Challenge in April: Who's in?

kyteflyer

~@¿@~
Jan 31, 2011
Newcastle, Australia
Sue
I will be in this time, but most photos will have to be in and around the house, due to personal restrictions and common sense. Gear... not sure yet. Something that lets me do good macros. K5 + DA35mm Ltd perhaps, maybe. Although... I want to be able to catch the odd bird, too, so maybe the Panasonic FZ1000. Ill have to decide at the last minute.
 

agentlossing

Top Veteran
For me it’s time of the year and light, nothing to cheer up with. Hard light, no colours in nature and dust, dust, dust

Nothing to do with the Thing-Which-Must-Not-Be-Named...
Yeah, I was thinking that times have a distinctly documentarian nature about them that hasn't been quite so strong in recent past. B&W seems more fitting than color for that.
 

MiguelATF

Hall of Famer
Aug 27, 2013
Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
Miguel Tejada-Flores
For the record, again: yes. I'm in.

And in these definitely strange times, I can't help thinking about the language we use: saying one is "in", is another way of including oneself - or being included. Or, metaphorically - of 'belonging'. Which, with everyone talking about quarantines and isolation and social distancing, makes me wonder.....what it could mean, to belong somewhere.

The Scottish author George McDonald addresses the question in a rather cool and philosophical way in a 19th Century novel:
“Oblige me by telling me where I am."
"That is impossible. You know nothing about whereness. The only way to come to know where you are is to begin to make yourself at home.”

Maybe that's what it's all about. And, like I said....I'm in :)
 

MoonMind

Hall of Famer
Dec 29, 2013
Switzerland
Matt
With 2 other Pen F's in the group I think I'll switch to my E-M1.2 for a little variety. With the 56mm it might give me the chance to play with some mono stuff not using the creative dial, something I haven't really done much of.
Cool combo! I had a 75mm turn into one of my favourite lenses in a previous "Single in" - very curious what can be done with an even longer lens (112mm-e). I'm generally more comfortable with tele than with wide-angle. That's one of the reasons I'm going with the GR III (among the others is that I can't seem to make that camera sing - yet, or so I hope).

Looking forward to your shots. And if anyone wants to try to persuade me to go with the E-M5 III and Sigma 60mm f/2.8, just go ahead ... (this is a trick, I'm just trying to chicken out of the GR III predicament ;)).

M.
 

Briar

All-Pro
Oct 27, 2010
Scotland
Karen
I think most of the month long challenges here I have completed with one or another of the GRD/GR range. It’s got to be my favourite camera. I was in Brussels just a few weeks ago and the GR III was all I took. I didn’t feel disadvantaged in any way but then I was overdosed on chocolate, waffles and beer!!
 
Apr 18, 2014
Boston Burbs
David
Cool combo! I had a 75mm turn into one of my favourite lenses in a previous "Single in" - very curious what can be done with an even longer lens (112mm-e). I'm generally more comfortable with tele than with wide-angle. That's one of the reasons I'm going with the GR III (among the others is that I can't seem to make that camera sing - yet, or so I hope).

Looking forward to your shots. And if anyone wants to try to persuade me to go with the E-M5 III and Sigma 60mm f/2.8, just go ahead ... (this is a trick, I'm just trying to chicken out of the GR III predicament ;)).

M.
Can't help you there, I chickened out in July and opt'd FOR the X70 with the 28mm EQ. Easy for me would be the Pen and O17mm/PL25mm/P12-32mm.
 

MoonMind

Hall of Famer
Dec 29, 2013
Switzerland
Matt
I think most of the month long challenges here I have completed with one or another of the GRD/GR range. It’s got to be my favourite camera. I was in Brussels just a few weeks ago and the GR III was all I took. I didn’t feel disadvantaged in any way but then I was overdosed on chocolate, waffles and beer!!
Can't help you there, I chickened out in July and opt'd FOR the X70 with the 28mm EQ. Easy for me would be the Pen and O17mm/PL25mm/P12-32mm.
I know it's kind of ridiculous. But it's a fact that while I loved the original GR, I seem not to "get" the GR III - maybe it's just a bit too sophisticated for me now :p

But we'll see. I'm actually looking forward to this, even if I may fumble the odd shot (or day).

M.
 

Briar

All-Pro
Oct 27, 2010
Scotland
Karen
I know it's kind of ridiculous. But it's a fact that while I loved the original GR, I seem not to "get" the GR III - maybe it's just a bit too sophisticated for me now :p

But we'll see. I'm actually looking forward to this, even if I may fumble the odd shot (or day).

M.
I don’t know u in the real world Matt but u strike me as an over thinker! You need to free up that wonderful mind of yours and just have fun with it.
 

drd1135

Zen Snapshooter
Jul 13, 2011
Lexington, VA
Steve
I'm sure the X100v will hold it's own.
I'm sure. However, I did a Singles in July challenge with the X70 and it worked just fine. I'd love an x70 style camera with a longer FL lens. I know they can make these small since 40 mm is a favorite for many pancakes FF lenses. The small size of the X70 makes it pocket-able unless you wear skinny jeans. I suspect the latter condition is not a huge problem on this forum. :whistling:
 
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MoonMind

Hall of Famer
Dec 29, 2013
Switzerland
Matt
I don’t know u in the real world Matt but u strike me as an over thinker! You need to free up that wonderful mind of yours and just have fun with it.
Guilty as charged. Will do.

And if I ever hit Edinburgh again (which I will do once all this is over), I'll let you know, so you can judge for yourself should you want to. I'll haunt the Vaults in Leith first, and after that, I'm free ;)

M.
 
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Briar

All-Pro
Oct 27, 2010
Scotland
Karen
Guilty as charged. Will do.

And if I ever hit Edinburgh again (which I will do once all this is over), I'll let you know, so you can judge for yourself should you want to. I'll haunt the Vaults in Leigh first, and after that, I'm free ;)

M.
You know I had to google to see what the Vaults were in Leith! Clearly I‘d be no good as a tour guide but after a trip to the Vaults you’d be too merry to care!:drinks:
 

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