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New 72 hour challenge: Street Photography (with a little catch)

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by Chrisnmn, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    I want to thank once again to @Bhupinder for picking me up as the winner for the past challenge. But i think i want to get something "faster" than golden hour landscapes...

    this time i propose "Street Photography" with a little catch.

    I was thinking that with all the latest topics in m43land about all the new and upcoming lenses, theres bunch of us talking about AF speed vs sharpness vs what-not.

    so heres the catch: I was thinking that maybe this should be Street Photography only with your "slowest" AF lens you have in your arsenal?. Why this?. Cause i think it would be great for a bunch of us to remind that our "snail slow" lens deep down in our bag is still the "fastest" lens we bought a couple of months/years ago. Considering also that all of this is thousand times faster from what the "masters" of Street Photography / Photo Journalists had 20 or 30 years ago. I also think this will make us think more in the content and composition of our shots.

    Also remember that street photography is not necessarily "portraits of people" theres a lot more than just people in the streets. so lets bring it on guys... lets have fun!.

    heres some of mine both shot with the good ol' P20



    The rules are as follows/

    As the title suggests, each challenge lasts for 72-Hours. Everyone gets to submit 2 photos in line with the chosen theme. The winner of the previous challenge gets to choose the new theme (topics can be anything under the sun) and serves as the judge for his/her 72-hour challenge.

    For obvious purposes, the judge is disqualified from participating in his/her own 72-hour challenge. Instead, he/she should post up to 2 photos as examples to start out the challenge. Should the winner not be able to commit to being the next judge, the responsibility is passed on to the runner-up.

    At the end of the 72-hours (we don't have to be strict about 72-hours, especially with time differences depending on where you are on the globe), the judge will name a golden ribbon winner, a runner-up, and 1 honorable mention. As we all know, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. We may not all agree with the chosen winners; the judge is encouraged (but not required) to state what criteria he used to decide on a winner.

    To make sure we don't break any Mu43 rules/regulations, by participating in this thread you are allowing the judge to repost your image for the sole purpose of announcing the winners for "Your Best Shot: Street Photography challenge."
    And finally I am not allowed to post pics for the purpose of participation in contest but I am going to post two pics as an examples .
    So here we go .
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  2. wreckless

    wreckless Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 15, 2011
    slowest as in slowest to focus (automatically), or slowest as in minimum aperture? I'm assuming the former in which case may I make an argument for including manual focus (GASP!) legacy lenses? If not, looks like I'll be shooting that good 'ol p20 myself.

    congrats on the win, btw.
  3. atomic

    atomic Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 3, 2011
    Count me in as one that would like to include manual focus. Heck, if it were my challenge I might make it MF only. ;) 
  4. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    This is awesome, my slowest af lens is also my go to street lens the 20mm:love:

    DMC-GX1    ---    20mm    f/1.7    1/400s    ISO 160

    Street portrait by Kelly Gibbons, on Flickr
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  5. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Im glad u guys like the idea. And yes! Manual focus lenses are more than welcome!!!!!! I forgot to say that. I dont own personally mf lenses on my m43 gear only some film compacts so in order to be consequent with my topic i mentioned the p20 which in my case is my slowest AF lens!

    Bring it on guys! I know y'all have the talent and the equipment!!!
  6. LeoS

    LeoS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 6, 2012
    There were a few things that surprised me as i was taking this pic...

    1. That this thing happened just a few steps in front of me as i was waiting to cross the street.
    2. That absolutely no one else seemed to notice this.
    3. That the Panny 20mm's AF was fast enough for it...
    4. That phone in his hand!

    DMC-GX1    ---    20mm    f/1.7    1/1300s    ISO 160
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  7. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    Shot with the P20.

    DMC-G2    LUMIX G 20/F1.7    20mm    f/1.7    1/800s    ISO 100
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  8. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Hi Chris :smile:
    Thanks for this wonderful idea. The slowest lens I have is Olympus 4/3 14-54 mmII ,which I use with an adaptor on my OMD.Here are my entries .

