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Old 24th December 2011   #1
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Fun with the Q

I guess a new thread was due. Though the original thread, Pentax Q trial starts, also has a lot of pictures at this point.

From today, street life on Xmas eve (not trying to capture Christmas spirit or anything), San Francisco:







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D-Navy:









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Spherical:





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Trees in the city:





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On Xmas Eve…





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Street Kanji:





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Romantic:



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Coffe & Salt:





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PS: You can't say I don't move & try a lot of things :-P :-)
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Hmm I realize that I posted shots in reverse chronological order, sorry for that.

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Q in a nice light - I find it can do DLSR class imaging.



While that was converted from RAW, the JPEG is quite quite close to this. Just feeling too lazy to upload the raw back just to convert it and upload the jpeg.

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PS: The bokeh is the natural lens bokeh
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On my way to Los Angeles:









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Some Q shots with the standard prime. It's a fun camera and starting to grow on me.

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Considering the small sensor, I like the output and the skin tone rendering. My daughter had fun as well.

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Some Q shots with the standard prime. It's a fun camera and starting to grow on me.
Like the city with clouds, though a bit tilted.

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Well the Pentax Q is joining the ranks of mirrorless cams that can accept other format lenses. Hawks Factory has two adapters out for the Q:

TV Bolex C-mount to Q
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D-Mount to Q

I can see maybe an M or Contax G adapter coming but nothing else as it would look kind of ridiculous.
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From trip to LA:



iso 4000:


Like the bright/semi metallic look on this one:



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Driving:



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For those still wondering about the little sensor- this snapshot (not photograph!) is an ISO 6400, 1/10th of a second, F1.9 aperture (bokeh is natural, not the bokeh control mode). Really bad light (flourescent) and very low.

Notice there is no banding. I know most m4/3rds cameras at this ISO probably would in a shot like this - not bashing m4/3rds- just putting the Q in perspective.

And I am posting it at 1600x1200 to not indulge in the postage-size-every-camera-looks-great size.



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PS: This snap is for the curious. Converted from DND-RAW in LightRoom.
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Bathroom window:



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Q orbs of light.



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Took these tonight in the expo of photos taken with cameras like Holga Plastic stuff.

Took these tonight on an expo of photos with Holga Plastic cameras -























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Note, if you were just looking at this, flush your browser cache and reload the page. I changed the order and added one or two more photos.

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Portrait of a friend in the sun and some clouds….

The portrait - I should have shot it at F1.9, not F3.5! Also I show up in the glasses, so not good. But a good idea of the range this camera has along with sharp.





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Well , I think f3.5 places the portrait nicely in its surroundings, but admittedly it would have been über-cool when only the reflection in the glasses would give that away.
Q doing splendidly anyway.

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Yashinon-V Zunow 38mm F1.4 D Mount movie lens

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Hugo Meyer Kino Plasmat 12.5mm F1.5

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Red & Blue
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I wonder how the new Kowa lenses will look like.

Anyhow, some coins from some window on a tower people somehow manage to get through a glass:



Complete food snapshot. But Just gives you an idea what the camera can do color/tone wise. Any highlight in this shot is recoverable. I like the color of the "burst" on the chair. Anyway, this is a Food SnapshotTM, not a photo:



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I bought the twin lens kit a couple of weeks ago and am still undecided with the Q

It is fabulous to use and size is excellent, especially given the control it offers.

I am struggling with the RAW files in Capture One and, too me, the cameras jpeg engine seems to do a better job than I can in Capture One. I always prefer to shoot RAW as, usually, it gives ultimately better IQ but I am struggling here.


Do you guys shoot RAW and, if so, what do you use to process the images. Alternatively is there anyone who uses out of camera JPEG's?
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I bought the twin lens kit a couple of weeks ago and am still undecided with the Q

It is fabulous to use and size is excellent, especially given the control it offers.

I am struggling with the RAW files in Capture One and, too me, the cameras jpeg engine seems to do a better job than I can in Capture One. I always prefer to shoot RAW as, usually, it gives ultimately better IQ but I am struggling here.


Do you guys shoot RAW and, if so, what do you use to process the images. Alternatively is there anyone who uses out of camera JPEG's?
I do both RAW and out of camera JPEGS. Starting to shoot RAW mainly with it, but some B&W stuff in JPEG.

Using Lightroom for the conversions.

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I've just imported some RAW files into LR and they do look MUCH better than the Capture One renderings. This is unusual as I normally find C1 the best application for RAW files.

May need to retying my workflow for the Q files
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I've just imported some RAW files into LR and they do look MUCH better than the Capture One renderings. This is unusual as I normally find C1 the best application for RAW files.

May need to retying my workflow for the Q files
Different raw converters can vary for different camera models. It's not uncommon.

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I know - it's just that Capture One has proved to be the best for every most of the other camera I've owned

Lightroom does seem to do a very good job though
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Nuclear winter Q… had a hard time saturating this more- or not.



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Hugo Meyer Kino Plasmat 12.5mm F1.5

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Hugo Meyer 12.5mm F1.5 Kino Plasmat

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Hello there.

As a long time lurker in this forum. I guess it is the time to contribute something.

Q with SMC Pentax DAL 55-300mm F4-5.8
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As a long time lurker in this forum. I guess it is the time to contribute something.

Q with SMC Pentax DAL 55-300mm F4-5.8
@K1D27H- Which adapter you using?

@Hakkalo- Where are you taking your pics?

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@K1D27H- Which adapter you using?

@Hakkalo- Where are you taking your pics?

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Oh, it is one of the adapters found on Ebay. Comes with a tripod collar and allow me to adjust aperture on lenses that do not have aperture rings. But it takes a bit of guesswork, however, as it has no indication of which aperture I am using. Try search the site with this>> rj pentax q adapter.

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SF sun



Doggies (this one is a major crop). Would look better if I was closer.



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Beach monster:



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Alcohol research:



I normally don't photograph bums/career loiterers, etc. but this guy was asking for attention, so didn't feel too bad.

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Soaring From The Dark:



Word Of God



These two were done with the fish eye- finally "getting" that lens! Also note I said "Word of" and not "Eye of"… there's a reason… :-)

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Beans Peddler.

With Standard Prime.
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Beans Peddler.

With Standard Prime.
Like the colors you got and the silouhette. I would think in a sequence with other shots it would be stronger.

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This is England too?! :-)

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Not sure about the B&W work Mate.

What I think you should do is like Godfrey start of with the Leaves on the sidewalk, then graduate up to a Chef behind the counter in some SF cheap takeaway. ;-)
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