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If it's too good to be true then you should consider it's a warning.

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9 hours ago, m9photo said:

If it's too good to be true then you should consider it's a warning.

I would think that less than 10% off hardly falls into "too good to be true" category, but thank you for the reply. I was wondering if they might be selling grey markets goods with the potential of having any warrantee issues if needed.

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look at the price at really large dealers. and look at the service large dealers give. be satisfied with that, don-y take any risk for an expensive camera.

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If the Q2 rumors are true, I would expect a lot of pristine used Qs will hit the market at lower prices. Hard to justify buying the current Q at full price today regardless of how wonderful it is. I think I'll drag my feet a little longer.

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49 minutes ago, iTiki said:

If the Q2 rumors are true, I would expect a lot of pristine used Qs will hit the market at lower prices. 

Well, I’m not too sure about that. For me the the Q2 will have to be so very much better on a number of fronts to tempt me to trade in. While I see the virtues of a 47MP sensor - I have the D850 - I also understand that it brings with it the need to be technically proficient to maximise the return from those pixels. Of course removing mirror slap and FP shutter from the equation does help but the Q1 fits the bill so perfectly as an everyday, go anywhere camera for me that I really cannot see what more would improve my photography. 

But, hey, never say no! I thought the D800 was all I would ever need. 😁

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18 minutes ago, HighlandK said:

Well, I’m not too sure about that. For me the the Q2 will have to be so very much better on a number of fronts to tempt me to trade in. While I see the virtues of a 47MP sensor - I have the D850 - I also understand that it brings with it the need to be technically proficient to maximise the return from those pixels. Of course removing mirror slap and FP shutter from the equation does help but the Q1 fits the bill so perfectly as an everyday, go anywhere camera for me that I really cannot see what more would improve my photography. 

But, hey, never say no! I thought the D800 was all I would ever need. 😁

I feel lot of people will "want" the newest model even they don't "need" it, thus perhaps more used Qs will be available. A new model plus an abundance of used Qs on the market at the same time will probably put downward price pressure on the existing first generation Qs. Time will tell.

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3 hours ago, iTiki said:

If the Q2 rumors are true, I would expect a lot of pristine used Qs will hit the market at lower prices. Hard to justify buying the current Q at full price today regardless of how wonderful it is. I think I'll drag my feet a little longer.

Sometimes the "new" model is less desirable.  Change for change's sake has often created lemons from near-perfection.

The Leica warranty could make the difference for new-vs-used decisions since one repair, even fairly minor, could run up your total cost dramatically.  

Also a one-owner used Leica is often far more valuable to the buyer -- no unknown entities!

Should my 3 year old Q be stolen, I would buy a new one again (as soon as there was no more Scotch or Irish or Welsh whisky in my town to calm me down)

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My Q will continue with me after the Q2 is available.

I see no need to change. Would the Q2 make me a better photographer? Nope.

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On 2/2/2019 at 7:10 PM, iTiki said:

Any comment on buying a new Q from Fumfie.com? About $400. off new compared to other dealers.

Never heard of them but you should try using Google to read opinions of people who have paid money to them hoping to get goods in return.

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On 2/4/2019 at 8:22 PM, HighlandK said:

Well, I’m not too sure about that. For me the the Q2 will have to be so very much better on a number of fronts to tempt me to trade in. While I see the virtues of a 47MP sensor - I have the D850 - I also understand that it brings with it the need to be technically proficient to maximise the return from those pixels. Of course removing mirror slap and FP shutter from the equation does help but the Q1 fits the bill so perfectly as an everyday, go anywhere camera for me that I really cannot see what more would improve my photography. 

But, hey, never say no! I thought the D800 was all I would ever need. 😁

Hi James. Can you match the files in your D850 to the Leica Q? I used to have a D810 but I found it very difficult to edit the files so that they mixed seamlessly with the Leica. 

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Q2 will certainly be more expensive. 500€ more 1000€ more ? 

Q will stay available at same price or with 200-400€ discount. 

 

It Q2 will be equipped with 47MP sensor from Panasonic, I bet that Q2 will be priced at 5400€ and Q will drop to its introduction price of 4000€. The 1400€ price difference will make the choice easier. 

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10 hours ago, antigallican said:

Hi James. Can you match the files in your D850 to the Leica Q? I used to have a D810 but I found it very difficult to edit the files so that they mixed seamlessly with the Leica. 

Never tried. Horses for courses. Rarely take the two out together and never had the need to mix the two images in a seamless way. On the other hand I find it easy to convince myself that the Q imparts a certain quality to some of my images that the D850 does not, in part due to often using f1.7. But then there is a whole lot of background psychology going on when you look at your own images!

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