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09-25-2021, 06:58 AM   #1
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Single in October 2021

Welcome everyone to the Single In October 2021 challenge!

Theme days:

Monday, 4 October: MONOCHROME

Monday, 11th October: GOLDEN HOUR

Thursday, 21st October: B/SELFIES

Monday, 25th October: SEASONAL (fall or spring)

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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in with a twist this month....
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The first half of October looks to be busy, but I am optimistic. I might have to use the DA 40XS, since I will be doing a lot of business tavel and that lens on a K-1 is a great compact combo for almost all conditions.
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I'm in. Possibly with the DA 70 limited.

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I intend to relaunch my aborted month with the HD DA* 16-50 PLM
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I might to join in with the only lens I have, the 28-105. Wish I could afford more but importing lenses in India is a nightmare, both financially and logistically.
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QuoteOriginally posted by brainwave Quote
the only lens I have, the 28-105. Wish I could afford more
That seems to be a very good lens, it seems to be a great multipurpose lens, I look forward to seeing the results you produce.

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I believe I will join the fun. Not sure about lens yet. I'm going to watch Rally Finland on first weekend and something watertight might be good idea, which would mean DFA*85
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QuoteOriginally posted by robgski Quote
That seems to be a very good lens, it seems to be a great multipurpose lens, I look forward to seeing the results you produce.
No doubt, I love the camera and the lens. But variety would be good I am sure you feel me.
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I'm trying something a bit different this month. I have a Pentax-F 100mm f/2.8 macro that needs some love, but I'm going to use it with my Nikon Z-mount body so I can get that full frame goodness.

On a (kind-of) related note: anyone interested in trading a used KP in very good condition (original packaging, all grips) and a DA* 50-135 for a K-1 body in comparable condition? I'm finding myself increasingly at home with full-frame, and I haven't taken to the KP the way I was hoping I would. Or maybe I'm just bored...

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I should be receiving a lens today which, I hope, will be a doozy.
If I'm enamoured by it, I'll join in.
Granted, not a Pentax body but a Pentax lens (or at least, a Takumar one).
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If you use that lens for 30 days, you will know for sure.

I look forward to seeing your pictures.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Benz3ne Quote
I should be receiving a lens today which, I hope, will be a doozy.
If I'm enamoured by it, I'll join in.
Granted, not a Pentax body but a Pentax lens (or at least, a Takumar one).
no hint, nothing?
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QuoteOriginally posted by robgski Quote
If you use that lens for 30 days, you will know for sure.

I look forward to seeing your pictures.
Thanks Rob!
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no hint, nothing?
It didn't arrive today so... no
I'm hoping it isn't going to be a dud, but truthfully I have a good relationship with the seller and they've sold me some great ones in the past
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QuoteOriginally posted by babywriter Quote
I'm trying something a bit different this month. I have a Pentax-F 100mm f/2.8 macro that needs some love, but I'm going to use it with my Nikon Z-mount body so I can get that full frame goodness.

On a (kind-of) related note: anyone interested in trading a used KP in very good condition (original packaging, all grips) and a DA* 50-135 for a K-1 body in comparable condition? I'm finding myself increasingly at home with full-frame, and I haven't taken to the KP the way I was hoping I would. Or maybe I'm just bored...
Easy to find some love with a 100mm Macro lens, glad to see you in


I'm with Sandy, time to put the 16-50 PLM through the SIC month ( with some comparison shots vs the original smc version)
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