Leica Q Tri-Summilux meets Leica M Tri-Elmar | Mike Evans

While reviewing the Leica Q last month I was fascinated by the built-in triple focal lengths. Despite relying on nothing more than in-camera crops, the ability to change focal lengths is particularly interesting because of the method Leica has used to make it easy to use. The frame lines, which mimic the traditional M rangefinder, make a wonderful new toy. After chatting to a number of new Q owners, however, I’ve had mixed views. Some say they will never use the camera crop function because they can achieve the same results in post processing. Others think it is a good idea and helps with composition and visualisation of the subject. I think it is a good idea. It didn’t take me long to start thinking of this crop function as a sort of simulated Tri-Elmar. Or, perhaps we should say, Tri-Summilux. The Tri-Elmar 28-35-50 offers the same three focal lengths as the Q but, crucially, these are three full-frame optical alternatives. With the Q it’s just a subterfuge to make you think you are looking through a 35mm or 50mm lens…..

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