World Microfourthirds Day -3rd April and free Sigma 60mm 2.8

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Bhupinder2002, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dear friends,
    A few years we thought of celebrating 3rd April as MFT day but it never really kicked off well . We shall celebrate this year with more enthusiam and post your best MFT shots . I have a spare Sigma 60mm 2.8 and I am happy to give away that lens as a prize for the best shot . So ,let some ideas trickle in . I am interested in publishing a photobook for best MFT shots from that day and some shots from shooters on this forum.
    Cheers
     
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  2. ohaya

    ohaya Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 1, 2016
    I'm new to MFT and mirrorless, but I love shooting sunsets and got this shot the other evening with my new/used E-PL2:

    mDOI3Ta7z9LnHkDeSk3xgypjERQRaVRsjFczv_iMutpkO8-Pedc1mVoC0jkg?width=1024&height=768&cropmode=none.

    It's probably pretty mundane, but then notice the upper-right corner.... At first, I actually thought it was a piece of dirt that got on the print I had of this pic, but then I took out a magnifying glass, and saw that it is a jet airliner (sillouetted), and it looks pretty clear under the magnifying glass. Kind of amazing :), but I'm really impressed by MFT now!
     
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  3. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    No one is interested it seems
     
  4. SVQuant

    SVQuant Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 20, 2015
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    Sameer
    I think it is a cool idea. And very sporting of you to offer a prize.

    Are you looking for shots taken on that date only or just the best m43 shot? I only got into m43 last July :)
     
  5. DoofClenas

    DoofClenas Who needs a Mirror!

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    Nov 9, 2012
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    Clint
    I like the idea...it even coincides with my kids spring break (last day of it) so I should even have time to go shooting. I say you make the call on the subject, or just make it open and pick your favorite.
     
  6. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    I missed this somehow. I'll go hunting tomorrow.
     
  7. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Thanks for the reply guys :)
    I think best would be to go on same day and shoot and we can choose the winner . I am also very keen on publishing a book of best shots from this forum. I will ask Amin for some more ideas .
    Cheers
     
  8. acnomad

    acnomad Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 5, 2016
    Andy
    Shoot on April 3rd and then post by what date?
     
  9. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    贾一川
    How about starting now and ending a week after 3rd Apr. which should be enough time; also should we have categories? As I don't think this should be just another PP challenage sort of thing, we ought to (at least pretend to) do it more professionally as we have a prize now.:bump:
     
  10. Repp

    Repp Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 27, 2011
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    I've always thought it prophetic that m43 day was on my birthday...
     
  11. jimr.pdx

    jimr.pdx Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jim R
    I'm a processing minimalist anyway, so hopefully it will be a good-light day to compensate for the lack of major PP.
    Very kind of you to offer that sigma 60, I have seen & heard good things of it! :bravo-009:
     
  12. Petrochemist

    Petrochemist Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 21, 2013
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    Mike
    Isn't it a bit premature to assume that?
    I only saw the thread today, and given it says in the title April 3rd - I assumed it was a case of ONLY pictures taken that day & uploaded within a couple of days - which has been the case for similar events I've contributed too elsewhere...

    I can't guarantee I'll take anything worth uploading but I'm fairly sure I'll be out with my cameras :)
     
  13. StefanKruse

    StefanKruse Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 28, 2015
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    Stefan
    Great Idea - but I also only saw this and nice to actualy offer a lens for price.

    I dont know if I will have anything worth uploading but I will try.
     
  14. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 23, 2015
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    Damiano Visocnik
    I have the Sigma 60mm f2.8 but my girlfriend wants to pinch it. :rolleyes:

    So, what exactly are the "rules" to this contest: only images taken with a M43 on the 03APR? Uploaded/linked till the 07APR?
    If that is the case I will play along.

    In the unlikely case I win, I am willing to pay for shipping of that lens to Downunder (Australia).
    And BTW, here that World M43 day would be on the 04MAR (... that's how we write our date ;))
     
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  15. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    World M43 day came and went (here in Australia) and I made sure I went out and took some images.
    I concentrated on the use of adapted lenses, something I love.
    I have several to process still but this one stood out.

    25597885534_6163f1ec79_b. Zorro on fire_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr

    Taken with this lens that was transplanted from a pocket 110-film camera (Canon 110ED 26mm f2.0)
    I used PVC electrical fitting :eek-31: to create a helicoid

    26136472241_67ba6d7c8e_z. DV030004 by gnarlydog, on Flickr

    more (sharper ;) ) images to come
     
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  16. jimr.pdx

    jimr.pdx Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jim R
    Where do the photos go? This thread?
    Or just a link.. :eek:
     
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  17. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 23, 2015
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    Damiano Visocnik
    no, no, no link, please
    I loathe Picasa and external links. And I think we should drive traffic to this site?
     
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  18. jimr.pdx

    jimr.pdx Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jim R
    Good enough - I will post a few here soon. I can guarantee no spare time for post-proc any time soon, so they will likely come as originals or with cropping.

    BTW thanks for the generous offer of the Sigma 60! :)
    Perhaps it could be offered up again by the winner.. but we'll see about that next year :p
     
  19. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    No, it would take off down here. ;)
    It needs to be the 4th March! :p
     
  20. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 23, 2015
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    Damiano Visocnik
    another one from 03APR
    this one with a more "conventional" lens: an adapted Pentax-110 50mm f2.8 on a E-M1

    26202470476_bee96f756e_h. Pentax-110 50mm f2.8 by gnarlydog, on Flickr
     
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