Pentax Tell us all about your Pentax Q - and please add your photographs!

BBW

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 7, 2010
123
betwixt and between
BB
In merely the blink of an eye, or it feels that way to me, we've got at least two members who've already gotten ahold of the Pentax Q!

I hope all you Pentax Q shooters will ante up here with your thoughts, reactions, impressions and, it should go without saying, your pictures. :2thumbs:
 

youtsk

New Member
Oct 4, 2011
3
I've been playing with the camera for a couple of weeks and haven't had a chance to download my photos (read: I'm lazy), but it is actually quite fun to play with. As I posted on the annoucement about pre-order, my major gripe is that there is no WYSIWYG - the final photo looks nothing like what the LCD displays before pressing the shutter button. I haven't played with my toy wideangle lens yet, but it is definitely a coat-pocket camera that has replaced the Samsung TL350 and Canon S90 for now. I'll try to post photos later.
 
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BBW

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Jul 7, 2010
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youtsk, thanks so much for weighing in on this new Pentax Q and welcome to Serious Compacts!

I'm 100% sure that many will be interested in seeing your photographs, so please do post some pictures when you can. Inquiring eyes are on a need to know basis! Just in case, here's a handy thread https://www.photographerslounge.org/f17/how-post-images-forum-threads-45/ to encourage you.:wink: I'd also like to invite you to stop by the Welcomes and Introductions forum, as well. Glad you found your way here!
 

john m flores

All-Pro
Aug 13, 2012
124
Manfrotto Pocket Tripod
MP1-CO1
Available at fine retailers

Perfect for the Q, especially since Pentax was wise enough to put the SD card and battery doors on the side.
 

Doberman

New Member
Jun 16, 2013
3
Just picked up my Q + 01 kit locally partially because of the price, but more to do with the amazing sample images posted by its users on this forum.

It's such a small, well built machine for picture making. I am astounded at how much fun this thing is.
 

lenshoarder

Veteran
Mar 7, 2012
43
Just picked up my Q + 01 kit locally partially because of the price, but more to do with the amazing sample images posted by its users on this forum.

It's such a small, well built machine for picture making. I am astounded at how much fun this thing is.
I wished all cameras were it's size. Maybe the new one will have the Sony 1/1.7" BSI Exmor R sensor in it. That would be quite a little camera. Having said that, in my experience, other than in lowlight the first gen Q holds itself quite well against the 12MP sensored M43 cameras. If the new one used that Sony sensor, it would go along way in closing the lowlight gap.
 

pbancr

New Member
Mar 18, 2012
1
Ct, USA
Pam

theoldsmithy

Hall of Famer
Jan 7, 2013
124
Cheshire, England
Martin Connolly
Some pics from the Q's first outing...
With the 01 Prime:

IMGP0012 by theoldsmithy, on Flickr

IMGP0026 by theoldsmithy, on Flickr

IMGP0025 by theoldsmithy, on Flickr
and with the 02 zoom:

IMGP0029 by theoldsmithy, on Flickr

IMGP0040 by theoldsmithy, on Flickr

I realised after viewing all the photos that the default image setting is "bright", and I would probably prefer the natural setting as it's easier to tweak contrast up rather than down. But overall I'm very impressed, especially with the 01 prime. Now if there was a 35mm equivalent prime that would be even better....
 

robertmwilliams

Regular
May 4, 2013
33
I posted these in the Q sample forum but what I did not say, and what keeps me using the Q10, is that had I not owned this 'carry everywhere' gem I would never have gotten these shots as both were unexpected moments in different restaurant with my oldest kid.



 

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