'Pentax "Q10" Images Leaked'

Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by RT_Panther, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
  2. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 7, 2010
    If that's going to be $420, the original has to come down from its current $399 price. I'll be waiting in the wings for a clearance blowout.
  3. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I have been tempted to get a Q for two reasons.

    #1 for extreme telephoto ability. Put a 300mm lens on it and it would be the equivalent of a 1680mm in full frame! Heck even a small fast 100mm would come out as a 560mm.
    #2 c-mount lenses fully cover the sensor so all those cheap cctv lenses will actually work right on the Q.

    The reason I have not gotten one is that they are overpriced for what they are and the selection of native lenses is a total joke! There are 5 lenses total but only two are serious, the normal prime and the kit zoom. The other three are "toy" lenses - they even say so on them.

    This new body does look like an improvement BUT Pentax needs to make a few more lenses if they want to succeed.
  4. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
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    They seem popular in Japan and maybe parts of East Asia. Definitely not in North America or Europe though.

  5. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Just saw on "Mirrorless Rumors" that Pentax is also releasing a new tele-zoom for the Q system. The new lens is a 15mm-45mm f2.8{constant?}. This would be the equivalent to an 84mm - 252mm. A very nice range! If it is constant f2.8 then that would be very nice.

    I also found a roadmap that Pentax published for future lenses for the Q. It includes the new tele-zoom plus a wide prime and a tele prime and a "mount cap lens". If these lenses do see the light of day the Q system will be a serious photography tool.