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09-06-2017, 01:23 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by Fontan Quote
Wow. This is .... as bizarre as it gets. Getting it for sure.
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Let's make Ricoh carry on with the Q mount !

09-06-2017, 01:28 PM   #32
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So.. if they're bringing reducers to Q's.. Is there hope to get a medium format to FF reducer? There'd be a few things I'd like to try with one..
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QuoteOriginally posted by surfar Quote
Many who have tried that lens with a speedbooster have reported that the rear element collides, so its unuseable....i use the Tak 55mmf1.8....works fine.
I checked, and the rear element of each of my old Pentax primes {M42-KA} enters the mount as it focuses to infinity. I guess the usefulness of this device would depend on exactly how much clearance they're able to provide.
09-06-2017, 03:14 PM   #34
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All my Takumars are good...17/28/55/105/135/150/200/300....its the 50 f1.4 specifically causing problems.(i dont own it,but have the M model.)

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Maybe that means that a K to M43 Speed Booster will be in the pipeline too...
That's what I'm hoping for. Even Zhong Yi doesn't make a Lens Turbo for K -> m4/3, only for E-mount (I guess the 1.25mm longer flange focal distance causes problems?). That means the only option right now for K -> m4/3 focal reducers is questionable off-brands from eBay.

I would very much like to use my Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 on my GH5.
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An option to speedboost K mounts is to put an EF ring on and use a Canon SB/FR.

The difficult part is getting it off.
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The real questions are; Do Metabones know something? Is new Q coming?
09-07-2017, 04:49 AM   #38
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I would love to try that adapter with my 70-200 2.8 lens. Or my 85mm 1.4 .

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The real questions are; Do Metabones know something? Is new Q coming?
I think that they just wanted the record for the fastest optic and saw the Q as a means of getting there.
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QuoteOriginally posted by johnmflores Quote
I think that they just wanted the record for the fastest optic and saw the Q as a means of getting there.
R&D is pricey for dying mount.
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This reads like an April Fools joke made several months too late.
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Can't wait for the K mount version :love:
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1. I can't believe the amount of negative comments about this. Stay at home and don't buy it, I wish you'd keep your trash talk away from here please.
2. I'm getting one as soon as the K-mount version comes out.
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QuoteOriginally posted by johnmflores Quote
I think that they just wanted the record for the fastest optic and saw the Q as a means of getting there.
Who knows, maybe they are Q users who just wanted something like this.
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QuoteOriginally posted by i83N Quote
The real questions are; Do Metabones know something? Is new Q coming?
I am hoping that this will turn out to be some kind of feedback situation - new users see what Metabones apparently sees, causing Pentax to take new look at Q family and therefore release Q-s2 {Q-s1 + evf]
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