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12-08-10 – Optimus Prime

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  • #2143
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    Go shooting with a single prime lens (or set your zoom to a single focal length and don’t change it).

    Theme suggestion kudos to sleeping!

    #35374
    ravnostic
    Participant

    Do I macro with the Darlot, or go prime-focus with the telescope ( I’m thinking terrestrial perhaps)? Decisions, decisions…And it’s not a theme from which you can readily draw from the archives (I suppose you could look at the exif data).

    #35375
    Curious
    Participant

    glad for the second part of the description because i only have one prime lens and it’s for my film camera. this one is going to take some thought.

    #35376
    lokisbong
    Participant

    I can actually follow the rules and not worry about the staying in one focal length now that I bought a prime lens from the pawn shop. I will say a prime lens makes you think way more to get the shot you want.or at least move more.

    #35377
    kashari
    Participant

    So if you’re submitting 3 shots, do they all need to be taken with the same lens or focal length?

    #35378
    sleeping
    Participant

    So if you’re submitting 3 shots, do they all need to be taken with the same lens or focal length?

    That wasn’t my intention, but please see this note from the original thread:

    Well, I didn’t want to suggest a bunch of rules that would wind up being completely unenforceable, but the idea was to encourage people to go out and shoot with only a single focal length available to them, not “images that happened to be shot with a prime lens”, if that makes sense.

    #35379
    kashari
    Participant

    So if you’re submitting 3 shots, do they all need to be taken with the same lens or focal length?

    That wasn’t my intention, but please see this note from the original thread:

    Well, I didn’t want to suggest a bunch of rules that would wind up being completely unenforceable, but the idea was to encourage people to go out and shoot with only a single focal length available to them, not “images that happened to be shot with a prime lens”, if that makes sense.

    Derrrr, now I remember reading that before when I voted for it, thanks! I didn’t even think about going back to read the original threads as the new themes come up. 😳

    #35381
    ravnostic
    Participant

    I was wondering about cropping on this one; it seems to me that cropping (esp at fark resolution/filesizes) is a form of ‘zoom’ in this case, and with the point being a prime lens (or equiv.) contest, that might want to be discouraged. But then I figured who would know for sure and who’d wanna enforce it and it all became a clusterfark in my head and it’s had been a long night at work and now I’m home and tired and all I want to do is have a couple of beers and scour the forums for a few run-on sentences to write, so nevermind.

    //but I’m planning on ‘no cropping’ as a personal rule.

    #35382
    SilverStag
    Participant

    Well, I only have one prime lens, so this is an easy choice for me 🙂

    #35383
    orionid
    Participant

    I used a zoom for the first time in months for thanksgiving.

    #35384
    LeicaLens
    Participant

    We can use photos taken with different primes on different occasions, right?
    For example, I have a few that I took a couple of months ago when went armed only with my 135mm.
    Today I was out with only a 50mm, and if I get the film developed in time, I have some I may want to use. That would be alright, no?
    The way I understand it, they don’t all have to be taken with the same prime, only that they are taken at a time when you are shooting only with that prime.
    Is this correct?

    #35385
    Uranus
    Participant

    We can use photos taken with different primes on different occasions, right?
    For example, I have a few that I took a couple of months ago when went armed only with my 135mm.
    Today I was out with only a 50mm, and if I get the film developed in time, I have some I may want to use. That would be alright, no?
    The way I understand it, they don’t all have to be taken with the same prime, only that they are taken at a time when you are shooting only with that prime.
    Is this correct?

    the way i read it, it’s about the focal length. Read that way it would have to be 3 shots with the same prime – either 135, or 50mm

    /adds to confusion

    #35386
    Curious
    Participant

    sleeping‘s post on the 25th seems to confirm that. perhaps he will comment further.

    #35387
    sleeping
    Participant

    The way I understand it, they don’t all have to be taken with the same prime, only that they are taken at a time when you are shooting only with that prime.
    Is this correct?

    That’s right.

    #35388
    ennuipoet
    Participant

    I’m really looking forward to this, I am going to use shots from my Yashica Mat 124. Mmmmm, tasty Yashinon 80mm goodness!

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