Glenn Charles

AERIAL | TRAVEL | LIFE-STYLE

Photographer/Videographer specializing in Life Style, Travel, and Aerial Imagery.  FAA 107 Certified for sUAS flight operations throughout the US.  Fully insured.  Videography work is limited to Aerial productions.

Based in Maine (May-December) and SWFL (Jan - April). Available for travel year round.

The Leica Q

My search for high quality, full frame, fixed lens 'grab' camera has now ended.  While the Sony RX1 came close, it was a Sony, with all the issues that come with that...  After reviewing everything there was on the Q and spending a weekend with my good friend Brady and his trusty little beast, I made the plunge.  

Selling off my Nikon gear I am now officially 'All In' with Leica.  The advent of the Q and now the SL gives me the opportunity to have  a single system ranging from a small compact (Q), to traditional rangefinders (MM & M240), film(tbd), and state of the art interchangeable mirrorless bodies (SL), all capable of using the magnificent line of Leica Glass.

What follows is a visual tour of my first weekend shooting the camera.  I had the chance to shoot this in every possible way including from the hip on a bike to night time street shots all the way to more contemplative image making.  I can say without a doubt that this is the real deal and is no way a product of the Red Dot hype. 

 Stunning image rendering from the fixed Leica lens

Stunning image rendering from the fixed Leica lens