How Useful is the OVF on the Leica X1?
26th May 2015 - 0 comments
Questions often arise from new owners of the popular X1 camera regarding the need for an external viewfinder. There is no provision for coupling an Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) such as those designed for later X cameras, so the only option is to consider an optical viewfinder (OVF) which I consider in my Gallery notes on the LEICA X1.
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Leica X series - My Current Thoughts
24th May 2015 - 0 comments
I have owned and used the original X1 model since it was launched in 2010 and find it an extremely competent, compact and capable little camera. I have never replaced it. However in 2014 I added the X Vario version which has a high quality zoom lens (28mm to 70mm equivalent). It is capable of top quality photography but I am currently having issues with Auto-focus which are being investigated. I will add notes on ownership shortly. The latest Leica X Typ. 113 is a tempting upgrade but clearly would not replace my X1 (size and bulk). It is not as compact. So, for the present, my X1 continues to serve me very well.

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X1 - New notes on higher ISO settings
28th February 2014 - 0 comments
Recent experiences with the Leica X Vario camera have encouraged me to try new techniques with my venerable X1. I have started to document my early findings in my X1 pages. You can find it here
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Leica Photography update
01st October 2013 - 0 comments
The introductory words to my portfolio on Leica Photography requires updating. I am doing my best to rectify this situation by revising much of that written in the past and adding new facts and thoughts. It is work in progress and I hope to complete the revision this year. The first changes have been made. Thank you.
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New Lease of Life for my website
23rd May 2013 - 0 comments
Further to my February news item, I am please to say that my website will continue. My decision follows lobbying from family, friends and readers worldwide who have convinced me that it does serve a useful purpose. I hope that I can continue to fulfil your expectations from me in the future. Thank you.
New Portfolio
06th July 2012 - 0 comments
As part of a progressive programme, I have organised a new portfolio dedicated to photography with the venerable Leica Digilux 2 camera. The D2 is used purely for pleasure; I normally use more modern models for serious work. See the portfolio in my Gallery.
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New technique notes for Leica X1
01st December 2011 - 1 comment
I have added a new short article which addresses questions received about Leica X1 sharpness. You can find it here
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