Leica Q Review

Introduction

I love the Leica Q. When I purchased my Leica Q nearly a year ago, I was not completely convinced I could adapt to a 28mm. After using the camera for a few days I quickly found the focal length to be quite versatile. Landscapes, portraits, macro, it has you covered. Before owning a Leica carried a Sony RX1. The RX1 is a fantastic camera, but, poor battery life and slow focusing speeds left me frustrated and unable to depend on it as a professional tool. My one hesitation moving from the Sony to the Leica was the focal length, I has become very fond of the Sony's 35mm f/2 Zeiss glass, it was exceptional for portraits.

My first day shooting with my Q I decided to go on a bit of a walkabout with the camera. I challenged myself to make a stunning image while on my morning walk to get my coffee. I was amazed at how beautifully colors were rendered, and the sharpness and shallow depth of field produced by the 28mm f/1.7 lens was second to none. I knew I had made a great decision. 

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Build Quality / Handling

Image Quality

Technology

Pros / Cons

Conclusion

ReviewMario Piombo