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    Fun with the Leica X2

    Here are some at f/8 during a walk in San Francisco, Lands End on the coastal trail from Ocean Beach towards the Eagles Point outlook. Processed in LR4.1.

    [IMG] LandsEnd-1 by PO-MING CHU, on Flickr[/IMG]

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    Re: Fun with the Leica X2

    Here are some at f/2.8. There are sample that show isolation (DOF) with regards to busy backgrounds in close proximity.

    [IMG] LandsEnd-19 by PO-MING CHU, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG] LandsEnd-20 by PO-MING CHU, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG] LandsEnd-21 by PO-MING CHU, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG] LandsEnd-23 by PO-MING CHU, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG] LandsEnd-24 by PO-MING CHU, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG] LandsEnd-25 by PO-MING CHU, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG] LandsEnd-26 by PO-MING CHU, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG] LandsEnd-27 by PO-MING CHU, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG] LandsEnd-29 by PO-MING CHU, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG] LandsEnd-30 by PO-MING CHU, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG] LandsEnd-31 by PO-MING CHU, on Flickr[/IMG]
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    Re: Fun with the Leica X2

    Excellent - we have a house near lands end . . .but I guess it's a different lands end!

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    Re: Fun with the Leica X2

    Those pics are simply beautiful!
    What metering mode did you use?

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    Re: Fun with the Leica X2

    Fantastic stuff

    It's a great little camera . . . I can't manage SF, but here's a couple from me:










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    Re: Fun with the Leica X2

    Beautiful Jono!
    I agree its a great little camera, but mostly for daylight and well lit places so far!
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    Re: Fun with the Leica X2

    Moonshine: I think I had it in Multi, but I have been tending to use it in center since I find spot a bit slow! However, it all depends on the environment and subject!
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    Re: Fun with the Leica X2

    I just thought I'd try out some B&W conversions in Silver Efex Pro and see how flexible the dynamic range was and how well the fidelity of imaging held up. Overall, I have to say I am quite pleased with the sensor from this little camera. Better than I had thought! High key low key tweaks!

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    francisco by PO-MING CHU, on Flickr

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    Re: Fun with the Leica X2

    Gorgeous ^

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    Re: Fun with the Leica X2

    My X2 arrived two days ago, and I just barely had time to set it up and take it to the book signing last evening. I handed it to my partner and gave him the assignment to document the event and get a picture of each person with their book ...

    He's not a photographer. I set the camera on Program and EV compensation to +.7 to compensate for the gallery's white walls. Had to teach him how to release the shutter...

    Here's the result, assembled into a two minute video, straight out of the camera with no image processing at all:


    Looks like this is going to be one heck of a camera to work with.

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    Re: Fun with the Leica X2

    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    My X2 arrived two days ago, and I just barely had time to set it up and take it to the book signing last evening. I handed it to my partner and gave him the assignment to document the event and get a picture of each person with their book ...

    He's not a photographer. I set the camera on Program and EV compensation to +.7 to compensate for the gallery's white walls. Had to teach him how to release the shutter...

    Here's the result, assembled into a two minute video, straight out of the camera with no image processing at all:


    Looks like this is going to be one heck of a camera to work with.
    Godfrey,

    this is really great and I also think this camera is a wonderful tool!

    Please keep posting!

    BTW - how to get one copy of your book?

    Thanks

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    Godfrey,
    this is really great and I also think this camera is a wonderful tool!
    Please keep posting!

    BTW - how to get one copy of your book?
    Thanks! The X2 is a delight. Once I started using it, I felt that *finally* I have a compact, one lens digital camera that worked as well as my beloved old Rollei 35S does. It will get a lot of use!

    You can order direct from Blurb.com (Member Profile: GDGPhoto | Blurb) or, if you prefer, I have a few left from last night and should be able to offer a signed and numbered. Send an email to me at [email protected] if you'd like that. Hard covers are $70, soft covers are $50, shipping is additional ($10 in the USA, ask for a quote outside the USA) if you order from me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    Thanks! The X2 is a delight. Once I started using it, I felt that *finally* I have a compact, one lens digital camera that worked as well as my beloved old Rollei 35S does. It will get a lot of use!

    You can order direct from Blurb.com (Member Profile: GDGPhoto | Blurb) or, if you prefer, I have a few left from last night and should be able to offer a signed and numbered. Send an email to me at [email protected] if you'd like that. Hard covers are $70, soft covers are $50, shipping is additional ($10 in the USA, ask for a quote outside the USA) if you order from me.
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    Leica X2
    ISO 3200 @ f/5.6 @ 1/30 s

    This is through the window of the truck I was riding in ...

    thanks for looking!
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    Re: Fun with the Leica X2

    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post

    Leica X2
    ISO 3200 @ f/5.6 @ 1/30 s

    This is through the window of the truck I was riding in ...

    thanks for looking!
    Quite impressive for how it was shot!

