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02-24-2012, 11:23 AM   #1
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Full Function 3rd Party Lenses

What do you think the chances are of fully functional (mechanical shutter, AF, auto aperture) lens from 3rd party manufacturers?

And if you think there is a chance, what lenses would you like to see? Wide, Tele, Ultra wide, etc

Curious as to what everyone thinks.


My thoughts are it is quite unlikely, at least for some time. If the Q keeps on picking up good sales, its possible we will see some semi functional lenses in 1yr+. Personally I'd like to a nice wide lens (around 24mm equiv) and a fully functional 135mm lens, just using a basic 135mm optical formula. Its well understood, and would give some fun for wildlife shooters, 750mm equivalent! (would need a tripod mount of course)

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WiDE and or ultra-wide are my preferences and i think Pentax has one on their future list?
I don't mind manual focus as long as there's an accurate distance scale so at least i'm able to do the "old school" hyper-focussing for on the move grab shots.
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Just picked up the sonnetar and the skink pinhole with zone plates both made in Q mount. Really with those two my 01 prime with OVFand fisheye all I need is a wide angle. I would love to see a 35 with OVF released by someone, pentax, 3rd party I dont care... It's all I need to complete my kit... I have the toy 35 but not a real fan of the cheap build...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Clicker Quote
WiDE and or ultra-wide are my preferences and i think Pentax has one on their future list?
I don't mind manual focus as long as there's an accurate distance scale so at least i'm able to do the "old school" hyper-focussing for on the move grab shots.
I dont mind MF too much when I am out shooting for shooting sake, but if I am just taking a snapshot because I have the camera with me, I want AF. Since the Q is so small, the main reason for me to get one would be so I have a camera with me

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