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03-21-2012, 08:26 AM   #136
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In case if any Pentax engineer is surfing this page, a focus peaking function is really needed for Q to help make life easier :ugh:

03-22-2012, 08:25 AM   #137
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For anyone having equipped the Sonnetar with Q, have you noticed whether the built-in SR (shake reduction) function works or not? If not, can anyone explain why despite the fact that it is a built-in function? Af far as I've noticed, only Pentax & Olympus put this function in their mirrorless camera bodies not the lens.

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03-23-2012, 05:35 PM   #138
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I can only go by what Pentax advertises, "The PENTAX Q incorporates the PENTAX-developed SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism, which automatically shifts the CMOS image sensor to offset camera shake detected by the camera’s motion sensor. As a result, the PENTAX Q produces sharp, blur-free images even under demanding conditions that are prone to camera shake, such as when using a telephoto lens, shooting in the dark without flash illumination, or capturing landscapes in the twilight. Therefore, whatever lens mounted on the PENTAX Q, it does not need to be stabilized, which is a subsequent financial advantage for the user."

So i'm saying yes.
03-23-2012, 08:29 PM   #139
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At the moment the only chance the Sonnetar has to work with Pentax SR is if it has electrical connections on the lens mount. Q needs to know the lens focal length to move the sensor the correct amount. The Pentax DSLRs work the same way. They allow manual entry of focal length when no info is reported by the lens. It is hoped that a firmware update will allow the Q to do the same.

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03-25-2012, 08:00 AM   #140
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Also, Olympus Pen

QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
At the moment the only chance the Sonnetar has to work with Pentax SR is if it has electrical connections on the lens mount. Q needs to know the lens focal length to move the sensor the correct amount. The Pentax DSLRs work the same way. They allow manual entry of focal length when no info is reported by the lens. It is hoped that a firmware update will allow the Q to do the same.

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Olympus Pen can also correct the sensor shaking when equipped with other MF lenses by inputting the info on lens focal length. Hope Pentax engineers are seriously listening to their users

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03-26-2012, 02:48 AM   #141
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Yes, one has to say this FW upgrade is desperately awaited for any Q user having more than the standard lenses !
04-12-2012, 09:06 AM   #142
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Eight more Sonnetars for sale on eBay.

Five here: MS Optical Sonnetar 25mm f1.1 Q mount *Rare* *New* | eBay (US$625 + US$25 S&H)

and three there: *New* MS-Optical Sonnetar 25mm f/1.1 Pentax q mount 25 F/1.1 | eBay (US$650, free S&H)
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guys..... how is the manual focus with this lens? I have Zeiss ZM and plan to use in my Pentax Q..... I'm still don't know if I will keep my pentax q anyway....

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Quick and smooth, accuracy is shady because of my failing eyes.
05-06-2012, 08:37 PM   #145
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So after 10 pages, the fix is in, get this lens.
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I would urge Pentax to develop focus-peaking for the Q, as this would help so much in this matter...
06-02-2012, 05:34 AM   #147
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kryscendo Quote
So after 10 pages, the fix is in, get this lens.
Has Pentax released a fix to use SR with legacy lenses? If so, I can't figure out how to make it work
06-02-2012, 06:31 AM   #148
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QuoteOriginally posted by Zygonyx Quote
I would urge Pentax to develop focus-peaking for the Q, as this would help so much in this matter...
I'm almost certain that the next Q body will indeed include focus-peaking. Pentax clearly has a policy of spreading its technologies as widely as possible through out its product range.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ndjedinak Quote
Has Pentax released a fix to use SR with legacy lenses? If so, I can't figure out how to make it work
I uh, meant to say the jury is in on this lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kryscendo Quote
I uh, meant to say the jury is in on this lens.
Ah, makes sense now

I'm on the fence. For the price (in the USA, at least), you can get a handful of adapted and very nice legacy glass.

I suppose I best make up my mind quickly.
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