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The Pentax Q System - What do you think?

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joolsb
joolsb  927115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2011 - 5:48 PM


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
Carabosse e2 Member 1139395 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2011 - 5:50 PM

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
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315207 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2011 - 5:51 PM


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
uzi9mm  378 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Jun 2011 - 9:48 AM

sample pics on imaging-resource.com they look good.

joolsb
joolsb  927115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2011 - 1:44 PM

Not any more.... Sad

ChrisV
ChrisV  7771 forum posts United Kingdom26 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2011 - 2:34 PM

Anyone else fed up with compact makers who promise sensitivities three stops higher than usable at a stretch?

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315207 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2011 - 3:10 PM

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

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139395 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2011 - 5:33 PM


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

It's not a DSLR. Smile

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315207 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2011 - 6:01 PM

I had assumed the the micro system camera from Samsung was a collaboration with Pentax, obviously not Smile

screwdriver
7 Jul 2011 - 3:31 PM

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

Last Modified By screwdriver at 7 Jul 2011 - 3:33 PM
LenShepherd
LenShepherd e2 Member 62460 forum postsLenShepherd vcard United Kingdom
8 Jul 2011 - 9:47 AM


Quote: The new Pentax Q System was announced today

A few days later the change of ownership of Pentax was announced Sad

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315207 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 1:59 PM

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
mikesavage  12234 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2011 - 10:16 PM

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
stix e2 Member 9924 forum postsstix vcard United Kingdom87 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2011 - 10:20 PM

I guess the exclusive deal with Jessops has ended.
You can read my thoughts on the camera here
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