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02-17-2022, 08:51 PM - 2 Likes   #1
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Special Photo Contest: "Wide Open Spaces" - Win a Pentax 14mm lens!

Welcome to a special photo contest in which you can win the SMC Pentax-DA 14mm F2.8 lens as the grand prize- the widest DA series (APS-C) prime from Pentax!

Update: the contest is now closed to new submissions, and we have announced the finalists! Please vote for the overall winner in the thread below:
Finalist Voting: "Wide Open Spaces" (14mm Photo Contest) - PentaxForums.com


How to Enter

The contest theme is "Wide Open Spaces with a Longer Lens".

Capture a photo matching the theme, with the following requirements:
  • Taken between February 12, 2022 and March 20 23, 2022
  • Taken at a focal length of 50mm or longer (regardless of format)
Create a thread in the "Post Your Photos" forum and select the "14mm Photo Contest" prefix. In this thread, attach or embed your photo.

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  • This photo contest is open to all forum users worldwide. The finalists will be selected by a judge, @ebahle, after which the winner will be voted upon by the forum community.
  • Photos must be embedded or attached in your post. Photos that do not appear in the gallery above will not be considered.
  • Lens will be shipped from the US. Import fees, if any, are the responsibility of the winner. Actual prize is pictured below.
  • Limit 1 entry per household.
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02-17-2022, 09:37 PM   #2
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One more question. Is any restriction on brand of camera or lens? Obviously Pentax/Pentax is fine, but other odd combos may come up… Examples: Sony body, Pentax lens. Pentax body, Sigma lens. Yashica m42 body, Takumar lens…
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One more question. Is any restriction on brand of camera or lens? Obviously Pentax/Pentax is fine, but other odd combos may come up… Examples: Sony body, Pentax lens. Pentax body, Sigma lens. Yashica m42 body, Takumar lens…
There are no gear restrictions.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
There are no gear restrictions.
Let the games begin!

A perverse side of me hopes the winner uses a Q with an adapted 55mm m42.

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Nice idea. Very nice price too. Just a question: If there are no gear restrictions, how could the focal length of the frame be determined?
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Wide open spaces? Can you specify exactly what that means? Does that mean a wide open aperture, open field, something else entirely?
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Adam you joker, that’s a challenge! May the best (and longest) vision win!!

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Just a single exposure? Or, could I stitch a panorama for even wider open spaces?
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QuoteOriginally posted by AstroDave Quote
Just a single exposure? Or, could I stitch a panorama for even wider open spaces?
Our minds think alike. I assumed stitching is allowed… but good to ask.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Michail_P Quote
Nice idea. Very nice price too. Just a question: If there are no gear restrictions, how could the focal length of the frame be determined?
I assume honor and the Exif? The real focal length is the only restriction, perhaps an image of the gear setup is a good idea of Exif isn’t available (adapter lenses on some systems for example). I think personal honesty is about the only real gate on this one.
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QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
A perverse side of me hopes the winner uses a Q with an adapted 55mm m42.
Don't tempt me, I'm already considering getting a Q for lunar and planetary imaging.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MossyRocks Quote
Don't tempt me, I'm already considering getting a Q for lunar and planetary imaging.
do it

I would never tempt anyone.

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QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
I would never tempt anyone.
That is a lie, we all tempt others to spent their money.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MossyRocks Quote
That is a lie, we all tempt others to spent their money.
It is indeed as the small text above and below is meant to show. Lol. My friend’s wife referred to me as Satan due to my uncanny ability to talk her hubby into going to lunch when he brought more sensible food that was cheaper and on his diet with him.

I can’t help it. I’m charming and persuasive.
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Wide open spaces? Can you specify exactly what that means? Does that mean a wide open aperture, open field, something else entirely?
The idea is to portray something vast that might normally require a wide-angle lens, without using one


And in this spirit I would personally stay away from panoramas and composites, but it's up to you!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
The idea is to portray something vast that might normally require a wide-angle lens, without using one
That makes sense. Thank you for clarifying things for me.
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