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Leica X1 AA-filter removal
Old 10-04-2012   #1
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Leica X1 AA-filter removal

Hi!

I really increasingly like the little X1. Stellar lens, performance handling, and size. One thing bothers me a bit, and that is the AA-filter - I miss the crispeness of the M8 and DP2 files at times.
I wonder - does anyone know if the AA-filter on the X1 can be removed? So far I have found no reports about that being done.

I know the filter on the X1 is thin and all that, still curious.

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Old 10-04-2012   #2
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Fixed lens camera, so you'd probably have to dissemble most of the body and components to get to the sensor. You know, the x-pro1/xe-1 have no AA filter and are a similar size, + have the advantage of a built in VF....
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Indeed, I have been looking at the XE-1, and do consider it. I just like the size of the X1. The X-Pro 1 is too large.
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Indeed, I have been looking at the XE-1, and do consider it. I just like the size of the X1. The X-Pro 1 is too large.
Fair enough - when the pancake lens drops later this year the xe-1 + pancake would be a very similar setup lens and size wise to the x1...

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when the pancake lens drops later this year the xe-1 + pancake would be a very similar setup lens and size wise to the x1...
The X1, with the lens retracted is smaller than the X100 (in height) by a good deal. The X1 feels like a lighter barnack and the X100 feels more like a CL.
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The X1, with the lens retracted is smaller than the X100 (in height) by a good deal. The X1 feels like a lighter barnack and the X100 feels more like a CL.
For sure. Still not a big difference though, and the lens still has to extend sometime!
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