Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2019/04/02

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Subject: [Leica] New Leica!
From: cartersxrd at (CartersXRd)
Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2019 09:56:44 -0400
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The Q2 will will present an interessting artistic quandry of those who 
refuse to crop the sacred 3:2 format.

Will throwing the switch from 28 to 35 or 50 or 75 be a sinful crop, or 
present a whole new holy rectangle?


> On Apr 2, 2019, at 7:52 AM, Howard Ritter via LUG <lug at> 
> wrote:
> For me, digital zoom is a bit like an automatic transmission (or a 
> point-and-shoot function in a camera). It accomplishes one thing, a center 
> crop of fixed size, effortlessly. If you can work a clutch and shift stick 
> in your favorite image-processing program, you can have a crop centered 
> anywhere, of any size, of any dimensions. And you get to work in 
> raw/png/dng/tiff rather than jpeg.
> I frankly, no pun intended, don?t see the allure. Except maybe that the VF 
> crops the view as well as the sensor.
> ?howard
>> On Apr1, 2019, at 1432, Frank Filippone via LUG <lug at> 
>> wrote:
>> The new Leica Q2 has the following specs....
>> 24x36 full frame sensor
>> Sensor has resolution of 47.3MP
>> Summilux 28 mm f/1.7 ASPH fixed, non-zoom, and non-interchangeable lens
>> OLED viewfinder has a resolution of 3.68 megapixels  ( no optical RF or 
>> VF)
>> Internal cropping ( now referred to as "digital zoom") of this lens 
>> allows for the following fixed equivalent Fl and resolutions.....  BUT 
>> for JPG files ONLY!!
>> Zoom 28 mm: 47 megapixels (8368x5584 pixels), 24 megapixels (6000x4000 
>> pixels), 12 megapixels (4271x2848 pixels). 3 different resolutions, I 
>> guess dependent on JPG compression ratios.....
>> Zoom 35 mm: 30 megapixels (6704x4472 pixels), 15 megapixels (4800x3200 
>> pixels), 8 megapixels (3424x2288 pixels)
>> Zoom 50 mm: 15 megapixels (4688x3128 pixels), 8 megapixels (3360x2240 
>> pixels), 4 megapixels (2400x1600 pixels)
>> Zoom 75 mm: 7 megapixels (3136x2096 pixels), 3 megapixels (2240x1496 
>> pixels), 2 megapixels (1600x1072 pixels)
>> DNG:  RAW files of 47.3MP  No Zoom at all.  Crop in your choice of LR, or 
>> other.....
>> As long as you are happy to shoot JPG files, this is a fine set of specs.
>> If you wish to shoot RAW images, not as much.... but you o get to crop in 
>> your own HxW ratios and specific areas to crop.
>> If they would simply put a M mount on the camera, forget the AF, and 
>> focus the camera on the Digi-M functions, it would be a fine camera for 
>> me.
>> Frank Filippone
>> Red735i at
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