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Dear all , 

Love to get the Q-2 though I prefer the Q-P stealthy look. Either one will be  my  new target travel camera this May in Italy ( currently M10,  SL and  T user). 

Looking for any comment on either of the cameras with the Fuji Teleconverter or even Wideangle  converter . Apparently they all  share the same 49 mm filter thread.

Thanks   

 

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As to tour choice between Q2 and Q-P on the basis of look preferences then your answer is simple - and with financial benefit! The more difficult one is whether you need the benefits offered by the Q2 and really only you can decide that. 

What I find difficult to comprehend is the wish to add more glass to the front of an outstanding Leica lens that has been designed to perform at its best without additions which can only degrade the output to some degree.

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Thanks for the comment .  To make my  "idea or agenda" more clearer : I am happy with the 24 MP for 28 mm FL and even with  35 mm digital crop factor on Q-P ( I like the stealthy look and the leather strap ) 

I really don't care too much for  28 mm with 47 MP on the Q-2 .  If Q-P works well with a  teleconverter to make  good 50 mm crop,  then it will give me a very usable 28 , 35 and even 50 on  a Q-P for travelling . Where  I Iive , the price difference is more than  30- 25%  between the Q-P  and Q-2..     Q-2 is still  hard to get and not so for  Q-P .

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OK I now understand what you are trying to achieve. I cannot comment on teleconverters and to what extent they degrade. Others might be able to help there. As to 50mm equivalent crop I have the now entirely obsolete Q which will now no lenger perform well😉

The point I would make is that depending upon whether you want to print big or not the Q will produce entirely acceptable images at that degree of crop. For web use you can crop in further still. So depending upon what your end use is my feeling isvthat there is a risk that putting more glass in front of the lens may not give you a better image than a 50mm crop. But as I say just feeling not practical experience.

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Thanks !  HighlandK ,

Yeah , I am just trying to  find a reasonably light and simple camera for travelling with my wife. Being close to 70 years old ,  SL and even M ( with lenses ) may proof to be a bit daunting. Your feeling is probably right that a piece of foreign glass in front of Q is definitely worse off than none.  I was looking for whether a piece of  glass in front with better resolution or no glass with lower resolution. I just heard that the Fuji X100T users were very happy with their Tele / Wide  converter and has the 49mm threads ( same as Q) .   

I may simply get the Q-2 at the and of the day , if I can convince my wife that this will  be my last Leica 🤗 ( never came true with my SL , M10, M240, M9,  M8.... ) for the year. 

Cheers !

  

 

 

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55 minutes ago, Yuhau said:

Thanks !  HighlandK ,

Yeah , I am just trying to  find a reasonably light and simple camera for travelling with my wife. Being close to 70 years old ,  SL and even M ( with lenses ) may proof to be a bit daunting. Your feeling is probably right that a piece of foreign glass in front of Q is definitely worse off than none.  I was looking for whether a piece of  glass in front with better resolution or no glass with lower resolution. I just heard that the Fuji X100T users were very happy with their Tele / Wide  converter and has the 49mm threads ( same as Q) .   

I may simply get the Q-2 at the and of the day , if I can convince my wife that this will  be my last Leica 🤗 ( never came true with my SL , M10, M240, M9,  M8.... ) for the year. 

Cheers !

  

 

 

 

Long time Fuji user here. Particularly loved my X100’s. Great performance with converters. Anyway...all sold now. Q2 on order.

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Trev, 

Any comment / thoughts on the Q-2 plus teleconverter then ? That will make 50 and 75  digital crops pretty  decent,  if that works . 

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35 minutes ago, Yuhau said:

Thanks !  HighlandK ,

Yeah , I am just trying to  find a reasonably light and simple camera for travelling with my wife. Being close to 70 years old ,  SL and even M ( with lenses ) may proof to be a bit daunting. Your feeling is probably right that a piece of foreign glass in front of Q is definitely worse off than none.  I was looking for whether a piece of  glass in front with better resolution or no glass with lower resolution. I just heard that the Fuji X100T users were very happy with their Tele / Wide  converter and has the 49mm threads ( same as Q) .   

I may simply get the Q-2 at the and of the day , if I can convince my wife that this will  be my last Leica 🤗 ( never came true with my SL , M10, M240, M9,  M8.... ) for the year. 

Cheers !

