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    Fun with the LX100 / D-Lux Typ 109

    My LX100 just arrived, and I can tell I am going to love this camera. My son obliged me for a snap with the new camera:


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    Re: Fun with the LX100 / D-Lux Typ 109

    Cute kid!

    I assume this was a JPEG. There are smearing artifacts in the hair and moiré as well. Thanks for posting.
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    Re: Fun with the LX100 / D-Lux Typ 109

    Thanks, Brad.

    That was an unsupported RAW conversion using Lightroom after changing the camera model to GX7 using Exiftool.

    Some of the noise and smearing you see in the darker tones is the result of heavy shadow pushing during conversion (+69 on shadow slider).

    This was the in-camera JPEG:





    Here is my other son, a bit of grain added in post. I missed focus a bit, but it's another example of the lens' bokeh at full tele:


    P1000047 by Amin Sabet, on Flickr


    Each boy charged me a $15 modeling fee


    Here's are the RAW files for download if you want to try them (EXIF has been changed to GX7 for wide support): https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dgvfb48yp...RTBkFlTFa?dl=0
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    Re: Fun with the LX100 / D-Lux Typ 109

    Here's one processed in C1 Pro 8 (unsupported):


    P1000043 by Amin Sabet, on Flickr
    Last edited by Amin; 9th November 2014 at 09:17.

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    Re: Fun with the LX100 / D-Lux Typ 109

    Very nice! I can't wait to see supported RAW file conversions.
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    Re: Fun with the LX100 / D-Lux Typ 109

    One more from C1 (unsupported):


    P1000116 by Amin Sabet, on Flickr

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    Re: Fun with the LX100 / D-Lux Typ 109

    Does the camera have a step zoom?

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    Re: Fun with the LX100 / D-Lux Typ 109

    Yes
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    Re: Fun with the LX100 / D-Lux Typ 109

    Some closeups from a walk around the neighborhood today (all processed in C1 by switching EXIF to GX7):


    P1000162 by Amin Sabet, on Flickr


    P1000221 by Amin Sabet, on Flickr


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    P1000230 by Amin Sabet, on Flickr


    P1000268 by Amin Sabet, on Flickr


    And a couple indoor snaps from the morning


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    P1000148 by Amin Sabet, on Flickr
    Last edited by Amin; 15th November 2014 at 13:49.
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    Re: Fun with the LX100 / D-Lux Typ 109

    lovely Amin

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    Re: Fun with the LX100 / D-Lux Typ 109

    Thanks, Jono! This is literally the camera I was asking for for years and years!
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    Re: Fun with the LX100 / D-Lux Typ 109

    What a beautiful pair of pictures, Amin ~ take it from an older guy with kids of his own ~ you'll have these around for a lifetime!

    (and I'm still beaming with delight, myself...)

    Blessings and cheers for you and yours,

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    Re: Fun with the LX100 / D-Lux Typ 109

    Quote Originally Posted by Amin View Post
    This is literally the camera I was asking for for years and years!
    Ditto
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    Re: Fun with the LX100 / D-Lux Typ 109

    Folks,

    I am trying so hard to ignore this camera, but reading all your great posts plus also wanting such a camera for years now makes resisting pretty hard
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    Re: Fun with the LX100 / D-Lux Typ 109

    Amin,

    Thanks for making the RAWS available. The latest beta of Iridient Digital 3.0 supports the LX100 raws already and does a reasonable job with the two raws you posted.

    - Ricardo

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    Re: Fun with the LX100 / D-Lux Typ 109

    Quote Originally Posted by Irenaeus View Post
    What a beautiful pair of pictures, Amin ~ take it from an older guy with kids of his own ~ you'll have these around for a lifetime!

    (and I'm still beaming with delight, myself...)

    Blessings and cheers for you and yours,

    Irenaeus
    Thanks so much, Irenaeus! Here's one more from yesterday, this one a selfie while my girl listens to a bit of Zeppelin:



    P1000317 by Amin Sabet, on Flickr


    Quote Originally Posted by raist3d View Post
    Amin,

    Thanks for making the RAWS available. The latest beta of Iridient Digital 3.0 supports the LX100 raws already and does a reasonable job with the two raws you posted.

