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    Fun with the Leica X2 ... it's about time

    I looked for a thread for the X2 and I didn't see one. As this is a legitimate, made in the Fatherland camera, I am shocked. Shocked! I tell you.

    I got mine a few weeks ago for grab shots and aside from a few quirks it doesn't disappoint. Herewith are two images of a window restorer working 27 floors above D.C.
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    Re: Fun with the Leica X2 ... it's about time

    HiAboud,

    Good to see you back with a new X2!

    Love to catch up soon, maybe after Labor Day when I am back in town.

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    Re: Fun with the Leica X2 ... it's about time

    Hey Aboudd congrats on your X2 purchase! It's a great camera with amazing image quality. I was thinking of selling mine because of the somewhat slow auto focus but I always end up changing my mind as it's so amazing with the IQ.
    I agree..wish there were more threads on the X2

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    Re: Fun with the Leica X2 ... it's about time

    I love farmer's markets. I just visited one in Falls Church VA. All shots with the X2.

    Hey, can someone else with an X Leica please post a few photos?
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    Re: Fun with the Leica X2 ... it's about time

    I sometimes wonder where spent all that money for the X2, I mean, it's not like I didn't have enough cameras already when I bought it. But then I take a few more pictures with it and I remember why very quickly.

    Mine's off to NJ for a service. After 10,000 exposures or so, the four way controller was being flakey and its on warranty, so I figured it would be good to have it looked after sooner rather than later.

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    10,000 photos and you haven't posted any here? G'mon Godfrey, I can't take all the pressure!
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    Just X2, or can an old fart with an equally old X1 play here as well?
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    So Leica is having an X picture contest. I haven't used my X2 very much (that Monochrom keeps hogging my bag), but here are a few from my Lightroom archive from the X2. Maybe I'll take the X2 to San Francisco Friday and see what I might see.



    L1060009.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr


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    L1060270.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr


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    L1060279201310102929.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr


    L1060042.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr


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    L1060253-Edit.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr
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    L1060142.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr


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    L1060103.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr
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    I drive past this truck every day on my way to and from work. Tonight I left the office a bit late and just happened to have the X2 in my pocket.


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    Like a lot of the shots but absolutely love the truck shot, that color balance is wonderfully bizarre.
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    Re: Fun with the Leica X2 ... it's about time

    Quote Originally Posted by Gbealnz View Post
    Just X2, or can an old fart with an equally old X1 play here as well?
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    Boston

    It's been awhile since I picked up my X2, big mistake. I took it to Boston for a short visit instead of my usual Canon DSLR 3 lens kit. Not only did my shoulder thank me afterwards but I felt liberated not having to think about what lens to use where. I was very pleased with the images.
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    Re: Fun with the Leica X2 ... it's about time

    Nice.

    Mine returned from Leica service an age and a day ago, in perfect working order again. But I've been putting my time in on the E-M1 and A7, and on Polaroid photography, so it's been neglected. Time to charge up the battery and make some photos.

    To be honest, I debate keeping the X2. I might just sell both it and the M9, buy a T instead. I haven't used either since the E-M1 and A7 came along. A T with the 23/2 and a 40/2 might be just the ticket for my "pure Leica" enjoyment.

    Time will tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboudd View Post
    We will make a special dispensation for you Gary. Welcome aboard.
    Well then, where do I start.
    It was a bit of an impulse purchase as we left NZ for a 7 week trip through Europe, (including a Med cruise), and I left virtually all the usual camera gear behind, taking only an M6, and 35 and 50 Summicrons, plus some B&W film. I figured I'd immerse myself in B&W images while in Paris/Provence/Florence/Venice/Rome, as well as other places.

    Wrong!!! Once I tried the X1, I didn't put it down, and in the end shot only a roll and a half of B&W through the M6.

    Gazzilions of X1 shots later I am like Godfrey, distracted by newer cameras, in my case an X-Pro1. But the beautiful thing about the X1 is like Aboudd said, the lens decision is not required, just take the image.

    A small selection attached, heaps more but nobody wants to look at someone else's holiday snaps.

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