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03-28-2017, 01:46 PM - 1 Like   #1
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My Pentax 08 Wide Zomm has arrived - FINALLY!!!

I ordered this lens as a 'special order' - and special it was: It took two months and ten days from order to delivery. But now it is finally here to 'complete' my Pentax Q Go-Anywhere Bag:






06 Telephoto Zoom on Pentax Q10; 08 Wide Zoom on Pentax Q-S1; 02 Standard Zoom as in-betweener / back-up; circular polarizing filter,
4 spare batteries; IR remote control; +10D close-up lens and home-made LCD loupe / shade. All in a small bag measuring 23 x 16 X 13 cm.






I think this lens is going to give me much fun.

03-28-2017, 01:56 PM   #2
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Nice! Congratulations. Looking forward to seeing more photos from it
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Congrats! Now is the time to explore it!
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Congratulations on the new Q ultrawide, Stone G. You will enjoy it. Interested in the special order aspect. Is this lens not distributed in your country and retailer ordered it from Pentax Japan?
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O yea, its a great lens, worth every penny. You will have to start an 08 thread now =)
03-28-2017, 08:34 PM   #6
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That's the lens I plan on getting in the future; so love seeing how others like it. Photos are very nice!
03-29-2017, 05:03 AM - 1 Like   #7
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Thank you all for congratulations and great sample images. I have no doubt that this lens was worth waiting for, and as CarlG says, now the time has come for me to explore!!!


QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
......Interested in the special order aspect. Is this lens not distributed in your country and retailer ordered it from Pentax Japan?Thanksbarondla
Well, offerings for Q cameras and accessories here in Denmark from serious retailers have been non-existing for a while, and supplies throughout Europe seem to be dwindling rapidly now. So, I have become quite acustomed to self-import Q-stuff from dealers in Japan. After domestic VAT and post office fees for customs handling, there is no financial advantage to that and one further gets the goods without a European Warranty.


But then I saw this 'Special Order' offering on Pentax Q high-performance lenses from SRS Microsystems in the UK - an excellent supplier of a good deal of my Pentax Gear. SRS did warn that there would be an extra delivery time, (B&H Photo has a similar offering currently) but the price was fair, and I jumped. SRS then confirmed the order to me and ordered the lens from Pentax Europe. Pentax Europe then confirmed to SRS and ordered the lens from Pentax Japan......


......anyway, I now have my lens with a valid, European warranty and I think I got it slightly cheaper than if I had imported it myself from Japan.
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It's the same deal here in the US if you were to buy most of the Q items brand new in full retail packaging, for example if you look up most of it at B&H it's all "Special Order".

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Wide FoVs are satisfying to play with. Though the Q Wide Zoom continues to elude me, priorities and such things.
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QuoteOriginally posted by adjutant Quote
Wide FoVs are satisfying to play with. Though the Q Wide Zoom continues to elude me, priorities and such things.
Pesky priorities... why won't it let us do what we want...
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The 08 is a fantastic lens, and the fact that it takes 49mm filters is icing on the cake. With the 01 and 06 you would have pretty much everything covered.

Enjoy!

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Exploring my options (Warning: 10 pics.!)

Or, rather: I am still exploring/learning how to use this little gem properly. Perhaps a few too many pictures in one post, but you know, I'm like a kid having been let loose in a candy store:





#1



#2



#3



#4



#5



#6



#7



#8 - Strongly cropped






#9 - A good deal cropped



#10


Tamron, many years ago used the slogan "Small but Mighty" about their Adaptall-2 SP 35-80mm CF Macro lens (Model 01A). These words come to my mind while I am playing with the smc Pentax 08 Wide Zoom lens. All pictures were taken with the Pentax Q-S1.
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Stone G., you are getting along well with the 08. Particularly like the stairs and snail images.
Thanks for sharing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
Stone G., you are getting along well with the 08.........
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Thank you for encouraging words, barondla. This lens really appeals to be explored - how nice then, that I can have my Q-system with me almost anywhere I go almost all the time.
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