Weekly #253 - Nifty Fifty Discussion


johnriley

Link Posted 14/05/2012 - 22:19
Just a slight clarification please Judge - if you are allowing a variation of 40-60mm does this mean you are including the 40mm and 43mm lenses in the "Nifty Fifty" bracket?
Best regards, John

geordie01

Link Posted 15/05/2012 - 06:51
I would have thought 50mm is 50mm most zooms have a focal length scale on them

nipper

Link Posted 15/05/2012 - 11:16
johnriley wrote:
Just a slight clarification please Judge - if you are allowing a variation of 40-60mm does this mean you are including the 40mm and 43mm lenses in the "Nifty Fifty" bracket?

Yes John anything between 40-60

gartmore

Link Posted 15/05/2012 - 14:39
I'm really trying not to be picky (again)but surely the term 'nifty fifty' refers to 50mm prime lenses? You particularly mentioned you had just bought one; so is it 'standard primes' or anything at 50mm?
Ken
“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson -

nipper

Link Posted 15/05/2012 - 14:45
My original intention was 50mm primes , but then i got asked to expand it , so its anything at 40mm to 60mm if that makes sense ? , i;m getting confused lol

johnriley

Link Posted 15/05/2012 - 15:24
I've just posted an image using the 43mm Limited. The range is also broad enough to cover the 40mm Limited. So I suppose the term "nifty fifty" is being used in the broader sense of "fast standard prime".

Broadening that to any lens set to 50mm-ish does bring in those who only have zooms, so no-one should be excluded.

I think that's what nipper was saying, if I've understood the intent.
Best regards, John

gartmore

Link Posted 15/05/2012 - 16:38
Good!
Ken
“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson -

nipper

Link Posted 16/05/2012 - 01:38
johnriley wrote:
I've just posted an image using the 43mm Limited. The range is also broad enough to cover the 40mm Limited. So I suppose the term "nifty fifty" is being used in the broader sense of "fast standard prime".

Broadening that to any lens set to 50mm-ish does bring in those who only have zooms, so no-one should be excluded.

I think that's what nipper was saying, if I've understood the intent.

you got it John cheers

johnriley

Link Posted 16/05/2012 - 14:35
Just to remind everyone that the actual Competition comments area is traditionally kept clear of comments until the judge has posted the results.

I've removed the comments that were starting to gather there - this is the thread for discussion.
Best regards, John

Frogfish

Link Posted 18/05/2012 - 18:57
Nipper - I've added a shot to the entries that I'm not sure complies with the rules - however since there is nothing in the Weekly Competition Rules and Guidance thread to clarify then I'll let you decide if it's a valid entry or not ! There is nothing to say when a shot had to be taken to be valid for entry - the one posted was taken on 29th April with a Cosina 55/1.2.

Thanks !
Kevin.
http://frogfish.smugmug.com/ Pentax. Pentax DA*300/4, Cosina 55/1.2, Lens Baby Composer Pro & Edge 80, AFA x1.7, Metz 50 af1.
Nikon. D800. D600. Sigma 500/4.5, Nikon 300/2.8 VRII, Sigma 120-300/2.8, Zeiss Distagon ZF2 21/2.8, Zeiss Distagon ZF2 35/2.0, Sigma 50/1.4, Nikkor 85/1.8, Nikon TC20EIII, Nikon TC14EII, Kenko x1.4, Sigma 2.0

gartmore

Link Posted 18/05/2012 - 19:40
Weekly competition pictures can have been taken at any time.
Ken
“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson -

Frogfish

Link Posted 19/05/2012 - 16:42
Cheers Ken.
http://frogfish.smugmug.com/ Pentax. Pentax DA*300/4, Cosina 55/1.2, Lens Baby Composer Pro & Edge 80, AFA x1.7, Metz 50 af1.
Nikon. D800. D600. Sigma 500/4.5, Nikon 300/2.8 VRII, Sigma 120-300/2.8, Zeiss Distagon ZF2 21/2.8, Zeiss Distagon ZF2 35/2.0, Sigma 50/1.4, Nikkor 85/1.8, Nikon TC20EIII, Nikon TC14EII, Kenko x1.4, Sigma 2.0

geordie01

Link Posted 22/05/2012 - 08:02
Are we going to get a theme for this weeks competition as time is cracking on ?

johnriley

Link Posted 22/05/2012 - 08:21
We'll give the new judge a nudge if nothing happens this by afternoon.
Best regards, John

gartmore

Link Posted 22/05/2012 - 09:10
He's in India so we have to allow for time differences
Ken
“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson -
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