Leica is known for quality craftsmanship that comes with outrageous prices. They tend to produce old school photographic tools that don’t exactly innovate but the Leica Q is changing that perception across the board. And the Leica Q firmware 2.0 update just added a feature that every mirrorless camera should immediately copy. Hit the jump for the details!
The winners for the 2015 Miami Street Photography Festival have been announced and this year’s grand prize goes to Swapnil Jedhe for his masterfully layered shot of kids at play. Swapnil goes home with a brand new Leica Q and a bunch of other prizes in addition to the pride of winning the most respected street photography contest on the planet. Hit the jump for more info on all of this year’s winners!
Leica. Just mention the name and the haters and trolls show up to call out the brand as a glorified fashion accessory designed to separate fools from their money. But how can a company with a heritage as rich as Leica inspire such vitriol from people who typically aren’t even its customers? Is the little red dot really that offensive? Hit the jump for all the answers!
The Leica Q is one of Leica’s best reviewed cameras but many people felt the indented thumb groove did little to help phtogoraphers support its slippery little body. Match Technical stepped up to (literally) fill that void with the Thumbs Up EP-SQ specifically designed for the Leica Q. Hit the jump for more info.
The 2015 Miami Street Photography Festival contest is now open and entries are open to anyone 18+ from around the world. The MSPF is quickly becoming one of the premiere street photography events in the world and the first prize for this year’s competition is a spankin’ new Leica Q! Ooooooh… Leica Q! Hit the jump for more info.
I was pretty critical of the hype surrounding the Leica Q when it was announced yesterday. I mean, come on! The camera can’t be that good! Well, I got to record a hands-on first impression video with one today and I can safely say… It’s not horrible. Hit the jump for the video and my thoughts on Leica’s new wonder cam.