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Rob C

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Re: Leica Q2
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2019, 06:47:01 am »

Leica's target customer isn't someone who cares about whether or not a particular Sony model offers an extra stop in test-bench-measurable dynamic range. The Q2's lens is the same one as the Q's, too, and is really good. And the test bench performance of Sony 24 & 135mms just isn't relevant when evaluating a fixed 28mm lens camera that is one part fine & dandy pic-taker and one part *luxury object. Sonys have zilch status cachet.

-Dave-

*This isn't a dig at Leica…if they hadn't found their niche in the luxury market they'd be out of business. More power to 'em.

And many of us are of similar mind, regarding many aspects of digital photography. I stopped worrying about pixel numbers a long way back, even when my printer still worked, and the only reason I would start to be concerned today would be in the unlikely event that I found myself working again.

Enough is enough at different stages in life, and going beyond just a waste of resources hard to replace.

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Re: Leica Q2
« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2019, 09:27:56 am »

Edwardoo. Please refrain from adding a load of crap into my posts and then quoting them as if they were my own writing.

I have no interest in your, to me, porn filth so please desist. I have reported these two incidents to the Mods; I trust they do their duty.

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Re: Leica Q2
« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2019, 12:51:39 pm »

Re. the above post: thank you, guys, for removing the offensive material.

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Re: Leica Q2
« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2019, 02:21:30 pm »

Re. the above post: thank you, guys, for removing the offensive material.

Rob

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Re: Leica Q2
« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2019, 06:40:15 pm »

Edwardoo. Please refrain from adding a load of crap into my posts and then quoting them as if they were my own writing.

He is no more.

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Re: Leica Q2
« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2019, 07:46:39 am »

He is no more.

Jeremy


Thank you!

What a shame when people come to a place such as this and then blow their own opportunties with dirt; they just defeat themselves.

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« Reply #26 on: April 18, 2019, 08:15:15 am »


Thank you!

What a shame when people come to a place such as this and then blow their own opportunties with dirt; they just defeat themselves.

Rob

Very likely just a bot.
Grabbing quotes and inserting links arbitrarily.
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Re: Leica Q2
« Reply #27 on: September 12, 2019, 06:26:02 pm »

I want it, but I'm not sure why.  It is gorgeous.  I'm sure it will take superb photos.  I am sick and tired of dust balls on my sensor.  I would love to travel with a tiny package plus a tripod, pano system, and filters, and be able to do what I need to do.

I compared the size of the camera to the Sony aRII which I currently own.  Not much different.  The Leica is less deep, but about the same size in width and height.  the Leica is only 100 grams lighter when the Sony has a 35/f1.8 attached.  The Leica lens is better, and is weather sealed.  But I did fine in the New York drizzle recently with the Sony combo.  $250 for a battery?  Come on, Leica.

I admit that I am in love with the red dot.  But so far, the main reason I see to own the Q2 is to have a sealed system that will never be plagued by dust balls, and will serve as a highly capable street and travel camera for the next few years.  It will be a shame to give away that glass when the body becomes outmoded.

I know it's over 100 days old on this topic, but I was able to obtain a Q2 after having owned the Q and a few other more-or-less compact cameras. The frustrations I had with the Q were basically that it was too limiting with a 28 mm fixed lens, in spite of the FF 24 mp sensor. The Q2, for me, has been a big step up. The crop modes work OK for me, and all I can say at this point is that the Q2's resolution crossed a threshold that somehow made the magical difference. It's still limiting, but nowhere near the problem I had with the Q. If your expectations of flexibility aren't too high and the price isn't too concerning, it can be a very nice convenience camera.
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