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View Poll Results: I will participate in the "SONY DSLR Christmas Still" Contest

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  1. #1
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    a NEW vote ... Christmas Still

    SONY photogs ... we are going to rethink this friendly competition? Obviously there was NOT enough interest in participation ... although, I want to thank those who did plan to participate and voted.

    To "beef up" the interest, I am changing the prize a little and offering a

    1995 TAMRON AF 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6 Promaster lens, instead of the 70-300.

    This was one of the first true utility lenses and it offers tremendous focal length options over the "kit lens"

    Limitations of the lens "M.F.D." = 6.9 feet ... so back up. There is a "close-up" filter that you can place on the lens and I will include it that reduces the M.F.D. to around 4 feet, you just lose iunfinity focus while it is mounted on the lens.

    So, again, here's the idea ... so vote on it.
    • Design a nice. seasonal indoor theme image (preferably tabletop) incorporating ideas based on traditional "Christmas"
    • You have to shoot it yourself with EXIF date stamp, for posting. No earlier stuff. It should be from Nov-10-2008 thru Dec-15-2008
    • Frame and Shoot this image from two different aspects, with your name somewhere in the image, thereby proving it is your design.
    • Post your two shots no later than 12/15/2008
    • At least ten (10) "SONY DSLR camera" participants (a 'YES' vote means you are participating) to get this show on the road. The voting is open until 11/20/2008


    We all vote (voters must be a SONY DSLR camera owner in order to count) and pick the best one. The winner gets the lens.

    Merry Christmas!

    If there are not 10 'YES' votes ... by 11/21/2008 ... there will be no contest.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 11-15-2008 at 11:05 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  2. #2
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    Thumbs up What it looks like ...

    Here is the TAMRON AF 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6 Promaster lens mounted on the A700:

    Name:  T28-200-lens-mounted.jpg
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    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  3. #3
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    Hey Don, great idea. I'll be keen if it takes off

    Cheers
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    Sony Alpha 200
    Minolta AF 50mm f1.7
    Tokina AF 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Sony DT 18-70mm f3.5-5.6
    Minolta AF 70-210mm f4

  4. #4
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    again i will have no clue what the hell im doing but im in

  5. #5
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    I sure hope this one makes it off the ground. I don't see why people wouldn't want to participate. Should be fun and a great way to pick up some gear.
    Jason Hamilton
    Selective Frame

    EOS 5D - Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 35 f/2, EF 50mm f/1.8 Mk II, EF 70-210 f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro, Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 (with EOS adapter), 430EX, Canon S90
    Nikon FE - Nikkor 35mm f/2 AI'd, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI, Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 AI, F to EF adapter, 2xVivitar 285, other lighting stuff
    Mamiya C220 - 80mm f/2.8

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  6. #6
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    Man oh man ... this is looking grim. I thought "CaliGal" and "SONYNUT" would at least participate.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  7. #7
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    I'll give it a "go" Don.

  8. #8
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    What Minota lens?
    A.J.

    Hey this looks dangerous.......You go first!

    If at first you don't succeed, Skydiving is not for you!

  9. #9
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    Exclamation C'mon voters and participants!

    Okay ... one more day ... we have 9 "YES" votes ... we need at least one (1) more for the contest to even take place.

    Come on ... you can submit for free ... no charge and win a lens to use or dispose of as you wish. To me, this is a no brainer ... show your stuff!

    LOL ... this is too much. I'm just trying to get people to use what they spent >$500 to invest in. High Crimes!

    Anyway, while you are deciding ... here's an HDR to snack on!

    Name:  Gingerbread-house-fill_HDR2.jpg
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    Taken with α700 & Minolta AF 24mm f/2.8 lens
    Last edited by DonSchap; 11-19-2008 at 11:57 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  10. #10
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    Unhappy Sad response, overall ...

    Again ... only 9 votes.

    I give up. There will be no third try.

    Thank you, those that did try, at least.

    2nd HDR shot (example):

    Name:  Gingerbread-w-modeling-light_HDR2.jpg
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    Taken with α700 & Minolta AF 24mm f/2.8 lens
    Last edited by DonSchap; 11-19-2008 at 11:58 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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