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Old Nov 6, 2012, 12:25 PM   #21
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FYI the q just got a firmware update to enable SR on adapted manual lenses. I don't have a Q yet (mine comes Friday) but per the PF site it really helps with vibration. The FoV issue could be a problem that I haven't considered, I'll have to look into the red dot addition options.

Rodney9 your post and all those small critters just cost me, but now I have an additional use for all my old lenses.

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I've already updated the firmware Hans .. tried it, then dumped the Q back in it's box. Useless for birding that doesn't involve a heavy tripod and maybe a bird feeder
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 4:02 PM   #22
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I've already updated the firmware Hans .. tried it, then dumped the Q back in it's box. Useless for birding that doesn't involve a heavy tripod and maybe a bird feeder
Hi Kevin,

The Red Dot sight becomes a necessity when shooting long with the Q. There is just no way to relate what you see with naked eyes to what is on the LCD. It's a bit difficult to hold the camera still while switching from the RD to the loupe, but it didn't take too long for me to get it down pretty well. I had to learn to duck my head down, keeping the camera in the same position, and once I had the subject sighted in the loupe, then raise the camera so I could relax my neck and shoulders.

For me, using the lighter lens -- DA 55-300 compared to the FA* 300 also helped. to make this easier.

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