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    SAL Photography Challenge #1 - The 50mm

    Hi everybody and welcome to the first SonyAlphaLab Photography Challenge - The 50mm

    The goal of this photography challenges is to expand your abilities and creativity by taking you out of your normal comfort zone. So, in this case being forced to shoot at 50mm only for a little over month, in this thread. Clearly you can post in other threads as usual, but we will keep this one to the challenge for the entire time...



    Challenge Rules:

    Shoot at ~50mm and post the photo here explaining the shot a bit. How you might of found it and what lens/ camera you were using. It doesn't have to be a Sony camera btw, all are welcome!!

    If you don't have a 50mm prime lens don't worry, just zoom to 50mm on your kit lens! Don't worry about the full frame vs crop factor effective focal length issue, either is fine but let us know please Zeiss 55mm totally fine for this challenge....

    All photos must be new shots and not recycled photos like the in a contest situation for example.

    Have fun, explore your creative side, and take some photos!

    This challenge is going to go till the end of October, then we start a new one November 1st. So, you have plenty of time to try and take some 50mm photos which you may or my not be used to!

    Please feel free to ask questions if you have them and share away!

    Jay
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    I guess I need to tell you my story:
    I ordered the A7r when it first demonstrated in Australia, and received it with FE 35mm F2.8 ZA (SEL35F28Z) lens on 26 November last year. The lens was half price if I ordered both camera and lens during the launch event, so I did, but it was a prime lens. After a few play, I quickly went back to NEX-7. Until I received the zoom lens FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS (SEL2470Z) which, according to my blog, was on 31 January. If you do the math, for almost two months period, I did not touch the A7r camera at all.

    The moral of the story, I hate using prime lenses.
    Amateur and unskilled photographer with a very small collection of gears.

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    sorry to hear that Antony Clearly this challenge is not for you although you can use your zoom if you want!
    Jay - Comments, Questions, and Critiques always welcomed and encouraged!

    Current Everyday Gear: Sony A7r, Sony A6400, Sony Nex-6, Sigma 56mm f/1.4 Lens, Sigma 30mm f/1.4 Lens, Sony E 18-55mm, Sony E 55-210mm OSS Lens, Sony E 16mm f/2.8 Pancake, Rainbow Imagining MC/MD Lens Adapter w/ Minolta MD 50mm f/1.4 PG Rokkor Lens

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    Quote Originally Posted by antony View Post
    I guess I need to tell you my story:
    I ordered the A7r when it first demonstrated in Australia, and received it with FE 35mm F2.8 ZA (SEL35F28Z) lens on 26 November last year. The lens was half price if I ordered both camera and lens during the launch event, so I did, but it was a prime lens. After a few play, I quickly went back to NEX-7. Until I received the zoom lens FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS (SEL2470Z) which, according to my blog, was on 31 January. If you do the math, for almost two months period, I did not touch the A7r camera at all.

    The moral of the story, I hate using prime lenses.

    Everybody is different and does what works for them, and that is awesome. I can say for me, when I started shooting with primes, I really grew as a photographer, my compositions really improved as I
    found I now had to zoom with my feet.

    I had to see the world thru the focal length of whatever prime I was using, and I realized how many shots are really out there that I had been missing.


    Primes tend to be faster glass and very sharp and give me the contrast I desire. I like my images to 'pop' and go boom! It's the contrast that helps me with that goal.



    There is a image in every scene of life you encounter, every one, the question is, do you see it?


    Primes for me, helped me developed a photographers eye so to speak, a different sense of the World around me....

    I am not bashing zooms, and one can counter my points and say zooms does the same for them, this is just the way it was/is for me....

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    I love my 50mm lenses, looking forward to the chalenge.

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    This will give me the chance to "dust" mine off...I haven't really used my SEL50F18 since I got it.
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    I have done a challenge like that last year. One camera, one lens. Entire year. Sounds a bit crazy, but was worth every penny. My choice was the NEX6 and the 35mm 1.8 (which is a 50mm equiv.) The best photos I take was with that combo.

    Then I brought the a7 and started using again tons of lenses again. But after a while, as much I like telephotos (70-200) and small lenses (like the 35mm), I always end with my trusty 50 (actually its a 55mm). So much I even didn't bother to buy an standard zoom. (but Im going to buy the wide zoom.. yea, the GAS never ends).

