Q: DA 300 and F1.7 X TC/ The Surfer

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Dale108
Dale108 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,164
Q: DA 300 and F1.7 X TC/ The Surfer

On a recent trip to Hawaii I got to try out the Q with this combo.  The focus peaking is a godsend.  This surfer was doing it the stand up way with a paddle and never seemed to fall down.  It looked fun.

Dale

Lin Evans Forum Pro • Posts: 16,670
Re: Q: DA 300 and F1.7 X TC/ The Surfer

Hi Dale,

That's really "reaching out" there! The postman just delivered my Q tonight, I'm hoping to try it tomorrow and perhaps get the Pentax Q to K adapter and a DA 55-300 and try some shots. Ith DA 300 sounds like an incredible lens, but way beyond my budget. I digiscope to 6000 mm with some of my scopes (Swarovski ST80 and Meade ETX90) with my little Nikons, but the Q with "much" faster lenses is intriguing! Thanks for the long range shot - amazing reach for this little jewel!

Best regards,

Lin

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Dale108
Dale108 OP Veteran Member • Posts: 6,164
Re: Q: DA 300 and F1.7 X TC/ The Surfer

Thanks Lin.  The focus peaking on the Q makes it way easier to get long shots.

Dale

DAD519 Contributing Member • Posts: 726
Re: Q: DA 300 and F1.7 X TC/ The Surfer

Great shot. How far out was he?  300 x 1.7 x 5.5 is 2800mm equivalent.

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Dale108
Dale108 OP Veteran Member • Posts: 6,164
Re: Q: DA 300 and F1.7 X TC/ The Surfer

He was a long way out as you can see how small he is at 2800mm equivalent.

Dale

Marla2008
Marla2008 Senior Member • Posts: 2,419
Re: Q: DA 300 and F1.7 X TC/ The Surfer

Dale, you seem to be a Q maestro

I'm a very enthusiastic shooter (have shot every format west of Medium) and have just ordered a Q (my regular main bodies these days are NEX 6 and 7).

I'm using Peaking a lot on my NEX, would you be kind enough to explain a bit how it's implemented on the Q ?

Thanks in advance !

Dale108
Dale108 OP Veteran Member • Posts: 6,164
Re: Q: DA 300 and F1.7 X TC/ The Surfer

Hi Marla:

Once you get your Q you need to go under Focus Setting under Page 1 of the main menu.  Also check that you have the latest Q firmware installed as it allows you to set the focal length of the lens you are using.  Focus peaking turns the Q into a useable MF camera.  Also a viewfinder hood is needed for using in bright sunlight.

Dale

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