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Old 10-22-2014   #81
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I would be more inclined to put that $$$ toward the purchase of the M-P.
That's where I was originally headed, but decided to side step and try the X 113. Now that I've been shooting with it for a few weeks, I'm currently of the opinion that I'll keep the M9, and may add the X Vario to my kit.

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Old 10-22-2014   #82
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Wow! ^^^^ Very sharp and nice color rendition.
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A nice kitty portrait! :-)
Beautiful eyes and colors.

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That's where I was originally headed, but decided to side step and try the X 113. Now that I've been shooting with it for a few weeks, I'm currently of the opinion that I'll keep the M9, and may add the X Vario to my kit.

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Sort of what I did Godfrey. I had the idea I'd buy a new T, but for a variety of reasons couldn't even see one in the flesh working locally.

Threw my toys out of the pram, and was about to buy a new Sony A7s until my darling wife insisted I get a Vario, to accompany the X1.

Vario arrived a few days ago, about I haven't had the time to even try it, but will, this weekend.

No M9 here, but am on the lookout for a budget M8, so similar paths.
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Godfrey, do you use it with the EVF or without?
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Old 10-23-2014   #87
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Godfrey, do you use it with the EVF or without?
Both. My usual configuration is with an OVF, AF on Face Detect: I've been delighted with how accurately the X manages to lock in on the correct subject plane in most cases. When I need more accuracy for complex or odd angle shooting, I either use the LCD or the EVF.

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Cool, thanks. If I go for one, I may just use the LCD.
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After shooting a few photos today with the X113, I have to say I'm very pleased. The IQ, or output in jpeg hi contrast nails it for me.

I miss that look I got with my M8 shooting B&W. This is has made me want to keep the settings on the X113 to only shoot B&W. I will shoot my X-Pro & XT1 for color.
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Old 12-06-2014   #90
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Some shots from the drive home tonight. All JPEG's straight from the camera. All shot in standard mode. Nothing special, just wanted to see how the X113 handles color. Have had the camera over a week, no chance to use it.


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Old 12-14-2014   #91
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The Arte di Mano half-case that I ordered for the Leica X typ 113 has arrived.

It fits beautifully and really enhances my grip on the camera: makes it very secure and easy to work with.

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Godrey, that looks great, how much do the case and finder cost?
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Godrey, that looks great, how much do the case and finder cost?
Thanks!

The Arte di Mano case is $265 from Leica Store Miami. It's available in several colors.

The finder is the Leica X1 Brightline Finder, $296 from B&H Photo. (The Voigtländer 35mm Brightline finder for about $90 less works well too; the Leica finder provides a bit more precise framing and is easier to see the framing marks with my glasses on.)

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the Leica finder provides a bit more precise framing and is easier to see the framing marks with my glasses on.)

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And keeps your nose further back from the LCD.
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And keeps your nose further back from the LCD.
A very little bit, it must be said, my glasses being the limit of how close I can get in the first place. ;-)

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very nice case G.
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I sold my Leica M6 and 50mm Summicron cause it's hard to process film where I live now (Malaysia). Recently, my wife gave birth to a baby boy and I'm taking his pics using my old Dlux 4. The pics are ok-ish, but no where up to standards of what I believe should be my baby's first album.

I'm having a hard time deciding on whether to get:
1) Leica X 113
2) Leica Dlux 109
3) Sony a7 w 35mm summarit & novoflex/metabones adapter
4) Sony rx1

So many choices :/

What do you guys think?

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It's hard to say what will work best for you, but I've come to regard the X typ 113 as my standard camera. I find it works brilliantly for me doing photos like what you showed.

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Godfrey, does the Leica X 113 have a thread where you can attach filters on? Wouldn't want to scratch my lens. Wish I could permanently place a B+W filter on it.

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The X-113 has takes 43mm filters.
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As above, it takes 43mm filters. If you want to fit a protective filter, you'll need the filter and a lens cap that fits it.

I don't use protective filters myself. I just fit the lens cap when I'm not shooting. :-)

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I sold my Leica M6 and 50mm Summicron cause it's hard to process film where I live now (Malaysia). Recently, my wife gave birth to a baby boy and I'm taking his pics using my old Dlux 4. The pics are ok-ish, but no where up to standards of what I believe should be my baby's first album.

I'm having a hard time deciding on whether to get:
OT but:
Fuji X-E2 with a XF 35mm. Saying that after using M6, M7, M8.2, X1 and X2 extensively. After that - consider an M8.2.
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Godfrey, congrats on the new camera. It is a very attractive Leica and yes I would definitely buy one if I didn't already have too many cameras...including the X Vario. I have been shooting mainly with the M Mono, M6 ttl and I had been using the Xpro1 for my color digital work.

I won the XV in a photo contest and was pretty sure I would have no use for it and decided to sell it. I figured that it wouldn't really be any better than the fuji after all it uses a similar sensor. Plus, with the Xpro I can use many different lenses..including fast ones like my 35 1.4. But I have to say, I was never really thrilled with the quality coming out of the xtrans. Sometimes I was happy with it, but I began to get tired of the raw processing. I could go on and on about the colors, sharpening etc but I'll cut this a bit short.

I yanked the X Vario off of ebay and decided to use it and I have to say the files are much better. They have an overall "cleaner" quality that I love and much more micro contrast. Plus, they sharpen up so much better...it's not even comparable. I sold my fuji system!
I never owned an M9, but the colors I get out of the XV are the best I have seen in digital.

