First outing with my Q10


Hullman

Link Posted 16/11/2014 - 23:10
Recently purchased the Q10 from SRS with their excellent deal, also picked up an 06 zoom. These are a few from my first real play with it this morning. Nothing that will set the world on fire, and to be honest I'm not sure about the camera yet.

My Daughter playing with her new toy!





























FF: Pentax K-1, D-FA* 70-200, D-FA 24-70, D-FA 100, D-FA 28-105, FA 77, FA 43
APSC: K3, K5, DA*50-135, DA*300, Sigma 17-50, Sigma 10-20, 18-55mm, DA 55-300mm, DA35, 1.4TC
4/3: Q10, Q, 01, 02, 06
Fuji XT1, XF18-55, XF27

michaelblue

Link Posted 17/11/2014 - 11:44
A nice varied selection showing how versatile the Q's are.
What surprised me about the Q10 was that although being a plastic body it feels almost as solid as the original metal bodied Q
Regards,
Michael
My new website:link

gartmore

Link Posted 17/11/2014 - 13:12
How can you not be sure with results like these?
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 -

Hullman

Link Posted 17/11/2014 - 17:06
I agree Michael, the Q10 is a very solid feeling camera and doesn't feel plastic at all.. I have the original Q also and if I didn't know then I'm not sure I'd spot the difference.

My main problem with it is that, very unfairly, I compare the results to my K3 and it obviously looks disappointing. I know it's not a sensible comparison, but if I get home load up the pics and think "I wish I'd taken the K3" then I wonder if I'll ever be satisfied.

On the other hand, there is no doubt I'll take this more places then the K3, for example these shots on Sunday. It was a dull day, crap light, and I've been there many times so there is no way I'd have taken the K3 and Lenses. Also, even if I had I doubt I would have taken the shots I did. The Q cameras definitely encourages experimentation and it was fun to shoot with.

I'm certainly gonna give it more time.
FF: Pentax K-1, D-FA* 70-200, D-FA 24-70, D-FA 100, D-FA 28-105, FA 77, FA 43
APSC: K3, K5, DA*50-135, DA*300, Sigma 17-50, Sigma 10-20, 18-55mm, DA 55-300mm, DA35, 1.4TC
4/3: Q10, Q, 01, 02, 06
Fuji XT1, XF18-55, XF27

gartmore

Link Posted 17/11/2014 - 19:46
I see my Q as very much the party and holiday outfit, having spent my entire working life carting around flightcases full of very heavy equipment its a real delight to carry a body and five lenses in a tiny little bag that weighs next to nothing and delivers quality that no one can believe from such a tiny piece of kit. The fisheye gets a real workout and I doubt if I could be bothered carrying a 'full size' one on holiday. I wont upgrade to the larger sensor one because for sharing online and printing up to around A4 the original delivers for me.
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 -

t7er

Link Posted 19/11/2014 - 19:42
Regardless of camera used I really like the composition of these photos. Number 3, 6, 7, 8 and 10 are my favourites.

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 20/11/2014 - 08:09
A fine set which should banish all doubts about what the camera can do. There's such a variety of subjects and, more important, lighting.

I know what you mean about wishing you'd taken the K3 (well, K5 in my case) but, to be honest, unless you're going to make large prints, the quality of files is fine. I took my MX-1 (which I believe shares a similar sensor with the Q) on several outings recently and, despite vowing never to use it above 400ASA, had to go to 1600 for dimly lit interiors. With careful RAW processing and not too much obsessive pixel peeping, the shots were OK, I think. As Ken says, these little cameras liberate us from heavy duty camera carrying, they're also much less obtrusive and "threatening".

There is a compromise, of course, although nothing like the fall off in quality we used to experience with compact cameras. I still take my Ricoh CX5 when I want something genuinely pocketable, now that really needs careful shot selection.

Enjoy your new camera.
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
https://www.flickr.com/photos/78898196@N05

johnriley

Link Posted 20/11/2014 - 10:26
The Q and Q10 share the same small sensor. The Q7 and Q-S1 have the slightly larger sensor like the MX-1.

All give very nice results though and I've even made very acceptable A3 prints from both sensor sizes.
Best regards, John

Teaka53

Link Posted 20/11/2014 - 14:24
gartmore wrote:
How can you not be sure with results like these?

My thoughts exactly
Malc
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