Just fooling around (X Vario)

Discussion in 'Leica X Forum' started by asiafish, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
    So I'm back at Fort Leonard Wood, MO for two weeks of military training. Last time I brought an M9 (returned it because of sensor issues), and this time I brought the X Vario. I was actually concerned that I would miss interchangeable lenses and fast apertures, but so far I'm enjoying the convenience, light weight and stellar image quality of the XV. Now, if I could just find the time for a proper photo walk. Color images were exported from LR5 with minimal post, B&W are straight OOC JPEG (high contrast B&W, S Fine).

    15020222124_a4c67e3dd8_b. L1000043.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr

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  2. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    May 1, 2013
    You've found the allure of the X Vario - it's much more of a great camera than just its features set suggests. There's a new firmware version for it, be sure yoiu have that.

    My X-Vario needs a sensor clean, something I need to send it in for, ugh. There's a small hair or such peeking down into the top of the frame that I have to remove in post.

    Great shots, I'd look forward to a walk around that old trailer park lot. :)
     
  3. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
    I've done the firmware update and the camera is fantastic. Handles great, superb image quality and I love the freedom FROM interchangeable lenses.
     
  4. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
    A few shots from last weekend around the house. Leica X Vario at ISO 100, no post, LR5 export

    15930941462_e80c25136c_b. L1000358.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr

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  5. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
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    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
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  7. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    May 1, 2013
    I love the old fence shot.

    Of late I've begun to stage my shots a bit - such as going down and pushing that red cart out of the shot, or bending over some weed or such that's in the foreground. :)
     
  8. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
    Thanks. I liked the splash of artificial color.
     
  9. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    723
    May 1, 2013
    Well, there you go. In that case I would have pushed the cart into the shot. ;)
     
  10. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
    Okay, I plead laziness and a desire to not muddy my walking shoes.
     
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  11. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
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  12. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    It's funny how you get attached to a "grab and go" camera for taking a quick stroll, or just shooting some shots. I end up grabbing the M8 for the high shutter speed, shoot wide-open in full daylight.
     
  13. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
    The slow lens on the X Vario and native ISO 100 does the same thing.
     
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  14. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
    And another day of fog. Left earlier than usual this morning to get some fog AND darkness. Here are the railroad tracks behind the parking lot at the Superior Court in Bakersfield, CA early this morning.

    As I've said before, the X Vario is more than adequate even in underwhelming light. My M Monochrom is off to Leica for a three weeks or so (sensor cleaning and general checkup), so it will be mostly X Vario (and some occasional Df and film) for the next month or so.

    Anyway, here goes.

    X Vario at 20.2mm, ISO 800, f/4.1

    15984761012_db910270d9_b. L1000479.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr


    X Vario at 46mm, ISO 100, f/6.4

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    X Vario at 46mm, ISO 800, f/6.4

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  15. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    723
    May 1, 2013
    You're making me want to get out to shoot! :)
     
  16. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
    And more from this weekend at City Center, Las Vegas. X Vario mostly at ISO 100. Shot on DNG and High-Contrast B&W JPEG. So here are the images first as processed color DNG, then processed B&W in Silver Efex and finally the OOC JPEG, in that order.

    Color DNG

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    Mono Processed

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    OOC JPEG

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  17. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
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  18. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
  19. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
  20. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew