Andrew Kim of Minimally Minimal reviews the Leica Q
If you don’t follow Andrew Kim’s Minimally Minimal blog you should. Andrew is a talented young designer who works for Microsoft on developing future products. This report in 2014 describes his work on the Xbox and his re-imagining of the company’s branding, titled “The Next Microsoft.”
On his sublimely designed blog, Andrew tests products that catch his discerning eye. His photographs and his descriptions are wonderful and I am immediately interested when he tackles a product or subject near to my heart. So it is with the Leica Q, reviewed here. The Q, itself designed by high-flyer Vincent Laine is just the sort of camera Andrew would love.:
…..in June, Leica surprised everyone with a completely new camera - the Leica Q. It’s everything we dreamed Leica would make - a compact street camera with a fast auto focus lens, full-frame sensor, and built-in viewfinder. Best of all, the Q costs only $4250. It may seem like a lot compared to other brands but for a full-frame Leica with true substance, it’s a bargain.
The review is a delight, not just for the images of the camera but of the superb images from the camera. This is one of the most captivating appraisals of the Q that I have read so far.