Leica XVario available in silver now!

Discussion in 'Leica X1/X2 Forum' started by Armanius, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Anyone going to pick up the latest and greatest?
     
  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Nope, I got over my G.A.S. attack pretty fast a while ago. That said I'm sure it's lovely to behold.
     
  3. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Not in a million years...
     
  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I have to admit that I have quickly replaced my G.A.S. attack over the Fuji X-T. So I am not without the sin of lust!
     
  5. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    So you would do it in a million + 1 year then!
     
  6. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Does your husband know about this?
     
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  7. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    He does, Armando.
     
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  8. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    If someone gave me a Leica XVario, I'm sure I would enjoy it and keep it. But there's no way I would ever buy that camera with that specification at that price - or any price from $1000 up.
     
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  9. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
    They sure are great looking. Exceptional construction quality. But that Leica premium price is out of my reach for now.
     
  10. retow

    retow SC All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    It depends on the price. Maybe at USD 800 incl. EFV I`d give it a try. However, when comparing the XT-1 & 18-55mm or A7 plus 28-70mm kit lens prices, I have my doubts I`d pull my credit card even at these price levels.
     
  11. colonel

    colonel SC Regular

    57
    Apr 25, 2013
    London
    Its a question of whether you buy cameras on specs or results
    The X-vario results can't be argued with. Really spectacular across colours, pop (whatever that is) and sharpness then anything I have seen from a Fuji zoom, for example. And quite unusual to have that across 28-70mm and at all apertures (f3.5 being 1/2 stop off f2.8 ...)
    The silver does look good and the thing is made very well.
    Whether its worth the price is between you and your bank manager ;)
    At least the second hand prices are holding up well, in Leica style ...
     
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  12. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Yes, I've still got my eye on this camera...and am also interested in what they're going to bring out in April.
     
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  13. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    I can confidently say that this camera doesn't stir up any GAS. Which is a good thing for the wallet! Make a version with 28-70/2.8-3.5, and that would be something much more interesting. Or even a constant f4.
     
  14. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    Vow, first time I have seen a anti GAS post from you:)

     
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  15. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Oh c'mon, that's not true! I've posted at least half a dozen anti-GAS messages! I've had to eat my words on half of those ... but this is definitely not the only anti-GAS post! :p

    :)
     
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  16. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    I don't know Armando. Maybethe diplomatic middle-ground is to call your anti-GAS episodes a 'rare event'? I don't know about half a dozen over the past four years or so we've shared on here mate….:hmmm:
    …but maybe? :laugh1:
     
  17. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Definitely a rare event.:friends: