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12-27-2017, 09:51 PM   #1
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Single in January 2018

Welcome everyone to the Single In January 2018 Challenge!

Theme days - since some have indicated that Saturday is difficult for them, I'm mixing it up this month - :

Thursday 4th January: BACKLIT

Friday 12th January: BLUR/BOKEH

Wednesday, 17th January: MULTIPLE EXPOSURE

Sunday 21st January: B/SELFIES

Saturday 27th January: MONOCHROME

Aim of the Game:To use the same lens each day for a month, posting one picture captured each day with that lens. The picture must be captured with a Pentax lens coupled to a camera body of your choice (including Pentax/Ricoh), a non-Pentax lens provided it is coupled only to a Pentax or Ricoh body, or a Pentax-Ricoh point&shoot camera. (Taking other pictures with other cameras/lenses is fine, but these won’t be eligible for this Challenge).

Commenting: Posting your pictures allows other participants to comment on them. Conversely, it’s hoped that you will comment on those of other members. Please don’t be shy if you don’t have much photographic experience or are a Forum newbie - your personal reactions to photographs are as valid as anyone else’s. It’s a very friendly group and with regular commenting, you’ll soon be enjoying the camaraderie.

The rewards: It’s great fun. You’ll learn heaps about how your chosen lens can perform and you’ll see what other members achieve with their selected lenses - sometimes the same one you’ve chosen. In the comment banter you’ll pick up many tips on photographic technique generally, including post processing. As the month progresses it often becomes quite demanding (it’s a challenge, remember) but you’ll always be encouraged by other participants. Worried about LBA? - this game doesn’t help you fight it!

How to participate:

1. First you need to join the Group to be able to post pictures; you only have to do this once. The group’s name is “Monthly Photo Challenges”. You’ll find a clickable link on that forum page to join.

2. You’ll need to have your pictures stored in an on-line album. This could be the Pentax Forum, or others such as Flickr, Picassa etc. You actually post a link to the picture in your album into the daily picture thread.

** If you are linking to a Pentax Forum album, you’ll find advice on how to post elsewhere in the Forum and in the FAQs below. One of the Challenge’s stalwarts, patjp, has also prepared a short video on how to do this - it’s on YouTube (Singlein.m4v)

** If you are posting a link to Flickr, just click on the sharing icon below your selected picture and a window will open displaying the BB code. Copy it and paste into the Single in (month) Challenge thread in the Pentax Forum.

Each day, you’ll see a new thread of pictures grow and by clicking on each you should be redirected to the photographer’s parent album where you will be able to add a comment and read those of others. When you post each day’s picture to the Pentax Forum, please specify the camera/lens combination underneath your picture eg K5 & DA15 Ltd - this makes it easy for others to note what combo you’re using.

The thread you’re painstakingly reading now is the Discussion Thread for Game > Single in (month).

This is separate to the picture posting thread referred to above and you’ll probably want to subscribe to the Discussion one to keep up with activities and develop a rapport with Challenge members. It’s the place where you can ask questions, offer advice, share concerns, suggest improvements, and often just participate in general banter related to this month’s challenge.

So there it is. It is easier than it might seem at first. If you miss a day, don’t worry. If you have any problems, please ask. We’re a very friendly, forgiving, international bunch. Come and try!

FAQs: Finally, Zorglub has kindly posted a FAQ collection here …. The FAQ - Monthly Photo Challenges - PentaxForums.com


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12-27-2017, 09:58 PM - 1 Like   #2
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Inexplicably, I haven't done the A50/1.2 on the K-1 yet....
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I'm in with the Tamron SP Adaptall 17mm f/3.5.
12-27-2017, 11:47 PM   #4
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I'm in... just not sure which lens yet....

12-28-2017, 12:53 AM   #5
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Haven't done a Single In January yet, so I'll be jumping in with my M 28/3.5 on the K-50 (this may change to a K-3ii over the month, but we'll see)
12-28-2017, 01:11 AM   #6
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If I make it to where my mail goes by 1 Jan, and if the wi-fi card is waiting for me when I arrive, I intend to participate.
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I'm in. Not sure about lens yet. Maybe M50/1.7 or 21ltd.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
Inexplicably, I haven't done the A50/1.2 on the K-1 yet....
Insane. I would have thought that would be the very first lens for most of the people who owned one. While I don't, I put my 55/1.2 Rikenon-P on for my very first K-1 shot. Because after all, what could be more appropriate than to take the first picture on the K-1 with an f/1.2 Ricoh prime?

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I'm thinking of jumping back in with my new FA 50 1.4
12-29-2017, 09:36 AM   #10
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Okay, this has been bugging me for the last few days, but what's with the medals under everyone's usernames?? I pretty much only come on PF for the Single In challenges now so I'm feeling very out of the loop
12-30-2017, 04:13 AM   #11
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The trophy says you're a Loyal Site supporter, the others depict each as 100 posts. They've been in effect for some months now. Something Adam came up with as a way to show more accurately who you are, I suppose.

I'm sitting this month out too. I think I'll try Todd's thread instead since I typically like shooting with different lenses in a months time. And I don't have any new lenses that need testing.
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I must say that Daily is also tempting me...BUT! No, I'm in with my Sammy 14/2.8 I haven't done Single in with that with K-1...so WIIIDEeeeee lens on that. I'll carry with me of course other lenses too, but I try to see what I can come up with that sammy as a challenge.
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after having to switch lenses last month, I'm taking it easy for January with the DA40 Limited (Daisy)...
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QuoteOriginally posted by photolady95 Quote
The trophy says you're a Loyal Site supporter, the others depict each as 100 posts. They've been in effect for some months now. Something Adam came up with as a way to show more accurately who you are, I suppose.

I'm sitting this month out too. I think I'll try Todd's thread instead since I typically like shooting with different lenses in a months time. And I don't have any new lenses that need testing.
Goes to show how often I log in here lol
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