TESTED & RATED A rangefinder by any other name has always been the choice camera for the street photographer who favor a camera that is portable, quiet, unobtrusive, fast to focus, and has a bright lens. The Leica M series has always been one of the favorites in this category, but it might have a compelling contender in the compact Leica Q (Type 116).
First, the similarities; both the M and Q have a full-sized 24MP 35mm sensor, share the same signature Leica look and feel, and are one of those cameras that are in the price range of: ‘If you have to ask, you can’t afford it’.
Permanently affixed to the Q is a gorgeous Summilux 28mm f/1.7 lens. The wide angle is very versatile and is ideal as a companion on a stroll around town. Sharp all throughout, the lens produces