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06-09-2013, 04:35 AM   #1
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looking for a zoom lens

Hi guys I'd like to get a good zoom lens nothing to heavy but that has good zoom, it'd be for vacationing, I know there is the telephoto one but its a bit pricey is there something else I could get even if its a third party, I know there is an adapter for them on amazon for around 20.00 but I'm not sure what lightweight lens but with pretty good zoom would be the way to go.

I'm a novice at the Q's.

06-09-2013, 05:41 AM   #2
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Welcome, not knowing what you already have makes it difficult. In my opinion the 02 zoom is the best travel zoom for the Q, then add the 06 if possible. Adapted lenses are all manual focus and to some degree have limited exposure options and you could miss some photo ops. Only C mount zooms would have the zoom range you would need for travel and a decent one would be the same cost as a native Q zoom and harder to operate.

06-09-2013, 06:35 AM   #3
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Agree with hnikesch. You will also be forced to use the electronic shutter with any adapted lens except PK lenses on the Pentax made adapter. The Pentax adapter costs as muh as the Q 02 zoom.

The one choice that interests me is the Pentax 110 20-40 zoom. It is all telephoto on the Q and wouldn't work as your only travel lens. Would be fun though.

There is no better traveling system than the Q/Q10 with both Q zooms, 01 prime, and FE.
06-09-2013, 06:45 AM   #4
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ok thanks I just wish it wasn't so much its almost the same as I paid for my Q camera.

06-09-2013, 08:03 AM   #5
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Well, check Ebay and similar for C- or D-mount zoom, some seem to be decent to good and with very interesting characteristics.
06-09-2013, 12:07 PM   #6
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I agree the 06 is too expensive, but I bought the Q with the 02 for 200.49 on Amazon then sold the 02 on Amazon for almost as much as I paid for the two - 189. I then bought an 02 on Ebay for the cheapest price, 83. It is hard to do such magic with the O6 which runs a minimum of say 250 on Ebay. Plus I hear on this site some 06s don't work so well so buying used is risky. Some adapted light weight, not compared to the 06 but still hand holdable, and relatively cheap lenses I have are the Tokina SD 70-210, Phoenix 100mm Macro, and the Olympus 50mm OM macro. Make sure you get an adapter with a tripod mt still because it is still the equivalent of 5.6 x the focal lens on a 35mm.
06-09-2013, 01:10 PM   #7
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With the Q's rolling shutter, I have abandoned the idea of using adapted lenses for telephoto duty. And let's be honest: not many of them give very good images anyway. The glass was not designed for such a small sensor. Save up and get the 06.
06-13-2013, 02:01 AM   #8
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I considered the 06 a few months ago myself, but needed to finish a project first to pay for it. At the time, I found prices between $225 and $250. Project done and $$$ in hand finally today - whoa - price jump! What happened!?!?!? $300+ seems the norm now!

Anybody found better pricing from somewhere reliable? There's a Japanese and/or Korean dealer or two on eBay for around $250. Trustworthy? Anywhere else?


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