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    Fun with the Leica Q

    Hi everyone - lovely to be able to post some pictures at long last.

    So - let's get this started.

    Here are a couple of pictures from China


    scrambling on an un-restored part of the great wall



    LongJing tea fields

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    So excited to join the fray with my Q...hopefully soon!!!

    Jono, those stairs, my oh my are they steep!
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    Jono: great review of the Q. Mine has shipped and I'll get it on Monday. Historically, the 28 mm was my number one used Leica lens. It's perfect for me and I don't have to carry around a lot of gear. One camera, one lens, no decisions on which lens to use, take, etc. We're off to Itally on the 23rd. I'd wave as we fly over your house, but you're in China. Say hi to Emma. Cheers.

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    That's great news! May I ask where you ordered yours from?

    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    Jono: great review of the Q. Mine has shipped and I'll get it on Monday. Historically, the 28 mm was my number one used Leica lens. It's perfect for me and I don't have to carry around a lot of gear. One camera, one lens, no decisions on which lens to use, take, etc. We're off to Itally on the 23rd. I'd wave as we fly over your house, but you're in China. Say hi to Emma. Cheers.

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    Animefx, Glazers Camera in Seattle. Ps. We're going to the "Italy" with one "L" not two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashwinrao1 View Post
    So excited to join the fray with my Q...hopefully soon!!!
    I think it's just the camera for you Ashwin.

    . . and Matt - glad you're getting one - have a fantastic time in Italy.

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    Jono, those stairs, my oh my are they steep!
    Hmm - the stairs were stairs - this was further away, and much less looked after with no steps, so skidding down on one's butt hanging on to the branches was the only way!


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    Beautiful photos Jono. This camera inspires confidence as does the photographer!

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    I think it's just the camera for you Ashwin.

    . . and Matt - glad you're getting one - have a fantastic time in Italy.



    Hmm - the stairs were stairs - this was further away, and much less looked after with no steps, so skidding down on one's butt hanging on to the branches was the only way!


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    Time to star posting photos of and from this camera. First, my copy! Super Excited about this one! It's really a dream to use. AF is really tops!

    First, pics of the camera, taken by its "little" brother, the GR:





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    Pardon the mundane shots. I went from Leica Store to Grocery Store







    35 mm crop view:
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    On arriving home, we are still all smiles lol



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    The lens is plenty sharp. 100% crop on the potatoes:

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    Re: Fun with the Leica Q

    Ash,
    What was the delay in posting pictures with your new Q? ��
    Congratulations!

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    Jono, thanks, we will. I have five days in Civita di Bagnoregio doing nothing while Marleigh's in her urban sketching/watercolor workshop...I could probably take a few pictures.
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    Re: Fun with the Leica Q

    the images look very good. I like

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    Re: Fun with the Leica Q

    I did say that...didn't I? I'm curious to get your take on the digital 'zoom'?

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    Thanks Jono and Ashwin for the shots. Can't wait to get mine so let's hope delivers to the UK come soon as I am 2nd on the llist with my dealer

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    Re: Fun with the Leica Q

    good luck getting yous David. Mine's been around the block a bit now!
    Matt - that sounds like a lovely relaxing time. the Q is the perfect bar camera!
    Ash. congratulations on yours ........ good innit!
    All the best from Beijing. (off to Hangzhou tomorrow)

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    Re: Fun with the Leica Q

    Firstly..congratulations to those who have the Q...a lovely piece of engineering design, from the photos.

    Now, please do not take this as anything other than my observation on the images that have been posted so far.

    I know these are early days for the cam. I also know the superb quality of images that Jono and Ashwin are capable of making.

    But the images posted are underwhelming to say the least. They do not, to me,
    Represent either the undoubted talents of the photogs and neither the praise being heaped on the camera for its image making capabilities.

    Jono's Wall of China images could have been shot with the cheapest of p&s.
    Ashwin's shots are all cropped. So where is the 28mm fl performance. Crop it to
    A 50mm and it is back to my D70 days. Why crop it at all? If it is 28mm, should
    It not be used at that fl ( minor cropping excepted ) and pp ( cause I am not a purist as far as pp is concerned ).

