Announced Jun 12, 2013 •
12 megapixels | 3″ screen | Compact sensor
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Primarily to photograph seals visible at some distance at the end of a hike, and perhaps other slow-moving wildlife, I've been looking for very small telephoto setup; both manual focus and relatively slow lenses could work for me. To start, I tried the simplest approach, a Panasonic ZS40 with a 700mm (in 35mm equiv) reach. The results were not great and the lens was not long enough. It occurred to me that I might try a Pentax Q7, which has a larger sensor, a Pentax K converter, and a small...
I just got a Pentax Q7 and I just love it. One question I have, though, is whether or not you use the Q7 flash extended, or if you sometimes choose to leave it in its original position. The manual says there may be vignetting if you don't extend the flash. Other than that - what would be the difference which would make you want to extend or not? Betty --http://southpaw.smugmug.com
A few days ago I wanted to see how my Q/Q7 performs in a studio environment with remotely triggered flashes. I used a simple wireless remote trigger for this that fits on a standard hotshoe and has only one contact at the bottom - the big middle one. Curiously enough neither the Q nor the Q7 could trigger the flashes with the hotshoe remote device. I of course tested it with other cameras - it performed flawlessly on a K-01, K5-II and even on a small Panasonic LX3 - no problems there. I...
I was just having a look at my new Pentax Q7, and noticed that when I bring up the firmware version screen, it only shows the body firmware, and doesn't report the lens firmware at all - is this usual? I'm used to seeing the lens firmware reported also on the Q and Q10. I tried a couple of other lenses on it, and it was the same in all cases (all of them have the most up-to-date firmware already installed, if that has any effect on this). I should add that it appears to be working OK. Thanks.