    Primes are great because it forces you to be creative. For example, you want to take a photo of a house. With a zoom lens you just point, zoom until make the house fill the frame and thats it. With an prime the house may are too close, so you cant just point and shot, because its going to look crap. So you need to step back, find another angle, try something different, until you are happy with what you see in your viewfinder. The final result may vary, but at least it's going to be a bit more creative.

    Zoom lenses are much harder to use, because zooming in and out are different than walking closer or further. It changes the focal lenght and its really hard to determine what focal lenght is the ideal for the scene. But for who already mastered the focal lenghts, they can be amazing tools. The guy who, when see a scene, knows if the photo is going to look better at 70mm than the 24mm, and just step back and take a photo at 70mm (Not stay in the same place and zoom until fit the scene like 99.99% of people).

    But thats just my two cents, feel free to disagree.

    So lets the challenge start!

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    Take this one today, If I had an telephoto lens i think its was going to looks better (more flat image). But thats ok.

    SONY a7, 55mm 1.8 at f8, 1/250. Adjustments in Lightroom (I used the upright feature).

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    Excellent work and thank you for the comments and first entry Flavio Love the frame and nice move using the upright feature!

    Jay
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    I shot 35 equivalent (SEL Zeiss 24/1.8 on an NEX 5N and then Sigma 35 Art on Canon 6D) for years. When I bought my A7, I have had the Zeiss 55 on it 90% of the time. I've had months just shooting that lens. I like that you're doing a 50 challenge because that is how I have learned to grow in my photography by sticking with 1 focal length and trying to see the world in that focal length. It works. Good luck folks.

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    50mm Challenge - Streets of Chester

    I finally got a chance to take a few challenge photos with my Sony A7r and Minolta MC 50mm f/1.4 Rokkor-X lens, which I absolutely love btw and cannot recommend enough!

    You can pick up the Minolta MC Rokkor-X PG 50 F/1.4 Lens for ~$50 – $90 US on Ebay (Click Here) The RainbomImaging Lens adapter I’m using only cost ~$17.50 US, and you can get it @ Amazon (Click Here)

    First 50mm Challenge Photos - Taken Today

    I really wanted to try and get a few cool street shots of this town I go to all the time for work and my brother lives close by. They have an older downtown area that offers some pretty cool architecture and and a weird street layout. In any event, here are a few I thought came out pretty good.



    Chester - Sony A7r w/ Minolta 50mm f/1.4 Rokkor-X Lens
    by SonyAlphaLab, on Flickr


    Chester - Sony A7r w/ Minolta 50mm f/1.4 Rokkor-X Lens
    by SonyAlphaLab, on Flickr


    Chester - Sony A7r w/ Minolta 50mm f/1.4 Rokkor-X Lens
    by SonyAlphaLab, on Flickr


    Chester - Sony A7r w/ Minolta 50mm f/1.4 Rokkor-X Lens
    by SonyAlphaLab, on Flickr

    Thanks for looking and how are you guys making out with the challenge so far?

    Later,
    Jay
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    SAL Photography Challenge #1 - The 50mm

    I took this photo on my deck yesterday and the 50mm lens is perfect for this type of fun stuff

    Fall 2014 is here!


    Fall - 2014 - Sony A7r w/ Minolta 50mm by SonyAlphaLab, on Flickr

    Thanks for looking,
    Jay
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    Hi folks,

    I'm a newcomer here but I have been taking pictures for a long while. I probably have been a 50mm shooter for half that period. I rediscovered my vintage Minolta lenses after acquiring an A6000 this summer. It's practical to use a native (Sony) zoom lens when I move around in the most casual fashion or not knowing what picture awaits but when I have a chance, the 50mm (or other primes :-) goes back on and I go "hunting" for images. I use a default E-mount adapter (equiv = 75mm) and more recently a Lens Turbo II (equiv = 50mm), which I like very much except maybe for the body attachment mechanism which does not "lock" as tight as I expected. I actually have two Minolta 50mm lenses, an older MC f1.7 and a "newer" MD f1.4. I eventually would like to compare the images they each take but my guess is they will be close.

    I think this challenge is a great idea. I have several recent pictures to select from. Fall is always a good photography period for me. There is another thread with a couple samples I uploaded the other day. More to come.

