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04-28-2012, 08:22 PM - 3 Likes   #1
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The wife buys a Q

My better half has tried various P/S cameras with mixed results. Some were too heavy, some too bulky, some had a controll layout that didn't work for her. Some had lousy IQ. So we went to the camera store and looked at the Pentax Q and she fell in love. They have a 7 day return policy so it really was a no brainer and she bought it with just the standard lens. She took some shots that night just sitting there talking in the kitchen and man am I impressed, might have to get my own now. Here is one image, shot at f:1.9 iso 640 available light and it is about a 50% crop.



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Nice, and nice portrait! Is she on the forum yet?

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04-28-2012, 08:29 PM   #3
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Don't let her near the fisheye
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Impressive results from the camera, and a fine portrait.

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That is a very impressive result. A new Avatar image me thinks..!

The larger DOF is apparent, but the somewhat grainy shadows enhances the image and makes your portrait pop. Nice overall effect.
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must say very very good portrait. I can't see any flaw in it. Technically wonderful and most importantly mood and feel of photo is top class.
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Very nice ...

Bonjour,

Thanks for sharing your (wife's) experience ... with the recent price drop, the Q system is maybe back on my possible acquisition radar screen ... still at long range though.

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04-29-2012, 04:04 AM   #8
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Well congrats at the Q, since that is a very nice capable camera with that #01 lens.

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Wow -- nice IQ. The Q really does have an outstanding sensor. I guess it's not the size of the sensor but the quality of the pixels (and lens...and the photographer).
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Yep, gorgeous portrait.
As KevinR points out, I got the conclusion that a big part of what I like in the Q's IQ is the grain. Grain was not necessarily a defect in the film era, but it became so with early digital sensors because they used to have awful chroma noise, banding, etc. But the Q sensor has a really nice grain, look for example at the bricks on the right side of the picture.
Heinrich, I'm curious: does it come form RAW of is it an ooc JPEG?
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Nice!

QuoteOriginally posted by Heinrich Lohmann Quote
My better half has tried various P/S cameras with mixed results. Some were too heavy, some too bulky, some had a controll layout that didn't work for her. Some had lousy IQ. So we went to the camera store and looked at the Pentax Q and she fell in love. They have a 7 day return policy so it really was a no brainer and she bought it with just the standard lens. She took some shots that night just sitting there talking in the kitchen and man am I impressed, might have to get my own now. Here is one image, shot at f:1.9 iso 640 available light and it is about a 50% crop.
Amazing resolution, and a very nice shot. I just drove through Airdie the other day, on the way back from Saskatoon!

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Great shot...what lighting was used?
Edit: nevermind, I just re-read the post and its available light. I am impressed because the face pops against a darker background.
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It is a wnderful portrait. Yes, the Q is a highly capable camera.

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Wow, fantastic portrait. Honestly this quality of shot takes me a bit by surprise.
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Wife has good photography skills to create such a strong portrait. The Q didn't let her down. Great camera choice.
thanks for sharing
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