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Thorsten von Overgaard Gallery Store: "The Leica Q Know-All eBook"




"The Leica Q Know-All eBook"
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Released April 2018




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Table of Contents:



Introduction 9

What is so great about the Leica Q? 11
A Leica with built-in selfie stick 17 · A portable camera · Simply a camera 24
Why is it called a camera? 26 · A perfect reportage camera 28
Quiet as a Leica 34 · The success of the Leica Q 38 · Low Light Tradition 40
The art of composing with a 28mm lens 42 · How do you use a 28mm lens? 49
Depth of Field 80 · f/1.7 or Automatic Aperture? 91 Macro Depth of Field 94 

Behind the Leica Q 96
The History of the Leica Q 28mm Lens 99
The Ideal Street Photography Camera 100
AF and Maximum Snapshot Success” 106 · How to Focus the Leica Q 112
How I use “1-Point Auto Focus 119 · Moving the Focus Point 123
Face Detection Focus · Everything if Focus 126
Educate People 129 · Shooting Series Instead of Singles 134

Always Wear a Camera 139
Getting Colors Right on the Leica Q 142 · Thomas Kelvin 150
Setting the White Balance on the Leica Q 159 · Auto White Balance 162
EVF Electronic Viewfinder 169 · Adjusting the EVF Brightness 177
EVF Sharpness 181 · Diopter Adjustment 182 · Touch Screen 184

Light Metering on the Leica Q 187
Manipulating the Light Meter 192 · Locking light meter from AF (AEL) 197
Compensation with the Thumbs Wheel 201
Shutter Times and Electronic Shutter 205

Which SD-Card to use in the Leica Q? 208
Leica Q Lens Shade 210 · The Leica Q Stealth Cover 215
The Leica Q Battery and Charger 216 · Battery Sawing Set to 2 Minutes 217
Updating the Leica Q Firmware 218 · Leica Q App and WiFi (WLAN) 220

The 28mm in Leica History 226
The First Leica 28mm Lens 235 · Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) 236
Image Optimization in the Background 238 · The Leica Q Macro Lens 241
The “Leica Glow and the Leica Philosophy 243

Black and White Image Quality 251
Color Image Quality 253 · Embedded vs. Adobe Standard Profiles 255

You Will Want a Leica M 263
Leica Q Special editions 272

Video on the Leica Q 281
Leica Q Landscape Photography 283
Errors on the Leica Q 285
Leica Q Definitions 288
Straps for the Leica Q 306

“Take a break and learn to see” 309
Enjoy the Leica Q 320  

Appendix 323



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Thorsten Overgaard
Thorsten von Overgaard is a Danish writer and photographer, specializing in portrait photography and documentary photography, known for writings about photography and as an educator. Some photos are available as signed editions via galleries or online. For specific photography needs, contact Thorsten Overgaard via e-mail.

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