minimum of 3 shots a week using the Sony FE Zeiss 35/2.8 and the Sony FE 85/1.8.
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Still undecided about the lens to use next to the Zeiss Batis 135/2.8.

The 20/1.8G - great lens, loving it but a bit wide.
The 28/2 - great focal length, but the lens is not that inspiring.

Maybe I split the difference and use the Canon EF 24/2.8....

I would love it if the wild rumour of the 28/1.4GM (or G?) is true, but I do not hold my breath
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 March 2022 at 16:08
After some thinking I've selected my lenses for the month:

First my smallest lens, a Leica M-Summaron 35/2.8, bought by my father in 1960 and still in the family

The second one is the Sony FE 85/1.8, a lens I already have for almsost 3 1/2 years but didn't use very much yet, it's time to change that.
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I'll be working in Singapore for the better part of April and cannot commit to anything as I don't know if I will find opportunity for photography. And if I do find opportunity, I'll not be focused on a one or two prime challenge. Having said that, as I'm certainly taking the LAOWA 12mm f/2.8 and shift converter (17mm f/4) I possibly have a two prime challenge package that can get me a couple of shots that qualify.     
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Ok, I'm all sorted for my challenge. I'll be using my mc 50mm 1.4 and mc 135mm 2.8 for at least 3 per week, I'll take more but after failing the last few challenges I don't want to put undue pressure on myself!

I'm away rowing in the Scillies at the end of the month so I'll post when I get back. Good luck everyone!
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Mmm, I guess that it sounds good.

Indeed, I do own the SEL90M28G, a great macro lens. Together with 18mm, I think that 'll do the trick next month.

Here we go!






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Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:

Any ideas?
Well, it's basically a prime challenge where we allow zoom ends for people with too few or no primes. I don't think you qualify for that so that rules out the zooms

And if you have little time and need flexibility a macro is always a good idea (Don't you have the 90/2.8 macro) so that might be an obvious first and safe choice. Then throw in your 18 or 24 mm as a second lens to have a wide option and you're in business I think.


I'd echo pegelli's suggestion, for my first Dyxum Challenge I chose 30 and 100mm macros on my A77 - I don't think I did many macro shots, but it was reassuring to know it was an option if all else failed.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 March 2022 at 21:13
Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:

Any ideas?
Well, it's basically a prime challenge where we allow zoom ends for people with too few or no primes. I don't think you qualify for that so that rules out the zooms

And if you have little time and need flexibility a macro is always a good idea (Don't you have the 90/2.8 macro) so that might be an obvious first and safe choice. Then throw in your 18 or 24 mm as a second lens to have a wide option and you're in business I think.
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Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:

Last year I found it a real struggle

As I'm starting a masterclass-course and I'm on a trip to France at the end of the month, I'll give it another try for 3/week.
Lenses? Don't know yet

Help me to run to the finish

BTW, with lenses 14, 16 to 35, 18, 24, 28 to 75, 35, 50, 70 to 300, and 100 to 400mm I don't know yet what to choose...

Any ideas?

Edited by Harm vb - 25 March 2022 at 21:37
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Hi bigsi - you are IN... Great you can join!
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