LX7 for my mom

Discussion in 'Panasonic/Leica Forum' started by sprinke, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. sprinke

    sprinke New to SC

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    Oct 12, 2012
    Hello Serious Compacts folks! Some of you might recognize my name from the sister mu-43 forum.

    When I stepped up to micro four-thirds, my mother inherited my FZ35, a fine camera which I dearly loved. Last week, my beloved FZ35 was lost/stolen from us at the Happiest Place On Earth :mad:, and my mother tasked me with finding a replacement. My initial thought was the FZ150, but after discussing it with her at length, she decided that it was just too big! She wanted something smaller and more pocketable. She does a lot of (amateur) video, so video quality was important, and she felt that the "superzoom" was not as important. Hmmm, DSLR-ish quality in a simple P&S package. Easy, right? After mucking about with internet research, I decided on the LX7 for her.

    The good news is that I will be getting the camera first and spending a few weeks "learning" it for her so I can teach it to her. It should be arriving in the next few days. I'm looking forward to the new toy, albeit temporarily (will have to surrender it at Thanksgiving).

    So, hello! nice to meet you. If there is anything you'd like to see from my LX7 tests, post here and I'll try to accommodate it.
     
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  2. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Hello sprinke, and welcome :) Looking forward to seeing the shots!
     
  3. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    I bought a used LX3 for my sister when she took up scrapbooking. Like you, I tried it out, espcailly since it was used. Nice IQ and control layout.
     
  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I always like all your shots (I've been a fan since your days with that old FZ35), just show us a nice variety. I'd like to see what it can do at "the edge" of the sensor's performance. How does it handle ISO1600 and ISO 3200. Welcome aboard.
     
  5. DownUnderDog

    DownUnderDog SC Regular

    I brought an LX7 yesterday for an upcoming overseas trip. I took some test shots in the garden this morning and found it an exciting camera to use. I'm about to upload some photos and start a new post. Look out to see the first photos from my LX7.
    Cheers
    DUD
     
  6. DownUnderDog

    DownUnderDog SC Regular

    My first images with my new LX7

    It appears I can't start a new thread yet. So I'm back here to show a few images from my brand new just-out-of-the-box Panasonic LX7. These three images are from my garden taken today. They are jpeg fine images with only minimal tweaking in photoshop elements. I'm impressed, it is just a great small but very intelligent camera. I'm retiring my well loved LX2, and will be travelling with the LX7 from now on. Next week I'm off to Spain, so I'll soon have more images to display. Look at these and feel free to comment.

    P1000009.

    P1000019.

    P1000010.

    Cheers
    DUD
     
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  7. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Hi And welcome

    I have the LX7 and it's a great serious compact!! I started a group on Flickr just in case you want to join and show off your work. > Flickr: Panasonic Lumix LX7
     
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  8. DownUnderDog

    DownUnderDog SC Regular

    Hi Andy,
    once I get some photos out of the new camera I'll join your group. Also I'll still post here too!
    Cheers
    DUD
     
  9. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Seems the LX7 does nice sharp macro.....wow.
     
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  10. davidw

    davidw SC Regular

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    Aug 4, 2012
    I have the LX3 and I must say I really like the controls. THis LX7 seems slightly better.
    Cant go wrong .we need the LX8 to be the same layout but with sony sensor.
     
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  11. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
  12. Kustom48

    Kustom48 SC Regular

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    Aug 12, 2012
    Wimbotsham, Norfolk, UK.
    ian drury
    Hi there sprinke,
    can you tell me if it is possible to use an add-on filter ( eg; neutral density grad or soft and a circular polarising filter ) on the LX7 using the lens / filter thread and what size it is.

    Thanks in appreciation.