How about a macro lens for the Q?

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miles green
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How about a macro lens for the Q?
Apr 28, 2013

I'm liking my Q a lot, and i'm getting to know its strengths and weaknesses. I suspect macro could be a big strength of the Q with a good (non-toy) macro lens, as it would offer:

- huge macro detail: with 1:1 magnification and the Q's tiny pixels. I haven't done the math to see what magnification would offer the same detail on a 16 mpx aps-c.

- huge depth of field: no need to use f/11 or even f/22. Being able to get sufficient DOF at f/2.8 would make macro quite much easier (no tripod, no stacking...) There are downsides of course, but there are times when DOF is very much a plus.

- a leaf shutter, and the ability to use flash at all shutter speeds. This is a super aspect of the Q!

There are downsides as well... subject isolation, distance to subject...

Any thoughts?

Has anyone tried with a Q-to-K converter and a regular macro lens?

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