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03-25-2021, 08:12 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Single In April 2021

Welcome everyone to the Single In April 2021 challenge!

Theme days:

Friday, 2nd April: A PAIR OF ...

Friday, 9th April: ACTION

Friday, 16th April: PATTERN

Wednesday, 21st April: B/SELFIES

Friday, 30th April: SHALLOW DEPTH OF FIELD

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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03-25-2021, 09:10 PM   #2
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I'm in. Might go with fish eye.

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I have a new to me plastic fantastic 50mm f1. 8, and I haven't half missed you guys 😁 I'm in too, if only to see ismo's fish eye images. I love a well worked fish eye. The pressure is on 😁👀
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After a very challenging and demanding 60 days, I think I will celebrate spring by participating, right now I'm considering the Takumar 17mm so I can take in the glorious spring.
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In like Flynn.

Still on the DA21 limited; still loving it.

QuoteOriginally posted by Cerebum Quote
I have a new to me plastic fantastic 50mm f1. 8, and I haven't half missed you guys I'm in too, if only to see ismo's fish eye images. I love a well worked fish eye. The pressure is on

Ooh I love my 50/1.8! Super nice. I look forward to seeing what you make with it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tsuken Quote
In like Flynn.

Still on the DA21 limited; still loving it.




Ooh I love my 50/1.8! Super nice. I look forward to seeing what you make with it.
a month with a prime that isn't a limited! Eeek lol I have used it a little and it has impressed so we will see. Glad you are still loving the 21, next, you need the 40

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Spring is coming and I honestly just wanted an excuse to get my Limiteds out. I'll join in, probably starting with the FA 43 and hopefully the 77 will be up for May's blooming
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I've been shooting daily just need to catch up on posting, April I'm in, thought it might have been the smc 1000mm f8, but missed out on ebay, lens now tba
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In for April, with the F135.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cerebum Quote
I have a new to me plastic fantastic 50mm f1. 8, and I haven't half missed you guys 😁 I'm in too, if only to see ismo's fish eye images. I love a well worked fish eye. The pressure is on 😁👀
No pressure. I can shoot my hobby gear even with fish eye

Plastic fifty was my first prime. So much better than 18-135 that I didn't want to use zoom anymore. Practically shot few Italian vacation with 50mm only. F/M 50/1.7 is even better thought IMHO.
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I'm in. Either GR iii or DA 20-40 limited.
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I'm in. Either GR iii or DA 20-40 limited.
Excellent options!
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I need to clean up my lens cabinet, I've misplaced my A 50mm and I want to revisit life in the 50mm zone again, I got lazy relying on zooms, though I have employed my absolute favorite DA 40mm XS quite a bit in the past month, even on the K-1 it's a nice compact package for walking around .
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