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Leica Q

Overview of Leica Q

A huge range of users (particularly eyeglass wearers or older users) who could never focus an M camera accurately now have a Leica full-frame autofocus option at their disposal. The Leica Q is sleek and beautiful and functional in many ways.

The Leica Q is a special purpose tool, but not too special-purpose, and thus is likely to be well-loved by those users whose purposes it serves. See Perspective and Applicability of the Leica Q for additional perspective.

For M shooters, a hope arises: the Leica Q might be the way for Leica to perfect their autofocus chops, with a view to bringing autofocus to an interchangeable-lens M body that is compatible with older manual-focus M lenses and some new line of autofocus M lenses.

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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.

Special emphasis is placed on Leica M lenses and certain Zeiss ZM lenses.

  • 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.
  • Make better images, a sort of “cheat sheet” saving yourself months or years of ad-hoc learning. Processing parameters are discussed and shown.
  • 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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