Big test for a Panasonic LX-7

Discussion in 'Panasonic/Leica Forum' started by DownUnderDog, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. DownUnderDog

    DownUnderDog SC Regular

    Hi everyone from DownUnderDog, in Australia.
    Recently I purchased an LX-7 to use on an overseas trip. I desided to take only one camera, and leave all my mu-43 gear home.
    After reading Camera Labs review I bought an LX-7. I made what I think was the correct choice. The camera was around my neck all day most days and I enjoyed using it immensely.
    The only regret I had was not having a lens hood. The controls were good to use. How about having an aperture dial on the lens - just great!
    I'm posting the first of many photos I took over three weeks. I hope you enjoy them. Feel free to comment. please note these are jpegs, I took raw as well but the jpegs were outstanding

    This was a big test for the camera. 800ISO and hand held. Having a maximum aperture of f1.4 was great.

    The camera was even good for street shooting.

    Wide angle shot of the old town at Toledo, Spain.

    Taken from the open top deck of a tourist bus in Madrid, Spain.

    Another from the bus. This time on the move.

    Cathedral Spire, Toledo, Spain.

    Almost no corrections to this image. Great little camera.

    I was so pleased the camera IQ handled the lighting of this shot. I used the color setting "Vivid" and was very pleased, good on most shots except portraits.

    Street scene in old Toledo.

    More street shooting on this one titled Who is looking after you?"

    Well I will post more as time permits, but I hope this bring some pleasure to your day , as posting them did for me.
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  2. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Greetz from a fellow Panny user! Your photos look nice and richly saturated.

    If only there were a wide-angle adapter for the LX7, I'd be all over it.

    Hope you get the chance to post more pics.
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  3. Michael T

    Michael T SC Top Veteran

    Jul 31, 2011
    The High Plains
    Nice captures. I love the form factor as well. When I don't want to worry about lugging around a kit bag, it's the LX5 that's been in my pocket the last few years and I've never been disappointed.
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  4. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Very nice. What was the ISO and shutter speed on that first night shot?

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  5. Some super images there, well done.

    I really want to try my LX7 at some street shooting as I think it will do well. Watch this space!
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  6. DownUnderDog

    DownUnderDog SC Regular

    Hi Ray,
    this was shot at 800 ISO, and 1/20th @ f1.4. Not bad eh?
  7. DownUnderDog

    DownUnderDog SC Regular

    Hi Michael,
    I've always carried an LX2 in the car. It was OK, but the LX7 is just beaut. The only problem I encountered was short battery life. A charge only gives 300 exposures, and that seems like all you get. On this trip I had only the original battery, next time I'll carry some extra.
  8. davidw

    davidw SC Regular

    Aug 4, 2012
    Looks very good. I think the 1.4 on LX7 is much better then my LX3. BUt the controls on these
    LX series are great.