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Old 06-15-2015   #1
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Q photos

I've looked and looked, but no cats were to be found! These will have to do to get things started. Hopefully myself and others will continue to add more interesting stuff from the Q, as folks get it.


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Old 06-15-2015   #2
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This new lens (and sensor/image channel software) looks great. The transition to OOF areas looks very pleasing! I think this thread will be very popular, and cause much GAS
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Old 06-15-2015   #3
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Lynn, yes I do hope it will become popular with many more photos!

Helen, she is a Bullmastiff, with loads of personality too! I just uploaded a bunch of photo's to Flickr (never used that before) and when going through my photos, I realised I have a lot more photos of my Bullmastiff than my Pug. It took my a minute to figure out why, but then I remembered that the Pug is always walking literally right next to my feet (by instinct, not obedience), while the Bullmastiff wonders off a bit, making it easier to take a photo of her.
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Thanks, Maximilian! Following you on flickr...
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Nice photos!

I'll only be a watcher on this thread, admiring the photos y'all produce with your Qs. :-)

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Old 06-15-2015   #6
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While the Q's build quality, light weight and ergonomics seem excellent, the lens appears to be the heart of the system.

The Q's sensor assembly may be a stop or so behind the current state-of-the-art, but in my view digital imaging technology has become, for all but a few rare applications, a level playing field. This means lenses can regain their proper role in marketing differentiation.
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For the early Q owners: I am curious about the AF ability/accuracy/speed, low light and the manual focus feel ( I expect that to be great)…
Max- love the first image!. I also followed you on Flickr
Thanks! Daniel.
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Old 06-15-2015   #8
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Thanks all!

Daniel, I think the autofocus is very fast and accurate. Iím pleasantly surprised! I havenít really had the opportunity to try it in low light yet, but will update once I have.

The manual focus is great. It feels just like focusing a pure manual lens (although I think we can all agree that there is nothing quite like the range finder way of manual focusing). The picture zooms in and focus peaking starts right away when switching over to manual, and a half press on the shutter brings the frame back to normal. If you turn the focus ring again, it zooms in and focus peaks again. This is very convenient and makes manual focusing very fast and simple.

One negative thing, is that to switch between the different autofocus modes, you have to go into the menu. I hope they change this with a firmware update eventually. I will never use the in-camera crop button for example, so I would really like to dedicate that button for focusing modes. Or just dedicate focusing modes to the FN button, but I canít do that today.

There is one focusing mode which is a touch screen thingy. You just touch the LCD and it instantly focuses there and takes a photo. It works extremely well! I just havenít figured out a situation where this would be good to use though. Maybe when looking at a crowed of people or something, and waiting for someone to do something interesting? Kinda reminds me of that game you found in arcade halls, when you tried to bonk the head of the clown that jumps out of a hole.
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Max- Thanx! That is exactley what I was looking for- good insight! Thank You… D.
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Max - also now following your good self on Flickr. Is your entire stream from the Q?
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Max - also now following your good self on Flickr. Is your entire stream from the Q?
Step away from this thread Chris. You know you'll be tempted.
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I had a chance to see one Saturday and it is really nice. Easy to shoot all manual and great easy to read and use DoF scales on the lens. A lot lighter than my MM.
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Old 06-15-2015   #14
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More photos, please. :-)

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I am sure it make beautiful photos. Still no lens release lock. Probably has viewfinder lag making it difficult to time anything but a sleeping cat
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Have to say it's exciting in a way.
The camera yes..... More so still another dedicated image thread
The MM, M240, X100 etc...threads are so many, many pages of great images.
Looking forward to another
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I had a chance to see one Saturday and it is really nice. Easy to shoot all manual and great easy to read and use DoF scales on the lens. A lot lighter than my MM.
Did it feel right in your hand compared to a M or is it too small?
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Max - also now following your good self on Flickr. Is your entire stream from the Q?
No, only these two. I haven't had much time to use it yet, basically only this weekend that was. If it weren't for work and family, I would probably have more to post! Hopefully I'll get some backup by other new owners soon though..

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Probably has viewfinder lag making it difficult to time anything but a sleeping cat
If you get a chance to try it out, I think you will be very surprised. I used to hate EVF's, I'd get all dizzy, but you really can't even notice the lag with this one.

Theres a whole thread where people are complaining about why Leica made this camera and I'd kinda hope we can use this thread for photo's instead. But of course I'll try to answer as many questions as possible though, before more people have had the chance to try it out.

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Did it feel right in your hand compared to a M or is it too small?
You didn't ask me, but I'll give my answer anyways. The M cameras I've had (analog and MM), are heavier, which is nice in the hands, but less so when slung over the shoulder. It really isn't much smaller though. The built in thumb grip works pretty good, but I'm still tempted to look at the handgrip once it's in stock somewhere near me.
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Old 06-17-2015   #19
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Did it feel right in your hand compared to a M or is it too small?
If it helps, the Q basically has the form factor of a film M, so it does not look fat as the digital Ms The Q is slightly shorter and minimally higher, though. The weight is probably comparable with a film M, too, but without a lens. It is therefore lighter by the lens you'd attach to an M.

The thing I don't like, is that you cannot at the moment keep the back LCD quiet and only use it for play back and config - and only switch on the EVF when the camera is raised to the eye. Auto-toggle is possible or LCD or EVF only.

Used to long menus of digital compacts, I was positively impressed by the Q's menu.

I may write them about it but I'm not figuring I have any influence ...

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i keep checking 'updates' here hoping for pictures! ): love to see some!
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i keep checking 'updates' here hoping for pictures! ): love to see some!

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Old 06-23-2015   #22
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Remarkable Sharpness

Some snaps from my town:








For me, the 28mm is a slight challenge. But isn't life about that? I have unloaded a lot of glass and metal to make Suzi Q mine. It may turn out to be a longer lasting relationship
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These pictures look very promising.


If you shoot at one of the crop modes, lets say 35mm, do you get a 35mm frame in the EVF?
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My understanding is that you get frame lines that define the equivalent 35mm field of view.

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In that case the crop would be 18mp for 35mm equivalent, if I'm correct, which is still not bad.
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I won't say anymore bad things about the Q.
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These pictures look very promising.


If you shoot at one of the crop modes, lets say 35mm, do you get a 35mm frame in the EVF?
You do see the 28mm total with 35mm frame lines superimposed. That's the X100 mode for sensor size, field of view and sensor pixels
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Thanks for uploading some photos Photon42!

Unfortunately, I've had a lot of work to do recently, so not too many pictures taken. But here is one more from the Q that I think is kinda fun, even though it doesn't show much from an image quality perspective.


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Nice one Maximilian ... doesn't matter what camera.
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Bravo! Nice to see some more pix!

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Thanks for uploading some photos Photon42!

Unfortunately, I've had a lot of work to do recently, so not too many pictures taken. But here is one more from the Q that I think is kinda fun, even though it doesn't show much from an image quality perspective.
You're welcome - fun picture
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Macro manual focus


L1000114-Edit.jpg by Jim Crutcher, on Flickr

Converted quickly in PS CC

L1000130-Edit.jpg by Jim Crutcher, on Flickr

Way too much processing here. I believe I used Topaz Clarity (over used) but the Jameson I was drinking tasted very good.

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Good pictures, sure an interesting camera in the hands of good photographers.

Is anyone shooting indoor in low light, like a jazz club or similar music club?

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Now that is lovely. I had one of those Ducatis back in the day... :-)

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In that case the crop would be 18mp for 35mm equivalent, if I'm correct, which is still not bad.
Actually the 35mm crop is about 15.36 MP which is still OK.
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