LX5 n00b gets camera, averts disaster

Discussion in 'Panasonic/Leica Forum' started by Yeats, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Hey all, I received a like-new LX5 3 days ago, and so of course the weather since then has been mostly cloudy and rainy! :rolleyes:

    However, I have been able to play with the camera a bit and am learning it's abilities, nuances and limitations, as well as some of my own. :biggrin:

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    The last photo was taken with the Raynox DCR-150 attached.
     
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Pretty impressive, Yeats - and there you were complaining!:wink:

    I happen to like your cat's eyes quite a bit - cats are wonderful photographic muses.
     
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    all great shots....the lighting in the kitty shot is a cut above!
     
  4. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Thanks, fellas! I was lucky to catch the evening sun as it came though the window and set his eyes aglow. I know the bug shots don't exactly play to the LX5's strengths, but it is fun to experiment!
     
  5. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    They are great images!!!! Can't wait to get my LX7 in September!!
     
  6. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Lucky you! :biggrin: It would be nice if Panny dropped the price a bit, though.
     
  7. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    I like the bugs, especially the green one!
     
  8. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Thank you! That one is a katydid.
     
  9. Archiver

    Archiver SC Top Veteran

    619
    Jul 11, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    Those are super! The macro function of that camera is definitely something to enjoy.
     
  10. matthewm

    matthewm SC Regular

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    Jun 23, 2011
    Sumter/Charleston, SC
    Matthew Morse
    I don't care what Katy did. Those photos look great! I, too arrived late to the party and ordered an LX5 today. Looking forward to getting my paws on it and taking some photos. I love my GRDIII (for many reasons), but wanted something a little more flexible for when I'm just hanging out and goofing off.

    Thanks for sharing!
     
  11. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Nice work.
     
  12. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Thanks!

    Yep, that Katy did sure get around! ::biggrin: The LX5 is a sweet little camera, and I can honestly say that I hardly miss my DSLR while using the LX5 within it's zoom range. I may still be caught in the clutches of new-gear euphoria, though.

    Thank you!
     
  13. NickLeon

    NickLeon New to SC

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    Jun 14, 2012
    You will enjoy the LX5 - lovely little camera you can take anywhere.