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    X1 image thread

    Not sure how many forum members have one, but I thought I would start a thread dedicated to images made with the X1. Here are some color shots from a recent shooting.




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    Beautiful images Mark!!!

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    roanjoh, thanks for your comment.

    Charles, love how the light creates the drama in #3! excellent capture!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShiroKuro View Post

    Stellar.

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    A few X1 images to share...











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    A few more here:











    And a couple in color:



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    Ashwin: Very nice. Did you pick up an IPad too? The color in the last one's great.

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    Tried to use the X1 in mf mode to shoot fast moving subjects. Nr 3 is cropped.
    Last edited by retow; 19th June 2010 at 02:58.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    Ashwin: Very nice. Did you pick up an IPad too? The color in the last one's great.
    +1. Yes! Very nice.

    (And, inquiring minds want to know)

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    Quote Originally Posted by retow View Post
    Tried to use the X1 in mf mode to shoot fast moving subjects. Nr 3 is cropped.
    Excellent. looks like it's working!

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    Berlin Subway, Leica X1, 1600 asa, manual focus

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    Berlin Subway, Leica X1, 1600 asa, manual focus
    Very nice b/w, and excellent high ISO result.

    Welcome to the forum. Great first post, let's see much more!!

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    Re: X1 image thread

    A lot of good images from the X1.

    Farnesworth welcome to the forum!

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    Ashwin, love the shot with the kites and the hill!

    retow, looks like you had a fun time with MF

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    Lloyd and Matt: Yes, I did get an iPad. I am trying to figure out how to get my flickr to play nice on the iPad, or else I may download my images to the ipad via iphoto. That screen is lovely!!! It's a very functional device, definitely a worthy purchase!

    Retow: Great images. I'll have to give MF a try

    Mark. Thanks! That was my fav as well!

    Farnesworth: nice capture/environmental portrait

    Terry: Do you have any more shots up your sleeve?
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    Ashwin - I only had the X1 on loan and don't currently own one. When I was testing out the X1 I also got the medium format bug so, not buying anything for right now (iPads exluded) until I figure out what I really want.

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    Re: X1 image thread

    A few shots from a recent day at the park:




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    Quote Originally Posted by markwon View Post
    A few shots from a recent day at the park:
    Very nice, Mark. A very classic Leica look to these.

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    Mark, those are awesome images. I love the glasses image!
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    Thank you all for the excellent shots. It's good to see personal styles that are so different.

    Please look at Farnesworth's ISO 3200 shots on his superb blog ("Spreading rumours and lies ..." and "I'm deranged"). They look very clean to me. "I'm deranged" looks great in the smoothness and the detail. Anyone: are they better than what the M8 or M9 could achieve?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mango View Post
    Thank you all for the excellent shots. It's good to see personal styles that are so different.

    Please look at Farnesworth's ISO 3200 shots on his superb blog ("Spreading rumours and lies ..." and "I'm deranged"). They look very clean to me. "I'm deranged" looks great in the smoothness and the detail. Anyone: are they better than what the M8 or M9 could achieve?
    Do you have a link to the blog?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    Do you have a link to the blog?
    http://farnesworth.com/

    It's in his signature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mango View Post
    http://farnesworth.com/

    It's in his signature.
    Thanks. Hadn't noticed... since he's new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mango View Post
    Thank you all for the excellent shots. It's good to see personal styles that are so different.

    Please look at Farnesworth's ISO 3200 shots on his superb blog ("Spreading rumours and lies ..." and "I'm deranged"). They look very clean to me. "I'm deranged" looks great in the smoothness and the detail. Anyone: are they better than what the M8 or M9 could achieve?
    I have to admit, I'm impressed. I honestly don't think my M8 performs that well at high ISO.

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    Farnesworth, you're most welcome! Marvelous capture.
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    Thank you everyone for such a welcoming forum.

    I have no hesitation in using 3200 with this camera - some of the colour pics are extremely useable, but as ever, the light source can make a big difference to noise etc.

    I used no noise reduction other than LR2 defaults - and in fact often add grain with Silver Efex. LR3 seems to have fantastic noise reduction built in, but falls over too often at the moment.

    Compared with my M8, I think the X1 has 1.5 to 2 stops better high iso. Also at 3200 the X1 keeps colour and saturation well, unlike the M8. Hardly suprising given 3 or 4 years of sensor development between the two....

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    Lovely blog Farnesworth (is it Darren?)
    simple and good - and that's a great shot with the X1 too.

    Just this guy you know

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    Thanks Jono - It's Cyrus (I mucked up the signature - must change it!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashwinrao1 View Post
    Lloyd and Matt: Yes, I did get an iPad. I am trying to figure out how to get my flickr to play nice on the iPad, or else I may download my images to the ipad via iphoto. That screen is lovely!!! It's a very functional device, definitely a worthy purchase!

    Retow: Great images. I'll have to give MF a try

    Mark. Thanks! That was my fav as well!

