Single In Single in January 2021: It's on!

Heck, I need more incentives to go out and shoot. Count me in please. I'll be participating with the Sony A7Rm4 and Zeiss Loxia 2/50. Some vague GAS is playing up every now and then: should I exchange the Loxia 2/50 for a Voigtländer Lanthar 2/50? I certainly won't limit myself to the 50mm lens for shooting besides this challenge, I keep returning to the Loxia 2/35, it turns out that that is my default lens.
 
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Switzerland
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Matt
What the heck, throwing my hat into the ring!

Lets do the Fuji XT3 and 16-80/4 WR!
Great to have you with us - though now we have two Andrews, and they're both Andrew "L"s, too ... :)

I guess we'll just have to be specific and/or use forum nicks to be precise when commenting - no big deal, just a quirky observation, as is my wont ...

Heck, I need more incentives to go out and shoot. Count me in please. I'll be participating with the Sony A7Rm4 and Zeiss Loxia 2/50. Some vague GAS is playing up every now and then: should I exchange the Loxia 2/50 for a Voigtländer Lanthar 2/50? I certainly won't limit myself to the 50mm lens for shooting besides this challenge, I keep returning to the Loxia 2/35, it turns out that that is my default lens.
I'm contemplating the new M mount version of the APO Lanthar myself - for someone who feels underwhelmed by the Summicron-M after shooting with the Nikon Z 50mm f/1.8 (a lens that also ousted the Sony Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 as my "best" current normal), I think the APO Lanthar might put things "right" again ... It doesn't help that I've read Phillip Reeves review of the lens ...

Put me down for Nikon df with Nikkor 50mm f1.4
Will that be the D, the G or a manual version? Just curious ...

It's coming along nicely, folks - we'll certainly be quite an interesting crew; very worthwhile setups already, too :2thumbs:

M.
 
Location
Switzerland
Real Name
Matt
@marlof, @Hanneke Great to have you with us!

On a different note, it seems we'll see really rather a lot of the Panasonic 15mm f/1.7 ... which makes me question my choice. I actually do have a crazy second option to explore: the Laowa 7.5mm f/2. As it's the camera and not the lens I'm intending to challenge, this might actually up the ante considerably and make things a lot more interesting ...

I'll allow myself a second camera every day anyway since I'll keep the "Day to Day" challenge going, so the Laowa is not as hazardous a choice as it may seem. I'll decide tomorrow.

M.
 

grebeman

Old Codgers Group
Once again I’ve left it until very late in the day to make my decision about participating. I wasn’t going to take part for three reasons, 1. It’s in January again! 2. My health isn’t good, I need an operation, fat chance of that in the UK for some considerable time and I get about 4.5 hours sleep a night if I’m lucky and 3. Covid, I’m not happy about roaming very far for the not essential purpose of taking photographs.

Recently I’ve been posting images from my days using 35mm and 120 size film and, despite the often low image quality I’ve been happy with the results, not just because of a trip down memory lane but I can see some unexplained difference between digital and film with film somehow winning out aesthetically. At the same time I’ve been very taken with the images of photographers like Bert Hardy, Thurston Hopkins, Edith Tudor-Hart, Wolfgang Suschitzky, Bill Brandt and Kurt Hutton. Most of them were at their peak in the 1940’s and 1950’s with compelling images often centring on social issues of the day such as poverty and the disparity between rich and poor. Their images are gritty with limited image quality but huge subject appeal. (Note that I'm not comparing myself with any of those greats!)

For me my own local parish is probably photographed out so it will mean trips to either Kingsbridge or Salcombe which will at least get me out of the house. I’m hoping to show the less touristy side of those two towns and attempt something along darker and grittier lines, I might fail spectacularly.

Whilst I’d like to be using film there’s no chance of doing that so I’ll have to choose a digital camera. I’m not particularly interested in the gear if truth be told, for me it’s the image. I go along with Bert Hardy’s idea that the photographer and not the camera makes the image, after all one of his most famous images was taken with a Box Brownie and a home made improvised viewfinder, however some choice has to be made, so I’ll start off with a Leica D-Lux Typ 109, the limited zoom will give me some choice over a prime lens and for me it benefits from having an aperture ring I can control manually.

