Leica Q Reviews

Leica Q

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THE NEW LEICA Q – THE UNVEILING OF LEICA INNOVATION

by JAY CASSARIO

The Leica Q is the newest compact camera manufactured by Leica in Wetzlar, Germany. It comes with a fixed Summilux 1.4/28mm lens, a full frame 24mp sensor and a built-in electronic viewfinder. I just tried it for a few minutes at the local Leica store in Hamburg, but as far as I can tell, it’s awesome.

I really like the feel and build quality of the camera. I never was a fan of an optical viewfinder, but this one seriously makes up for previous shortcomings. It is bright, responsive and feels almost natural. The lens seems to be one of the best I have every tried in terms of handling and the macro mode surely comes in handy. This is in fact something all Leica M lenses cannot match. I can not say much about the optical qualities of the lens since I only tried it in the store. But as far as the reviews go, it just might be an awesome piece of glass.

For a more detailed look in addition to Jay’s, check out some of the reviews:

The Leica Q Real World Camera Review – Steve Huff Photo (with video)

Leica Q Hands-On and Video Interview – The Luminous Landscape (with video)

Leica Q First Impressions Review – DPREVIEW

Premiere And Review: The 2015 Leica Q (Typ 116) – Ming Thein

Leica Q Hands-On Field Test – TheCameraStoreTV (video)

Review of the Leica Q with bigheadtaco – Eric Kim (video)

The Leica Q: First Impression and Preview – bigheadtaco (video)

Leica Q (Typ 116) Camera Review – Kristin Dowling

Leica Q (Typ 116 Review: A Fill-Frame Mini M – RED DOT FORUM

Hands On With The Leica Q: The Faster, Brighter, Better Future of Leica Cameras – 500px

I am sure, there are many more…

THIS Visits: The Impossible Project – Recreating Instant Film

Some insights in how “The Impossible Project” came to be…

Conceived at the closing party of the last Polaroid factory, The Impossible Project completely re-invented the process of creating instant film specifically for Polaroid cameras. A daunting task for sure, but one that they’ve been at since 2008.

More about my experiences with their products and my Polaroid SX-70 camera can be found in previous posts.

Impossible Instant Lab app
Impossible Instant Lab app

Shot on iPhone 6

Apparently, there is a new showcase of photos taken with iPhone 6 on Apple’s Homepage. According to news at at macrumors.com it is just the beginning of a larger campaign:

“[…] involving 77 photographers, 70 cities and 24 countries. Apple will be featuring photos taken with an iPhone 6 in print media, transit posters and billboards across the world.”
Source: Apple Showcases ‘Shot on iPhone 6’ World Photo Gallery on Homepage

LEICA M-P CORRESPONDENT // Leica M // Photography – Leica Camera AG

LEICA M-P CORRESPONDENT // Leica M // Photography – Leica Camera AG

Eyes Wide Open! 100 Years of Leica Photography

For true Leica aficionados or anyone who is in interested in the evolution of 35mm photography and the 100 year history of Leica photography, there is an exhibition at the Hamburg Deichtorhallen you don’t want to miss: EYES WIDE OPEN! 100 YEARS OF LEICA PHOTOGRAPHY October 24, 2014 − January 11, 2015.

A truly superlative Leica exhibition has opened at the Haus der Photographie at Hamburg’s Deichtorhallen. In addition to showing 500 photographs, there are technical exhibits, films 
and much more to attract photo enthusiasts to the city. 

LFI talked to the curator Hans-Michael Koetzle, to the photographers Ulrich Mack, F. C. Gundlach and Rudi Meisel and to Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, chairman of Leica’s supervisory board.

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Source: LFI insight: Eyes Wide Open! 100 Years of Leica Photography

An evening with my Impossible Instant Lab – Creating Instant Photos

Since my bedroom wall is supposed to be decorated with Polaroid instant photos, I spent an evening with my Impossible Instant Lab, developing a series of photos with an iPhone 5 and the Impossible iOS App.

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The result being a bunch of color and black & white photos soon to be displayed in my personal little art gallery.

It comes at a price, though. 8 instant photos produced with Impossible Instant film sum up to 20 €, not considering the price of the instant lab. That one actually dropped recently from around 250 € to just 120 €.

So now is a good a time as any to start your instant photo experience even if you don’t want to buy an analog Polaroid camera like my Polaroid SX-70 Landa Camera.

I never read, I just look at pictures

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“I never read, I just look at pictures” (Andy Warhol)

I found this quote on an invitation to an event during the Frankfurt book fair 2012.