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07-12-2018, 09:31 PM   #1
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Pentax Q with long lens vs modern bridge camera?

I see Nikon are bringing out a 3000mm equiv superzoom bridge. Does the Q with adapted manual focus long lenses still have advantages in telephoto usages over these new camera?

07-12-2018, 10:00 PM   #2
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Heck yeah! The Nikon has so much diffraction at max zoom the resolution drops to below 1 megapixel. The Q with a Pentax DA*300 lens easily out performs that. Q will require more skill to use with manual focus. The Nikon is aimed at the P&S crowd. Even through using a 3000mm equivalent lens will require more skill than most P&S people realize.
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Even through using a 3000mm equivalent lens will require more skill than most P&S people realize.
A tripod is common sense for 3000mm Id hope a P&S user would understand.
Noted the Nik has a remote that even has useful buttons for zoom control.

Flippy screen.
Viewfinder.
Higher Rez sensor...
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Yeah, but the nik is also 1k


And it isn't a pentax

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QuoteOriginally posted by 2old4toys Quote
Higher Rez sensor...
Only until you start using the long end of the zoom. Then diffraction kills any resolution advantage you may have.

The P1000 is impressive none the less. It is huge, though. And heavier than a Q + DA*300.

Compare camera dimensions side by side P1000 vs Q

Compare camera dimensions side by side P1000 vs 645D
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If you can do this with a bridge camera I'd be very impressed.

Q + DA*300

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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
If you can do this with a bridge camera I'd be very impressed.

Q + DA*300
Wow...

The best I've managed with a non-DSLR setup was from my little Panasonic DMC-FZ62. I was very happy with the image below, but your shot with the Q + DA*300 blows it away

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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
If you can do this with a bridge camera I'd be very impressed.

Q + DA*300
Nice image! ( But it is upside down! )

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Nice image! ( But it is upside down! )
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These shots look ok.

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QuoteOriginally posted by savoche Quote
And heavier than a Q + DA*300.
Not much in it, but put a hood on the 300 and the tripod foot and its heavier....both units are substantial but only half what a K-1 and Bigma comes in at.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
Q + DA*300
Shoulda upped the iso a bit,you could have had a whole moon shot!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
If you can do this with a bridge camera I'd be very impressed.
Once again, you've posted an image taken with a Q series camera that makes me say I need one. Thanks, I think.... (already have a bad case of GAS )

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Shoulda upped the iso a bit,you could have had a whole moon shot!
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