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05-11-2015, 12:08 PM   #16
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Hi wildman , we still don't know wch lens was used ..

05-11-2015, 12:28 PM   #17
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Hi wildman , we still don't know wch lens was used ..
Astro Tech 80mm F/7.1 560mm APO triplet. It's not really a "lens" it's a scope.

You can see my setup here:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/136-pentax-q/172196-lets-share-shots-q-304.html#post3247690
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yes I saw it , thnks
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The Q-7 and Q-S1 are nearly identical in terms of tech specs and performance. i think the Q-S1 offers continuous AF during video. That's it.
That is the only difference that has been reported by other review sites. I am not sure where or how that site got their info.




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Thanks for that. It's pretty much just what I was looking for. I read it thoroughly.

For my specialized use it sounds like the S1 is just the Q with a somewhat bigger sensor.
I can live with that but I'm surprised they haven't done more to make the Q series faster and more responsive.
Dealing with the glacially slow shutter lag, buffer performance, lack of a proper viewfinder and the distortion of the electronic shutter can make the Q a real challenge for my purposes.

Ideally what I'm really looking for is a K5 body with a 1 inch or smaller sensor.
In the mean time I will make do with what I have.
Depending on what that use is, I found that there were a good number of changes and improvements between the Original Q and the Q7 with the increased size sensor and less noise at all ISO's just being two. Some folks still expect to get K-5 Quality out of the Q7 but of course such expectations are not realistic but the Q7 does produce much sharper and better detailed images than the original Q.You can check out my WEB site to see how we use the Q series and what are expectations are and I have photo's shot with the Q10 and Q7 in my Albums.


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QuoteOriginally posted by CWRailman Quote
That is the only difference that has been reported by other review sites. I am not sure where or how that site got their info.




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Depending on what that use is, I found that there were a good number of changes and improvements between the Original Q and the Q7 with the increased size sensor and less noise at all ISO's just being two. Some folks still expect to get K-5 Quality out of the Q7 but of course such expectations are not realistic but the Q7 does produce much sharper and better detailed images than the original Q.You can check out my WEB site to see how we use the Q series and what are expectations are and I have photo's shot with the Q10 and Q7 in my Albums.
Denny, would you post a link to your webpage? Thanks!
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Denny, would you post a link to your webpage? Thanks!
In the past the moderators of this board did not allow us to post links to our WEB sites within the messages and I do not know if that has changed. If you left click on my CWRailman heading which appears over any of my posts, the drop down will allow you to go to my “Home page”. Once on my site you can go to my Blog page. Click on “Photography” under the “categories” which is on the right hand side and a few of my blogs discussing using the Q, Q10 and Q7 cameras for photographing models will come up. In addition you can go to my “Photographing Models” page to get some additional information about how we easily photograph models using inexpensive cameras with small sensors. The Q series small size sensors produce a good depth of field which is great for our type of photography. If you have any questions you can either ask them here or send me an email using the address listed on my WEB site.

In my 02/17/2014 blog I provide a link to a Gallery of images shot for the Scottsdale Model Railroad Historical Society with the Q10 and Q7 using the Tonal Expansion special effects. We did that to represent an artists perception and how they might paint the scene. One of those shots, the one of the large articulated locomotive was actually printed on canvas by the owner of that particular model and does look like a painting.
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Just got the S1 this afternoon.
Give me more time to work with it before I have anything to say about it.
In the mean time here's a few yardbird shots taken with it - posted without comment.
All FF.

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OK had a little time with the S1.

Quick and dirty report so far.

1. Haven't found anything worse on the S1 compared to the original.

2. Did find two things that are better:
A. The buffer performance when shooting RAW in single mode is much better. This is a big deal for me because I'm a RAW shooter and especially with such a small sensor it needs all the help it can get from PP. I'm surprised that in all the reviews I read no one mentioned this improvement.

B. Sensor quality while not stunningly better is noticeably better. About 2 stops with proper PP. See bird pic at ISO 1600.

Bare in mind I have no interest in using the Q for normal FL photography, under 300mm, and the only glass it will ever be used on will be my scopes.

Bird pic at ISO of 1600 and 5000 .


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QuoteQuote:
1. Haven't found anything worse on the S1 compared to the original.
you forgott to mention its thickness... since its a few mm thicker ... compared to the original it feels holding a vhs tape... and the "i do look like a got the magnesium body BUT I DON'T"
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you forgott to mention its thickness... since its a few mm thicker ... compared to the original it feels holding a vhs tape... and the "i do look like a got the magnesium body BUT I DON'T"
For my purposes neither of these differences really matter to me. As a matter of fact I wish it was bigger with a size more in scale to the human hand. So far as the body material is concerned I wouldn't be able to tell the difference without being told there is a difference.


One big improvement I failed to mention is TAv mode is fully implemented in the S1 with the ability to control Ev.
A big deal when you are a RAW shooter trying to wring all the performance you can out of that tiny sensor with its tendency to blow highlights.

A recent shot with the S1.....

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OK had a little time with the S1.

Quick and dirty report so far.

1. Haven't found anything worse on the S1 compared to the original.

2. Did find two things that are better:
A. The buffer performance when shooting RAW in single mode is much better. This is a big deal for me because I'm a RAW shooter and especially with such a small sensor it needs all the help it can get from PP. I'm surprised that in all the reviews I read no one mentioned this improvement.

B. Sensor quality while not stunningly better is noticeably better. I would say at least about 2 stops with proper PP. See bird pic at ISO 1600.

Bare in mind I have no interest in using the Q for normal FL photography, under 300mm, and the only glass it will ever be used on will be my scopes.

Bird pic at ISO of 1600 and 5000 .
Is this compared to the Q7 or the original Q?
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Is this compared to the Q7 or the original Q?
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