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04/03/2015 12:23:40 AM · #1
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04/03/2015 12:30:36 AM · #2
Blazing start, Jan.

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04/03/2015 12:33:27 AM · #3
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04/03/2015 12:33:34 AM · #4
I was more interested in playing with my new prime lens and camera, than paying attention to what the challenge was. So much fun anyway :0)
I win the gold again woohoo, I am loving my new toys :-)

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04/03/2015 12:39:33 AM · #5
figured it out

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04/03/2015 01:01:41 AM · #6
Y'all do good work with just your cameras! Some really nice portraits, folks.
04/03/2015 02:12:12 AM · #7
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its handy having the 85mm 1.2 in your bag for this kind of challenge :)
04/03/2015 03:53:04 AM · #8
Originally posted by Giles:

its handy having the 85mm 1.2 in your bag for this kind of challenge :)


Indeed, although I recently sold mine. My Leica 80mm f/1.4 and my Canon 50mm f/0.95 (especially when mounted on my Sony A7II with Voigtlander's close up adapter) are more than a match though... :-)

The Canon 85mm and the 16-35 were the lenses that saw me hanging on to the Canon system. I don't feel I've lost anything now that I've made the break. I did quite a lot of testing first though - wrote a large article over at Steve Huff's site that specifically compares the Canon 85mm with the Leica and my 85mm Jupiter too (amongst other things).
04/03/2015 04:18:55 AM · #9
Other than size or weight, which isn't an issue for me being a big guy

What are the actually benefits in switching for someone like me with a lot of canon gear that I know well fits me well etc?
04/03/2015 04:36:13 AM · #10
Originally posted by Giles:

Other than size or weight, which isn't an issue for me being a big guy

What are the actually benefits in switching for someone like me with a lot of canon gear that I know well fits me well etc?


Possibly not a lot, especially if you utilise zooms. But for me:

I already had a Leica M system so it was an exercise in rationalisation - the fly-by-wire focus of the 85 1.2 meant it was unusable with an adapter on the Leica (not that it would make much sense).

If you utilise primes, I walked out with my camera, a 21mm, a 28mm, a 35mm, two 50mm lenses and a 80mm - all in a small Billingham bag. No matter how big you are, that's a significant difference in weight. And in terms of size to travel with, a whole different ball game.

I now have two bodies which can share lenses - even if I could have used some of the Canon lenses on my Leica, it won't work the other way. My M lenses will play nicely with both cameras.

The Sony A7II has IBIS and high ISO capabilities meaning I get additional utility from my M lenses in low light and you can mount pretty much any full frame lens ever made with the right adapters.

There are years and years worth of vintage lenses that I can buy up at camera fairs and be able to use with both cameras. That's fun in itself.

I'm getting better at the manual focus thing - getting used to trusting focus peaking is the key and actually quite a bit quicker than pickling a focus point on the 5DIII (there are so many).

But, for long work, sports, moving targets - I have lost a good deal of capability. Having said that, I practically never shoot that sort of stuff.

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04/03/2015 04:40:17 AM · #11
I'll now get back with the thread:

I'm currently doing pretty well in voting. I've had a quick look at the offerings and it seems like people did a really good job given the limitations (or freedom?) of Minimal.
04/03/2015 05:27:57 AM · #12
Doing ok with what I had, I was torn between a solid ok portrait and a left field one that I really liked that but would have got hammered I kinda wish I'd not been a slave to the score and submitted my other one.

Paul I'm going the other way just been looking at leaf digital backs for my mamiya 645 :)

04/03/2015 05:35:11 AM · #13
Originally posted by Giles:

Doing ok with what I had, I was torn between a solid ok portrait and a left field one that I really liked that but would have got hammered I kinda wish I'd not been a slave to the score and submitted my other one.

Paul I'm going the other way just been looking at leaf digital backs for my mamiya 645 :)


I can certainly see the logic in that!
04/03/2015 07:21:56 AM · #14
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to good a score for my entry
04/03/2015 09:35:00 AM · #15
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04/03/2015 09:36:51 AM · #16
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04/03/2015 10:14:00 AM · #17
even though I hated entering, there was some pretty good stuff in there.

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04/03/2015 12:30:00 PM · #18
funny enough,i am very pleased
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04/03/2015 12:57:19 PM · #19
Well seems to be doing pretty good! :)

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04/03/2015 03:02:05 PM · #20
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ouch
04/04/2015 06:22:20 PM · #21
Originally posted by MarioPierre:

Well seems to be doing pretty good! :)

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awesome!
04/09/2015 10:54:04 PM · #22
Just did some last hour voting and was impressed with how creative people got in order to do an interesting portrait without any post processing tricks. Good work, people!

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Getting almost as good as I am giving this time around:

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04/16/2015 07:35:35 AM · #23
Wish I had entered this! Minimal human portrait - probably my favourite thing to do in photography. I've been so out the last few months.
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