Luminous Landscape now has it's Leica X1 Field Review up.
X1 Field Review
MR isn't going to get one....
For $900 less you can get a Lumix G1, GH1 and GF1 and a superb f1.7 40mm optic (which with Panasonic's very fast contrast AF focuses far faster than the X1) that more than compensates for the lower noise at ISO's higher than 800 you need the X1 for.
Life is an infinite series of moments called..."now".
My job is to capture them.
I was surprised to read that MR felt the X1 and M9 put in a similar performance at ISO 1600+. I haven't been impressed with M9 high ISO, and I thought that any camera supposedly featuring the Sony sensor from the D300/90/5000 would walk all over the M9 beyong ISO 1600.
Don't get me wrong - I know high ISO isn't everything, and if I had the $$, I would be on a list somewhere for my M9!
MR completely forgot to evaluate the cameras against one another in the "useful as a fashion accessory" category.
My "Fashion Accessory" ranking is this:
2. EP-1 (if the chrome is not worn off)
4. GF1 with EVF
5. GH1 (looks too much like a shrunken canikon)
If this is significant to one's evaluation, it might well sway one's decision.
Casio vs Rolex debates anyone?
In understated matte black it goes well with Ninja-style outfits but can complement a sleek evening gown at Le Casino de Monte-Carlo.
Its design philosophy is inspired by Q (the guy, not M the camera)
Perfect for you, Cam
No doubt, a night vision lens unit can be expected but distribution will be exclusively via the usual arms suppliers.
Last edited by Bob; 12th November 2009 at 09:42.
Isn't M a woman?
M262 ZM 25/2.8 35/1.4 50/2 85/2
but also (dating myself, which is not nearly as much fun as dating another) only recently
Actually, the GF1 goes very well with my Ulysse Nardin GMT. The black against the rose gold is a nice compliment.
Hmm, I don't think it would go with my Che Guevara Swatch