Pentax Q10 Meets 560mm Lens for a 3080mm Telephoto Monster

Pentax Q Big Lens

Here’s an interesting pair that I came across at the Pentax booth at PhotoPlus 2012.  That’s the Pentax Q10 paired to the K-mount Pentax DA 560mm F5.6 ED lens via the Adapter Q.  The odd combo results in a roughly 3080mm reach compared to a full frame camera, which is due to the small 1/2.3″ sensor found inside the Pentax Q10.

Pentax Q10 Officially Unveiled Along with New 15-45mm Lens and K-Mount Adapter

Pentax Q10

The Pentax Q10 is a new Q-system mirrorless camera sporting a 12.4MP sensor and 1080p HD video capture.  The Q10 retails for $599.95 with a kit lens and should be available in October.  You can find the new Q10 here at B&H Photo.

Pentax Q10 Key Features

  • 12.4MP sensor
  • 1080/30p H.264 video
  • Sensor-based Shake Reduction
  • ISO 100-6400
  • 3-inch LCD
  • Built-in HDR

Along with the Q10, Pentax also announced a new 15-45mm f/2.8 lens, which covers an effective focal length on Q-system cameras of 83-249mm.  The new 15-45mm f/2.8 lens will be available in October for $299.95.  You can find the new Q-system lens here at B&H Photo.

Finally, Pentax unveiled a K-mount adapter for the Q system that allows you to use Pentax K-mount lenses on the tiny Q system cameras.  The 5.5x crop factor on the Pentax Q system means that using the new adapter with the Pentax 300mm f/4 ED[IF] SDM lens will yield an effective focal length of 1650mm on the Pentax Q10.

The new Pentax Adapter Q will be available later this year for $249.95.  You can pre-order the Adapter Q here at B&H Photo.

Pentax Q10 Leaks Out Ahead of Official Launch

Pentax Q10

Pentax’s next mirrorless camera, the Q10, has surfaced online with plenty of images from all angles of the new camera.  The Pentax Q mirrorless camera system is basically a compact-camera with interchangeable lenses.  For whatever reasons, Pentax chose to keep the sensor in the tiny, compact camera format and build a system around that. [Read more…]