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Leica X1 Image Thread

Discussion in 'Leica X1/X2 Forum' started by Amin Sabet, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    Who has a Leica X1 and some images to share? :polling:
     
  2. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus SC Top Veteran

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    Jul 6, 2010
    seaside

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    A recent visit to a rather run-down English seaside resort gave an opportunity
    to use the Leica X1 in "stealth mode"

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  3. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus SC Top Veteran

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    Jul 6, 2010
    Recent X1 shots

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  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
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    I think these last two have great color and I've checked them out on your Flickr site, as well.

    So many cameras, so many choices.
     
  5. kathyh

    kathyh SC Top Veteran

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    Jul 13, 2010
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    Kathy
    Some X1 shots from the weekend.


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  6. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Thanks Kathy - that last one is particularly lovely!
     
  7. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Black & White

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  8. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    Very nice B&W, Christilou. What sort of event was it?
     
  9. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    It was " Glorious Goodwood" held at Goodwood racecourse in Sussex every year. It's a 4 day meet and includes a "Ladies Day" where the girls dress up in hats and silly shoes!
     
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  10. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Very nice, Christilou - love the way you've picked on the light colored straw hats with their black bands and the swooping tents tops. There is a really lovely quality of light in this first one, too. There's a nostalgic feeling to this image - I think we could easily be back in the 50's or 60's. I really like this photograph very much.

    Your second, to me, has a humorous side to it - those three singers with their matching white pumps, seen from above make me smile.

    Were these post processed for the b&w or was that an in camera preset? Inquiring minds feel they need to know.
     
  11. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
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    Hi BB, I think the thing about Goodwood is that they try to preserve that nostalgic quality of England in the fifties. It's owned by Lord March.

    The girls were singing sort of Andrews Sisters numbers :) Both pics are B & W Jpgs produced in camera and not by any skill on my part I'm afraid!
     
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  12. kathyh

    kathyh SC Top Veteran

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    The shots from Goodwood are terrific. I really like the b&w jpegs. Were you using the high contrast setting?
     
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  13. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
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    I have both sharpening and contrast set to Medium High :)
     
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  14. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Excellent, thanks for the history of Goodwood and your technical details, too.

    When you choose this setting within the camera's menu, this only applies to the jpegs...so then the RAW will still be available as color, am I right? If so, this is a pretty cool option.:cool:
     
  15. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
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    Yes, your DNG file will remain intact and you will also have a "cooked" jpeg in whatever you have chosen :) Most people seem to be complaining about not being able to shoot DNG alone but I've found it quite useful myself as the camera can produce a much better B & W than I ever could and yet I still have a DNG file to experiment with. I'm still trying to find the settings in LR3 that work for me on the DNG colour files as sometimes the colour is too bright for me.
     
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  16. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Seems like a nice option. Of course if people don't like the jpegs they don't have to import them, but I guess they're concerned about the space on the card's memory.
     
  17. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
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    X1 at Windsor Station

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  18. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
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    What a beautiful machine The Queen is! Love her colors, too!
     
  19. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

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  20. kathyh

    kathyh SC Top Veteran

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    Kathy
    Not the greatest photo, but

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    As I was walking home the other day I heard a band. Having my X1 in my purse (as I usually do) I nipped over to see if there was anything worth photographing. Whatever it was was just finishing and everyone was packing up but, I got out my camera and took a few shots anyway. The two guys (with their great big cameras) came over and told me how much they liked my camera and that it looked great and must take great pictures etc, etc. It made my day.
     
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