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07-25-2022, 08:04 PM   #1
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Single in August 2022

Welcome everyone to the Single In August 2022 challenge!

Theme days:

Saturday, 6th August: COLLECTION

Saturday, 13th August: ROUND

Sunday, 21st August: B/SELFIES

Saturday, 27th August: MONOCHROME

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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07-25-2022, 08:58 PM - 2 Likes   #2
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As always Ö but maybe I should use something Iíve been avoiding - maybe for no good reason: M42 lens on my KP. My ďreasoningĒ such that it is, is based solely on a baseless (?) fear that it will introduce more dust than a K-mount (because of the screwing/unscrewing)

I have no idea whether or not that is indeed the case.

And even if it is, if Iím strict about only that lens for the month thereís only one unscrewing involved.

So maybeÖ and if so, itíll be my SMC Takumar 135/3.5. I would kind of like to compare it to my Takumar Bayonet 135/2.5.

If not Iíll probably just do the Plastic Fantastic 35/2.4.
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No reason to stay away. I believe that means I'm in. Lens is still a mystery.

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I'm in. In August I'm going to try to manage both challenges (here and the DiC). Lens still to be determined but I've got a strong candidate which is expected to arrive today...
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I'm in , no idea on lens yet, but it should be fun whatever lens I choose

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In again. Now the hard part... deciding on a lens.
07-26-2022, 07:33 AM - 2 Likes   #9
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I'll join, but I will be posting most likely in September or maybe in middle of August once and in September what's left. Why? Well, I want to use film this time

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Hi all, I'm a big MAYBE for August. Plenty going on for me at the moment and don't want to commit if I don't think I can do the commitment justice. I'm due to join in again though so.... ummmm maybe.

In the meantime, this may be old news around here, however just in case not: I found this video entertaining and thought others would as well:
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I'm in. Decision to be made...
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I was planning to use my K105 but I forgot to send it off for a minor repair. Maybe the K150 instead? The 200s might be a tad long. Thinking of the K30 for Sept and the K55/1.8 for Oct
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I received a new to me lens in the mail today...DA*55
So, that will be my August lens of choice.

I talked myself out of the DFA 50 for now.
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I'm in - feeling positive about chances of completing August

I was considering a shiny new DFA 21 to accompany the FA limiteds but I bottled it .... just too many pennies.
I have, however, had a new delivery today of a vastly cheaper (less than one fifth of the price) FA*24 which is currently sat on my K-1 waiting for Monday
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QuoteOriginally posted by W412ren Quote
I'm in - feeling positive about chances of completing August

I was considering a shiny new DFA 21 to accompany the FA limiteds but I bottled it .... just too many pennies.
I have, however, had a new delivery today of a vastly cheaper (less than one fifth of the price) FA*24 which is currently sat on my K-1 waiting for Monday

Looks nice on the silver K-1!
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