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Old 06-17-2012   #26
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All f11 400iso
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Old 06-17-2012   #27
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Wow, Jim...I haven't tried that setting yet! Nicely rendered images!
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Old 06-18-2012   #28
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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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Old 06-23-2012   #29
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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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great images you all" Thank you so much!
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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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How is manual focusing with it?
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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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Some city snaps.















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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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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.
Thank Dave. Actually, I find myself using the face detection a lot. With film, I regularly shoot zone-focus and non-viewfinder (hipshot) on street. Also I shoot very high ISO (I often push to 1600 on film) even in bright day light, coupling with fast shutter speed and small aperture so DOF takes care of focusing to certain degree, and face detection can help even further, for both exposure (when I'm using AE) and focus.

It is great that I can do pretty much exactly how I shoot with film, and added technology of digital camera can help. I'm finding X2 is not getting in my way of shooting.
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Sug, do you face detection even when not photographing people? I'm just curious because I never even thought of using this mode.
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Sug, do you face detection even when not photographing people? I'm just curious because I never even thought of using this mode.
My main use for it is to shoot people quickly without framing through viewfinder (ie hipshot) thought face detection mode will act as regular 11 point focus when no faces are found so I could leave that one if I forget to switch back.

For example, I could pretend I was shooting buildings without focusing/AE to the guy smoking then reframe.

But again, I'm using this camera pretty much as "digital barnack" and super precise focusing isn't really high priority.
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A few shots from bike ride yesterday. M2+Cron50 was the main camera, but it was so easy to take the X2.


Cron had "sunglass" on because I had +2 pushed film in M2.


Alice's.


Riding Hwy 1.


Cappuccino after getting back to the city.


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I must resist looking at any of these pictures ...........
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I must resist looking at any of these pictures ...........

Gil, just close your eyes, and peek every once in awhile... Resistance is futile.

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Matching sleeves for the brothers. by Suguru Nishioka, on Flickr


Police busting in, shot through door peephole.
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I've been chimping Dave.....
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not to sound like a jerk off or to point fingers (thats not my intention at all), but why spend over 2k on a juiced up p&s camera when you could get a full m4/3 set up or a sony nex setup for the same price and get essentially the same IQ?

basically how do you justify spending 2k on a camera for snapshots? ive thought long and hard about getting an m8 or x1 before but could never get myself to do it.
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