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Old 03-23-2009   #41
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I just joined here, and this looks like a good way to begin my time here.

I need to give my RB some love. So a Mamiya RB67 with 127mm 3.8 non C for me.
Great way to get your exercise while you shoot! Seriously though, the RB67 can produce some really amazing images. Ever shoot it off the tripod?
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OK, I've decided. M4 with Canon 50/1.2.
Cool, we can have a personal shoot out at the same time if you like!

I'd like to use my M5 with the M-Hexanon 50/1.2.

't Will be interesting to see whether the M-Hexanon will be up against the sweet spot in your Canon lens. I used to have a Canon and stil regret selling it.
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"I have only one body and only one lens, so let it be ... M6/50 1.4 4th version"
Hey! Foul! Foul! ilia won't have any voices in the back of his head saying, "Moron! You brought the wrong lens! And what were you thinking choosing this body? Are you daft?! " He'll be entirely concentrated on capturing the image rather than putzing/second-guessing/sweating over gear. It's a definate unfair advantage.

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Great way to get your exercise while you shoot! Seriously though, the RB67 can produce some really amazing images. Ever shoot it off the tripod?
Yes I do. I really hate when people say it can only be shot on a tripod because it's so big. With a strap it's really not that bad. Yeah it's heavy, but you know that, and you don't complain because that is the sacrifice you make when you decide to do it. Some people shot with it only on a tripod, but some of them need to stop telling others that it can't be used in other ways.

I carried it around Chicago for a day with the metered chimney finder (probably 10 lbs now) and without a strap. My arms got a workout, but it was worth it. I got some awesome photos on huge negatives. I bring a tripod when I can, but if I can't no big deal. I use it when I want to, and I try to overcome it's limitations. I have been bringing it to sporting events (basketball and gymnastics), shooting with longer than normal shutter speeds for sports, because I wanted to. I am going to process the negatives today, hopefully I have captured some nice motion.

Sorry about the long post. It really bothers me when people say it can't or shouldn't be done.

P.S. I am not a huge guy. I'm actually really skinny.
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I had a friend that shot weddings for years with an RB67 handheld. The images were amazing, but I sure don't know how he did it.
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Yes I do. I really hate when people say it can only be shot on a tripod because it's so big. With a strap it's really not that bad. Yeah it's heavy, but you know that, and you don't complain because that is the sacrifice you make when you decide to do it. Some people shot with it only on a tripod, but some of them need to stop telling others that it can't be used in other ways.

I carried it around Chicago for a day with the metered chimney finder (probably 10 lbs now) and without a strap. My arms got a workout, but it was worth it. I got some awesome photos on huge negatives. I bring a tripod when I can, but if I can't no big deal. I use it when I want to, and I try to overcome it's limitations. I have been bringing it to sporting events (basketball and gymnastics), shooting with longer than normal shutter speeds for sports, because I wanted to. I am going to process the negatives today, hopefully I have captured some nice motion.

Sorry about the long post. It really bothers me when people say it can't or shouldn't be done.

P.S. I am not a huge guy. I'm actually really skinny.
I hope you didn't think i was insinuating that it couldn't or shouldn't be done, quite to the contrary in fact. I am quite impressed by people who handhold it. Those sports shots sound quite interesting, good luck with em!
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I hope you didn't think i was insinuating that it couldn't or shouldn't be done, quite to the contrary in fact. I am quite impressed by people who handhold it. Those sports shots sound quite interesting, good luck with em!
I didn't think you were insinuating that. I just wanted to share how I felt about. I look forward to seeing your photos the next time around.
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I am going to use my M4P with Leica 50 f/1.4 pre-ASPH.

I think...maybe . Decisions, decisions, decisions. M4P for sure, but the lens could change.
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Cool, we can have a personal shoot out at the same time if you like!

I'd like to use my M5 with the M-Hexanon 50/1.2.

't Will be interesting to see whether the M-Hexanon will be up against the sweet spot in your Canon lens. I used to have a Canon and stil regret selling it.
I've never looked into the M-Hex, so that will be interesting. What I should do one day is shoot the Canon 50/1.2 alongside my Pentax 50/1.2 (SLR) lens. Cheers!
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Hmmm. I washoping that this would start a bit later so I'd get my Oly 35RD back from repairs from John, but it looks like it's not gonna make it in time for this one. So, I have to make some descisions as to what to use. Maybe I'll try MF this time - Kiev 88 or Kowa Six. Maybe even a Welta Folder. But Hexar RF with 15mm Heliar seems very tempting as well.....
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Finally figured out how to count the frames correctly on my Rolleicord I so despite it being older and crankier than me it deserves its chance to gobble up some HP5.
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Choices, choices...

