Leica Leica X2 black & white.

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dalethorn

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1) College campus with historic structures.
2) Walkway over beaver marsh in Akron Ohio.

Leica X-E, f5.6, 1/80 sec. handheld, ISO 200.


Leica X-E, f5.6, 1/400 sec. handheld, ISO 200.
 
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dalethorn

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Normally I would never consider shooting the X2 at 1/5 second handheld, given that the X2 does not have a true optical VR/IS. But when I'm in a hurry and snapping more-or-less spontaneously, I sometimes do that and just accept that I might lose the images to blur, if it's not critically important to get the shot. This image was selected from 2 bursts of 8 each - 16 total, and it was the sharpest, plus I helped it along a little in post processing.

Leica X2 Paul Smith edition, f5.6, 1/5 sec. handheld, ISO 400.
 

BrianS

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Apr 3, 2013
That looks really good- especially for 1/5th second.

It would be a shame to blur those pretty faces. If ever shooting a picture of me...shake the camera vigorously.
 
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dalethorn

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I had a unique experience with Mahmood of the Charleston Center for Photography, in that he took my photo with a medium format film camera using a Polaroid back, with very old B&W film donated by an industry insider. So I snapped this one. The Leica X2 sensor must be a very old generation, as the noise and image quality at ISO 800 are much worse than what I'd expect for an APS-C sensor and a great lens.

Leica X2 Paul Smith edition, f2.8, 1/200 sec. handheld, ISO 800.
 
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dalethorn

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Amazing how noise eats into moderate low-light shots that could probably be done just as well with an iPhone. And this camera's sensor is an APS-C.

Leica X2 Paul Smith edition, f2.8, 1/40 sec. handheld, ISO 800.
 

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