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  1. SEVENTH UPDATE

     

    Bug Fixes

    1. Folder renaming after firmware update, i.e. image numbering should continue from the last one taken/named instead of reverting to the beginning and having to jump through hoops to reset...

    2. When shooing B&W jpeg and tracking AF the image reverts to colour when the shutter is half pressed

    Features

    1. Digital Zoom implementation (yes, I know I have mentioned it before...) - give users the option to use the frame lines or the magnification of the image of 35, 50 or 75 mm to fill the screen.

    2. Perspective control a la M series, nothing more to add here!

    3. Real behavior Back Button Focus. AF-On style, like Nikon implementation.

    4. Overlay of a previous photo in the EVF - seems like it could be handy when you are planning to merge shots and don't have a tripod to ensure consistent composition

    5. Metering mode to expose for the highlights (Highlight-weighted metering)

    6. App coupling, for geotagging, to be more reliable (to the person who posted this, a bit more information on this would be nice)

    7. Ability to place Copyright, photographer name, or other user created, short text statement into EXIF data to be saved with image.

    8. Square format offered with the same implementation as the 35, 50 and 75 digital crops.

    9. Eye tracking AF (or at least more stick and smarter face detect). 

    10. Lossless RAW/DNG format.  Smaller JPG file size option (fine vs. standard). 

    11. Correct file size at digital zoom (e.g., 75mm crop at small JPG should yield a 7MP file, not a fraction of small JPG file). 

    12. Bluetooth connection with phone for geotag.

    13. A 65/24 format (panorama) that still retains 50% of megapixels, as per GFX100S.

    14. A focus range limiter, that can be configured to focus within a range 0-5m or something - pop it in FN menu for quick change.

    15. A function where the autofocus is disabled and the camera adjusts the focus such that the DOF reaches infinity. As you are adjusting the aperture, the camera will refocus to always give you the maximal DOF until infinity. Currently, you have to switch to manual focus and adjust the focus such that the infinity symbol is at the right side of the DOF bracket on the lens for a given aperture. Having this automated could be helpful for street and landscape photography.

    16. Allow reduced JPEG resolution for different focal lengths, for example 12MP for every focal length, or reduced MP (like 24MP) for 28mm but still 24MP for 35mm etc. Unfortunately right now you can just change ALL resolutions by a factor. Doesn‘t make sense to change the 75mm to 8MP only because you dont want 45MP 28mm pics

    17. Being able to choose release mode when using AFC. So, focus OR release.

    18. Camera should not refocus between frames in AF-S in burst mode! Currently, burst mode cannot be used! Only the first frame is sharp.

    19. Re-centering of focus by a double click of the centre button on the directional pad. 

    20. In full Auto mode the right wheel would do exposure compensation whereas in manual mode it would do ⅓ steps correcting exposure time. At the moment I have to go into menu each time when I change from Auto to manual.

    21.  The crop button should have more options available to assign to it similar to how the FN does.

    22. The User Profile selection screen (from new top menu or assigned button) defaults to cancel.  It would be great if it defaulted to the current active User Profile.  

    23. Have the self timer assignable to a User Profile and not have it turn off when the camera is turned off.  (Very useful for landscapes etc...)

    24. Different colours for the focus area box (white can be hard to see)

    25. AEL for more than one frame

  2. SIXTH  UPDATE     #CORRECTED#

     

    Bug Fixes

    1. Folder renaming after firmware update, i.e. image numbering should continue from the last one taken/named instead of reverting to the beginning and having to jump through hoops to reset...

    2. ...

    Features

    1. Digital Zoom implementation (yes, I know I have mentioned it before...) - give users the option to use the frame lines or the magnification of the image of 35, 50 or 75 mm to fill the screen.

