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I'm hoping the new sensor gets adapted for the Leica M and SL systems. The reason I never gave into the temptation to get an M10 or M10-P was that they have no more resolution than my M-P, but a 47 MP M11-P would probably get me to upgrade.

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My biggest surprise in the review is his mention of people not using profiles? Is that really true? I usually have at least 3 profiles defined:

  1. Aperture priority: centre focus, weighted exposure, auto iso 3200, AF-S
  2. Street: face / wide focus, minimum shutter speed 1/125, higher auto iso
  3. Tripod: OIS off, one click Fotos app connect for remote shutter

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I really want to like this camera, it ticks all my boxes except one..I want an easy to use, fast, super quality camera. The Sony-ish colour science is the deal breaker every time I think about buying. It's a shame.

Edited by lucy63

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Wow... great review, thanks! 

I own the Q2 and she is driving me crazy on one thing, I usually move my focus point, and with all other cameras, with the pressure of the central button, the focus point returns to center, here instead I switch to the video mode! I hate this feature... Hope that someone can fix this.

 

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On 3/7/2019 at 4:30 PM, Iainho70 said:

A great review which I enjoyed reading. I pick mine up tomorrow :)

Can you confirm the base ISO is 100 (not 50)? Other reviewers seem to say it is 50. 

HI There Ian

Well, I don’t know for certain, and I’m not sure if I could say if I did. BUT 

Auto ISO uses 100 as the lowest auto, which suggests to me that 50 is probably a pull .

All the best

 

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On 3/7/2019 at 5:36 PM, nigel pert said:

Excellent. Thank you for this. As far as the weatherproofing goes, do you think it would survive a drenching from a wave at sea, for example?

 

Hi Nigel

I’m not certain, but I would certainly thing so - it survived many hours in the rain in China without effect. 

Best

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Thanks as ever Jono for all your work. How are you finding the high iso performance

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LOL ... As I read Jono's review again, this is throbbing through my head: 

"I do not need another camera.

I do not need another camera.

I do not need another camera.

I do not need another camera.

I do not need another camera.

I do not need another camera.

😏

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I also just read it to my wife. She laughed out loud then said there should be a thread just for spouses of Leica Q owners so she could go there and commensurate. 🤣

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1 hour ago, ramarren said:

LOL ... As I read Jono's review again, this is throbbing through my head: 

"I do not need another camera.

I do not need another camera.

I do not need another camera.

I do not need another camera.

I do not need another camera.

I do not need another camera.

😏

Actually you do not need another Q, if you already got one. 

If not Q2 is a must have

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2 hours ago, jonoslack said:

Hi Nigel

I’m not certain, but I would certainly thing so - it survived many hours in the rain in China without effect. 

Best

somewhere on Leica Rumors someone described the technical parameters of the weather proofing (same as the SL), something like (and I can't remember exactly) moderate rain at a 15 degree angle for x amount of minutes.... wish I could find it.

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58 minutes ago, nicci78 said:

Actually you do not need another Q, if you already got one. 

If not Q2 is a must have

No camera is a must have for me. I have far more than enough already. Doesn't stop me from wanting another, however. 

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1 hour ago, iQ2 (formerly Infiniumguy) said:

I also just read it to my wife. She laughed out loud then said there should be a thread just for spouses of Leica Q owners so she could go there and commensurate. 🤣

My partner just rolls his eyes and ignores me. "It's your money..." he says.

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3 hours ago, jonoslack said:

HI There Ian

Well, I don’t know for certain, and I’m not sure if I could say if I did. BUT 

Auto ISO uses 100 as the lowest auto, which suggests to me that 50 is probably a pull .

All the best

 

[ I don't have a Q2 yet, so all I can do is read the manual 🙂 ]

The manual says (p 151):

- Auto ISO range is 200 - 50000 (Q's lowest Auto ISO is 100)

- Manual ISO range 50 - 50000

DPR claims that ISO 50 is native ISO.

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, bags27 said:

somewhere on Leica Rumors someone described the technical parameters of the weather proofing (same as the SL), something like (and I can't remember exactly) moderate rain at a 15 degree angle for x amount of minutes.... wish I could find it.

It's an IP52, if I remember correctly - http://www.dsmt.com/resources/ip-rating-chart/

FYI, it's actually printed on the bottom of the camera.

Edited by wellfleet

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