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12-03-2012, 06:59 AM   #1
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Fish eye and Q

I recently purchased a used Q with the 01 prime. All works fine.

However, when I mount the Fish Eye lens, the LCD continues to show AV regardless of what mode I set on the dial. Is this what should be reflected because the fish eye has a fixed aperture? (I tried another fisheye lens and got the same results so I know its not the lens) Is my Q busted?

12-03-2012, 07:24 AM   #2
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I don't have the fish eye but I believe it's normal for that lens. The same things happens when I mount an adapted lens with no aperture connection to the camera.

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12-03-2012, 07:38 AM   #3
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The Fish-Eye is a Fixed Aperture lens, you can not set the Aperture its permanently f5.6.
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My 03 Fisheye just came in, I am going to enjoy this little lens.
I just took a quick moment to compare it with my 10-17 before having to get back to work.
Can you tell which is which?



100%-ish crop




100%-ish crop


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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
My 03 Fisheye just came in, I am going to enjoy this little lens.
I just took a quick moment to compare it with my 10-17 before having to get back to work.
Can you tell which is which?
They're pretty close, but I'm gonna guess that #2 is the 10-17mm.
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QuoteOriginally posted by panoguy Quote
They're pretty close, but I'm gonna guess that #2 is the 10-17mm.
I'm gonna guess the same. . .

IQ is remarkably similar though. ..

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#2 seems sharper (if ever so slightly), so I'll go with that too.

I'm about to grab the fisheye for my Q too!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Munki Quote
#2 seems sharper (if ever so slightly), so I'll go with that too.
It's not any sharpness that makes me think #2 is the 10-17, rather the chromatic aberration seen all over the place. Who knows? Maybe the 03 has bad CA and I never see it...

Strangely, I haven't been moved to get out my fisheyes and check. More fun to sit and watch and guess!

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Yes you guys are right, the first set are the Q 03 FE. I was pleasantly surprised at how close they look.
The 10-17 goes a little wider, this shot is at near the 12mm position.
For the small size the Q guys did a great job on the 03.
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Nice comparison.

I always grab the DA 10-17 and throw it in the bag with my DSLR kit, but for some reason, I feel compelled to use the 03 on the Q a much higher percentage of the time.

Including the 03 in the Q system as a very inexpensive FE for the Q was one of the best things they've done, IMO

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Love my 03 Fish Eye!
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I've found Focus Peaking via FW 1.10 takes most of the guess work out of using the 03. Plus, it can take a pretty severe crop really well. Makes the 03 a no-brainer addition to one's kit IMHO.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Michaelina2 Quote
I've found Focus Peaking via FW 1.10 takes most of the guess work out of using the 03. Plus, it can take a pretty severe crop really well. Makes the 03 a no-brainer addition to one's kit IMHO.
+1 to that...

I had to get the 03 fisheye at the same time I bought my (first) Q kit. The 01 prime is stellar, but I am a complete fish-fanatic!
Let me check which other mirrorless systems have an OEM fisheye lens... (hint: Panasonic 8mm for m4/3)

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QuoteOriginally posted by panoguy Quote
Let me check which other mirrorless systems have an OEM fisheye lens... (hint: Panasonic 8mm for m4/3)
Yep... at U$600... Yikes...

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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
My 03 Fisheye just came in, I am going to enjoy this little lens.
I just took a quick moment to compare it with my 10-17 before having to get back to work.
Can you tell which is which?
Indeed the 10-17 is sharper but not that much.
Thanks for the comparison!
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