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03-21-2015, 02:14 PM - 3 Likes   #4486
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QuoteOriginally posted by jva59 Quote
Haven't been to Utrecht for twenty years, but I had a terrific time when I was there. Thanks for the photos!


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As spring has arrived, and being from Holland: here are some flowery shots. All with the Q7, fotodiox adapter and the wonderfull Pentax 135/2.5. While shooting with the adapter (and in full Manual mode) I noticed that the exposure time couldn't go higher than 2 seconds. Has anyone else encountered this?










03-21-2015, 05:45 PM - 2 Likes   #4487
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2015 eclipse from Altrincham, Manchester at about 0928 GMT, 21/03/2015. Q10 with 06 with ND filter on. Fairly heavy adjustments in Lightroom but I haven't added anything that wasn't there.
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The 06 is a hoot to shoot with! I love its incredible reach and constant aperture across the entire zoom range.

Here are some image samples taken with my 06 lens mounted on my Q7. All images were processed in Capture One. Clicking on them will take you to the full size image on Flickr.


IMP0489
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This was shot at the Wilbur D. May center in Reno. The center is hosting a Grossology exhibit for kids. I took a few minutes to wander through the permanent collection. There's lots of neat stuff there and I barely scraped the surface of what's on display.

The center offers some natural light but it's still "dark" inside. Shooting wide open is a must. The Q7 and 06 lens had trouble resolving all the little hairs but IQ is still plenty good for a large print.


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This was shot at the Houston airport through a window. The sun is about to rise but the horizon is cloudy so the light is muted. I probably should have stopped down to f/3.2 or f/3.5 for a little extra sharpness.


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I wanted to get the 06 lens for portraiture work. It offers the best potential for getting some good bokeh. I still have lots to learn on how to use this lens for that. I need to work in the 30-40mm zoom range and I need stand way further back. Practice, practice, practice!

The Q7's sensor is a significant improvement over the unit in the original Q. Dynamic range is wider, saturation and contrast are greater, and noise is lower. It's much easier to make larger prints now. There's still plenty of room for improvement but I am hopeful that the technology will advance. I would really like to see a higher resolution sensor one day to resolve more detail. 12MP is a good start for me but I always crop at least a little bit for printing and composition adjustment. That brings my images down to ~10MP on average.

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Q with 01, converted to BW

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Today must be opposite-day. In my last post here in the thread I wrote about wanting to take more portraits with the 06. Mentioning something like that usually jinxes the efforts. Well, not today! I think I got one of the best portraits of my younger son with the 06 lens this afternoon. The focus is spot-on perfect.


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Zooming in to 100% reveals very fine details in the eyelashes and eyebrows. This kind of resolution is reminiscent of what I can get from the FA 77mm. I must be proving myself wrong a bit from my last post and I'm OK with that. Now I must figure out how to get these kinds of results more consistently.

Quick edit after posting this thread : found another one from today's shoot!


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Is f/3.2 on the 06 ideal for portraiture?

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03-22-2015, 10:35 PM   #4492
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QuoteOriginally posted by pinholecam Quote
Some shots today from a very short session with some fellow Pentaxians.
The really fantastic thing here is that the community is close knit and able to get together easily for such shoots.

Q7+Vivitar 55/2.8 macro
Some incredible macro shots, thanks for sharing and showing us what this combo is capable of!
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QuoteOriginally posted by CWRailman Quote
That looks familiar. Been there done that more than a few times. But where are the pancakes?
I'm not much of a breakfast person and I try to eat light when I'm on the road as I don't like riding with a food coma. 700+ miles later that day I was here:


Main Street, Daytona Beach, Bike Week
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One day earlier I was here:


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700 miles that is a good days ride. What bike?

I know what you mean by riding light. I usually have a donut for breakfast and then do not eat anything till lunch or if the ride is within one day I skip lunch and have an early dinner.

In the 44 plus years I have been riding I have done 42 of the lower 48 states the remaining 6 are all New England states which now that I live in Arizona I may never get to. Except for our Arizona Bike Week, which takes place in my home town, I do not participate in any of the big rally's. Too many idiots and way to many opportunities for accidents. I always enjoy seeing photo's posted by others who get out and ride. Except for the rain, it is without a doubt the best way to travel, see the country and meet the people.

While I did the Arizona to Chicago run of 1850 miles several times in under 30 hours years ago, now about the best we do is Scottsdale to Park City Utah in one day which is about 650 miles or our yearly ride to Durango, Colorado which is about 450 using the route we take. Not hard to do on the smooth riding Valkyrie.

Are you still using the Q7 for producing video?

Keep those photo's coming.
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First outing with the 'ridiculous' 07 mount shield lens...





Do not use this lens indoors or in/for anything but well lit objects. But outdoors, with some colour in the frame (and then some work in post) ....

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Not been far for a while to take any pics, but onto a roll now for the next several months.
This one is the Barber Institute of fine arts at Birmingham (UK) University.
Q7, 08 Lens, RAW

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towa:

Your pictures didn't come with EXIF data; what shutter-speed and aperture did you use for the interior pictures?

Although the Q doesn't have quite the color depth of larger cameras, one of its charms is its ability to compactly take serious SR anywhere, and therefore to make it possible to take good pictures anywhere.

Thank you for these examples!
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Weather has been crap this past few months, and I just got my Q7 and have been eager to take it out and get some photos. Winter really does make me lazy.

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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
towa:

Your pictures didn't come with EXIF data; what shutter-speed and aperture did you use for the interior pictures?

Although the Q doesn't have quite the color depth of larger cameras, one of its charms is its ability to compactly take serious SR anywhere, and therefore to make it possible to take good pictures anywhere.

Thank you for these examples!
Pentax Q7 + 02
All in 5mm f2.8
Iso 800-2000 Shutter 1/20 - 1/40
All processed in Lightroom

Tnx
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