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    New Leica Q

    I was reading a review in Photoblogger of the new Leica Q - just curious to szee what was on offer.

    It does indeed sound lovely, but to me it seems to have a very wide lens, 27mm on full frame, and for the princely sum of $US4,250 it is not even weatherproofed!

    It IS made in Germany and I have no doubt the build quality is stratospheric, but I don't lust for one.

    What do others think?
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    Well, for being made in Germany, it's price is certainly stratospheric, - a unit short of astronomical, in fact.
    This is a camera you speak of in hushed tones - "I've got a Leica Q." - lest you get carted off to debtor's prison.

    Oh, about the camera? I'd say it's the 1st of a possible series with narrower fixed lenses, possibly a test version
    to see how it takes on. - And if so, they will get cheaper - Moon's orbit pricing.

    More about hushed tones: possibly some of those subjects would have said, "Oh, he's got a Leica Q."
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    Not that far from a camera I suggested in this thread:
    http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...t-worth-to-you

    But those digital crops only make sense if you had adequate pixel density to begin with. 24MP gets a bit thin once you crop to m43 or smaller.
    But if you started with 36, 42 or 56 MP, then those digital crops will still have a competitive resolution count.
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    A nice list of reviews from around the globe.
    http://leicarumors.com/2015/06/20/25...-the-web.aspx/

    Seems almost universally positive.

    Though I didn't see it mentioned being weather proof, page 2 of the Kristian Dowling review has a shot of a wet Q.
    http://kristiandowling.com/blog/2015...-review-part-2

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    Hmm!

    I'd Leica Q

    Any takers?

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    Have a Leica kit myself .....and test results vs Canon EOS GEAR ......it's in a different ballpark, state, country, resolution for me at least is simply superb, lens quality simply brilliant. Love the old school feel that I used to have with my old Canon EOS film cameras.
    Just my 2 cents...sadly I cannot afford any mores lenses but I don't care....I am big enough to go without. :-)
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