By ndroo • Jun 5th, 2012 • Category: Toys
Yup … Take away the ’00′ from the X100 and now it is X1. The Leica X1! Traded my Fujifilm X100 with a friend’s very minty condition X1 … just to have a feel of it (despite knowing the slower AF and lack of video function). It has been years since I’ve used a Leica digital camera. The last one was the Digilux 2 which I love and it was a great cam in those old days.
Found a matching 2nd hand hand half case at a great price and it is from JnK! I love the cases from them (and the X100 I had also wore one from JnK). I’ve seen the silver/black edition but somehow love the black one more as it makes the cam look smaller and sleek.
I sure wish it is the X2 but hey … I must find someone who had just downed 5 bottles of whiskey to agree to trade his X2 with my X100 right?
The trade came with a price though. The cute pop up flash on the X1 was a little crazy. It somehow refused to retract after I popped it out and even when it does retract … the flash stays on (ie. it fires when retracted). So since the camera comes with a 2 year warranty … and has over half a year of it left … a quick trip to the Leica service center was the price.
It is probably the best service center I’ve stepped into for ages! Friendly and very efficient staffs … from the pretty lady at the front desk to those experts getting cams fixed inside. I got the flash fixed plus the dials serviced (originally it seemed a bit too loose and get changed too easily) … and a brand new leather skin installed … in just 3 days!
A couple of photos without the half case. Now all I wanna do is try find a way to tape up the round red logo. Hahaha!
Okay … here’s the round red logo … before it disappears … that is if I can find a way to cover it up without making the cam look retarded.
Time for some test drive this weekend!