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Le 24/01/2024 à 12:54, AaronMRamsey a déclaré :

Je trouve que c'est un sujet très intéressant... en tant que personne qui a la chance d'avoir à la fois un Q2M et un Q3, je me retrouve souvent à débattre de la question de savoir s'il faut ou non vendre le Q2M car il semble parfois redondant. Il y a cette gravitation naturelle au Q3 pour moi car il a un écran inclinable, et en tant que photographe de paysage, je me retrouve CONSTAMMENT à photographier sous des angles bas. Je sais qu'avant d'avoir le Q2M ou le Q3, j'avais un Q2, donc je savais que je pouvais convertir une image couleur en noir et blanc en post, et le faire assez bien à mon goût. Mais, comme cela a été dit précédemment, il y a quelque chose dans l'utilisation du Q2M et de la ou des images qui en résultent qui me rappellent pourquoi je ne l'ai pas encore vendu. Est-ce un coup d'œil ? Est-ce une transition tonale plus douce ? Y a-t-il quelque chose dans les noirs qui a juste l'air plus lisse et plus foncé sans avoir l'air sous-exposé ? (Si cela a du sens). D'après ma propre expérience, c'est tout ce qui précède.

La partie la plus difficile du tournage avec le Q2M est de décider de sortir avec le Q2M en premier lieu, et pas autre chose. Vous devez avoir un plan pour ce que vous êtes sur le point de photographier, et avoir une idée de l'image finale (en noir et blanc) dans votre esprit déjà - un sujet/une intention délibéré en d'autres termes. Si je sais que je veux que l'image finale soit en noir et blanc, 90 % du temps, je prends le Q2M et je ne regarde pas en arrière... à moins que je n'aie besoin d'une sorte de zoom fou, alors je prends le "grand" appareil photo avec des objectifs interchangeables.

Si et quand Leica décide de sortir un Q3 Monochrom, (et je suis sûr qu'un est dans le pipeline), je ne l'achèterai probablement pas. L'investissement supplémentaire pour un écran inclinable et/ou un nombre de mégapixels plus élevé n'en vaut pas la peine à mon avis puisque j'ai déjà les deux. Si je n'avais pas le Q2M, eh bien, peut-être, mais dans l'état actuel des choses, je suis assez satisfait de ma configuration actuelle.

Excuse me for my question, but is there a difference between Q2M and Q3 in black and white, I would like to see the same shot taken with Q2M and Q3? If this is possible for you, thank you

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Here are three images - labeled in the bottom of the image. They have been sized to 50% to save file size. Slight camera shift between Q2 & Q3.

1 - Leica Q2 Monochrom - Straight

2 - Leica Q3 - Straight

3 - Leica Q3 - Using Cobalt-Image Leica Monochrom Profile

 

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On 1/25/2024 at 2:46 PM, jps1 said:

Excuse me for my question, but is there a difference between Q2M and Q3 in black and white, I would like to see the same shot taken with Q2M and Q3? If this is possible for you, thank you

I believe there is a difference-primarily in the shadows. Also, in my humble opinion, the images taken with the Q2M do not look as flat as a converted color image. I will post samples when I can, though I see SAronian may have beat me to it. Thanks, SAronian!

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Difficult to see differences, maybe a little more contrast in the shadows for Q3, but I don't see a difference especially in the background foliage. This certainly comes from JPG compression.

Thanks again

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27 minutes ago, mhasman said:

@SAronianMerci beaucoup pour votre partage ! Ça aide beaucoup !

La 3ème image de l'OMI est visiblement plus plate et grisâtre alors que la 1ère image est plus réaliste pour les yeux, le contraste et même peu de 3D. Monochrom gagne:)

May be flatter but I enlarged to 400% in Capture One and the Q3 spike is still good.

 

To better compare, it should be done on DNG files.

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This is worth a look, comparison starts at 9.10

 

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I should add that during lockdown I scanned all my old B&W negatives from the 60s & 70s and liked the images so much I bought the Q2M and have loved it.  However, since getting my Q3 a few months ago and setting a function button to switch to B&W, the Q3 has been my preferred camera, as I get the choice of both styles without the need to carry 2 cameras.  The use of colour channels and AI in Lightroom to edit (as referred to in the video) influenced this choice.  As a consequence my Q2M is up for sale.

Derek

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15 hours ago, mhasman said:

Derek, 2 questions, please:

- was a video above made with Q2M? 

- do you have a video with setup for scanning negatives and old photos with Q camera? 

Thank you!

Hi,  I'm afraid  I have not used the video on either camera and I use a Canonscan 9000F Mk II to scan my old photos and negatives.  Derek

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20 hours ago, Delboy72 said:

I should add that during lockdown I scanned all my old B&W negatives from the 60s & 70s and liked the images so much I bought the Q2M and have loved it.  However, since getting my Q3 a few months ago and setting a function button to switch to B&W, the Q3 has been my preferred camera, as I get the choice of both styles without the need to carry 2 cameras.  The use of colour channels and AI in Lightroom to edit (as referred to in the video) influenced this choice.  As a consequence my Q2M is up for sale.

Derek

Hi Derek,

 

Quick question: how do you set a function button to switch directly to B&W? So far, I have only been able to set buttons to "Film Style/Leica Looks", in which case you still need to choose B&W from the Film Style Menu.

Thanks in advance!

Marcus

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On 1/17/2024 at 5:33 AM, Qwertynm said:

I‘d preorder a Q3-P without the logo and 256GB internal storage. That would be my desert island camera. 

256mb on a deserted Island?!  Hmmmm, what would you do with the extra 200+/- mb of storage?  Wilson?? :lol:       Agree, it would make a great tool.

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Do I believe it's on the horizon? I don't know why we are even talking about the possibility of a Q3 Monochrom when the regular Q3 is still nearly impossible to get. Adorama's expected in-stock date got pushed back, again. Now it is April 2024.

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On 1/18/2024 at 7:23 PM, SrMi said:

I have been shooting B&W with OVFs since 1973. I guess I got used to that without getting confused.

...And having to shoot b&w film in an SLR with a red filter attached to the lens 🫠

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I am totally on board with the idea of a Q3m. Arguably the best bw street shooter ever. It'd be the M11 with lightning fast auto focus, except smaller, lighter and faster to handle.

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