The zoom lens...Yes, I generally have not been a zoom user but it is quite refreshing in use. It has become an amazing little studio tool. 50mm, 70mm with a leaf shutter & strobes...I love it. So because of that I'm not so sure I would swap for a 113, but I would definitely enjoy using both!
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Godfrey, congrats on the new camera. It is a very attractive Leica and yes I would definitely buy one if I didn't already have too many cameras...including the X Vario.
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The zoom lens...Yes, I generally have not been a zoom user but it is quite refreshing in use. It has become an amazing little studio tool. 50mm, 70mm with a leaf shutter & strobes...I love it. So because of that I'm not so sure I would swap for a 113, but I would definitely enjoy using both!
Thanks! I'm delighted with the X, it's truly a terrific camera.

... As is the X Vario. Interesting story of its acquisition... I too have tried the Fuji cameras and come away un-motivated by the X-Trans sensor. That sensor just seems to take too much work to get what I want out of, never mind my other gripes about Fuji ergonomics. But, heck, others love those cameras and who am I to say what's best? I only know what works best for me.

I've been tempted to add an X Vario to my kit—in doing so I could likely let go of the M9. The X Vario lens is terrific from all the work I've seen posted with it. But I decided that if I want to get a zoom camera, I'd prefer a built-in EVF and image stabilization, and an ultra-zoom range. That would seem a better complement to the fixed lens X and prime lens only M9. So I'm going to give the Panasonic FZ1000 a try.

It's so easy to accumulate too many cameras. :-\

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It's so easy to accumulate too many cameras. :-\

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It is! And that why I decided to scrap one or the other. I don't like to sit and stare at a bunch of systems and hesitate on which one to pack in my bag...and then second guessing myself and bringing both anyway.

And I don't mean to bash on the Fuji...it is a great camera with really nice lenses. I just much prefer the Leica files and it's minimally designed body/menus. I also found myself using the EVF on the X-Pro1 most of the time anyway, and I think the Olympus one is better that I use on the XV. Only, it is a bit of a pain if you are pulling the camera in and out of a bag. Other than that, I really like it.

And I gotta say, I love the High Contrast BW ooc jpegs. I hate how I can't select DNG only , but I leave the BW jpegs on all the time. And then I already have a beautiful conversion.

You have been posting some really nice work with the 113, keep it up!
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X Vario is my main travel camera, supplemented by Nikon Df and 58/1.4G for low-light and portrait/event work, and M Monochrom with 35 Summarit and 50 Summicron for nothing other than my pure pleasure.

Still, XV gets the most use, and in fact is so good that I just ordered the X 113 to for a perfect travel kit. XV for daytime travels, X 113 for indoors and evening. Each as a backup for the other, and both when I want maximum creative potential.
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I've had t X a few months now and have replaced the Nikon Df with a Leica M-E.

The X113 has become my primary camera, used more than any other.
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Leica X113 now there is a Leica Q
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Leica X113 now there is a Leica Q

Would Leica Q sales eat up the X113 sales?
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Would Leica Q sales eat up the X113 sales?
Q is double the price and in a completely different class.

I love the Q, but I'm sticking with the X.
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X Vario is my main travel camera, supplemented by Nikon Df and 58/1.4G for low-light and portrait/event work, and M Monochrom with 35 Summarit and 50 Summicron for nothing other than my pure pleasure.

Still, XV gets the most use, and in fact is so good that I just ordered the X 113 to for a perfect travel kit. XV for daytime travels, X 113 for indoors and evening. Each as a backup for the other, and both when I want maximum creative potential.
Same here, I have the X Vario in use during daytime, the zoom lens is outstanding and practical to use. Very recent got the X 113 also for indoors and in the evening. Great combination.

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I'm late to this party, because I'm always buying used as I don't have the budget for new. It's very personal. The Fuji X series are wonderful, but I had the X100F and just did not like the files I got from it. Maybe it's the XTrans thing, I don't know. It's personal. I preferred the crisp output of my X1 much more, despite having half the resolution, and the shooting experience made me want to use it. So I just bought a used X113. For me, and I emphasize FOR ME, the Leica X is just more enjoyable to use. I like the spare menu and stripped down options. I had an RX1 too, and though the files were lovely, I just did not bond with the camera, the way I did with the quirky X1, despite all it's limitation. The best camera is the one I want to pick up and shoot with. I cannot decide based on spec sheets; the cameras I like often are trashed in that kind of comparison. I shoot an Olympus Pen-F (with the 12-40mm 80% of the time) and now the X113. I loved the X1, the Stylus 1 for convenience, the D-lux 109 for traveling light, the original E-M5 for weather sealing. And my favorite 35mm film camera is an Olympus 35 SP. Still waiting for Olympus to make a digital version. I loved that camera.
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I shoot an Olympus Pen-F (with the 12-40mm 80% of the time) and now the X113. I loved the X1, the Stylus 1 for convenience, the D-lux 109 for traveling light, the original E-M5 for weather sealing. And my favorite 35mm film camera is an Olympus 35 SP. Still waiting for Olympus to make a digital version. I loved that camera.

If only Olympus would make a 35 SP or Trip in digital form. The closest you can get right now would be an Olympus E-PL9 or Pen-F with the Olympus 17mm f1.8 lens. For more resolution, the Panasonic GX9 would be the closest.
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