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09-25-2022, 07:12 PM   #1
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Single in October 2022

Welcome everyone to the Single In October 2022 challenge!

Theme days:

Thursday, 6th October: CHAOS

Thursday, 13th October: MY TOWN

Friday, 21st October: B/SELFIES

Thursday, 27th October: 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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...in..

trying to remember which Takumar is next....


edit - found it; the Takumar 58mm f2

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I think I will, not sure which lens. I don't think I ever used my 24-90 IF AL for SIC.
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Thanks for the thread, new month and no idea which lens, perhaps a shift lens or fisheye

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I have a 17mm FE that I haven’t use in a while, but I love it on my K-1. I wouldn’t mind a DA 10-17mm for the KP, it is always a great lens to have on hand.
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Not sure yet. Either here or DiC.
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In again, no idea on the lens either.

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i will try again. with first my attempt I failed till end. hope this time i will do better.
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I'm in. October is for deer hunting (with a camera!) so I'm going to use the DA* 60-250 and also the HD DA 1.4 teleconverter at times when more reach is required. I tried the combo out for the first time this evening.

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September came to a halt for me fairly early as I had a two week holiday in Greece without the K1 and work has been busy since then. The Meyer-Optik 200\4 that I was using in September is a fun lens to use, so it's getting rolled on into October.
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I will be in Utah from Oct. 15-21. I need to think about which lens to use for SIC. Definitely going to attempt some dark sky photos with the KP and O-GPS1.
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I'm going to migrate to DiC in October. Too many choices. I own ~15 lenses and I really feel like I should sell some of them. OTOH, I struggle a lot not to buy this beautiful A 50/2.8 macro from the marketplace... You know these dilemmas
I think I'll be back in November. Have fun, I will be lurking in
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QuoteOriginally posted by Chris_K Quote
I'm going to migrate to DiC in October. Too many choices. I own ~15 lenses and I really feel like I should sell some of them. OTOH, I struggle a lot not to buy this beautiful A 50/2.8 macro from the marketplace... You know these dilemmas
I think I'll be back in November. Have fun, I will be lurking in

dilemmas..... tell me about 'em...

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the 50/2.8 macro is a jewel of a lens - I bought mine awhile back and it quickly became one of my favorite 50's......

I'll be selling off some lenses at the end of the month, including September's Takumar...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Chris_K Quote
I'm going to migrate to DiC in October. Too many choices. I own ~15 lenses and I really feel like I should sell some of them. OTOH, I struggle a lot not to buy this beautiful A 50/2.8 macro from the marketplace... You know these dilemmas
I think I'll be back in November. Have fun, I will be lurking in
Have fun, too many choices is never a bad thing
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QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
dilemmas..... tell me about 'em...

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the 50/2.8 macro is a jewel of a lens - I bought mine awhile back and it quickly became one of my favorite 50's......
Yeah... I almost bought it - it seems that I was late... I'm not sure if it's good or bad ...

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Have fun, too many choices is never a bad thing
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