Best lenses for the Q? - native and adapted.

Discussion in 'Pentax Q Forum' started by speedandstyle, May 10, 2014.

  1. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle SC Regular

    Mar 13, 2014
    I just picked up a Q10 zoom kit and so I am limited to that lens for right now BUT what other lenses do you all like on the Q? With the exception of the wide and tele zooms, they seem to be very low in price{and even those are not bad in comparison to other systems}. There are the 3 "toy" lenses but from the samples I have seen they look pretty good, better than the name implies. There is also the new shield lens which is similar to the Olympus cap lenses. What are your thoughts on the native Pentax Q lenses?

    I can't see adapting large SLR lenses to the Q except to gain a super-long telephoto. There are lots of smaller lenses that should adapt much better however. With the registration being so short on the Q, c-mount and d-mount lenses should work well. The old Pentax 110 lenses should too although you get stuck shooting at f2.8. I have not been able to find an adaptor but cs-mount lenses should also work on the Q{anybody know of an adaptor?}. What lenses have you adapted to the Q and how did they work out?

  2. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    Th Q 01 lens was fantastic.
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  3. Jacobsr

    Jacobsr New to SC

    May 19, 2014
    I have 4-110 lenses adapted to my Q10 and I'm having fun with them. The adapter I use is by Generic
    and it has a ledge inside that I can insert or squeeze a rubber washer with small hole in the middle.
    I think that changes the aperture to 5.6 or even higher. I also have a small 32mm Carl Zeiss lens that
    I adapted to the Q. This lens has an incredible macro and a beautiful bokeh. It's a lot of fun

  4. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Samples please
  5. Jacobsr

    Jacobsr New to SC

    May 19, 2014
    Carl Zeiss lens on Q10 sample


    Q10 on Brilliant color mode.
  6. Jacobsr

    Jacobsr New to SC

    May 19, 2014
    black phoebe

    Pentax 110 70mm lens adapted to Q10. Using rubber washer to get 5.6 aperture.