personally, i am wondering if you don't have a defective lx-5? to say the lx-3 makes better pictures with the same lens does not sound right to me. i have been looking at the very few landscape images i have and i am more than happy with the detail the lx-5 produces.These are probably the last images I show from my LX5.
The LX5 lens is simply incapable of resolving the fine detail of foliage.
In this shot the conifers in the mid ground are just a mush while buildings beyond are quite sharp. (RAW or Jpeg files have the same effect all exotic camera settings to minimum or off )
Looking back at the DPReview and others the problem should have been apparent earlier from their tests. These are from the LX3 and the LX5 where you can see how much better the LX3 is at resolving fine detail
When used on more angular subjects the difference seems far less but as a walking companion my old DLux4 is more effective at covering landscapes.
For months I've been fiddling with settings and RAW converters and listening to others extol the virtues of this camera while the evidence of the lens deficiencies was clearly there at DPReview and Imaging Resource. I so wanted this to be the perfect pocket camera. I hardly think that the DLux5 will be different.
I can't help feeling that the problem is more than optical resolution and that the so-called RAW file seems processed.[/QUOTE]
I can't see any EXIF info, what are the settings on shot you don't like?
Can you upload the RAW .RW2 ?
Try shooting at f4 in aperture priority mode.
Do a test and shoot a grey card or macbeth chart and set white balance in your software from the chart, incorrect white balance really compromises the RAW to RGB conversion process.
Love the photos, where was all this? Love the location.LX5, circular polarizer + Tiffen Red 29 filter (loving that filter, BTW), taken in mid-day light so bright I couldn't see what I was shooting, even through the EVF, and had to cup both hands around my face/forehead and manipulate the controls w/my right pinky.
Snow! This is another one of those photos where I'm not sure whether it's a black & white desaturated shot like that other window photo you took. Nice contrasty grain too.