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Q macro lens?

Posted 02/05/2017 - 01:44 Link
Well, I after years of hoping I had given up ever seeing the Pentax Q 09 telephoto macro lens when this rumour appeared:


Still not holding my breath, but maybe if there is a grain of truth to it, then maybe the Q system will continue to be developed. Ever the optimist I am hoping for a new Q camera with an EVF!
Posted 02/05/2017 - 08:47 Link
I was quite excited at the prospect but I'm not convinced by the Rumours site

What about a K to Q adaptor plus one of your existing Macro lenses?
Posted 02/05/2017 - 16:04 Link
I suspect your distrust of the Rumours site is well founded John.

I have used the Pentax Q adaptor for K mount lenses with the DA 35 2.8 macro, and it is splendid in terms of close up detail, almost like a microscope, but you lose auto-focus and with the metal adaptor and lens this ends up like a heavy and bulky (in Q speak) arrangement. What I like most about the Q is how, relative to DSLRs, it is minuscule and so highly portable.

To get an impression of what this portability means, imagine yourself with the K-01 and 15-30 on one hand, and the Q plus 08 on the other. That's why I sometimes use the Q!
Edited by ronniemac: 02/05/2017 - 16:07

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