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11-13-2012, 11:19 AM - 1 Like   #121
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It looks like the same configuration as the xtend-a-sight so at least with my Da*300 and Sigma 70-200 2.8 it clears just fine.
I'm using an rd-10 as well on Barondla's recommendation.

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What type of picture can I take with Q and a 35mm (192mm equivalent) 2.4 Lens? Is the FL suitable for landscape and/or portrait taking?
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QuoteOriginally posted by kyuuan Quote
What type of picture can I take with Q and a 35mm (192mm equivalent) 2.4 Lens? Is the FL suitable for landscape and/or portrait taking?
It would getting a bit on the long side for portraits, but some of my favourites have been taken with my 70-200 at the long end (300mm equivalent), so go for it.

Some big-time landscapes look great with the perspective compression of a long lens, so go for that too

Bottom line: go and take some pictures.

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Watched a Sports Illustrated photographer take portraits with a 600 f4 on tv. He and the model were so far away she had a walki talki out of view to hear the photographers instructions!

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"Watched a Sports Illustrated photographer take portraits with a 600 f4 on tv."

Shooting portraits with a long lens can give a very nice look. This was with a 500m f4 for example...



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Stunning portrait Shawn!

This one was taken with the 70-200 at 128mm, which coincidentally works out to be exactly 192mm, equivalent to the 35mm on the Q

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QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
If Pentax doesn't bundle the Q10, DA*300, red dot scope, and Q2K adapter in a wildlife package they are missing a chance to hit the other companies hard.
Nikon gets it. Will Pentax?

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Pentax knows. They have offered "birding" equipment to photographers before. Check out the Pentax UA-1. Plus we have a red dot finder- don't think Nikon has one. Nikon also crippled the N1. It barely works with aftermarket adapters. Nikon's new adapter has electronics in it to approach what the Q does with any adapter, and still lacks SR image stabilization.

Pentax rep played with the Q10/ Pentax made Q-PK adapter/ Pentax DA50-200/ Pentax red dot scope/Pentax remote display while in the local B&M store. It was his first time with a red dot. He loved it.

With the Q being the top selling interchangeable lens camera in Japan, wonder if Pentax can even keep up with current demand? The Q may be the camera that "saved" Pentax. Wouldn't that be something?
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QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
The Q may be the camera that "saved" Pentax. Wouldn't that be something?
Especially since the Q was a Hoya-Pentax project.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Shawn67 Quote

Shooting portraits with a long lens can give a very nice look. This was with a 500m f4 for example...
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Fabulous portrait.
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My DA* 60-250 arrived last night. I got a few shots in today but not enough to draw any conclusions. Here's the best of the session, handheld at 250mm and cropped moderately:



Based just on this shot I'd venture that the 60-250 has less lateral CA than the DA* 200. Based on other shots I'd say both have a similar amount of longitudinal CA, but I need to do a side-by-side test.
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It's looking good baro-nite. Did you have to do any PP other than the crop?
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It's looking good baro-nite. Did you have to do any PP other than the crop?
Straightforward RAW conversion. A tone curve adjustment to bring up the shadows a bit, a touch more than my minimal capture sharpening, some noise reduction (shot at ISO 500). No CA adjustments. I figure if any scene is going to show purple fringe, this one would.
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Great start baro-nite. Looks like the lens is a performing excellently. Keep up the hard work.
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