    2. Perspective control a la M series, nothing more to add here!

    3. Real behavior Back Button Focus. AF-On style, like Nikon implementation.

    4. Overlay of a previous photo in the EVF - seems like it could be handy when you are planning to merge shots and don't have a tripod to ensure consistent composition

    5. Metering mode to expose for the highlights (Highlight-weighted metering)

    6. App coupling, for geotagging, to be more reliable (to the person who posted this, a bit more information on this would be nice)

    7. Ability to place Copyright, photographer name, or other user created, short text statement into EXIF data to be saved with image.

    8. Square format offered with the same implementation as the 35, 50 and 75 digital crops.

    9. Eye tracking AF (or at least more stick and smarter face detect). 

    10. Lossless RAW/DNG format.  Smaller JPG file size option (fine vs. standard). 

    11. Correct file size at digital zoom (e.g., 75mm crop at small JPG should yield a 7MP file, not a fraction of small JPG file). 

    12. Bluetooth connection with phone for geotag.

    13. A 65/24 format (panorama) that still retains 50% of megapixels, as per GFX100S.

    14. A focus range limiter, that can be configured to focus within a range 0-5m or something - pop it in FN menu for quick change.

    15. A function where the autofocus is disabled and the camera adjusts the focus such that the DOF reaches infinity. As you are adjusting the aperture, the camera will refocus to always give you the maximal DOF until infinity. Currently, you have to switch to manual focus and adjust the focus such that the infinity symbol is at the right side of the DOF bracket on the lens for a given aperture. Having this automated could be helpful for street and landscape photography.

    16. Allow reduced JPEG resolution for different focal lengths, for example 12MP for every focal length, or reduced MP (like 24MP) for 28mm but still 24MP for 35mm etc. Unfortunately right now you can just change ALL resolutions by a factor. Doesn‘t make sense to change the 75mm to 8MP only because you dont want 45MP 28mm pics

    17. Being able to choose release mode when using AFC. So, focus OR release.

    18. Camera should not refocus between frames in AF-S in burst mode! Currently, burst mode cannot be used! Only the first frame is sharp.

    19. Re-centering of focus by a double click of the centre button on the directional pad. 

    20. In full Auto mode the right wheel would do exposure compensation whereas in manual mode it would do ⅓ steps correcting exposure time. At the moment I have to go into menu each time when I change from Auto to manual.

    21.  The crop button should have more options available to assign to it similar to how the FN does.

    22. The User Profile selection screen (from new top menu or assigned button) defaults to cancel.  It would be great if it defaulted to the current active User Profile.  

    23. Have the self timer assignable to a User Profile and not have it turn off when the camera is turned off.  (Very useful for landscapes etc...)

  3.  

     

    SIXTH  UPDATE

     

    Bug Fixes

    1. Folder renaming after firmware update, i.e. image numbering should continue from the last one taken/named instead of reverting to the beginning and having to jump through hoops to reset...

    2. ...

    Features

    1. Digital Zoom implementation (yes, I know I have mentioned it before...) - give users the option to use the frame lines or the magnification of the image of 35, 50 or 75 mm to fill the screen.

    2. Perspective control a la M series, nothing more to add here!

    3. Real behavior Back Button Focus. AF-On style, like Nikon implementation.

    4. Overlay of a previous photo in the EVF - seems like it could be handy when you are planning to merge shots and don't have a tripod to ensure consistent composition

    5. Metering mode to expose for the highlights (Highlight-weighted metering)

    6. App coupling, for geotagging, to be more reliable (to the person who posted this, a bit more information on this would be nice)

    7. Ability to place Copyright, photographer name, or other user created, short text statement into EXIF data to be saved with image.

    8. Square format offered with the same implementation as the 35, 50 and 75 digital crops.

    9. Eye tracking AF (or at least more stick and smarter face detect). 

    10. Lossless RAW/DNG format.  Smaller JPG file size option (fine vs. standard). 

    11. Correct file size at digital zoom (e.g., 75mm crop at small JPG should yield a 7MP file, not a fraction of small JPG file). 

