A tale of two Leica's (sort-of). My son had a simple registry office wedding today to his fiancée and I did the photography. Because of a back injury the best I could handle was my Leica Q (28mm, obviously) and my Panasonic GX8 with a Lumix Leica DG 25/1.4 Summilux. I class the GX8 as the camera that Leica should re-badge as the digital CL but - hey - what do I know?
Panasonic GX8+Leica DG Summilux 25/1.4
The Leica Q is an astonishing camera. The sharpness wide open is breathtaking. The colour draw is, to my eye, exquisite. It is beautiful to work with. It is ridiculously expensive but you are really getting a lens with a camera thrown in. I am (very) lucky to own one.
I think if you compare these shots the GX8 and its PanaLeica also performs very well, although my experience is that it cannot match sharpness or lack of colour noise when you pixel peep at high iso. But like the Q and possibly because of the Q the GX8 and the 25/1.4 draw like-a-Leica. Together, the Q and the GX8 made a very capable pair of event cameras.
I have a book signing to do later in the week and I am thinking I will only use these two cameras and save myself weight and back-strain.