    BTW, very nice pictures Jay.
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    * Sony: 16-50mm | 16-70mm/4.0 | 55mm/1.8 | 55-210mm * Samyang: 12mm/2.0 * Trioplan 50/2.9
    (Adapted to E-mount from SR | C/Y | AD2 | M42 lenses)
    * Minolta: 24mm/2.8 | 45mm/2.0 | 50mm/1.4/1.7/2.0 | 85mm/2.0 | 135mm/2.8/3.5 | 35-105mm
    * Tamron: 28mm/2.5 | SP 90mm/2.8 macro | SP 35-80mm * Tokina: RMC 500mm/8.0 | ATX 100-300mm/4.0
    * Pentax: 50mm/1.4 * Vivitar Series 1: 70-210mm * Soligor: 85-205mm/3.8

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    I love fall! So many chances for great shots.
    I really enjoy just walk somewhere with one camera and one prime, and try to find some shots. It's great not worrying about heavy camera bags, changing the lens..
    Tomorrow I'm going to visit some places I like and going to carry only the Zeiss 55. Hope get some good shots!

    @leuius
    Welcome! Fell free to comment about your experiences here! It's good to know more people who enjoy shooting a 50mm.

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    Thanks guys for the comments ad please share some pics here!! This is a challenge so snap, post, and we discuss It's all about just getting out there and shooting. This is not a contest, but a challenge to get your creative juces flowing and to get you out of your comfort zone. Try something different and post it, good or bad you will learn from it and there will be no negative talk, so do not worry about that ever here! If anybody ever bashes anybody they will be banned immediately on this forum, so never worry about being unfairly judged here guys.

    I'm posting some textbook style photos to try and show off what the 50mm range can due best with my current vision. I do plan on going off the rails soon with the lens and you wills see some really creative stuff shortly. It will probably suck, but hey, who cares! This is the point and looking and weird stuff can inspire something else or new. Its the process that is fun and participating forces you to learn whether you like it not. Abstracts coming soon... and possible some more photos of my brothers dogs Chopper and Abby!

    Jay
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    50mm challenge # 1

    For the last two weeks or so I have been doing pseudo-macro with my Rokkor-X 50mm f1.4; that is getting as close as possible and trying various points of view. I would call this next shot "the ant's perspective"... taken hand-held and cropped/reduced directly from the camera output, with no other "improvement". The bokeh and sharpness on those old lenses are nice I think. Manually focusing and staying steady at f1.4 is no fun however.

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    @Flavio, thanks for the welcome. I like the golden vs blue hues in your previous picture. Looks like a busy street!
    Stef (leuius is latin for more light)
    Using:
    Sony A6000 + A6500
    (Native E-mount)
    * Sony: 16-50mm | 16-70mm/4.0 | 55mm/1.8 | 55-210mm * Samyang: 12mm/2.0 * Trioplan 50/2.9
    (Adapted to E-mount from SR | C/Y | AD2 | M42 lenses)
    * Minolta: 24mm/2.8 | 45mm/2.0 | 50mm/1.4/1.7/2.0 | 85mm/2.0 | 135mm/2.8/3.5 | 35-105mm
    * Tamron: 28mm/2.5 | SP 90mm/2.8 macro | SP 35-80mm * Tokina: RMC 500mm/8.0 | ATX 100-300mm/4.0
    * Pentax: 50mm/1.4 * Vivitar Series 1: 70-210mm * Soligor: 85-205mm/3.8

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    50mm challenge # 2

    A little later in the same day...

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    Stef (leuius is latin for more light)
    Using:
    Sony A6000 + A6500
    (Native E-mount)
    * Sony: 16-50mm | 16-70mm/4.0 | 55mm/1.8 | 55-210mm * Samyang: 12mm/2.0 * Trioplan 50/2.9
    (Adapted to E-mount from SR | C/Y | AD2 | M42 lenses)
    * Minolta: 24mm/2.8 | 45mm/2.0 | 50mm/1.4/1.7/2.0 | 85mm/2.0 | 135mm/2.8/3.5 | 35-105mm
    * Tamron: 28mm/2.5 | SP 90mm/2.8 macro | SP 35-80mm * Tokina: RMC 500mm/8.0 | ATX 100-300mm/4.0
    * Pentax: 50mm/1.4 * Vivitar Series 1: 70-210mm * Soligor: 85-205mm/3.8

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    Really nice additions Stef and I also agree to old school lenses are sharp! They are amazing in fact from my limited experience so far

    Very nice composition in #1 and I'm really liking the depth in the second image particularly. Really nice job and thanks for taking the challenge! Feel free to share as many photos as you like...

