Photographic soft and hardware

Challenge series hosted by Kjeld Olesen. Challenges start on Fridays.
The reoccouring subject here will be the tools themselves that we use for producing images - be that either hardware or software
Finished (6 challenges)
Entries: 21
Winners announced: 26th October, 2012 GMT
Winner: Candles in Notre Dame de Paris
A lens frowned upon due to unsharp corners af f/1.8. Of cause, it is always nice to have sharp corners - you can even blur them in software if you need to. But really, in low light shotting how often do you really need sharp corners wide open? Lets show what the 28/1.8 is capable of in low light situations. Lets show what a bargain this lens really is to all the disbelievers.
Entries: 19
Winners announced: 29th April, 2011 GMT
Winner: Everlasting Joy!
Recreate a photo from the past, and make a composite of the original and recent photo side by side. For inspiration see
Entries: 23
Winners announced: 15th October, 2010 GMT
Winner: A killer portrait
A handy tool for macro in the 1x to 5x magnigication range.
Entries: 76
Winners announced: 12th March, 2010 GMT
Winner: Pelican Dive
Stacking images is a used for manu purposes. Combining deep sky images, star trails, noise reduction, increasing depth of field in macro photography and much more. Show here the potential of stacking images to produce images that would otherwise be impossible to difficult to produce
Entries: 23
Winners announced: 5th March, 2010 GMT
Winner: Lecco 8644
When images has to be really wide and captured in a single capture is when the fish eyes come out of the bag. But sometimes you do not want that fishy perspective and want to remap it into something else. Show aestetic images remapped from fisheye into something else.
1. Gear
Entries: 254
Winners announced: 12th February, 2010 GMT
Winner: Anto Jadoel
Let the gear itself be the subject for aesthetic captures. Any kind of gear as long as it is photographic gear. Challenge those product images from the known manufacturers and produce some truly artful captures letting the gear itself be the subject. Could be product shots or products in action or ...