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View Poll Results: What Accessories have you acquired for your Q/Q10?
New battery charger 2131.34%
Mini-Tripod 2334.33%
40.5 Filter(s) 2131.34%
Pentax Hood(s) 913.43%
Non-OEM Hood(s) 2943.28%
Pentax Opitcal Viewfinder 57.46%
Non-OEM Optical Viewfinder 1826.87%
Extra Pentax Batteries 1623.88%
Extra Non-OEM batteries 4668.66%
A new bag for my Q/Q10 and gear 1928.36%
A hand strap for my Q/Q10 2029.85%
Pentax Q-K Adapter 913.43%
Non-OEM Q-K Adapter 3552.24%
C Mount Adapter 1928.36%
D Mount Adapter 913.43%
M42 Adapter 1217.91%
Leica Adapter 22.99%
Nikon Adapter 11.49%
Canon Adapter 68.96%
Thumb Grip 11.49%
Screen Protector 1725.37%
Pentax Leather Case 57.46%
Non-OEM Leather(esque) Case 1014.93%
Laser Sight 913.43%
Standard Size Tripod 1014.93%
New Pentax Lens(es) 2740.30%
New Non-Pentax Lens(es) 68.96%
Extrenal Flash 811.94%
Something Else 1522.39%
Nothing 11.49%
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11-28-2012, 05:36 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
There's one in the accessories section that goes for around $5-7 and is terrific. Two button model that just works and takes a pretty standard CR2025 battery as I recall.

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Thanks for the tip Just bought one from that used to be a auction site for $4.99. It was actually stateside, and shipped free. Seen a few for less, but I didn't want to wait forever on overseas shipping.

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Thanks for the tip Just bought one from that used to be a auction site for $4.99. It was actually stateside, and shipped free. Seen a few for less, but I didn't want to wait forever on overseas shipping.

I own 3-4 (can't seem to recall) and have them in each main camera bag. The second button does the AF on the K-5, haven't tried that on the Q yet. Enjoy your bargain purchase.
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Got one of these the other day...

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Using it, I now go from "ON" to ready almost instantly. Before, using an older Class 10 SD card, I experienced a delay of several seconds.

Also, the price seems to vary widely... last weekend Amazon would take around U$10 for one, three days later they are asking about U$20 (both prices incl shipping).

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11-30-2012, 07:04 AM   #34
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The thing I'm going to buy next for my Q is a T2-M42 adapter so I can use my 8/500mm Vivitar mirror tele with my Panagor 2x M42 tele adapter....it never ends, does it?
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The thing I'm going to buy next for my Q is a T2-M42 adapter so I can use my 8/500mm Vivitar mirror tele with my Panagor 2x M42 tele adapter....it never ends, does it?
Thanks/Erik
2750mm but it will need a lot of light. How good a tripod do you have?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
2750mm but it will need a lot of light. How good a tripod do you have?
And that's w/o the 2x tele converter (makes a F16/1000mm), then it's equivalent to 5600mm...
But to be honest, this is something I want to do just because it's possible......only on the Q!!!
I'm not a big fan of tripods normally, and a 135 to 200 mm is about tops when handheld. For me.
Thanks/Erik

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And that's w/o the 2x tele converter (makes a F16/1000mm), then it's equivalent to 5600mm...
But to be honest, this is something I want to do just because it's possible......only on the Q!!!
I'm not a big fan of tripods normally, and a 135 to 200 mm is about tops when handheld. For me.
Thanks/Erik
I look forward to your posts about how it goes and to seeing the results.
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I look forward to your posts about how it goes and to seeing the results.
We'll see - now it's the dark ages in Scandinavia - but I'm sure I'll come up with something eventually!
For now though, it's all C-mounts - then I can carry Q in my pocket, which would be difficult with the 500 mirror tele...
thanks/Erik

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Hard to think of all the stuff, but here goes.Lens adapters ( RJ) for Canon FD, EOS, P110, and Pk. Polish C mount adapter. Pentax oem Q>Pk adapter. Tele/wide viewfinder. Tasco and Pentax red dot laser finders with x-tenda site adapter.

Pentax leather ever ready case. Various handstraps off other cameras ( have so many P&S). Pentax leater strap that came with ER case( my fave).

40.5 filters from other cameras, Cokin filters, 40.5 to 37 adapter for lens baby accessories.

Pentax af540 flash, lenses, and other stuff I already had.
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New here, would these work on my 01 Prime lens?

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It sounds like they are made to fit but I have no experience with those.

I'm personally not a fan of those add-on lenses that you put on the front of other lenses as they degrade image quality in my opnion.
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I have both Q bodies, two extra OEM batteries, some nifty S+F compatible LowePro belt modules, all the decent lenses (not the 04 and 05) and the Pentax adaptor. The only extra thing I really should get is a LASER pointer (I assume that is what people are referring to when they mention Red Dot) to assist with aiming extreme telephotos.

The camera shops I have looked at don't seem to stock them, and the main gun shop in Adelaide only has ridiculously expensive ones. The Pentax one Barondla has looks good and is very cheap, but I suspect they all need a hot shoe adaptor as well, as I guess they are designed for firearm sight rails.

Any advice out there as to what to get, and where?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote

The only extra thing I really should get is a LASER pointer (I assume that is what people are referring to when they mention Red Dot) to assist with aiming extreme telephotos.

The camera shops I have looked at don't seem to stock them, and the main gun shop in Adelaide only has ridiculously expensive ones. The Pentax one Barondla has looks good and is very cheap, but I suspect they all need a hot shoe adaptor as well, as I guess they are designed for firearm sight rails.

Any advice out there as to what to get, and where?
Hi Sandy,

No it's not a Laser Pointer -- A Red Dot Sight Is, as you later mentioned, a gunsight, and does not project a laser beam on the subject. It projects a tight beam onto a see-through screen, and you superimpose that bright point on the subject.

You do need to mount it, but it really doesn't need to go into the hotshoe, though that's probably the most convenient. The sight does not have to be minute of angle accurate, it just has to get your subject into your viewfinder, so you can conceivably mount it on the lens hood with a Velcro strap or heavy duty rubber band.

I've got an early model Phtosolve Xtend a Sight, and this is the most commonly used hotshoe adapter I've seen, but I have seen others. . .

Photosolve Home > Products > Xtend-a-Sight

I searched AU Ebay for "red dot sight" and am including two links to auctions to illustrate the two most common configurations of RDS, call them the tube type and screen type. I'm not endorsing either specific product, just using them for illustration.

Tasco Laser Red and Green Dot Gun Rifle sight Scope 1X30 20MM Weaver Mounts NEW | eBay

Tactical Holographic 4 Reticle Reflex Red and Green Dot Reticle Sight Scope | eBay

There were also laser sights in the results that project a beam to be placed on the target, and this is not what you want -- you should not aim lasers at living things as this would be potentially dangerous to your subjects.

Crosman and Daisy also make them for air/bb guns -- they're very lightweight, but cheaply constructed -- but they do work for this purpose.

If you're a DIYer, you could probably make a flash shoe mount from a flash shoe to 1/4-20 adapter and a long Weaver riflescope base, or if you have a flash bracket, you could mount a Weaver base on it, then mount the RDS on the Weaver rail.

Scott

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So what would be considered essentials for this camera?

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So what would be considered essentials for this camera?

thanks
See https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/136-pentax-q/189966-what-q-accessories-worth.html
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You are missing the 110 adapter
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