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01-21-2014, 01:26 PM   #1
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Q for my daughter.

My daughter has her 11th birthday in May and she really wants to pick up photography. So I was thinking giving her a Q and invite her to the Pentax family. I have seen them on the Marketplace here.

Is the Q suitable for her? And what lens would be good?

Thanks

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A Q is a perfect idea in my mind for a budding photographer. It is every bit a serious photographic tool in such a small little package. Two lenses (5-15 and 15-45) would be a good start to me.
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I think the Q would be suitable for her. What lenses would be good for her depends on what she wants to get out of it and what you would like her to learn amongst other things.
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I just gave my 13 year old daughter my k-x for Christmas. She used it during our last Disney trip, usually with either the F35-80 or the 28-80 power zoom.

I would say to give her a zoom lens.

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It is amazing to watch the kids who are interested, they pick up on the basics pretty quickly.

A Q sounds like a really nice tool for kids. Show her the color selection preset and watch her have fun.
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A Q with an 02 zoom would be the best option IMO
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A Q should be nice, as it allows some automation, but also more manual modes, shoots raw, and has interchangeable lenses. Only negative is that it has no OVF, which is why a lot of people start with K-x, K-r and such cameras, so that its a "true" DSLR. But these days, mirrorless are no joke and offer pretty much everything a person needs to learn about photography
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Q is great to learn with as it has good automation but at the same time basically the same controls as the bigger cameras.

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Great camera for a beginner. Fun to use. Small enough to take every where. All the auto and maual exposure modes. It works like a real camera with all the controls. Even allows Raw shooting.

Get either the 01 prime or 02 zoom lens. Either is fine.

careful pontax. Once you use her Q you will want your own.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jezza323 Quote
A Q with an 02 zoom would be the best option IMO
Yep... I agree.

QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
careful pontax. Once you use her Q you will want your own.
LOL... Yep... You may as well pick up two of 'em now.
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They show up on Woot.com pretty regularly now...usually as 2-lens kits.
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QuoteOriginally posted by TER-OR Quote
They show up on Woot.com pretty regularly now...usually as 2-lens kits.
Like now

PENTAX Q 12.4MP Dual Lens Camera Kit
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White Q with 02 zoom $199 at Newegg PENTAX Q 15170 White 12.4 MP 3.0" 460K LCD Digital Camera with 02 Standard Zoom Lens - Newegg.com
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pontax Quote
My daughter has her 11th birthday in May and she really wants to pick up photography. So I was thinking giving her a Q and invite her to the Pentax family. I have seen them on the Marketplace here.

Is the Q suitable for her? And what lens would be good?

Thanks
I would be concerned that someone that age would be prone to dropping (and break) or losing a pricey camera. Between the ages of 11 and 19 my daughter broke or lost 4 point-and-shoot cameras, 2 iPods, 3 cell phones and 1 wristwatch.
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Thanks all for great advice.

QuoteOriginally posted by jezza323 Quote
A Q with an 02 zoom would be the best option IMO
Yes I was thinking something like that, would suit her.

QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
careful pontax. Once you use her Q you will want your own.
My thoughts, with the Q-K adapter she can have access to my K mount lenses and I to her Q. Sneaky father.

So now I am on the hunt for a Q and thanks for your tips.
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