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Wow.  Was just pondering the same thing.  

 

Been shooting the Q since the 2nd day it was out.  I have a Leica film/digital M system with lenses (too many) collected over the years.  

 

While it is yes, amazing to use a fixed lens on a full frame body that are perfectly matched and calibrated, and yes, it does take the guesswork out of carrying gear - it is the rendering of the lens and that sensor that blows me away...it's cinematic or something like that....light is captured amazingly from harsh to soft.  

 

The Q does get out of the way as well even when shooting it fully manual as I do save focus.  I have to admit that AF is a blessing and curse.

 

Still....using an EVF, though stunning on the Q, is like staring at a TV screen versus connecting with the subject though glass, and for that I could never give up my M system.

 

Though as someone said, if I had to keep only one digital camera - the Q would be it.  My portfolio of late includes 80% images from the Q.

 

Confession - 28mm has been my go to prime for decades so that was not a challenge for me.  The other primes I use about 30% of the time on the M is a 21, 35 and 75. 

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Still....using an EVF, though stunning on the Q, is like staring at a TV screen versus connecting with the subject though glass, and for that I could never give up my M system.

 

 

Michael, ever think about an optical viewfinder, like a Voigtlander 25 or 28? Sean Reid is big on them - likes the 25 for the Q specifically...

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i currently own a nikon SLR full frame with a 35mm fixed lens which i used extensively for my travel photography.

 

Since i got the LeicaQ this is the only camera i bring on my out of town trips. The Nikon is now used and relegated for sports events (once a year) where i have to attach a 80-200mm lens. Other than that the LeicaQ is my go to camera

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Got rid of my Nikon gear a couple of years ago for entering the magic Leica world (M240 M-P with Summicron 35, 50 and 75) and never regretted for one second.

Even more so after adding a Q which is now my favourite every day/travel camera. That 1.7 LUX lens is just perfect: only risk is triggering GAS on other additional Summilux in exchange for the Crons for the M ;-)

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I came back from iceland last weekend and I can definitely say that my q is not enough. I was actually considering to only take my Q and leave my nikon with 18-35 at home and luckily I didn't do it. First of all I would have missed the uww angles and secondly which was even more critical, the weather just sucked. we visited a few waterfalls and we had a few days with raining and wind so I was not able to use the q. with my nikon it was no problem at all. for me thats really the only disadvantage of the q, that its not water resistant at all. 

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I came from Nikon D800E..always proud of my Nikon..

But since I have Q last year..my Nikon always stay in the dry cabinet..

And now I’m dreaming of M10

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I went to Istanbul for 6 days and used the Q exclusively for the first time - I didn't miss anything:

 

https://ultraweit-verwinkelt.smugmug.com/Europe/Istanbul/

 

For an 8-week-trip in Asia I used it for 90% of my photos, in rare cases I used a 150mm for animals and a fisheye for fun and extreme wide angle shots. On the streets I only used the Q in the end.

 

https://ultraweit-verwinkelt.smugmug.com/Asia/Indonesia/

 

https://ultraweit-verwinkelt.smugmug.com/Asia/Malaysia/

 

https://ultraweit-verwinkelt.smugmug.com/Asia/Singapore/

 

https://ultraweit-verwinkelt.smugmug.com/Asia/Vietnam/

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Thank you so much for posting, Pierre! You are a fantastic photographer, and your website is terrific. I so greatly enjoyed your photographs. Also your discussion of the Q at:

https://ultraweit-verwinkelt.de/using-leica-q-kyushu/

 

Thanks for highlighting - this is absolutely stunning! Anyone who loves photography should visit Pierre's site (even if not interested in Q).

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Thanks for highlighting - this is absolutely stunning! Anyone who loves photography should visit Pierre's site (even if not interested in Q).

+1. Absolutely agree on great photos. Much better than mine from Istanbul.

 

I find that looking at really excellent images such as these is a key to improving my own skills. There is a continuous stream of fantastic photos on this forum.

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I went to Istanbul for 6 days and used the Q exclusively for the first time - I didn't miss anything:

 

https://ultraweit-verwinkelt.smugmug.com/Europe/Istanbul/

 

For an 8-week-trip in Asia I used it for 90% of my photos, in rare cases I used a 150mm for animals and a fisheye for fun and extreme wide angle shots. On the streets I only used the Q in the end.

