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Neat trick the LX100 can do

Discussion in 'Panasonic LX100 / D-LUX (109) Forum' started by Jock Elliott, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    The LX100 has a "filter" button the camera's top deck, which allows certain visual effects -- like monochrome, high key color, low key color -- to be applied when the image is captured. Among these are four different variations on monochrome. But the LX100 also has a software switch that allows an image with "normal" settings to be captured at the same time that the image with the filter is captured.

    So, while you are shooting rough monochrome:

    LX100_filters_samples_002_Medium_.JPG

    Dynamic monochrome:

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    or regular monochrome:

    LX100_filters_samples_006_Medium_.JPG

    You can capture this at the same time as a kind of backup in case you don't ultimately like the effect of the filter

    LX100_filters_samples_007_Medium_.JPG

    In addition, I noticed that there can be a slight lag in the viewfinder when panning around in rough monochrome filter mode, but I didn't notice it at all with the other monochrome filters.

    Cheers, Jock
     
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  2. MoonMind

    MoonMind SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 29, 2013
    Switzerland
    Matt
    Nice find, definitely worth exploring.

    Just a little information on the EVF lag in general: If you switch the Live View refresh to 60p, it's mostly gone (at least to my eyes). I assume this'll eat into battery performance a bit, but it's really a visible improvement.

    M.
     
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  3. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Thanks! Good to know. I have no problem with EVF performance at all under normal usage, but when the Rough Monochrome filter is engaged, things get weird. I will definitely experiment with your suggestion.

    Cheers, Jock
     
  4. Boompa

    Boompa SC Regular

    Jock,

    I can't for the life of me FIND that software switch. How/where did you set it to capture a normal image in addition to a filter image?

    Thanks,

    Steve
     
  5. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Steve,

    I'm looking at my camera now, and I'll walk you through how I found the switch.

    Put the shutter speed on A, the aperture on A, and the focus switch on the lens barrel on AF (I'm not sure that any of these settings make a difference, but let's make sure that we start from a place of common settings).

    1. Turn the camera on.

    2. Make sure the camera is in P mode.

    3. Press the filter button

    4. Click up or down to one of the filters.

    5. Press Menu/Set to select one of the filters. (You won't be able to activate the software switch unless a filter is active.)

    6. Press Menu/set again to select the menu options.

    7. With the camera symbol highlighted at the upper left, click or use the scroll wheel until you get to page 3 in the camera settings list.

    8. Just below the iResolution option you will find "Simultaneous record w/o filter. Press Menu/Set to turn it on or off.

    That should do it, I think.

    Please let me know if that works for you.

    Cheers, Jock
     
  6. Boompa

    Boompa SC Regular

    WONDERFUL Jock! Thank you. Yes... works perfectly. I must have been up and down that seven page menu a dozen times but just somehow missed the "Simultaneous record w/o filter" option. DOH!

    Thanks again,

    Steve
     
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  7. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Steve,

    My pleasure. So often I am on the receiving end of help here. It's nice to be able to help a fellow photographer.

    Cheers, Jock
     
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