I think the inability of digital cropping to change the depth of field and bokeh is decisive for me. You get great pictures by cropping from almost any modern camera ..however, almost any other modern camera will give you its full pixel count at any focal length ..24mm, 28mm, 75mm, 90mm, 200mm, or anything else. Digital in-camera cropping has always had a bad rap for obvious reasons. Jean. The Leica Q2 is the second Leica Q camera and was introduced in 2019 with a new 47 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, the lens remains the same, and is a Leica Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH. Unless I’m looking cock-eyed I’m not seeing the images subjectively two to three times better at 35mm and 28mm. That has always been perfectly acceptable, of course, and in the early days it was the only option. The Digital Zoom. He demonstrated it effectively with a shot taken on the SL with (if my memory serves), the 50mm Summilux-SL mounted. Leica Q. Some pictures presented in the aticles I’ve sent so far were cropped ones and unless you are pixel peeping you don’t see much of a difference with the images taken at 28mm. State of the art technology and a brand new microlens design result in a completely new monochrome sensor, exclusively developed for the Leica Q2 Monochrom. Redeveloped while retaining impressive imaging and optical attributes, the Leica Q2 is an advanced compact camera characterized by its updated sensor design and intuitive operation. Zoom. The Q2 sports an even bigger crop, to 75mm. We'll match it! From its classic design and respected “Made in Germany” quality seal to its integrated digital zoom that covers a range of focal lengths up to 75mm, the Leica Q2 transcends the revered story of Leica’s full-frame compact story to new heights. But, when called on, the Q2 can mimic a 75mm zoom and keep most users very happy. With its digital zoom of up to 75mm, the Leica Q2 can make a perfect companion for street photography as well as shooting architecture, landscapes, and portraits. It is indeed the modern answer to the Tri-Elmar-M. And 75mm is there if you need it, and it is better than you might think. But we all know that, and it isn’t really the point. Amazing sharpness, detail and resolution combines with a higher dynamic range to give photographers the best black & white image quality that is more accessible and approachable than ever before thanks to the easy-to-use, fast auto-focusing Q2 Monochrom. It also offers a much narrower depth of field to aid your creativity. Increase value Decrease value. The Leica Q2 Monochrom compact digital camera has been developed for photographers and connoisseurs to experience black and white photography in its purest form. Unlike the original Q which was only able to film in Full HD up to 60fps, the new Q2 can shoot … 47.3MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor and Maestro II Processor. ISO 100 Leica Q2 f2.5 1/50th . Format / aspect ratio: 24 x 36 mm / 3:2. While you can just as easily crop in post, this feature is actually pretty slick and helps when composing your shot. 0 bids. ONE IN STOCK NOW!!! Zoom. I have a commission to check out the viewfinder against that in the Q, among other things. Unless I missed it, I assume that this was a crop of raw? We just have to assume that at, say, 28mm, the Q2 image will knock the socks off the smaller sensor image. The Leica Q2 Monochrom touts a brand new 47 megapixel full frame monochrome sensor based on its sibling model, the Leica Q2. ... the Leica Q2 Monochrom is an intuitive tool for timeless monochrome photography with an inherent focus on the essentials for the modern-day photographer. The login has disappeared. It's built very well, it handles very well, it's capable of excellent image quality and it's a joy to use. Thankfully I married someone who understands my financial thinking, and gets it. Learn how your comment data is processed. It’s never going to be a 24mm or 21mm or 18mm lens. The Q2 offers a 47.3MP full-frame sensor capable of DCI and UHD 4K video recording, and sticks with the stabilized 28mm F1.7 offered on the first Q. Bluetooth LE for easy connectivity has been added, and a higher capacity battery yields a CIPA rating of 370 shots per charge. David Babsky addressed this in his erudite response to our article on the Olympus OM-D E-M1X and it is worth a second read. What does the graph in the Guessing Game section really show? And that newspaper didn’t ‘alf leave ink stains. In the Q2, this hugely capable sensor is married to a fixed prime, the 28mm Summilux which is optically identical to the lens of the first-generation Q from 2015. The Leica Q2 boasts an autofocus system that sharply focuses on your subject in 0.15 seconds. I like using the digital zoom using the button on the top right just about the LCD panel. Having said in my previous comment that effectively you do what you can with