more cheating and rule breaking in Totally Tele

Started Mar 27, 2014 | Discussions thread
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tko Forum Pro • Posts: 11,300
more cheating and rule breaking in Totally Tele
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In the recent Totally Tele, some of the entrants altered the EXIF (in a pretty stupid way) to make their focal length fit the rules

"This challenge is open to photos taken with a short telephoto lens. This means focal lengths between 75-135mm in full frame equivalent."

This 6th place winner managed to make his zoom lens end up at exactly 135MM. A nice trick.

http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=823226&View=Results&Rows=4

But when you look at the same photo in his gallery, its listed as a 300 MM shot (ha, you don't usually shoot lions at 135MM.)

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/683052189/photos/2872051/lioness-5

At least the #2 runner up didn't hide it. 300MM FL.

The 4th place? 112MM, which is 224MM FF. But at least he was close.

The first thing I vote on is whether the image fits the rules, otherwise, what's the point?

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