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02-27-2013, 02:47 PM   #16
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Mat be of interest for this discussion. Here's an example of a Tamron SP300 f2.8, a Kenko 1.5x and a Pentax 1.7x. Taken with the K5. Autofocus worked too. It was a big lump to hold though




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Dunnock - Tamron SP300mm f2.8, Kenko 1.5x and Pentax 1,7xAF by Alan Wennington, on Flickr
That looks very good -- thanks for posting it. Handheld at 1/250? With no flash? Very good indeed.
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That looks very good -- thanks for posting it. Handheld at 1/250? With no flash? Very good indeed.
Yup - no flash
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Did I miss the reveal?

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Did I miss the reveal?
No -- the Q is on the left, K-5 on the right.

Obviously way too small a sample and conditions too poorly controlled to make more than very tentative conclusions, but enough to warrant further tests. The K-5 + TCs has significant advantages in handling, and if IQ is about equal then it is generally a better choice for me, for this kind of shooting. Subject acquisition is much easier with the optical viewfinder. Partly that's because the angle of view is a bit wider, but mainly it's because sweeping is much better with optical vs. electronic view. Of course adding a reflex sight improves things on the Q, but there's still extra time going back and forth from sight to LCD. Shutter lag and frame rate are also of course much better on the K-5. The one area where the Q might have the edge is focusing -- with the focus this touchy I had a hard time getting it right in the viewfinder. Alan's very good results above are making me seriously consider the 1.7x AF adapter, but I'll be patient for a while longer yet and see if Pentax can ever produce the SDM TC.
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Thanks baro-nite, your samples show exactly what I was looking for. I obsessed over the K-01 vs Q decision for a long time and chose the K-01, but the Q kept nagging at me for its supertelephoto abilities. It appears from your test that I should be able to do as well or better with my existing gear (K-01, DA*300, Kenko 1.5X, Pentax 2X-S). Hopefully a K-3 and Pentax 1.4X coming soon.
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