Pentax Q Macro Lens Alternative

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  1. gennelman

    gennelman New Member

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    Hi,

    I am a Pentax Q user and looking to get some macro capabilities for food photography.

    I tried doing research but the ones that I found require buying an expensive K-Q adapter and an expensive Macro lens.

    Do any of you know of any cheaper alternative?

    Maybe a cheaper adapter and lens? Doesn't have to be Pentax.

    Have you guys heard of extension tubes? Any idea of one that I can use for my Q?


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  2. Andy Stanton

    Andy Stanton Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    An adapter and macro lens will be expensive, even if you purchase a brand other than Pentax (such as Tamron). It will also add considerable bulk to your Pentax Q, which defeats the main reason for owning such a camera - its small size. You can probably purchase an extension tube which will work with the Q but it will also increase the camera's bulk. Also extension tubes tend to reduce the amount of light available for the photo.

    One of the lenses Pentax makes for the Q is the 01 standard prime, which is a good, very fast lens which will focus as close as about 7 inches. That should enable you to get some good food shots, which you can crop if you need more of a close-up. The 01 standard prime is reasonably priced and very small, so it fits in well with your Q.
     
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    gennelman New Member

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    Thank you!

    I already have the prime lens for the Q and want to take it up a notch that's why I'm looking at macro lenses.

    But I'll look into what you said. Maybe you're right, the prime lens will do just fine.

    Salamat!

     
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