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12-26-2019, 07:33 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Single in January 2020

Welcome everyone to the Single In January 2020 Challenge!

Theme days:

Tuesday, 7th January: BLUR/BOKEH

Tuesday, 14th January: SHOT AT MFD (minimum focusing distance)

Tuesday, 21st January: B/SELFIES

Tuesday 28th January: UPSIDE 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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12-26-2019, 07:54 AM - 1 Like   #2
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probably with the CZJ 35/2.4 Flektogon....
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probably with the CZJ 35/2.4 Flektogon....
Did I see some folks discussing about having a "35mm" month in January? I have one I really haven't put through its paces enough ...

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QuoteOriginally posted by babywriter Quote
Did I see some folks discussing about having a "35mm" month in January? I have one I really haven't put through its paces enough ...
There were several 35's coming into January. I'm saving mine for midnight sun shots in June, as I have a trip to Lapland and northern Norway planned.

I'm in for January with M150/3.5. I promise to get back in line with comments. Thanks for all the comments I've got in December despite providing none myself.
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I'm in, probably with Pentax-F 50/1.4.
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I'm in with something, perhaps the 06 on the Q or maybe the K with the 70-200, it depends how strong I feel on new years day......
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I'm in with either the M 35/2.8 or DA 35 plastic fantastic.

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After an early abort in December, I'll throw my hat back in the ring. But which 35?

I've never "Singled" the DFA645 35/3.5, so that's the obvious choice. And the MF kit needs some love.

Then there's my freshly unwrapped Lomogon 32/2.5 Art if the focal length is considered to be near enough....
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I need to make my F*300 feel loved again.... so I'll see if I have what it takes (love to give..via a new KP).
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
After an early abort in December, I'll throw my hat back in the ring. But which 35?

I've never "Singled" the DFA645 35/3.5, so that's the obvious choice. And the MF kit needs some love.

Then there's my freshly unwrapped Lomogon 32/2.5 Art if the focal length is considered to be near enough....


Iíd love to see your results with medium format - but how realistic is that gear to lug around for every day use? Iíd rather see you all month with the 32, than just a part-month because lugging around 25kg of camera wasnít sustainable.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Minimonster Quote
I'm in with either the M 35/2.8 or DA 35 plastic fantastic.


Plastic for me again; full month of it on the KP
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Iíd love to see your results with medium format - but how realistic is that gear to lug around for every day use? Iíd rather see you all month with the 32, than just a part-month because lugging around 25kg of camera wasnít sustainable.
Is that a challenge, Sir?
Gauntlet thrown. Yea, verily.
The 645Z is a mere bagatelle. Much lighter than the K-1 with some of its modern FF lenses.
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Is that a challenge, Sir?
In America, that would be a " dare" pray he does not go further.
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is that a challenge, sir?

Gauntlet thrown. Yea, verily.

The 645z is a mere bagatelle. Much lighter than the k-1 with some of its modern ff lenses.


yuss!!
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