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09-01-2016, 01:27 AM - 2 Likes   #1
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Copal makes most Q lenses

This may be old news to Q users, but I found it interesting as I was browsing the Copal web site looking at shutters.

Most (all?) Q lenses are made by Nidec-Copal, as you can see from this image from their web site (and corporate brochure):


Not surprising really, since Copal makes all sorts of camera shutters, and most (all?) Q lenses have in-built leaf shutters.

09-01-2016, 01:37 AM   #2
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Not old news to me... Interesting!

The only official Q lens I'm aware of without a leaf shutter is (rather obviously) the 07 Mount Shield Lens...

I wonder which model that is at the back right??
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QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
I wonder which model that is at the back right??
It does seem mysterious.
It could be made for someone other than Pentax, of course. Copal seem to make a lot of lenses and lens components.
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Is the one in the back the macro telephoto that we never got to see? Is there a way to order them straight from Copal and bypass Ricoh?

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Is the one in the back the macro telephoto that we never got to see?
It does look like it could be a macro tele. Sort of a squashed-up DFA100 in Q-mount
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The Copal incarnation of the Pentax-09 Telephoto macro doesn't look like the moke-up



so there is hope it won't be stillborn.
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Maybe you can see some Q lenses in these Copal made lens barrel parts too:



or those in this larger image:

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Styling of the back right lens is similar to the Sigma lenses for micro 4/3rds. However the Sigma lens doesn't poke out that far in front of the barrel as far as I know...

Review Sigma 60mm F/2.8 DN|Art Lens for Micro Four Thirds- MFT, M43 | Photography Gear Reviews | Photography Blog, Camera Gear Reviews & Photography Tips by Ness

I doubt it is the Sigma lens - I'm just pointing out that the styling is not typical for the Q and matches some other lenses styles.

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Samsung nx mini?

The extra lens looks to me like it has the style of Samsung nx mini lenses, and might be about the right size - would be the extending tube from a black lens in the barrel of a silver lens, which would be easy enough for the manufacturer to do.
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Agree with above. The Samsung Mini 9-27mm is quite similar in look and as mentioned while the barrel sticking out is black the Samsung is chrome.
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QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
Not old news to me... Interesting!

The only official Q lens I'm aware of without a leaf shutter is (rather obviously) the 07 Mount Shield Lens...

I wonder which model that is at the back right??
The 03 Fisheye, the 04 Toy Wide, the 05 Toy Tele don't have shutters either.
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