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Leica Q2 or rx1r2?

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Has anyone tried both and decided one over the other?

ive owned leica q1 and rx1r at different times, and from memory, the leica q was much more convenient to use hence i pre ordered it. i think i like 35mm more usually, but the leica q2 crop should cover that minus the 28mm bokeh compression. The small size, fast af-c, and great sensor of the rx1rii is what makes me ponder.

Just wondering if anyone has though about these 2 and went with which.

 

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Fast af-c of the rx1r2? I’d be surprised, I never had the 2 but with af on the first wasn’t too fast and I don’t believe it got that much quicker. 30% of slow is still slow

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  1. I am a proud  owner of both. At the moment i am not able to fairly  compare behause Leica does not deliver the Handgrip and the Thumbsup. The Sony is a small computer and you have to learn how to use. The Q2 is a Leica camera where  you can easily change what a photographer hast to change at the Camera. Very easy to get manual focus instead af. Aperture, time, iso all very easy and fast to change. The only advantage of the Sony imho is the tilt screen. 
  2. At the Moment i can Not Tell which one i keep and which one mitwill sale, but i am a Leica Fan.😇😇😇😇

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I've owned an RX1r and an RX1r Mk II and I have a Q2 on order.  The Sony's are capable of fantastic image quality.  The RX1r II has improved AF and the pop-up EVF, which isn't ideal but certainly better than no viewfinder.  However, the deal breaker for me had more to do with the Sony menu system. The appeal of the Q/Q2 and Leica in general is the menu simplicity and responsiveness. The Q2 will be my first Q but I am a long-time M shooter (film and digital) and have owned an X1, which was more a work in progress for Leica but I appreciated the image quality. The Q2 seems quite refined.

If you are really wedded to a 35mm perspective then the choice is probably easy.  The only thing I expect to miss with the Q2 is the non-articulating LCD screen.  My aging back finds it a lot easier to get down to ground level with the Sony.

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I use both.

The Leica Q2 edges it for good light photography with its dreamy Leica quality images and far superior handling (proper EVF and battery life).

But, the Sony can do pretty much everything in a FAR smaller package.

I got the Q2 thinking it would replace my RX1RII, with a useful upgrade for my available light photography.  But, I’m finding a need to hang on to the Sony.

The low light performance of the Q2 is a disappointment (I’m now considering the S1)...and I particularly miss the ability to drop the RX1RII in my Barbour coat pocket.

I don’t notice a huge benefit to the Q2 AF.  In fact, I miss the Eye AF on the Sony.  Yes, the menu system is cumbersome.  But, once learned it’s not an issue.

if I hadn’t had my SL stolen, I would still be a happy SL and RX1RII owner (and £4K to the good).

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