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New LX100 on it's way

Discussion in 'Panasonic LX100 / D-LUX (109) Forum' started by davidzvi, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. davidzvi

    davidzvi SC Regular

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    Apr 18, 2014
    David
    Well I finally did it. Just ordered a new LX100 through the GreenToe site. I've purchased a few things through them so far and on the LX100 I got pretty close to their home page propaganda, "up to 20% off". Should be here tomorrow.

    :dance4:
     
  2. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Enjoy!

    Cheers, Jock
     
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  3. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Congratulations! You'll love the camera.
     
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  4. davidzvi

    davidzvi SC Regular

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    Apr 18, 2014
    David
    Well snapped a quick shot, need to work on AF point but...
     

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  5. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Looks good to me. What does your cat think?
     
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  6. davidzvi

    davidzvi SC Regular

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    Apr 18, 2014
    David
    "Turn that AF assist light off already will you."
     
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  7. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Well the LX7 didn't last long I'm afraid. I took it out on a (rare) sunny day and couldn't see a darn thing on the screen, even turned up to the max brightness. Plus the images weren't a vast improvement, to my eyes anyway, on my TZ60 - a camera that seems to punch above its weight. It was pleasant to use, though, screen issues notwithstanding. Anyway I've sold that and have now ordered an LX100... really looking forward to it!
     
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  8. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Enjoying this new toy a lot so far. I like the overall feel and the controls, and I've got used to the EVF now. The MF display is great. Only downside is that the zoom is perhaps a little slow. I can see I need to spend some time working out custom control sets to get the best out of it.
     
  9. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    Doesn't the camera allow step-zoom on the lens barrel?
     
  10. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I'll be looking to you for tips and tricks, then, Martin! I've got one on the way from the same place I bought my FZ1000. Should arrive early next week, or late this week :)
     
  11. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Yes, but it doesn't move instantly from one FL to the next. There's still a fairly leisurely progression. At least there's no danger of overshooting the FL you want to get to :)
     
  12. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    I see now - purely electronic, just in steps instead of infinite. That's what I miss about the Leica X Vario - the quick twist on the lens barrel.
     
  13. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    OK then, for starters I have set up 3 custom settings, the essential features being:
    1 -JPEG only, iZoom on
    2 - JPEG only, iZoom, 6mp files, Ex Zoom
    3 - RAW only, spot metering
    So I have 24-150mm on the first setting, 24-210 on the second (albeit small files, to be used for emergencies!), and normal RAW with spot metering on the third.
    All of them have the Fn3 button set to choose a custom set, and Fn1 is shadow/highlights on the first two.
    The 2 JPEG settings also have a custom photo style, basically Standard with NR -3 and Sharpness +1. With that setting I find that the JPEGS come out really nicely and I have struggled to get a RAW conversion to match them.
     
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  14. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Thanks, Martin! My LX should come before weeks end according to the post office :)
     
  15. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    I got one about three weeks ago. Not had a chance to use it other than a few test shots. It's RAW files didn't work with Lightroom 4 but the jpegs looked fine out of the camera to my eyes.
     
  16. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

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    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    I'm using Lightroom CC and it accepts the RAW files OK but as I mentioned to Sue, I can't figure out how to get them looking as crisp as the JPEGs, which also have plenty of latitude for processing. Maybe someone has published LX100 presets or profiles, I'll hunt around the interweb.
     
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  17. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    I think I've got a preset sorted now that I like, for developing RAW files in LR, which I will donate to the PL public. I like a touch of vignette - I think it adds a certain something - but I know lots of people don't. So I've done one with and one without.
    LX100.lrtemplate
    and
    LX100 no vignette.lrtemplate
     
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  18. davidzvi

    davidzvi SC Regular

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    Apr 18, 2014
    David
    LR 4 won't handle the RAW files. You'll need to upgrade or I would probably just use the Adobe RAW DNG converter.
     
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  19. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I have to wait til next week. The Post office sorting house sent it to the wrong place for distribution, and it had to be brought back. Should be Monday or Tuesday now. Auspost employees are generally pretty decent but some are just fools.
     
  20. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Like most of humanity, I'm afraid. :(
     
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