This is the Leica camera that made me a Leica owner.

We finally did it – we bought the Leica Q2! In this video, I share why it took a year to make the purchase. Find the Q2 here…
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  1. Matt CB on May 9, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    I’ve just bought a Q2 too! It’s more than just a camera, it’s organic and connected somehow. If I need to remind myself why I bought it, I’ll watch this excellent video. You’ve nailed it completely with your comments and I feel so much better now. Thank you so much for making this video and saying everything that’s been going through my head…

  2. Chris Huang on May 9, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    As long as the Q2 can make you happy and having that sense of fulfilment owning and using it, it is worth more than $5,000. Some like a new car, some a new house but some an iconic camera which you can take it around 24/7. I would choose a Leica Q2 too. Perhaps, that’s the only camera one needs. Travel the world (not now though with the Covid19 still around) with the Q2, have some gourmet food, a bottle of wine and experience some exotic places and document life as we go along. What else do one needs ??

  3. Sebastian Castilho on May 9, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Hey just wondering do the crop modes work in 1080p and 4k video?

  4. Bryce Spivey on May 9, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    How do you edit Leica Q2 DNG’s with the Leica color profiles in Lightroom (Natural, Monochrome, Monochrome HC, etc)? I’m running v9.3 and they don’t show up

  5. Peter Westlake-Webb on May 9, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    I bought a Q late last year to see what all the Leica fuss was about. I’m a Canon shooter and I love my L glass but something about that Q blew me away. I totally understand the Leica attraction I just don’t understand how to explain it.

  6. Warren Barnes on May 9, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    I wish that they made the same setup with a 45mm lens, like the old Zeiss cameras. That is my favorite overall focal length. Even 40mm would work well. 28 or 35 do not for my shooting. Oh well……

  7. Chris Horn on May 9, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    Thanks so much for this thoughtful, well-reasoned review.

  8. Lydiana Pérez on May 9, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    This video Is truly therapy

  9. J Cooper on May 9, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    The Q2 have to problems, too high price and a fixed lens. A Leica "Q-M" camera with interchangeable lenses, 5.8 Mp EVF and higher resolution sensor could perhaps be interesting

  10. nasserbrn on May 9, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Quick question is the Q2 much better than the Q if you get a very good deal on the Q brand new?

  11. Virginia Hoffman on May 9, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    so what you have one camera that’s not revenue earning, I recently bought a used Leica 246M & three Leica lenses. I love that its small for factor kit that I can go out with and shot with stunning Leica glass with a nearly mechanical camera.

  12. PS on May 9, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    I was planning to use Voigtländer with my Fuji XT3 ..but have second thoughts now seeing your journey to Leica.

  13. Michael Mazor on May 9, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    I have long been tormented by "what camera" to buy next. Like you I am an equipment horse. Swore I would NEVER go digital, thank god I did, it brought photography back to me. I have an M4 and M6 with a 50mm & 35mm Summicron lens. I was thinking about the Z6 with an adapter but something just does not feel right, I suspect, with all the phase detection built into the sensor, you get banding? I use the lenses on my Fuji xe2 and pro one and they are great but I would like the wider angle of view which they provide on full frame. Enter the Q2. 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and macro? I am trying to justify buying this camera. I like the look, unlike a used M9 type 262 (used) I do not like the step, aesthetically, it’s just not attractive.

  14. Marco Ascari on May 9, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    Love you and your passion for photography ❤️

  15. Safal Basantani on May 9, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    I get it! I was trained om digital systems and raised on technology. I wanted to go simple like you but not leica simple, so I got a X100V. Beautiful camera!

  16. Oh fd5 Cty on May 9, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    def not a pro camera though

  17. Stephen C. Butler on May 9, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    Just bought my own Q2 after serious consideration of Cannon R5/R6. Used to own a film M6 years ago and this just brings back to me every reason why I loved my M6 and now Q2. You are right. It is just art in the making and I get your comments about therapy. After being out of pro photography for the last 15 years, I use the Q2 to engage in the world again and are starting to "see again". I’m not even that concerned with the outcome. Just loving the process. Thank you for posting this. I get it! Steve

  18. Ford Roosevelt on May 9, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    For sure. Q2 is a big move and an artistic boost. Enjoy it.

