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Old 07-04-2012   #51
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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.
Ummm...the OP posted this thread as X2 photos only IIRC.... Maybe you can start your own thread with this as the lead question?
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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?
In a way you're right, but ergonomically I prefer the X2. It works the way I expect a camera to work. The rest get in the way with poor menus / controls. The X2 stays out of your way.

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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.
The camera allows me to make the same photos I would with a DSLR and a 35mm equivalent lens. Not sure why you think it would be different.
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Ummm...the OP posted this thread as X2 photos only IIRC.... Maybe you can start your own thread with this as the lead question?
why start my own thread when i can hear it from the horses mouth? i dont need a thread full of responses.. just needed the opinion of one person.

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In a way you're right, but ergonomically I prefer the X2. It works the way I expect a camera to work. The rest get in the way with poor menus / controls. The X2 stays out of your way.



The camera allows me to make the same photos I would with a DSLR and a 35mm equivalent lens. Not sure why you think it would be different.
i see your point on ergonomics but the difference is $$$. my point in the second statement was that i often debated dropping $2k on an m8 but decided against it when i can have a canon 5d classic and a set of primes for the same price.

i guess it just comes down to me being a broke college student haha. now that the x2 has come out i have been debating an x1 more and more though.
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why start my own thread when i can hear it from the horses mouth? i dont need a thread full of responses.. just needed the opinion of one person.



i see your point on ergonomics but the difference is $$$. my point in the second statement was that i often debated dropping $2k on an m8 but decided against it when i can have a canon 5d classic and a set of primes for the same price.

i guess it just comes down to me being a broke college student haha. now that the x2 has come out i have been debating an x1 more and more though.
Steven, with all due respect, this thread is for pictures, not discussions of why the camera is "worth" $2000. There are already plenty of negative posts and threads with rebuttals and reasons why we like the X cameras. We have tried to get a forum just for the X cameras but have to make do with just a thread or so here and there on specifics, such as the pictures we like to share.

It is only good form to allow the thread to concentrate on images, not discussions of which camera, etc. in order for us, who have or are interested in having an X camera, don't have to sort through dedicated threads for this information. Others have kindly allowed this thread to progress to this point and it is much appreciated.

We would be happy to discuss your questions in a dedicated thread about whatever you have.
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Thank you all for posting X2 photos, this is a wonderful camera as anyone who is fortunate to own one. If you don't want to post photos from an x2 this is not the place to make comparisons. Remember life is full of choices and once you make one you it isn't necessary to explain or defend.

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Jim,

Can you tell any difference between photos with the X1 and the X2? Can't say as I have heard anyone mention it yet....
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I have not done comparisons but will when I get a chance. Off the cuff I would say they are real close in IQ. The X2 appears to have slightly better dynamic range and more accurate colors ( which may be the awb which I shoot 99 %). Auto focus is better as is battery life. They are so close it would take a real expert which isn't me to make sense of it. I'll send you some shots when I get a chance.

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Jim,
It is interesting how the X2 (and the X1) are so complementary to the M9 (and the M8).

Here is a link that shows, to my eye, a comparison of the M9 with the X2 and to my eye, the X2 image is a bit better...notice the color moire effect on the tallest building in the background with the M9 image. PP? Who knows?

http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-...166-m9-x2.html

The point is that the X2 is not only a digital barnack but a perfect companion for the digital M-bodies.
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Jim,
It is interesting how the X2 (and the X1) are so complementary to the M9 (and the M8).

Here is a link that shows, to my eye, a comparison of the M9 with the X2 and to my eye, the X2 image is a bit better...notice the color moire effect on the tallest building in the background with the M9 image. PP? Who knows?

http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-...166-m9-x2.html

The point is that the X2 is not only a digital barnack but a perfect companion for the digital M-bodies.

I agree Dave they do go together very well and its easy to put a X in your pocket. I travel with that combo plus an M film, this last week was M7.

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Here are a few photos - mainly playing with the handling...







Re: LR3 & X2 files - I'm finding I need to pull the reds back quite a lot... anybody else notice this?
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Some nice ones there jky.
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Some nice ones there jky.
Thanks, John.

Here's one from Lake Louise Alberta

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@jky: a nice photo, taken with a good camera (I have the x1 myself) but what really hits me here is a great landscape! I hope to see it personally one day...
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@jky: a nice photo, taken with a good camera (I have the x1 myself) but what really hits me here is a great landscape! I hope to see it personally one day...
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Robert, give me a shout if that day comes and we'll grab some good grade A Alberta beef for dinner.

My purpose with the photo (Lake Louise) was to play with the camera's dynamic range. I had exposed for the sky and managed to pull out some decent detail in the shadows and highlights....

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At a Super 8 Motel in Kamloops, B.C.

Nicely done! Simple and elegant...if you had not mentioned the name of the motel, it could have been anywhere...I like this rendering!
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Thanks Dave & John.
The light was just too nice to pass up. Still enjoying the X2 but the slow shot to shot times sometimes kills me (but that's for another thread).
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Very nice photos in this thread. I'm particularly impressed with the (at least perceived) wide dynamic range of this camera.
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Been too busy to post much this week.

We had visitors last week for a brief day and a half or so. My partner's sister and niece. Took them to Great America amusement park. I thought these photos were fun, if not always perfect quality-wise:

Visit with Pia and The Bomb

(Three minute video of the stills.)
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