Excerpt: My first copy came with the Q. Photos were a bit soft with poor contrast. I got a second copy with my Q7 and it is very good. Still a bit large for the Q, but the image quality from wide to mid-range is nearly a match for my 01 8.5mm prime.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Excerpt: The Pentax Q; for such a small format system, it's amazing how great the quality is in its bread and butter lenses 01,02, and 06. The 02 is very well constructed and the glass quality is superb. 27mm wide fine for my purposes so I have yet to try the new ultra wide 08 lens.
Summary: The lens came without packaging and no warranty. I tried the zoom but the autofocus did not appear to work. The lens appeared to make a strange noise when powering on the unit. focusing also appeared to be an issue. The seller advised me contact the manufacturer for repairs!!!
Excerpt: The 5-15mm lens is average in all ways, it acts like a typical kit lens. The good news is the variable focal length is good and allows for framing the shot. I could say that this is the only lens that is zoom'able. But I see they just added the 15-45mm lens to the franchise.
Beautifully built, but not an essential purchase for Q owners
1 August 2012
Summary: The first thing you notice when you handle the Q Zoom is the quality--this is one of the smoothest zoom lenses I've ever used, regardless of price. Although the manual focus ring is a little less of a quality feel, being light plastic and prone to scratching, much of the res of the lens is metal or...