  19. Camila Mejia on May 9, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    Im so happy for you! I don’t quite understand what is so special about it thou, is it the quality of image or the lens ? Handling without a grip wouldn’t that be not that good ? Is it the user interface that’s great ? Thanks!

  20. Blake Aghili on May 9, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    The best way to defend a camera is too take great pics with it and let the work speak for itself

  21. Don Keninitz on May 9, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    I’d love to get an M10 for street photography, but at $10K for a body and lens, I just can’t bring myself to do it, so I’ll stick with my X100V for that. The Q2 is interesting, but if you’re going to spend $5K on one Leica, you may as well go whole hog and just part with the full $10K.

  22. Jonatas C D on May 9, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    this is video is by FAR the best ad possible this camera could ever get

  23. Baladino on May 9, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Hi Snapchick ! This was very heartfelt and I thank you for sharing. On hindsight, would you have opted for a Q2 monochrom? Instead of the regular Q2 ?

  24. Li Wan on May 9, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Congratulations! I get it, I think. Its a very unique feeling that bring this camera in your heart. After watching your video few times, I got myself a Q2 as well. This is my first week with it. It is very different feelings to all my other cameras. Thanks again for sharing !

  25. Mauroplcr on May 9, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Good video as usual .. 🙂 What you say is true, it is really a special camera I bought it some time ago after having the Q and I really enjoyed photographing with it. However, I am still a little disappointed with other cameras taking better photos and for less money.
    Worse still I have just bought the last iphone 12 pro and I find that the photos are even better especially the dynamic range and low light situation. So sometimes I tell myself that putting so much money for this camera … is worth thinking twice before launching. Or maybe it’s me who didn’t understand anything …. 🙂

  26. Red Red on May 9, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    This is a gateway toy to the real system… expect to spend way more on the M bodies and the M lenses. That’s why I try my best to stick with my Fuji which is able to capture great pictures as any Leica every time.

  27. Blake Aghili on May 9, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    What a load of crap LOL
    I own Q2 , M7 and SL2 and never say it’s a therapy LOL

  28. Rastin Azizbigloo on May 9, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    There are three cameras for me that as you said I can establish emotional connection. You just want to take them and go to street and explore the moments. They are Fuji Xpro, Leica q2, and Hasselblad 907x 50c. I do exclusively black and white close range photography. I recently bought an Xpro2 . Hopefully in future I can afford those cameras. I would like to invite you to visit my IG @noir_b_and_w_blanc. Thanks for sharing your experience….Best wishes…

  29. K W on May 9, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Congrats! Appreciated for sharing that excited feeling with us.

  30. kunal dhadse on May 9, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Mounting lenses on Sony to match a Leica? Don’t kid yourself. Nothing match a Leica than a Leica.

  31. Catherine Y on May 9, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    You will want to have the M ! 🙂

  32. Thomas Hilmersen on May 9, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Sounds to me like you fell in love with the lil Q2!

  33. Rafael Rabello on May 9, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    I just bought the Q2 and I have no idea how to use it but your video just gave me a good feeling that I’ve done the right thing . Thanks

  34. Tim Holyoake on May 9, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    I had the same experience with the “Q” . Still my number 1 go to.

  35. mygiguser on May 9, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    After i watched your video, i grabbed my Q and took a pic of my dog. Looking at that picture, i know exactly what you mean. Leica is just special.

  36. Tech NO City on May 9, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    This is why rich people shouldn’t do drugs

  37. Thomas Chin on May 9, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    Everyone thinks the M6 is the ultimate photographers tool back in the 80s. When I started out in photography in the 70s, I never thought my evolution in photography would ever enable me to,dabble with the infamous Leica brand cameras. There was and still is a dynamic reputation and unique relationship a photographer has with thenLeica brand. I always believed that the price and mystique of any Leica camera was for the professionals. But like all serious photographers, their evolution in photography will bring them to the Leica brand. You learn so much with SLRs that you want to improve your photography and save and endeavor yourself to eventually get your hands on a Leica, I did with the classic M6 with 40mm. I experienced the Leica quality image but alas, still evolved with the digital industrial revolution.working with DSLRs for 15 years, with Nikons D750-D850, I saw myself seeking further experiences and going back the finding that Leica image digitally. I left the world of DSLRs and jumped back into the Leica pool, starting with the Leica Vario-x (with automatic focus/zoom) a superb camera and lens combination, love the camera, but once you dabbled with a Leica, you tend to take another step up the Leica ladder. I picked up the Q (also automatic focusing) which only enhanced my desire to climb the ladder higher, superb Leica brand, now I have the Leica M240, which is manual focus, the real Leica experience of manual operation. I had to slowly jump back into manual shooting from years of automatic digital shooting. My transition from automation Leica to back to manual digital was tenuous, but well worth experimenting with the Vario-X and Q. Can’t beat the quality build of a Leica camera, with the introduction of the M10-R…the curiosity and desire is building again…

