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10-12-2012, 07:59 AM - 1 Like   #16
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Stock clearance in France: €249 VAT incl. (i.e. US$270 excl. sales tax) for Pentax Q + 01 Prime 8.5mm f/1.9 from a professional seller with 2-year warranty:

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10-13-2012, 06:08 AM   #17
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I just ordered one from CompSource - $330 including shipping.
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QuoteOriginally posted by LesMizzell Quote
I just ordered one from CompSource - $330 including shipping.
Good price, with a "normal" lens 8.5mm.

I've put in into the "basket" as a reminder.

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I just realized that I NEED a viewfinder:

I see some viewfinders for the Q, but they are mostly and specifically made for "viewing" with the standard 8.5mm lens.
What happens when one switches to a non-Q lens or a Q zoom?
Will that not really show what will be rendered by the camera?

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An optical viewfinder is like a picture window. It only shows a single field of view. Some have markings to show lenses with a narrower field of view. This just crops the viewfinder ever tighter.

An electronic viewfinder is a very small tv monitor that shows the same thing as the camera lcd. Unfortunately there is no interchangeable lens Pentax with evf. Ricoh does make one for their modular camera. Hope to see an evf for the next Pentax Q.
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10-23-2012, 05:19 PM   #21
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QuoteOriginally posted by jpzk Quote
I just realized that I NEED a viewfinder:

I see some viewfinders for the Q, but they are mostly and specifically made for "viewing" with the standard 8.5mm lens.
What happens when one switches to a non-Q lens or a Q zoom?
Will that not really show what will be rendered by the camera?

JP
You don't NEED a viewfinder. You may WANT a viewfinder, but no one "needs" one. The LCD, in practice, is sufficient. If you desire a viewfinder you can always use an optical (any 50mm optical finder is fine), or... Look at a larger camera.

Personally, I think people make far too much of having a viewfinder. I'm a grizzled old film shooter who still sticks the left corner of a camera up to my face by instinct (hint--too much rangefinder use) and I've adapted. I often find myself composing with the LCD on my X-Pro 1... It's pretty luxurious for relatively static scenes when you're used to squinty old viewfinders.

I far prefer the Q's LCD to some of the viewfinders in my vintage cameras...

The Q at anything under $400 is a real bargain, IMO. I just bought a 2nd one!
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QuoteOriginally posted by ndjedinak Quote
You don't NEED a viewfinder...
Agree... for the same reasons.

The Q's "Monitor" screen is quite good even in brightly lit conditions.

Cheers...M

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I use a finder like this one. Works great with the 01 and the tele end of the 02.

Yashica Electro Tele Wide Viewfinder in Excellent Condition | eBay

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This morning I've seen that the Q + 01 prime is currently at 240€ on amazon France.
Couldn't help myself not to buy it, damn it
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Good call NL. It will be one of the most fun things you have ever done! Photography should be fun.
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*** JUST ORDERED THE Q KIT WITH 2 lenses ***


.... !!

From Henry's: $599.00 shipping included.
Includes the 8.5 prime and the 8.5 - 15 zoom lenses.
This is a Canadian outfit which I dealt with before. Quite dependable and usually very efficient.

Now, I will have to stand by the door just in case my wife intercepts it !

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You will enjoy it jpzk. It is a great camera. Stand guard by the door.
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I keep finding myself interested in the Q.....although I am a rabid fan of my little X10, and love the OVF in the bright Texas sun. However, just being honest in my usage, I would say that 98% of my shots are with the LCD and not the OVF. Those 2% might make a difference if you shoot a lot of landscapes, or maybe not, but after a year of using the X10, I think the lack of an OVF on the Q is no longer a reason for me not to have one.
Not saying I will...but I sure might! It's a neat looking little camera, and from what I see in samples, quite capable.

Regards!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rupert Quote
Not saying I will...but I sure might!
Squirrels wanted in the 'Shots with a Q' thread. Just sayin'
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rupert Quote
However, just being honest in my usage, I would say that 98% of my shots are with the LCD and not the OVF.
Regards!
Very interesting Rupert. I though an evf was a must for the Olympus EPL1. Rarely use it. A simple to use camera became a pain to photograph with. Why do you use the evf only 2% of the time?

Get a Q and join the fun! It will surprise you.
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