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2009 Carl Zeiss Photo contest and another RFFer has won it!
Old 02-12-2009   #1
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2009 Carl Zeiss Photo contest and another RFFer has won it!

And that RFFer would be me

Not kidding! Really, I did get first prize, just got the email. Doing a little dance here. I can choose a SLR or RF lens. I am thinking wide angle this time. ZM 21 f2.8 or ZM 18 f4

Thank you so much Carl Zeiss.




ps. our good friend Nachkebia won it last time

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Old 02-12-2009   #2
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Congratulations Colin! Would you post the photograph for us to see?
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Way to go, Colin! Definitely show us the picture...
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I really want to show you the picture indeed I do! The thing is they did not tell me which one won the prize!

It was one of these three:







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Old 02-12-2009   #7
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If it’s not the first one then it should be! Well done
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The first picture is stunning; my vote would go to that! The color and the light in that image are perfect. What was the equipment used in that picture?
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The first picture is stunning; my vote would go to that! The color and the light in that image are perfect. What was the equipment used in that picture?

Leica M6 TTL camera, Zeiss 50 f2 Planar ZM lens, Fuji Superia 200 film

I have a feeling it is the first photo too, the others while interesting....well lets just say my money is on the first one. Thanks for the comments though



So what you guys think? Is the ZM 21 2.8 a good choice? (not interested in the 4.5 because aperture is too slow for my style of shooting)
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Damm way to go. I wish I had known about the contest. Oh well. You deserve it buddy. Well done, Colin.
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Old 02-12-2009   #11
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The 21 2.8 is a great lens. You wont be unhappy with it. Congrats!

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Leica M6 TTL camera, Zeiss 50 f2 Planar ZM lens, Fuji Superia 200 film

I have a feeling it is the first photo too, the others while interesting....well lets just say my money is on the first one. Thanks for the comments though



So what you guys think? Is the ZM 21 2.8 a good choice? (not interested in the 4.5 because aperture is too slow for my style of shooting)
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Leica M6 TTL camera, Zeiss 50 f2 Planar ZM lens, Fuji Superia 200 film

I have a feeling it is the first photo too, the others while interesting....well lets just say my money is on the first one. Thanks for the comments though



So what you guys think? Is the ZM 21 2.8 a good choice? (not interested in the 4.5 because aperture is too slow for my style of shooting)
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While I'm at it, what do you scan your negs with? I've noticed a lot of your shots on superia look really really nice but I don't think I've read how you scan/process 'em.
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Your photos have always been excellent, Colin. Congratulations on this hard to get award. I am glad that I got a Contax G1 with three Zeiss lenses in the mail! No clue how ZM and G1/G2 lenses compare though.
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Wow, congrats, Avotius. With those photos, you certainly deserve it.
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Colin,

That's so cool! I like the first picture a lot, but my favorite is the second. Was that old man a photographer selling his work?
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Way to go!!!!
I'm guessing the second photo won because it looks like the most likely to be published in a calendar or Zeiss promo material.
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Congrats!

The first one has a great atmosphere... and is my fav.
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I'm not surprised and fully agree with their decision. Congrats!
I'm torn between #1 and #2.
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Old 02-12-2009   #19
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Congrats!!! I like the first and second photos and not to leave out the third...it would stand out more if not viewed with the first two...color vs b&w...
Question on the first photo...How long did you have to wait for this scene to come across your View??? Or did you just walk into it???
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Great news, well done Colin!!
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Congratulations Colin!

I'm so jealous! Not of your award of course but of that certain quality of the colors in your shots. They're great!

I agree, it should to be the 1st one but I really, really like the second one.

I suck at color and there is no way I could get those kind of colors out of Superia. Maybe it's the ZM lenses and/or my scanning skills.... Oh well, I'll stick to b&w

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Congrats on the win!!

All three are nice. I like #1 for the same reasons others have stated. However, I agree with #2 as the winner. #3 has too much OOF area. #1, while it has a great mood, has too much dark area. #2 is sharp, the old man is interesting and looking directly at the camera, and it has international appeal, or national if this was a China wide contest.

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Congrats!
I guess that the second picture won.
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Congratulations! I'd be hard pressed to pick from those three!
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I'm not surprised...

that you won first prize in the contest. These pictures are all winners, and anyone of them could have won. You do have the skills and a great eye to catalog what you see. Thanks for being on RFF.
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Bravo! That first one is awesome!
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Congratulations Colin, All three photos are excellent but I think the colors and composition of photo 2 out shine the other two. Again Congrats!
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Congrats! I wish I had known about this contest in time, as the subject matter was right up my alley (pardon the pun).
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My vote is for the second picture. I wish I had known about this contest. I would have entered (but likely not won ).
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Well done you! Superb photos by the way! Superia 200 is an underated film too, I've had some good results with it, not as good as yours though!

Again, well done!
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Excellent images and all are worthy of a top three finish. I'm with the majority here and particularly like the first and second shots.

Really well done and congratulations on the win, fully deserved by a quality photographer.

Hope you are suitably chuffed Colin!

Makes me realise I need to keep an eye out for competitions too, free equipment is a great spur
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Bravo ! Though I like #2 best, I think that #1 won !
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Congratulations!!!!!!

Awesome pictures! I`d given you the first price for any one of the three.
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I always been impressed by your photos... glad to see that you have won! Very nice work.
I personally like #2, but I think #1 has lighting and an atmosphere that really draw the viewer in and make it the winner. Looks like a photo that could of easily been exposed incorrectly, but you did a wonderful job.

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Congratulations, well done ! All 3 are great shots, I would also choose #1. Let's us know which one they picked. I 'll check their website....
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Well done Colin, excellent and well deserved.

My favourite is number 2, thogh the pthers are also geat pics.

As for the lens - I'd take a ZM 21 2.8 in a shot (no pun intended)

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