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02-18-2014, 03:17 AM   #1
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Just ordered a Q7

I luuuurve my Q. I have the 01, 02, and 06 to go with it (and if you read the other thread, looks like Im buying a 08 soon too).
But occasionally I find the noise and the slowness of the little beast a little annoying. So what to do about it?



Cant wait.

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You'll also like how all your lenses behave as if they are a little wider.
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Congrats, let us know how much you notice the diff in speed/noise/crop factor I hope to make the jump sometime myself, but I MUST purchase a macro lens for the DSLR first
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Does anyone have any good case/half-case recommendations?
I have one for my original Q, but I'm assuming it wont fit the Q7. I do get the impression however that the Q10 and Q7 are the same fit?

The reason I ask is; the case I currently have for my Q is a bit rubbish. The fit as the case wraps around the front grip is such a poor fitting and just kinda flaps around in the breeze a bit. And all the ones I've been looking at online (going by the photos) are much the same.
I'm liking the genuine Pentax ones, but they only come in black, white, and red. But I'd really like "full hipster" brown.

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GOT IT!!
Ordered it yesterday morning, had it this afternoon!

Very first impressions:
Certainly lighter than the original Q. But I do miss that 'proper' metal feel. It's not a show stopper, just an observation.
It really is faster that the Q. Shutter lag (my main bug with the original Q) is non existent. Everything about it is more responsive.
I love the silver + black. Although I originally wanted the Silver + brown (but impulsiveness got the better of me) I'm not complaining at all.
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I thinking of buying one to. but don't know what one to buy. is the q10 better then the q7?
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QuoteOriginally posted by tootal2 Quote
I thinking of buying one to. but don't know what one to buy. is the q10 better then the q7?
Q7 is better than Q10.
02-19-2014, 11:49 AM   #8
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lurch Quote
GOT IT!!
Ordered it yesterday morning, had it this afternoon!

Very first impressions:
Certainly lighter than the original Q. But I do miss that 'proper' metal feel. It's not a show stopper, just an observation.
It really is faster that the Q. Shutter lag (my main bug with the original Q) is non existent. Everything about it is more responsive.
I love the silver + black. Although I originally wanted the Silver + brown (but impulsiveness got the better of me) I'm not complaining at all.
Congratz!! I agree on the colors. I think the feel of the new body is quite solid and pleasing if different from Q. With the different sensor I consider it nearly a new camera that concidentally has the same mount.

I passed along all my Q's but one to my children and kept a original, NIB $169 deal kit unopened. Some day it'll either be worthless or worth something. If I hanker for an original Q shoot I can borrow my wife's.

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Enjoy the new camera. I have them both, and love using them both. I agree that the Q7 is faster, with less shutter lag, but it is the original Q that still rides in my jacket pocket continually. With the upgraded firmware I don't notice the delay as much.
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About the only thing I think they missed.... seeing as they nabbed the MX1's sensor anyway, shame we didnt get its folding screen too....
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Yeah, since buying the MX-1 I'm a convert for the tilty/flippy screens on mirrorless cams..
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OK you got me, mine is coming Monday

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OK you got me, mine is coming tomorrow
Nice!
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Congrats on all the new Q7s folks.
Look forward to your shots.
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Congrats on all the new Q7s folks.
Look forward to your shots.
Echoing crewl1! Enjoy your Q 7s. I'm v. happy with mine, then improved speed esp. makes it much more useful for street photography.
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