My First Encounter with Leica X1
I love photography. I have a collection of photobooks that I love. And I know a handful of most-loved photographers in the world. They either used (or using) Leica or other brands.
In 2001, I was the first student to buy a cheap China-made digital camera in the college. Now, I’m starting again. I like Leica but like most people the price is a major turn off until I stumbled into a second-hand Leica X1 on a portal sold for RM2500 (USD650).
I almost bought a second-hand Nikon D700 but I chose Leica X1 because of its simplicity and foolproof design. It is an old camera in terms of technology but good enough for a street photography.
One more reason I bought the camera is to use it for my first time travel to Tokyo in April 2017.