 

https://ultraweit-verwinkelt.smugmug.com/Asia/Indonesia/

 

https://ultraweit-verwinkelt.smugmug.com/Asia/Malaysia/

 

https://ultraweit-verwinkelt.smugmug.com/Asia/Singapore/

 

https://ultraweit-verwinkelt.smugmug.com/Asia/Vietnam/

 

Outstanding! Clearly you have an outstanding eye, and the Q complements it perfectly.

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I went to Istanbul for 6 days and used the Q exclusively for the first time - I didn't miss anything:

 

https://ultraweit-verwinkelt.smugmug.com/Europe/Istanbul/

 

For an 8-week-trip in Asia I used it for 90% of my photos, in rare cases I used a 150mm for animals and a fisheye for fun and extreme wide angle shots. On the streets I only used the Q in the end.

 

https://ultraweit-verwinkelt.smugmug.com/Asia/Indonesia/

 

https://ultraweit-verwinkelt.smugmug.com/Asia/Malaysia/

 

https://ultraweit-verwinkelt.smugmug.com/Asia/Singapore/

 

https://ultraweit-verwinkelt.smugmug.com/Asia/Vietnam/

 

I'll second those who have complimented your galleries!  Superb.  

Rob

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I went to Istanbul for 6 days and used the Q exclusively for the first time - I didn't miss anything:

 

https://ultraweit-verwinkelt.smugmug.com/Europe/Istanbul/

 

For an 8-week-trip in Asia I used it for 90% of my photos, in rare cases I used a 150mm for animals and a fisheye for fun and extreme wide angle shots. On the streets I only used the Q in the end.

 

https://ultraweit-verwinkelt.smugmug.com/Asia/Indonesia/

 

https://ultraweit-verwinkelt.smugmug.com/Asia/Malaysia/

 

https://ultraweit-verwinkelt.smugmug.com/Asia/Singapore/

 

https://ultraweit-verwinkelt.smugmug.com/Asia/Vietnam/

 

Quite an impressive body of work. I wish I had your skills— and travel budget

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I came from Nikon D800E..always proud of my Nikon..

But since I have Q last year..my Nikon always stay in the dry cabinet..

And now I’m dreaming of M10

 

Amen to that... The only thing I shoot with my 800E now is my kids' hockey game... And even then... I take my Q to the rink for anything that doesn't need my 70-200.

 

I guess I am hooked to the image quality of the Leica now.

 

Let me ask you a hypothetical question... if you were to get the M10, what focal length lens will you get?  50?  75? 90?

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Maybe the first lens I'd get is the Voigtlander 40mm 1.2. Of course, that's not Leica glass and also doesn't compliment the Q, since the Q easily crops to 40mm. But as a stand alone, that would probably be my first M10 kit. It would buy me time until I knew how I'd use the camera and what focal lengths I really want.

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Quite an impressive body of work. I wish I had your skills— and travel budget

 

Thanks! It wasn't that expensive actually, South-East Asia can be very cheap for travel. Convincing my boss that I would like to travel for two months was the harder part

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Let me ask you a hypothetical question... if you were to get the M10, what focal length lens will you get?  50?  75? 90?

 

 

I pair my Q with an M262 carrying a 75mm lens.   28 and 75 are just about perfect for me.  If I need more than that I break out my APS C DSLR with the 70-200 zoom.   The DSLR stays home unless I know I'm going to need it.

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Amen to that... The only thing I shoot with my 800E now is my kids' hockey game... And even then... I take my Q to the rink for anything that doesn't need my 70-200.

 

I guess I am hooked to the image quality of the Leica now.

 

Let me ask you a hypothetical question... if you were to get the M10, what focal length lens will you get?  50?  75? 90?

Me too..I’m hooked to the image quality..really like the micro contrast..

 

If I was get get M10 I’ll pair it with 50mm Summilux..

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Thanks for the replies... I am very very tempted to get the M10...

Like some posters have mentioned somewhere in this forum... I have longed for a M since I was in my 20's... I am hitting my big 50 this year and at a point that I can afford one.

I worry that if I wait any longer, I will end up not doing it or my eyes will get so bad that I can manual focus any more... my first camera when I was a kid was an Olympus 35RC and I still have it and actually used it about once a year...

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