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Latest comments, thoughts and reaction to our recently reviewed Camera Equipment, including the Leica M10 Digital Rangefinder Full Review .

A Leica is more than the sum of its parts which as it happens are of the finest quality money can buy. Its a way of taking a step back from modern mirrorless/DSLR cameras, back to an age where total control rested with the photographer and doesn't rely on automation bar Aperture priority mode and auto iso, both are not something I personally use.
All the bells and whistles are stripped away leaving the bulk of the camera's resources concentrated on the basics, an exceptional sensor coupled with an excellent processor, simple menu, ergonomic direct controls needing no menu diving, its simply what its designed to be a digital version of a Leica rangefinder and in that its succeeded.
Video or lack of it has been listed as a negative yet it was reaction from Leica users that led to Leica dropping it. We just want to take photographs, not shoot video so to us its actually a pro!

Its difficult to judge a rangefinder coming from an DSLR background and if your looking for DSLR type performance, well you won't find it here! Yes it can focus faster than any DSLR, its called zone focusing, very easy to us once you get the hang of it.
But .... if you want to slow down, strip away the gadgetry of modern M/DSLR camera's and get back to manually controlling all aspects of your shooting then you might enjoy it.

ps I'm not rich mine was gifted to me by my brother and I had an older M mount Voigtlander 75mm which I used for ages but there are plenty of good quality M mount lenses out there both Leica and other brands that are within the reach of most. (Zeiss & Voigtlander are a good starting point)

Made by magicaxeman on 6 Jun 2022 11:06PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply


Quote:I'd be more impressed if your Amazon UK price plug was anywhere near reality. Ģ299! is actually Ģ369 and out of stock ...

The price tag is correct and shows Ģ369. The price of Ģ299 you refer to is the lowest price it has been, and is preceded by the highest ever price of Ģ449


Made by saltireblue on 26 May 2022 2:03PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

I'd be more impressed if your Amazon UK price plug was anywhere near reality. Ģ299! is actually Ģ369 and out of stock ...

Made by grj on 26 May 2022 12:11AM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply


Quote:Thanks for the excuse for the high price of the Leica Qs and for all Leicas for that matter. To take your analogy with cars. They may all get you from place to place but you are missing my point. The main reason we have magazines for Cameras and cars is to test and tell their audience what is good or bad about them. I have a choice of going to a fast-food restaurant or not, right? but there are many people who donīt know the difference and suffer from the difference. Try to consider me as someone who, instead of saying, "Itīs Ok, fast food is OK." I am with the people who say, "Learn how to eat healthily and donīt support a company that is doing harm to your body. That is closer to my analogy. That is why it is my opinion and my comment. Why donīt you write your own comment about them? You are like many people on YT who write comments against a person who has a different opinion than they have and try to state what YOU think about a subject, instead of lecturing me. Do you know that the reason the Qs are marked with the words, Leica Wetzlar Germany., is because they canīt write Made in Germany, because they are not made in Germany. That is what I wanted the people on this site to be aware of. Is that OK?

Leica Q2 is made in Germany. That is manufactured in Germany. That is not made anywhere else in the world other than Germany. The Leica SL2 was rebranded and made in China as the Panasonic LX100ii

Made by ZenTony on 24 May 2022 7:27AM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

Did I say who which what award ? I don't think I did. For me everyone's opinion is interesting; yours included. However I don't have to agree. I sense a huge amount of anger in the way you respond to opinions that differ from your own. It's an opinion. Respect that for what it is. But there again you are from NYC. All said.
Have a nice day.

Made by ZenTony on 23 May 2022 3:32PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

TonyZen: I donīt know why I have to repeat myself, so please read my last comment to you over. I think your Zern attitude and your passive ways do not fit very well in a situation where you think one person`s opinion means so much. Many photographers in UK/EUR buy Leicas to get close to the Leica company for support and to be shown in Leicaīs galleries and a sense of pride. As you said a Q is ONE of the best. To me, one of the finest is the one that gets the best shot. Also, I donīt use the word finest. I would use the same word EPZ uses, "Best". Also, I would say, "Everything is subjective" There are thousands of award-winning photographers in the world. I would say a photographer that wins a prize at World Press Photo or one of the USA/UK/EUR photo events counts more than in most other countries, just as a Football/Basketball/Golf/Tennis player(s) winning an MVP/championship in those places To end I would rather hear from a person who uses a Q, not from a very nice, (Passive sounding) person from, I assume, Asia. I am from NYC. I won an award there many, many years ago and people still ask me about my award, which means very little to me. A money or equipment award means a lot more to most photographers. As far as fame is concerned I am more on the ZEN side. I am much more about my family, Friends, and Cameras, in that order.

