Pentax Q + 01 8.5mm f1.9 lens

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Pentax Q + 01 8.5mm f1.9 lens
Apr 12, 2013

FWIW: If anyone is interested, there are four Pentax Q + 01 8.5mm f1.9 lenses (two condition LN (one black and one white for $265) and two condition LN- (one black and one white for $254)) at KEH.com.

Cheers.

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brandrx wrote:

FWIW: If anyone is interested, there are four Pentax Q + 01 8.5mm f1.9 lenses (two condition LN (one black and one white for $265) and two condition LN- (one black and one white for $254)) at KEH.com.

If anyone is interested, I received my LN black Pentax Q + 01 8.5mm f1.9 lens from KEH. Upon opening the package, my impression is that this is actually a new item. It came packed in the original box with everything that would come with a new one. It looks like it has not been touched since it left the factory. It has firmware Version 1.01 and the first image I took with it showed IMGP0002.JPG. That is a great buy for US $265 IMO. Especially since the 01 8.5mm f1.9 lens is hard to find.

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brandrx wrote:

brandrx wrote:

FWIW: If anyone is interested, there are four Pentax Q + 01 8.5mm f1.9 lenses (two condition LN (one black and one white for $265) and two condition LN- (one black and one white for $254)) at KEH.com.

If anyone is interested, I received my LN black Pentax Q + 01 8.5mm f1.9 lens from KEH. Upon opening the package, my impression is that this is actually a new item. It came packed in the original box with everything that would come with a new one. It looks like it has not been touched since it left the factory. It has firmware Version 1.01 and the first image I took with it showed IMGP0002.JPG. That is a great buy for US $265 IMO. Especially since the 01 8.5mm f1.9 lens is hard to find.

Very nice!  I got mine used on ebay for not much less than that.  Steal for a used one.

If anyone is interested, I have my review of the 8.5mm f/1.9 lens up.

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Eric

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I was interested and found your review nicely done and very worthwhile. Thanks!

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The Pentax Webstore has them for $199.99.

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Donald3210 wrote:

The Pentax Webstore has them for $199.99.

Sorry, that is for the 01 Prime only, not the kit.

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brandrx wrote:

brandrx wrote:

FWIW: If anyone is interested, there are four Pentax Q + 01 8.5mm f1.9 lenses (two condition LN (one black and one white for $265) and two condition LN- (one black and one white for $254)) at KEH.com.

If anyone is interested, I received my LN black Pentax Q + 01 8.5mm f1.9 lens from KEH. Upon opening the package, my impression is that this is actually a new item. It came packed in the original box with everything that would come with a new one. It looks like it has not been touched since it left the factory. It has firmware Version 1.01 and the first image I took with it showed IMGP0002.JPG. That is a great buy for US $265 IMO. Especially since the 01 8.5mm f1.9 lens is hard to find.

I bought a black kit with 01 prime, LN. Most of the stuff in the box had never been unpacked. There were fingerprints on the LCD, but I don't think the battery was ever inserted.

I'm a little shocked at the ISO performance. ISO 1600 is grainy but the grain looks good. I've since bought a Pentax hood for the prime, a fisheye and the Pentax adapter. I am going to try and return the adapter, I don't think I'll use it. IQ with K-mount primes does not hold up very well. Lots of CA and too soft. I have other bodies for telephoto. My Q kit will remain small.

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audiobomber wrote:

brandrx wrote:

brandrx wrote:

FWIW: If anyone is interested, there are four Pentax Q + 01 8.5mm f1.9 lenses (two condition LN (one black and one white for $265) and two condition LN- (one black and one white for $254)) at KEH.com.

If anyone is interested, I received my LN black Pentax Q + 01 8.5mm f1.9 lens from KEH. Upon opening the package, my impression is that this is actually a new item. It came packed in the original box with everything that would come with a new one. It looks like it has not been touched since it left the factory. It has firmware Version 1.01 and the first image I took with it showed IMGP0002.JPG. That is a great buy for US $265 IMO. Especially since the 01 8.5mm f1.9 lens is hard to find.

I bought a black kit with 01 prime, LN. Most of the stuff in the box had never been unpacked. There were fingerprints on the LCD, but I don't think the battery was ever inserted.

I'm a little shocked at the ISO performance. ISO 1600 is grainy but the grain looks good. I've since bought a Pentax hood for the prime, a fisheye and the Pentax adapter. I am going to try and return the adapter, I don't think I'll use it. IQ with K-mount primes does not hold up very well. Lots of CA and too soft. I have other bodies for telephoto. My Q kit will remain small.

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That is my though, was shocked that I could get a halfway decent looking 3200 shot from such a small sensor.  Looks like that cheap ASA 400 film you could get at WalMart, or maybe better

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In reply to brandrx, Apr 24, 2013

I got one used from B&H and it also looked brand new.  After using it a while, I realized the lens had a centering defect.  I mainly got the camera to use with adapted lenses, but it sucks my 01 prime is useless.  It's been a few months since I bought it.  I don't know if it's even repairable or if it would be worth it to do so.

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viking79 wrote:

That is my though, was shocked that I could get a halfway decent looking 3200 shot from such a small sensor.  Looks like that cheap ASA 400 film you could get at WalMart, or maybe better

I have used mine at up to 2000 ISO so far and yes there is noise but it's quite acceptable. Running it through a noise reduction program helps 

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