Charlie Waite on LX5

Discussion in 'Panasonic/Leica Forum' started by olli, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
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    I know the earlier video by UK landscape photographer Charlie Waite on compact cameras was posted here but I haven't seen anything on his latests video using the LX5. So for anyone who hasn't seen it, here it is:


    And for further inspiration take a look at the images here, here and here.
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  2. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
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    you should be able to figure it out...
    Nice advertisement and some fine images. I find it a little hard to believe he was really using the scene modes, though! Except to demonstrate them in the ad...

    A further reminder that its all in the eye, though.

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  3. MichaelChiara

    MichaelChiara SC Regular

    Jul 9, 2010
    Thanks for posting this, I really appreciate it
  4. jorgeledesma

    jorgeledesma SC Regular

    Jan 3, 2012
    Coral Gables
    I tend to agree with you Ray, nonetheless its a great compact but the more I read about, especially after having owned the LX3 a couple of years ago, its a tough call but I'm leaning the LX3/VF1 option.
  5. Bugleone

    Bugleone SC Regular

    Jun 1, 2011
    How often one reads that; "the camera is not important"...however, it was very interesting to see that hardly any of Charlie Waite's fantastic landscape ability transfered to the advert for a camera that he would likely never use, especially in view of his stated views about digital images.....

    ......Interesting also the frequent use of the word "fun" by this most serious of all photographers. Never mind Charlie! get back to the Hassy and £30,000 digital back...
  6. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus SC Top Veteran

    Jul 6, 2010
    Geting paid by Panasonic to wander around, take a few snaps. No wonder he thinks its fun!

    Like you I wonder how often he uses a camera like the LX5 on his advertising assignments, his books and his print sales.

    I'm all for well-known photographers promoting "ordinary" cameras, however I think I'd like to be more convinced that some of them actually thought they were useful tools for the "day job" and not just for some lucrative advertising jaunt.

    Some do use what might might be regarded as non-professional cameras for professional work, and I tend to be more interested in that rather than something like this, with the Lumix and Panasonic logos permanently on the screen.

    While the eye rather than the camera is the most essential element in producing good photography, making a living from it, marketing it and satisfying the people who pay your wages is a somewhat more complex affair.
  7. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
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    Bill Shinnick
    I think the videographer is the unsung star here. Gave me some ideas for the SIJ.
  8. nikki

    nikki SC Top Veteran

    Sep 12, 2011
    Dublin ,Ireland
    I actually have this dvd ( the full length version ) -its quite good and the images he gets from the lx3 are amazing , he also uses a GH1 in the dvd as well. He mostly leaves it on 24mm ,as thats the best quality he gets from the camera .
  9. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
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    Speaking as working professional, I have used my serious compact cameras, for background plates(landscapes, cityscapes , prop shots, I could also see using them for fine art stuff, street,abstracts etc,. Anything that does not require extreme resolution or that can be shot again if it does not work out the first time.. But for I could never use one on a real jub , just not fast enough, not enough reliability, not enough resolution, chip is not smooth enough due to size, an assortment of reasons.
  10. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I've only just realised this guy lives just up the road from me and in fact i remember now seeing him outside my house being videoed a few months ago ... presumably making a dvd ... he's at the local arts centre giving a talk next month - tickets are £12.50 a pop though ...