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02-24-2021, 08:19 PM   #1
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Single In March 2021

Welcome everyone to the Single In March 2021 challenge!

Theme days:

Sunday, 7th March: BOKEH/BLUR

Sunday 14th March: SHADOWS

Sunday, 21st March: B/SELFIES

Sunday, 28th March: UNFINISHED

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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02-24-2021, 08:21 PM - 3 Likes   #2
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in... with my copy of the FA 31 Limited....
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I'll definitely attach the kit lens once March begins... Idk if I'll make it this month because work is loading more and more, thank God.. but I'll give it a go.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
in... with my copy of the FA 31 Limited....
I'm feeling a lot of FA Limited love at the moment, what with the new HD versions about to hit the market.
It might be nice to compare Dave's crop shots with mine on full frame - so it's the FA31 for me too.

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I'm in. Yashinon 60/2.8 macro I believe as I expect a lot of indoor shots.

Kind of tempted to continue with DFA*85, but I think that will wait for spring to really arrive to have something new to shoot.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
I'm feeling a lot of FA Limited love at the moment, what with the new HD versions about to hit the market.
It might be nice to compare Dave's crop shots with mine on full frame - so it's the FA31 for me too.
cool - there did seem to be some synchronicity in the timing of my purchase of the FA31 and the announcement of the HD versions....

given my very 'limited' time with the lens yesterday (see what I did there?), I'm pretty confident that I'll not sell this one during the month.....
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QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
I'm pretty confident that I'll not sell this one during the month.....
The only reason I would ever consider selling an FA 31 Limited would be (purely hypothetically) if I had two, and Aapo wanted my AIV copy
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In with the Pentax-F 100mm f/2.8 macro.

02-25-2021, 05:55 AM   #9
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I'm in. Yashinon 60/2.8 macro I believe as I expect a lot of indoor shots.
is this the same M42 lens as the Tomioka/Mamiya 60mm macro?
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QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
is this the same M42 lens as the Tomioka/Mamiya 60mm macro?
It is the Tomioka. The online shops where I bought it from gave full name for the lens as Yashica 60mm f2.8 Macro Yashinon Tomioka. Too many names in the title IMO
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QuoteOriginally posted by iheiramo Quote
It is the Tomioka. The online shops where I bought it from gave full name for the lens as Yashica 60mm f2.8 Macro Yashinon Tomioka. Too many names in the title IMO
gotcha.. I really enjoy my copy of it....
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gotcha.. I really enjoy my copy of it....
I know. That is the exact reason why there is one in my collection
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I'm in but don't know what yet. A 24-50 maybe. Or the K 55/1.8.
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I look forward to seeing what you all come up with this month.
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I know. That is the exact reason why there is one in my collection
gotcha... thank you...

I still cringe say things like this...
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