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04-23-2019, 07:57 AM   #1
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Single In - May 2019

Welcome everyone to the Single In May 2019 Challenge!

Theme days:

Friday, 3rd May: ROUND

Friday, 10th May: MACRO/CLOSEUP

Friday, 17th May: MOVEMENT

Tuesday, 21st May: B/SELFIES

Friday, 31st May: LOOKING DOWN

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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totes in... lens decision TBA...
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While June is out for me (I'm traveling all month), May is an I don't know yet. I'll likely put it off right up to the start.
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Winter is coming, so is my lens decision, I'm in.

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I'm thinking yes. But I'm thinking one of my FF lenses, I haven't used in long while, the Sigma 70-300mm Super Macro DL. It's heavy. And the K-5 which is also heavier than the K-50.


I have a question on one of the themes, Friday, 17th May: MOVEMENT, Can you explain a bit more on what that entails? People, birds, cars, etc?
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Another Zoom for May. The Pentax-M 35-70mm F2.8 3.5 Pollys is using this month. I haven't shot with it yet, so it has to be put through it's paces. Hopefully my 85-210mm 4:5 attachment lens arrives by may to improve the CF distance a bit (it also has a 58mm filter thread and is not such a close focussing lens as a diopter lens. Only about +.45).

Here it is together with a rather ungainly Rikenon (iq wise):
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I'm in. Possibly A 50/2.8 macro. Or Vivitar 28-200. Or one of a couple I'm picking up tomorrow...
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QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
totes in... lens decision TBA...
if I can get my act together and get it bought & shipped, I may be in with an FA43 Limited...

EDIT

purchased... supposed to be shipped on Wednesday...


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In like Flynn.

DA 16-45.

Loving the variety of themes.
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I dare say I'll saddle up again. Maybe the DA*50-135, maybe the Theta Z1 if it ever ships....

QuoteOriginally posted by photolady95 Quote
I have a question on one of the themes, Friday, 17th May: MOVEMENT, Can you explain a bit more on what that entails? People, birds, cars, etc?
Anything - use your imagination.

Subject movement, camera movement, moving the zoom or focus ring during exposure. Bowel movement
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote

Anything - use your imagination.

Subject movement, camera movement, moving the zoom or focus ring during exposure. Bowel movement
Thanks.........I think, after the last one, I'm not sure you guys want to see that one.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
if I can get my act together and get it bought & shipped, I may be in with an FA43 Limited...

EDIT

purchased... supposed to be shipped on Wednesday...
So you bought that one off Umber.


Poor guy was having an awful time getting the photos to stick. Finally, with my help behind the scenes, he was able to show what he had for sale.
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QuoteOriginally posted by photolady95 Quote
So you bought that one off Umber.


Poor guy was having an awful time getting the photos to stick. Finally, with my help behind the scenes, he was able to show what he had for sale.
I did - but I looked at the photos he linked to...
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I'm in. I need a chance in FOV. Green star M shall be my lens.
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I'm gonna go with something versatile, easy and cheap - my spirit lens. ;-) Tamron 28-105/4-5.6

The very first lens I ever bought for my very first film SLR (ZX-L, collecting dust...) was a Promaster version of this. I sold it and regretted it (something I did a number of times before vowing not to ever sell anything again). I wanted to repurchase it and settled for this Tamron version, which delightfully identifies itself as the Pentax-FA version in Lightroom. La-dee-dah.
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