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Latest Review Posted Pentax Adapter Q for K-Mount Lens
When I first received the adapter I was quite impressed by its build quality and engineering. The feel of the adapter is similar to a Pentax lens and it has some heft to it. It is a good match for the Q's magnesium build. The adapter has a built in leaf shutter that eliminates the jello effect of the electronic shutter in the camera, when you take a shot one can hear a solid "Snap!" from the shutter in its working range. The camera can be set to work past the 1/1000 limit of the adapter, using the camera's electronic shutter when the higher speeds are needed. The adapter uses a non-detented aperture dial, and at first I was concerned that it could be easily moved out of position, but after weeks of use I find the action is very smooth and precise and there is no problem using it when on a tripod. If you are doing hand held work there may be times when the dial will be moved, so it is good to keep an eye on it. The results from the Q using adapted lenses with any adapter can be very good and are strictly lens dependent, since neither this or any third party adapter adds any lenses to the light path. Direct comparison of similar scenes between the Pentax adapter and a Fotodiox version yielded similar results. The main advantage of this adapter is the built in leaf shutter that eliminates any distortion from the electronic shutter and also allows for faster flash speeds which may be beneficial for applications such as macro. The adapter has an attachment point ...

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