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10-20-2014, 09:25 AM   #16
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100/4

If the Q had that lens available, and priced sensibly ($500 or less) I'd buy into the Q system in a heartbeat.

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QuoteOriginally posted by luftfluss Quote
100/4

If the Q had that lens available, and priced sensibly ($500 or less) I'd buy into the Q system in a heartbeat.
You can get the real q/PK adaptor and just about any 100/4 macro for much less than that. What's stopping you
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01, 06, and 08. 02 doesn't produce nice enough images, and needs to be replaced.

Possibly also a toy lens, such as the wide, to be used for taking nostalgic "Route 66"-type and nature photos - often as B&W.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
You can get the real q/PK adaptor and just about any 100/4 macro for much less than that. What's stopping you
AF...

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QuoteOriginally posted by sapporodan Quote
...I have very little money to spend on camera gear...

I understand...

For me... it's time, or money.

If money is tight, you might consider dedicating the next (say) six months to pushing your current gear to its limits. Figure out how to shoot to its strengths while doing the necessary work to become a world-class post processor. Post processing is very easy to learn and to do, quickly. While I'm not w-c (yet), I try to spend no more than 5 minutes on an image... in fact, post can be almost more fun than capturing the image in the field. The benefits are many. For example, Not only will you learn a ton about photography, but you should be able to make better buying decisions when the time comes to update things.

My 2 cents... M
10-20-2014, 06:11 PM   #21
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QuoteOriginally posted by luftfluss Quote
AF...
Of macro it isn't worth it. Just my $0.02
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Of macro it isn't worth it. Just my $0.02
Oh, I agree with that, I MF with my macro lens more often or not on my K-01. What I meant with my original most re 100/4 lens, is I want a genuine 100mm lens, which would give me ~ 500mm field of view on the Q.
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QuoteOriginally posted by luftfluss Quote
Oh, I agree with that, I MF with my macro lens more often or not on my K-01. What I meant with my original most re 100/4 lens, is I want a genuine 100mm lens, which would give me ~ 500mm field of view on the Q.
An AF lens would be interesting. I use my k135/2.5 MF with focus peaking works well

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An AF lens would be interesting. I use my k135/2.5 MF with focus peaking works well
I am tempted to get a Q7 and use my Tak 200/4... but it would be so nice to have a compact tele kit with AF, and have image quality better than a typical superzoom camera.

Nikon has a 70-300mm lens ($1000 !) for their Nikon 1 system, which equates to an 810mm FoV on the long end. If Pentax made a 70-200 for the Q, that would be awesome!
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QuoteOriginally posted by luftfluss Quote
I am tempted to get a Q7 and use my Tak 200/4... but it would be so nice to have a compact tele kit with AF, and have image quality better than a typical superzoom camera.

Nikon has a 70-300mm lens ($1000 !) for their Nikon 1 system, which equates to an 810mm FoV on the long end. If Pentax made a 70-200 for the Q, that would be awesome!
The problem with the tak 200/4 is it is more prone to fringing than some other tele lenses. I use the vivitar series 1 70-200/3.5 (first version of the lens) if I want additional reach

It performs better than the tak. 200mm is about the limit for hand holding even with a V5 viewfinder loupe and holding it like an SLR.
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A longer than 45mm super tele either fixed or zoom (100 or longer). Also a macro lens ( they have shown this). A Real af, kick butt, pancake lens that is similar to the 40 ltd. Would prefer it a little wider focal length. It would make the Q easily pocketable.
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new 03 fisheye with autofocus.
new 02 lens with f2.8 constant and collapsible
a fast wide, something like a 4.5mm f1.4
a portrait lens 18.5mm f1.2
a 45-90mm f4 zoom collapsible

All in full metal. I hate the plastic of the 06
I'm not in the toy lens mood, but I know that for japanese market it's important
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It will never happen (and probably wouldn't fit anyway) but if Sigma made their 3 DN lenses available with the Q mount would you purchase them?

They are all sharp f2.8 primes.
Ok so they will be a bit chunky on the Q's but they are very good value lenses.

So for the Q7/S-1 they would give us

19mm = 90mm f2.8
30mm = 140mm f2.8
60mm = 280mm f2.8

Although the 19mm & 30mm lenses focal range is covered by the 06 lens, so not a great advantage in having them, but the 280mm f2.8 prime is very tempting
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
The problem with the tak 200/4 is it is more prone to fringing than some other tele lenses. I use the vivitar series 1 70-200/3.5 (first version of the lens) if I want additional reach

It performs better than the tak. 200mm is about the limit for hand holding even with a V5 viewfinder loupe and holding it like an SLR.
Yes, the Tak does have noticeable CA, and sometimes its really hard to eliminate in PP. But my copy turns super-duper sharp at f/5.6 and has nice bokeh, so I live with it.

I use a loupe, too, on my K-01 for tele work.

What's it like to MF with a 200mm lens on the Q?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Michaelina2 Quote
I understand...

For me... it's time, or money.

If money is tight, you might consider dedicating the next (say) six months to pushing your current gear to its limits. Figure out how to shoot to its strengths while doing the necessary work to become a world-class post processor. Post processing is very easy to learn and to do, quickly. While I'm not w-c (yet), I try to spend no more than 5 minutes on an image... in fact, post can be almost more fun than capturing the image in the field. The benefits are many. For example, Not only will you learn a ton about photography, but you should be able to make better buying decisions when the time comes to update things.

My 2 cents... M
I agree with you 100%. I think most folks do not spend enough time getting the most out of the equipment they have.

Personally I’m a bit tired of all those negative posts on this board or those who want the Q to be something it’s not instead of appreciating what it is and making the most out of it’s strengths. There are some photographers on this board churning out and posting some really good pictures with their Q series cameras and I for one look to those photographers for inspiration on using the Q.

As far as speculating about the next lens or whatever, why wish for something else when you have not learned how to get the most out of what is currently available? Reading some of these posts I believe some of these folks do not own a Q series camera and some of them may never own one they just like to mix it up a bit on such forums.

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