1. Welcome to Mu-43.com—a friendly Micro 4/3 camera & photography discussion forum!

    If you are thinking of buying a camera or need help with your photos, you will find our forum members full of advice! Click here to join for free!

My Adapted m4/3s Lenses on Smaller Sensor?

Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by tjdean01, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. tjdean01

    tjdean01 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    862
    Feb 20, 2013
    My friend has a FF Nikon 300/2.8. Not bad, but about 5x the size of my 200/4 which, on m4/3s, is a 400mm. He said he wants to buy a Nikon APS-size DSLR body so that his 300mm will be about a 500/2.8. I told him to buy a Pentax Q and it would be around a 1200mm!

    Then I thought about it, what if *I* bought a Pentax Q? The new Q7 has a 1/1.7" sensor but I'd just get the old one with the smaller 1/2.3". I've seen them go for $100 in good condition. The crop factor is 5.6x, so with my lenses, this is what I'd get:

    • Vivitar 28/2 = 156/2
    • Pentax 40/1.8 = 224/1.8
    • Konica 57/1.4 = 319/1.4
    • Vivitar 135/2.8 = 756/2.8
    • Konica 200/4 = 1120/4

    This would be THE set up for wildlife photography. $100 for a used Q, tripod, and probably $20 for an adapter. Here's what a Pentax nifty fifty would look like on it. Anyone try a Q with adapted lenses? Electronic shutter but I guess it does fine with stagnant subjects.

    To see a Google search of various related photos and samples click here.


    IMG_2827.jpg
    Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.