SiJ '18: The line-up

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by MoonMind, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. MoonMind

    MoonMind All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    Okay, here's the list of participants of SiJ '18. It'll be updated occasionally.

    I include as much information as I have - for any further insights, check the daily threads.

    @ajramirez@ajramirez - Nikon Df with Zeiss 15mm f/2.8
    @Atom Ant@Atom Ant - Panasonic LX100
    @bilzmale@bilzmale - Ricoh GR
    @Bobby Tingle@Bobby Tingle - Fujifilm X-Pro2 with 50mm f/2
    @Briar@Briar - Panasonic LX100
    @Burkey@Burkey - Fujifilm X-E2 with 35mm f/1.4
    @Covey22@Covey22 - Fuji X-T10 with 56mm f/1.2
    @donlaw@donlaw - Olympus E-P5 with Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 II
    @grebeman@grebeman - Ricoh GRX/A12M with Voigtländer 21mm f/4
    @Hanneke@Hanneke - Fujifilm X-T20 with 35mm f/2
    @Hageneth@Hageneth - Fujifilm X70 (except day 1)
    @jiannazzone@jiannazzone - Fujifilm X100s
    @john m flores@john m flores - Panasonic GX85 with "8mm fish-eye"
    @kyteflyer@kyteflyer - Nikon P610
    @Lightmancer@Lightmancer - Fujifilm X100F
    @marlof@marlof - Panasonic LX100
    @Matero@Matero - Fujifilm X100s
    @MoonMind@MoonMind - Nikon 1 V1 with 18.5mm f/1.8
    @NoSeconds@NoSeconds - Panasonic GX85 with Olympus 45mm f/1.8
    @theoldsmithy@theoldsmithy - Canon G5X
    @Tim Williams@Tim Williams - Fujifilm X-T1 with 35mm f/2
    @tonyturley@tonyturley - Fujfilm X-T1 with 35mm f/2

    I think we should use this thread for reporting and general encouragement as well :)

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  2. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    My weapon of choice is the G5X, Matt.
  3. MoonMind

    MoonMind All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    Sorry if I missed that - noted! :)

    On a different note, I know one shouldn't trust into things being trustworthy - but this is the first time I'll have to be afraid of one of Nikon's mighty EN-EL15 batteries actually dying on me; I completely forgot to check the one in my V1 before I threw it into my travel bag, and now I see it's almost empty - I've never had that happen to me before *when I didn't have a charger*. So, it has to last for three shots (at least), or I'll have to skip a couple of days - anyhow, if I'm not able to use the V1, I'll use the Canon G1X III instead, so I'll be able to post.

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  4. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    I must be crazy (actually I almost certainly am by some peoples standards). Outside the rain is lashing and the wind howling, today we've had over an inch of rain (26mm), the wind gusts have exceeded 50mph and sunshine was limited to 0.7 hours. Tomorrow the forecast is for rather more sun after the clearance of early rain, after that not good, Thursday looks particularly bad.

    I had intended to process all my images using RawTherapee on a Linux powered machine which blew up a few days before the holiday. Despite ordering a secondhand replacement in time to be delivered before the holiday it has not arrived, although my credit card has been debited. Of course I'm dealing with a company who seems to think that a 2 week holiday is required at this season. As one who worked in the electricity supply industry I can imagine the howls of protest if we had adopted the same attitude. Hopefully it will arrive by the end of this coming week. In the meantime I've installed RawTherapee on a Windows machine as I still want to use and learn that editor.

    Add to that a failure of my central heating boiler over the holidays, a problem for my landlord to chase up, technology seems to have it in for me at the moment.

    Whatever I'm in using a Ricoh GXR with an A12M module equipped with a CV21mm f/4 lens. Did I say I was a bit odd?


    P.S. would you believe the server dropped out whilst trying to post this, it only half loaded, so it was start again. Lets hope that's the end of problems and the start of something better.

    Happy New Year everyone.
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  5. Full battery, been out in the neighbourhood already for a couple of dawn cloud shots and one or two of the fur kid. I'll get in the car and go for a drive later, maybe, though I am running on much less sleep than is sane. 2 hours is not enough, and I didnt even party for NYE.
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  6. MoonMind

    MoonMind All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    Don't know about odd - it's the lens I'd have chosen (and that I did use most today on my M4-P :)). Glad you changed your mind, list edited.

    btw. RawTherapee is a real powerhouse, but it's also quite a task to master it. Should you find it too demanding/tough going, give darktable a shot - it's now available for Windows, too. I'm on GNU/Linux (mostly, these days) since 2002, and darktable, while not as powerful as RawTherapee, works well for my needs, and it's a lot easier to handle.

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  7. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Sorry folks, but I'm pulling out. My sister-in-law passed away today and we'll be traveling for the next week. Maybe I'll join back in later in the month and I'll certainly be looking at all your work.
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  8. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    So sorry for your loss.
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  9. Heartfelt sympathies, Steve!
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  10. john m flores

    john m flores All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    Condolences, Steve.

    Please add me to the list, with a GX85 + 8mm fisheye. I've had this lens for over a year but have only taken a handful of images with it. I know that fisheye is a specialty but it's one that I don't think I've mastered yet. So January 2018 is the month I either figure it out or sell it...
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  11. Covey22

    Covey22 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Feb 3, 2012
    My sincerest condolences.
  12. Covey22

    Covey22 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Feb 3, 2012
    M - I'm in with Fuji XT-10 and 56/1.2. I can already tell this is going to be an FL that will break me.
  13. donlaw

    donlaw All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    So sorry to hear this. Condolences.
  14. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Just in case you're lost the Day 1 post is HERE.

    It is under Forums > Image Works > Photo Challenges.
  15. SnapDawg

    SnapDawg Rorschach Test Pilot

    Apr 18, 2014
    Canary Islands
    My sincerest condolences, Steve.
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  16. SnapDawg

    SnapDawg Rorschach Test Pilot

    Apr 18, 2014
    Canary Islands
    Happy new year everyone! May peace and great light be with y'all!

    Just for the record ... since I don't feel like travelling with my PC I'll be using my Huawei X2 tablet for the SiJ (still can't believe I wrote this).
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  17. MoonMind

    MoonMind All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    @drd1135@drd1135 Steve, my condolences. Be well.

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  18. ajramirez

    ajramirez Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    I figured I would decide on gear at the last possible moment: when taking my shot for January 1st. I did that about an hour ago, so here it goes: Nikon Df and 15mm 2.8 Zeiss Distagon ZF.2, a wonderful lens that gets nowhere near enough use. Hope to avoid all ultra-wide cliches while using it.

    Will upload my January 1st shot later tonight.


  19. tonyturley

    tonyturley Hall of Famer

    Nov 24, 2014
    Scott Depot, WV, USA
    My sincerest condolences as well, Steve.
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  20. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus Subscribing Member

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
    I’m sorry for your loss Steve.
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