    Thanks again,

    Jay
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    Just to make sure....I can use my Sigma 50mm on my Sony a350{which will actually give me a 75mm}? Or do I need to use my 'kit zoom' @ 35-ish mm for the 50mm?



    Scott (nice photo's ahead of me) B

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    Totally fine Scott Please share away!!

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    50mm challenge # 3

    Hi again... almost pure bokeh this time. The 50mm at f1.4 in close-up situation can really defocus the background. Almost feels "in motion"! This shot is uncropped and (always) not retouched. I almost entered it in the color contest but figured I have a few more on the side for that. Anyway, here is... "flowing flower".

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    Stef (leuius is latin for more light)
    Using:
    Sony A6000 + A6500
    (Native E-mount)
    * Sony: 16-50mm | 16-70mm/4.0 | 55mm/1.8 | 55-210mm * Samyang: 12mm/2.0 * Trioplan 50/2.9
    (Adapted to E-mount from SR | C/Y | AD2 | M42 lenses)
    * Minolta: 24mm/2.8 | 45mm/2.0 | 50mm/1.4/1.7/2.0 | 85mm/2.0 | 135mm/2.8/3.5 | 35-105mm
    * Tamron: 28mm/2.5 | SP 90mm/2.8 macro | SP 35-80mm * Tokina: RMC 500mm/8.0 | ATX 100-300mm/4.0
    * Pentax: 50mm/1.4 * Vivitar Series 1: 70-210mm * Soligor: 85-205mm/3.8

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    50mm challenge # 4

    Ok, one more to complete that day's shooting. Calling this shot "dreamlike". Same context as previous, as-is from camera.

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    Stef (leuius is latin for more light)
    Using:
    Sony A6000 + A6500
    (Native E-mount)
    * Sony: 16-50mm | 16-70mm/4.0 | 55mm/1.8 | 55-210mm * Samyang: 12mm/2.0 * Trioplan 50/2.9
    (Adapted to E-mount from SR | C/Y | AD2 | M42 lenses)
    * Minolta: 24mm/2.8 | 45mm/2.0 | 50mm/1.4/1.7/2.0 | 85mm/2.0 | 135mm/2.8/3.5 | 35-105mm
    * Tamron: 28mm/2.5 | SP 90mm/2.8 macro | SP 35-80mm * Tokina: RMC 500mm/8.0 | ATX 100-300mm/4.0
    * Pentax: 50mm/1.4 * Vivitar Series 1: 70-210mm * Soligor: 85-205mm/3.8

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    ...a couple of 50's for fun

    Ok...I was borrrred!
    Sitting in my home office and decided to test out the 50mm f/1.8...low light & wide open.

    A6000 : SEL50F18
    JPG Fine
    Post Processed in LR5

    f/1.8 50mm
    1/40 ISO6400



    Ultimate Ears
    by dragioniii, on Flickr


    f/1.8 50mm
    1/80 ISO3200



    Lug Nuts
    by dragioniii, on Flickr
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    Awesome work guys and here is one more leaf image that is very similar to the first, but with a different leaf. I think the bigger leaf looks better, but I like the more orange color of the original image better



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    Another street shot from a few days ago, but edited with the new and free Capture One 8 Software for Sony cameras. It's really good so far and very powerful! A post discussing the software in much more detail is over this way >>



    Thanks for looking,

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    50mm challenge # 5

    Can I chime in? :-) I really like the office shots... very nice Dragionii. Jay, the deep green background is gorgeous with a bright leaf in front. That contrast really works for me. Can't wait to read on your software post-processing. This is one area I am not so good in; too many options and subtleties for me.

    I'll pursue for now with a few more of my recent nature close-up scenes. The weather around here is supposed to be gorgeous this weekend and I'll definitely be going to the back country to see the colors out there...

    As previously, this next one is as-is from camera. MD Rokkor-X 50mm f1.4 vintage lens.

