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04-26-2016, 03:28 PM   #16
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Thanks Sandy & Mike! I'll definitely get the 02 next. Yes, I know down the road, the 08 will call; but I want to upgrade my telephoto for my K3 before I spend that much on the 08.

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Don't underestimate the fisheye lens. Love mine.
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Not sure I'd like a fisheye, never used one; but I really don't like the "fish bowl" effect.
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1/2/3/ what do they add up to 6,I get by with these 4.

The 6 is outstanding,my favourite,and I suppose I got a bit of a bargain. The equivalent of U$ 35 with filter and delivered.

2 is good,some say it suits Q7&QS1 more than Q or Q10,I think its good on Q/10/7.I can't comment about QS1 as I don't have one.

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QuoteOriginally posted by surfar Quote
2 is good,some say it suits Q7&QS1 more than Q or Q10,I think its good on Q/10/7.I can't comment about QS1 as I don't have one.
The Q-S1 is more-or-less a cosmetic upgrade of the Q7, so anything that works well on the other Qs works just as well on that
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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
What the Q really needs is a superzoom. Something like a 5-50mm or or 6-60mm. Better yet a 4.5-70mm. But those are just dreams. The Q is for the urban Japanese market, not the US market...
I would much, much, much rather have something like a 50 - 300mm lens { but that is probably a pipe dream also }
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Don't underestimate the 02 lens. It's a fine performer when shot wide open or near wide open. If you're not pixel peeping at 100+ percent then it's OK when stopped down too. It flares beautifully which makes it great for artsy shots. Don't be afraid to stop it down to f/8 and point it into the sun with some exposure composition!


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My vote would be for you to get the 01, 02, 03, 06, and 08 lens. Yes, the 03 is a great lens if you know how to leverage it.


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I took that shot through a passenger airplane window. Skip the others unless you are collector and just want to be complete.
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My vote would be for you to get the 01, 02, 03, 06, and 08 lens. Yes, the 03 is a great lens if you know how to leverage it.
As I mentioned, my next priority for lens will be an upgrade telephoto for my K3. This is the outfit I primarily use. The Q is awesome, but I don't have the money to purchase all these lenses for it; unless I'd be using it exclusively; which I won't be. If I'd see an 02 at a good price, I'd take that; but that would be all I can do at this time.

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Heh! Well, one lens at a time... you'll get there.


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QuoteOriginally posted by 6BQ5 Quote
Don't underestimate the 02 lens. It's a fine performer when shot wide open or near wide open. If you're not pixel peeping at 100+ percent then it's OK when stopped down too. It flares beautifully which makes it great for artsy shots. Don't be afraid to stop it down to f/8 and point it into the sun with some exposure composition!
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I'll have to try that, it looks great.
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I heartily second this. The 03 is just pure fun, and I find myself using it considerably more often than I expected. And the price is right!
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I heartily second this. The 03 is just pure fun, and I find myself using it considerably more often than I expected. And the price is right!
New, it's about $100; I'd rather put that money towards a lens that I know I'll like. Never had a fisheye, so don't know whether I'd like it enough to use it.
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The Fear of 'fishy-eyes' syndrome?

I shot for ~40 years and the widest lens (FF) I had was a 50. My 'normal' FL was the SMC 85/1.8. I just didn't develop 'WA-eyes' lookin' through a Spotty VF.

Then about 10 years ago I picked up a DA 16-45 that was too cheap to ignore and forced myself to use it for a few weeks - had to learn to 'see' with it. Had to discover it wasn't just a 'magnification thing' but a perspective issue and that WA wasn't just for golden-hour landscapes - close-up and DOF stuff works too.

Intrigued me to the point of acquiring a coupl'a 10-24's to explore and I just recently sold those for a DA 12-24. It's an acquired taste and even harder when you're accustomed to the Big Sky scene. You just don't' 'get it' by lookin' at other folks WA pix either - it's a process, not a result.

Now I really find the Q 08 and 03 a natural part of the kit and I'm continuing to explore the UWA world. The FE doesn't have to be 'fishy' once you learn to use in a manner different than a fast-50 either.

Lookin' back, 'free' digital film, a Q7+03 and an open mind would have allowed for a very cheap expansion in my photo experience. After 20+ years shooting in MT, WY and CO I know the leap of faith it takes to find new FE/UWA eyes out there but it's like finding a new spice for cooking . . . or tryin' Rocky Mt oysters for the first time?
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New, it's about $100; I'd rather put that money towards a lens that I know I'll like. Never had a fisheye, so don't know whether I'd like it enough to use it.
I understand completely that you'd want to optimize your spending by concentrating on what you know you'd like. Shoot on!
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or tryin' Rocky Mt oysters for the first time?
Well, that 2 for 2 regarding things I haven't tried, the above; and FishEye lenses!

Don't hold your breath for me trying the Rocky Mt. oysters!
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