I love to see the m4/3 & 4/3 grow. The systems keep get larger & better. I shot an Olympus half frame for many years & still have that camera. Of course I shoot digital now & moved to full frame 2 years ago. I don't understand the attitudes that many photographers have against what the other guy uses for their tools of choice to photograph with. I think it is great that we all have so much to choose from to create. Do we have to be so petty & jealous? I can shoot my 1.2 at dinner with out a flash & the other guy had to use a flash??? WTF! That may have been a choice? And all the people using cell phones think all these "big" cameras are crazy & not needed at all. These are just choices & need no justification. If you see me in the field please say Hi & if you have time to chat show me your grear. I'm sure I will like it & hope to learn its best features. I doubt my FF is any better than yours. We all love taking pictures.
This is very fragile sandstone & is too beautiful to destroy. There is a reason for it to be hard to get permits to get to see thiscreation of nature. I have been there when college studends played on it like it was Disneyland. If you are ever lucky enough to see this please treat it with great respect. And leave your skate board at home. This area is teaming with what are referred to as finns. But in the wave almost all have been destroyed by careless people just not paying attention to where they step. And of course by people who simply must have a souvineer.
Zebooka: and then... finally... Lensbaby will invent tilt-shift lens :)
A niche lens, for a niche camera(Pentax).
Jeff Morris: Tokina is the only 3rd party manufacturer that I have real respect for. The only negative about Tokina lenses are their propensity to demonstrate higher than normal levels of CA. However, build and performance are usually on par with the big boys.
What about Zeiss 3rd party lens? No respect for them?
Looks like Coyote Gulch in Escalante
And you wonder how the saying "kill all the lawyers" came about. This is crazy, they didn't steal HIS image but have set up a scene that is kind of along the same lines. Geeze, all the portraits I've made over the years, someone did them before me!!! I am in deep do-do. Well I suppose I only have my house & my camera so I may not be a target. But it's an expensive camera. Hmmmmm???
eadrian75: Those who are quick to pass judgment based solely on sensor size, without any hard proof of actual IQ or handling of the Q are those who enjoy the pixel peeping "dark side" of photography.
I think odds are good that PENTAX was not thinking of you when producing this camera. So please continue posting your lame duck, pixel perfect shots of bricks and flowers.
The Q looks like it could be fun and isn't that what photography is supposed to be when you're not making a living from it? Granted the $800 price tag is a bit to swallow right now, but I applaud the bold move by PENTAX.
If you are a pentax fan-boy great, buy the camera. The dark side is Nikon not pixel peepers. Surely you can see this camera does not have much bang for the buck. And if you decide to come over to the Dark side that's OK too.
PS: Don't cameras with sensors that small normally retail for under 200 bucks?
Just a beautiful picture. You have great vision.