Leica Q

What’s new on LEICA INSIDER? | Thomas Menk

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Ein Statement zur Leica Q | Claus Sassenberg

Ich bin der Geist der stets verneint! / Und das mit Recht; denn alles was entsteht / Ist werth daß es zu Grunde geht; / Drum besser wär’s daß nichts entstünde. / So ist denn alles was ihr Sünde, / Zerstörung, kurz das Böse nennt, / Mein eigentliches Element.
 
An diese Worte von Mephistopheles aus Goethes Faust muss ich oft denken, wenn ich im Internet lese. Der Negativismus blüht wie ein Pestgeschwür auf allem, was geschaffen, erfunden, kreiert wird. Es kann doch nicht sein, dass etwas so gut ist, dass man es nicht irgendwie kaputt reden kann. Unter anderem ist es so mit der Leica Q. Ich besitze die Kamera jetzt ein knappes halbes Jahr. In dieser Zeit konnte ich mir ein gutes Bild von ihrer Gebrauchsfähigkeit und Bildqualität machen. Mein Urteil? Sie hat:

  • ein großartiges Objektiv, Lichtstark und Verzeichnungsarm (und es ist mir sch…egal, ob Letzteres zum Teil durch Software erlangt wird!)
  • einen Sensor, der hervorragende Dateien liefert und ein angenehmes Farbschema hat, kein Tiefpassfilter
  • infolgedessen eine Mega-Bildqualität
  • das schnellste und zuverlässigste Autofokus-System, das ich je benutzt habe
  • Bildstabilisierung, die absolut brauchbar ist (ich war erst skeptisch)
  • manuelle Kontrollen, die sofort erreichbar sind, wenn man von Automatiken abweichen will
  • solide Bauweise, angenehme Haptik……..

Source: dr-claus-sassenberg.com

The “Q” … My First Experience with a Leica | Mirrorless Madness

The Leica Q has been on my wish list since I first read about it when it was announced on June 10, 2015.  Why?  Well first, it’s made by the renowned German camera maker, Leica, plus it has a full frame sensor, fast Leica Summilux lens, excellent EVF, and for me the image stabilization is important.  I kept trying to get the same general features but at a lower cost by using different cameras, and I thought maybe the Ricoh GR would scratch that itch since it had the 28mm lens and an excellent APS-C sensor.  It didn’t.  In the end, I think it came down to the fact that I had never used a Leica and I just wanted to … so I did.  :-) Shortly after I placed the order, I really started feeling the buyer’s remorse and almost cancelled.  It is an expensive camera and while I know I’m fortunate to be able to afford one (just barely, and it’s a stretch), I thought maybe I’d just cancel … but I didn’t, and it arrived four weeks ago.  Then I thought, “What harm can it do to at least use it a little bit.  You know, just a few short days to see if it lives up to the “Leica hype”.  Yeah, yeah, that’s what I’ll do, and then I’ll return it …”, but I haven’t yet.  To tell the truth, I’m actually a little bit embarrassed that I bought a Leica……..

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Five Countries, One Camera: Travels with the Leica Q | Kirsten Vignes

It happened by accident really. A few years ago,  a couple girlfriends and I started talking about getting together. Life had taken us in different directions and we were living in opposite corners of the country. We would all have to travel to see each other, so we figured, why not travel somewhere we’ve never been? We decided on Argentina. A few months later we were exploring the streets of Buenos Aires and riding horses through the vineyards of Mendoza. Since then, our trips have become an annual tradition and our group has grown from the original three to five. This past year marked our third adventure together and our biggest yet: a multi-country trip which included England, France, Turkey, Croatia and Hungary. Without the girls, I may never have ventured to all the places I’ve gone. Anyone who’s traveled knows the importance of a good travel companion. I’ve been fortunate to have found several. But, almost as important as the people I travel with, is the camera that I choose to carry and document my adventures…….

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Love & Pain – the Leica Q | Nicole Struppert

The last few weeks I got many emails where people asked me what settings I use with my Leica Q. I thought it would be the best to write a blog post to share my settings and how I use the Leica Q. Honestly shooting with the Leica Q is a bit like love and pain. I usually prefer to work with the rangefinders – with the Leica M I am quick and precise – no lack of time while using the AF of the Q. But I really love the Leica Q files so much, that I am constantly working on improving my workflow with the Q. So here are a few topics of the questions: DNG & Jpeg?The Leica Q can shoot DNG & jpegs site by site or just jpeg. The color jpegs of the Q are not as good like the B&W jpegs. Unfortunately it is not possible to shoot just DNG – which I would prefer. Shooting DNG & jpegs site by site eats the memory card and slows down the writing process especially while shooting continuously. What I have done is that I have changed the jpeg resolution to 12/ 8 / 4 M. This gives me bit better writing process. I really hope that Leica is doing a software update to shoot just DNG…….

