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Preordered a Q2, but decided to go with an M10 instead!

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Just wanted to share my upgrade story...

I had the original Q and I loved it.  It was truly a remarkable camera.  But when the Q2 was announced I was on the fence (even though I put my name on a couple lists).  I wasn't sure if it was a big enough leap forward or if the extra megapixels were worth the extra price.  But when I started looking around I was shocked to discover that you can buy an M10 for nearly the same price as a Q2!  I saw several used M10s priced well below $5k.  And eventually found a brand new M10 (full warranty) for only $5,800!

For me it was a no brainer.  Similar image quality to the Q, but with the option to use interchangeable lenses.  The build quality is also next level (solid brass, leather grip, etc.).  I also love all the manual controls that are built into the camera (even ISO has it's own dedicated physical button).  I haven't saved up enough for a Leica lens, but the Voigtlander is pretty close and has some impressive results.  The loss of auto-focus is the biggest adjustment for me, but with focus peaking on the M10 it makes the transition a little bit easier.

An M10 was not at all what I was considering when I thought about upgrading to the new Q2.  But now that I have it in my hands and have used it for a while, I am extremely impressed.  My advise is if anyone is considering upgrading you may want to consider the M10 as well.

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As ricky says...is true.

 

Different photo machine. And you'll have to buy lenses...so can get expensive...and tedious.

 

But run with it...and have a lot of fun. ☺️

 

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I'll pay you for your place in line! :))

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As a M10 user and a Q2 (since yesterday) i can just say congratulations to this decision !!!

 

The M10 is the masterpiece!

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Love the look of the curved glass of that Nokton :) 

I did sell my M10, but every time I see one it sparks that desire again.

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Same here, been there done that with the M10 and M10-P.  Beautiful cameras, but the Q (and now Q2) is the best digital Leica in my opinion.

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I have not had the Q, but have the Q2 on order and I have sold a couple of M bodies to finance it. I am keeping the M10P though

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