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04-21-2017, 12:01 AM - 4 Likes   #1
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Q08 for Interiors

The portability of the Q system is still hard to beat. I carry a 01, 02, 06, and 08 plus a couple batteries in a case the size of a small book. My employer has had me travel to our different branches where we have plumbing showrooms and since the Q system has been so small and light, I decided to throw the case into my carry on and took pics when I had time.

I've found the 08 and Q7 to be a great architectural photography kit. It's not as wide as the 8-16 Sigma on a K3, but it's also way easier to travel with and 8mm even on apsc, is often so wide that perspective distortion often makes things look a bit too stretched in the foreground. Really, the coverage of the 08 is great for interiors. And the depth of field is so easy! Plus being able to easily handhold the camera and having effective shake reduction made using this camera simple. I was trying not to go past iso400 in case my company wanted to use these in other promotional materials and this highlighted the biggest limitation to the Q system. With the k5iis, I'd be comfortable at 1600 and 3200 w/ the k1 for this type of usage and this would make a big difference when taking pictures that were not well lit. Fortunately, most of our showrooms have pretty good lighting so the Q7 was fine.

Since the Q has a hot shoe, I eventually want to try out the Q7 w/ a full blown off camera flash set up to see how far it can be pushed. Will post those here when I get a chance.

Anyways, please share your architectural shots on this thread if you have them.









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Q-7+08, "Museum" screen mode, handheld, native lighting, crop to compose,
single stand alone images (no stitched panos, or composites), LR5.6+NIK...



Interior: Basilica di San Marco, Venice, Italy

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Treasury of Atreus (1365 BC, or "a long time ago," plus 365).
The stone lintel over the opening weighs about 120 tons. Mycenae, Greece.

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Medieval walkway. Kotor, Montenegro

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The Q-7+01, 06, 08 & three batteries makes up my travel kit...
I use screen mode "Museum" as my 'go to' almost exclusively to produce DNG's that are very easy to post process in LR.

Love the combo & setting...

Cheers... M

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The Tamrac Zipshot is great in these situations. Allows ISO 100 shooting and can be folded/unfolded in a few seconds and can be carried in a large pocket or strapped to a small bag

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Nice shots Michaelina2 -- thanks for sharing! The 08 is perfect for that type of photography. What kind of case do you use to keep your kit together?

That's an interesting tripod caliscouser! Right now, I have a manfrotto walking stick that has a tripod mount on it - it too is light, but the stability of a tripod would be great. Thanks!

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Excellent interior shots vagrant10. The company should be pleased to have such fine photos of their displays. You mentioned noise at high ISO noise. Ever use small tripod multiple exposures to reduce noise?

Beautiful images Michealina2. You have wonderful control of the 08 and Q.

Thanks for sharing,
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QuoteOriginally posted by vagrant10 Quote
Nice shots Michaelina2 -- thanks for sharing! The 08 is perfect for that type of photography. What kind of case do you use to keep your kit together?

That's an interesting tripod caliscouser! Right now, I have a manfrotto walking stick that has a tripod mount on it - it too is light, but the stability of a tripod would be great. Thanks!
Thanks for the comment and kind words. Be sure to click through to the Flickr original for more detail. The Q-7/01/06/08 kit's IQ continues to amaze...

In the field (say, 90% of the time), I wear a jacket/vest with the camera (lens mounted) in an inside pocket, plus one lens in the right pocket and the other in the left pocket. I got mine on a 2/3 off sale several years ago...

https://www.amazon.com/SCOTTeVEST-Mens-Featherweight-Vest-Clothing/dp/B01K56...SIN=B01K56SOD8

If the kit needs to be bagged for some odd reason (say, 10% of the time), I use...

amazon.com : OP/TECH USA 4901002 Accessory Pack - 8-Inch : Photographic Equipment Bag Accessories : Camera & Photo?tag=pentaxforums-20&

Also, while I have a tiny tripod platform mounted under the camera, I still have steady hands so all of my shots are taken handheld.

amazon.com : Manfrotto MP1-C01 Pocket Series Tripod (Black) : Camera & Photo?tag=pentaxforums-20&

Finally, I've attach a thumbrest "thingy" (don't recall its real name... got it cheapo off eBay... sometimes found on Leica/rangefinder cameras) to the flash holder to firm up gripping the camera during one handed shooting situations (street, grab shots, etc.).

Further comments and questions are always welcome.

Cheers... M

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