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I have made a few test JPEGs regarding corner performance of the Q. All pictures are OOC (B+W) and handheld, IS on.

 

f1.7

Leica Q Test Corners f1.7 by DanielGaisbauer, auf Flickr

 

f2.8

Leica Q Test Corners f2.8 by DanielGaisbauer, auf Flickr

 

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Leica Q Test Corners f4.0 by DanielGaisbauer, auf Flickr

 

f8

Leica Q Test Corners f8.0 by DanielGaisbauer, auf Flickr

 

f11

Leica Q Test Corners f11 by DanielGaisbauer, auf Flickr

 

 

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Maybe you should try without IS on as Leica themselves say (see the interview on the Lula website) that the default position is to have it off as it can degrade IQ. 

Edited by viramati

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Maybe you should try without IS on as Leica themselves say (see the interview on the Lula website) that the default position is to have it off as it can degrade IQ. 

 

Will do it again tomorrow.

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Some great shots here.  28mm is probably too wide for me (I'd prefer 35mm), but I like what I'm seeing!

 

BUT: is it just me or does this camera seem to have a problem with bright yellows clipping or saturating?  Seems like flowers and even sometimes sun-illuminated skin tones look overexposed.

 

 

Isn't this always the case with Leica digital sensors? In my experience (M8 through 240) yellow flowers are extremely difficult to capture.

 

Attached a few JPG files (generated from DNG file, with no processing or adjustments made).  So far, I'm finding that it does a better job with yellow and purple than other cameras I've had.  The default JPG processing adds a little too much contrast and saturation for my taste, but the raw files seem pretty good.  The real test is red roses - there aren't many cameras that handle that type of red very well.

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f1.7

This picture (#28)  is for itself a reason to buy the Q without any apprehension. 

Edited by ralf.

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I have made a few test JPEGs regarding corner performance of the Q. All pictures are OOC (B+W) and handheld, IS on.

 

f1.7

Leica Q Test Corners f1.7 by DanielGaisbauer, auf Flickr

 

f2.8

Leica Q Test Corners f2.8 by DanielGaisbauer, auf Flickr

 

f4

Leica Q Test Corners f4.0 by DanielGaisbauer, auf Flickr

 

f8

Leica Q Test Corners f8.0 by DanielGaisbauer, auf Flickr

 

f11

Leica Q Test Corners f11 by DanielGaisbauer, auf Flickr

 

I'm still looking for those soft or even smeary corners - what do they look like?  Did the vegetable man find any?

Edited by IkarusJohn

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Keep 'em coming, enjoying these shots!  Making me think long and hard about whether to carry on saving for an M-E or just to go with the Q!

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Some of the earlier shots in this thread have blown highlights, but the later shots are much better.

 

The Leica does meter quiet "hot" very similarly to the M240 when using Live View. Underexposing mostly by -0.7 when not using manual and then bringing up the shadows in Lightroom if necessary. The "highlight" blinking indicator works now as you compose so there is really no excuse for blown highlights unless intentional.

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I'm still looking for those soft or even smeary corners - what do they look like?  Did the vegetable man find any?

Nope. His onions were perfectly fine.

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I think it handels mixed lighting pretty well. Sun through the door of the camera store, mixed with lots of yellow artificial light. Straight out of camera at f1.7.

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A few more taken earlier today - I have now also purchased the grip from Red Dot Cameras here in London. The grip does make a huge difference ergonomically if used with a wrist strap.

 

The DNG files are so much easier to work with than the files from the M240 and have at least a stop additional latitude

 

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What a camera! 

ISO 250, F1.7 1/60s, stabi on

 

 

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I wonder how good coma correction is???

Any owners like to take a star filled sky...

f 1.7, ISO 400 or 800, 10-20 seconds???

 

Many thanks...Icarus  John lives in a clear sky...

 

 

All best Dave S

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Lovely images, thanks. Are you using the grip with a separate wrist strap or with the official "finger loop" (or both)? The loop looks unreasonably expensive (and ugly!) to me, so if I can use the grip alone with my existing wrist strap I'd probably go for it.

 

A few more taken earlier today - I have now also purchased the grip from Red Dot Cameras here in London. The grip does make a huge difference ergonomically if used with a wrist strap.

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A few images from the Leica Q - DNG files have so much more latitude and colour is far more neutral and easy to post process than my Leica M240

 

Originals are at http://www.flickr.com/photos/nico1974 my edited portofolio is here http://nicoimages.com/

 

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Very nice. How did you process those pictures? inquiring minds need to know...

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