Regarding Leica Q3

German camera company Leica today announced the Q3, which is now available for preorder. While being tempted to trade in Q2 and upgrade, I am overly enamored with my existing equipment, which more than achieves the “good enough” threshold.

I obtained Leica Q2 on the last day of 2019—and wrote a review two years later (do read it). For sure the new thing tempts, but I must resist—and for another reason that will be explained below.

If you are interested in the Q3 (and you should be) here are a few initial reviews:

My other reason for passing is the Q2 Monochrom, which I only recently have started to give due attention. The Featured Image—of Anthony, one of the “Cats of University Heights“—comes from the camera. Vitals, aperture manually set: f/5.6, ISO 200, 1/80 sec, 28mm; 9:43 a.m. PDT, Oct. 23, 2022.

There is a purity about black and white photography that I should experience before ever considering something else. Besides, I am an amateur shooter, who simply can’t justify the expense. But I can wish.