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Good option but then reality sets in
on February 23, 2013
The Q has the smallest sensor of any ILS out there. It's similar in size to Canon Powershot sensor. This means the 35mm crop fator is about 5.5. In way this magnifies the image you get on the Q compared to an APSC sensor witch is about 1.5 depending make/model.
What does this all mean? The kit 18-55 that most pentax SLRs ship with are more like a ~100mm - 302mm. For kicks and grins I mounted my Sigma 55-300mm which works out to ~550 - 1650mm or as I like to call it, a comical focal length. Basically, you cannot hand hold a K mount lens on the Q, you need a tripod.
That being said, it's great to have in my bag. Also, who knows, maybe I'll find a use for the 1650mm focal length on the sigma.