  

 

 

I have as well as numerous others on this forum owned several of the Fuji X100 series. I used both the wide angle and tele-converters on the Fuji. I upgraded to the Q and honestly the IQ of the Q is in a different league. I love it. The Q2 is looking to be yet another level better. I have a Q2 on order and have sold my Q. I’ve tried a wide-angle screw on lens on the Q with very disappointing results. Terrible vignetting and edge distortion. It was a generic lens, not designed specifically for the Q. I returned it to B&H. I do not know of a viable wide angle conversion lens that works well on the Q. The 35 and 50 crop especially on the Q2 will fantastic. No need for a tele lens there. Buy the Q2 and don’t look back. BTW, there’s quite a few of us on the forum with big Nikon, Canon or Sony kits that we’re struggling to carry on extended outings. Age is catching up to us. 

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Dear all ,

So far one conclusion...What's good for Fuji may not be good for Q . With  IQ2 's first hand experience of this kind of combo,  and as my good Doctor always say too , I 'd better "Leave wellness alone."   

Thank you to all ,🙏

Q2 .. it is ..😍

 

 

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1 hour ago, Yuhau said:

Trev, 

Any comment / thoughts on the Q-2 plus teleconverter then ? That will make 50 and 75  digital crops pretty  decent,  if that works . 

 

Always thought it produced sharper results than bare lens when wide open. However it’s to be remembered that the WCL & TCL were specially developed for pairing with Fuji’s fixed lens.

Borrow before buying..

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24 minutes ago, Yuhau said:

Dear all ,

So far one conclusion...What's good for Fuji may not be good for Q . With  IQ2 's first hand experience of this kind of combo,  and as my good Doctor always say too , I 'd better "Leave wellness alone."   

Thank you to all ,🙏

Q2 .. it is ..😍

 

 

So what's your plan to make this move sound plausible to your wife? I should like to know for personal reference to avoid certain outcomes ...  🤕

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4 hours ago, Yuhau said:

Dear all , 

Love to get the Q-2 though I prefer the Q-P stealthy look. Either one will be  my  new target travel camera this May in Italy ( currently M10,  SL and  T user). 

Looking for any comment on either of the cameras with the Fuji Teleconverter or even Wideangle  converter . Apparently they all  share the same 49 mm filter thread.

Thanks   

 

I bought the the fuji teleconverter and wideangle converter a while back for my Q and have never really used them. The teleconverter is not light and i didn't like the image degradation to be honest. 

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27 minutes ago, HighlandK said:

So what's your plan to make this move sound plausible to your wife? I should like to know for personal reference to avoid certain outcomes ...  🤕

Ha Ha

For sincerity: 

I  volunteer to give up  my old T, as well as my Fuji XT1  ( both  I don't  use anyway) to make room. 😏

For  sentiments :

My birthday is coming up. I shall volunteer to help her select and pay for a wonderful birthday present that the birthday boy shall love. 😍

For pity:

"Don't you want to make an old man happy ?" 👴

In all  fairness , my wife is pretty good  on these things.  Of course I had better make sure to do the right stuff on her birthday.

 

Now, let me check my piggy bank.     😊  

 

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Missing my wide angle lenses, I wanted to try to adapt the remnants of an old Canon G9 set I had somewhere. I bought a step up ring 49 to 58 diameter and added my Canon WDC lens in fron of the Q. It is not very convenient and adds quite a bit of weight to the setup. The results are really not worth considering! 

 

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Thank you to  Alton Land , Rtogan, Trev and Highland K

For all the good comments and pictures, All point to the same direction and conclusion.  This combo idea  shall be closed with thanks, unless Leica comes up with something similar.  

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The advantages of a "simple" camera, portable, always ready, such high quality that you can crop. You answered yourself.

It has nothing to do with age, I am 10 years older than you, and I have the standpoint (like you I suppose) that I make photos of what I want to remember and what is dear to me (whatever the ultimate quality). Why not have the adapter? because yu miss a few pixels??? it still will be much better than the film period, and that was good enough (to contain the emotions that you wanted to preserve) already. I have the Q, for these  reasons: it is a Leica (special feeling), I have no choices to make (lenses, etc), and is pretty fast available to make a picture. Add the quality and you are perfect. (an emotional answer, sorry about that).

Lex

 

 

 

 

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