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11-02-2012, 07:13 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
Man you guys are a tough sell. There are so many things the Q can do for you. It is the perfect second camera system. It can be the "have it with you any time" camera. The ultimate street shooter. Incredible macro microscope. Super telephoto monster. Once the 06 2.8 telezoom arrives everyone will be wanting a Q. This combo will make all the other ILC look dated and wrong.

Look at all the K-5 owners with a Q. They are happy and having FUN. Hobbies are supposed to be fun. The Q is liberating. You don't always have to carry 30 lbs of equipment to take photographs. If you still must carry the big bag, the Q system can ride along taking up less room than a DSLR body and weighing less. Take a backup system! Put down the test charts, follow your heart.
I think you summed it up very well! I picked up the Q kit last night. I've only had the chance to take a few test photos so far, but the Q definitely looks like a fun little camera that you can take everywhere. I love my K-5, and this will definitely not replace it, but I can leave the Q in my truck or put it in my pocket and take it everywhere that I want. I'm looking forward to testing its potential! Thanks again for everyone's input.

BTW, Fry's has the Q and the 8.5mm lens kit for $300 as of today!

11-02-2012, 12:57 PM   #17
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Add to this that you can get a BNIB Q+8.5mm for $299 now and its getting to be irresistible.
11-02-2012, 01:06 PM   #18
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I just bought one. Ugh. I couldn't pass it up.
I wonder if Pentax knows how important making features that can be enabled in firmware are to a purchasing decision?
The recent price drop and firmware update made the Q too irresistible.
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+1 to what Lauren said. mine will be here tomorrow!!


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