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50338Re: [PanoToolsNG] Re: Pentax Q camera with fisheye

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  • Ken Warner
    Jun 27, 2011
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      Waste of time....

      panovrx wrote:
      > --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, Ken Warner <kwarner000@...> wrote:
      >> It's a toy...
      >>
      >> ----------
      >>
      >> To achieve the camera's incredibly small body size, Pentax had to shrink the sensor as well, making
      >> the Q not only the world's smallest interchangeable lens camera (ILC), but also the cam with the
      >> world's smallest sensor in an ILC. The Q uses a 12.4 megapixel, 1/2.3-inch backlit CMOS image
      >> sensor, manufactured by Sony -- significantly smaller than the 4/3 and APS-C sensors used in Micro
      >> Four Thirds and Sony NEX-series cameras, respectively. As image quality is dependent on sensor size,
      >> the Q won't be able to compete directly with any other ILC -- instead, its images are most
      >> comparable to those you'd capture with a traditional digital compact (which, ahem, don't cost $800).
      >>
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      >>
      >> panovrx wrote:
      >>> http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/23/pentax-releases-q-worlds-smallest-interchangeable-lens-digital/
      >>>
      >>> $130 for the fisheye
      >>>
      >>> PeterM
      >>>
      >>>
      > Here is a page on the fisheye
      >
      > http://www.pentaximaging.com/camera-lenses/PENTAX_03_Fish-Eye_Lens_for_Q-Series_Cameras/
      >
      > Very non-informative markings on the lens body -- but it is good to see it at least seems to focus. In other places I read - it shares good coatings with the "prime" Q lenses but lacks their in lens shutters. Meaning you miss out on the flash sync to 1/2000 of those lenses.
      >
      > No cable release socket for the body just IR. Very short lens flange to sensor distance and simple looking mount so just about any lens could be used on it with an adapter I think. 5.6X fl equivalent. So equivalent to a 1200mm on FF would be about a 200mm on this.
      > So an almost pocketable gigapixel rig perhaps :-)
      >
      > PeterM
      >
      >
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