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PeterAit

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Leica Q3
« on: May 25, 2023, 10:03:07 am »

I was looking at this new full-frame camera and it interests me in many ways except one -- why on earth would they limit it to a fixed 28mm lens? That takes it off the table for me. Why not, say, a 28-105 zoom?

Grumble.
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Re: Leica Q3
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2023, 02:32:31 pm »

and read what Diglloyd has to say about that lens....
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Manoli

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Re: Leica Q3
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2023, 05:59:27 pm »

and read what Diglloyd has to say about that lens....

… yawn 🥱
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Manoli

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Re: Leica Q3
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2023, 06:05:02 pm »

why on earth would they limit it to a fixed 28mm lens …

Leica history and reviews will tell all (well almost).
Two written Leica Q3 reviews:
 
Jono Slack
https://www.slack.co.uk/leica-q3.html
 
reid reviews (subscription)
https://www.reidreviews.com/article-content.asp?ArticleID=595&PageNum=1&retina=1&newwin=1

Three videos to note among (too) many …

Mathphotographer
https://youtu.be/3GBWoFeLApQ

Bobby Tonelli
https://youtu.be/mmAX5od2Dks

Art of Photography
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvC7TABnFG8

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Re: Leica Q3
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2023, 01:51:27 pm »

… yawn 🥱
Yawn all you want but the truth is the lens is not sharp in the corners. Not great for such a short lens. Anyway an interchange Q3 would have been too much production and profit for Leica not to mention killed the M system which is doomed anyway for some of us.

Ask yourself if you have to produce high quality images using a 28mm lens for submission to get a project what lens would you use? If you're just taking snapshots for the web like 90% of Q buyers who cares.

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Mark Nadler

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Re: Leica Q3
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2023, 07:30:19 pm »

PeterAit, I think Leica would argue that this kit covers what you are asking for.  I believe this camera is 60+ megapixels and shoots in various crop modes covering the lens range you want.  Shooting the lens in its various crop modes still leaves you with more enough megapixels.  At least, I believe, this is Leica's argument.

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Re: Leica Q3
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2023, 03:39:23 am »

PeterAit, I think Leica would argue that this kit covers what you are asking for.  I believe this camera is 60+ megapixels and shoots in various crop modes covering the lens range you want.  Shooting the lens in its various crop modes still leaves you with more enough megapixels.  At least, I believe, this is Leica's argument.

mark

It seems to me that Leica wants to establish a niche with the Q series.   The crop modes are interesting in that they are in camera.  Of course you can do it with another 60MP camera, but in post processing.  In the UK, the Leica Q3 is £5300.  The Sony A7RV is £3999.  Add a lens such as a 24mm, eg the 1.4GM at £1,199 or the 2.8G at £629 and the price is in the same ball park.  OK you can add longer lenses to the Sony, but the size and weight of the Sony 24mm package are bigger and heavier than the Q3.

I think it is nice that we, as customers, have choice.

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Re: Leica Q3
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2023, 08:33:38 am »

Yawn,

I guess that Lloyd got a bad lens, as I have no issues with the Q2 and corner sharpness.  Excellent optic for a 28mm lens.  Sure wide open you can see a bit of corner sharpness, but by F 4 even 3.2 corners are fine, at least from the images I have taken with the  camera.

Can't speak to how same lens will work on the Q3 with the increased resolution.  However I can state I found that the Sony 61MP sensor was not as great a step up in overall DR as I had hoped, having used it extensively in the Sigma FP-L.

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Re: Leica Q3
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2023, 06:09:58 pm »

I find the Q3 tempting but will most probably end up using that money for some equipment actually useful to move my photography forward. :-)

Typically a GFX100 mkII comes to mind.

Among impusle purchases I would probably be more tempted by a H2D-100 if it had eye AF… an eye AF that works.

Cheers
Bernard
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