Leica X Vario report

Started Jun 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
Jono Slack
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Re: Leica X Vario report
In reply to gustabod, Jun 11, 2013

gustabod wrote:

thanks for sharing your thoughts. The Sony R1 had an f2.8-4 lens (I still have one, worth keeping). If the "paula" lens was of same spec more people would look at it seriously, but as you point out this is not the intended market. Only time will tell, thanks again.

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gustavo
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Hi There Gustavo

I spent some time with a friends R1 - and yes, the lens was around 2/3 stop faster at each end. Still, it wasn't nearly such a good lens, and it was a great deal bigger. Of course - the ISO was nothing like as good either.

So it's only real advantage would be around 2/3 stop more DOF, but there are many advantages to the X Vario!

Which doesn't mean to say you should be interested of course - times have changed.

all the best

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