Camera Porn: Leica X1 w/case and grip.

Camera porn time! I had a few people ask mew for a picture of the Leica X1 with its grip and halfcase. So here you go! I also included a side by side with the Olympus E-P2. The X1 is small, light and beautiful. But, how does it perform in the real world? I’ll let you know soon! Until then, enjoy these images of the Leica X1!

Here is the X1 with grip and Leica leather half case/strap.

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Here is is with just the grip attached:

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and without the grip…

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and side by side with the Olympus E-P2…

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The X1 is a great looking camera and in my opinion the grip is a must have item with it. With the grip it is much more comfortable to hold and less slippery. Review coming soon! BTW, I shot these images with the monster Nikon D3s and an Impact light kit.

8 Comments

  1. Well I must say I am over the moon with my new X1. It’s my first Leica and have been a Canon nut most of my shooting life so it’s an exciting new way of shooting. Very keen on the grip but the price is a bit of a killer. But hey I’ve just paid £1200 for it 2nd hand so an extra £90 isn’t so bad. I agree the camera looks better without the grip but I think it’ll add some extra comfort. I don’t mind it with though. Looks pretty serious. Got a Voigtlander EVF coming soon so this grip might be a good purchase to get maximum stability and comfort.

  2. Holding on pulling up all stops to get my arms around my M9………..
    I have been using leica 35 yrs……….Money was never the issue in
    the yrs. past…………..But today and putting my reach on 10,G’s,
    has me perplexed………..However the sun always rises………..

    Soon i Pray………………….Easy…………

  3. I agree…I am NOT a fan of the case at all, but the grip makes the camera handle so much better. But the case makes it look bulky and does not seem to fit well. It looks the nicest naked, but feels the best with the grip. Thanks for the comments!

  4. I’m with the “naked” group regarding looks.

    I thought the camera felt too light and toy-like and not very nice when I played with it, so maybe the grip does improve the feel.

    (I have virtually no interest in owning the camera however, so my opinion might be clouded).

  5. I’m with Martin. I prefer the look of the X1 without the grip and half-case. More simple is more better.

    Have fun with your new toy!

  6. Mmmm, interesting. For me, Leicas with grips LOOK bad – if they really need them to function better, as you imply, then they should be made with them. But as an add-on, I’m afraid they don’t do it for me. I could say the same about the half-case personally too – detracts from the form in my view.

    I am looking forward to your review though, more interested in the function & results. Thanks for sharing.

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