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11-11-2014, 05:18 PM   #1
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Q super zoom

some of the latest super zooms can produce good to excellent results within a limited range.

however with the Q, we can see that excellent results are possible with a quality lens.

so.....PENTAX! please make a SUPER-ZOOM lens for the Q!

maybe its been mentioned here before, so i second (and 3rd) that request!

a fine quality high-end Q super zoom lens (maybe with a necessarily limited range 24-500mm equivalent f2.8) would be an investment i would make if i could afford it. i don't think there should be compromises. all of the 1/2.3" super zooms have compromised lenses. pentax would be opening up into a brand new market.

anyway, back to reality.

11-11-2014, 05:56 PM   #2
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That's been my desire for some time
11-11-2014, 06:04 PM   #3
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That's been my desire for some time
so i'm not the only one out there. great!

they could produce a range of super-zooms based on focal length, price and quality. maybe they can put out a 24-2400+mm lens of moderate quality that would out-compete the canon/sony/xxx brands and two shorter range lenses of better and best quality to compete with the giant SLR glass and good walkabout lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by krema Quote
some of the latest super zooms can produce good to excellent results within a limited range.

however with the Q, we can see that excellent results are possible with a quality lens.

so.....PENTAX! please make a SUPER-ZOOM lens for the Q!

maybe its been mentioned here before, so i second (and 3rd) that request!

a fine quality high-end Q super zoom lens (maybe with a necessarily limited range 24-500mm equivalent f2.8) would be an investment i would make if i could afford it. i don't think there should be compromises. all of the 1/2.3" super zooms have compromised lenses. pentax would be opening up into a brand new market.

anyway, back to reality.
How much of the super zoom range do you need at any one time?


If I do actually buy a Q for myself, it would be for times I go birding with my wife; at that time, what I would need would be the outer portion of the super zoom range.
I still have a 75-205mm f/3.8 zoom lens from my use of a Pentax SuperProgram during film days; used with an adapter on a Q7, that would give me the same field-of-view that a 348-953mm lens would have given me on the SuperProgram. The 70-210mm f/4.5 lens in my mother's old Canon AE-1 bag would give me even more range. Someone with old stuff lying around, or who is willing to buy on eBay, can get the needed capability at a rather modest cost. I feel that the ability to use these legacy lenses is one of the real advantages of a Q. Yes, I'd have to manually focus, but I often do that now with my DSLR, because it can't figure out whether I'm interested in the bird or in a nearby tree branch. No, they aren't as fast as you're asking for, but modern digital cameras provide higher ISO settings than the film I formerly used.

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QuoteOriginally posted by krema Quote
a fine quality high-end Q super zoom lens (maybe with a necessarily limited range 24-500mm equivalent f2.8) would be an investment i would make if i could afford it. i don't think there should be compromises. all of the 1/2.3" super zooms have compromised lenses. pentax would be opening up into a brand new market.

anyway, back to reality.
Wait a minute!! You're asking for something you can't afford?? Shouldn't you be making that request on Santa's lap??
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Yep... I want one, too!
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