This sounds like lots of fun!

Hmmm... I'm out of town right now and only have my Olympus RC, Olympus Stylus Epic, and a Panasonic LX2. What to do?

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I've decided to use my Konica FS=1, with its 40mm lens, and some Legacy Pro 100 film.
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Old 03-24-2009   #55
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I wanted to use my Ansco Regent But after finishing off the roll of film I had in it so I can start fresh tomorrow.I discovered that it has a light leek somewhere. I'm not sure if it's from the back or front. So I guess I have until midnight to figure out what to use.
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Old 03-24-2009   #56
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Old 03-24-2009   #57
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I've decided on my Olympus E500 with a Nikon 35-70mm lens. If that's allowed?

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I'll give it a try with the M8 and a Hexanon 50mm f/2. Should be fun!
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Got some good stuff on the roof of a nearby campus building today. No-longer-used astrophysics radar dishes and things. (Though it may not count, since it's a day early...)
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I am going to use my M4P with Leica 50 f/1.4 pre-ASPH.

I think...maybe . Decisions, decisions, decisions. M4P for sure, but the lens could change.
I plan to use the same type of body, but am going more economical on the lens. I'll use an I61-LD. Film choice is still up in the air. I just picked up some Provia 100 from the developer lab. Gosh, I'm blown away. I have one more roll and may use that. However, I just shot my first roll of Ektar! a little while ago, and may use that. Yet, I find b/w so wonderful.
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I think not mate.

Check the rules, post#1
Thanks for pointing that out to me Richard. Would a Nikon e-series 50mm be acceptable?
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Normally a lurker, but I'll go ahead and jump in on the fun. My dented M2 with misaligned rangefinder, My collapsible summicron 50 with custom flare management, a.k.a. cleaning marks. And HP5+, which there is nothing wrong with.

I already feel my new Canon 5DII shooting me dirty looks.
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Ok, I'm in.

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Fine.. I'll try this one out - M7 & CV 28 f2 ultron

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I'm actually already thinking ahead here people ... at some stage in the future I'd fancy a 'sunny sixteen no meter competition!'

Even the guys/gals with DSLR's could join in ... they do have manual settings don't they? ... somewhere in between 'medium' and 'well done!'

Maybe shorten it to a week and have three entries per participant again with pics encompassing a range of lighting conditions!

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Sunny.16.Shoot-out --- sounds like a winner!
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Sunny 16 in the depths of winter.. that would be more of a challenge

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Not here it wouldn't ... it would just mean you weren't beating of flies and keeping an eye out for snakes as you adjust your camera settings outdoors!
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Then let's set the rules differently for those down under... instead of shooting without a meter how about getting a nice portrait of a cassowary?

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Then let's set the rules differently for those down under... instead of shooting without a meter how about getting a nice portrait of a cassowary?

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The cassowary is one of the most dangerous animals on this continent I'm told ... I've never seen one!
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The cassowary is one of the most dangerous animals on this continent I'm told ... I've never seen one!
That's what I was told as we trekked about the Daintree.
The bird can disembowel you quite easily... ya.. a bird... go figure.

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I'm actually already thinking ahead here people ... at some stage in the future I'd fancy a 'sunny sixteen no meter competition!'

Even the guys/gals with DSLR's could join in ... they do have manual settings don't they? ... somewhere in between 'medium' and 'well done!'
Actually I believe most DSLR's have built in meters that work even in manual. For what your proposing you would have to exclude any camera with a built in meter unless it can be rendered useless by removing the battery. So older film slrs could possibly be used but aperture priority cameras would be out as would most of the fixed lens cameras.

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If a number of people could reach some semblance of a consensus on a dirt cheap, easily available camera or camera/lens combo, it would be fun to do a challenge where everyone used the same camera, same lens, and same film.
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OK, I think I have it narrowed down. M8 (M5 still an outside chance) with a Jupiter 9 (85mm/f2) or an Angenieux 135/3.5. I want to shoot something a little different, one of these combos should fit the bill.

I have never shot this Jupiter 9 so I think it might be kinda fun.

Off we go, this should be interesting!

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I hope you all enjoy this Challenge and I'm curios about your Photos :-)

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M3 with collapsible summicron.

(I thought seriously about using the speed graphic... but I just dont have the energy... )
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I'm still unsure which equipment to use (slow speeds are awry on my KonicaS2), I'll sort it out tonight.
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