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View Poll Results: Preferred focal length for next Leica Q?
24mm 9 3.50%
35mm 70 27.24%
40mm 75 29.18%
50mm 91 35.41%
75mm 12 4.67%
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Old 10-30-2015   #81
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I have a feeling a close focusing 28 and cropped 35 will be perfect. Q arriving today, anxious to try it out. This may be the first digital full frame Leica that actually feels to me like a film Leica...
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Old 12-06-2015   #83
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I have had one for a few months. I thought the 28 would be a problem but it hasn't. The files are so good cropping in LR @ 50 works well. I would vote for a 50 with internal Corp to 75 & 90. But I wouldn't buy one. I would use my m9 or m240 for those. The feel and auto focus of the q is excellent buts it not a m.

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A Q2 with 50mm lens and 75-90 crop would be a nice complement to the Q. Nice overlap on the 50mm focal length in case you were out with the Q on its own. I guess the Q2 will have to have 50/2.4 Summarit to keep size down -- the 50/2.5 Macro on the GXR is big enough as it is.

Failing that, I suppose optical attachments for 50/75mm and 21mm would be nice, too. 5 focal lengths in one camera. Almost like a Digilux X. Mm.
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A monochrome 35mm Q would be hard to resist...

I have a Q since a couple of weeks and I never used the frame lines to indicate cropping of the jpg. I shoot DNG always, for whatever reason there is no option to shoot DNG only, like with the MM or M9.

I try to get the best composition at the moment of the shot. Ideally I have a little bit of room around to crop later in post processing when I have the shot on my monitor and can evaluate the scene with all the time I want to take. I do not see ANY point of having the in camera frame lines. And btw the Q with it's 1.7/28 asph is a stunning performer
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Several years ago i used 28mm quite a lot for environmental portraits, often indoors. So the Q as-is would be an attractive choice. More recently I've preferred normal or long-normal lenses, so today I would choose a second edition Q with a lens in the range of 50 to 75mm.

But as Jim mentioned, there's that M9 or M240 at hand, and a variety of focal lengths. I could easily stick with 28mm for a while with the 28mm Summicron (or any of several others) so what would I gain by getting the Q? One answer would be if I needed to go with AF due to eyesight issues...
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Still want a 50mm version...
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Old 01-29-2016   #88
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Depends on how they place the next Q.

If it is a cam on its own, I would guess that a 40 or 50mm lens be perfect.
If it rather is a complement to the first Q, a 75mm would make a lot of sense.
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If it rather is a complement to the first Q, a 75mm would make a lot of sense.
I can't imagine a 75mm fixed lens camera for $4250. Sure, Sigma did it, but it was $999.
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I can't imagine a 75mm fixed lens camera for $4250. Sure, Sigma did it, but it was $999.
Leica has marketed several things that I could not have imagined.

A good friend of mine, who owns (and loves) a Q, said that he would probpaly give up resistance if Leica offered a 75mm Q2.
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I would find a way to pick up a 75mm Q, and it would probably tip me over the edge into buying the 28mm version. My preferred shooting kit is 35/75, and handling the Q in 35mm crop mode was very, very satisfying.

Even better - a 50mm Q that crops to 75 and 90. Be still, my heart.
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I still think that a 35/75 bi-summicron with focal length adjustment ring on the lens barrel, and add-on two element asph auxiliary lens that attaches to the front via bayonet mount (to gather more light and provide additional correction at the telephoto focal length) would be the bees knees, the cat's seat of the pants, whatever you want to call it.
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Leica has marketed several things that I could not have imagined.

A good friend of mine, who owns (and loves) a Q, said that he would probpaly give up resistance if Leica offered a 75mm Q2.
Right... but if he didn't already have the 28mm model, would he choose the 75mm model first?
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50mm F/2, please.
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I'd also settle for 35mm or 40mm
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I can't imagine anyone would buy both a 28mm and 50mm versions, for that kind of money someone would probably by an M system.

I'll tell you what confuses me though, I checked out the Q group on flickr (when I was deciding if I like the 28mm FOV before buying a 18mm for my X-T10) and there are not many inspiring pictures there. I'm guessing the people buying the Q are mainly buying it cos they can. I'm not envious though
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I'd also settle for 35mm or 40mm

Indeed. My preference order would likely be 50, 40, 35 (but it'd be a wrestling match between 40 and 50).


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I'll tell you what confuses me though, I checked out the Q group on flickr (when I was deciding if I like the 28mm FOV before buying a 18mm for my X-T10) and there are not many inspiring pictures there.

I agree, but am not too surprised. It's quite difficult IMHO to make good street photos with a 28mm lens. Some greats can certainly do it (e.g., Parke, Winogrand) and I do see some 28mm images that I like from normal photographers, but it's pretty rare.

