Excerpt: I got my 06 lens as part of a 2-lens Q7 kit. My hope was to have something for candid shots and more formal portraits without having to get in people's faces. The tele zoom range of this lens fits the bill very nicely. A Q7 with the 06 lens is not obtrusive in public.
Excerpt: I am amazed that the overall rating for this lens is not higher. Next to the 01 it is the star of the Q lens line up. Except for the slower focusing of the Q this lens would compete favorably with equivalent DSLR lenses.
Pros: Excellent IQ, Constant 2.8 aperture, Amazing reach for size
Cons: Not much negative, focus ring is annoying but usable.
Excerpt: I use my mirrorless camera primarily for street photography, since it is less conspicuous than a DSLR with zoom or telephoto lens. I love the size of the lens, very compact and light. The zoom is smooth and easy, and the autofocus is quick.
Excerpt: The Q system really lacked zoom until this lens was released. The fact that its 2.8 the whole way through just sweetens the pot and helps to keep your shutter speed up if you really don't want to push the ISO too high.
Summary: Love this lens - if you have a Q, using this as a pseudo macro and for when I need more reach, this lens provides excellent image quality. Really nice for concerts too as most security guards will let you in.
Summary: I bought this lens for my Pentax Q to pair with the 02 standard zoom and 03 fisheye I also use. It features a fast constant f/2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range, along with a built-in leaf shutter and ND filter (similar to the 01 and 02 lenses).