March 27th, 2012, 02:23 PM
My Accessorized X1 : Artisan & Artist Case, "thumbs-up", Marumi +3 Lens, OVF)
I had purchased my X1 used and it already came with the Leica 36mm Brightview OVF, Kiwiphoto Adapter, B+W Kassman Circular Polarizer and the Artisan & Artist half case.
Things I've added are Marumi +3 Achromat Close-up lens, Generic Thumbs up grip, Olympus VF-1 OVF (34mm), Nicna King Kong II Glass (9-Layer) Screen Protector (rainbow imaging)
Purpose of this post:
1. Show off my X1 (Artisan & Artist Half case and Nicna screen protector)
2. Generic Thumbs-up grip
3. Show the Marumi Lens
4. Optical Viewfinder: Leica 36mm vs Olympus 34mm
Artisan & Artist leather half-case for Leica X1 with built in grip and Nicna King Kong II ($10 amazon. I originally had the Giottos, but it fell off and would not restick. The Nicna is from Rainbow Imaging and cost less than half the price of the Giottos for relatively the same amount of protection. Giottos 12-layer / Nicna 9-Layer)
Generic "Thumbs-up" grip ($50 ebay): HUGE difference in handling. I just couldn't imaging paying ~$150usd for the real name brand product and really did not need the OVF hot-shoe either. My thinking was that if I am using the OVF then, camera to eye and head will stabilize the shot, however when shooting with the EVF the thumbs up becomes very handy, especially when shooting vertical. Feels more natural to have hand in a "C"
49mm Marumi +3 Achromat close-up lens ($50 amazon)
I really love taking close-up detail shots (not MACRO) but you know close-up. One of the X1 weaker points to me was the inability to get closer than 30cm. With this attached to the Kiwiphoto adapter the minimum focus distance is reduced by HALF. 15cm or 6" for us yankees. This makes a HUGE difference in not only capturing details, but also provides more bokehlicious shots. IMO this screw on lens is a must have for the X1.
100% no crop
Coincidental Finding of Quality: Both products are from Japan
Min Focusing Distance:
With Marumi Lens
Without Marumi Lens
49mm B+W KSM C-Pol MRC
Optical Viewfinder: Leica 36mm vs Olympus 34mm ($50 ebay)
March 27th, 2012, 02:24 PM
Few shots from yesterday:
A friendly debate
Two thumbs up
Under the table
March 27th, 2012, 02:46 PM
March 27th, 2012, 03:15 PM
Wow, that really is very smart looking! Mine is the lowly black and silver one
March 27th, 2012, 03:19 PM
Wow, it must have taken some time to make that post, but that's an awesome setup you're showing off here. To my eyes the Leica X1 is one of the sexiest current cameras, and it looks all the more sexy the way you've "clothed" it.
March 27th, 2012, 03:37 PM
Awesome! Now I want one too!!
Current Gear: A little bit of this and a little bit of that, but want more!
March 27th, 2012, 05:05 PM
Black and stealthy....just a hint of the red dot and a splash of silver
Its really a phenomenal camera. I was fortunate enough to obtain it used for a great price. For the $2000 new price not so sure, but if you come across one for $1000-1300, its definitely in the top 3 best compact point and shoot as far as quality, build, and UI goes.
A lot of reviews were made with the firmware version 1.0 and since the release of version 2.0 the camera is a completely different beast. Its a different style of shooting. I actually do not use Auto Focus often, but prefer zone focusing.
March 27th, 2012, 07:15 PM
I glad to see that after all that you actually do use the camera to take photos ;)
Nic (Canonite, Olympian, Panasonian, Samsunite) ~flickr~
March 27th, 2012, 07:51 PM
That would be one heck of a paper weight or shelf piece!
Originally Posted by Luckypenguin
March 27th, 2012, 08:14 PM
*slinking back to her X100*. Nice shots, and thanks so much for the photographs. I've only ever seen shots of the X1 where it looks really wide, by comparison with others. Nice to see its normal. And it looks GREAT with those accessories.
Gear: Mostly the Fuji X100, Ricoh GRD III and Olympus XZ-1
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