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05-24-2019, 07:32 PM   #1
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Single In - June 2019

Welcome everyone to the Single In June 2019 Challenge!

Theme days:

Wednesday, 5th June: STRIPES

Wednesday, 12th June: SPRING/FALL (depending on which hemisphere you're in)

Friday, 21st June: B/SELFIES (ironically, this is ACTUALLY National Selfie Day in the US)

Wednesday, 26th June: LETTERS

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


Video below was created by patjp



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05-24-2019, 09:02 PM   #2
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holy smokes - where did May go?

I'm in - lens TBA....
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Iím in for June. Traveling for the last 12 days of the month so I may have repeat a lens since I don't want to travel with something that I would not use a lot on the trip. I am not sure if I'll have a replacement for the K-3ii. If so, l'll try to convert the my DA 50-135 to screw drive and use it. We will see. I plan to respond more to everyone else's stuff more consistently.
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I'll throw my hat back in the ring. Like Jim, I also have a trip coming up, so expect photos from London, Le Mans, and Paris to fill the majority of the month.

As usual, I have been agonising about what lenses to take. After several rounds of indecision, I reckon the (rather dull I'm afraid) DFA28-105 is the most likely to get the "Single In" treatment. I might try to do a "Daily In" with the rest of the bag....

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I'm in. Probably M50/4 as I want to get close for a chance. Only problem is that I'll have 2 fifties in a row, as M50/1.7 is booked for the July, but I think I'll survive.
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I'll do my FA 31 limited a favor and put it through June, so I'm in.

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I'm probably in. Life is very difficult at the moment. Photography is helping get through.
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In with a prime, or maybe the stack of primes. I really think the lens I am using this month deserves the title more albeit a lower stack. Too many lenses too choose from.

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I'm in, if all goes well I'll take a trip at the end of June and have a wide range of photos when I return.

Compact and perfect FA-77mm or mega-beast Pentax-A 28-135mm f4 Macro-Zoom? I'd better fortify myself if I want to lug the hunk o' glass around. The results are often worth the muscle strain.
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I'm in, and with a lens coupled with a Raynox, so probably a 50mm A f2, and the DCR-250. And perhaps a deglassed 2x TC. I'll test that before committing to the 2x TC though.
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Howdy,

I just got myself a brand new FA-35; I guess I will play with it for some time so I might as well try the challenge again.
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QuoteOriginally posted by nono Quote
I just got myself a brand new FA-35; I guess I will play with it for some time so I might as well try the challenge again.
Excellent. I look forward to seeing your shots of Paris - I'll be there in a couple of weeks!
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I'm on a roll! I'll join June for sure, and I even went ahead and put in the theme days as reminders in my phone's calendar. As prepared as that sounds, I'm not at all sure what lens to use....

I'd like to get to know the Rokinon 14/2.8 a little better.

But I also have some old, off-brand, constant aperture zooms that I used to have a lot of fun with (I remember being in love with this one: Kalimar 28-85/3.5 | Flickr), and one that's never been Singled on APS-C or full frame! Kalimar 35-135/3.5 | Flickr

I've still got a few days to decide, so I'll keep an eye on what everyone else is doing. :-)
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QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
holy smokes - where did May go?

I'm in - lens TBA....


I'll be using the new-to-me EBC Fujinon Macro 55mm f3.5...
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In like Flynn.

Probably the Sigma 30/1.4, Iím thinking at this point.

QuoteOriginally posted by severalsnakes Quote
I even went ahead and put in the theme days as reminders in my phone's calendar.

Now thereís an idea! Iíll get on and do that.
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