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06-17-2014, 09:37 AM   #1
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Testing the 06

I picked up my new 06 lens on the way to work this morning. Four calendar days from Taiwan to WV; can't ask for better than that. The IQ in the first few photos I've taken is decent. I got a bit carried away trying to lead the rapidly accelerating CRJ2 in the LCD, and cut off part of its tail. I was not using the loupe. What we Q users need is an EVF accessory that will work with all lenses. Then again, maybe not, because that would add several hundred $$ to the cost of the Q.









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Good job photographing jets at the airport. Always fun to see the big birds. Great captures.

It would be nice if the Q had an add on viewfinder option. For some reason Pentax doesn't seem interested. Even a connection for the Ricoh evf would be fine.

Enjoy the new 06. It is a super performer. You will make great images with it. So glad Pentax developed the lens.
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Thanks barondla. I have a bunch more from later this afternoon, but no time to work with them right now. The 06 does seem to be a fine lens. I was skeptical at first, until I saw one at a price too good to refuse. Glad I got it.
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You will love the 06, mine almost never leaves my Q7, my lens is sharpest at f4 and almost as sharp at f2.8, and f5.6 is quite good. Diffraction will set at apertures smaller than that. Enjoy the lens

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Thanks Hans.
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QuoteOriginally posted by TonyTurley Quote
I picked up my new 06 lens on the way to work this morning. Four calendar days from Taiwan to WV; can't ask for better than that. The IQ in the first few photos I've taken is decent. I got a bit carried away trying to lead the rapidly accelerating CRJ2 in the LCD, and cut off part of its tail. I was not using the loupe. What we Q users need is an EVF accessory that will work with all lenses. Then again, maybe not, because that would add several hundred $$ to the cost of the Q.
Tony,

There is a neat device which I use called the Clearviewer. It comes in two flavors: one fits the hot shoe; the other the tripod screw. In either case it is very useful and helps avoid reflection as well. Here is the link to their site and also a thread I started on the topic about a year ago. Clearviewer hotshoe mount

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/136-pentax-q/217892-clearviewer.html
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Tony,

There is a neat device which I use called the Clearviewer. It comes in two flavors: one fits the hot shoe; the other the tripod screw. In either case it is very useful and helps avoid reflection as well. Here is the link to their site and also a thread I started on the topic about a year ago. Clearviewer hotshoe mount

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/136-pentax-q/217892-clearviewer.html
Thanks for the links, Mike. That looks promising. The loupe I bought is bulky and not easy to carry, especially if using a small bag like I have for the Q.
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QuoteOriginally posted by TonyTurley Quote
Thanks for the links, Mike. That looks promising. The loupe I bought is bulky and not easy to carry, especially if using a small bag like I have for the Q.
I have the Clearviewer it's a nice alternative to a loop but I use both, the clearviewer when I am not planning to use a long adapted lens

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Thanks for the additional info, Hans.
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Another larger aircraft taking off, an A319. Not a crop, but the full FOV of the 06 zoomed out fully.

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