Made by GEONYC on 23 May 2022 10:49AM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

I donīt know if/why there arenīt any "Con" comments when one or a few have smaller sensors than 1".
I have to say, if a 400mm or as high as over 1,000mm can produce a 3"x3" or larger print, especially for the internet It would be
a great camera for law enforcement or pro as a notebook for small prints on/off the job as a third camera. A5 or A6 would be more than good enough. over lenses that cost thousands and are less used. And the amateur look can make a street photographer/phothjournalist appear like a tourist.

Made by GEONYC on 23 May 2022 10:21AM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

Did I miss it or did the reviewer leave out the fact that most cameras have the "Deep Pass Filter" removed, for better detail,
many/most Canons Don`t.

Made by GEONYC on 23 May 2022 9:54AM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

Doesn`t the image quality have more to do with the lens quality? That is why I always recommend the buyer go to a full-frame lens on
an APS-C which is usually much better and a few hundred more in price, but is there if/when you want to go to a FF camera of the same brand. If you live in the UK, it may be worth a trip to NYC to buy your next camera.

Made by GEONYC on 23 May 2022 9:51AM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply


Quote:To ZenTony: I am even more surprised that someone who may be "Zen" would be surprised, even "Slightly" by anything, but call what has been tested and/or commented on most photo mags. and sites as in the top three to five DSLRs. I do have to correct what I said.
I could find two Sonys and Canons that could compete, fairly with my Nikons. I also wonder where the word "Lump" fits into a reasonable
opinion of an experienced photographer. I would ask you what size hands you have and would suggest a case with wheels. I use a very small shopping bag to carry one body and two lenses as a way of carrying my cameras in the street, and a single sling. A rather small bag which olds two bodies, a lens, and a small flash, or one body and two lenses. I have to add, that I usually carry an 18-35mm and an 85mm, which aren't very large. I am not a paparazzi who needs a longer lens. You have also made a few misleading and wrong comments. Once you qualify that the Qs are made for street photography, you have invalidated your comment by saying it is incomparable for street photography. I have used a couple of Sony A7s and now use my D850 in the street. I can see that your personal opinions blind you to the fact that other people have other opinions and use their cameras in different ways and different places.
Your most incorrect statement is wrong in two ways. Lumix G9 is about 990€ and a 25mm is under 200€and a Lumix DCLX 100M2 which is the closest in size has a 28-70 1.7 zoom and a better video sells on Aīzon for about 850€ which is about 4.5x cheaper. I am more surprised that it was your choice to pick a Panasonic camera because they use "Leica" lenses, which they don't and never have. The Leica branded lenses were not made by Leica. The new Lumix lenses are called, "L" mount. I wonder what the "L" stands for since they are made in Japan by Sigma and used by Leica and Panasonic, and I assume Sigma. My surprise is turning to a mild shock that you, like most of the people I communicate with here and on YT, have opinions but seldom do the research. That is the main difference between a Photogrpher, as you and a photographer, and a Journalist like I am. As last, I do have to point out that about 90% of the street photographers shoot with smartphones and small Sony and Panasonic. Can I get one, "Sorry, I was wrong", maybe two? Aso, my point about where Leica cameras are made you missed the point. again. It is a misleading statement to help justify the extremely high prices especially if/when you have to add a lens that starts in the 1000s. It is also possible that SONV and others raised their prices because they are cheaper than Leica. Just a personal speculation.

I have little hands.
Let me explain further.
I do not have a Leica Q2. I could not afford a Leica Q2. And I fully appreciate that all cameras have their strengths and weaknesses and of course to a large degree it is subjective. However my comments were made on the back of a particular friend of mine who is recognized as one of the world's leading and award winning photographers. He has Nikons as his first choice camera, but he has just bought the Leica Q2 and stated to me that it is one of the finest street cameras that he has come across. In my naïve Zen state I accept his word. I have no agenda; I have no particular desire to own a Q2.
What I do see here on EPZ that some of the best "photographs" are not taken with the "best" cameras and some of the "worst" pictures can be taken by the "best" cameras and that sort of tells you everything about photography. It is the photographer that makes the real difference.

Made by ZenTony on 23 May 2022 9:37AM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply