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donoreo
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North York, ON

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Challenge: 50 MM shots only

From the discussion in this thread: »I am planning a project: shoot for a week with a 50MM only it has been suggested to make this a challenge and see what we can come up with.

Here is the challenge:

1. Shoot at 50 mm If you have a SLR use a 50 mm lens or just use 50 mm zoom only. This is open to point and shoots, but not sure how many of them show the mm of zoom. Yes, we know on crop sensors and P&S's 50mm does not equal 50mm on full frame that is part of the challenge!

2. Any content

3. No limit on the number of submissions

4. Challenge ends Friday April 23 at 18:00 eastern (two weeks + day)

Let's see what we can do!
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kewlkeed
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*Snaps the 50mm on the cam*

Lock'N'Load Baby! Hoooah!



nklb
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reply to donoreo

Sorry to play devil's advocate on this one, but 50mm real-term lens, or 50mm equivalent? (roughly 35mm on a crop sensor camera or even less on a point and shoot)



drew
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the idea behind the challenge is to lock yourself into a FL. in this case, a 50mm. If you have a 50mm on a crop, you use it. if you have a 50mm on a FF, use it. If you have both, do what you want. it's not like there's any prize money.

is there?
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donoreo
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reply to nklb

said by nklb:

Sorry to play devil's advocate on this one, but 50mm real-term lens, or 50mm equivalent? (roughly 35mm on a crop sensor camera or even less on a point and shoot)
Most of us with SLRs have crop sensors so our 50's are really 80 (on Canon) or 75 (on Nikon). Does that help?

If the EXIF data says 50mm? Does that make sense?
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The irony of common sense, it is not that common.
I cannot deny anything I did not say.
I have a personal vendetta against the improper use of "then" and "than".
I mock people who give their children odd spelling of names.


TSI Gabe
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Well I have a full frame body and a crop....so what shall I use :P

bah, I'll use the full



donoreo
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said by TSI Gabe:

Well I have a full frame body and a crop....so what shall I use :P

bah, I'll use the full
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drew
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29886823
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You say that: "Most of us with SLRs have crop sensors so our 50's are really 80 (on Canon) or 75 (on Nikon). Does that help?"

No it doesn't. 50mm lenses are 50mm lenses. All the crop factor does is change the field of view.

For this exercise to work, just set your focal length to 50mm (for zooms) on crop cameras; if you have a prime 50mm just use it on either full frame or crop cameras.

The only important thing is that your lens focal length is 50mm.



donoreo
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said by 29886823:

You say that: "Most of us with SLRs have crop sensors so our 50's are really 80 (on Canon) or 75 (on Nikon). Does that help?"

No it doesn't. 50mm lenses are 50mm lenses. All the crop factor does is change the field of view.

For this exercise to work, just set your focal length to 50mm (for zooms) on crop cameras; if you have a prime 50mm just use it on either full frame or crop cameras.

The only important thing is that your lens focal length is 50mm.
Ok, what he said That is sort of what I meant, just did not explain it well.
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The irony of common sense, it is not that common.
I cannot deny anything I did not say.
I have a personal vendetta against the improper use of "then" and "than".
I mock people who give their children odd spelling of names.


kewlkeed
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Enough bickering, get shooting!

EDIT, this one is for Gabe - LEEEERRRRROYYY JENKINNNNS!!



brian
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said by donoreo:

Let's see what we can do!
Here's something that can be done with a 50mm: »brian picture 'Silhouette @ Joshua Tree, Cottonwoo..'
I can't submit it for this challenge since it was taken prior to the start.
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donoreo
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said by brian:

said by donoreo:

Let's see what we can do!
Here's something that can be done with a 50mm: »brian picture 'Silhouette @ Joshua Tree, Cottonwoo..'
I can't submit it for this challenge since it was taken prior to the start.
Nice shot.
--
The irony of common sense, it is not that common.
I cannot deny anything I did not say.
I have a personal vendetta against the improper use of "then" and "than".
I mock people who give their children odd spelling of names.


jfgnet
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What pix size max ??
1024 longest side ??



