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01-26-2022, 05:07 AM   #1
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Single in February 2022

Welcome everyone to the Single In February 2022 challenge!

Theme days:

Tuesday, 1st February: MONOCHROME

Tuesday, 8th February: PORTRAIT

Tuesday, 15th February: CLOUDS

Monday, 21st February: B/SELFIES

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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01-26-2022, 05:10 AM   #2
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28 for 28 - I'm in....

continuing the Twelve Months of Takumars with my Super-Takumar 28mm f3.5
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I am in, I just do not go with selfie/portrait day.


Most likely 20-40 Limited, it seems that cold and rainy days are coming and WR is needed.
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I was about to join with 60/2.8 macro, but just realised that I'll be 3 weeks of February skiing at Ruka. Last month of my layoff. Not sure if I want to commit to shoot daily and if I do I might want to have some other lens. I'll need to think about it for few days, but right now it feels like I might take a month off, pack couple of M primes and post into M club if I find good weather and motivation to go shooting.

Well DFA*85 too just to be safe.

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I think I'll make it easy and go with the dfa* 50 f1.4 on the K1, feels like cheating a little but after a month with the 31 I need a break.
Ok who has a wheel barrow I can borrow to haul this beast around in?
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28 days, 28mm lens
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I was using a 28mm lens this month so fancy a different focal length. Someone suggested the K120, so I'll go with that.

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28mm fov for me... Griii on deck.
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Hi,
It's been so nice to participate in January, so I wanna join in February too. I was planning to use KP and DA 60-250.
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I have kind of earmarked a chinon 28mm f2.8, tapered body version, but I am not sure if I want to rock something easier. I mean, the 28mm bit is fine, just not sure if I want to do an M42 month. Anyway, count me in with something
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cerebum Quote
I have kind of earmarked a chinon 28mm f2.8, tapered body version, but I am not sure if I want to rock something easier. I mean, the 28mm bit is fine, just not sure if I want to do an M42 month. Anyway, count me in with something
M42 for the month?

join me for the rest of the year!
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In with the SMC 28 f3.5. I still haven't picked up anything for the TakuMarch challenge.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
M42 for the month?

join me for the rest of the year!
I am but a small Pentaxian who can only dream of walking in the footsteps of giants

Or, to put it another way

Too much nice glass, too little time
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So far it will be the SMC 28mm 3.5 or the FA 135mm, time will tell
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28 day month? I have an A 28/2.0 desperately in need of a workout.
But given my recent history, who knows?
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