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Leica Q2

Overview of Leica Q2

The 24-megapixel Leica Q was introduced in 2015 bringing an autofocus full-frame Leica option to a huge range of users (particularly eyeglass wearers or older users) who could never focus an M camera accurately. The Leica Q2 updates the camera with a sensor having twice the resolution, and various other improvements.

The Leica Q2 is sleek and beautiful, making for an excellent carrying camera for hiking or travel or similar, if the limitation of a fixed 28mm lens is acceptable. That is, 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.

The EVF has been updated, but the rear LCD is the same size and resolution. WiFi and Bluetooth are onboard, but there is no GPS.

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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, Leica SL.

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 Q2
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