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11-18-2013, 04:02 PM - 1 Like   #1
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New Guy with a "Q"...

Hi All! I just received a Pentax Q with the 02 Zoom and the 03 Fish Eye lenses, 3 batteries (1 Pentax, 2 Wasabi), 2 chargers (1 Pentax, 1 Wasabi), an Optio case which camera, batteries and lenses all fit in, and all cables and a Pentax strap.



This is my Q. There are many like it but this one is mine...


Here it is next to my trusty A300. The Sony isn't a big camera by any means but the Q makes it look huge...

So far, I'm blown away with what this little camera is capable of! I am a long time Minolta guy and have recently paired down my film "shooters" to a Maxxum 9xi and a Maxxum 9000 and my DSLRs are a Sony A200 and A300, so all my Minolta/Sony lenses are A mounts. I haven't seen any example shots using Minolta A mount lenses so I opted to purchase a Fotodiox Minolta A mount adaptor for the Q. Not being sure of how the A mounts are going to preform on the Q, I decided to stay away from the more expensive adaptors like the Novoflex.

I am waiting for the adaptor to be delivered so I'm hoping that I will be able to share some "Q" shots with you soon!

Mike

(P.S. - If this is typical of what Pentax cameras are like, I just might have to get Pentax DSLR!)

11-18-2013, 04:18 PM   #2
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The nice thing about the Q is that its menu system is practically identical to the K-5 - so if you mean that p.s. you can make the transition with little effort! I came across from the A200 myself, some days I really miss the old metal-jacket 35-105 and 100-200mm
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Welcome to the fun of the Q, check the adapted lens chart in the stickies above, and search the adapter threads so you know what to expect and enjoy your Q
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The nice thing about the Q is that its menu system is practically identical to the K-5 - so if you mean that p.s. you can make the transition with little effort! I came across from the A200 myself, some days I really miss the old metal-jacket 35-105 and 100-200mm
Thanks for the tip on the K-5! The more that I use the menu on the Q, the easier it gets to move around it. I don't have the 35-105 but I do have the 100-200mm. I'm looking forward to putting that on the Q!


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Welcome to the fun of the Q, check the adapted lens chart in the stickies above, and search the adapter threads so you know what to expect and enjoy your Q
Thank you sir! I checked the adapted chart and didn't see any Minolta A mounts listed. I'll comb through the rest of the thread and see if I can see something!

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This is my Q. There are many like it but this one is mine...
Excellent! yes I don't think we have indexed any A mounts, feel free to add some to the list. Enjoy your Q.
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Excellent! yes I don't think we have indexed any A mounts, feel free to add some to the list. Enjoy your Q.
Thanks Larry! Hopefully I can get some useful information to the adapted list for the A mount!

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QuoteOriginally posted by AnalogMan Quote
Hi All! I just received a Pentax Q with the 02 Zoom and the 03 Fish Eye lenses, 3 batteries (1 Pentax, 2 Wasabi), 2 chargers (1 Pentax, 1 Wasabi), an Optio case which camera, batteries and lenses all fit in, and all cables and a Pentax strap.



This is my Q. There are many like it but this one is mine...


Here it is next to my trusty A300. The Sony isn't a big camera by any means but the Q makes it look huge...

So far, I'm blown away with what this little camera is capable of! I am a long time Minolta guy and have recently paired down my film "shooters" to a Maxxum 9xi and a Maxxum 9000 and my DSLRs are a Sony A200 and A300, so all my Minolta/Sony lenses are A mounts. I haven't seen any example shots using Minolta A mount lenses so I opted to purchase a Fotodiox Minolta A mount adaptor for the Q. Not being sure of how the A mounts are going to preform on the Q, I decided to stay away from the more expensive adaptors like the Novoflex.

I am waiting for the adaptor to be delivered so I'm hoping that I will be able to share some "Q" shots with you soon!

Mike

(P.S. - If this is typical of what Pentax cameras are like, I just might have to get Pentax DSLR!)
Welcome on board Mike! You're gonna have a ball with your combo especially the 03 Fish Eye which I've also acquired recently - it is so much fun!
Q w/03 is more fun than a Nintendo. Oops, my age is showing!

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...Q w/03 is more fun than a Nintendo. Oops, my age is showing!

Rick
Thanks for the welcome Rick! (My age is showing too!)

Mike

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Congratulations on the Q kit and welcome to the forums. The Q is so much fun. So many things to experiment with. The Q will cause an explosion in creativity.

Since the Q came with multiple batteries you are set. Do check that Q has all its shots....er firmware updates. We want healthy Q.

Don't be surprised if the Q leads to other Pentax cameras. It is ok to have fun taking pictures. Pentax understands this.

Post some Q pics when you get the chance.
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Thanks for the welcome barondla! Yes, I made sure that my Q is up to date with it's "shots" I downloaded the latest firmware right after I got it. I promise to share my pics with you if you all promise not to laugh...!

I do look forward to using this little jewel and if it leads to other Pentaxes, so be it!

Mike
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Welcome AnalogMan!! You're already having fun!

From experience - Best Advice>> do NOT allow anyone with whom you live in close proximity to "borrow" your Q or you'll need to find another. Really.
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Thanks for the tip monochrome! You needn't worry. The first time I let someone look at it, I immediately felt separation anxiety and found myself grabbing it back!

Mike
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Welcome aboard! It's a surprisingly good little camera. I accidentally turned on the color selection back in the summer and got some really cool images totally by accident...

I did buy one of these little hoods. It fits both the 02 and the 01 lenses, and works well on the 01. I haven't tried it much on the 02, I don't know how it might affect the wide end.

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Thanks for the welcome TER-OR! I can see how you could accidentally do a lot of things with the Q. I am constantly amazed at all the different settings that are available with this little gem!

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I just posted some of my first "Q" shots...https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/136-pentax-q/172196-lets-share-shots-q-218.html#post2586230

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