the camera in your hand, walking to zoom with a 28mm lens can lead to some unflattering shots. As with everything, there is head and heart. Top Rated Gear: Leica Q2 Compact Digital Camera MFR: 19050. (almost) at 50mm” is …..well, just not so judging from whatever is being measured on that graph. A clear view at all times. I wonder if Leica has done such a test. I’d be interested in seeing how large a print could be made from such a 75mm crop, with an acceptable level of clarity, when viewed at a distance similar to the width of an average UK living room. Hello Mike, I think the cropping system is a brilliant invention. A clear view at all times The newly developed, high-resolution OLED viewfinder has a resolution of 3.68 megapixels. Skip to Search Skip to main content. Maybe it is a function of the D Lux 7 camera, and a click of exposure compensation would have yielded a similar brightness compared to the images of the Q2. Eh-up! The high sensor resolution with an integrated digital zoom, the Leica Q2 Monochrom covers an application range of up to 75 mm focal length. “..we are getting really esoteric..” ..er, esoteric tripods? I haven‘t attempted to add in the Babsky Rule. Enough! We cover subjects that interest us and, we hope, will inspire you. You have the benefit of using a relatively compact camera with a first-class prime. Leica Q2 47.3MP Digital Camera - Black, w/ Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH. Specifications. On paper, then, the Q2 betters the D-Lux at 28mm, 35mm and (almost) at 50mm. I am loving the Q2 and seeing Ivor’s crops has given me the confidence to treat it as a camera to take anywhere. But then Ivor produced an A3 print from a 75mm crop of the same image and I was more than impressed. The Q2 is great at 28mm and 35mm as you would expect. The new Q2 with its 47MP sensor and seemingly unfeasible 75mm crop lines has caused quite a stir. With the two shorter lenses have been replaced with panny Leica 15 and 25 mm in recent times just to scratch the Leica itch. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! I guess that when I read the article the prepared mind was looking for something a bit more technical, especially when the graph is used to decide if something is “better” as referenced in the adjacent text. Surely it’s just a gimmick? The combination has opened up even greater digital crop opportunities as Peter Karbe will point out, I am sure. Hard to compare apples with apples when there is that slight difference in image brightness, for me at least. The RAW file will keep the … Zoom. Second, I’m really confused by the science. Wayne, the graph is a very simple comparison of megapixels at the various focal lengths. The Q2 is an immortal MADE IN GERMANY full-frame LEICA, but priced so everyone can afford it. The Leica Q2 Monochrom touts a brand new 47 megapixel full frame monochrome sensor based on its sibling model, the Leica Q2. Good point and I don’t know the answer. I throw as little away as I can. The m4/3 sensor will perform less well, I am sure. * Price Match Now. The Q2 Monochrom is true to form with its resilient matte-black body and time-honored engravings inlaid in discreet grey and white. Obviously it is going to look good at the size below, but it really does shine when you hold the print in your hands. Seller information. The Panasonic S1R, with a professional lens, is bound to produce a superior uncropped 75mm image in terms of definition. Well, the 75mm crop from the Q2 can eat its A3 offspring for breakfast and cram in lunch as well. For many more, iPad size is the furthest images are stretched. The conclusion is pretty foregone. As you see from the chart, the sensor of the D-Lux 7 may be an old tortoise, but it keeps plodding on while the lithe young 47.3MP chip in the Q2 soon tails off — faster than you might think because it isn’t a linear progression. Dare I mention that pound for pound, my Df is still a cheaper full frame option. 22 watching. From that perspective, the Leica Q2 appears much more manageable at 35mm or at 50mm. But then, there is the question of how the zooming affects the image capture. It stands to reason that you’ll get a better price before the latest and greatest hits the market. Monochrom; 47.3MP B&W Full-Frame CMOS Sensor and Maestro II Processor; Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH. It is quite extraordinary, especially so when you consider it comes from a sliver of a 47MP full-frame sensor. Ok in ‘t Summer but f’freezing in’t winter. I just decided I needed to rationalise and have moved mainly to full-frame, with the Q2 being most used. The digital zoom isn’t a feature that I used a whole lot with the original Q, but I can easily see myself using it now with the Q2. It simply goes against the grain to buy them and throw them away ..tha knows.. Eee, until I were 17 or thereabouts I talkt just like that, tha’knows. We got about 100 