    I say this with the greatest of respect to two of the best photogs we have contributing to this forum.
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    Re: Fun with the Leica Q

    Thank you to those contributing images to the thread.
    Could you post more low light / night shots @ f/1.7 with lights in the background? I'm curious how Q does in regards to coma.

    BTW, lots of RAW samples can be found here: Test : Leica Q Typ 116 - Focus Numérique
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    Hi Rayyan,

    Thanks for your kind words, and yes, I would say that my first batch of shots (basically taken in store and at the Grocery store on the way home) are what one might expect....horribly mundane. I basically wanted to see how the camera would performed in mixed lighting, and general principles around focus speed, sharpness, color profiles, and OOF rendering for both natural and geometric backgrounds....boring stuff, but still may be of some value to those who look into that.


    Actually, I belive only one of my shots was cropped, but I'd have to go back. I have had the camera for just under 24 hours now, so much more 'exploring' to do...I have no doubt that it is up to the task of making nice images...my primary challenge from it will be shooting 28 mm and seeing this way all of the time...similar to seeing BW only with the Monochrom.

    Both challenging, yet both offering great potential for personal growth.
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    Hi Ashwin.

    My apologies if I mis-stated that your posted seemed cropped.
    Congratulations again, on your new acquisition. And my best wishes for your journey with it.

    I have no doubt we shall be seeing superlative images from you and your new
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    Kindest regards.

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    Looks like 15 megapixels for the 35mm crop view is still very nice. I can definitely handle that when I want to cheat and use the digital zoom.

    35 mm crop view:
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    But the images posted are underwhelming to say the least. They do not, to me,
    Represent either the undoubted talents of the photogs and neither the praise being heaped on the camera for its image making capabilities.
    Hi there Ray
    fair comment
    Ashwin has had the camera for 2 days, but I have no such excuse; I've had the camera for more than 6 months. The China Wall shots could of course have been taken with any camera (at least the ones I've posted so far) but do yo feel the same way about all of these?

    http://www.slack.co.uk/2015/Product_...way/index.html

    Because if you do, then it's certainly trouble for either me or the camera indeed! indeed!

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    Jono, it was your series that helped pursuade me to buy this camera, along with the feedback of a few others whose views I tend to align with....

    I am really enjoying this camera. It begs to be used, has lovely colors, great sharpness, lovely bokeh, etc, etc...plus wow is it responsive...that doesn't get talked about enough!

    Slowly, I am starting to build a portfolio:





    Question: How many of you are using OIS on your camera? benefits, detractions? Stefan Daniel mentioned a slight loss of edge sharpness....
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    Re: Fun with the Leica Q

    Ashwin, The perspective distortion from 28mm is going to take a while to come to terms with. Does the Q have a built in e level?

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    Hi there Jono.

    How's the weather holding up there?

    I have checked the images ( all 78 of them ) on the link you kindly provided.

    Now we are talking. Excellent work. The Q must have helped a little too..

    Take care.

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    Hi there Ray
    fair comment
    Ashwin has had the camera for 2 days, but I have no such excuse; I've had the camera for more than 6 months. The China Wall shots could of course have been taken with any camera (at least the ones I've posted so far) but do yo feel the same way about all of these?

    http://www.slack.co.uk/2015/Product_...way/index.html

    Because if you do, then it's certainly trouble for either me or the camera indeed! indeed!
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    Re: Fun with the Leica Q

    Thank you Ray.
    As Aswin says, the camera is Very Responsive and that certainly does help, as does the excellent close focus option.

    We've been in Beijing for the last 5 days and the weAther has been great. now we're back in Hangzhou for the last 3 days with lots of rain and thunderstorms forecast.