    12. Bluetooth connection with phone for geotag.

    13. A 65/24 format (panorama) that still retains 50% of megapixels, as per GFX100S.

    14. A focus range limiter, that can be configured to focus within a range 0-5m or something - pop it in FN menu for quick change.

    15. A function where the autofocus is disabled and the camera adjusts the focus such that the DOF reaches infinity. As you are adjusting the aperture, the camera will refocus to always give you the maximal DOF until infinity. Currently, you have to switch to manual focus and adjust the focus such that the infinity symbol is at the right side of the DOF bracket on the lens for a given aperture. Having this automated could be helpful for street and landscape photography.

    16. Allow reduced JPEG resolution for different focal lengths, for example 12MP for every focal length, or reduced MP (like 24MP) for 28mm but still 24MP for 35mm etc. Unfortunately right now you can just change ALL resolutions by a factor. Doesn‘t make sense to change the 75mm to 8MP only because you dont want 45MP 28mm pics

    17. Being able to choose release mode when using AFC. So, focus OR release.

    18. Camera should not refocus between frames in AF-S in burst mode! Currently, burst mode cannot be used! Only the first frame is sharp.

    19. Re-centering of focus by a double click of the centre button on the directional pad. 

    20. In full Auto mode the right wheel would do exposure compensation whereas in manual mode it would do ⅓ steps correcting exposure time. At the moment I have to go into menu each time when I change from Auto to manual.

    21.  Have the option to assign the crop button to FN button 

    22. The User Profile selection screen (from new top menu or assigned button) defaults to cancel.  It would be great if it defaulted to the current active User Profile.  

    23. Have the self timer assignable to a User Profile and not have it turn off when the camera is turned off.  (Very useful for landscapes etc...)

  4. 14 hours ago, ben446 said:

    Dear Leica...

    1) It would be great if the crop button was as assignable as the FN button 

    2) The User Profile selection screen (from new top menu or assigned button) defaults to cancel.  It would be great if it defaulted to the current active User Profile.  

    3) Have the self timer assignable to a User Profile and not have it turn off when the camera is turned off.  (Very useful for landscapes etc...)

    Current firmware as of the writing of this post is 3.1

    Danke schön

    There is an older thread that i started where I concentrated all such suggestions. I will put these in that post as well:)

  5. The Q/Q2 is certainly capable of great macro photography by virtue of its great lens, with or without the ELPRO macro lens. There are tons of images in here that are tack sharp. Of course the 28 is not the best for taking pictures of insects for example, but for more static objects, it works. Then it's up to the photographer.

  6. First of all: beautiful images on your site, congratulations!

    You mentioned that the 1.7 is not a 1.4 and that the former doesn't have the focus fall-off of the latter, which is probably true, but can you actually see the difference in the images and are you sure it should be attributed to the difference in maximum aperture and not in the different design of the lenses?

  7. On 9/12/2021 at 5:25 AM, rpoppes said:

    F/16 for 1/250 sec at 50 ISO

    Click for better quality

    Great shot, love it! Quick question that I have posted here on the forum before but got no real answer...: I see that you are getting the same spots around the sun as I am when shooting against it. In color they look greenish/aqua and you can reduce them a bit in LR but not completely. I was wondering if you know what they are, how to get rid of them completely or avoid having them in the first place. Thanks!

     

  8. The 32 images I just posted are the latest batch from my August vacation. They were all shot with the Q2, which is the only camera I am using these days. I hope you like them and I am open to constructive comments and criticism. If anyone is interested in seeing more of my work, please go to my website (write light.net) or my Facebook Page with the same name. Thanks!

  9. 16 minutes ago, Ba Erv said:

    With LR’s recent updates its also possible to just use Enhance and Super Resolution option without all the other fiddling to get an equivalent higher pixel image.  I haven’t tested this method with the Q2 but I have compared it with Multi-shot in the SL2-S and see no significant difference in image quality.  I think the LR algorithm is equal to or perhaps even slightly better than the in-camera Multi-shot in some scenes.
     

