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Leica Q

Conclusions

In progress, but the ideas already present here are FIRM.

The bottom line for many if not all cameras these days is whether the camera works well and gets out of the way for the intended task. As an about $4250 fixed-lens camera, the Leica Q has to be really right for the task to make it “work”. It surely takes up some challenges eminently well, but your author ran into immediate frustrations with basic operational aspects which to him matter greatly. And yet may be largely irrelevant to many users. Such is the proper way to evaluate a camera: by one’s own needs.

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Diglloyd Guide to LEICA contains in-depth coverage of Leica M system cameras and lenses, with additional coverage of Leica M Monochrom, Leica Q.

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  • Make better images by learning how to get the best results right away.
  • Save money by choosing the right lens for your needs the first time, particularly the Summilux/Summicron/Elmarit choice and/or Zeiss ZM.
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  • Jaw-dropping image quality found nowhere else utilizing Retina-grade images up to full camera resolution, plus large crops [past 2 years or so].
  • Real world examples with insights found nowhere else. Make sharper images just by understanding lens behavior you won’t read about elsewhere.
  • Aperture series from wide open through stopped down, showing the full range of lens performance and bokeh.
  • Optical quality analysis of field curvature, focus shift, sharpness, flare, distortion, and performance in the field.

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Leica Q

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