    Ashwin, I've tended to keep the OS off, not because I've seen any disadvantages, it I don't think I ever found myself in a situation where I needed it with the leaf shutter and the great high ISO , I mean, it's no problem to hand hold right down to 1/10th....I'm really glad you're enjoying it (but not surprised!)
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    ..............Does the Q have a built in e level?
    Also - I feel a bit daft even asking this; does the camera have a histogram? I've not seen it referenced, and didn't spot it in Mr. Huff's scroll through the settings in his video. Hopefully I've missed it?

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    Re: Fun with the Leica Q

    A couple more from today:



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    Can you tell that I am inspired this camera? My enthusiasm grows by the moment. The palette is reminiscent of the M9, but with more saturation. There's a whole lot of pop, and the OOF is great. The lens is sharp, and the camera is very quick to focus. AFc is solid for moving subjects in daylight (not perfect, but plenty for this type of work)...One word to sum up the day's experience: WOW!























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    Nice shots Ashwin, you clearly gel with the 28mm FL! I have had my image stabiliser on the whole time BTW.

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    Re: Fun with the Leica Q

    Ashwin,

    these last shots look just great! No discussion about that.

    I am still not sure if I could live with just a 28, even if it is as perfect as this one seems to be ...

    But the colors are just from another world

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    Hi Ashwin, great images with the kids. Just curious, is the color in these photographs original from the camera, or did you use a VSCO preset on the file? They look really really film like, and almost like Kodakchrome in some ways. The grain is beautiful too.

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    Thanks everyone. Good eyes. The photos were edited with VSCO 4, with a Kodak EG100++ filter, then adjusted afterward to my liking. The file colors shine, as does everything else about this awesome camera. hope to see it in more hands soon. It's great, and surely a sign of great things to come from Leica!
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    TY so much to all the Q shooters and I hope to see many more shots, including especially a few by which we might judge the lens, i.e long landscape with distant details in center edges and at least one corner.

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    Jono, seems you too have had fun

    Lovely images and looking forward to your review.

    Take care.

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    Ashwin,
    On the picture of a "boy with a sword" what resolution did you use? Was it a 50mm crop mode? The sword looks a bit pixelated.
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    Jono, a truly lovely album of images from your trip to China. As easy as it would be to ascribe the beauty of the pictures to the Q, its both your eye and post processing skills that elevate these images to such a vaulted status. Truly enjoyed viewing them. Thanks.

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    Re: Fun with the Leica Q

    Dave and Ray
    thank you very much for the kind words - we had lots of fun, and hopefully that comes through in the photos.
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    hahaha, good one...


    A few with the Q:













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    Looks like they got that Fujitsu processor in M9 turbo mode LOL

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    Both lovely and tummy Aswin...a perfect combination of image presentation. I agree with those that see the similarities of M9 output with those from the Q. I think this was a conscious effort on the part of Leica. Very nice!

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    Let's get some more photos from those who have the camera. I, for one, have been thoroughly impressed:

















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    Taken by our 7 year old with the Q (and no IS)

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    Re: Fun with the Leica Q

    Lovely pictures Ashwin
    I'm really glad you're enjoying it . . . how does it compare to your Sony R1?
    Here are a couple from China:


    Mist over the tea fields of Longjing


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris C View Post
    Also - I feel a bit daft even asking this; does the camera have a histogram? I've not seen it referenced, and didn't spot it in Mr. Huff's scroll through the settings in his video. Hopefully I've missed it?

    ......... Chris
    I feel even dafter quoting myself, but could someone please answer my above question? I, and my third person would be very grateful.

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    Hi,
    Yes, there is a histogram to be displayed, it is located in the upper left corner....

    Have since some hours... Really impressed :-)

    All the best...
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    Now one day old.... first experiences....







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    Quote Originally Posted by JPL View Post
    ..Yes, there is a histogram....upper left corner.......
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    Thank you very much! Greatly appreciated [i.e. by both of me].

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    Jono: nice work as usual.

    Ashwin: truly magical stuff! The photos are just oozing of great moments with the family. I like these kind of great moment photos. And the PP done is just perfect as well, suites the atmosphere.

    Keep the photos coming, both of you.

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