Q2 Monochrome conversion

Started Aug 21, 2019 | Discussions thread
Jared Willson Contributing Member • Posts: 906
Re: Q2 Monochrome conversion

Bags27 wrote:

Stunning photo and wise and judicious words.

But for my money, the most "wow" photos I've seen are not with the Q/Q2, but with the M10 (with many of its lenses) and the SL (with just about any of its lenses), and even the CL with the M 35 f/1.4 FLE. I own a Q and love it, but am rarely knocked off my feet by the photos taken by even the most talented photographers, while sometimes casual photos with the M10 and SL can take my breath away.

I have no idea why this is so, since the Q/Q2 shares so much that it important with these cameras. But there it is. Quite obviously, YMMV.

I won’t tell you you are wrong, but I will tell you not to read too much into it.  At this point cameras from all manufacturers are so good (especially when you are talking about the resolutions required for images presented on the web), that almost all quality variation you see is down to the photographer, not the camera.  How good was the composition?  The lighting?  Did the photographer capture a meaningful moment?  Is the subject interesting?  Were there technical errors made?  What about the care and quality of the post processing?  A good photographer with an iPhone will get a more impactful image then a mediocre photographer with an S007.

The other point is that the Q2 is, at it’s core, a 28mm camera.  That isn’t as flexible as an interchangeable lens camera.  Stay within its capabilities and it can do everything an M 10 can do, but stray outside those boundaries...

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