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On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1274 comments in total)
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Juhaz: I'm sitting here holding A6000 with the Samyang 12mm lens mounted on it, it's a combination pretty similar in size to this Q and according to my kitchen scale weights EXACTLY 640g with lens cap & hood, strap and a small quick release plate.

It feels a bit hefty, but pretty good in hand largely because it has a sizable grip, I can't imagine holding a slippery bar of soap weighting that much could be anything but extremely uncomfortable death grip.

Could one of the Leica fanboys trolling this thread extolling the magnificent ergonomics of this device explain to me how exactly is that "ergonomic"? Or how are the left-hand buttons that can't be used while looking through the viewfinder "ergonomic"?

And how do these limitations and misgivings supposedly make this a device for those "who enjoy pure photography"?

I seriously want to understand, do tell. Please.

Sorry I was referring to the RX1R II

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2016 at 15:49 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1274 comments in total)
In reply to:

Juhaz: I'm sitting here holding A6000 with the Samyang 12mm lens mounted on it, it's a combination pretty similar in size to this Q and according to my kitchen scale weights EXACTLY 640g with lens cap & hood, strap and a small quick release plate.

It feels a bit hefty, but pretty good in hand largely because it has a sizable grip, I can't imagine holding a slippery bar of soap weighting that much could be anything but extremely uncomfortable death grip.

Could one of the Leica fanboys trolling this thread extolling the magnificent ergonomics of this device explain to me how exactly is that "ergonomic"? Or how are the left-hand buttons that can't be used while looking through the viewfinder "ergonomic"?

And how do these limitations and misgivings supposedly make this a device for those "who enjoy pure photography"?

I seriously want to understand, do tell. Please.

I think you mean subjective, and I never said anything negative about the Q, I just found that many Q users felt the need to dismiss the RX1R as an inferior shooting experience

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2016 at 14:47 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1274 comments in total)
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Robert Kempen: A full 919 comments so far and roughly 900 saw fit to comment about the price or ridicule Leica's camera which happens to be a best seller for Leica ever, no doubt without ever touching one

Voted best prosumer camera at the Singapore photographic exhibition (among quite a few) over the Sony RX1 RII for fairly obvious reasons:

Lens quality, sensor quality of output, ergonomics, photographic experience

Then, to add injury to insult, users do not know who Ming Thein is - probably would not recognize any pro photographer's name then either

It seems that DPreview is pushing just too hard to push Sony sales and the readers are pushing rather too hard to convince themselves that Leica has not produced another winner, but please phone B&H - sales don't lie!

leica f64, I give you that Leicas were always well made, But Hasselblad, the happiest day in my photo career was the day I sold my out fit and replaced it with the workhorse RZ. I am back to using Hasselblads again only because this time there is not much anything else and they were designed by Fuji.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 16:12 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1274 comments in total)
In reply to:

Juhaz: I'm sitting here holding A6000 with the Samyang 12mm lens mounted on it, it's a combination pretty similar in size to this Q and according to my kitchen scale weights EXACTLY 640g with lens cap & hood, strap and a small quick release plate.

It feels a bit hefty, but pretty good in hand largely because it has a sizable grip, I can't imagine holding a slippery bar of soap weighting that much could be anything but extremely uncomfortable death grip.

Could one of the Leica fanboys trolling this thread extolling the magnificent ergonomics of this device explain to me how exactly is that "ergonomic"? Or how are the left-hand buttons that can't be used while looking through the viewfinder "ergonomic"?

And how do these limitations and misgivings supposedly make this a device for those "who enjoy pure photography"?

I seriously want to understand, do tell. Please.

I also have been shooting and making my living with a camera for over 40 years, and while the Q seems fine, I love my Sony RX1R II. It does exactly what I want and need it to do, take the most amazing images. I do not need a camera to inspire me, to engage me, I need it do what I want to create the image I wish to capture.
If I am looking for a camera to fulfill an emotional connection, I just dust off one of the many mechanical marvels sitting on the shelves of my camera collection.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 15:58 UTC
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (596 comments in total)
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Tungsten Nordstein: Does every camera have to be criticised for not having a touch-screen now? Hardly the most important aspect of a camera, especially considering things like battery life are in the same list.

Wishing for a touch screen and saying the lack of one is a negative, I see as two different things in a review

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 23:12 UTC
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (596 comments in total)
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Tungsten Nordstein: Does every camera have to be criticised for not having a touch-screen now? Hardly the most important aspect of a camera, especially considering things like battery life are in the same list.

I personally find touch screens annoying, a joy stick control maybe, but that also might get in the way. I have no issues with using the control wheel.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 17:36 UTC
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