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Pentax-Q 07 Mount Shield Lens 11.5mm F9

Sharpness 
 7.0
Aberrations 
 7.0
Bokeh 
 9.0
Handling 
 10.0
Value 
 9.0
Reviews Views Date of last review
2 11,980 Sat December 12, 2015
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100% of reviewers $42.00 8.00
Pentax-Q 07 Mount Shield Lens 11.5mm F9

Pentax-Q 07 Mount Shield Lens 11.5mm F9
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Pentax-Q 07 Mount Shield Lens 11.5mm F9
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Pentax-Q 07 Mount Shield Lens 11.5mm F9
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Pentax-Q 07 Mount Shield Lens 11.5mm F9
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Pentax-Q 07 Mount Shield Lens 11.5mm F9
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Pentax-Q 07 Mount Shield Lens 11.5mm F9
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Description:
The body cap lens designed for use with the Pentax Q System compact interchangeable lens cameras is inspired by pin-hole cameras. It delivers soft, dreamy images much like a pin-hole camera.

This lens is part of the Pentax-Q "Unique" lens series ( as opposed to "High Performance" ). No hood or filters are available. The aperture is a fixed F9 and the lens has no focusing mechanism and no built-in shutter. The focal length is 11.5 mm. The lens mount is made of plastic.

07 Mount Shield Lens 11.5mm F9
Image Format
Q (1/1.7")
Lens Mount
Pentax Q
Aperture Ring
No
Diaphragm
None
Optics
1 elements, 1 groups
Max. Aperture
F9
Min. Aperture
F9
Focusing
Fixed
Min. Focus
30 cm
Max. Magnification
0x
Filter Size (mm)
No filter thread
Internal Focus
Field of View (Diag. / Horiz.)

1/2.3" (Q/Q10): 37.5 °
1/1.7" (Q7/Q-S1): 44.5 °
Hood
None available
Lens Cap
Not applicable
Coating
Weather Sealing
No
Other Features
Diam x Length
40.8 x 6.9 mm (1.61 x 0.27 in.)
Weight
8 g (0.28 oz.)
Production Years
2013 to Present
Pricing
$32 USD current price
Notes
Engraved name: 07 Mount Shield Lens 1:9 11.5mm
Fixed focus with depth of field extending from 0.3m to 2m

Purchase: Buy the Pentax-Q 07 Mount Shield Lens 11.5mm F9
In-Depth Review: Read our Pentax-Q 07 Mount Shield Lens 11.5mm F9 in-depth review!
Sample Photos: View Sample Photos
Price: $79.95



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Registered: February, 2012
Location: Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Posts: 5,432
Lens Review Date: December 12, 2015 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: N/A | Rating: 7 

 
Pros: Ultra compact, fun
Cons: Extremely limiting

I had to add a review to balance the rating: yes, it's tiny, and the toy camera effect is cool in moderation, but seriously - 9/10?

I used this lens daily for a month and although the occasional memorable image resulted, I was more struck by its limitations: anything beyond a couple of metres from the camera will not be sharp wherever you frame it. The fixed aperture is beyond the diffraction limit for the Q/Q7 sensors, so even sharp images are degraded.

I still think it's worth having as a de-facto body cap which still allows the camera to be used for grab shots.

Images from my Single In journey with the 07 are HERE
   
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Registered: January, 2014
Posts: 180
Lens Review Date: March 16, 2015 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $42.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Quirky, low profile, surprisingly sharp at the centre
Cons: Limited use
Sharpness: 7    Aberrations: 7    Bokeh: 9    Handling: 10    Value: 9   

You have to be careful with a review of a lens like this. It is, for UK readers, the Marmite lens; you'll love it or hate it.

I've no idea what goes on inside this very flat piece of plastic, but it is almost a flat body cap with a small hole on the centre. It is 11.9, you cannot focus, and it has a fixed f/9. The photos produced when using this lens/cap are somehow focused in the centre, with deliberate aberrations at the edges.

This is fun, and is not really to be judged in any other way. Quirky, cheap (if you look hard enough), and a bit uniQue.




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