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A bit of a shock

jimmoore
Posted 17/04/2013 - 12:36 Link
I marched in to my local Pentax Pro. Dealer ( I have 2 within a 20 mile radius) all set to by a Q
Only to walk out with a MX-1.
I have to say it produces amazing picture quality.

Jim
johnriley
Posted 17/04/2013 - 12:41 Link
I want one too, but then I also want.....and so it goes on.

Have fun with your MX-1 and we'd love to see some pictures.
Best regards, John
AndrewA
Posted 17/04/2013 - 13:05 Link
I also want one too, so am also interested in seeing some pics!

How do you find having no view finder? That is the only thing I find a bit off-putting.
Andrew

"I'm here because the whiskey is free" - Tyla

PPG link
Flickr link
DaveHolmes
Posted 17/04/2013 - 13:30 Link
Isn't there a hotshoe mounted EVF for the Q?

Wouldn't (or perhaps 'couldn't') that work on the MX-1 with a small firmware update?
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Digital:
Pentax K5- Vivitar 19mm 3.8; FA35mm f2; D-Xenon 100mm macro f2.8; DA50-200mm WR...
Flash:
Yongnuo YN-560; Vivitar 285HV; Cactus V4 triggers...
Film:
Pentax-MX & M50mm f1.4; Spottie & 55mm f1.8; MG & M40mm 2.8...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/daveholmesphotos/
johnriley
Posted 17/04/2013 - 13:40 Link
DaveHolmes wrote:
Isn't there a hotshoe mounted EVF for the Q?

Wouldn't (or perhaps 'couldn't') that work on the MX-1 with a small firmware update?

No, there are no electronic contacts for one on the Q. The viewfinder is an optical one, a very high quality optical one at that.

There is no hotshoe at all on the MX-1.
Best regards, John
DaveHolmes
Posted 17/04/2013 - 13:43 Link
johnriley wrote:
DaveHolmes wrote:
Isn't there a hotshoe mounted EVF for the Q?

Wouldn't (or perhaps 'couldn't') that work on the MX-1 with a small firmware update?

No, there are no electronic contacts for one on the Q. The viewfinder is an optical one, a very high quality optical one at that.

There is no hotshoe at all on the MX-1.

Ah... That would make things problematic...
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Digital:
Pentax K5- Vivitar 19mm 3.8; FA35mm f2; D-Xenon 100mm macro f2.8; DA50-200mm WR...
Flash:
Yongnuo YN-560; Vivitar 285HV; Cactus V4 triggers...
Film:
Pentax-MX & M50mm f1.4; Spottie & 55mm f1.8; MG & M40mm 2.8...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/daveholmesphotos/
jimmoore
Posted 17/04/2013 - 14:12 Link
Hi Andrew
I also prefer a view finder, but as the screen is of the tilting variety, it does provide extra facilities to offset the loss.
But it has not been as much of a problem as I expected, it does brighten up when you focus a shot, I dont know if that is standard on better cameras.
I will get some pictures up soon, one thing to note it does do shallow DOF quite well.

Jim
gartmore
Posted 17/04/2013 - 15:31 Link
I want one just to rub off the finish to see the brass... and maybe take some pictures too.
Ken
We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole. - Henri Cartier-Bresson -
jimmoore
Posted 18/04/2013 - 20:12 Link
First Pictures just to give an idea of the of the lens quality. Pictures at
http://www.dropbox.com/photos/MX 1 Pics/First Shots

Jim
Mannesty
Posted 18/04/2013 - 20:14 Link
Link doesn't work.
Peter E Smith - flickr Photostream
jimmoore
Posted 18/04/2013 - 20:17 Link
So That did not work then.
Back soon.

Jim
AndrewA
Posted 18/04/2013 - 20:57 Link
jimmoore wrote:
Hi Andrew
I also prefer a view finder, but as the screen is of the tilting variety, it does provide extra facilities to offset the loss.
But it has not been as much of a problem as I expected, it does brighten up when you focus a shot, I dont know if that is standard on better cameras.
I will get some pictures up soon, one thing to note it does do shallow DOF quite well.

Jim

Sounds positive. So much so that I have just bought an Optio W30 off Gumtree so I can have a practice

Sort that link!
Andrew

"I'm here because the whiskey is free" - Tyla

PPG link
Flickr link
Edited by AndrewA: 18/04/2013 - 20:58
jimmoore
Posted 19/04/2013 - 10:35 Link
This is how it works go to
http://www.dropbox.com/photos then MX 1 pics

this will give you full usable file that can be edited in your usual way.
Pleas not all file are straight form the camera.

If this doesn't work PM me with your email and I will send working file to you.
I think it important for you to see full files as produced

Jim

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