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

tonyturley

Legend
Location
Scott Depot, WV, USA
Real Name
Tony
Dead thread revival. Was just looking through some old archives, and came across some images from my Q, the black Mg original. I think I used one of the zoom lenses to get this one.

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MiguelATF

Hall of Famer
Location
Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
Real Name
Miguel Tejada-Flores
After seeing all of the relatively cool - and often incredible - images and photographs which various members have been taking with their Q's - and after having admired John Flores's Q photography for literally years and years - and after having a close friend who is also a neighbor who sang me the praises of his Q for years ...... I couldn't resist - and have finally taken the metaphoric plunge, and am buying a Q7 from another Pentaxian who, coincidentally, wanted to downsize his quiver at the same time.

I should be getting mine within a week, more or less.

More to follow, hopefully... :dance4:
 

Biro

Hall of Famer
Location
Jersey Shore
Real Name
Steve
I had the original Q, which I let go because of its small sensor. I've always regretted it because its magnesium body was the nicest Q body of all. Still, I picked up a Q-S1 with the larger 1/1.7" sensor a few years later. That's the second-nicest Q body. I still have that and all of the Q lenses - zooms and primes - except for the "toy" lenses. The kit is virtually unused. Still wondering what to do with it.
 
Adding this for posterity...

Back in 2017, I rode a motorcycle from NJ to Tennessee for a motorcycle rally and then out to Idaho for a story on The Great American Eclipse. My goal was to capture a photo of the total eclipse for the story but I could not take a lot of gear because of the bike. In addition to the Lumix kit I generally traveled with (two GX85s + lenses), I added a Pentax Q with a kit lens plus the DA 55-300 on a K to Q adapter.

Of the 13 photos used to illustrate the published story, 5 were taken with the Q7.

Lumix
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Selfie in lower left taken with Q7

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River/fishing photo taken with Q7
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Total eclipse photo taken with Q7
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Riding photo in lower left and bike on ferry photo lower right taken with Q7
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I don't travel with the Q system as much as I used to, but it delivered the goods when I needed it to.
 

MiguelATF

Hall of Famer
Location
Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
Real Name
Miguel Tejada-Flores
Adding this for posterity...

Back in 2017, I rode a motorcycle from NJ to Tennessee for a motorcycle rally and then out to Idaho for a story on The Great American Eclipse. My goal was to capture a photo of the total eclipse for the story but I could not take a lot of gear because of the bike. In addition to the Lumix kit I generally traveled with (two GX85s + lenses), I added a Pentax Q with a kit lens plus the DA 55-300 on a K to Q adapter.

Of the 13 photos used to illustrate the published story, 5 were taken with the Q7.

Lumix
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Selfie in lower left taken with Q7

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River/fishing photo taken with Q7
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Total eclipse photo taken with Q7
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Riding photo in lower left and bike on ferry photo lower right taken with Q7
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I don't travel with the Q system as much as I used to, but it delivered the goods when I needed it to.

Hey, John! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this. Your Q7 photos are crazy good, and your text is even better. What a great trip! and you made me (and I'm sure many others) feel like we were along for the ride with you.
 

re-note

All-Pro
Location
Bremen - Germany
Real Name
Rolf
The casual pic - when my partner became an emergency and I had to rush her to this place.
Due to Corona people had to wait outside an ophthalmologist´s rooms on the pavement.
They had to keep their distance and wait to be called inside by a security guard.
Without Q7 I would have missed the image

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MiguelATF

Hall of Famer
Location
Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
Real Name
Miguel Tejada-Flores
Went shopping at the local market which has a lovely organic fruit & vegetable department, which is normally overseen by a stuffed toy monkey; but in the interests of maintaining safe health protocols during the pandemic, even the simian must wear an appropriate face covering--

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The primate is also the custodian of a box of thin latex gloves, for customers to use when handling individual fruits or veggies---

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He seems to be keeping an eye on everyone and everything around him---

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All the preceding were taken with the 01 prime lens mounted on my Q7; and all taken with the lens opened to maximum aperture, f/1.7, which as you can see, gives respectable results.
 

tonyturley

Legend
Location
Scott Depot, WV, USA
Real Name
Tony
Over on Pentaxforums, there's a long 82 page thread called "The Reach of the Q". It's last posting was in November of 2017 by our very own John M Flores. I participated in the thread for a short while in 2014. My own attempts with long lenses and the Q were less than exemplary; some guys got really good images with the Q and long lenses, but my best adapted image efforts with the Q came from a Pentax 50mm f1.4 (another pin-sharp lens I let go in one of my gear purges). Here's a pic of the Q mounted onto a Rokkor 30cm lens with a loupe attached to the Q. Even with the loupe, I was never able to achieve satisfactory focus with this setup; it was just too jumpy, even with the tripod. But it still looked cool.

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