Leica X Vario

Announced Jun 11, 2013 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | 28 – 70 mm (2.5×)
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Buena Vista
By: Buena Vista (2 months ago)
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Has anyone tried the GM1 with the Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42? Compared to the standard 12 to 32mm kit lens, it would be 25g heavier, 5mm wider diameter, and 3mm longer, it might be worth it for the longer focal length (28 to 84mm vs. 24 to 64mm equivalent), particularly for portraits. Don't know if I could find the body/14-42 lens combination for the same price as the standard kit though.
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Is this lens still current/available or has it been upgraded by another lens. I understand it has the HD marking meant for video use. Thanks.
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Hi all,I have a X Vario. When I try to transfer the raw files from my SD card to iPhoto, iPhoto says that it cannot recognize the DNG files. Can anyone help me with this?Gar
travismagee
By: travismagee (5 months ago)
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Is there anyway of adding a teleconverter or lens extension to the x vario?  I am thinking more on an exception basis where occasionally I might need a little extra reach to grab a shot.  Thanks,  Jack
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Is there some way to shut off the message that says "please set the zoom ring in 7 (tele-end) position" that consistently comes up on the LCD when I focus in manual mode?  I bought the camera about a week ago, it's a very organic piece - I can see why it's controversial.  I think I love it and can live with all the quirks.  But the message above does drive me a bit nuts.  Why did Leica do this?  If no way to shut off, can someone please explain "why" it comes up?  I'm a new Leica owner;...
hy1cha0
By: hy1cha0 (9 months ago)
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I have always wanted to step into the world of Leica, and now I've got 2.5k laying around to spend. I now have a Fuji X-system with 3 native lenses. However sometimes I hate how I have to change lenses in different situations. Then Leica X Vario came across. After seeing so many reviews I feel like XV is a great tool for photography, though it's slow. But for the same price range, I can get a M8 body and lenses like voigtlander to start the REAL rangefinder experience. IQ wise, which is...
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I have never really considered the Leica before, but I am enjoying my Leica 25mm f1.4 and there is a unique way it renders my photos that I cant describe but love.  I also have used other Leica optics and even though they are usually out of my price range, I think they have earned my respect for quality imaging.   But I think this is an interesting comparison I hadnt considered until now.  I think in many ways the Canon would win out as the more useful camera and probably do better in low...
leerob
By: leerob (11 months ago)
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How good is it? I'm considering Leica X Vario also. Adam Kielcz
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Hi Folks: I want to upgrade from P&S. I saw these 3 cameras on sale (Boxing Day). 1) Panasonic DMC-GF3 with G X Vario PZ 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ($299 Cdn)                                     2) Panasonic DMC-GF5 with G Vario PZ 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 Standard zoom ($299 Cdn)                   3) Sony NEX-5R with 18-55mm Lens ($399 Cdn) I like the GF5 but is the GF3 with the X PZ lens a better deal? Sony 5R at $399 is also very tempting. Any suggestion is appreciated. Fumanchu
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Hi All: I am a novice and I have a PS camera Fuji f31. I saw Boxing day sale for Panasonic Lumix mirrorless camera. 1) Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 with G X Vario PZ 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6                                            2) Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 with LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Both cost $299 Cdn. I read a lot of reviews and find the GF5 a slight improvement over the GF3. However, the GF3 comes with the PZ lens (heard it is quirky, though recent Amazon buyers seem to find it ok). Please...
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