Hello from Cumbria

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by Sucofni, Jun 4, 2017.

  1. Sucofni

    Sucofni New to Leica Place

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    Jun 4, 2017
    Hi everbody. Finally made it to this Leica forum. Spent time in Fuji MU43 sony and SC before
    ending up here. I have a Q on the way :) I just got fed up of waiting for Ricoh to release
    a new GR. The Q was the only logical option of me and my photographic requirements .
    So as soon as it arrives, (monday I hope). I intend to start contributing to this forum on a regular basis.
    Now all i need to do is sell every last little bit of photographic gear i own to soften the huge financial blow taken by my wallet !! I am still smiling though. It was a bit of a rush pushing the BUY NOW button :cloud-9-039:

    All the best, Garry
     
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  2. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    Welcome to Leicaplace- everyone that bought the "Q" has really liked it.

    Look forward to seeing your pictures here.
     
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  3. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    May 1, 2013
    Hi Garry, the Q will be a great camera for what you shoot. I've often thought about one, would be a great mix of performance and size. And I just like how Leica controls help the decisions on shutter, ISO, and aperture easy to make and implement.

    What you've done with the GR on Flickr is superb. GR is a different look than typical Q, but -2/3 EV in camera and some contrast push in post would be pretty close.
     
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  4. Sucofni

    Sucofni New to Leica Place

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    Jun 4, 2017
    Well that was short lived ! I cancelled the Q this morning. Should have done my homework on it. Found out that it has a longest shutter speed of 30 secs a bulb limit of 30 secs !
    Whats that all about ?
    The GR has a timed long exposure of up to 5 minutes plus B and T. Ok this is only one issue, but to me its a deal breaker.
    For a minute there I was super excited. I now feel totally deflated. Never mind.
    I will now bow out very quietly
     
  5. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    May 1, 2013
    Oh, well. Better to find out now than after. Although, maybe you would have been happy with the camera, and left your bulb photo shots for a different one ... Now you'll never know, heh!
     
  6. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    As someone that has worked with sensors- heat can be an issue. The upper limit for bulb could be based on heat dissipation of the camera. Compact camera- more difficult to get rid of heat.

    Hope that you stick around here again, will see you at Amin's other forums.