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Not bad in Leica terms, considering you nearly pay that much for a 28/2.0 M lens. Oh, I forgot they have a garage sale on those lenses now at $3750 instead of $4295. But that's cheap compared to the new M 28/1.4 at $6k. Wonder when the garage sale ends as it's been ongoing since 1 January 2015?
Looking at the newest rumours. The camera looks cool (assuming it's not faked), if the top dial is a shutter dial, then that's good. Hopefully it isn't a stupid mode dial.
The other thing, looks like aperture ring on the lens, and seems strangely capable of MF, definitely a viewfinder built in.. The 1.7 and "Summilux" bothers me.. Makes me think it's a APS-C camera again. Weird that at the mount it seems almost detachable.
Also hope if it is 1.7 that it's fixed, and doesn't cheat you like the other X type out there.
Wonder if it'll have a Sony sensor? Based on the high ISO that's a possibility
Not something I'd buy over a 28summicron.. But sure looks pretty
This is the backside ...
source: n.p.c. photo camera store
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I can focus my RF faster then the X.. And I'm not really a 28 kinda guy. Closer focusing would have been welcome on a whole from the M-system.
Wondering how it acts in real world use.. Curious particularly about the EVF/AF/IQ.. Although I'm sure that's what everyone else is curious about as well.
Honestly though, the back of the camera looks good. Refreshing to see a somewhat familiar setup. Though that scroll wheel where the thumb indent is.. that will be hard to access.
If the new 'Q' is a fixed lens camera, then why do 'leaked' photos show two things of interest:
1. A dot on the lens aligned to a dot on the body/mount (see here)
2. knurling on the lens, close to the body (here)
I can't see why either of these would be needed with a fixed lens camera. There is also a seam just after the knurling, but with another section of metal before the camera surface.
Is this not looking suspiciously like an interchangeable camera?
The dot is for macro and normal settings (RX1's lens also has thissetting).
It is a fixed lens cam.
I cannot make out what is written on the button between Delete and ISO? Also the VF looks like a panorama VF with that long slit and its outer shape.
FN - function
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Close focusing with any RF has always been a serious limitation due to both RF accuracy and framing accuracy. The X (and M-P) TTL viewing with Live View is simply the right way to do that, as are SLR bodies.
It took a little while to get my hands used to the thumbdial on both the X and the M-P; the placement was a tiny bit off for me when I first handled the cameras. But now it feels perfect: my thumb has gotten used to it. The most natural thumbwheel I use is the one on the E-M1, which is simply in the perfect position (even better than the E-1).
The many nuances of camera design... I just wish they'd done this camera with a 50mm lens. Or maybe I don't ... I'm already booked to put out the money for the MM246 when it arrives, why increase the temptation? :-)
Thanks Brad, that's the one thing I could not make out as well.
Based on the photos I've seen, the auto functions are controlled similar to the X-T1.
Set the shutter dial to A + manual aperture = Aperture Priority mode
Set the aperture ring to A + manual shutter speed = Shutter Priority mode
Set both to A = Program mode
Set both to anything but A = Manual mode
PASM without a dedicated dial. No menus needed.
There is a dedicated ISO button + jog wheel/dial on the back.
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Has a macro function (like the RX1)... Where I originally thought maybe the lens could detach. Still looks like it was built for smooth MF.
I think this would have been slim without the lens.
To celebrate the Q leaks, I'm going to carry my X today. ]'-)
If the Leica Q sells well (in Leica terms of course), do you think history will repeat itself a la the RX1 --> Alpha 7 evolution?
Regardless of how the Q does, Leica should come out with an interchangeable version of it. They should clearly quote the declining M sales and make a case for a non mechanical mirrorless cam. Hopefully, such a camera will have a swivel LCD to make it more versatile.
Interestingly, the Q Type 116 appeared on the FB page of my pushers today, with price and all. Price is THB 155,800 including 7% VAT, which corresponds to USD 4,900 more or less.
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I won't buy a fixed lens camera again. If this camera came with the 35mm FOV would be a better choice IMO. I've owned a fixed lens camera and it is possible for dust to find its way inside. When that happens you have no recourse but to send it off for repair.
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OT, but have to answer this...Jono can shoot in Beijing if he likes.
Just back from there..no smog, I could see in the far distance.
Let's be accurate with our comments. There is a period when Beijing is smothered by smog. It was not the past and the beginning of this month.
p.s. I suffer from COPD. I would know when there is smog.
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All I can say is that I would much rather shoot a Q-series with a nice selection of fast, small Leica Q glass than Sony FE, Fuji X, or Oly (and I'm an X-user now), assuming fairly equivalent or better imaging performance. It seems to me the nearly ideal digital replacement for a Leica film M.
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The Q is Quick at focusing.
The Bauhaus School of Design that Leica employs gives the Q a look that is unmatched by other cameras of this form-factor. It will be quite the hit considering how good the images are. Moving to a Q-mount version seems like a natural progression and allows them the opportunity to sell to more "seasoned" photographers as a primary camera instead of a backup/walkabout camera. Mirrorless means they can have zooms again (as evidenced by the T).
It will be hard pressed to beat the Sony A7rII which is hitting all of the key points that pros want (OK, neither of them have dual slots. Don't go there.)
T mount was just released, presumably to fill the purpose you outline for a Q mount.
Another Leica mount would confuse the market, and possibly cannibalize the M market, which I would guess is a no-no for any Leica decision maker.
So my guess is this won't happen until the M market is perceived to be threatened. Currently that's not really the case.