Shoot-In - Looking forward to it

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by tony cooper, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. tony cooper

    tony cooper Guest

    I'm looking forward to the Shoot-In. The mandate of shooting only
    with a 50mm lens puts a crimp in my style. I'm not a landscape/scenic
    shooter or a flower or pet shooter, so I like shooting with a 55/200
    and zooming in.

    Florida, especially this time of year, doesn't have much to offer in
    landscapes. It's still green here in some places, but the grass is
    yellow, the plants are dead from the freeze, and the trees are thin.

    The mandate did stretch me a bit, though, and that's good. I tried an
    architectural color shot that I wouldn't have done otherwise and I got
    closer than I usually do with a candid shot. (The subject was so weary
    that he didn't notice me) I do a lot of candid people shots, but I'm
    usually well back and shooting at 200. Because of the dull colors
    around here, I made a black & white out of what would have been a
    color shot.

    All three shot this morning.
    tony cooper, Jan 18, 2010
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  2. tony cooper

    tony cooper Guest

    I doubt if it will be that tight. I used my 18/55 and set it as close
    to 50 as I could, but there's no line there. When I shot several in a
    row, it may have moved a bit. I conformed in theory, but maybe not in

    I'm expecting great things from some of our landscape/scenic shooters.
    tony cooper, Jan 18, 2010
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    Paul Furman Guest

    18-55 sounds like an APS lens, for that it should have been about 30mm.
    If you normally shoot at 200mm then that's close enough for the intent
    of the mandate.

    I hope so, mine stink for this mandate. I got a film camera & shot a
    roll of kodak gold from walgreens & got a photo CD at 1800 pixels, had
    some struggles with the meter tab spring missing. Nikon EM paired with
    45mm f/1.8.

    And a surreal extreme macro with a 50mm on bellows.

    Paul Furman

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    Paul Furman, Jan 18, 2010
  4. I'm also looking forward to seeing good things from others but, like you, I
    struggled this month and as a result feel that my entries are rather

    For a start my dSLR broke and I took it back and demanded a refund - after 9
    months of use. Got it too, but I've only just ordered a new one which has
    yet to arrive. Shooting with my P&S IXUS wouldn't normally have been too
    bad but it doesn't allow the same level of control as a dSLR and in
    particular there's no way to tell for sure what the zoom is set to while
    you're shooting, only by reading the EXIF later on a computer. That meant
    shooting wide and cropping a lot. Anyway, like you, I'm generally happier
    working with mid zoom so I was out of my comfort zone.

    Please be gentle with me!
    Calvin Sambrook, Jan 18, 2010
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