A "noble" try ... but, not the first ... or the last
Look ... I was concerned with the SONY DSLR group turning out some concerted effort ... to make use of their investment. It was a "focused" contest, providing insight to something other than the usual candid shots.
There was really no failure in the effort, as we all would have a chance to offer critique and ideas on improvements, if any, as we all saw them, to provide a lesson in photography, group style. It seemed to work in class, when I was taking courses, but obviously the priize was the grade, not a physical item.
In reality, the "end vote" was really just to provide an idea of what the majority felt was the best overall idea and depiction. The winner would get another lens to work with for the holiday season. I cannot do more than I have, without being true to the purpose. I know there are enough people on this forum to support and work the idea ... and the shame of it is that they have decided to not put forth the effort to participate. I even went to another board to try and get them to migrate over and join in on the fun. Not too much play with that idea, from what I have seen.
I would still hope that everyone who actually did vote might put up their ideas, regardless. I always found taking the challenge the real reward, winning anything is just "gravy" in pursuit of my hobby. It gets those creative juices flowing. :D
BTW: I humorously considered offering up the "kit lens", but I wouldn't wish that P.O.S. on anyone. :p
If you care about your images ...
Originally Posted by ShaunZ
I apologize for not being more definite, but YES ... I did mean the SONY DT 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6, which, from the very first day ... was a disaster on my camera ...waiting to happen, with nearly every shot.
As "dr4gon" suggested, please take the time to look at this discussion thread (<- click here) and, hopefully, you can see kind of where this is all coming from.
Thank you for asking, though.