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Old 06-12-2012   #1
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Leica X2--Pics

Ok the X2 is out and many of us either have them or they are in transit. Let's show off this fun camera! X2 only please and it's up to you if you want talk about details. I do think we should have our own catagory like the Nex or Micro 4/3's, what do you think?
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Arizona Biltmore with Camelback Mountain in the background.



X2, ISO 100, F8.0, 1/250. Raw file with Auto tone and white balance in LR3.6. Also straightened slightly.
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Manual focus and spot meter.



ISO 200, F2.8, 1/100 raw file some processing in LR3.6
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I'm interested to see some of the posts Jim, very nice. I must say the IQ from the X1 was excellent, I'm sure the X2 will continue and improve on it's predecessor.

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Manual scale focused set 4 - 9 feet and locked. F8, ISO 800, 1/30 using internal flash. I find with a fast moving kid (what 2 year old likes to vacumn?) this is a good setup. Sometimes I attach a SF24 just to get more reach. PP in LR 3.6 Auto tone, small cropping, noise reduction added.

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Congratulations, Jim!

Looks like a bright day in the Sw part of the country and perfect for trying out a new camera!

Looks like you got it dialed in!

And, yes, we would most definitely prefer a separate forum for the Leica X cameras.

Would also love to see a thread started with individual reviews, experiences, tips and suggestions (where bashers are not welcomed ) for learning more about these cameras.

Thanks for starting this thread. Looking forward to more images soon!
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I also prefer a separate thread for Leica X difficult though to prevent troll gate crushers. Nice shots J crutcher, love that 1st pic.
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I also prefer a separate thread for Leica X difficult though to prevent troll gate crushers. Nice shots J crutcher, love that 1st pic.

Thank you!
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Hey, Jim...how about a picture of the X1 and X2 together?
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Great idea Dave! Yes, let's see those beauties together.
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Sure I'll do that, might add a Barnack for comparison. It will be later today before I can get to it.

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3200 ISO, F2.8. 1/30 LR3.6 adjustments --auto white balance, +17 black point, no noise or other exposure. Standard LR +25 sharpening. All from the raw file. B&W converted in Silver EFEX Pro 2 full spectrum inverse setting.

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X1, IIIC (K), X2




Please excuse the poor rush photo. The X2 is actually smaller than a barnack.
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Very very cool jcrutcher. Makes me want a black X1.
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Very very cool jcrutcher. Makes me want a black X1.
X2 + X2 = 2X2

2X2 = 4k

1M9=7k

7k-4k=3k

3k=money in the bank!

Therefore, why not get both?
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X2 + X2 = 2X2

2X2 = 4k

1M9=7k

7k-4k=3k

3k=money in the bank!

Therefore, why not get both?
Haha Dave, you lost me with some of those equations. I sold the M9 and two lenses, but bought the X2 and an Olympus E-M5 with 20mm Panasonic. Therefore, the money that went in the bank, stays in the bank. I truly don't need a second Leica X. I'd love to have one, but I don't want to pay for it.
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oh wow a leica lets give it its own forum
(btw I love the pictures)
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...bought the X2 and an Olympus E-M5 with 20mm Panasonic.
Interesting, I'm thinking to put the Olympus OM-5 (with the M lens adapter) beside my x1 (instead of upgrading to x2) and use with it my 35 or 50 cron for when I need a medium tele. Not sure if it was Keith but I read here anywhere that manual focusing with the EM-5 is not bad at all. The only doubt is that they are two so different cameras...
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Interesting, I'm thinking to put the Olympus OM-5 (with the M lens adapter) beside my x1 (instead of upgrading to x2) and use with it my 35 or 50 cron for when I need a medium tele. Not sure if it was Keith but I read here anywhere that manual focusing with the EM-5 is not bad at all. The only doubt is that they are two so different cameras...
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Jim, don't you just love the IQ? And the bw image at 3200 shows no noise that I can detect.
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Dave, yes it's fantasti, not an M9 but damn good. The lat few today are jpg out of the camera, slight exposure and sharping but no noise reduction ( other than what the camera did) my iPad won't import the raw file. I'm out of town again. This is quickly becoming my non-m9 or film camera.

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Wow, Jim...I haven't tried that setting yet! Nicely rendered images!
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Hey, John...(jsrocket)...

Got any photos to post yet? Can't wait to see that Leica II with the X2!
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Day 2 with the X2. From my routine visit to this local antique shop on Valencia.













ISO 800-1600. Shot with either CV 35mm VF, LCD or hip-shot. Developed in LR3 with minimal PP. No noise reduction or cropping.
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many goods photos, I specially like the ones with the trees.
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Day 2 with the X2. From my routine visit to this local antique shop on Valencia.

ISO 800-1600. Shot with either CV 35mm VF, LCD or hip-shot. Developed in LR3 with minimal PP. No noise reduction or cropping.

Nice job! Is that Lotta's on Polk?
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Coelacanth, First this is a nice set of images as always. Just curious as to how you find the CV finder...is it reasonably accurate?
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jcrutcher, thanks. It's "Stuff" on Valencia next to 101 overpass. My current favorite in the city.

muser53, Thank you.
CV VF: accurate enough, as much as any optical viewfinders are. (I'm just used to using them on Barnack Leica.) Those shots are taken with 28mm version because I didn't have 35mm one till late Saturday. I just compensated the FOV difference in my head. Now that I have 35mm version, I think it works just fine. For close distance, just use the dotted line for the top edge, nose of KIWI adapter tube (if you have it) as bottom edge of parallax adjustment. For closer distance, well, OVFs aren't made for that so LCD would be better choice.

BTW, because of EVF connector, X2's hot shoe is sitting a bit higher than X1. It's like Leica I = X1, Leica II = X2. Kinda appropriate.
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Been busy with work and haven't got much of shooting time (and I just got the camera on Friday) but here are some new shots from today. I'm loving the simplicity, and at least for me, focusing is more than fine.













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Hey, Sug...enjoying these b/w photos!
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Thanks Dave. All photos in my last post were in San Francisco Financial District and near my apartment around Hayes Valley area. Posts one before was in/near my Apt and office shots in Redwood City.
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Thanks Dave. All photos in my last post were in San Francisco Financial District and near my apartment around Hayes Valley area. Posts one before was in/near my Apt and office shots in Redwood City.
Hey, I checked your blog and like it a lot!

Did you use AF or MF for these? I am finding MF is extremely easy to use and is faster than my M3 with 0 focus time and no shutter lag.
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