I think I'm in trouble.....Leica SL2

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David V
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Re: I think I'm in trouble.....Leica SL2

Bags27 wrote:

I have neither the Q2 nor the Z7, but that doesn't stop me from offering an opinion!

I did have the Q and thought its rendering astounding...for about a year. Gradually, I could predict exactly what the photos would look like, which is: all the same. There is so much in-camera correction and the algorithms in the processor are so precise, that every photo comes out perfect. As in, perfectly boring with just exactly enough polish.

I've since sold the Q and have invested (gulp!) in M glass and film and digital Leica range finders. I feel fully confirmed, as the photos are unpredictably exciting.

But sometimes, I think I'm nuts to invest this much in a hobby. I think of Ming Thein, certainly one of the greatest photographers who actively posts on the web. Ming has gone through just about every piece of photographic equipment made, and now shoots almost exclusively with the Z7 and the kit zoom. He turns out terrific captures, far better than I could no matter how much I spend.

To paraphrase Lance Armstrong, it's not about the camera.

This, my friend, is unfortunately true.  It's the archer, not the arrow, so we all justify what we think we "need", to create.  I love the Nikon Z gear.  I just love the Leica stuff more.  I am blessed to be able to shoot what I want, so I will count my blessings and enjoy my passion.

My friend rides a $40K Harley Davidson motorcycle on his weekend runs with his buds, so we all have our thing.


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Leica Q2 Leica SL2 Fujifilm X100V Leica SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 Leica APO-Summicron-SL 35mm F2 ASPH
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