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Old Feb 19, 2014, 1:25 PM   #1
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Shot with my Q and Pentax SMC-F 80-200 zoom @200 hand held, processed in Lightroom 5


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Very nice! How do you find manual focusing with these K-mount lenses and the Q? I haven't had a lot of success except with the 105 macro for some reason. But then I haven't been shooting with the Q recently (haven't been shooting much with anything recently, sigh!).
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Very nice! How do you find manual focusing with these K-mount lenses and the Q? I haven't had a lot of success except with the 105 macro for some reason. But then I haven't been shooting with the Q recently (haven't been shooting much with anything recently, sigh!).
Using manual long lenses on the Q does require some help, first an LCD-V5 viewfinder magnifier eyecup, it helps steady the camera and enlarges the LCD, 2nd the Pentax OEM adapter with shutter. The shutterless adapters force the Q to use the electronic shutter and that (regardless of shutter speed) takes 1/13 sec. to capture and save an image. From what I understand the E shutter exposes a line of data at a given shutter speed and saves it then exposes the next line and saves it etc.. this process takes 1/13 sec to capture all lines on the sensor regardless of shutter speed. What happens is the subject or camera moves from when the first line is exposed to when the last line is exposed causing a blur or shift from line to line. This does not happen with lenses with shutters or with the adapter with shutter resulting in sharper images. I believe the Q7 write time is 1/30 sec. The other option is using a tripod on non-moving subjects

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