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07-02-2014, 04:32 AM   #1
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Pentax q3!!!

So, its been a while since we've seen any new Q gear... is there anything in the pipeline?

I still aim to get the 08 & 06 lenses in that order. I wonder is there are new bodies in development.

*sorry about the title, it got your attention though

07-02-2014, 04:54 AM   #2
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It has been a year since the Q7 came out, but it doesn't seem as though the price has dropped much. It seems to me that usually prices start falling when they are ready to announce a new body.
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I would guess that a new body in the fall would be possible, but a new body next year (spring or later) is much more likely.
(Of course, I am not that anxious for a new Q body because the K-3 is the next camera on my list, and it will probably be a little while before I pick that up.)
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I'm more interested in the planned tele macro lens than a new Q.
The macro lens will be the one that opens up new opportunities with the need for the K adapter, better flash sync speeds and AF

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I'd like to see some Q action from Pentax, whether its bodies, lenses or accessories... It'd be a good thing to keep people involved. I'm very happy with mine and like I said, I still have a couple of the current lenses on my shopping list. BTW, its my only camera and will remain so for quite some time.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pinholecam Quote
I'm more interested in the planned tele macro lens than a new Q.
The macro lens will be the one that opens up new opportunities with the need for the K adapter, better flash sync speeds and AF
Out of curiosity, and quite off topic (sorry!), shouldn't a Raynox work on the 15-45? Might make it front heavy, though!
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QuoteOriginally posted by savoche Quote
Out of curiosity, and quite off topic (sorry!), shouldn't a Raynox work on the 15-45? Might make it front heavy, though!
Yes, Raynox works well with 06 lens (with use step up filter ring (40,5mm -> 43mm) instead Raynox universal adapter it is not heavy). AF works too but it is not necessary for macrophotography.
As example - photo taken with Q7+Q06+DCR250.
Sorry for this little off-topic continuation.
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QuoteOriginally posted by savoche Quote
Out of curiosity, and quite off topic (sorry!), shouldn't a Raynox work on the 15-45? Might make it front heavy, though!
For me, the raynox+06 combo is not high enough a magnification.
The 06 at 45mm is barely enough for small insects.
I really like the flexibility of the Q+ 1:1 macro lens.

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QuoteOriginally posted by bluefoam Quote
So, its been a while since we've seen any new Q gear... is there anything in the pipeline?

I still aim to get the 08 & 06 lenses in that order. I wonder is there are new bodies in development.

*sorry about the title, it got your attention though
Some RI rep said during an interview that the next Q body will be released in 2015.
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