registrations but some 40% were spammers. Revolving around a revised full-frame 47.3MP CMOS sensor and Maestro II image processor, high-resolution stills shooting is possible along with both DCI and UHD 4K video recording. I do keep a close eye on depreciation and try to sell at the right time (for instance, when I suspect a new model is due within the next three months). Very interesting comparisons. Most of those shots were done outside or in good indoor lighting. Still, I’ve had Leica cameras in the past, and you just can’t beat the feel of those bodies. The conclusion is pretty foregone. Shooting marine landscape with Leica M9 and M-Monochrom, Macfilos gets the Covid vaccine: Jabbing on an industrial scale in one small corner of London, A year of lockdowns and a bit of optimism for 2021, London’s oldest existing Leica store to close, Macfilos notches up 40,000 page views over the weekend, S for Speed: Leica’s new SL2-S will please both videographers and photographers, Apple’s Mac mini with M1 processor surpasses expectations, Leica joins with Capture One for SL2 and S3 tethered shooting. Maybe it is possible to use the Fuji teleconverter (made for the X-100-V) on the Q2, that will means that the 50 crop changed in a 75 crop ( or the range will be 40- 50 – 75 – 105 ). AU $550.00. inc GST. You are quite right. I like your reasoning for doing it – Mrs S usually tells me that sounds like an excuse for spending on something. I was impressed. Additionally, with its digital zoom of up to 75mm, the Leica Q2 can make a perfect companion for street photography as well as shooting architecture, landscapes, and portraits. I think a lot of photographers will really like this feature. Zoom. Sounds like sense to me! I were reet broad ’til I got t’t South when t’tide turned. bigger. eBay Money Back Guarantee. Learn more - eBay Money Back Guarantee - opens in new window or tab. Get the item you ordered or get your money back. But which horse, which course? So when I called at Red Dot Cameras last week I pounced on a set of A3 prints that Ivor Cooper had made to demonstrate the Q2’s abilities. As it happens, I now own both these cameras, so I will be faced with the choice of which one to take out for the day. At DavidB, Thanks for your experiment, some really interesting results. I'd get mine at Adorama or at B&H. to be diagnosed – it has developed the irritating “voltage-discharge-of battery-over-three-days” when a charged battery is left in the camera, even when camera is switched off. Oh dear, I really don’t mean to rain on your parade, Michael ..but.. It’s all very well gushing over a 6.6 megapixel photo print, but even a 2 megapixel picture, taken with ANY modern camera can look great printed ..as long as an excellent LENS was used. I hate the idea of paying a small fortune to throw pixels away yet as Mike suggests somehow the Q idea really can work. on condition that you remain at base or relatively low iso. The Q2 has a stabilized 28 mm f/1.7 Summilux fixed lens with a digital zoom equivalent corresponding to focal lengths of 28, 35, 50, and 75 mm. NEW DELHI: Leica Digicam AG has launched Leica Q2 Monochrom the following technology Leica Q line of cameras. It is certainly a lighter proposition than a high-performance zoom covering the equivalent range. The Q2 Monochrom is a bit different because the base resolution is so high, and because the implementation is so good, and so consistent with the Leica rangefinder. There has been a push towards bigger sensors, led by Sony, Canon and Nikon. It fits the bill as a competent one-camera-one-lens alternative. But this still feels a very manageable, if meaty, camera in your hands. Check out its pros and cons in details with our segmented tables. The definition, bearing in mind the paucity of pixels, is extraordinary. Do you warm to the idea of a camera with a first-rate prime lens and built-in encouragement to crop zoom? Welcome the latest member of the Leica Monochrom family, the Q2 Monochrom. The Q2 is a successor to the Leica Q and Leica Q-P. You can make excellent crops from the 20 megapixel teeny Sony RX100 Mark V, for example, or from a 24 mpxl M10, or from almost ANY camera, and get great results. Can we compare the performance of the Q2 and its optical 28-75mm zoom with that of the latest D-Lux 7 over the same range? Add to cart. I don’t have a 75mm lens for my Leica M10 so I compared the 75mm digital zoom of the Leica Q2 to my 90mm Summarit lens on the Leica M10. I was full of enthusiasm. We just have to imagine those shots blown up to A3…, Hello Michael. It is one of the finest fast primes in Leica’s arsenal and, when taken as a whole with the camera, makes the Q2 look something of a bargain. The Leica Q2 offers a 4K video mode with 3840 x 2160 pixels and frame rates of 30 or 24 frames per second. Even in the past six months, things have moved on. 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