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10-24-2020, 10:15 AM - 2 Likes   #1
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Single in November 2020

Welcome everyone to the Single In November 2020 challenge!

Theme days:

Thursday, 5th November: WORK IN PROCESS

Thursday, 12th November: MONOCHROME

Saturday, 21st November: B/SELFIES

Thursday, 26th November: CLOSEUP/MACRO (or minimum focusing distance, if your lens won't let you do either)

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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10-24-2020, 10:57 AM   #2
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totally in ..
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I might choose something a little easier and more flexible for November, perhaps my F35-70, or maybe my A35-105. The latter has a very stiff zoom ring though and could probably do with a service. ~ponders...~
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I'm in with my recently acquired DA 35/2.8 macro.

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I'm in maybe a Q month
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I'm in. D FA 50/2.8 macro or DA 21 limited. Or something else...
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I'm leaning towards my Super Takumar 55mm f1.8 - my first M42 lens, but have yet to run through a SIC with her....
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Is it MoNovember?

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QuoteOriginally posted by robgski Quote
Is it MoNovember?
it very well could be.... it usually is....
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I’d be in for MoNovember. I picked up an Auto-Takumar 3.5/35 that looks very promising, and b/w sounds like a good way to put it through its paces.
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I'm having a bit of a lens epiphany, considering ditching much of the huge modern glass in favour of compact older primes and a selection of sensibly sized zooms.

October was a wash, so I'd better take this opportunity to get a month in with the DFA*85 before that happens....
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In like Flynn.

Has to be the DA 50/1.8 I got for my birthday 8)
10-25-2020, 12:26 PM - 3 Likes   #13
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I'm out

At least until I chance my mind...


EDIT: Did someone mention MoNovember? That might be something different...
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I'm in for MoNovember, but which lens to choose? I discovered a ProMaster 24-70 in an odd lot of used gear I picked up for very little $. Or do I revisit the FA 77mm, which has been neglected for quite a while? Tsuken's 50mm suggestion is a good one, as well.

So many choices.
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I might play again. After a month of a big and heavy zoom I'll be needing a small manual prime - probably in the region of 24/28/35.
28 might be good - wide on the K-1, 43-equivalent on the K-3 - lots of options with filters and reversing rings too. Mmmmmm.

---------- Post added 25th Oct 2020 at 21:25 ----------

QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
I'm leaning towards my Super Takumar 55mm f1.8 - my first M42 lens, but have yet to run through a SIC with her....
I really enjoyed April with this lens - very versatile and great image quality
My month: Single In April 2020 with the Super-Takumar 55mm F1.8 | Flickr

---------- Post added 25th Oct 2020 at 21:27 ----------

QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
I'm having a bit of a lens epiphany, considering ditching much of the huge modern glass in favour of compact older primes and a selection of sensibly sized zooms.

October was a wash, so I'd better take this opportunity to get a month in with the DFA*85 before that happens....
After this month with the FA*80-200 (what a great lens ) I'm glad pretty much all my others are of the more compact variety !!

---------- Post added 25th Oct 2020 at 21:28 ----------

QuoteOriginally posted by robgski Quote
I'm in for MoNovember, but which lens to choose? I discovered a ProMaster 24-70 in an odd lot of used gear I picked up for very little $. Or do I revisit the FA 77mm, which has been neglected for quite a while? Tsuken's 50mm suggestion is a good one, as well.

So many choices.
The 24-70 sounds interesting
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