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The Pentax Q System - What do you think?


joolsb e2
10 27.1k 38 Switzerland
23 Jun 2011 5:48PM

Quote:This camera is squarely targeted at the mass consumer market, and consumers that love gadgets and those that are not interested in sensor size, noise ratios and so on.



If that's so, why does it have interchangeable lenses and a couple of uncorrected 'toy' lenses to appeal to the Lomo/LensBaby users?

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Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
23 Jun 2011 5:50PM
Well Pentax are, I assume, hoping to repeat the sucess of the 110 SLR system - and nobody bought that for image quality! Wink
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
23 Jun 2011 5:51PM

Quote:If that's so, why does it have interchangeable lenses and a couple of uncorrected 'toy' lenses to appeal to the Lomo/LensBaby users?


For the exact same reason there 110 had the same appeal Smile
uzi9mm e2
3 79 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2011 9:48AM
sample pics on imaging-resource.com they look good.
joolsb e2
10 27.1k 38 Switzerland
24 Jun 2011 1:44PM
Not any more.... Sad
ChrisV e2
8 889 26 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2011 2:34PM
Anyone else fed up with compact makers who promise sensitivities three stops higher than usable at a stretch?
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
24 Jun 2011 3:10PM
I thought that Samsung where working with Pentax, at least with DSLR`s ?
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
24 Jun 2011 5:33PM

Quote:I thought that Samsung where working with Pentax, at least with DSLR`s ?


It's not a DSLR. Smile
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
24 Jun 2011 6:01PM
I had assumed the the micro system camera from Samsung was a collaboration with Pentax, obviously not Smile
7 Jul 2011 3:31PM
I wonder if the Q mount is the same as used on the 110, I know the 110 lenses didn't have an aperture, but as far as I can make out neither does the Pentax Q. I hope the aperture is incorporated into the shutter mechanism just as it was in a 110 camera.

The reason I'm interested is the 110 lenses offered superb image quality which was never realized on the 110 film format.

I have used these lenses on a Panasonic G1 with a home made adapter that does allow for a 'drop in' aperture, just like the old mahogany cameras did.

Pictures here

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chris-judge/sets/72157624912287716/with/3938548421/

If these old 110 lenses do work qith the Pentax Q system, you'd better start buying them now before the price goes through the roof, they really were better than average lenses.

Chris
8 Jul 2011 9:47AM

Quote:The new Pentax Q System was announced today

A few days later the change of ownership of Pentax was announced Sad
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
8 Jul 2011 1:59PM
And Ricoh already have a Mirrorless camera system, I get the impression that the change of ownership has been in the pipeline for quite a while.
mikesavage e2
12 260 2 England
5 Nov 2011 10:16PM
I've just seen a Pentax Q on sale for the first time, here in Preston. The body plus a fixed focal length lens was 500, while a twin-lens kit came in at 630 I think. These prices were dependent on the buyer redeeming some form of 'cashback' offer from Pentax, if I remember correctly. The thing that alarmed me most though, was the price of an EVF that slips into the accessory shoe - 240!
stix e2
10 924 87 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2011 10:20PM
I guess the exclusive deal with Jessops has ended.
You can read my thoughts on the camera here
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