• Members 1 post
    March 27, 2023, 12:07 p.m.

    I bought an M11 and am in love. Write text here....

  • Members 607 posts
    March 27, 2023, 2:38 p.m.

    I still trying to decide on whether or not to get the Q2

  • Members 13 posts
    March 27, 2023, 10:41 p.m.

    Just checking in. All efforts on the site are appreciated,

  • Members 238 posts
    March 28, 2023, 5:14 p.m.

    I like mine a lot - I think it really comes down to whether or not the fixed 28mm-ish lens meets your needs.

  • Members 607 posts
    March 29, 2023, 6:36 a.m.

    I thought I’d try and stick with the 18mm on my Fuji X-Pro1…which has pretty much the same FOV. Those Q2 files are luscious to work with.

  • Members 8 posts
    March 29, 2023, 6:40 a.m.

    I have an M240,
    And I bought a second one a month ago :) :) :)

  • Members 238 posts
    March 29, 2023, 9:55 a.m.
  • Members 238 posts
    March 29, 2023, 9:59 a.m.

    Hmmm… the quote embedding seems to have screwed up… This is what I meant to say:

    Personally, I enjoy using my Q2 much more than my X-Pro 3 (even though in some ways it’s more capable) and I think fun counts for a lot!

  • Members 457 posts
    March 29, 2023, 5:41 p.m.

    I keep quoting @bobn2:
    *I have a theory that photographers produce better photos when they use gear that they are really happy with. And that happiness is a completely personal thing. *

    Edit: OK, italics do not work yet :)

  • Members 22 posts
    March 30, 2023, 1:08 p.m.

    What's holding you back? I did that a year ago and never looked back.

  • Members 272 posts
    March 30, 2023, 4:01 p.m.

    Davinator, with the Q3 being announced soon, they if you have waited this long - why not wait a little longer. Either you decided on the Q3 or if the Q2 decreases in price, you might get a "deal." Of course there is the old pitfall of Always waiting for the next best thing - never getting anything syndrome.

    I have the Q2M - great camera. I'd buy it again today independent of a Q3. But If I wanted the color version (Q2), I would wait. But that is me. I suspect you would be happy with the Q2. Decisions, decisions, decisions ...

  • Members 284 posts
    March 30, 2023, 4:07 p.m.

    I guess the main Q3 upgrades will be:

    1: Sensor upgrade, to the same 60mp of the M11.

    2: Price upgrade, maybe around $7500.

  • Members 125 posts
    April 1, 2023, 7:10 p.m.

    I am not sure I would say I love it but I definitely enjoy the shooting experience on the M11.

  • Members 3 posts
    April 1, 2023, 9:06 p.m.

    I bought a Leica M Type 262 and am in love. Write text here....

  • Members 4 posts
    April 2, 2023, 3:33 a.m.

    It was customry at DPReview to say "get both" :-) Twice as happy....

  • Members 3 posts
    April 14, 2023, 1:37 a.m.

    I love my CL and M10-R. Both offer enjoyable but different shooting experiences

  • Members 91 posts
    April 19, 2023, 9:48 a.m.

    I have become somewhat critcal after Leitz started catering for the fashion business, but I assume that just making sturdy and extremely good optics could not sustain its business. My former IIIc M3 and M6 + the Prados, Leicinas and the Trinovids were extermely hardy and my fairly recent M & R optics perform well on a high resolution Nikon Z body, while the SL2 and the last R bodies still work as designed when fed film and the right batteries.

    Leica pricing has to reflect costs and may paradoxically attract buyers.
    If added income beyond immediate costs sustains better future research and quality rather than just disappearing down the usual business black holes, so be it.

    But the TL was disappointing in its lack of easy methods to modiy and control exposure. I presume that fingerprint collectors for steering all functions is what sells, BUT I prefer kit that can be operated with gloves in winter and do accept auto features that can be overridden apart from focussing .

    So in conclusion, Leitz in its Kern/Wild-modified shape of Leica, especially their optics , can be recommended.


  • Members 45 posts
    May 5, 2023, 3:28 p.m.

    A lot of people thought that about the CL, and other cameras over the years. That (CL) obviously never happened. Will there be a Q3? Almost certainly. When? No one knows. Could be tomorrow, could be a year. I would, and do, prefer to shoot today with my Q2 than to sit around for ??? how long waiting for a Q3. Buy a used one and sell it, if necessary, after the Q3 drops.