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07-29-2011, 05:18 PM   #901
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Just look at the samples on display, the photos.


HAI, either she's tiny or the Q grew...lol



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QuoteOriginally posted by Christine Tham Quote
Oh dear.
Goodness gracious!

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IIRC, I thought all I was saying was wild speculations on the DOF of the Q based on fudge factors like the Zeiss formula may perhaps not be accurate.

Remember "f11"? :-)

Those sample pictures don't seem like f11 to me. They seem more like f8,
A CoC difference enough to realize a fraction of a stop in perceived DOF is what we're talking about. But even if it were a full f/11 to f/8 difference there... Dang. f/8! Why in the world did Pentax waste time with that stupid bokeh filter, we have f/8!


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So, what were you saying again about who was imaging what? :-)
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French photo magazine "Chasseur d'Images" publish a 6 pages preview in their last publication, with sample images.

A few words : " ...Ce qui est intéréssant avec ces fichiers RAW, c'est de constater que le capteur du Q possède un potentiel sensiblement supérieur à ce que nous attendions..."

"...What is interesting with these RAW files, it's to notice that the sensor of the Q has a potential significantly greater than what we expected ..."

Wait & see..
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Just bought a 35mm DA polycarbonate (COCl2) and went to talk with my friend for the Q, Well aside from the white and black, there would be a new color coming out. It's Pentax Green.

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That would be excellent !
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QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
Why in the world did Pentax waste time with that stupid bokeh filter, we have f/8!
That's been my overriding thought as well while watching this whole debate transpire while sitting in the corner with a bucket o popcorn.
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It's a "Canada-dry" function.
It's aim is to actually create "blurr" that you would hardly get only with aperture modulation.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Zygonyx Quote
It's a "Canada-dry" function.
It's aim is to actually create "blurr" that you would hardly get only with aperture modulation.

Hey Zygo !

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QuoteOriginally posted by conradj Quote
i can save up enough for either a K-5 or the Q with a couple of the extra lenses, not both. And i'm torn. Espesh after spending a few nights downtown grabbing people shots.
I would get the K-5 (assuming you have an existing decent lens collection).

The Q, much as I like the concept, is unlikely to be as ultimately rewarding as a K-5. Its novelty value is the size, not the flexibility or quality.

I actually got tired of waiting for the Q to arrive - I bought a Sony DSC-HX7V. It's a compact with a superzoom and similar sensor technology to the Q (16 Mp rather than 12).

Okay, the lens is not great (it's fixed aperture f3.5) but I'm currently having a lot of fun with the camera. It has 10fps continuous shooting (although I was disappointed that is only for 10 images - 1 sec of shooting), and the camera uses the 10fps capability quite imaginatively - there are various modes where it will automatically take several consecutive shots for HDR, background defocus, eliminate motion blur, combine for low light photography, eliminate eye blinks, pick the photo with a smile on someone's faces etc.

This camera is giving me a good indication of what the Q will be like when I finally buy it.

The background defocus mode can produce good results, but requires knowledge of photography. Use it in conditions where you will get good bokeh on a normal DSLR, and it will probably work (ie. use a higher zoom, get closer to the subject, and put some distance between the subject and background). Use it in conditions where you would not normally get bokeh and the camera will complain or it will give strange results.

I suspect the Q will be similar. Not sure I'll end up using this function a lot, but who knows I may end up taking some creative shots by deliberately forcing it to create anomalies.
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That is the whole point I was making. You were going to the trouble to attempt to calculate and exact CoC for your self and were/are using estimations of DOF in the process.


Again, that wasn't the point. Furthermore, I don't have the dof plugged in a calculator, I use my droid. Furthermore, I suggest you go take some freshmen physics courses. Currency hedging and options don't have jack to do with optics etc.
LOL - suggest you actually read the Wikipedia article on DOF and COC. As I mention before, DOF is always an estimate based on your eyesight and your viewing conditions. If you use estimations of CoC from elsewhere, you end up with someone else's DOF, not yours :-)

As for taking freshmen physics courses, as far as I can remember from doing two years of university physics at the honours level (my knowledge of finance is from a masters degree) - it still relies on knowledge on how to substitute/eliminate variables from high school maths :-) If you think that was a snide comment - sorry, but the advice is still relevant.
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A CoC difference enough to realize a fraction of a stop in perceived DOF is what we're talking about.
No - you need to pay attention to falconeye's posts. CoC estimates from format size varies from over d/1000 to under d/2000.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Christine Tham Quote
LOL - suggest you actually read the Wikipedia article on DOF and COC. As I mention before, DOF is always an estimate based on your eyesight and your viewing conditions. If you use estimations of CoC from elsewhere, you end up with someone else's DOF, not yours :-)

As for taking freshmen physics courses, as far as I can remember from doing two years of university physics at the honours level (my knowledge of finance is from a masters degree) - it still relies on knowledge on how to substitute/eliminate variables from high school maths :-) If you think that was a snide comment - sorry, but the advice is still relevant.
The last time I looked, I was a university professor and scientist. Your advice isn't relevant because I don't need to read an open source definition on CoC and DOF and that wasn't the discussion anyway. The discussion is that the Q will have a different CoC than the bodies with 1/1.63", 4/3, various aps-c sizes etc. etc. etc.

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No - you need to pay attention to falconeye's posts. CoC estimates from format size varies from over d/1000 to under d/2000.
Why don't you take your own advice and pay attention to Falk's posts since he does this stuff for a living.

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Hey folks let's cool down a bit. This was supposed to be friendly discussion. I'll try to check the Q once it arrives in two weeks.
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Target market? See here and here . Q-te (cute)...
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Target market? See here and here . Q-te (cute)...
That red head has me sold
But seriously - this looks like a good fit and it might just work well in that segment ? The Q seems to fit right in with all those Promo shots (well - you'd expect them too I guess - but it doesn't look contrived tooo much ) Or am I missing something ?
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