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11-15-2012, 08:30 AM   #1
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Pentax Q 01 Prime Lens

I am looking at buying a Pentax Q10 and noticed you can get it with the zoom lens pretty cheap some places. I would really like to have it with this lens and it seems much cheaper to buy the camera with this lens packaged already rather than buying the zoom lens separately. I would also like to have the Prime 01 lens as well.

I am wondering though... the Q10 doesn't appear to have a kit where you can get the prime lens. Does anybody know if Pentax has mentioned selling the 01 prime lens alone in the future? It just doesn't seem to make much sense for late adopters buying into the Q line to not be able to purchase the 01 prime lens without buying it in a kit with the original Q.

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I ran into this same quandary a few days ago - so I bought another Q.

In doing so, I also got another battery and charger in the process.
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Yeah... I was hoping I wouldn't have to end up doing that. I don't NEED a Q but I have always thought it is a really neat little camera so I don't want to invest too much into it right now. I just purchased a K-01 and am really enjoying it. It is my first experience using the live view to compose images and since I like it so far it has pushed my interest in the Q that much further.

I guess at least you have two bodies now in case one of them bites the dust! :-)
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QuoteOriginally posted by LaurenOE Quote
I ran into this same quandary a few days ago - so I bought another Q.

In doing so, I also got another battery and charger in the process.
So, Lauren are you going to be putting that 2nd Q body up for sale on the Marketplace? Or did you get one in each color?

Pentax really needs to release the 01 Standard Prime as a stand-alone item. Seriously.

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We should start a petition for it. I'm assuming they plan to release it though considering they had the pentax q lens roadmap with it on there. I would think they would only include it on the lens map if it is inteded as a stand alone purchase? They had it on there along with some other lenses that have yet to come like the macro lens. If they release a macro lens for the Q I'm definitely purchasing a Q or Q10.
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No need to wait for that macro, the existing k-mount macros on the q with the adapter are fantabulous.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
So, Lauren are you going to be putting that 2nd Q body up for sale on the Marketplace? Or did you get one in each color?

Pentax really needs to release the 01 Standard Prime as a stand-alone item. Seriously.
I thought about it. The only color I could get with the prime, was the white one. I hardly ever sell anything with "Pentax" on it, so it would be unlikely I will sell it.

If I did sell it, the person would probably want the charger/battery/etc.

Nah, I will keep it, although it will never be used since I love my black one.

Moving forward, I think the Q has become my new "Optio". I used to buy a new Optio WR every other generation. Now, I will be putting a new "Q" into my kit from now on.

If I am ever able to get the Q in Kawasaki green - well - that would put me over the moon!!!!

A Pentax in Kawasaki green? What could be better that THAT?!?!

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QuoteOriginally posted by LaurenOE Quote
I thought about it. The only color I could get with the prime, was the white one. I hardly ever sell anything with "Pentax" on it, so it would be unlikely I will sell it.

If I did sell it, the person would probably want the charger/battery/etc.

Nah, I will keep it, although it will never be used since I love my black one.

Moving forward, I think the Q has become my new "Optio". I used to buy a new Optio WR every other generation. Now, I will be putting a new "Q" into my kit from now on.

If I am ever able to get the Q in Kawasaki green - well - that would put me over the moon!!!!

A Pentax in Kawasaki green? What could be better that THAT?!?!

None of these are just that Kawasaki shade of green are they?

And these are just variants on the above with different parts combined aren't they?


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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
None of these are just that Kawasaki shade of green are they?
LOL. No, but there are definitely some "Japanese" green shades in there.
Which are very very nice!



On the second picture, the 4th from the bottom, on the left is Kawasaki green.

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QuoteOriginally posted by LaurenOE Quote
LOL. No, but there are definitely some "Japanese" green shades in there.
Which are very very nice!



On the second picture, the 4th from the bottom, on the left is Kawasaki green.

<gulp>
Well, there are some companies that will (for a fee of course) purchase and ship items from Japan to you. Then you'd have 3 Q's
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I would love a green Pentax Q also! That would be awesome... I currently have a green Pentax K-X and now my recently acquired white K-01. If they had offered the K-01 in green I would have bought that in a heartbeat.... kind of sad that a simple color can have such an effect on my purchasing decisions. ha ha ha.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
So, Lauren are you going to be putting that 2nd Q body up for sale on the Marketplace? Or did you get one in each color?

Pentax really needs to release the 01 Standard Prime as a stand-alone item. Seriously.
Here in the UK SRS are taking orders for the 01 8.5mm Prime for the Q

Pentax Q Lenses - Compact System Camera Lenses - SRS Microsystems

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Here in the UK SRS are taking orders for the 01 8.5mm Prime for the Q

Pentax Q Lenses - Compact System Camera Lenses - SRS Microsystems

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That's good news indeed. Odd ad, 20 quid but is that the deposit or the total cost? Hard to tell from their webpage. If it's total then that is a real deal!
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Here in the UK SRS are taking orders for the 01 8.5mm Prime for the Q

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Oh cool! That is good news indeed. Hopefully that will make it over in the US.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
That's good news indeed. Odd ad, 20 quid but is that the deposit or the total cost? Hard to tell from their webpage. If it's total then that is a real deal!
It's said DEPOSIT. That can't be the total cost... that price!!!
PS: Just checked the site again, 20 quids for each of the toy lens sound good....tsk tsk

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