    Farnesworth: nice capture/environmental portrait

    Terry: Do you have any more shots up your sleeve?
    Thanks for the encouragement. I was surprised about the percentage of shots "in focus", I'd say about 6-7 out of 10 were pretty ok. So with other words, the X1 is absolutely usable for mf and zf as far as I'm concerned. I only wished that switching from af to mf and vice versa could be done via dedicated button, with one click, maybe a firmware update will address this
    The quality of the files produced by the X1 is superb, as shown by the many excellent photos in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShiroKuro View Post

    ShiroKuro: Lovely shotsl

    Quote Originally Posted by ashwinrao1 View Post

    A few more here:
    Ashwin: congrats on your new acquisition. You are off to a tremendous start with the new toy..as usual

    Regards.

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    Lloyd and Ashwin, thank you for your comments!

    Lloyd--are you planning to give the X1 a try at all for yourself?
    Ashwin--it looks like you're getting more and more comfortable with the X1. Looking forward to seeing more!

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    Lloyd and Ashwin, thank you for your comments!

    Lloyd--are you planning to give the X1 a try at all for yourself?
    I'm certainly giving it serious consideration. I love the focal length, and from the results I'm seeing, I can't see why not. There are some little issues I'd like to be different (e.g., shutter lag, switch to manual focus, etc.), but we'll see how the next firmware update goes. I just know I'm impressed so far... your nice images in particular.

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    Lloyd, it's worth your consideration. I have been tweeking settings to get the most out of the camera and shooting exclusively using a 35 mm viewfinder and 11 point focus to achieve the results that I am liking quite a bit.
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    A bit of X1 bokeh...



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    And a few knots from the pier.....the lens seems fairly sharp





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    Ashwin: Nice composition, light , and selective focus!

    Cheers, Matt

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    PS: And the ones that you posted while i was writing the first comment are really spectacular. I'd say that it's pretty sharp.

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    And a couple more:





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    Ashwin: Fisherman's Terminal. Very nice indeed! You're not making it easy for a equipment junky like me to avoid the X1. Cheers, Matt

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    Hi Matt,
    Thanks! I am very impressed by this little camera, and think it will be fun to use as a 1 camera/1 lens solution. I have a nice Fogg bag coming for it soon...I am thrilled with the camera...and that silent shutter....IQ is much better, to my eyes, than the GF-1/EP-1, but maybe that's just me...
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    Yeah, cold but beautiful sunset today. I had to get out and enjoy it....plus, I got home after 150 shots, and the X1 battery was still at full charge...hmmm...

    I'll try to tempt no further...but I am going to be taking this camera and this only to Cancun next week....and see what fun may be had...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashwinrao1 View Post
    Hi Matt,
    Thanks! I am very impressed by this little camera, and think it will be fun to use as a 1 camera/1 lens solution. I have a nice Fogg bag coming for it soon...I am thrilled with the camera...and that silent shutter....IQ is much better, to my eyes, than the GF-1/EP-1, but maybe that's just me...
    Ashwin: At the risk of starting a fire storm, I'm going to agree with you. I've had a G1, GH1, and GF1 and these images have better resolution (reason's obvious); but also appear to have better DR. IMHO. Have fun in Cancun.

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    Thanks, Matt. I must agree that I am having far more fun shooting the X1 than I did the GF-1. The 20 mm lens is quite nice, I must say, but the X1 with the 24 elmarit really are a smashing combo. TO me, the Leica look is there, abeit a bit dulled by the anti-aliasing sensor, but not too shabby. The DR seems better to me as well, and the files are more flexible to processing. I can push X1 images through the ISO range. The GF-1 shots seemed to break apart beyond ISO 400 if any serious processing was done....a few more examples from today:











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    Ashwin, its good to see that you are putting the X1 to work! I like the colors you are getting in your shots. Thanks for sharing.

    Here are a couple of recent snaps.



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    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    Ashwin: Fisherman's Terminal. Very nice indeed! You're not making it easy for a equipment junky like me to avoid the X1. Cheers, Matt
    Mmmmmm, Fisherman's Terminal... Chinooks... Scones with Orange Butter and a San Juan Scramble... Mmmmmm. I miss that, for a couple of years, we lived right up the hill looking down over this area. Good food and great sunrise views.

    Absolutely lovely pictures Ashwin, and the X1 is certainly a very capable little camera. If it weren't for the cost, I could easily convince myself to get one.

    Cheers,

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    Thanks, Simon, and excellent work, Mark!

    Simon, I love that area, and definitely may go and get some scones and some fresh fish now that the catch is in for the week...should be tasty. The X1 is fantastic, and yes, the price is steep...worth it for me to have a capable camera in such a small package.

    Mark. I LOVE the screendoor shot. Fantastic!! The youngsters make great subject material as well!
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    Ashwin: Excellent shots. I didn't take any photos today? How weathertight do you think the X1 is? I spent some time on a purse seiner out of Fisherman's Terminal just like the Admiral. Dying profession (along with the fish).

    Simon: Those scones are good! We take my mother to Chinooks every couple of months.

    Mark: the screen door shot is very cool. Capture a nice moment with the boys,

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    Ashwin,Simon & Mark...Breathing Wonderful Life Into The New Machine!

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    Thanks, Steve. It's not too hard to breath life into that beauty of a camera.

    Matt, I suspect that the X1 is about as weather sealed, maybe a touch more, than the M9 (due to no need ro change lenses). There are a couple of stops to be careful about, such as the shutter release, but overall, I'd chance it in a light drizzle....
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    Here are few from my wanders today on a beautiful Seattle spring day...















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