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    Stef (leuius is latin for more light)
    Using:
    Sony A6000 + A6500
    (Native E-mount)
    * Sony: 16-50mm | 16-70mm/4.0 | 55mm/1.8 | 55-210mm * Samyang: 12mm/2.0 * Trioplan 50/2.9
    (Adapted to E-mount from SR | C/Y | AD2 | M42 lenses)
    * Minolta: 24mm/2.8 | 45mm/2.0 | 50mm/1.4/1.7/2.0 | 85mm/2.0 | 135mm/2.8/3.5 | 35-105mm
    * Tamron: 28mm/2.5 | SP 90mm/2.8 macro | SP 35-80mm * Tokina: RMC 500mm/8.0 | ATX 100-300mm/4.0
    * Pentax: 50mm/1.4 * Vivitar Series 1: 70-210mm * Soligor: 85-205mm/3.8

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    50mm challenge # 6 and # 7

    Can't stop now can I ?!

    This next batch is a conceptual mix of my #2 and #4 before. First, as seen from the camera...

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    Second, cropped but otherwise not retouched.

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    Stef (leuius is latin for more light)
    Using:
    Sony A6000 + A6500
    (Native E-mount)
    * Sony: 16-50mm | 16-70mm/4.0 | 55mm/1.8 | 55-210mm * Samyang: 12mm/2.0 * Trioplan 50/2.9
    (Adapted to E-mount from SR | C/Y | AD2 | M42 lenses)
    * Minolta: 24mm/2.8 | 45mm/2.0 | 50mm/1.4/1.7/2.0 | 85mm/2.0 | 135mm/2.8/3.5 | 35-105mm
    * Tamron: 28mm/2.5 | SP 90mm/2.8 macro | SP 35-80mm * Tokina: RMC 500mm/8.0 | ATX 100-300mm/4.0
    * Pentax: 50mm/1.4 * Vivitar Series 1: 70-210mm * Soligor: 85-205mm/3.8

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    Thanks for chiming in and the kind words Please keep them coming and awesome shots!

    I really didn't do much for the processing on those photos honestly, but yes it can be overwhelming.

    The deep greens were dark and the leaf bright due to the natural cloudy sky overhead soft light So the woods is dark, but on the deck is still fairly bright which helps create this visual effect on camera. In post, Lightroom 5, I jacked up the contrast and vibrancy. In the DXO Capture One 8 Software, which is free, I used the styles preset, that 70's look for the last image which is a one click solution to processing!

    Jay
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    50mm challenge # 8 and # 9 and #10

    I don't want to hijack this thread so I will close out with a few taken yesterday morning. Nothing too special, just scenes I captured along the way. Same configuration as before, as seen from camera. 50mm is a wonderful focal!!

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    Have a good day and thanks for watching...
    Stef (leuius is latin for more light)
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    Sony A6000 + A6500
    (Native E-mount)
    * Sony: 16-50mm | 16-70mm/4.0 | 55mm/1.8 | 55-210mm * Samyang: 12mm/2.0 * Trioplan 50/2.9
    (Adapted to E-mount from SR | C/Y | AD2 | M42 lenses)
    * Minolta: 24mm/2.8 | 45mm/2.0 | 50mm/1.4/1.7/2.0 | 85mm/2.0 | 135mm/2.8/3.5 | 35-105mm
    * Tamron: 28mm/2.5 | SP 90mm/2.8 macro | SP 35-80mm * Tokina: RMC 500mm/8.0 | ATX 100-300mm/4.0
    * Pentax: 50mm/1.4 * Vivitar Series 1: 70-210mm * Soligor: 85-205mm/3.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by leuius View Post
    I don't want to hijack this thread so I will close out with a few taken yesterday morning. Nothing too special, just scenes I captured along the way. Same configuration as before, as seen from camera. 50mm is a wonderful focal!!

    Have a good day and thanks for watching...
    No Such thing as Hijacking a Challenge thread The idea is to get out and shot and post and much as possible with the "challenge" in mind of course...

    Very nice frames and that lens rules! The bokeh is just magical and you never know how it will render.

    Jay
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    Current Everyday Gear: Sony A7r, Sony A6400, Sony Nex-6, Sigma 56mm f/1.4 Lens, Sigma 30mm f/1.4 Lens, Sony E 18-55mm, Sony E 55-210mm OSS Lens, Sony E 16mm f/2.8 Pancake, Rainbow Imagining MC/MD Lens Adapter w/ Minolta MD 50mm f/1.4 PG Rokkor Lens

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