Anyone up for a 'One Lens Challenge'?


davidstorm

Link Posted 23/01/2016 - 00:09
I think it's about time we had a get together? Thought we could do a 'one lens challenge', i.e. pick a location, spend a day there but we're only allowed to use a single camera and a single lens. Also, it has to be a prime lens, not a zoom.

So, my suggestion for location is 'Sheffield', there are so many places to go in a day, we could do the City Centre, old industrial buildings, Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet and many more potential locations. It would have to be a Saturday or Sunday for me.

How about the weekend of 30/31 January?

Post on here if you are up for it and we'll make the arrangements.

Cheers
David
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davidwozhere

Link Posted 23/01/2016 - 00:12
The following weekend, I'd love to do it but I can't make this one
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davidstorm

Link Posted 23/01/2016 - 00:13
davidwozhere wrote:
The following weekend, I'd love to do it but I can't make this one

OK, so it looks like 6/7 February then. Let's get a decent sized group - any more takers?

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David
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davidstorm

Link Posted 23/01/2016 - 00:17
Just had a thought.........

We could all post our single best image from the day on a thread and get John Riley to judge a winner? Hope that's OK by you John?

I will put up a prize of a prime lens of some sort, I'll have a think but it may be something like a vintage Pentax K50 F1.8 or similar?

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David
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derek897

Link Posted 23/01/2016 - 02:00
Ahh cr@p, all the good stuff happens over there
Great idea by the way.
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gtis

Link Posted 23/01/2016 - 05:40
Hi David
Good idea only one problem for me
Only got two primes 100 mm macro
And a da*300 Sunday's good for me
Neil
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AndrewA

Link Posted 23/01/2016 - 09:05
I'll be there! Neil I have 2 Sigma primes, so you can borrow one for the day
Andrew

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Hullman

Link Posted 23/01/2016 - 10:07
Hi David

Sounds like a cracking idea, if arrangements fall on Sunday 7th then I'd every interested.
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davidstorm

Link Posted 23/01/2016 - 11:19
Sunday 7th February it is then!! Anyone who needs to borrow a lens, no problem, Andrew has already offered and I have some spares too.

I'll have a think about meeting place / time, I'm looking forward to it already!

Cheers
David
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johnriley

Link Posted 23/01/2016 - 12:02
I'll be happy to judge your images. It sounds a great idea for a meeting.
Best regards, John

gtis

Link Posted 23/01/2016 - 14:01
AndrewA wrote:
I'll be there! Neil I have 2 Sigma primes, so you can borrow one for the day

Thanks andrew for the offer of a lens I will take you up on that
I might come by train if we are meeting up the the city
Neil
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AndrewA

Link Posted 23/01/2016 - 14:35
gtis wrote:
AndrewA wrote:
I'll be there! Neil I have 2 Sigma primes, so you can borrow one for the day

Thanks andrew for the offer of a lens I will take you up on that
I might come by train if we are meeting up the the city
Neil

Pleasure mate.
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carmagw

Link Posted 23/01/2016 - 16:16
7th Feb looks good for me, looking forward to it.

Regards

George

davidstorm

Link Posted 26/01/2016 - 23:11
OK everyone, so it is the 7th February in Sheffield for our 'Single Lens, Single Camera' challenge. It looks like we have a decent sized group so it should be a great day. I would suggest we meet in the City Centre at 10:00am, does everyone know where the stainless steel balls are outside the Winter Gardens?

We could go for a bacon buttie to start (suggestions for a decent cafe are welcomed), if anyone would prefer to meet at my house so I can give them a lift into town please let me know via a PM and I will give directions.

Also, is there anyone else out there who wants to come but hasn't replied to the thread? The more the merrier!

As suggested earlier, we will all need to select our single best image from the day and post it on a thread for John Riley to judge. The winner will receive my Pentax K55 F1.8 manual focus standard lens, a classic of its day and in excellent condition. Rules are one camera only, and one PRIME lens only (not a zoom), anything else goes!

Look forward to seeing you all there on the day, we will come up with some interesting challenges and locations for us to shoot!

Regards
David
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davidstorm

Link Posted 27/01/2016 - 20:23
AndrewA has suggested we meet at Sheffield Railway Station (great idea Drew), so that is where we will meet!

10:00am on Sunday 7th February, look forward to seeing everyone who will be coming. We have some locations in mind, we will let you know on the day where they are!

Cheers
David
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