Leica Q2 M or Leica Q2

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Raist3d Forum Pro • Posts: 43,188
Re: Leica Q2 M or Leica Q2
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biocon wrote:

Raist3d wrote:

LenRivers wrote:

all you have to do with the standard Q2 is set monochrome mode and you can shoot in black and white.

But again, that's the point. On the Q2M the RAW Is B/W. You have to make it work, there's no other choice. Either you got it or you didn't.

If you shoot raw only it will preview in color and you decide to stay in color or make the final conversion to b&w

depends like I’ve said if you want to always see things in black and white sure. But sometimes color is so much better. For example I want to see a sunrise or sunset with all the colors

That's only if you care about color. Which is why I qualified my recommendation if you really want to go all B&W.

I want to see colorful flowers etc

sure for certain artistic stuff it works. It’s all personal style

Oh definitively it's personal. Just pointing out one advantage I see of the Q2M is the fact that even when you are between a rock and a hard place- B&W is all you have and you have to make it work. That extra "do or die" kind of constraint can push you to a new level of skill.

But again- if you care about B&W only.

I for one, can appreciate the B&W only philosophy. My issue with the Q2M, is that it is considerably more expensive then the Q2.

In pragmatic terms that's a consideration. As a concept, we can take money out and evaluate, and see what the concept brings.

The Q2 has the advantage of using color channels for b&w conversion, and can be used for color and b&w images.

Yup, but has the disadvantage of DR, ISO and not pin-point B&W plus always having that option to go back to color (the concept being discussed).

The Q2M has the advantage of being a pure b&w camera with better high iso. A fairly equal trade off in my mind if identically priced. One being $1000 more than the other makes the decision real easy for me.

I think part of the issue is that a monochrome sensor doesn't enjoy the same economies of scale. And we are all talking about Leica in this room too.

Then again, perhaps I’m not the typical customer for either if price is a concern, but I sure do like my Q2! We all have our individual criteria and thresholds. There is no wrong choice here, evaluate what’s important to you and pick one.

Well of course. That doesn't take away advantages for the concept- the decision in the end is up to each individual.

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