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I can't imagine anyone would buy both a 28mm and 50mm versions, for that kind of money someone would probably by an M system.
Except some of us prefer AF these days...
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Except some of us prefer AF these days...
Oh yeah, never thought of that but there are many cheaper cameras that are full frame and have exchangeable lenses with different pros/cons. I'm not criticising anyone for buying a Q however, I'd happily have one! Just thinking out loud (which is what the internet is all about haha).
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I'm only about 300,000,000,000,000 frames behind him for practice.

Haha. Yes, same with me, too. There is a great video that shows Winogrand on the streets shooting. He could really multitask--flirt with women, gaze about high and low, and shoot, cock, shoot like no other.



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Maybe I should add another option to the poll:
"Don't bother unless it's monochrome"
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Hmmm, a monochrome Q... probably too niche even for Leica.
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Why isn't there an option for just keeping the lens at 28mm? Perfecto.
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Right... but if he didn't already have the 28mm model, would he choose the 75mm model first?

That's why I wrote:

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Depends on how they place the next Q.

If it is a cam on its own, I would guess that a 40 or 50mm lens be perfect.
If it rather is a complement to the first Q, a 75mm would make a lot of sense.
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Why isn't there an option for just keeping the lens at 28mm? Perfecto.
There _is_ an option for keeping the lens at 28mm!!

You just go into the Leica store, say you want to buy a Leica Q, slap down your cash, and keep the camera.

[Until you realize that color photos at 28mm equiv are as common as any facebook page, and decide you could do just as well with your iPhone, that is]

In the US the transaction details would be as follows: 43 $100 bills at ~1g each (loss of 43g) with change of 2 @ $20 and 1 @ $10 (return of ~3g) for a total cost of $4250, and a total loss of about 40g at 1g per bill. But wait, you gain the Leica Q at 640g!! For a net gain of about 600g.

You seem to be in the UK... the calculation in pounds and pounds might be more complicated.
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Even better - a 50mm Q that crops to 75 and 90. Be still, my heart.

Make that a 1.8/40 that crops to 75 and 90 and we're there.
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Make that a 1.8/40 that crops to 75 and 90 and we're there.
I'll buy into your fantasy!
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There _is_ an option for keeping the lens at 28mm!!

You just go into the Leica store, say you want to buy a Leica Q, slap down your cash, and keep the camera.

[Until you realize that color photos at 28mm equiv are as common as any facebook page, and decide you could do just as well with your iPhone, that is]

In the US the transaction details would be as follows: 43 $100 bills at ~1g each (loss of 43g) with change of 2 @ $20 and 1 @ $10 (return of ~3g) for a total cost of $4250, and a total loss of about 40g at 1g per bill. But wait, you gain the Leica Q at 640g!! For a net gain of about 600g.

You seem to be in the UK... the calculation in pounds and pounds might be more complicated.
You appear to be under the assumption that places like Facebook are my primary target audience. And also that anyone would be concerned about similar focal lengths, over content. Curious.
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You appear to be under the assumption that places like Facebook are my primary target audience. And also that anyone would be concerned about similar focal lengths, over content. Curious.
I have made two assumptions:

1) Your post in a thread entirely directed toward creative choice (amongst people apparently other than yourself, but by initial intent including yourself) was more or less equivalent to "No other choices are necessary. My own needs are already satisfied." and therefore deserved a sarcastic reply.

2) You are in the UK.
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I have made two assumptions:

1) Your post in a thread entirely directed toward creative choice (amongst people apparently other than yourself, but by initial intent including yourself) was more or less equivalent to "No other choices are necessary. My own needs are already satisfied." and therefore deserved a sarcastic reply.

2) You are in the UK.
I think its reasonable to state that I would be happy with the current focal length.
Not even sure that your post came across as sarcastic, as sarcasm is generally quite funny. It just came across as, well, a lot of words for pretty much no reason.
I suspect you're the sort clichéd internet presence that could probably argue in an empty room.
That'll teach me to attempt to partake in an internet forum. Again
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I think its reasonable to state that I would be happy with the current focal length.
Not even sure that your post came across as sarcastic, as sarcasm is generally quite funny. It just came across as, well, a lot of words for pretty much no reason.
I suspect you're the sort clichéd internet presence that could probably argue in an empty room.
That'll teach me to attempt to partake in an internet forum. Again
Nothing personal intended.

No argument intended (though I do wish camera manufacturers would bring to market camera designs meeting needs not currently met, much more so with native monochrome than with revised Leicas).

No further comment.

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I'm thinking, feeling even, this Leica Q has some really cool and interesting handling characteristics, even though I don't actually own one (and probably don't need to). In any case, just wanted to say major kudos to the dev team!
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