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GAS . . . it's a sickness

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by TonyTurley, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    I took another step farther into the Pentax world with the purchase of an original Q body, new in the box. The price was right at only $99, and I've been curious about how my little collection of C/D-mount lenses would work on that platform. The vignetting I get when I use them on the NEX should disappear. I also intend to use it as a replacement for an old Nikon P&S I was using for aerial photography. Although I've read of plenty of guys doing it, I wasn't about to strap my 5R to a model airplane.

    Should be an interesting adventure. However, I did dig a little into my lens fund, so that weather-sealed 55-300 for the K-30 will have to wait a little longer.

    Tony
     
  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Pick up the PK-Q adapter and you can use your PK mount lenses on it too. I've often thought a long lens (400 or better) on a Q might be fun.
     
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  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Not bad
     
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  4. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Uh oh, I can see it now: PK-Q adapter, MD-Q adapter . . . M39-Q adapter. :D

    Nope, not bad at all. :)

    Tony
     
  5. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    For what it's worth, I'm down to one Vivitar lens now, my recently purchased 75-205 1:3.8 Macro Focusing Zoom. I carry it on my K-30 a lot. Some of you may remember when I first got my NEX, I was buying Vivitar lenses left and right. Most of them were pretty good, but then I came into a great deal on some Minolta lenses, and never looked back. I've sold off all of my other Vivitar lenses. So the cycle continues . . .

    Tony
     
  6. Armanius

    Armanius TalkEmount Regular

    188
    Aug 8, 2011
    Houston Texas USA
    GAS is a sickness that none of us wants to be cured. :)
     
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  7. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    The Q was waiting on my doorstep when I got home from hiking today. Here's a P&S shot of my ILC lineup now: NEX-5R with Minolta 24-35/3.5, Pentax K-30 with Vivitar 75-205/3.8, and Pentax Q with C-mount Fujinon 35/1.7. It was beautiful sunny afternoon here, but I was waiting for the Q's battery to charge, so no pics yet. Should be fun.

    Tony

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  8. Rich

    Rich TalkEmount Veteran

    253
    Nov 20, 2012
    Salisbury UK
    Richard
    I'm fresh out of rehab and I'm cured........................for the moment!!!!!!! :)
     
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  9. Armanius

    Armanius TalkEmount Regular

    188
    Aug 8, 2011
    Houston Texas USA
    What did they do to you at rehab? Threaten to break your thumb if you buy new gear?
     
  10. bmg123

    bmg123 TalkEmount Veteran

    310
    Jan 15, 2013
    England, UK
    I bought a Q recently and got rid of it within a week. Had no idea why I wanted it in the first place; think mainly because of it's size but since I can already fit my NEX-7 in my pocket I think it was a true sign of GAS.
     
  11. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    If I didn't have a long history of aerial photography using P&S cameras, I doubt I would have bought the Q. I'm curious to see if there is a significant increase in IQ over a P&S, since the Q also has a 1/2.3 sensor, although supposedly vastly improved.

    Tony