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    Coffee Pathos

    New photo, new blog post:


    Leica X2
    ISO 100 @ f/4 @ 1/80 s


    blog post:
    Coffee Pathos - godfreydigiorgi's posterous

    enjoy!
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    Re: Fun with the Leica X2

    Here are some pics from my recent trip to Beijing with the Leica X2. Thanks for looking!

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    Foggy day at the Great Wall.







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    "Foggy Day at the Great Wall" is just wonderful!

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    Re: Fun with the Leica X2

    Thank you Godfrey!

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    Leica X2 @ ISO 3200

    This is a quickie ... I just liked the picture enough that I wanted to offer it for others' pleasure. :-)

    The ISO setting was a mistake ... I'd forgotten I'd set it up that high for a test. And the image was slightly underexposed... A quick grab with little thought. I can dial down the greenish cast and improve it when I work on it from the raw ... This was processed from the JPEG in Snapseed on the iPad.
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    Re: Fun with the Leica X2

    Great shots folks!

    The X2 seems to be a winner!

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    Flying

    Oh to be a child ...


    Leica X2
    ISO 100 @ f/9 @ 1/50 s


    blog post: Oh, To Be A Child! - godfreydigiorgi's posterous

    Thanks for looking! Comments always appreciated.
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    Re: Flying

    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    Oh to be a child ...

    Thanks for looking! Comments always appreciated.
    Lovely Godfrey . . . .be a child! and a shot from within that contraption might have been good too!

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    Studies

    Thanks Jono! Another ...


    Leica X2
    ISO 100 @ f/3.5 @ 1/30 s

    This camera is just delightful. It's a "real" Leica in feel. Simple, direct, easy to understand and use. It disappears and you concentrate on the subject. Feels so much like a lighter, smaller, more capable IIc/IIf fitted with 35mm lens and viewfinder!

    enjoy!
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    Re: Flying

    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    Oh to be a child ...


    Leica X2
    ISO 100 @ f/9 @ 1/50 s


    blog post: Oh, To Be A Child! - godfreydigiorgi's posterous

    Thanks for looking! Comments always appreciated.
    That's superb, Godfrey

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    Impressive!

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    Re: Fun with the Leica X2

    Haven't had much time to process a lot of photographs or post this week, but I did put together a few snaps from our trip to the amusement park into a little video presentation... reused the same music as for my book signing, I have to find another piece with similar tone that I like. ;-)


    I like the X2 even more the more I use it. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    Haven't had much time to process a lot of photographs or post this week, but I did put together a few snaps from our trip to the amusement park into a little video presentation... reused the same music as for my book signing, I have to find another piece with similar tone that I like. ;-)


    I like the X2 even more the more I use it. :-)
    I really like it!

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    Thanks Peter!

    With the X2, I've come home. The controls, the size, the quality of the images ... it just works very well for me. It finally brings back what I love about my Rollei 35S and loved about the Leica CL/40mm as well in the film camera world.

    (Couldn't resist at the price ... I bought another CL body. Should be here soon. I have the perfect lens kit for it in the bevy of lenses I bought for the GXR-M, M4-2 and M9 already. Sheesh, who'da thunk I'd be re-acquiring my favorite Leica film bodies again in 2012? Still have my favorite black Rollei 35S too. :-))

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    Re: Fun with the Leica X2

    An assortment of ideas are bubbling up in the process of learning the X2 ...


    This camera makes me happy.
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    Re: Fun with the Leica X2

    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    An assortment of ideas are bubbling up in the process of learning the X2 ...

    This camera makes me happy.
    Lovely Godfrey - lots of excellence - my favorite is the one before this one (the abstract with the line down the middle). Not sure it says much about the camera, but most enjoyable.

    Who's that dodgy geezer just before the end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Lovely Godfrey - lots of excellence - my favorite is the one before this one (the abstract with the line down the middle). Not sure it says much about the camera, but most enjoyable.

    Who's that dodgy geezer just before the end?
    LOL! No nasty comments about my head^^^^egg, please. ;-)

    Thanks! Don't know that I want to say much about the camera, it is what it is. It is exactly what I hoped it would be, however.

    I want to make the camera say what I have in mind. That's my goal now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    I want to make the camera say what I have in mind. That's my goal now.
    You're lucky to have something in mind Godfrey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    You're lucky to have something in mind Godfrey!
    Hmm. Isn't that what it's all about? :-)

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    Leica X2
    ISO 2000 @ f/7.1 @ 1/30 s


    Enjoy!
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    Mariachi Band

    Last Saturday evening at the Mexican Restaurant for my birthday ...


    Leica X2
    ISO 6400 @ f/4 @ 1/25 s


    Note that I had to add grain in Lightroom to get the feel I wanted. It was actually a little too clean ... !

    enjoy!

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    Both wonderful captures, Godfrey, and Happy Birthday!

    Cheers,

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    Thank you! and Thank you! :-)

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