my Q has arrived

Started Jan 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
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paulkienitz Veteran Member • Posts: 5,252
my Q has arrived

...and so far, I'm not as thrilled as I hoped.  So far, it's not so different from shooting with my gf's P&S.  (I'm even using a leftover wrist strap instead of a neck strap.)  It takes FOREVER to autofocus the 02 zoom in incandescent light -- once the firmware update is done so I have focus peaking, I might just turn the AF off.  (The firmware is on the SD card, but the battery was almost empty on arrival so it'll probably be a while before it's ready.)

My cheap K adapter isn't here yet.  Maybe tomorrow.  With that it'll all be manual focus, so the peaking is essential.  It was only because they added that feature that I changed my mind and bought the camera.

I'm looking forward to trying video shooting with birds and so on.  Might have to buy bigger memory cards.

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Q with 02 zoom and cheap K adapter
K10D, Sig 17-70, DA 55-300, FA 50/1.4 "Billy Bass"
discards: DA 50-200 "zipper", F 100-300, Sigma 135-400 "piglet", M 400/5.6 "the Great Truncheon"

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Pentax Q Pentax K-3 Pentax smc DA 55-300mm F4.0-5.8 ED Pentax smc DA* 300mm F4.0 ED (IF) SDM Samyang 8mm F3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fisheye +4 more
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