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02-12-2022, 11:42 PM - 12 Likes   #1
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Win a SMC Pentax-DA 14mm Lens: Special Photo Contest (Feb-Mar 2022)

Heads up: we will soon be kicking off a special photo contest featuring the SMC Pentax-DA 14mm F2.8 lens as the grand prize- the widest DA series (APS-C) prime from Pentax!

The prize was generously donated by @ebahle, who will also be serving as the contest judge.

The theme will be "wide open spaces with a longer lens" (50mm+), with the following entrance criteria:
  • The photo must be taken on or after the contest announcement date (Feb 12, 2022)
  • The photo must be taken at a focal length of 50mm or longer
We will kick off the contest next week, with full submission details to follow. There will be a public voting/nominations phase to determine a set of finalists, followed by the selection of the winner by the judge.

In the meantime, below is a photo of the actual prize!

Update: The contest is now live:
Special Photo Contest: "Wide Open Spaces" - Win a Pentax 14mm lens! - PentaxForums.com

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02-13-2022, 12:52 AM   #2
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How do the monthly contests work?

(I did a search and think I found the answer to my question.)

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02-13-2022, 03:02 AM   #3
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Take your pict first -
02-13-2022, 06:58 AM   #4
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Is there any other restriction, camera brand? Lens brand?

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Can zoom lens be used? (Obviously set to 50+ focal distance).
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Excellent opportunity to work on something this month. Are we talking 50mm focal of the shot or a lens range of >=50mm?
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The photo must be taken with a 50mm or longer lens
I think this answers your question.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Michail_P Quote
Excellent opportunity to work on something this month. Are we talking 50mm focal of the shot or a lens range of >=50mm?
See above.

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I've revised the wording to clarify. @UncleVanya is correct. There are no other equipment restrictions.

QuoteOriginally posted by 740K70 Quote
How do the monthly contests work?
Also to clarify, this will not be replacing any of the monthly photo contests- it is an entirely separate contest.

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02-14-2022, 01:03 PM   #9
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Did I miss the start? What section will the contest be in? I still get lost navigating the website, or lose a thread I was reading through and can't find it again.
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QuoteOriginally posted by 740K70 Quote
Did I miss the start? What section will the contest be in? I still get lost navigating the website, or lose a thread I was reading through and can't find it again.
The contest hasn't started yet, the picture just has to be taken after the day the contest was announced (February 12th).
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QuoteOriginally posted by WillWeaverRVA Quote
The contest hasn't started yet, the picture just has to be taken after the day the contest was announced (February 12th).
Is there a specific subject for the photo, or is that something that'll be announced later? I see that it needs to be 50mm+ but I don't know what the wide open spaces means.

Also is the 50mm+ the 35mm equivalent focal length, or is it a 50mm+ focal length lens no matter what sensor size is used?
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QuoteOriginally posted by 740K70 Quote
Is there a specific subject for the photo, or is that something that'll be announced later? I see that it needs to be 50mm+ but I don't know what the wide open spaces means.

Also is the 50mm+ the 35mm equivalent focal length, or is it a 50mm+ focal length lens no matter what sensor size is used?
I'm assuming we're talking landscapes taken with a normal to telephoto lens. I'm sure Adam will clarify when the contest actually begins.
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I'm certainly interested in participating, this should be fun. Any excuse to use my 85.
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The photo contest is now open!

Special Photo Contest: "Wide Open Spaces" - Win a Pentax 14mm lens! - PentaxForums.com


I'll go ahead and close this thread to avoid confusion.

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