Leica X Vario
Announced Jun 11, 2013 •
16 megapixels | 3″ screen | 28 – 70 mm (2.5×)
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Thanks to advice I received on another thread, I've decided to purchase a Panasonic GM5. Because I already own an Olympus 9-18mm, I'm thinking of selling the 12-32mm kit lens that comes with the camera and purchasing both the Panasonic GX Vario PZ 14-42mm lens and the new compact Panasonic 35-100mm lens. Those are three compact zooms that can fit with the little camera in a side pack. The issue in the plan for me is the shutter shock widely reported (at some shutter speeds) on the 14-42mm...
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.
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;...
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...
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...