Leica Q2 1st Shots at 28, 35, 50 and 75 from Ted Krohn
(Just a note here from Steve first: I have the Q2 in hand and will be doing a first look report this week (video and written). A full review VERY soon. So far I love this camera, much more so than the 1st Q. I’ll tell you why this week ; ) Now a few first shots from Ted…)
Yesterday I purchased one of the four Leica Q2s the Washington, DC Leica Store had on launch day. I was motivated by the Q2 because of its really large full-frame sensor, its ability to crop-zoom to 75mm, its splash proof-iness and its superb fixed lens (I’ve gotten tired of switching lenses and/or worrying about lenses extending and sucking in dust or moisture or both. And does it deliver! After purchasing it I retreated to an old bar/restaurant near the White House called Old Ebbitt. I wanted to toggle through the menus before taking some night shots in DC.
So, handheld, full Auto mode, I took these four pics at native resolution and then cropped at 35mm, 50mm and 75mm resolution. Looking at them on my iMac this morning, I am stunned at the quality and sharpness and lack of noise of even the 75mm crop shot! At a cropped 35mm, fully 30MP are in use, so better at 35mm than the Q was at 28mm. A HUGE factor for me! Other than a one-time automatic light adjust in Photos, no tweaking on any of the four pics.
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