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05-12-2012, 01:02 AM   #1
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First Outing with the New Q

Well, it's new to me, anyway, bought second-hand from a gent in New South Wales, who was having trouble using it with arthritic hands. It came as a kit with 01 and 02 lenses, both fitted with Kenko filters, plus a Pentax remote. This is with the 01 lens (the 8.5mm, I'm sure you know by now), originally RAW, but converted to JPEG in CS5 Camera RAW. A chilly day on the Hobart waterfront, but an impressive result from the camera, I'd say.

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nice picture!
OK, so that was you, congratulations!
You possibly now could answer my question about Fn button on your IR remote:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-q-forum/184543-o-rc1-water-proof-remote-control.html
I have the exactly same kit and I love it, took well over 3000 photos in last 6 weeks.
I have IR F remote with just one button ( came with KX), O-RC1 costs over $60 just wonder if can provide any extra functionality?
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05-12-2012, 02:04 AM   #3
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Good question. The manual (folded sheet of paper in 10 languages) doesn't help much, except to say that this and the "1-tree/3-tree" button (which presumably operates Power Zoom on suitable models) "operations are available for selected models only". The PZ button on the remote seems to provide a first-pressure focus operation, but the Fn button does not appear to do anything on the Q, but there isn't a Fn button on the Q, so I must see if it operates that function on the K20D or the K-5.

I must also see if the PZ button works on my FA*80-200!
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nice picture!
Thanks, by the way, Jack.

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I have the exactly same kit and I love it, took well over 3000 photos in last 6 weeks.
I seem to recall you were headed overseas (Europe, was it?), and I'm doing the same in 2 weeks. This could be déjà vue, although I'm taking my K-5 and primes, but the Q will get some work, too.

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yes Rob,
I just came back from Europe, it was Family members passing away gathering, not really a holiday, but anyway, I just took the Q ( with 01+02) with me and never really regret it.
I did miss my Sigma 10-20 and 17-70 on some occasions but I did not really miss my KX or K7 or K5.
The Q is very capable and low visibility camera, perfect for all Family informal indoors gatherings, it is like using a mobile phone , no one pays any attention to it, great in low indoor light.
That will also apply to use the Q inside the churches , museums , libraries and other places where usually cameras are not allowed.
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and have a great enjoyable time in old Europe!
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The Q is very capable and low visibility camera, perfect for all Family informal indoors gatherings, it is like using a mobile phone , no one pays any attention to it, great in low indoor light.
I'm finding that, even in the short time I've had the camera. Some years ago, when I used to travel fairly regularly to Europe, I would take my K2DMD in my luggage, but also a little Minox 35AL. Most of the time, the Minox would go into my pocket and the K2 would stay in the hotel room. The Q, of course, has a smaller silhouette than the Minox, even though the lens protrudes more (a pancake prime 35mm equivalent would be a great addition to the Q lens range), but I think I'll still be using the K-5 this time (the other trips were part business, part holiday).

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and have a great enjoyable time in old Europe!
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Thanks, Jack. I'll do my best.
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RobA Oz, good job with the Q! Sharp looking image. Enjoy it on the trip.
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RobA Oz, good job with the Q! Sharp looking image. Enjoy it on the trip.
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Thanks for the kind comment and well-wishing, barondla. The more I use this little beast, the more affection I have for it. The colours are particularly good and the 01 lens is a cracker!
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