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12-25-2021, 09:04 PM   #1
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Single in January 2022

Welcome everyone to the Single In January 2022 challenge!

Theme days:

Wednesday, 5th January: WIDE OPEN (aperture)

Wednesday, 12th January: MOVEMENT

Friday, 21st January: B/SELFIES

Wednesday, 26th January: STREET

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 my Super Takumar 55mm f1.8...

so begins the Twelve Months of Takumars...
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I'm in, I think it might be time to try the 15-30 or perhaps the 28mm Soft, time will tell
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Oh Ö Iím slightly discombobulated, as it wonít be the DA21 for me O_O

Iím thinking the DA50/1.8, as Iíve only used it for about a month.

And I should really chuck those themes into my calendar and set reminders and suchÖ

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The 70mm limited has been the "next" lens a few times, only to be replaced. Time for it to shine. So that's me in too

@babywriter thanks again for putting this up. I will never stop appreciating it. You are a star.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
in - with my Super Takumar 55mm f1.8...

so begins the Twelve Months of Takumars...
It would be nice to have a clear project to look into. I enjoyed going thru my M's and been missing purpose ever since. I'm sure you will have a nice year.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tsuken Quote
Oh Ö Iím slightly discombobulated, as it wonít be the DA21 for me O_O

Iím thinking the DA50/1.8, as Iíve only used it for about a month.

And I should really chuck those themes into my calendar and set reminders and suchÖ
21 in 21 has been quite a year! Strange to see you going for some other lens.

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I'm in, I believe. Just no idea what to shoot. DFA*85 if I can't come up with anything else. I really should buy a new lens (DFA*50), but no way before I get back to work.
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I'm in for Jan. Possible contenders are a new to me sigmatel 135 1.8 from slowman523 here, the DFA 70-210 or maybe an old friend like the 77.
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I think I will participate, lens undecided.
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I am sort of in with 70mm Limited. I'll check another side of DA Limited range. Still I may miss first few days if lens does not arrive. I just ordered it as birthday gift
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QuoteOriginally posted by iheiramo Quote
I'm in, I believe. Just no idea what to shoot. DFA*85 if I can't come up with anything else. I really should buy a new lens (DFA*50), but no way before I get back to work.
Having a lens that is sooo good is a double edged sword. The images are fabulous (your 85mm shots put it at the top of my dream lens list) but you don't want to use anything else. I had a hell of a job uncoupling the 20-40mm I got from @SandyHancock, and first chance I get it goes straight back on.

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It looks like we may have a few 70s
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cerebum Quote
Having a lens that is sooo good is a double edged sword. The images are fabulous (your 85mm shots put it at the top of my dream lens list) but you don't want to use anything else. I had a hell of a job uncoupling the 20-40mm I got from @SandyHancock, and first chance I get it goes straight back on.
The problem is that I don't have more DFA* primes, but it will sort itself out when I have money available and Pentax have more lenses released. Gotta get 'em all!
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I'm in with my new 16-50mm PLM to see what it can do.

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Gonna jump back in with my newly acquired D FA 15-30. Just have to find something to haul that beast of a setup around in.
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