Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/10/05

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Subject: [Leica] Leica X1
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Tue, 05 Oct 2010 20:00:26 -0400

This image I've run into this week of the X1 with finder and grip.

A more gripping pic of an x1 you're never going to find.
I was unaware of the configuration. Certainly appears to give the camera a
different and more serous edge.

Mark William Rabiner
mark at

> From: Kyle Cassidy <leicaslacker at>
> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2010 11:19:39 -0400
> To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Subject: Re: [Leica] leica X1
> I find the viewfinder on the GF1 indispensable -- I just can't compose at 
> arms
> length, i don't think the paradigm's likely to shift in the pro photo 
> crowd.
> it's nice to be able to look at a display on the camera back (especially 
> one
> that swivels) from time to time, but if you can't hold it up to your eye, 
> i'm
> hard pressed to think that it would be terribly useful for any serious
> photography. all the old-time crappy p&s digital cameras used to have 
> optical
> viewfinders built in (the digilux has one) - i can see getting rid of it 
> for a
> consumer camera -- but not on something you expect will get pro-use. they
> could have included a wire-frame flip up peep sight and audio focus
> confirmation and it would have been more appealing.
> (speaking from not having used an X1 for more than 5 minutes, so take it 
> for
> what it's worth)
> kc
> On Oct 4, 2010, at 7:55 PM, Jeffery Smith wrote:
>> That's a deal-breaker for us guys with bifocals. For $2,000, a viewfinder 
>> is
>> to be expected. It's a shame inasmsuch as the low light performance of 
>> the X1
>> is pretty spectacular for a compact.
>> Jeffery
>> On Oct 4, 2010, at 6:36 PM, Geoff Hopkinson wrote:
>>> I dislike having to hold it at arm's length.
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