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12-26-2018, 03:38 AM   #1
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Single In - January 2019

Welcome everyone to the Single In January 2019 Challenge!

Theme days:

Monday, 7th January: OUTSIDE THE WINDOW

Monday, 14th January: BACKLIT

Monday, 21st January: B/SELFIES

Monday, 28th January: METAL

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 wonít be eligible for this Challenge).

Commenting: Posting your pictures allows other participants to comment on them. Conversely, itís hoped that you will comment on those of other members. Please donít be shy if you donít have much photographic experience or are a Forum newbie - your personal reactions to photographs are as valid as anyone elseís. Itís a very friendly group and with regular commenting, youíll soon be enjoying the camaraderie.

The rewards: Itís great fun. Youíll learn heaps about how your chosen lens can perform and youíll see what other members achieve with their selected lenses - sometimes the same one youíve chosen. In the comment banter youíll pick up many tips on photographic technique generally, including post processing. As the month progresses it often becomes quite demanding (itís a challenge, remember) but youíll always be encouraged by other participants. Worried about LBA? - this game doesnít 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 groupís name is ďMonthly Photo ChallengesĒ. Youíll find a clickable link on that forum page to join.

2. Youíll 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, youíll find advice on how to post elsewhere in the Forum and in the FAQs below. One of the Challengeís stalwarts, patjp, has also prepared a short video on how to do this - itís 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, youíll see a new thread of pictures grow and by clicking on each you should be redirected to the photographerís parent album where you will be able to add a comment and read those of others. When you post each dayís 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 youíre using.

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

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

So there it is. It is easier than it might seem at first. If you miss a day, donít worry. If you have any problems, please ask. Weíre a very friendly, forgiving, international bunch. Come and try!

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


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12-26-2018, 03:51 AM   #2
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definitely in.... no idea what lens yet...
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Maybe, and maybe I will do better this month. As Pepper said, no idea which lens yet. I got the new 18-55WR last month. Perhaps that would be good to use. I could use it in the house if I couldn't get out.
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I think it's time for a break. December is my 13th month in a row. If my previous break is any indication I'll be back in February.

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QuoteOriginally posted by iheiramo Quote
I think it's time for a break. December is my 13th month in a row. If my previous break is any indication I'll be back in February.
13 months, try 10 years, then you can say it's time to take a break. I started playing this SIC in 2010. Off and on but some months I went all month, some months I got sick and had to drop out or it got cold and I had to drop out or I was without wheels and had to drop out, but I'm still here plugging away.
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Essayons!
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I am in with something different hopefully
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I'm in. Thinking about my recently acquired A 35-105. Is it as good as everyone says... Or the SMC Takumar 35 or the SMC Takumar Zoom 85-210...

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QuoteOriginally posted by photolady95 Quote
13 months, try 10 years, then you can say it's time to take a break.
Haven't been in PF even the half of that and much less since my first SIC. We'll see as the time goes by

But personally I prefer to step down for a month from time to time, rather than missing days on the months I'm in. So far I've full record from the 15 months I've been in. I'd like to keep it that way.
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I think I have been in SIC for 5 years now. I am not sure of the lens, but the K-1 makes shooting with old glass a new experience, so I'll be revisiting the collection.
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QuoteOriginally posted by iheiramo Quote
Haven't been in PF even the half of that and much less since my first SIC. We'll see as the time goes by

But personally I prefer to step down for a month from time to time, rather than missing days on the months I'm in. So far I've full record from the 15 months I've been in. I'd like to keep it that way.
Most of my missing wasn't my fault. This last month was weather related, and lack of proper clothing to get me out in that weather, no coat. In October and November, I still trying to get well, from my sickness from being at my cold grand daughter's house. Of course I missed May, June, and July, because of illness.
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M150 is on the way. Gave up the hope to find it in Finland and got it from PF member. Now that my intented 17 M series prime lens collection is complete, I'll think I finish my APSC round in February and March with M150/3.5 and M35/2.8. Then the 17 lenses in FF within the next 2 years or something like that.

That, of course, if LBA allows me to keep my hands of the 3 remaining M series primes

I'll be back.
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I've a DFA* 50 that is seemingly glued to my K-1 plus I need / want to get more involved with my photo hobby. I'm in

I feel like elaborating a bit more. I got this a few months back as an early birthday present (Dec 11th) and it sat in its box waiting patiently, I lie of course, it was taken out a couple of times for a couple of test shots but wasn't used in earnest. My birthday was on a Tuesday and I spent the day pottering about doing F all. Work then took the rest of the week I think and we flew to Tenerife to visit my dad for Christmas. It is nicely built by in large but the hood feels flimsy and it has sharp edges at the front. Balance wise on a K1 sans grip is goldilocks for me. Left hand cradling lightly and right hand in grip and while you know it is near enough 2 kilos, it just feels rock solid. Optically I must confess not getting to grips with it yet, for sure it has resolution to spare but at wider than f/2.8 it highlights and will punish you for inaccuracy.

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I told myself that I would do an 'easy' month for January.. meaning, pick a lens that was a bit less demanding than the last couple of months....

then this Mamiya Macro Sekor 60mm f2.8 arrived yesterday and began singing her siren song...
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I'm going with a fully automatic zoom lens - the FA 28-90 f/3.5-5.6. Used it for a parade about a year and a half ago, and it performed well at that time (although I really haven't used it since). It plays nice with the Godox TT350P that I got for Christmas, so I'm expecting to take plenty of flash shots in January (both good and bad).

That being said, I'm going to miss the Mamiya/Sekor 55mm f/1.4. This has become one of my favorite lenses - there's just something about the rendering that I really like.
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