  38. Linda Norman on May 9, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    Outstanding! Thank you. Getting ready to drive a Jeep and small teardrop around the country. Have found Leica to have some kind of magic my Nikons don’t have. People ask me what that means and I’m lost explaining it. You did a great job. This Q2 would be a good travel camera.

  39. SIKAI HUANG on May 9, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    I believe anyone bought a Leica isn’t based on a sensible business decision but rather than personal and emotional one. It brings out the childish thinking and the pure love of photography when holding a Leica and Q2 specifically. It’s a lovely one and very glad to hear you are a proud owner of a Leica Q2. Curiosity is why not go for the monochrome? 😉

  40. BENJAMIN DE JONGE on May 9, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    Congrats, my wife has the same thing

  41. Alan Platt on May 9, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    I’ve watched a few videos of yours regarding the Leica Q. It’s clear to me it intrigued you somewhat. Of all the camera’s you try out it seems you really want one. Not the Q2 for me but the original Q. I now have one. The journey begins. Perhaps when I’ve totally changed my viewfinder perspective and investigated my 28mm focal length potential, there is I hope, or at least a good chance, for my art of photography to expand. Or if not, become a new adventure in the land of Leica. Keep up the good work, thanks.

  42. megamediker on May 9, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    Some fourty years ago it was a Mamiya 645 that did that to me. I was a student, barely had the money to buy it, but with some help and turning around every nickel, I got it. It was the entry into a very different photography experience, which led me to Hasselblad, RB 67 pro SD, Rollei SL66, and Linhoff cameras. It has been a travel for the ultimate experience. I do know what you are talking about. However, being a native German, I never bought a Leica, even though I am still thinking about it.

    Having the gear, that you need does not mean, that you have the gear you yearn for, the gear that makes the sun rise. Just being around with it, looking is it. How often did I return, not having done a single shot, because it did not feel right. Was I disappointed? Not at all. Very sweet moments and very many of them. Having been nearly blind on one eye in my youth I learned what is so important about art and photography. It is the art of looking and anticipating what the result will be/can be.

    Plus pushing the release button of these cameras, was expensive at that time, nothing in comparison of what it is today. Knowing the different types of film and mastering them, was the other story. Did I love my Hasselblad (500 CM)? Oh yes I did, she was a phenomenal camera. By the way she was the first one I had with a magazine that you could change in daylight. Sounds strange right, was phenomenal at that time. Depth of field she had an indicator on the lens. And but of course, they all were completely manual. Thinking back to them, I did/do not miss a thing. Because first it the thinking and than the how to.
    Roland from good old Germany

  43. olympus2OM on May 9, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Leica M6 or Olympus OM-2N.

  44. Tanja Kappler on May 9, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Very cool, enjoyed your POV. I was wondering about the Leica M-R, will go see if you’ve reviewed it. Thanks

  45. Daniel D'Esposito on May 9, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    This is becoming one of the best photo channels. Can you show us some Leica photos? Maybe in Lightroom so you can also show some of the dynamic range you get. Just to see what you get out of it vs that Fuji 100v.

  46. Michael Minton on May 9, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    You asked, so… I grew up Leica. My dad bought his M3 new in 1965. It’s the camera that documented my family & life for decades. I learned on it as a teen. He gave it to me when I was in my 20s. I had a Konica system in HS & college, but it got retired when I had the M3 to shoot with. Recently I got a used M9 & it sparked the artist in me again. My M lenses are flawless with it & the feel of using it takes me back to how it felt to fall in love with photography in the first place. No software to correct my mistakes. Just a pure camera that renders phenomenal images when I use it right.

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