    Young love...
    E-M5    ---    54mm    f/4.0    1/800s    ISO 320

    NEX Street shooter..
    E-M5    ---    49mm    f/4.5    1/320s    ISO 500
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  9. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    This is easy for me - I use manual focus for the vast majority of my street shooting - zone focus with whatever lens will let me do it because zone focus is actually a lot FASTER than auto-focus and a lot more foolproof too - if set up right it NEVER misses focus. On m43 that means the 12mm now and maybe someday the new 17mm. The other native lenses can be used for zone focus but its a real kludge and pain in the butt to use. Many of my favorite street shots have been taken with non-m43 cameras (since m43 has such limited options for easily setting up zone focus), but I have plenty with the 12mm over the past year or so. I'll go with this one just to show that movement is no impediment. This is one of my favorite New York City shots and one of relatively few I've left in color - done with the EPL3 and the 12mm lens with the manual focus ring engaged:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/6926252658/" title="NYC 4/12/12 by ramboorider1, on Flickr"> 6926252658_53f880c7d0_b. "1024" height="679" alt="NYC 4/12/12"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/7036972317/" title="NYC 4/1/12 by ramboorider1, on Flickr"> View attachment 243211 "1024" height="768" alt="NYC 4/1/12"></a>

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  10. troll

    troll Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 25, 2012
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  11. LeoS

    LeoS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 6, 2012
    My second entry... a shot on a dark Edinburgh evening with the P20.

    DMC-GX1    LUMIX G 20/F1.7    20mm    f/1.7    1/60s    ISO 1250
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  12. PENpal

    PENpal Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Feb 15, 2011
    C'est la station centrale grande...

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  13. wreckless

    wreckless Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 15, 2011
    couple points:

    1) why do people use the internet to preach to people who are already informed of the content of the sermon? There is nothing you have to prove to anyone, or sell anyone. I guess your enthusiasm is a little too "in your face" for me, like a zone focusing zealot. Not that there's anything wrong with that, just kinda intense I guess.

    2)Rule #1 about any competition: Read the rules. (we are allowed two entries a piece) They are in the first post I believe.

    Great shots, btw. I do like how the "LOVE ME" seems like a thought bubble for the cyclist.
  14. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    1 - the challenge discusses using slower AF and MF as though they're challenges to be overcome. IE, these were taken despite this handicap! I think it's worth noting for those who aren't as informed as you are about it that for some of us, using MF is NOT a handicap, but actually a substantial advantage for this type of shooting. If you're familiar, great. If not, this might be useful information.

    2 - missed it - apologies. I'll remove all but two m43 shots.

  15. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Where did all that come from. :confused:  Ray wasn't preaching, just giving background info as to how he took the pictures.

    I'd spit that wasp out if I was you, before it spoils your day any further! :biggrin:
  16. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
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  17. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Both taken with the Panasonic 14-45mm, the slowest and in fact the only :43: lens I had at the time.

    This one with a G1.
    DMC-G1    ---    45mm    f/5.6    1/500s    ISO 200

    This one with an E-PL1.
    E-PL1    ---    35mm    f/5.5    1/125s    ISO 400
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  18. Chill

    Chill New to Mu-43

    Nov 26, 2012
    First post, first contest entry!

    Hi guys, this is my first post and I thought I would share a couple photos from my recent trip in South America while simultaneously entering this contest.

    Both shot with my E-P1 and Olympus 17mm.

    This was in Colombia
    E-P1    ---    17mm    f/2.8    1/200s    ISO 100


    This was in Argentina
    E-P1    ---    17mm    f/2.8    1/250s    ISO 100
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  19. stonetape72

    stonetape72 Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 24, 2012
    2 with the P20...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/75427647@N07/8213764676/" title="PB210022 by S P Collins, on Flickr"> View attachment 243338 "800" height="450" alt="PB210022"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/75427647@N07/8225599418/" title="P9018391 by S P Collins, on Flickr"> View attachment 243339 "800" height="800" alt="P9018391"></a>
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  20. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    The slowest lens I ever really owned was the 75-300/4.8-6.7. It doesn't autofocus as fast on not-so-sunny days...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/yekimrd/7513761398/" title="Puckered by yekimrd, on Flickr"> View attachment 243368 "600" height="800" alt="Puckered"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/yekimrd/7575233022/" title="Studious by yekimrd, on Flickr"> View attachment 243370 "600" height="800" alt="Studious"></a>
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