jmacd27
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NIKON D200
50mm 1/250th F1.4 ISO100

I snapped this on the back deck tonight during our vacation to New Jersey.

krazyboi
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reply to donoreo

cool idea for a challenge... I'll have to break out the 50mm



TSI Gabe
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said by kewlkeed:

EDIT, this one is for Gabe - LEEEERRRRROYYY JENKINNNNS!!
lol. Haven't had the chance to shoot last night as the TSI gang went to see clash of the titans. man did that movie SUCK
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donoreo
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said by TSI Gabe:

said by kewlkeed:

EDIT, this one is for Gabe - LEEEERRRRROYYY JENKINNNNS!!
lol. Haven't had the chance to shoot last night as the TSI gang went to see clash of the titans. man did that movie SUCK
I did some shooting yesterday. I got some done in the afternoon and I did some late last night in the dark. I was just shooting some now at my wife's suggestion. I am taking some pics of one of the girls old beat up stuffed bunnies.

I will see about processing some this afternoon.
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The irony of common sense, it is not that common.
I cannot deny anything I did not say.
I have a personal vendetta against the improper use of "then" and "than".
I mock people who give their children odd spelling of names.


pwnage
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Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS
50mm 1/60th F1.8 ISO400


50mm f/1.8. 1/60 ISO 400


donoreo
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Marbles in a bowl
This was done just after the challenge was issued.

50 mm, f/1.8, ISO 250


Exit
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Canada
reply to donoreo

I'm going to shoot this wedding tomorrow with just a 50mm f/1.4. Let's see how this goes



donoreo
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said by Exit:

I'm going to shoot this wedding tomorrow with just a 50mm f/1.4. Let's see how this goes
I read that a 50 can be good to shoot a wedding. Let us know how it goes.


TSI Gabe
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Well shooting a wedding with a 24-70 is definitely not unheard of but I hope for your sake that you are kidding



TSI Gabe
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NIKON D700
50mm 1/800th -0.3ev F2 ISO800


krazyboi
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NIKON D200
50mm 1/320th -1ev F4 ISO200



Exit
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reply to TSI Gabe

said by TSI Gabe:

Well shooting a wedding with a 24-70 is definitely not unheard of but I hope for your sake that you are kidding
I shoot 99% of my weddings with just a 35mm and 85mm prime. The 50 will fit in the middle nicely


donoreo
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said by Exit:

said by TSI Gabe:

Well shooting a wedding with a 24-70 is definitely not unheard of but I hope for your sake that you are kidding
I shoot 99% of my weddings with just a 35mm and 85mm prime. The 50 will fit in the middle nicely
Well, just do not go out of the way for this challenge, there is NOTHING like an angry bride.
--
The irony of common sense, it is not that common.
I cannot deny anything I did not say.
I have a personal vendetta against the improper use of "then" and "than".
I mock people who give their children odd spelling of names.


kewlkeed
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reply to donoreo

I find the 50mm is my prime (Pardon the pun) weapon for weddings. And lordy a nice 24-70mm L would be my second. Followed by a 12-24 for creative shots, and of course a 70-200mm L for some outdoor portraits and stuff.

OK OK OK So I'm packing the kitchen sink... Dammmit when will this rain here STOP so I can get out and shoot!



donoreo
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said by kewlkeed:

I find the 50mm is my prime (Pardon the pun) weapon for weddings. And lordy a nice 24-70mm L would be my second. Followed by a 12-24 for creative shots, and of course a 70-200mm L for some outdoor portraits and stuff.

OK OK OK So I'm packing the kitchen sink... Dammmit when will this rain here STOP so I can get out and shoot!
Given that you are in Quebec, tomorrow probably Stopped late yesterday here and it is bright and sunny, but cold, today.

Yes, many of us would like a nice 24-70mm L and...well, just about any L
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The irony of common sense, it is not that common.
I cannot deny anything I did not say.
I have a personal vendetta against the improper use of "then" and "than".
I mock people who give their children odd spelling of names.


Brano
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Cake my wife made for friend's birthday.