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12-09-2013, 03:59 PM   #76
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Lens improvement seems difficult, instead body improvement seems easier for now.

For Q, I just want better high ISO performance, faster AF, longer battery life, and longer video recording (till card full). Do I want too much?

12-09-2013, 08:31 PM   #77
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Found some images shot with the 08 lens. Use google translate or similar if you can't read Japanese.

??????Q??????????? ?PENTAX-08 WIDE ZOOM? | Indo.to

GANREF | ???????
12-09-2013, 08:46 PM   #78
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link to a sample image from Ricoh's Japanese website: http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/japan/products/lens/q/high-performance/08-wide-zoom/img/ex-pic01.jpg

link to .jp product page in english: 08 WIDE ZOOM / High-Performance Lenses / Q-mount Lenses / Lenses / Products | RICOH IMAGING

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12-10-2013, 03:03 AM   #79
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Found a Japanese blog with lots of 08 wide zoom pics. Some very nice ones here. Scroll down a bit and you'll see them. Looks like the lens performs nicely. 2013?12? : abeshi's snapshot ???????????? PENTAX Q7

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QuoteOriginally posted by hoffo Quote
Found a Japanese blog with lots of 08 wide zoom pics. Some very nice ones here. Scroll down a bit and you'll see them. Looks like the lens performs nicely. 2013?12? : abeshi's snapshot ???????????? PENTAX Q7
There is a video too. Didn't know techno-merengue was popular in Japan.
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lol yeah I posted that video on the previous page of this thread. That's what got me looking for sample images. Some of the samples in that last blog post i posted are pretty nice.
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If you search flickr for "08 wide zoom" there are some images to look at now.
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I can't look at any more 08 samples as I have already spent too much on camera gear this year.
Fortunately next year is only a few weeks away.

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I can't look at any more 08 samples as I have already spent too much on camera gear this year.
Fortunately next year is only a few weeks away.
I swear this Qetish is going to keep me from buying a DA20~40WR Ltd.

Maybe that's a good thing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
I swear this Qetish is going to keep me from buying a DA20~40WR Ltd.

Maybe that's a good thing.
I know exactly what you mean. I want the Q8...and I want the 20-40WR.

Considering that I use my Q far more often than I use my K-01 I will probably end up with the Q8.

But, I'll probably change my mind tomorrow...

...if it takes me that long.

But, its good to have choices...

...right?
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
I swear this Qetish is going to keep me from buying a DA20~40WR Ltd.

Maybe that's a good thing.
When I initially saw the price of the 08 lens, my initial reaction was, "No way!" But now, I'm starting to look at some gear I don't use and I'm thinking, "If I sell this and that then I'll only need an extra $200 or so to land the 08."

I might cave in next year, But my company is laying off 20% of its workforce so I need to see how that goes first.
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When I initially saw the price of the 08 lens, my initial reaction was, "No way!" But now, I'm starting to look at some gear I don't use and I'm thinking, "If I sell this and that then I'll only need an extra $200 or so to land the 08."

I might cave in next year, But my company is laying off 20% of its workforce so I need to see how that goes first.
Yep. Mine just cut my territory, increased my quota and lowered my payout. I have to run 13% faster just to stay even.

Q7 + Q/08 - (x + y + z) <= 0
3 Q's in Household
DA20~40 Ltd. - (x + y + z) > $275
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Q7 + 08 < DSLR + DA 12-24mm (I'm talking both price and size) The rest I want to see is the IQ.
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Q7 + 08 < DSLR + DA 12-24mm (I'm talking both price and size) The rest I want to see is the IQ.
Ahhh, you just know its gonna be good. Just start shaking that piggy bank.
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Available in Norway and I bought one. But I doubt I will have it before christmas.
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