New X Vario: having a blast so far

Discussion in 'Leica X Forum' started by Astropap, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. Astropap

    Astropap Leica Place Regular

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    Feb 6, 2016
    I got a new X Vario two days ago, just in time for absolutely frigid weather that's preventing me from getting outside with it. I love it so far, although I'm still working out the focusing thing. It just feels great in my hands and I love the simplicity. I'm not missing the image stabilization that I've gotten used to with the OM-D nearly as much as I was expecting.
    L1000109. L1000111. L1000186. L1000047. L1000241. L1000218.
     
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  2. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    Looks pretty good...
     
  3. Astropap

    Astropap Leica Place Regular

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    Feb 6, 2016
    Thanks. I'm very eager to get out with it but getting a new camera is like buying new astronomy gear: it guarantees lousy weather.:frown:
     
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  4. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    Indeed. But, the XV has gotten me some amazing b&w's (example here), which always makes the weather better.

    image.
     
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  5. Astropap

    Astropap Leica Place Regular

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    Feb 6, 2016
    Nice! The black and white files are really amazing. I read so many disparaging remarks about this camera online. I think the lens is terrific.
     
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  6. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    May 1, 2013
    It has a superb lens. Sharp edge-to-edge throughout its zoom, and rich contrast. A great camera, I look forward to more of your shots with it.:)

    [​IMG] 12312636873_3ed98c46d1_c. under the arch by Carl B, on Flickr
     
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  7. Astropap

    Astropap Leica Place Regular

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    Feb 6, 2016
    The extreme cold is making for some amazing views on the sound and in the marsh. I bundled up but was only able to stay out for a few minutes and had to be very careful not to slip on the ice-covered sand and rocks:

    ice rime on rocks. L1000306.
     
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  8. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
    I regret selling mine, and just may get another.
     
  9. Astropap

    Astropap Leica Place Regular

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    Feb 6, 2016
    The price wasn't too unreasonable . . . I wouldn't have been able to get it at the original price.
     
  10. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    May 1, 2013
    Great shots with it! Nothing like a camera that's new to me to get me out shooting, heh.
     
  11. Astropap

    Astropap Leica Place Regular

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    Feb 6, 2016
    Thanks. I'm glad I got out when I did. It's snowing now and due to warm up and rain later. By tomorrow, it will be up in the 50's so I won't be seeing ice like that anytime soon.
     
  12. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    Those are beautiful- and the camera does well in the cold. That's also important to note.
     
  13. Astropap

    Astropap Leica Place Regular

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    Feb 6, 2016
    Thanks. My fingers are still cold from that escapade.
     
  14. Astropap

    Astropap Leica Place Regular

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    Feb 6, 2016
    I just got back from a week in Cervinia, Italy. I took both the X Vario for in-town shots and the D-Lux for the slopes. Here are a few from the X Vario: Matterhornb&w.
     
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  15. Astropap

    Astropap Leica Place Regular

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    Feb 6, 2016
    Another:
    Matterhorn in the morning.
     
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  16. Astropap

    Astropap Leica Place Regular

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    Feb 6, 2016
    And one more:

    Cervinia street.
     
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  17. Astropap

    Astropap Leica Place Regular

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    Feb 6, 2016
    A few black and whites from a recent trip to Maine:

    Atop Mt. Battie. Shorelline B&W.
     
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  18. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    May 1, 2013
    The picture links aren't working ...
     
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  19. Astropap

    Astropap Leica Place Regular

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    Feb 6, 2016
    Hmmm. I see the photos. So I don't know what I should do.
     
  20. Teb1013

    Teb1013 New to Leica Place

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    Jun 15, 2016
    Thomas E. Brown
    I see all of your pictures and they're excellent in B/W and Color. They really know what the X-Vario can do. I've only had mine for a couple of weeks and have only been able to photograph things at or near my home in Easton PA. Looking forward to my next trip. I plan to use the LXV instead of a shoulder breaking bag of DSLR equipment! Great little camera!


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