"Q" tastic!


jules

Link Posted 02/01/2015 - 22:21
http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/136-pentax-q/284394-pentax-q-osprey-w-fish-23...

BEF (Bird Eating Fish) not BIF (Bird In Flight)
Cheers Jules...

My viewfinder is 576,000,000 pixels.
My other viewfinder is 5.76,000,000.

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fritzthedog

Link Posted 03/01/2015 - 09:51
Very impressive - I would be rushing out to buy the adapter after seeing these - if only it auto focused!

Carl
No matter how many lenses I have owned - I have always needed just one more

johnriley

Link Posted 03/01/2015 - 09:59
Fantastic shots that, yet again, show the huge potential of the Q system. There's quite a bit of skill in there as well though, because the lack of AF with the K adapter does mean careful focusing skills need to be developed. It's not impossible though, and when the subject is in one place for a while that makes things a bit easier.
Best regards, John

richardmills

Link Posted 03/01/2015 - 11:36
id love to get the pentax adapter but for a 'go' its too much money.

any recommendations for a cheap version?

johnriley

Link Posted 03/01/2015 - 14:29
There are plenty of cheap versions on eBay and Amazon. It's what I had to settle for and it does work, just slightly less conveniently and with no inbuilt shutter. I found it didn't matter about the shutter in any of the situations I photographed.
Best regards, John

richardmills

Link Posted 03/01/2015 - 19:07
are all the cheap plastic versions the same with no contacts etc?

spinno

Link Posted 03/01/2015 - 21:04
there are some that control the aperture fotodiox do one if I remember correctly- usually there is a grip on the adaptor which you turn to close or open the aperture as necessary
David

johnriley

Link Posted 04/01/2015 - 00:16
Quote:
are all the cheap plastic versions the same with no contacts etc?

They are not plastic and certainly don't seem cheap in the sense of badly made. The one I bought, for about 40 I think, seems to be made of brass, is finished very well and the bayonet is smooth as silk. If you can get one that has a variable aperture that would be helpful.
Best regards, John

dcweather

Link Posted 10/01/2015 - 20:14
Fotodiox one with aperture control and tripod adapter is a good one. Focusing requires good eyesight and good light. Stop down one stop for DA*300 and good results are possible. Particularly useful for distant video of say wading birds. With modern sensors you can crop a good lens like the DA*300 to not far short of those shots but there is that crossover distance where optical beats digital cropping.
This Red backed Shrike was about 20m away. Sometimes it works
(View large to see feather detail)

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Last Edited by dcweather on 10/01/2015 - 20:17

gtis

Link Posted 10/01/2015 - 21:44
dcweather wrote:
Focusing requires good eyesight


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Hi dave
No good for me then
cheers Neil
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Last Edited by gtis on 10/01/2015 - 21:44

Darkmunk

Link Posted 10/01/2015 - 22:13
Or a pait of cheap reading glasses in my case
Beautiful shot Dave
I have Q and adapter available in the classifieds if anyone's interested?
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dcweather

Link Posted 11/01/2015 - 15:30
gtis wrote:
dcweather wrote:
Focusing requires good eyesight


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Hi dave
No good for me then

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Yes, I struggle, took a few and this one hit it. I now have a loupe but I need one with dioptre correction really. Lots of shuffling of glasses for me!

beakynet

Link Posted 16/01/2015 - 12:14
Darkmunk wrote:
Or a pait of cheap reading glasses in my case
Beautiful shot Dave
I have Q and adapter available in the classifieds if anyone's interested?

I leave the glasses behind (generally because I forgot them!) and use focus peaking!
Bodies: K5IIs, K7, MZ5n, LX, MV
Lenses: DA*16-50, DA18-55WR, DA18-135, DAL35, M50 F2, A50 f1.4, FA50 f1.4, DA*50-135, DA55-300, Tamron 70-300, DFA 100 WR Macro, M135 f3.5, Sigma 120-400 APO DG HSM, Tokina 500 f8.0
Flash: Metz 58, Metz 48
Accessories: BG4, Pentax right angle finder, Pentax mirror adaptor lens, O-ME53 Viewfinder Loupe
Auto 110 System: Auto 110, Winder, 18mm, 24mm, 50mm, 70mm, 20-40mm, AF100P, 1.7x telecon

beakynet

Link Posted 16/01/2015 - 12:17
johnriley wrote:
Quote:
are all the cheap plastic versions the same with no contacts etc?

They are not plastic and certainly don't seem cheap in the sense of badly made. The one I bought, for about 40 I think, seems to be made of brass, is finished very well and the bayonet is smooth as silk. If you can get one that has a variable aperture that would be helpful.

I though I was getting one with the variable aperture, but no! It is useless on all my best and brightest lenses as they do not have there own aperture ring - so can only use my A and M lenses. Still great fun, but less useful. Was so hoping to put it on the Sigma 120 to 400!
Bodies: K5IIs, K7, MZ5n, LX, MV
Lenses: DA*16-50, DA18-55WR, DA18-135, DAL35, M50 F2, A50 f1.4, FA50 f1.4, DA*50-135, DA55-300, Tamron 70-300, DFA 100 WR Macro, M135 f3.5, Sigma 120-400 APO DG HSM, Tokina 500 f8.0
Flash: Metz 58, Metz 48
Accessories: BG4, Pentax right angle finder, Pentax mirror adaptor lens, O-ME53 Viewfinder Loupe
Auto 110 System: Auto 110, Winder, 18mm, 24mm, 50mm, 70mm, 20-40mm, AF100P, 1.7x telecon
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