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04-24-2022, 08:14 PM   #1
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Single in May 2022

Welcome everyone to the Single In May 2022 challenge!

Theme days:

Friday, 6th May: SUNRISE/SUNSET

Friday, 13th May: HOBBY

Saturday, 21st May: B/SELFIES

Friday, 27th May: OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

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, Picasa 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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04-24-2022, 10:30 PM   #2
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I'm in. I need to think about lens. Something else than DFA*85 for sure.
04-25-2022, 12:29 AM   #3
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Which K for May? At the moment I'm thinking the K135/2.5 followed by the K20 for June.
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Macro-Takumar 50/4 for me....

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I'm in with the DA 40/2.8.
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It occurs to me that I have not yet played (properly at least) with the DA16-45 on the KP. So I think Iíll give that a rip.
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I'm in, need to think about which lens will fit with next month's schedule

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I've been enjoying the KP and 18-135mm WR. No surprise to anyone who owns that lens. In all likelihood, this walk-around combo will probably be my choice for May.
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I just sold my 55-300 so I am left with 4 Ltds only. I am in, and I think with 70mm. It is good lens for plane spotting and days are long enough for me to visit airfield after work. So expect lots of airliners from me
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I'm thinking of jumping back in with a macro lens. Maybe the Pentax-F 100mm f/2.8 or the Super-Macro-Takumar 4/100.
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After a long absence I’m going to give May a go. My health isn’t the best so I suspect there will be some misses but I will do what I can. I just bought a K-1 with 28-105mm so i think i shall start there (I also picked up the Pentax DFA 100mm 2.8 macro but it can wait for another month). Since we are still snow bound (hopefully not for much longer) I may be limited on subjects but I shall do my best not to be too repetitive (read too many cat photos).
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I'm in. My loose plan has the DA 15 limited for May.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bigted Quote
After a long absence Iím going to give May a go. My health isnít the best so I suspect there will be some misses but I will do what I can. I just bought a K-1 with 28-105mm so i think i shall start there (I also picked up the Pentax DFA 100mm 2.8 macro but it can wait for another month). Since we are still snow bound (hopefully not for much longer) I may be limited on subjects but I shall do my best not to be too repetitive (read too many cat photos).

YAAAYYYY!! :-D

Sorry to hear youíre not so well, but great to have you back here ^_^
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In for another month. I haven't thought about which lens.
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I am in, and I think with 70mm.

I've rented that lens, and since I own an APS-C camera, the idea of a compact mid-telephoto really appeals to me. I look forward to seeing your images.
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