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    Posted: 03 December 2017 at 11:32

Bring out your nifty fifties

Dyxum week 50 2017 Monday December 11 - Sunday December 17



This is the thread to sign up for Week 50.

Winter is here for many of us, but it's time to get your gear out of storage... or at least some of it.

Week 50 is a week-long photographic challenge and the only rule is that you shoot with a lens in the 50s (50-59mm) for the whole week. There are no restrictions on bodies.. That's right, in the spirit of Christmas, and because this challenge was started some years ago (by member DCap) as an event open to non A-mount bodies, we are dropping all restrictions. Medium format, M43, and even Canikon... it's all okay! The only restriction is the lens and pic-a-day.

All members are invited to join us! And we hope some members who have moved to other mounts will come back to visit us. Please invite anyone you want to keep in touch with - it would be great to "see" some old friends.

Please feel free to set yourself additional challenges and to tell us about them. As always, the point is that you make pictures, challenge yourself to improve in some way, and have fun. It’s also a nice way to get to know some of the other members a little better.

If you have not joined before and do not fully understand the guidelines, do not worry. You will understand when you see - just sign up.

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.

GUIDELINES

  1. Take photographs every day and post one picture for each day in the thread. Pic-a-day only!

  2. Shoot for the whole week with one or many 50-59mm lens(es) (if you do not have a prime – fixed focal length - you can shoot using a zoom, fixed to 50mm, but you cannot change the focal length at all – we suggest you tape it). So called Lens Turbo's or Speed Boosters to achieve FF FOV on APS-C bodies are allowed as well as extension tubes, but we discourage the use of tele converters, since they start deviating from the 50 mm FOV too much.

  3. Because the point is to shoot only one point of view, only minimal cropping is allowed to straighten, etc. However, you may crop ONE SIDE in order to present a picture in a square or other format planned when you took the shot (the point is that you compose in the viewfinder/LV and not on the computer).

  4. You are expected to comment on the photographs posted by others – there will be a Talk Thread for this purpose. This may be the most important rule of all!

  5. Read the Talk Thread every time you post in the Photo threads, so that you do not miss out on announcements or comments – please try to join in.

  6. If you cannot post every day that's okay. You can still join and catch up with posts when you can. If you do not have time to process your photos fully, don’t worry – post them with minimal processing. A challenge is not a contest.


Please ask questions below - they are very welcome!

So who's going to join us this year and show us what you can do with your nifty fifties?
Sign up in this thread and we'll add your name to the list!

  1. gregja
  2. Fred_S
  3. pegelli
  4. addy landzaat
  5. QuietOC
  6. Hawk
  7. Kilkry
  8. bonneville
  9. Miranda F
  10. Stanbury
  11. Snegren
  12. Dopol
  13. Jozioau
  14. Macca
  15. Jonas A-R
  16. angora
  17. mikey2000
  18. 4paul
  19. clk230
  20. alanfrombangor
  21. onsplekkie
  22. Wallendo
  23. mariuszlo
  24. LAbernethy
  25. JamieZ
  26. KoBra64
  27. sydknee
  28. Atom Ant
  29. braisim
  30. Micholand
  31. nandbytes
  32. darosa
  33. waldo_posth
  34. Maffe
  35. MiPr
  36. ktrucke
  37. happyjack


Edited by pegelli - 12 December 2017 at 16:01
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Sure, I'll bite! A7 with Sony FE 50mm/1.8
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 December 2017 at 11:53
Count me in! My first week 50 here. Somehow I have managed since my sign up to Dyxum to get enough fifties to cover a week with one lens a day (I know there are members with much much more )
I'll use them on my A99

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 December 2017 at 12:36
I'll use my least used 7 "50's" from the 11 pictured above

So it will be

11: Tak 55/2
12: Oly 50/1.4
13: MD 50/2
14: Elmar 50/3.5
15: Helios 58/2
16: Industar 53/2.8
17: Tak 50/4 macro

All on my A7

This will be my 11th week 50

Edited by pegelli - 03 December 2017 at 15:51
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 December 2017 at 14:44
I am in. As I only have my Sony 50/1.4 with me, that is the lens I'll use on the A99m2.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 December 2017 at 15:51
Sign me up.

The current collection:

Minolta MD 50mm F2, Minolta SR 55mm F2, Minolta MC 55mm F1.7, Minolta MC 58mm F1.4
Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM, Minolta AF 50mm F1.7, Minolta AF 50mm F1.7 RS, Minolta AF 50mm F1.4
Fotasy 50mm F1.8

Edited by QuietOC - 04 December 2017 at 12:46
Sony A68 A77II A6000 A7II LA-EA3 LA-EA4 MC-11
Minolta Maxxum 600si
Pentax Q7 5-15 15-45/2.8
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 December 2017 at 15:54
Welcome Greg, Fred, Addy and Matthew. Your names are on the list now
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hawk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 December 2017 at 15:57
I was starting wondering if we will have week 50 on Dyxum this year I barely had time this year for photography so I'm in! This time I'll try to use old and forgotten Industar 61 53/2.8 and Jupiter 8 50/2. I have them for years now and never thought to use them on week 50 Cherry on top will be using my recently acquired MC Rokkor 58/1.2.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Kilkry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 December 2017 at 16:45
I've 'too many' nifty fifties and really too much to do at work so this seems like a good opportunity to force myself to avail of the approx 6hrs of daylight, so I'm in.

A7+MD 50/2, MCIII581,4 & MD Rokkor 50 1,2.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote bonneville Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 December 2017 at 17:44
I'm in Pieter. I shall dust off my (almost) forgotten NEX-5 and have a bit of manual focussing fun with the Minolta MD 50mm f1.7.

I recall the times when it was virtually impossible to see the screen in daylight and added a flip up hood to make it easier. If my memory serves the NEX-5 is a smart little camera so lets see what we can cobble together.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Miranda F Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 December 2017 at 18:41
Count me in too.
If we're allowed to fix zooms at 50mm, I'll have a stab at using a different lens every day.

Edited by Miranda F - 03 December 2017 at 18:45
Miranda F & Sensorex, Sony A58, Nex-6, Dynax 4, 5, 60, 500si/600si/700si/800si, various Sony & Minolta lenses, several Tamrons, lots of MF primes and *far* too many old film cameras . . .
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 December 2017 at 18:47
Welcome Marcin, David, Brian and Anthony, you're now officially subscribed.
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I haven't done this one in a while and like others I'll try to do a different one every day, so yes please - sign me up!
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Naturally I'm in with (in random order):
1. Meyer-Optik Görlitz Trioplan 1:2.9/50 V
2. Bell & Howell Super D Proval 2 inch f/1.4
3. Industar 61 2.8/53
4. VEGA-11U 3/54
5. Fujinon 1:2.2 f=55 mm
6. Minolta MC Rokkor-PG 1:1.2 f=58mm
7. Meyer-Optik Görlitz 1Q Primoplan 1:1.9/58 V

Some spares or last minute substitutions (possibly because of the Weeks Before Christmas Weather Blues):
Lomography x Zenit New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens 1.9/58
Meyer-Optik Görlitz 1Q Oreston 1.8/50
Super Takumar 1:1.4/50
SMC Macro-Takumar 1:4/50
Helios 44-2 58 f/2 with reversed front element

Edited by Snegren - 04 December 2017 at 08:33
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