    Unfortunately, LR doesn’t support the Q2Mono sensor for the Enhance function.  The Super Resolution option is supported but I found the results undesirable with horrible areas of pixelation.

    I tried it once on my MacBook Pro (retina, older model) and it took an eternity and a half... Never tried it again:/

  10. 2 hours ago, T25UFO said:

    Not sure if I agree with that.  The 75 frame lines in the Q2 are similar to the 90 frame lines in the M10.  I would say completely usable, although the 135 frame lines are challenging.  Given the choice, I would still the viewfinder to zoom.  An easy thing to request, but perhaps a lot more complicated to achieve.  But what do I know?  I'm not an optical engineer.

    Not familiar with the M10 at all. What I do know is that the 75 frame lines create an extremely small window for any meaningful composition to be facilitated. On the M, obviously this is a necessity die to the OVF, but on the Q2 is an anachronism and it just irks me that the only reason they are doing it is the M legacy... If someone wanted an M, they would get an M. I am not a rangefinder guy and that's why I chose the Q2, among other reasons. Also, it is not hard to achieve because (a) virtually all other companies are doing it and (b) it is already there in a way, i.e. when you shoot JPG+RAW and use the digital zoom, the image is previewed in the EVF zoomed in, not with the frame lines.

  11. You are certainly not alone! This has been my main beef with the Q2 since day 1. I have tried to make the point here in the forum and gain some traction, so that we can ask Leica to at least offer this is a menu option with a future f/w upgrade. Some people say that this a legacy issue, i.e. makes the Q2 feel more like an M, but, if you ask me, this is   a very impractical implementation that makes the digital zoom hard to use, ir not completely unusable (at 75mm). So, please voice your opinion loud and clear and maybe we can be heard:)

  12. The following images were shot during the month of July with a Leica Q2. You can see them in full resolution and captions along with more of my work at my website: writelight.net, at the Latest section or in their respective thematic albums. Any comments welcome!

  13. 11 hours ago, jefe said:

    Hi Craig, I bought a Q2M but had to return it after a month as the camera rendered sunbursts very poorly ....... rather than rays I got a grid-like pattern that looked like  reflection off the sensor or focusing grid. I loved the Q2M otherwise but given this significant issue I determined that the M was perhaps not ready for prime-time. So I am looking for a Q2 if you want to sell yours. Please let me know. Thanks, Jeff

    I sometimes get the same “grid” on the Q2. Haven’t been able to make it go away yet or isolate the cause. 

  14. 2 minutes ago, T25UFO said:

    Think I like the third photo best.  Nice subject, nice composition, nice sky, just about the right balance of shadow detail.  I would probably have straightened the verticals, but that's just me. 

    Thank you. I see your point about the verticals - I did straighten the horizon (look at where the sea meets the sky).

    The point I am trying to make is how the same (sort of) subject can be conveyed in both color and B&W depending on the story one wants to tell and I believe that this is doable in the mind of the photographer without any external help, save for looking at a B&W EVF for finetuning.

  15. I have set the User Profiles on the Q2 in terms of what I usually shoot:

     

    1. Standard (all purpose): AFs, Field, Single Shot, Spot metering, AWB, DNG - A mode

    2. Macro: AFs (C for critters only), Spot AF, Burst, Multifield metering, AWB, DNG - A mode

    3. High Speed (moving subjects): AFc, Tracking AF, Hispeed burst, multi field metering, AWB, DNG - S mode

    4. Zero Light: AFs, Field, single shot, spot metering, AWB, DNG, Auto ISO

    5. Portrait: AFc, Face detection AF,  HI speed burst, Mutifield metering, AWB, DNG - A mode

    6. Monochrome: AFs, field AF, single shot, BW NAT, Spot metering, AWB, L-jpg/DNG - A mode

     

    Hope that helps!

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