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Re: PENTAX UNVEILS THE PENTAX Q 7 years 5 months ago #16

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They won't drop the toy lenses. They cost almost nothing to develop in the first place. Fixed aperture, manual focus, no multi-coating, and no worries about quality control of the lens elements... it's like the perfect R&D recipe for profit.

For me, all it needs is a good normal lens that's decently fast. And that's what the system is launching with. A normal F1.9 lens is perfect for the types of pictures I'd be taking with such a tiny camera.
Photons are your friends! :-)
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Re: PENTAX UNVEILS THE PENTAX Q 7 years 5 months ago #17

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Ok - my toy lens rant is over! :p

I'll focus on the positive aspects of this camera from now on. :-)
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Re: PENTAX UNVEILS THE PENTAX Q 7 years 5 months ago #18

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personally I don't see the point of a fast prime when there is little to none depth of field control. as I see it, the small sensor will negate any advantage the 'fastness' of the lens has, compared to every other system.
maybe I'm missing something but that's what I perceived from the data.
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Re: PENTAX UNVEILS THE PENTAX Q 7 years 5 months ago #19

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Um, Pablo, remember that lens speed is not about shallow depth of field. That's a side effect. An often cool side effect with its own worth, but a side effect none-the-less.

Wide apertures are foremost about light gathering capability, which is terribly important for an anywhere, anytime kind of camera. My LX3's lens was a huge selling point to me, being f/2 and 24mm equivalent on the wide end. This has made it a much more capable available light camera than my previous P&S's f/3.5.

Considering the compromises in an integrated zoom lens, f/2 is acceptable, but in the case of an interchangeable lens system, I don't see any reason why we should get stuck at roughly the same level.
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