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05-07-2013, 02:54 PM   #1
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Anyone have 2 or more Q's?

If so how do you have them setup?

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1balck, 1 white. Bought one new and one on the Forum from a member who bought it at the Deal prices for the 01 lens. I have the 01,,02, 06, Q<K Converter and Tripod Foot.

#1 is carried with the 01 and hood mounted and the o6 (preference) or 02 in the bag.

Usually M Mode, sometimes Av or even P; 2x Focus Zoom, Peaking, Histogram, ISO Fixed or Auto 800
#2 is carried with the Converter and Foot mounted and the 02 (preference) or 06 in the bag
Always M mode, 4x Focus Zoom, otherwise same as above
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4. One for me, one for my wife, and 2 spares.

I most often shoot in Av mode with natural color profile. Of the several lenses I have for the Q, the 02 is my most used.
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One black and one white. The White was on a killer sale at KEH and is in great shape. I have the 01 on the Black and the 02 on the white but often move the 03 onto the white one. If I get the 06 it will be 01 and 06 as my outing lenses for their size and reach.

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I have 2.

#1 is my long lens cam and has the Pentax k adapter, red dot scope and bracket for the lcd hood permanently attached.
Setup is jpeg, 2 sec delay, M mode, ISO125, aperture via adapter and shutter speed variable. 4x focus zoom, power save - off, 3 minute auto off, nr low,

#2 is my compact kit cam and goes everywhere with me in a small bag that has the 01, 02 , 03 lenses and Tele wide VF.
Usually running Av mode, AF, auto ISO, auto NR. With the 03 I use focus peaking.
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I have 2 and pretty much like crewl but I like the tv mode...
05-08-2013, 09:15 AM   #7
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I also have two, set up similarly to crewl1's. except:

#1 (black) is my adapted lens cam, mostly Av mode, auto ISO 125-1600, no shutter delay, Focus Peaking (usually no focus zoom), in-camera sharpening at -4. Most common lens so far is DA 55-300, followed by D FA 100 Macro, FA 50 f1.4, Canon FD 300 d4 L.

#2 (white) is my compact everyday/everywhere system cam. 01, 02, 03, 06 lenses. I use the 01 mostly, with a Leica Brightline 50 accessory OVF, second is the 03 FE, and third is the 06 tele zoom. I usually carry the cam and lenses in jacket pockets in cooler weather, and in a camera vest in warmer weather.


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I have two, both black, one being used, one unused in box.
Also have the 01 and 02 lens, plus a Fotodiox adapter.
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1 - 01 Prime
2 - 02 Zoom

I also have the 03 Fisheye

One camera with either the 01 or 03 hangs around my neck as I ride for shots on the go.

One camera with the 01 or 03 is used to take rigged, bike-to-bike photos

The 03 Fisheye is used to take moving selfies.

The 02 will likely be used mounted in or on the side of a car to shoot moving video. The Q's HD IQ is much better than a GoPro.
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QuoteOriginally posted by johnmflores Quote
The Q's HD IQ is much better than a GoPro.
Hi John,
Based on comparisons with my son's GoPro2 and my Q, I have some problems agreeing with that.. To my eye the Q produces poorer quality footage than the GoPro.
What are your settings when using the Q for video?
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QuoteOriginally posted by sledger Quote
Hi John,
Based on comparisons with my son's GoPro2 and my Q, I have some problems agreeing with that.. To my eye the Q produces poorer quality footage than the GoPro.
What are your settings when using the Q for video?
You may be right. I've shot nearly everything but the GoPros (ContourHD, Contour ROAM, CamONE Infinity, DriftHD) and the Q is better than them all in terms of IQ. For example:

From what I've seen online, some of these other cameras beat the original GoPro, so I was thinking if Q>Camera X and Camera X>GoPro then Q>GoPro. But your first hand experience is more credible than my math.

From the looks of it, the newer GoPros have moved the game forward.
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Nice video, but what is that thing you're driving around that they are mounted on? It has a center mirror and two windshield wipers!
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I have two, a white and a black. The white one is my go everywhere camera, usually with the 01 lens and the Pentax optical viewfinder, great for street photography. I also carry my 02 lens, I don't use a bag for this except for storage, I just use my pockets for the various bits and pieces, much more discreet, people seem not to take the white one seriously.

My second Q (black) is my 'experimental'; camera with a bellows attachment, microscope and telescope adapters. I also made a Pentax 110 lens adapter with aperture adjustment, not too successful because I couldn't get passed the 1/13th of a second delay, It's also my long reach camera with a Pentax Q-K adapter and red dot finder, with the cheap adapters same 1/13th of a second problem, too many rejects for me, the shutter in the Pentax adapter makes a world of difference, no rejects.

All usually in aperture priority, but I also use Manual Mode for video and manual flash photography, I use bracketing for HDR (3 frames 2 stops apart) a lot, the Q is very good at it.

I've also used it for time lapse video and once attached to my friends quadcopter shooting video - brilliant, got to do that again.


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I just bought my second from a forum member. His price, with the 02 zoom, was too good to pass up. My other Q I bought body only and I figured I should get at least one lens. I gave the white Q and the 02 to my wife to use. It dances circles around her Panasonic p&s in terms of focus, shutter lag, etc. I think the panny might take better flash photos on auto mode, but she is not missing shots because her camera is too slow. I would like to get her the 01 for indoors, but it is too expensive.

The black Q has been mated to a 200mm/2.8 for birding, but I haven't been able to give it a serious go yet.
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had a black one for a while ,came with 01+02 then I purchased 06 now frantically looking for a white one while still potentially available but to no avail ( in Australia),
in the meantime I purchased silver MX-1 ( could not refused great offer) , very enjoyable camera and my Q is not so lonely any more....

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