Proud owner of LX5

Discussion in 'Panasonic/Leica Forum' started by kathyh, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. kathyh

    kathyh SC Top Veteran

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    Jul 13, 2010
    Ottawa, Canada
    Kathy
    My husband was going to Vistek (local camera store) so I told him to pick me up a LX5 and he did. You've gotta love the guy. I've read (well, skimmed) the manual and am now waiting for the battery to charge. More after I've actually try to use it. Btw, I hold Shooter responsible for this. He whetted my appetite.
     
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    Excellent, Kathy! That's makes two of us - not as in your husband's buying me one, but in Don's influence.

    I have to say that it's kind of interesting to see how many people on here of late are using this camera...or who are using its former version the LX3 or it's "clone" the Leica version.:tongue:

    Looking forward to your wonderful photos with this second camera of yours with an X in its name!
     
  3. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    P.S. The battery charged amazingly fast for me, Kathy. Just FYI.
     
  4. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Thanks ladies. You can't beat the LX5. Don't listen to me though, just try it out and make your own decisions.
     
  5. retow

    retow SC All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    Reading Streetshooter's user review pushed me over the fence and I went to B+H to leave the store with a black LX5. I had the LX3 twice (bought, sold, bought, sold) and tried to like it, but it was too fiddly a camera for me.
    The LX5 is a clear step up, a much more well rounded shooter, thanks to evolutionary improvements. This one, I really enjoy using. A keeper.
     
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  6. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    Hey there, retow - welcome to Serious Compacts and congratulations - from a native New Yorker.:biggrin:
     
  7. Karen Cole

    Karen Cole SC Regular

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    Sep 2, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Hey Don
    I've missed something here. Been away too long, I guess, didn't realize you had actually gotten this camera (LX5) Last I heard was your friend was getting it to review and you thought he was going to think many would return it.

    Anyway..now up-to-date...do you like it? I love mine and am using it pretty consistently right along with the GF1. It's pretty interesting to see the differences between camera on the same shot. I love both and am glad I have them. What do you find it most useful for and what are you up to with it?
     
  8. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    So now I'm responsible for some of youin's getting the LX5. Well, at least it's worth the weight.
    I do love the camera. Like Karen, I also use the GF1 and find the 2 cameras work well together. Like mother and child.
    The camera improves all the things on the LX3 that needed fixing.
    I have just about finished the testing phase and so far it's passed with flying colors.
    No doubt I'll keep it and let the love affair begin.
    On a side note, the GF1 is sleeping as the LX5 is wide awake.
     
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  9. retow

    retow SC All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    Maybe you should ask Pana for a commission. Eventually, the crowd is listening to what you are thinking about a camera. By the way, how is your DP1 doing?
     
  10. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Thanks for the props. Panny gives me enuff in their camera. I don't need any more than that.
    I like to see people get along with their cameras. If I am partly responsible, great!
    My friend just bought the Samsung and I had peek.
    It failed the pocket test.
    So I fully encourage the LX5 as a camera that brings happiness in such a small form along with great images.

    The DP1 is ok as the DP2. In time they will awaken to the call.
     
  11. javier

    javier SC Veteran

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    Oct 5, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Hey, so when do we get to see some pics:)
     
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  12. Alessio Coghe

    Alessio Coghe SC Regular

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    Aug 20, 2010
    Mexico City
    Kathy, you've got the right choice! I'm a proud owner of LX3 (and oly pen ep1) and this is perfect like intelligent compact camera.
     
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  13. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I have a feeling that Kathy is in recovery, so to speak, from her trip to Italy. I've got a feeling she'll be posting some photos with this new camera soon, along with several with the X1.:wink:
     
  14. mmacleodbrown

    mmacleodbrown SC Regular

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    Oct 10, 2010
    London
    Unfortuantly, the LX5 'just' and I mean just fails the jeans pocket test. I so wanted it to pass, but with the lens cap, it is just a bit too big :frown:
     
  15. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    I feel your pain, mmacleodbrown, however I circumvented "the pocket failure" by purchasing a nice carrying case, plus...being a woman, I usually have some kind of bag/purse with me. Where else can I carry my sunglasses, too?:wink:
     
  16. mmacleodbrown

    mmacleodbrown SC Regular

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    Oct 10, 2010
    London
    Tell me about it, Im going to have to go with the S95, but have advised my missus to get a LX5, for the same reasons as you - she has a multitude of handbags crying out for one..
     
  17. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    I'm retesting the pocket entrance and exiting procedures....
    Results later.... I'd hate to see a recall....
    It won't be pretty I tell ya...
     
  18. kathyh

    kathyh SC Top Veteran

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    Jul 13, 2010
    Ottawa, Canada
    Kathy
    Went for a walk this morning with the LX5. I have set up a flickr account and will now try to show a picture here.[​IMG]

    Didn't work. Will go back and reread instructions. Any advice will be appreciated.
     
  19. kathyh

    kathyh SC Top Veteran

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    Jul 13, 2010
    Ottawa, Canada
    Kathy
    Another try.

    [​IMG]

    Didn't work again.
     
  20. kathyh

    kathyh SC Top Veteran

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    Jul 13, 2010
    Ottawa, Canada
    Kathy
    I can't figure out how to get them in here but I believe the new link in the signature will take you to them.