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02-21-2013, 04:34 PM   #1
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Adapter is in ... need more info please.

Hi folks.

Just received the Q to K adapter (Pentax) a couple of hours ago, unfortunately I did not have the time to even mount it on the Q plus a lens yet!
Now that is dark outside, and snowy/stormy, I'll have to wait until Saturday or Sunday.

I have checked this thread: Using the K-Mount Adapter for Pentax Q - Pentax Camera News & Rumors - PentaxForums.com
... very useful indeed.

BUT, I still have more questions:

What are the "usual" in-camera settings once the lens/adapter is on the Q?
I am searching for a thread here on P.F. but cannot find one that would detail the procedures.

I am planning to test this first with the DA*300/4, then with the Zeiss 85/1.4 ZK and the Vivitar Close-focusing 135/2.8; among others.

Thanks !

JP

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Step 1) Mail the Zeiss 85/1.4 ZK to me in Toronto.
Step 2) Enjoy all of your other lenses with the adapter!

In general, use the same settings you would for any long lens (high shutter speed, SR, etc.).
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Shooting the Q with adapted lenses I do the following.

1. Make sure aperture is wide open on 0 or 1 step down on 1.
2. set ISO as low as possible. ISO 100 (Q10), 125 (Q). Try to stay at 200 or below. Have a few good shots at ISO 400-800.
3. Set camera on AV or manual exposure mode. On AV, dial in -.3 exposure compensation.
4. Set camera to raw, autobracketing +- .3.
5. Set lcd for magnified view.
6. In camera menu set to lowest noise reduction.
7. Set Shake Reduction to proper focal length and turn on for hand holding/monopod and off for tripod.
8. Mount and turn on red dot scope.
hope this helps
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QuoteOriginally posted by panoguy Quote
Step 1) Mail the Zeiss 85/1.4 ZK to me in Toronto.
Step 2) Enjoy all of your other lenses with the adapter!

In general, use the same settings you would for any long lens (high shutter speed, SR, etc.).
Stay tuned for the Zeiss lens ... after this test on the Q and then one more try on the K7 with the new e-Es screen, I will decide whether this is a keeper for my "needs" or not.
One great lens but very stubborn at times ... I haven't yet gotten used to it the way I'd like.

So, "same settings" ... as with other (long) lenses -- ? I think I know what you mean, maybe?

JP

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QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
Shooting the Q with adapted lenses I do the following.

1. Make sure aperture is wide open on 0 or 1 step down on 1.
2. set ISO as low as possible. ISO 100 (Q10), 125 (Q). Try to stay at 200 or below. Have a few good shots at ISO 400-800.
3. Set camera on AV or manual exposure mode. On AV, dial in -.3 exposure compensation.
4. Set camera to raw, autobracketing +- .3.
5. Set lcd for magnified view.
hope this helps
barondla
Yep! That helps!
That sort of detailed instruction is really what I need, thanks!

JP
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I did a video that has some tips.
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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
I did a video that has some tips.
Setting up to shoot the Q and DA*300 - YouTube
Thanks for the tips!
Always nice to have more "tools" to work with!

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