Jessie Anderson

Jessie Anderson

Lives in Canada Vancouver, BC, Canada
Joined on Jun 23, 2006
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On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1244 comments in total)
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JL Auch: I'd buy one in a heat beat if;

-exposure comp worked in manual mode with auto iso

-flash worked with auto iso in manual

-could cycle the evf and lcd with a custom button ala x100t or pen, or panasonic.

Firmware 2.0 released... your last issue is resolved.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 21:12 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1244 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.

I'm in buying season for a Q right now - probably going to be middle of next month.

I have been to the store here in NYC Soho and played with it pretty extensively. It feels good in the hands. It is a high quality piece of equipment and you can tell that right off the bat. It's not as heavy as the M but it is nicely designed. The manual focus ring is a thing of beauty. It floats perfectly regardless of the force.

Ideally for long bouts of shooting I could see it using a grip and a thumbs-up to make it more comfortable. Both those items can be had.

Again, ergonomically it is about the best design point and shoot in existence.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 21:10 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1244 comments in total)
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Smaug01: What do you guys think of Leica Q vs. Nikon D610 and any nice prime of your choice?

As attractive as the Leica is, I think I will go Nikon, and leave my options open for other types of photography.

This is NOT too wide for portraits.

https://flic.kr/p/CAUUyd

There's so many examples of 28mm portraits on places like flikr.
The key is the space between you and the subject and probably fixing some slight distortion (which can have interesting effect in itself.)

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 21:05 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1244 comments in total)
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philmar: Does anyone know how this camera feels with with a $600 Gucci camera strap? And does Louis Vuitton make camera bags for this?

Have you shot with it?

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 20:58 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1244 comments in total)

It's a fun camera...

Is it expensive? Yes.
Is it a bit limited? Yes.
Does it have some very UNIQUE capabilities? HELL YES.

Very intuitive and well engineered.
It's extremely fast focusing.
Extremely quiet.
Good looking.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 20:57 UTC as 46th comment | 2 replies
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