Leica D-LUX 'Nordland' Edition

Discussion in 'Leica D-LUX, V-LUX, and Digilux' started by carlb, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    May 1, 2013
    OK, a bit of self-indulgent silliness. I do that here and there.

    I recently saw a gray D-LUX (not so common) in good shape for a good price, so I snagged it.

    Remembering that leather "skins" can be found on eBay for various cameras, a bit of of searching came up with the JnK / 'Arte di Mano' guys. Checking their website, yes - various color skins are available for the D-LUX. A few emails and paypal later, a covering was on its way from Korea.

    And so here it is, my very own Leica D-LUX typ 109, 'Nordland' Edition. Complete with belt-loop canvas case and wrist strap. Qty 1 of 1 produced. (Hah!)

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    Leica D-LUX
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    Leica D-LUX
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    If you have to ask how much ... well you know.

    (Actually, not for sale. Well if someone wanted to get even sillier than me, then perhaps! :biggrin:)
     
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  2. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    It's beautiful!

    There are a lot sillier ways to spend money than on a good looking camera that is fun to use and produces good images.
     
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  3. radi(c)al_cam

    radi(c)al_cam Leica Place Regular

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    Alexander
    If it's a cats' magnet, and it is apparently, it can't be wrong :)
     
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  4. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    If you're trying to do something without cats, they sense it. And are right in the middle of it, heh.
     
  5. Hap

    Hap Leica Place Top Veteran

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    Jan 9, 2016
    If I remember correctly, this is Leica's version of a Panasonic LX100......which is often heralded as a very good camera. Don't know if Leica worked some extra magic like Hasselblad tried with Stellar ...but this one is beautiful.

    I forgot the name of the other DLUX with the fast fixed 28...but it was supposed to be great as well.

    I had the hankering for a Fuji XE-2 or 2s. Carl I remember you saying positive things about this.....and waiting for an XE-3:) The new DLUX will bridge you during the waiting period.

    Happy shooting!
    BTW...the M240 showed up. Unpacking tonight.
     
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  6. James3900

    James3900 Leica Place Rookie

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    Mar 12, 2017
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    James
    Very cool looking camera
     
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  7. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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  8. Hap

    Hap Leica Place Top Veteran

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    Jan 9, 2016
    Your environment.....bucolic. Nice.
     
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  9. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    We have a number of nature reserves and parks in Minneapolis / St. Paul. They're neat, often you can go into one and not see any indication that you're in the middle of one of the cities. The above scene is the Harriet Alexander park in St. Paul. It has a few encroaching houses to mar the views, but luckily not too many.

    We also have parks and reserves outside of the twin cities that aren't very far, went to one of those in the late afternoon. About a twenty minute drive. I have a few pics from the D-LUX from that, I'll post those here in a bit.

    OK, from today with the D-LUX. It shoots like a true Leica: let me choose and easily tweak the ISO, shutter, aperture. Keep the fluff out-of-the-way.

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  10. James3900

    James3900 Leica Place Rookie

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    Mar 12, 2017
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    James
    I have been to Eden Prairie near Minneapolis many times for work, its a beautiful part of USA and one of the most friendly.
     
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  11. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    I agree, James. I feel pretty fortunate. Raised my kids here, good schools and good people.

    Winters makes us go crazy about February. But we're a bunch of characters so no one else besides us seems to notice. We just celebrate the ensuing wackiness.
     
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