    - Ricardo
    My pleasure, Ricardo. Here are the unmodified RAWs from those nature closeups and my selfie:

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8eb9swe4r...NRteVkdla?dl=0

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    Re: Fun with the LX100 / D-Lux Typ 109

    Here's a wide angle sample, minimal cropping, focus on foreground


    P1000191 by Amin Sabet, on Flickr
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    Re: Fun with the LX100 / D-Lux Typ 109

    I tried out my LX100 in ernest over the week-end as I used it to do a photographic documentary piece in typical English November light!

    This image is shown here uncropped so that corners can be seen by the pixel peepers! It was shot at 1/400, F2.8 auto ISO and WB spot auto focussing.

    For my purpose this was the ideal camera as I kept it in my coat pocket whilst I chatted to the stall holder and explained what I wanted to do and managed to get his co-operation. Only then did I introduce the LX100 and it's size and form was never likely to intimidate him!
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    Re: Fun with the LX100 / D-Lux Typ 109

    From the first weeks. This is the kind of camera I've been waiting for for quite some time. Small enough to fit in a coat pocket, but with a decent IQ, settings that can be visually checked, step zoom and what not. In the beginning it was a bit hit and miss in the sharpness department, but that was user error mostly. Since then I've grown more accustomed to the AF choices, and to holding this small camera. Things went uphill from there. My work related bag found its new camera.


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    Re: Fun with the LX100 / D-Lux Typ 109

    impressive image quality from this LX100! It was not all that long ago the LX series was was "small sensor camera". Seems like the Lx100 is all grown up now
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    Re: Fun with the LX100 / D-Lux Typ 109

    working through my LR processing. I feel like my shots need a bit of extra sharpening from LR defaults. Has anyone come up with anything consistent in their LR processing?

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    Re: Fun with the LX100 / D-Lux Typ 109

    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    working through my LR processing. I feel like my shots need a bit of extra sharpening from LR defaults. Has anyone come up with anything consistent in their LR processing?
    I think the files do need more sharpening than LR defaults. I also think the LR default color profile needs some work. I'm much happier with what I get in C1 after changing the EXIF to GX7. Looking forward to LX100 being supported officially in C1.
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    Re: Fun with the LX100 / D-Lux Typ 109

    This is what the default sharpening/NR of an ISO 1250 LX100 file looks like in C1 (left, unsupported, EXIF changed to GX7) and LR (right):




    The differences in color and contrast can be equalized by anyone who knows their way around the programs, but I have a hard time getting the files to look sharp without excess noise in Lightroom.

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    Re: Fun with the LX100 / D-Lux Typ 109

    Oh dear. I hate you ... just when I had my heart set on a discounted GX7, you have made me think of something else. I had trouble enough with the announcement of the sony 7ii.

    This Lx100 seems like the GX7 with a fixed fast zoom. And compact.

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    Re: Fun with the LX100 / D-Lux Typ 109

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    Re: Fun with the LX100 / D-Lux Typ 109

    I played with a the Leica version at the store the other day. Lovely build quality. Gorgeous design. The only thing I wasn't crazy about was the zoom ring function. Seemed less responsive than other fly-by-wire zooms I've had. Otherwise, this camera is seriously tempting!

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    Re: Fun with the LX100 / D-Lux Typ 109

    The zoom ring can be customized. I wasn't wild with it on zoom either. The top tradition zoom function works better. I set the ring for ISO.

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    Re: Fun with the LX100 / D-Lux Typ 109

    I prefer step zoom. I wished the top zoom would do that. I tried the ring on the lens for stepped zoom and don't care for it. Fingers too fat...

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    Re: Fun with the LX100 / D-Lux Typ 109

    The top zoom does do step zoom as well. I have it set that way.

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    Re: Fun with the LX100 / D-Lux Typ 109

    Cool! I didn't see that the first time.

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    Re: Fun with the LX100 / D-Lux Typ 109

    By the way, screen protectors that fit the Panasonic LX7 will fit the LX100/D-Lux 109.
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