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    Fun with the Q7

    Decided to start a new thread with Q7 if only because it makes it easier to find. I still want to see that Q thread updated with those who have it. I may still do my shot or two with it.

    Anyhow, from today:





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    Re: Fun with the Q7

    A few in color.







    Straight out of camera jpeg (other than the resize down/watermark)



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    Re: Fun with the Q7

    From today, monday.

    Talked to the guitarist for a bit of a while. Interesting story, background as someone who worked in the navy in a distant past.



    It's funny that I am pretty invisible with the Q on the streets, but the construction workers on this building (two not shown) spotted me from afar on the side walk. I nodded at this one and he nodded back.


    Someone directing traffic near the Oracle conference today.


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    Re: Fun with the Q7

    Hi Ricardo,
    the new Q7 looks like it suits you(as did the old one).Are you finding the dynamic range of the q7 an improvement over the q10?.I ask because although we are only looking at web size images it seems to record an impressive amount, from highlights to shadows in the same image and somehow,,,?-more,than the q10.Am I correct or is it just my eyes?
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    The DR does seem improved though I didn't handle the Q10 but the Q. However, the more I looked at the Q10 images, the more it seemed just the Q sensor but starting with a lower ISO (ISO 100) for a bit better IQ at the lowest ISO. But it could still be a "new revup" sensor from the original Q one. I will never know.

    What I can tell you sure seems improved to me is: resolution and tonality/color sensitivity. Oh yes, ISO also, by about a full stop. But the camera does behave better at the highest ISO by somehow keeping a bit better color (due to color sensitivity improvement probably). Will be good to see the Dxo treatment on it.

    I get the impression the MX-1 and Q7 use the same sensor.

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    Re: Fun with the Q7

    Thanks.
    sorry my mistake I meant the Q
    I don't know if its the same sensor as MX-1,could be!whatever it is I think it works very well indeed.And with the other improvements you have mentioned and the images posted A WINNER!
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    Love the feel of this!
    just about perfect imho
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    Re: Fun with the Q7

    Thanks for the look & comments.

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    This shot is actually a bit blurry, so it's not as sharp as it could have been.

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    Re: Fun with the Q7

    These are good Ricardo, really show some attitude, but what is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    These are good Ricardo, really show some attitude, but what is it?
    A bit confused by the question :-) You mean from where? The ones at the top are from an afternoon walk in San Francisco. The later ones are from last weekend's Folsom Street event in San Francisco, which is shall we say, quite something:

    Folsom Street Fair - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    There were many things going on but I wanted to focus more on nice street life more than what people would expect.

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    Ricardo these are really terrific. Joe

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    Ricardo these are really terrific. Joe
    Thank you sir, I am glad you enjoy. I will be going about the Castro street fair tomorrow.

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    These two are from last night:





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    Re: Fun with the Q7

    Hi Ricardo,
    What about mini review of Q7? Is it dead end couse smartphones has the same pixel count?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VladimirYo View Post
    Hi Ricardo,
    What about mini review of Q7? Is it dead end couse smartphones has the same pixel count?

    Vladimir
    Vladimir, please let me know what you would like to see in the mini review not covered here:

    http://www.getdpi.com/forum/pentax/4...pressions.html

    and I can add to that if it's still short.

    VS smartphones? If you ask me the biggest problem the Q line has is two:
    (i) That it is a marketing challenge to convey how well designed the camera bodies are and just how small they are. Initially I had thought the original Q looked kinda ugly until I saw it in person and ugly became super cute ("Kawaiiii!!!").
    (ii) A camera like an RX100 done well (which still doesn't exist) or some other super small camera is potentially the real competitor. Panasonic is about to unleash apparently the GM1 which will be super small too but use a m4/3rds sensor. Of course the Q lenses will be overall smaller though.

    - Ricardo

    PS: Add to that Ricoh/Pentax not coming out with the full "prime lenses" so far. Also they should make the lenses fast. 06 is great. 01 bis good but would be great as F1.0/F1.2.
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    Re: Fun with the Q7

    Quote Originally Posted by raist3d View Post
    These two are from last night:

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    What ISO?

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    What ISO?
    The first one is an ISO 800 pushed up +0.6ev.. so that would make it like ISO 1200.

    The 2nd one is an ISO 3200 that while no EV change was applied the white point was moved up so in a way it is more than plain ISO 3200. But that only affects the brightest areas.

    It was exceptionally bad light.

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    Ricardo: I have enjoyed all of your images on this page...first rate stuff...head shots are marvelous...well done.

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    Ricardo: I have enjoyed all of your images on this page...first rate stuff...head shots are marvelous...well done.

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    Thanks for looking.

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    From tonight.



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    Ricardo: I wasn't just looking, I was admiring, and each time I went over the pics, the greater the admiration and respect for them...you do very good work.

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    Ricardo: I wasn't just looking, I was admiring, and each time I went over the pics, the greater the admiration and respect for them...you do very good work.

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    Aww man that's humbling. Thanks for the words. Not related per se (just to say in general), but i always welcome the "good" and the "bad" (in good faith) - love honest commentary either way.

    Thanks again for the words. We'll see what I get this weekend. I may shoot with the XE1, so will post in the other forum if so. Or maybe Q7 again.


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    From tonight/Friday night. I am fascinated by the looks people can have during commute. What I also like a lot about this shot is how both color and light highlight the individual who seems to be alone within the environment.

    For the curious, this is ISO 5000 on the Q7. No exposure compensation applied.



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    Castro Street Night Life Potpourri



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    Ricardo, these are absolutely leaps and bounds above anything I've seen you post over the years. I really think you've developed a strong eye and style looking at these.

    Bravo - I have no idea what a Q7 looks like, but if it's helping you to forget about the camera and capture to this quality, I suspect you could forget about anything else for quite some time!

    Thanks for sharing, these are quite inspiring

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    Thanks for the looks and words, Brian. I also think I have improved and learned a lot over time. Will continue learning forever probably.

    Here's for reference what the first Q looks like



    Here's what the q7 looks like

    Compare camera dimensions side by side



    The new lumix GM1 is a size between original Q and Q7 (but more like the original Q).

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    Impressive - how do you focus in such low light conditions? Do you always use the rear lcd to frame up?

    Cheers

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    Impressive - how do you focus in such low light conditions? Do you always use the rear lcd to frame up?

    Cheers

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    Yes, I always use the Q/Q7's rear LCD. I prefocus or use auto focus and "hold it" (half shutter press). On some more rare occasions I do focus manually (camera has magnify assist and also focus peaking). As unlikely as it may seem, the Q can focus in some of these conditions better than expected and the Q7 does 1 stop better into the dark. You can also just find a brighter area at the same distance and focus.

    As for framing the Q has an optical view finder option but only works with the "01 lens" which is an F1.9 prime. I don't use this because I like to keep the Q small.

    I use two lenses- the 01 prime - in the Q7 an F1.9 39mm equivalent focal length, and the 06 telephoto zoom which is a constant F2.8 with a 64mm-207mm equivalent focal on the Q7. Most of the shots here were taken with that zoom.

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    From weekend, this morning and tonight.







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    A little more hallowenesque-



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    From today.







    The last shot shows why I like small leaf shutter cameras- she was right in front of me, like 3 steps away.



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