emccrory

emccrory

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Joined on Oct 5, 2011

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On An Unpretentious Holiday challenge (4 comments in total)
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onlooker: > However (IMHO), The Winter Solstice itself is not a "holiday".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_solstice

It is my opinion only. Your submissions on any holiday of the season are welcome.

The wiki page is a really nice collection of the holidays of the season. Thanks for pointing this out! I would be thrilled if many/most/all of these holidays were subjects in this challenge.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2011 at 16:24 UTC
On An Unpretentious Holiday challenge (4 comments in total)
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Mulberry: " please consider giving a higher vote to the photographs that are shot with less expensive equipment."

Given that during voting the equipment used is hidden, then this is not going to be an easy rule to comply with!

I understand, and hiding the equipment during voting is a good thing about the DPReview challenges!

I do NOT expect you to do this, but it is possible to download the full-res picture and look at the EXIF data. For the folks who choose to do this, they can add this to their voting criteria.

Please read the description of the Series "Unpretentious" for my perspective here.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2011 at 16:20 UTC
On Cheap, but effective: Your Consumer Kit Lens challenge (19 comments in total)
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RaptorUK: Taken from the Description above . . . " I define "Kit Lens" as your manufacturer's lowest-price, consumer quality zoom lens that includes the "normal" focal length (50mm for full-frame; approx 30mm for APC-C, 25 mm for 4/3's, etc.)."

So each make of camera will have only 1 lens that can be used . . . by your definition, the lowest priced zoom that the manufacturer offers that includes 30/50mm . . . why don't you just provided the list of lenses that you are willing to accept ?

It is an interesting idea, and maybe what one must do in a challenge like this. But I did not want to exclude a perfectly appropriate lens just because I did not research deeply enough and find that rare camera's kit lens.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2011 at 16:50 UTC
On Cheap, but effective: Your Consumer Kit Lens challenge (19 comments in total)

I am interpreting the rules to say that you have to have used the cheapest kit lens in the family (or the cheapest third-party kit lens) that contains the "normal" focal length. The Nikkor 18-105 does not qualify, nor does any 18-135mm (or longer) zoom.

Of course, the 55-250mm class "kit" zooms don't qualify because they don't include the "normal" focal length.

The only lenses that qualify seem to be the 18-55mm zooms for APC, and the 14-42mm (or 14-45mm) zooms for 4/3's. Someone suggested to me that I call the challenge the "18-55mm kit zoom challenge"--that would have been clearer in some ways, but it would have implied an exclusion for the 4/3's folks.

Yes, I screwed up the Nikkor "D" thing. I have been educated on this now. :-)

Man, I have learned a lot from hosting this challenge! I intend to make a new challenge in January that includes a wider range of "kit" lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2011 at 16:46 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On Staring Contest in the Cheap, but effective: Your Consumer Kit Lens challenge (1 comment in total)

AndrePooh: The lens selection is the Pentax 18-55.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2011 at 17:27 UTC as 1st comment
On Field in the Nifty Fifty challenge (2 comments in total)

But the EXIF data say it is a 35mm lens? Please explain.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2011 at 21:50 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Challenge of Challenges 2011 challenge (43 comments in total)
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amicus70: Such amazing pictures. 5 stars are not adequate to make a properly voting.

I agree!

I remember a stupid graduate assistant who insisted on adjusting all his grades so that there would be 1 F, 1 A, a few B's, a few D's and a bunch of C's. We didn't like that. And that doesn't work here, either. Sometimes, everyone CAN be above average!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2011 at 21:03 UTC
On Challenge of Challenges 2011 challenge (43 comments in total)

Absolutely amazing!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2011 at 21:43 UTC as 23rd comment
On Birthday Cake in the Nifty Fifty challenge (2 comments in total)

It looks like the MSRP is $499.95 (based on http://www.jr.com/nikon/pe/NKN_AFS50MM1_dot_4/), which makes it OK.

I'm sorry you feel like this limitation is stupid--you certainly don't have to enter or vote. Please read the description of the series for my justification/background for these rules.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2011 at 18:13 UTC as 1st comment
On DATES in the Oldie, but goodie -- images taken with an old lens challenge (1 comment in total)

What is the lens?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2011 at 19:22 UTC as 1st comment
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