Source: nicolestruppert.com

The Leica Q | Craig Mod

The Leica Q is the best travel camera I’ve ever used. I traveled to these places mainly for work. And because I had no plans to return to them soon, I often had but one chance to get the necessary shots. The Q did not disappoint, hiccup, lock up, or stutter. The images in the essay are a testament to its capabilities. Yes, even more than my iPhone. I believe that in hindsight — and I realize this sounds kind of crazy, as if I’ve binge-inhaled all of the Leica Kool-Aid at once — the Leica Q will be seen as one of the greatest fixed-prime-lens travel photography kits of all time. Fire up the percolator, pour over another single-origin, steep some English Breakfast, or just grab a flask of rye and your pitchforks and let’s deconstruct this beautiful thing. The Q is small but substantial. Solid. It becomes an effortless all-day companion…….

Source: craigmod.com

Leica Q versus Sony RX1RM2 | Wim Arys

If you’re looking for a premium quality point and shoot camera, you’ll undoubtedly be considering either the Leica Q or the new Sony RX1rM2. Both cameras are in the same price range and have a full frame sensor. The RX1rII does have the size advantage over the Q, but then again the Leica has a better viewfinder, a touch screen and a faster lens. Sony has yet to release a full frame camera with a touch screen, stating that the technology just isn’t there yet. Leica did manage to incorporate this into the Q camera thanks to their partnership with Panasonic, who have lots of experience with touch sensitive LCD screens in their micro-four-thirds camera range………

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Versatile and fast | David English on the Leica Q |
The Leica camera blog

I used to carry one camera, but now I carry two. Why two? My main camera is a Leica M Monochrom, because I shoot black-and-white almost exclusively. However, there are times when I want to shoot color. Or I want a fast autofocus camera. Or I want a second focal length. I can get all of that with a Leica Q. For me, it’s an ideal complement to my Monochrom, even though it’s more likely than not that I’ll end up processing the shots for black-and-white. My alternate camera used to be an X Vario, which I still have. The Q is a better fit for me, because it’s full frame (as opposed to APS-C), and the attached lens is much faster (f/1.7 versus f/3.5-6.4). More importantly the Q has an extremely fast autofocus. I tend to manual focus most of the time, but there are situations where a fast autofocus is helpful, especially in low light. While the Q’s viewfinder is electronic rather than optical, it does a pretty good job of approximating the optical experience……

Source: blog.leica-camera.com
 


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Leica Q (Typ 116) Firmware Version 1.1 Released |
Josh Lehrer

Today, Leica Camera has released firmware version 1.1 for the Q (Typ 116) camera. This is the first firmware update available for the Q, and has a few minor bug fixes along with optimizing image quality. Leica Q firmware 1.1 offers the following improvements:

  1. Improvement in overall image quality between ISO100-400
  2. Exposure has been corrected in digiscoping mode after switching off and on again.
  3. Adjustment of the Live View image in monochrome mode in combination with Auto Focus tracking. With the new firmware, the Live View shows a monochrome image. For proper focusing, the camera switches to color when pressing the shutter button half way

Leica Q Firmware Version 1.1 is available for download here: Q Firmware 1.1

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Versatile and fast: David English on the Leica Q |
Leica Camera Blog

I used to carry one camera, but now I carry two. Why two? My main camera is a Leica M Monochrom, because I shoot black-and-white almost exclusively. However, there are times when I want to shoot color. Or I want a fast autofocus camera. Or I want a second focal length. I can get all of that with a Leica Q. For me, it’s an ideal complement to my Monochrom, even though it’s more likely than not that I’ll end up processing the shots for black-and-white. My alternate camera used to be an X Vario, which I still have. The Q is a better fit for me, because it’s full frame (as opposed to APS-C), and the attached lens is much faster (f/1.7 versus f/3.5-6.4). More importantly the Q has an extremely fast autofocus. I tend to manual focus most of the time, but there are situations where a fast autofocus is helpful, especially in low light. While the Q’s viewfinder is electronic rather than optical, it does a pretty good job of approximating the optical […]

Source: blog.leica-camera.com
 


Leica Q

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