Messing with Macros on LX7

Discussion in 'Macro' started by Ray Sachs, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I'm about the least macro-inclined shooter I've ever heard of. But I always enjoyed playing with the macro function on the LX5 and I got into playing around with it the other day on the LX7 as well. Just killing time during some bad holiday weather and sedentary days inside with family...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/8314877908/" title="Macros-35-Edit by ramboorider1, on Flickr">[​IMG]"800" height="800" alt="Macros-35-Edit"></a>

    The lost art of steel bicycle fork crowns...
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/8314878378/" title="Macros-30-Edit by ramboorider1, on Flickr">"1024" height="683" alt="Macros-30-Edit"></a>

    Bike derailure mount:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/8313830595/" title="Macros-20-Edit by ramboorider1, on Flickr">"1024" height="683" alt="Macros-20-Edit"></a>

    Ye old iPhone earbud - so close you can see the scuz and dust on it:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/8314879512/" title="Macros-15-Edit by ramboorider1, on Flickr">"1024" height="819" alt="Macros-15-Edit"></a>

    The other end of the cord:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/8314879934/" title="Macros-13-Edit by ramboorider1, on Flickr">"1024" height="683" alt="Macros-13-Edit"></a>

    Oly body cap - see, its not THAT small...
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/8313832363/" title="Macros-9-Edit by ramboorider1, on Flickr">"1024" height="683" alt="Macros-9-Edit"></a>

    -Ray
     
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  2. spinyman

    spinyman SC Veteran

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    Dec 21, 2011
    Valley Center,Ca.
    David
    OK,there are two issues here.First,your ability to create a fine photograph out of nothing and second,the great macro function of the LX7.
    I,too am killing time,not because of bad weather.Just waiting to go to yet another Holiday get together.I'm a bit of a Scrooge who is glad Christmas comes but once a year.Btw,the earbud is my favorite.
     
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  3. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Nice ones Ray! I finally handled a LX7 at the local shop, and I must admit I rather liked it! I wanted to compare it with a G15, but alas, they were out of it.
     
  4. phrenic

    phrenic SC Regular

    61
    Nov 14, 2012
    Its crazy to see the macro capabilities of some of t hese compacts..I am often pleasantly surprised by my xz1 which seems to focus similarly close.
     
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  5. thekeddi

    thekeddi SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    Wonderful photos! I love the mail box!
     
  6. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    The LX7 is brilliant for macro! I think I aught to have a play with inanimate objects with mine seeing as the weather is rubbish!
     
  7. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    That is some awesome macro photography. I didn't realise there was an LX7 out already, I still have the LX5.
     
  8. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    It's been around since August or September. Evidently not selling that well because its already being heavily discounted in the US. Started at $499 and is often (though not always) found for $275-299 these days. A real steal for that price. A bit of an improvement over the LX5 in a number of areas, but not a huge difference in any one area.

    -Ray
     
  9. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    Listed at $299 this morning on B&H site after hovering at $449 for a couple weeks. Also available in white, for those so inclined!
     
  10. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    I'm pretty sure cameras like the X10 have had something to do with that.

    Either way, I really like the improvement in the f/stop of the lens. And obviously the images above are proof of the great images that are possible with this camera.
     
  11. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I think its mostly the RX100, but the X10 probably has some impact too - although I wasn't under the impression that the X10 was selling all that incredibly, or that Fuji needs it to. Sony obviously goes after huge sales and seems to have hit their mark with the RX100.

    And yeah, the lens is faster while retaining its great sharpness, the sensor is a bit better at higher ISO's (but not competitive with either the X10 or RX100), and the handling, while already wonderful, is even better with the aperture ring and additional ND / Focus control.

    -Ray
     
  12. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    In that price range I would've gone for the X10 primarily for the IQ and the larger sensor.
     
  13. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
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  14. jporos

    jporos SC Regular

    105
    May 8, 2013
    Mississippi
    From my D-LUX 6...

    TXMacro-1_zpsd36c4ce0.

    (LX-7 sister camera) Handheld and in natural light as well. Solid macro capabilities.