Finally took the LX5 out with me. apologies if some of the images are a bit "samey" to the LX3 shots but i went to the same place & i did want to do a comparison of sorts...
Camera set in JPEG mode & as before just a straighten or crop in iphoto ( definitely NO Adobe processed RAWS)
Findings so far... Dynamic B&W mode not as good as LX3, not as contrasty. Nice grey tones & still good but just not quite how i would like it.
I like deep dark blacks & B&W (mostly)
The Auto (hangs head in shame) colour mode was surprisingly good. Metered well with nice colours & coped well with bright light & dark shadows.
Overall, based on these first impressions - I like it. Kinda kicking myself it took me just over 7 years to try it out
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Thankyou.Nonetheless, Adam, I have to say that, for me at least, the 'Dynamic B & W' mode on your LX5....is producing some beautiful images - there is a really nice gradation of subtle tones in most of them. I like them quite a lot.
Nonetheless, Adam, I have to say that, for me at least, the 'Dynamic B & W' mode on your LX5....is producing some beautiful images - there is a really nice gradation of subtle tones in most of them. I like them quite a lot.
I really liked my LX5. I just sold it, but I still have an LX7. I thought about getting an LX10, but bought a Sony RX100 instead. Love that camera, too.LX5 again today, All JPEG's again, just a straighten/crop in iphoto & the occasional exposure tweak.
Later in the week i will shoot RAW & put them through CS/LR & see how well they stand up
definitely prefer B&W to colour so far. the "happy" setting shoulf be labelled insane, i'll try it on a more std setting next time..
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I really liked my LX5. I just sold it, but I still have an LX7. I thought about getting an LX10, but bought a Sony RX100 instead. Love that camera, too.
You really can't go wrong with the LX series for every day carry. My LX7 stays in my car. Unless I have a specific need for my other cameras, this suits me fine. Although, my new to me Leica X1 is really trying to win me over as an EDC camera, too. That has brilliant IQ.Rockysan, my LX5 is kinda new for me. i bought it 7 years ago & it got lost in the bottom of a bag & i only found it a couple of weeks ago so the pics in this thread are pretty much the only shots i've taken with it. Once i try some raw images in adobe i can see myself being a tad disappointed after a D810 with good glass however if i concentrate on its strengths rather than weaknesses i should be able to enjoy it.
As for an LX7 i do kinda want one of those as well, if one comes along at a sensible price i will buy it for the collection
i'll still use full frame Nikon for most stuff but i'm going to start using an LX of some kind as an everyday carry
Just a little comment: Thanks for this idea. I've carried the little old Nikon P50 with me on and off these past few weeks and really quite enjoyed the results (limited and flawed as they may have been - the P50 certainly isn't a LX3, LX5 or LX7 ...). I liked them enough to post them in "regular" threads; I only just remembered that there would have been a dedicated one ... Sorry for that