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The Ideal Street Camera?

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The Ideal Street Camera?

21 Jan 2021 11:43AM   Views : 544 Unique : 339

For me, the ideal street camera is fast to operate, unobtrusive and has controls that are instinctive to use. A discontinued and now highly sought after range of cameras is the diminutive mirrorless interchangeable lens Pentax Q system. Starting with the Pentax Q, a metal, very high quality and very expensive body and culminating in the Q-S1, more use of plastics but a slightly larger sensor, add the standard 8.5mm f/1.9 lens and maybe the optical viewfinder and we have would could arguably be the finest reportage/street camera for a very long time.
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This particular example we purchased in one of the many custom colours available. Even the natty little lenshood is innovative, with its reverse construction and tiny screw-in cap. The accessory viewfinder, originally selling at a shocking 250, is actually a superb bit of optical design. IMHO it outclasses all the high end viewfinders of yesteryear and it's easy to see why the price was so high.
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The option exists to use the back screen as usual, or to use the viewfinder, which shows the standard lens view.
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So now a few street images!
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