Strange behaviour with Panasonic LX-5

Discussion in 'Panasonic/Leica Forum' started by Robert Tan, May 16, 2011.

  1. Robert Tan

    Robert Tan New to SC

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    Oct 25, 2010
    I have the LX-5, and as expected, I have switch on the camera with the lens cap on, and sure enough, the message on the back of the screen says to switch off first take off the cap then switch on the camera.

    I have access to another LX-5, and I find that when I switch the camera on with the lens cap in place, it tells me to take off the lens cap and hit any key, and sure enough, the camera continues its initialization and ready to take picture! I check the version of the firmware, and both were ver 1.0!

    Has anybody try this? It looks like my LX-5 may have a somewhat older firmware but don't have the need to switch off then on...
     
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  2. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    Hi Robert

    Welcome to serious compacts.

    I often forget to take my cap off the lens when firing up the LX5 but its no big problen to me as I also get the message to take the cap off and then hit any key, after which I am good to shoot. My firmware version is 1.0. I got my LX5 around October 2010.
     
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  3. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Welcome,
    My LX5 did the same activity as Briar's.
    I got the collapsing lens cap from eBay and that solved that issue.
    It's nice to have both of you here.
    Don
     
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  4. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    LOL nice to have you here too Don. :grouphug:
     
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  5. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Briar, at my age it's nice to be anywhere....but thank you kind lady....
     
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  6. Robert Tan

    Robert Tan New to SC

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    Oct 25, 2010
    Looks like I have an older version, which prompt me to switch off the camera then switch on. A recent one shows me to take off the cover, then hit any button to continue.
     
  7. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    olli
    Hi Robert. Welcome. MY LX3 has always just given me the 'remove the lens cap' message. Seems very strange they would put a 'turn the camera off' message on with any firmware. I suppose both options are better than having the lens push it off.
     
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  8. Robert Tan

    Robert Tan New to SC

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    Oct 25, 2010
    Thanks for confirming that there are 2 version of the LX-5, the first being the requirement to switch off, take off the cap then switch it on, the second being take of the cap and press any button to continue. I am going to check out those caps that is auto, ie push out the cap, and close back when the camera is switched off.

    BTW, I haven't properly introduce myself, my name is Robert and I already have 2 m4/3 cameras ( GF1 and EPL1 ) which are great but too big for daily walk around. They are there when I need to get better quality, but at least I feel that the LX5 is pretty good quality already for good light pictures. I am a Lurker, that is I go to seriouscompacts.com regulary but not posting anything...

    Thanks

    Robert

     
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  9. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Robert, thank you for telling us a bit more about yourself. Next time you're around and you have the inclination, it would be wonderful if you'd stop by for a quick unofficial, official hello over on the Welcomes and Introductions forum. Very glad to have you here.:th_salute: