Got an LX5, couldn't help myself.

Discussion in 'Panasonic/Leica Forum' started by Chris2500dk, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk SC Top Veteran

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    Yeah yeah I know, I'm very late to the party :smile:
    Been eyeing it for quite a while. I have a Canon S95, but I'm not happy with the lack of creative control (missing hot shoe, slow AF, slow lens on the long end, not wide enough etc etc).
    I've had an Olympus XZ-1, but it didn't really do it for me. Got an unexpected tax return this spring, so I figured why not try the LX5.

    So far I'm quite pleased, the controls are good, the aspect mode selector is awesome. The camera even came with firmware 2.0 installed from the get go.
    Here's a quick shot of an orchid, I used my Metz 36 C-2 flash on a Nikon cord (doesn't matter as the flash only uses the centre pin).

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    P1020012_LR by ChristianHass, on Flickr

    A funny thing I noticed, is that the S95 on it's widest setting (4:3 of course) and the 24mm 16:9 setting on the LX5 gives about the same "height angle", the LX5 is just much wider of course.

    Here's the S95
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    Birds_S95sm by ChristianHass, on Flickr

    and here the LX5
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    Birds_LX5sm by ChristianHass, on Flickr
     
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  2. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

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    Congrats on the new camera Christian!!! Love that collection of Angry Birds!
     
  3. bartjeej

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    Congrats, the LX5 seems like a great camera. Enjoy! :smile:
    oh, and the real 16:9 ratio is awesome, particularly at wide angle!
     
  4. Xuereb

    Xuereb SC Veteran

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    It is a wonderful, small, light, instrument. I was very happy with mine and it went everywhere with me.
     
  5. BruPri

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    Hmmm.
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  6. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk SC Top Veteran

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  7. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

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    So are the birds the good guys or bad guys? The pigs are cuter!
     
  8. Lili

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    love this shot!!!!
     
  9. Julien

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    Chris, nice collection of books too. GRRM is one of my fav authors :wink:
     
  10. BruPri

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    Birds=good, Pigs=bad and poor very architects when implementing glass, wood and stones.
     
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  11. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

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    you should be able to figure it out...
    Great little camera. Very versatile and easy to work with. I made the mistake of selling mine a while back and then, after trying a few other compacts, bought another for about $230 or something. I didn't feel bad because I bought it back for less than I sold it for, but definitely a camera worth having even when you have a few others...

    Enjoy,

    -Ray
     
  12. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

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    Why are the birds angry? And anti-pig?