So what can we expect from the Q?


Adrian1

Link Posted 09/04/2012 - 11:13
what sort of accessories can we expect to come out for the Q in the next year or so?

Just wondering on how pentax see this camera and how much money they are going to spend on its delelopment

Adrian

johnriley

Link Posted 09/04/2012 - 12:13
The one I'm waiting for is the Adapter K for Q. Enabling the use of K mount lenses seems an interesting idea.

The pinhole lens will also be a possibility. Yes, I know I could make a pinhole camera any time I wanted to, but I never seem to have the time.

The Q seems to be inclusive of people who want to experiment with lots of different things. Lenses are relatively inexpensive and there is a wide variety of experimental shooting styles and special effects.

At some point I would not be at all surprised to see a special complete kit in its own fitted attache case, rather like the nice aluminium case provided for the Auto 110.
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Adrian1

Link Posted 09/04/2012 - 14:29
johnriley wrote:
The one I'm waiting for is the Adapter K for Q. Enabling the use of K mount lenses seems an interesting idea.

and this is what am also waiting for.

felix

Link Posted 10/04/2012 - 03:01
There are currently 3rd party versions available on eBay
K1/K3, DA*16-50mm F2.8, FA 31mm F1.8, FA43mm F1.9 Limited, FA77mm F1.8 Limited, SMC Pentax K 85mm F1.8, DA18-135mm F3.5-5.6, FA*28-70mm F1.8, FA*200mm F1.8

Frogfish

Link Posted 10/04/2012 - 12:15
johnriley wrote:
The one I'm waiting for is the Adapter K for Q. Enabling the use of K mount lenses seems an interesting idea.

That will be interesting ! I doubt if you could even see the Q behind a lens like the 16-50 !
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Unlocker

Link Posted 10/04/2012 - 19:25
We are waiting for the official adapter to put Fiona's Q onto the 250-600mm, that might look a little silly but could be a great combo!

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Adrian1

Link Posted 10/04/2012 - 19:37
Unlocker wrote:
We are waiting for the official adapter to put Fiona's Q onto the 250-600mm, that might look a little silly but could be a great combo!

do you think the official adapter will be worth the wait?

Unlocker

Link Posted 11/04/2012 - 00:11
Haven't got a clue Adrian to be honest, mainly waiting to see what the price is and what features it provides. If it's silly money then it's off to eBay to get a cheapy 20 manual one!

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Don

Link Posted 24/04/2012 - 11:53
I would expect this to sell... very well....

Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.

Offertonhatter

Link Posted 24/04/2012 - 20:03
Don wrote:
I would expect this to sell... very well....

Urgh! Mind you I would not put it past them producing this.....

Accessories or other bits?
K-mount adapter that will at least talk to DA lenses (or any lens without aperture ring), as for birding, putting the Sigma 105mm Macro, or DFA 100 macro would make a very fine compact combination. Actually putting my 170-500 on the front would be fun, a bit silly but fun!

How about a fast 15mm lens? Something like F1.7/F1.8 Good for portraits and akin to the angle of view of an 85mm (yes I know about DOF, but in the studio F8 is the norm and I have used my LX-5 to good effect in the studio.....), but low light portraits where fast is needed, then it could be good.

20mm F2 macro?
30mm F4
40mm F2.8? (mind you IF a decent K-adapter came along, use the Limited)

A small tilt/twist flash for the hotshoe with a bit of power, possibly akin to the 200 flash (maybe a 150 type) small light and can put in the bag - the 540 flash will work, but again looks silly.

Ultimately the K-mount adapter is what I would like to see, then all may small primes would double up as decent telephoto lenses on a Q. Until then I will hold back on purchasing a Q (although I do love it!)
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 25/04/2012 - 06:48
Don wrote:
I would expect this to sell... very well....

No doubt you are going to buy one Don.
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Algernon

Link Posted 25/04/2012 - 09:06
Is that the photographic equivalent of a Concept Car!

Who would buy a camera case that has a padlock on it!

I doubt if even a suitcase with padlocks would sell
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Frogherder

Link Posted 25/04/2012 - 11:04
So you have a pretty pink handbag for the camera, then have to tuck the other 'box' containing the lenses under your arm - eh.

My wife might, just might, go for the 1st option (apart from she doesn't like pink, and what does she do with her 'actual' handbag), but I for one wouldn't see the 'box' even leaving the house.


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Don

Link Posted 25/04/2012 - 13:58
I'd buy two if I had the money... I got daughters....
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Algernon

Link Posted 25/04/2012 - 14:28
Frogherder wrote:
So you have a pretty pink handbag for the camera, then have to tuck the other 'box' containing the lenses under your arm - eh.

My wife might, just might, go for the 1st option (apart from she doesn't like pink, and what does she do with her 'actual' handbag), but I for one wouldn't see the 'box' even leaving the house.


Bernard

Further reinforces my thoughts that this is just a design excercise if it's a small system it should all go into one bag

Go on ladies buy two.... Your worth it! (..... Ducks!.....)
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Last Edited by Algernon on 25/04/2012 - 14:29
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