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    Re: Fun with the X-Vario

    Visited Japan last week for the CEATEC tradeshow. I had a chance to snap some photos there with the X Vario.











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    Re: Fun with the X-Vario

    How were the B&Ws made? JPG from camera or PP?
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    Re: Fun with the X-Vario

    John, I used Lightroom 5 and Silver Efex Pro 2 to process the b&w images. All from RAW.

    Here are some more X Vario shots from the Japan trip.











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    Re: Fun with the X-Vario

    Thanks for the information. I have just started playing with the high contrast JPGs from the camera because I liked the look. It reminded me of using the Leica CL and B&W film many years ago. Your images had that look too. I have LR 5.2 and Silverefex Pro 2 so i can also try them. Another converter that produces stunningly sharp and contrasty images is the free program called RAWKER. Very rudimentary in operation but wow what a difference compared to LR.

    Here I am including first a side by side with standard conversion DNG and RAWKER Tif file, then optimized DNG in LR versus RAWKER Tif file (these are 100% crops).



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    Re: Fun with the X-Vario

    Here is the in camera produced B&W JPG.

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    Re: Fun with the X-Vario

    Here is one of my town of San Clemente during the Sea Food Festival this past weekend processed in RAWKER.

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    Re: Fun with the X-Vario

    Here are a few more from the Sea Food Fest and one from a prior day.







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    Re: Fun with the X-Vario

    Processed SE Pro2 and PS CS 5.1



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    Re: Fun with the X-Vario

    I like the colors.

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    Re: Fun with the X-Vario


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    XV,f/8.0,1/60sec.,ISO 400..
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    Re: Fun with the X-Vario

    here's one....
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    Re: Fun with the X-Vario

    Three more color shots from Japan







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    Re: Fun with the X-Vario

    And three more b&w shots from Japan







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    Re: Fun with the X-Vario

    Another one..
    beautiful colors and sharpness - 28mm..

    ...


    crop (no sharpening)

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    Re: Fun with the X-Vario

    Quote Originally Posted by ceh View Post
    Another one..
    beautiful colors and sharpness - 28mm..

    ...


    crop (no sharpening)

    and beautiful weather. I wish I could have been up there as well.
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    Re: Fun with the X-Vario

    Keep the image samples from the XV coming! I am getting excited.

    If possible some low light samples please - I really would love to add the XV as my everyday travel cam!

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    Pano handheld,70mm,11 images stitched with PTGui Pro,edited PS CS 5.1..



    crop (no sharpening)



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    Re: Fun with the X-Vario

    I spent a few days travelling on the British Columbia coast, there was some moody looking fog and a ferry trip. The XV is a nice light travel camera. For the images I did sharpening and cropping to taste on the following shots.

    I also found a bald eagle after the fact when editing in LR in the 3rd image and put in a 100% crop of it.

    all the best,
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    Re: Fun with the X-Vario



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    Re: Fun with the X-Vario

    Doesn't it produce great results
    here is one from today:

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    Re: Fun with the X-Vario

    Traveled to New York last week for PhotoPlus Expo.

    These are from display windows in midtown Manhattan. All with the zoom set to 70mm.

    I love the lens on this camera.











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    More window display shots from midtown Manhattan







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    Re: Fun with the X-Vario

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Doesn't it produce great results
    here is one from today:
    Indeed it does - in the right hands!

    This image did ring a bell with me; look here!

    So, you´re in good company indeed, Jono!
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    From a store shelf in Akihabara

    Processed it for an underwater look

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    Re: Fun with the X-Vario

    Quote Originally Posted by Per Ofverbeck View Post
    Indeed it does - in the right hands!

    This image did ring a bell with me; look here!

    So, you´re in good company indeed, Jono!
    Hi there Per
    I've just seen this - I can see the similarity in the composition - not quite sure about the class!

    I'm flattered anyway, thank you.

    David - nice shots -especially the Mannequin shots.


    all the best

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    Re: Fun with the X-Vario

    Here are two shots from today at opposite ends of the iso range.

    Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver Canada, with Mt Baker Washington USA in the background, ISO 100.

    The flowers are ISO 3200

    I sometimes forget how much fun this camera is to use until I pick it up again.

    Dave
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    Re: Fun with the X-Vario

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    David - nice shots -especially the Mannequin shots.
    Thanks, Jono. Much appreciated.

    Here are two NYC store windows. I thought the reflections on the glass were especially interesting.




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    Re: Fun with the X-Vario

    This does make a very nice travel camera for landscape. Both shot at f/5.6
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    Re: Fun with the X-Vario

    A bit of high ISO, in this case 6400 and wide open at f/3.5. Good lack of coma.
    AF struggles in these conditions so it's nice to have a proper distance scale with MF.
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    Re: Fun with the X-Vario

    C'mon people share your X-Vario images

    3 shots at f/5.6. No HDR.
    Before anyone asks, yes this is what a typical car interior looks like in Australia.





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    Re: Fun with the X-Vario

    A few from a recent trip to New York







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    Re: Fun with the X-Vario

    Another one from New York

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    Re: Fun with the X-Vario

    From New York again


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    Re: Fun with the X-Vario

    Today at Loyola Marymount University.

    Leica X Vario, minimal post

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