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05-12-2016, 10:10 AM - 2 Likes   #1
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Pentax Q 06 Telephoto user review

Just sharing my blog post about the 06 telephoto with some images it is a great little lens which I prefer using over adapted lenses.

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Stunning shot, and cool blog!
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Stunning shot, and cool blog!
Thank you the 06 hits above its weight when it comes to creating images.
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A little late to the party here ... ... but I think the 06 lens "makes" the Q series.

Nice shot!

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Painter,
Enjoyed your blog. You explained the Q and #06 lens well in an easy to read style. Your images are very nice.
Thanks for sharing,
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For general use, I found adapted lenes on the Q to be not real handy and the crop factor further limits the usefulness even more. Out of all the lenses I tried on the Q with the Pentax adaptor, the 135mm, 50mm macro, and 100mm Macro M series lenses seemed to be what I liked the most. A 400mm lens was interesting to play with, but so sensitive I would have needed to get a lot better tripod to use it effectively.


I guess I need to buy an 06.
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Unexpected consequences

As a long time user of classic manual focus lenses with a dislike of bodies without an optical VF I wasnt interested in the Q when it first appeared. But the potential of the 1:2.3 crop factor for macro and extreme tele shots caused me to pick up a used Q body to experiment with adapters and older lenses -- interesting and fun but not a compelling reason to invest in the system.

Then a nerve injury to my left hand made a serious impact on my ability to easily use manual focus lenses for every day purposes. The trial acquisition of 01 and 02 lenses for the Q soon lead to an upgrade to Q7s and a serious attempt to learn to use them in AF mode as designed. The 06 lens turned the corner for me on appreciation for the Q lenses.

Today I 've gained new respect for an AF-based, ultra-compact travel kit consisting of two Q7s with the 03, 08, 02 and 06 lenses plus +4 and +10 close-up filters covering practical macro - UWA - tele needs in the field. That fills the same niche I had for a compact 1/2-frame Olympus Pen-F kit in the mid-60s and I wonder now where Id have ended up if there had been suitable AF lenses back then.

I havent given up on my APS-C DSLRs, just augmented them with a fine tool box when used to its potential with AF lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by oscaletrains Quote
For general use, I found adapted lenes on the Q to be not real handy and the crop factor further limits the usefulness even more. Out of all the lenses I tried on the Q with the Pentax adaptor, the 135mm, 50mm macro, and 100mm Macro M series lenses seemed to be what I liked the most. A 400mm lens was interesting to play with, but so sensitive I would have needed to get a lot better tripod to use it effectively.

I guess I need to buy an 06.
I got the Q-7 specifically because of its crop-factor ... having seen what others were doing with the Canon SX-50 inspired me.
My regular birding kit consists of loupe + Q-7 + adapter + Sigma 70-300mm
Of all the lenses I've tried, including a DA 55-300, the Sigma gives me the sharpest images ... partly, perhaps because the aperture ring gives me certain control over the aperture. Backyard testing clearly showed that I get the best images at f/8, although f/11 is virtually the same; I was surprised by that, because I kept hearing that f/8 was already diffraction-bound for my K-30, but my testing was very clear on this matter. I don't use a tripod - "in the wild" my wife and I do a fair bit of hiking - but I've learned to make effective use of a MeFoto monopod / walking stick. A combination of shutter speed around 1/640 and the Q's very useful IBIS provide the sharpness I'd always been hoping to get.


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QuoteOriginally posted by oscaletrains Quote
A 400mm lens was interesting to play with
Yes I know the feeling.When I got my Q10 I gave it a test with my 500mm mirror with the 2x TC attached, YES! very interesting!
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Yes I know the feeling.When I got my Q10 I gave it a test with my 500mm mirror with the 2x TC attached, YES! very interesting!


Never thought to attach a 2x to it also! Just a little too hard to keep steady and work with, even on a tripod. And photos of a squirrels eye only goes so far...
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Yes, the slightest movement alters focus....don't try it hand held like I did!
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The 06 lens is awesome. Its almost always on my Q. Even so Bolex primes are small and incredible on the Q too.
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