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02-24-2020, 08:26 PM   #1
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Single in March 2020

Welcome everyone to the Single In March 2020 Challenge!

Theme days:

Tuesday, 3rd March: NATURE

Tuesday, 10th March: MONOCHROME

Saturday, 21st March: B/SELFIES

Tuesday, 31st March: HIGH ANGLE

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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02-25-2020, 12:06 AM - 1 Like   #2
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I'm in. I have M100/2.8 in my calendar reserved for march. Not one of my favorites, but it needs to be shot.
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I will be watching with great interest, March will be really busy.
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Crikey, I've barely caught up with February. It's the 25th already?! Jeez.

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I’m planning on playing again, this time with my new to me DA 21 on the KP. I’ve got a trip planned up to Montana middle of the month, so posting may be a bit scarce during that time.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Benz3ne Quote
Crikey, I've barely caught up with February. It's the 25th already?! Jeez.


LOL me too.

Iím in, natch. But what lens???

Iíve not really done the Sigma justice, but Iím not sure I want to put up with it for another month. Maybe the DA 16-45??

Maybe my takumar bayonet 135/2.5...

Will decide (in the next few days, I suppose)
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tsuken Quote
LOL me too.

Iím in, natch. But what lens???

Iíve not really done the Sigma justice, but Iím not sure I want to put up with it for another month. Maybe the DA 16-45??

Maybe my takumar bayonet 135/2.5...

Will decide (in the next few days, I suppose)
I've managed 18 shots this month, which is pretty 'on-par' with my previous months... I say every month that I'll beat it, but I never do...

Of course, I'll still be in this month, showing my face here 'n' there. Should have a new lens arriving today so tempted to go with that, plus it's versatile.
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in.... lens tbd...

probably that Sigma Super-Wide II 24/2.8 I picked up recently....

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QuoteOriginally posted by twilhelm Quote
DA 21 on the KP
You will love the lens, perfect for big sky country

QuoteOriginally posted by Tsuken Quote
Maybe my takumar bayonet 135/2.5.
After a month enjoying the Fisheye, I am thinking about returning to a telephoto prime, and my bayonet Takumar might be just the thing. Not sure if it is the same model as yours.

My friendly not so local camera store had at least 4 different 135mm primes in its used collection I'd forgotten how popular that focal length was back in the film days. Several look tempting. I also have an m42 Talkumar 135mm, which I was very pleased with at short distances. Choices, choices...

In any case, I'll be on the road most of March so I'll be posting intermittently if at all.

I look forward to seeing the images all of you will post.
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Im in for March. Lens tbd.
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I'm in. I've got a couple of things on the way to me so will probably use one of these if they arrive in time. Unless we are doing Tak Bay 135 month...
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Unless we are doing Tak Bay 135 month...


Yasssssssss
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QuoteOriginally posted by iheiramo Quote
I'm in. I have M100/2.8 in my calendar reserved for march. Not one of my favorites, but it needs to be shot.
Hm, I was thinking of the same lens!
Perhaps I'll go with my Rikenon XR 70-150 f/4, on Av so wide open only? It's been a while since I played this event, hope I keep it up better than I used to
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I'm quietly hoping to receive something in the next few days. If it doesn't arrive by Friday I might have to start with an older, near equivalent lens, like the DA* 50-135 or DA* 60-250....
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In the interest of pan-Anglospheric unity, I will participate in the March 2020 Bay-Tak 135 Single-In event.
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