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Street Photos - with your Leica X (all models)
Old 06-19-2016   #1
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Street Photos - with your Leica X (all models)

Inspiration needed.

I have been looking at the L camera forum and I was surprised to see that Hartmut uses his X1 and V-Lux for street photos along with various other cameras for different uses. His work is really very good!

So now I am inspired to get busy with the X1 and shoot my interpretation of "street". My files have not been migrated from my old dying Dell computer hard drive, so I will work on that today and post later. But after years of using the X1, I am more interested in shooting a new series of street photos as a new project...

Please post your street photos with any model of Leica X camera so I may learn from you. This should be fun!
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Found one on the new computer, not street per se, but one that is recent anyway...

Spring 2016 with Leica X1:
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I'm not much into street but I'll give a look at my LR archive when back home tomorrow, ciao,
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No problem, Robert, I don't either ... But that is the whole purpose of this thread, providing an opportunity to use my X1 in a different way than before.

This will be a slow thread to get traction but it should be very interesting to watch it evolve.
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Okay, so these are not the street shots I am looking to do with the X1. But, while I await Hartmut and you folks, this will have to suffice.

Come on, you folks have 'em, post yours!

I hope to find a little time this week to walk the old town for a half hour or so to get some images of daily life on the square. It would be nice to get out.

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Dave, here I am. It took a little bit time for complete my registration. I want to take part with some pictures. Critics and comments are welcome!

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Dave, here I am. It took a little bit time for complete my registration. I want to take part with some pictures. Critics and comments are welcome!

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Welcome Hartmut!

You will find a friendly bunch here no matter what camera you are using! robertblu will be contacting you soon to say hello.

Nice photo!!! Now we're cooking!
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Welcome Hartmut.
I too am a huge fan of this diminutive X1, although it's later relation the X-Vario has meant it has languished a bit. For travel, either is a perfect companion.

I thought I recognized the image Robert posted, so dug into my archives and found one from a similar area, I hope?

Either way, the X1, and especially with the 36mm optical finder and completely manual focus/exposure is as quick as anything out there. And the files, oh my goodness, the files.
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OK, one more, I don't want to hog this thread, just enthuse abut the camera.
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Love these, Gary!! Thank you for posting.. We would love to see more!

And you are so right... once I got used to MF and stopping down, the X1 is so nice to use quickly! The files, yes the files! Great files as usual.
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Hi, Helen!

I was hoping you would stop by! Thank you for posting your exquisite photos! You have become the inspiration I needed to change my shooting and I am now committed to shooting the X1 like a street shootin' maniac! Discreetly of course...
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Totally agree Helen, fabulous.
In my shots I always used A/F, I mean that's why I bought a digital, right? And for 99% of the time the A/F is sound, and works as advertised, so the use of M/F is really just me having fun, not a necessity.

The camera I bought as we traveled out of NZ to Europe, on the first stop in Singapore. It was a flight of fancy I had, "gotta get one of these X1's". I even left a couple of decent digital's at home on the chance of getting the X1, and took only an M6, a couple of lenses, and some film. I figured I'd shoot Europe with film, and "maybe" use the X1. Then I realised I had to use it in "tourist mode" no finder, just the LCD, OMG, how could an old fart cope with that?

Turns out the M6 shot a roll and a half, and the X1, well about 1000 shots, virtually all of them DNG/and B&W JPEG, I simply loved the B&W output, straight from the camera.

You now have me wound up again to dig it out and use it some more.
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Beam me up ....
by Helen Hill, on Flickr
Wow! That one really caught my attention!
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Here are a few from a recently acquired Leica X2.
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Wonderful colors in the beam me up photo Helen!!
Truly magical
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Welcome Hartmut.
I too am a huge fan of this diminutive X1, although it's later relation the X-Vario has meant it has languished a bit. For travel, either is a perfect companion.

I thought I recognized the image Robert posted, so dug into my archives and found one from a similar area, I hope?

Either way, the X1, and especially with the 36mm optical finder and completely manual focus/exposure is as quick as anything out there. And the files, oh my goodness, the files.
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Great! The world is not so large! It's the "Gallleria Vittorio Emanuele" in Milan!
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Wonderful colors in the beam me up photo Helen!!
Truly magical
Dang, I made it downtown and time was tight so I looked around for good light...not so good and it was after lunch so the cafe tables outside were empty as were the sidewalks. Must have been too hot.

I will try again later this week in the evening hours around 6-9pm when it is cooler. I am itching to shoot street with the X1 now! A whole different mindset.
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Dang, I made it downtown and time was tight so I looked around for good light...not so good and it was after lunch so the cafe tables outside were empty as were the sidewalks. Must have been too hot.

I will try again later this week in the evening hours around 6-9pm when it is cooler. I am itching to shoot street with the X1 now! A whole different mindset.

How Dave? I mean, what set-up etc?

I used mine all in tourist mode, with the LCD, and A/F A/E, when in Europe.

But thinking it through more recently, I'd be planning to use the 36mm optical finder (or any 35mm finder, that would suffice).
Then I'd be setting an aperture that allowed me to zone focus, manually. And from there either completely manual exposure, so setting the shutter speed as well, or aperture priority. Not sure (can't remember) if the X1 allows manual setting of exposure with auto ISO, don't think it does, but that would be anther way.

Small, lightweight, easily concealed, and quick to use. A digital Barnack if ever there was.
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How Dave? I mean, what set-up etc?

I used mine all in tourist mode, with the LCD, and A/F A/E, when in Europe.

But thinking it through more recently, I'd be planning to use the 36mm optical finder (or any 35mm finder, that would suffice).
Then I'd be setting an aperture that allowed me to zone focus, manually. And from there either completely manual exposure, so setting the shutter speed as well, or aperture priority. Not sure (can't remember) if the X1 allows manual setting of exposure with auto ISO, don't think it does, but that would be anther way.

Small, lightweight, easily concealed, and quick to use. A digital Barnack if ever there was.
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Gary, yes, that is exactly the way I have it set up! With Aperture priority that gives me the scale focus I need. Very fast!

I hope to get a few tomorrow that I can post.
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God luck then.

With an optical finder too?

I got one recently, and haven't really used it, it's nice, very nice in fact, but just adds a bit more "size" and is something else I have to remove each time I put the camera back into the case. It would be OK if I was walking about all day with it attached of course.
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Nice, Hartmut!! Seems we do like our X1 for street! Thanks for posting.:-))
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Thank You 'Macfiend'

I see we have both gone from 'big' digi's to the ease and lure of compact... wink,wink

I too Love the X2, X series cameras
Your Street shots though sad were strong in depicting the harsh realities of Life on the Street
Yes, I agree with Helen... Nicely done!

Since I now use scale distance on MF, I have developed a fast shooting setup that works for me. I hope to do as well as you.
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"street" in the woods, I hope it qualifies for this thread !
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I have loved this one, Robert, since the first day I saw it!
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