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    Fun with Leica Compact Cameras

    A compact camera thread! Why not?

    Watch this thread... images to be shared soon.
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    Re: Fun with Leica Compact Cameras

    Life is always an adventure. Just when I decided to start a new thread, all kinds of things interrupt the flow. So, without the original plan in place, here are some images to consider why a compact, low MP camera may be fun and, ultimately, of some use:

    Early one morning in June of this year, I ventured to our boat dock in the early darkness, hoping to find solitude and capture some images of the weather front at sunrise. So, with the Leica S and my old Leica X1 in my Hadley Pro Bag, I grabbed the tripod and found that solitude was preserved. A sultry morning, dark and still. Not even a breeze. The photo session turned out very well during the hour or so I was able to stay.

    Here is one of the final images of the pre-dawn color with the Leica S 006 Vario 30-90mm:




    and a few minutes later as the color was fading, I held the X1 on top of the tripod mounted S for this handheld capture:



    Please forgive the not-so-good jpeg images.

    My reason for this thread is to show how low MP images can be of use to me and possibly others. It may be that MDF or even full-frame is overkill for what we do. It may be that we want a digital camera that can serve as a "polaroid preview" while scouting or setting up for a serious shoot.

    In my case, it is just plain fun to shoot the compact cameras, unlike the very awkward ergonomics and limited performance of iPhone images... If and when I can put the little X1 in the workflow, I do, and I have been delighted with it for almost 8 years, now. Upon reflection, all of my digital cameras from 8 years ago are gone, but the X1 remains for a reason.

    Please post your images. I would appreciate your sharing and experiences.
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    Re: Fun with Leica Compact Cameras

    And this is a snapshot of the S and its little brother the X1.

    Both fit with chargers, batteries, filters, personal items, medicines, wallet, and more in my 10-yr old Hadley Pro.

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    Re: Fun with Leica Compact Cameras

    Spring 2019 comparison images of same flower. The Leica X1 image was captured a day after the bloom was shot with the Nikon D850.

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    Nikon D850 50/1.8 G:
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    Re: Fun with Leica Compact Cameras

    The Leica D-Lux 7 with its M4/3's sensor would seem to qualify for the thread - mine arrived yesterday. Only have had chance to pop out into the garden for a couple of shots of our crab-apple tree (the b&w is an OoC hi-contast .jpg) and a quick play with the close-up/macro setting. Lots of features to explore yet!





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    Re: Fun with Leica Compact Cameras

    Always wanted a D-Lux camera!

    Please post some more!!!!!

    Love that nib closeup!
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    Re: Fun with Leica Compact Cameras

    Quote Originally Posted by dave.gt View Post
    Always wanted a D-Lux camera!

    Please post some more!!!!!

    Love that nib closeup!
    Thanks, Dave

    Haven't managed much else since the above pics (other things distracting me) aside from a quick play indoors with some the features. Hopefully on Monday I will have a local bike ride for some landscape & local scenes shots.

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    Two from this afternoon's local walk. D-Lux 7.

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    More from Monday. D-Lux 7.

    No chance of a quick coffee...



    Hi-speed delivery service ready to roll...



    Pleanty of fruit & veg.



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    As seen on Wed afternoon. D-Lux 7.





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    Hopefully people are not getting too bored with my offerings - am I the only one with a D-Lux 7?

    From a stroll this afternoon around our quiet & peaceful local lake - very pleasant.
    1) Canada Goose. 2) & 3) Wild Garlic - lots of it! 4) Red Campion.







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    National Building Museum. Washington D.C. Taken during a General Public Trade show w/wares that were set up throughout the main lobby (prior to Covid-19 pandemic).

    Leica X-Vario.

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    Two more from Friday's local walk.



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    Re: Fun with Leica Compact Cameras

    Dang, these look really nice. I need to get busy with my X1!!!!
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    Come into my parlour, said the spider to the fly...
    D-Lux 7

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    Hedgerow blossoms. D-Lux 7.

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    Re: Fun with Leica Compact Cameras

    Psychedelia in the Garden.

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    Sometimes you walk by and see something striking. So, you just take the shot.
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    "Springtime in Washington, D.C."

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    Re: Fun with Leica Compact Cameras

    Quote Originally Posted by D&A View Post
    "Springtime in Washington, D.C."

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    Wow, great composition and beautiful capture!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave.gt View Post
    Wow, great composition and beautiful capture!
    Very much appreciated Dave. Springtime is a time of renewal and hope and a wonderful time of year. Thanks again!

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    "Springtime Cherry Blossoms". Washington D.C.

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    Re: Fun with Leica Compact Cameras

    Morning Light

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    An orchid (no idea which) spotted whilst wandering around a local nature reserve this afternoon. D-Lux 7.
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    Re: Fun with Leica Compact Cameras

    [QUOTE=dave.gt;818273]Morning Light

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    Another D-Lux 7 shot from the local nature reserve.

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    Re: Fun with Leica Compact Cameras

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    It is cool to have such a small fun camera with you as you hardly notice it and enjoy using it, too!
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    Split asunder! D-Lux 7.

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    "Patterns". Morikami Japanese Gardens; Delray Beach, Florida.

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    An almighty crop, but the detail holds up reasonably well. D-Lux 7. Damselflies.

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    Earlier in the week I posted some photos from my first trip to a local nature reserve. Enjoyed the visit so went back Saturday morning, armed again with D-Lux 7 (& A7III with 50mm Touit f2.8 Macro). D-Lux 7 results below.

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    Iridescent fly - D-Lux 7 close-up.

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    Random splashes of colour in a local hayfield. D-Lux 7.

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    Little & Large. D-Lux 7.

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    Pairs of pears. D-Lux 7.

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    Bad Moon Rising

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    Our Clematis 'Nelly Moser' is developing nicely.



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    Re: Fun with Leica Compact Cameras

    Well, I have had my Leica X1 almost ten years now... it still works very well and I have thousands of family photos, grandchildren included, and now that they have grown up, there is a void in need for the capable little camera. The pandemic has even made gatherings and events a thing of the past.

    Soooo.... I decided to try different things with the X1, including macros and even shooting the night skies. The X1 begs for action.

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    Seen on today's walk. Tentatively identified it as a Speckled Wood Parage Algeria.



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    Savannah River Sunrise

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    Orange Beach Sunrise.

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    I saw it. I shot it.

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    I saw it. I shot it.

    Then I shot it again.

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    Re: Fun with Leica Compact Cameras

    Quote Originally Posted by dave.gt View Post
    I saw it. I shot it.

    Then I shot it again.

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    It's a very, very long time since I did that sort of thing!
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    Re: Fun with Leica Compact Cameras

    Quote Originally Posted by dave.gt View Post
    I saw it. I shot it.

    Then I shot it again.

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    It took me several tries before I figured out what I was seeing and then got the joke. It's beautiful even without "getting it", which makes it all the better.

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