See you on the other side for a journey I might find a little rough and not finish, or change tack or gear part way through.

Barrie

PS I’m sure I’ve lost my reason after many lonely months in my isolated cottage.
 
Location
Switzerland
Real Name
Matt
Once again I’ve left it until very late in the day to make my decision about participating. I wasn’t going to take part for three reasons, 1. It’s in January again! 2. My health isn’t good, I need an operation, fat chance of that in the UK for some considerable time and I get about 4.5 hours sleep a night if I’m lucky and 3. Covid, I’m not happy about roaming very far for the not essential purpose of taking photographs.

Recently I’ve been posting images from my days using 35mm and 120 size film and, despite the often low image quality I’ve been happy with the results, not just because of a trip down memory lane but I can see some unexplained difference between digital and film with film somehow winning out aesthetically. At the same time I’ve been very taken with the images of photographers like Bert Hardy, Thurston Hopkins, Edith Tudor-Hart, Wolfgang Suschitzky, Bill Brandt and Kurt Hutton. Most of them were at their peak in the 1940’s and 1950’s with compelling images often centring on social issues of the day such as poverty and the disparity between rich and poor. Their images are gritty with limited image quality but huge subject appeal. (Note that I'm not comparing myself with any of those greats!)

For me my own local parish is probably photographed out so it will mean trips to either Kingsbridge or Salcombe which will at least get me out of the house. I’m hoping to show the less touristy side of those two towns and attempt something along darker and grittier lines, I might fail spectacularly.

Whilst I’d like to be using film there’s no chance of doing that so I’ll have to choose a digital camera. I’m not particularly interested in the gear if truth be told, for me it’s the image. I go along with Bert Hardy’s idea that the photographer and not the camera makes the image, after all one of his most famous images was taken with a Box Brownie and a home made improvised viewfinder, however some choice has to be made, so I’ll start off with a Leica D-Lux Typ 109, the limited zoom will give me some choice over a prime lens and for me it benefits from having an aperture ring I can control manually.

See you on the other side for a journey I might find a little rough and not finish, or change tack or gear part way through.

Barrie

PS I’m sure I’ve lost my reason after many lonely months in my isolated cottage.
Great to have you with us, Barrie - and just as a thought: Maybe you can carry the odd film camera (I'm certainly planning to do that) from time to time, so you can still enjoy the process and the results. I've just stocked up on film and chemicals - should (finally!) be fun.

I've just decided: I *will* use the Laowa 7.5mm f/2 - it'll be challenging, but I think the lens is worthy of more attention (at least by me).

M.
 

grebeman

Old Codgers Group
Great to have you with us, Barrie - and just as a thought: Maybe you can carry the odd film camera (I'm certainly planning to do that) from time to time, so you can still enjoy the process and the results. I've just stocked up on film and chemicals - should (finally!) be fun.

I've just decided: I *will* use the Laowa 7.5mm f/2 - it'll be challenging, but I think the lens is worthy of more attention (at least by me).

M.
Hi Matt, I've yet to stock up on film or chemicals, that's something planned for the New Year, and I'm no longer sure where my developing tank is, the search is on.

Barrie
 
Location
Switzerland
Real Name
Matt
Hi Matt, I've yet to stock up on film or chemicals, that's something planned for the New Year, and I'm no longer sure where my developing tank is, the search is on.

Barrie
Hey, Barrie, if push comes to shove (i.e. you can't find the darned thing), just drop me a message, I'll send you one of mine (no charge whatsoever!). The small one (I have two Patersons) is currently being superseded by the Ars-Imago Lab-Box as it is!

M.
 
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agentlossing

All-Pro
Location
S. Oregon Coast (the Northernmost-Cal of them All)
Real Name
Andrew Lossing
Alright, I'm settled (last minute, or almost, on the 31st). I'll shoot the KP, color JPEGs, with the 35mm f2.4 "plastic fantastic" but I'll also make it interesting, thus: I'd like to shoot a film Single In challenge, but I don't have the time or dedication (or budget) to do film daily, so on the weekends, either one day or both days, I'll shoot (or finish) and develop a roll of B&W film and post, either as an addition to my regular digital photo, or a replacement for that, whichever is acceptable to the wise overseers of the project. :)
 

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