My new Pentax Q system with adapted lenses

Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by super8man, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. super8man

    super8man Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 17, 2013
    I am quite liking using the old Canon Cine 8 lenses with the Pentax Q.


    The camera is now down to 229 new via Amazon. The Canon lenses are via ebay over the years. I wrote all about them on my super 8mm website:

    The Canon Cine 8 Regular 8mm Movie Camera by Super 8 Man!
    Not bad for lenses from 1957.

    Here's one of my cat using the 50mm f2.2 lens.


    I know the highlights are all blown out but I am just pleased using vintage glass that has not seen the light of day for at least 40 years or more.

    All but the 6.5 allow easy focusing. The issue with the 6.5 is that I have to unscrew it one turn to get infinity focus. Perhaps a washer would do the trick.

    The interesting thing is that these are bayonet mounted lenses. You need to have the Canon bayonet mount to d-mount converter. Very rare piece. I was lucky to get a few of them in a old ebay auction. I knew the day would come when they would come in handy!
  2. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 7, 2010
    I love my Q. You do have to watch out for the jello though.
  3. uci2ci

    uci2ci Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
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    Ive always been very curious about this camera. I imagine it being good as a miniature nature photography kit given its huge 5.5x crop factor. Put a sharp legacy 100mm macro lens on it and you got everything covered from bugs to birds.