Leica X (Typ 113) Review

February 23, 2015 | Mark Goldstein | |
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Review Roundup

Reviews of the Leica X (Typ 113) from around the web.

uk.pcmag.com »

The Leica X (Typ 113) ($2,295) is a serious upgrade when compared with the older in terms of optics. Its f/1.7 lens captures more than twice the light as the X2, and a new manual focus ring is a pleasure to use. The X also adds 1080p video capture, and it supports Leica's sharp add-on EVF, the . It's expensive, especially compared with other cameras in this class, and there are a few operational quirks, but it's a solid entry into the prime lens compact arena.
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blog.mingthein.com »

Photokina 2014 saw the release of an updated Leica X model – the typ 113. I’ve decided to review it for two reasons: firstly, to make another attempt at overcoming my personal lack of enthusiasm for the 35mm FOV, and secondly, out of curiosity to see how good the new lens is – it’s now a newly-designed 23/1.7, changed from the previous 23/2.8 which I believe is a derivative of the M-mount design. The sensor remains the same as the X2 at 16MP, and APS-C. Finally, some design updates complete the package – leaving the X looking more like a mini-M than ever.
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stevehuffphoto.com »

When I found out that Leica created a new “X” camera with a Summilux lens and a faster aperture of F/1.7 I was VERY happy. FINALLY! Leica created the X many of us have wanted…or did they? With all new stylish looks, a larger size using the X-Vario body, and a very GORGEOUS brown and silver color along with the stealthy black , Leica has left out the built in EVF that 90% of us have been begging for. Why oh why? If an EVF was put in this camera it would have flown off the shelves!
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