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10-28-2014, 09:17 AM   #1
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Hello everyone, I recently purchased my first Pentax, a Q7 with a 5-15mm lens kit. I look forward to learning and sharing with you all in the forums. Who else is using a Q series? What was your first impression and do you have any useful tips for a first time Q owner?

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Welcome to the forum, fellow Q user
First, enjoy your new camera. Get one or two spare batteries. My Q10 drains fast.
I would also recommend to get a hood for your lens.
Many people here use the Q with an adapter for birding, wildlife but I like to use it for street and everyday snapshot.
Love the B&W setting in the camera
Cheers from Stockholm
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I have a Q, with the 01 and 02 lenses. I like it a lot, it's small but very nice. Do look for some lens hoods, they help a lot. Spare batteries are also a must, as is a wrist strap - you don't want to drop it.

I've only inadvertently played with the filters via the selector dial on the front, but got some good shots by accident.

I do like that it's much less intrusive than a DSLR, and produces very good images compared with a cellphone - mostly because it's easier to control your parameters with the Q.
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QuoteOriginally posted by castellanos Quote
Hello everyone, I recently purchased my first Pentax, a Q7 with a 5-15mm lens kit. I look forward to learning and sharing with you all in the forums. Who else is using a Q series? What was your first impression and do you have any useful tips for a first time Q owner?
welcome..check out this area..this is where us Qs hang out

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10-28-2014, 01:58 PM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by TER-OR Quote
I have a Q, with the 01 and 02 lenses. I like it a lot, it's small but very nice. Do look for some lens hoods, they help a lot. Spare batteries are also a must, as is a wrist strap - you don't want to drop it.

I've only inadvertently played with the filters via the selector dial on the front, but got some good shots by accident.

I do like that it's much less intrusive than a DSLR, and produces very good images compared with a cellphone - mostly because it's easier to control your parameters with the Q.
QuoteOriginally posted by Yos Quote
Welcome to the forum, fellow Q user
First, enjoy your new camera. Get one or two spare batteries. My Q10 drains fast.
I would also recommend to get a hood for your lens.
Many people here use the Q with an adapter for birding, wildlife but I like to use it for street and everyday snapshot.
Love the B&W setting in the camera
Cheers from Stockholm

Thanks for the warm welcome and helpful suggestions!
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Great to know, thank you! I'll see you there.
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Bonjour from France and welcome to PF, castellanos ... Hope to see some Q images soon! Salut, J

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Bonjour from France and welcome to PF, castellanos ... Hope to see some Q images soon! Salut, J
Hello Jean, thanks for the warm welcome.
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