Pentax Q with Auto 110 Lenses Using an Adapter


Mac

Link Posted 03/06/2013 - 21:52
Hi, Everyone!

I have a full suite of Pentax Auto 110 lenses that I thought were collectors' only.

Now I hear that with an adapter, these little guys can be fitted to the new Pentax Q body.

Having neither the Pentax Q or the adapter, I thought I'd learn before I leap.

Can anyone give me their experience here?
Mac from Montreal

SP, SPII, SPF, PZ-10, P30, SFX, K110D, istDS, Optio 60, Z-10, H90, RZ10, I-10, f3.5 28mm, f1.8 55mm, f1.4 50mm, f3.5 135mm, f2.5 135mm, f4 50mm Macro, f4.5 80-200 F, f4 35-70, f3.5 28-80, f3.5 35-135, f3.5 18-55, f1.8 31mm Ltd., two Auto 110's, Auto 110 lenses and filters, tubes, bellows, Manfrottos and a sore back.

johnriley

Link Posted 03/06/2013 - 22:04
Ken has already posted some details about his experiences. I'll move this thread to the mirrorless forum, where you'll also find his conclusions.
Best regards, John

Mac

Link Posted 03/06/2013 - 22:13
Thanks as always John!
Mac from Montreal

SP, SPII, SPF, PZ-10, P30, SFX, K110D, istDS, Optio 60, Z-10, H90, RZ10, I-10, f3.5 28mm, f1.8 55mm, f1.4 50mm, f3.5 135mm, f2.5 135mm, f4 50mm Macro, f4.5 80-200 F, f4 35-70, f3.5 28-80, f3.5 35-135, f3.5 18-55, f1.8 31mm Ltd., two Auto 110's, Auto 110 lenses and filters, tubes, bellows, Manfrottos and a sore back.

gartmore

Link Posted 04/06/2013 - 07:30
My conclusion is that it is all a bit disappointing really, as you know the lenses don't have apertures but performance does improve using Lensbaby aperture discs which fit perfectly inside the adapter. It seemed a great idea to have a tiny super-telephoto in the form of the 70mm but the chromatic aberration is pretty bad.
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 -

Mac

Link Posted 04/06/2013 - 10:25
Thanks very much for all your efforts in this study, Ken.

I think I'll just be content with my Auto110 lenses as part of a collection and use the Q's in the manner in which they were developed. (That's assuming I ever get a Q of course).

Appreciate it!
Mac from Montreal

SP, SPII, SPF, PZ-10, P30, SFX, K110D, istDS, Optio 60, Z-10, H90, RZ10, I-10, f3.5 28mm, f1.8 55mm, f1.4 50mm, f3.5 135mm, f2.5 135mm, f4 50mm Macro, f4.5 80-200 F, f4 35-70, f3.5 28-80, f3.5 35-135, f3.5 18-55, f1.8 31mm Ltd., two Auto 110's, Auto 110 lenses and filters, tubes, bellows, Manfrottos and a sore back.

smc

Link Posted 04/06/2013 - 20:18
I suggest trying them in black & white on the Q or even Sony Nex. The lower contrast gives nice rendering.

Mac

Link Posted 04/06/2013 - 21:52
smc wrote:
I suggest trying them in black & white on the Q or even Sony Nex. The lower contrast gives nice rendering.

Thanks for your comment, SMC.

If I wind up with one of the Q's, I'll certainly get an adapter and give the lenses a try (They are just sitting on display waiting to be used).

Is there a particular adapter that is the best?

Cheers!
Mac from Montreal

SP, SPII, SPF, PZ-10, P30, SFX, K110D, istDS, Optio 60, Z-10, H90, RZ10, I-10, f3.5 28mm, f1.8 55mm, f1.4 50mm, f3.5 135mm, f2.5 135mm, f4 50mm Macro, f4.5 80-200 F, f4 35-70, f3.5 28-80, f3.5 35-135, f3.5 18-55, f1.8 31mm Ltd., two Auto 110's, Auto 110 lenses and filters, tubes, bellows, Manfrottos and a sore back.

gartmore

Link Posted 05/06/2013 - 10:11
They all seem to be the same, I don't know how much Q bodies are in Canada but SRS are selling them for £69.00 via their ebay shop
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 -

Mac

Link Posted 05/06/2013 - 22:35
Thank's again, Ken!
Mac from Montreal

SP, SPII, SPF, PZ-10, P30, SFX, K110D, istDS, Optio 60, Z-10, H90, RZ10, I-10, f3.5 28mm, f1.8 55mm, f1.4 50mm, f3.5 135mm, f2.5 135mm, f4 50mm Macro, f4.5 80-200 F, f4 35-70, f3.5 28-80, f3.5 35-135, f3.5 18-55, f1.8 31mm Ltd., two Auto 110's, Auto 110 lenses and filters, tubes, bellows, Manfrottos and a sore back.

dcweather

Link Posted 10/06/2013 - 11:34
Yes, I've tried the 50mm and 70mm. 50mm not too bad and useable but as Ken says really bad CA with the 70mm and hellish difficult to focus hand held.
Of course with Pentax lenses like the 300mm Da* it's brilliant.
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