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    To LX2 and Dlux-3 users..

    I have just posted a "LX3 wishlist" page on my LX2 photoblog. Please feel free to visit and leave your comments, it will be very interesting to hear other peoples opinions and sugestions..(link in my signature).

    Thanks!!
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    Re: To LX2 and Dlux-3 users..

    WOW!! woke up this morning and found all the comments!! Thanks for taking the time..Some very interesting input and opinions. Interesting to see that, even when every person has a different approach, there seems to be consensus regarding certain things!!

    Please keep them coming.

    Cheers, Erik.

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    Re: To LX2 and Dlux-3 users..

    Well I'm hoping that they are well along the way and we see a replacement in just a couple of months at Photokina. One of my wishes is an optical viewfinder. I never used to mind so much and the LCD on the camera is very good but as I found last night, after using the M8 and a dslr I've retrained myself to want to put the camera to my eye.
    After not using the d-lux3 for so long I thought I would get frustrated at the slow write times and that really wasn't a problem. However wouldn't it be nice to have a good buffer.
    Little things like a place to put a strap on either side not just a socket for a handstrap or lanyard neckstrap.
    The GRD style command wheels.
    I am a HUGE fan of the digilux 2 so a bigger camera is no problem with me.

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    Re: To LX2 and Dlux-3 users..

    I'm also a huge fan of this camera (I still have and use my LX1) - here are some shots taken by my 11 year old son with it...







    I can't wait for the LX3... anyone want to buy a Sigma DP1 going cheap?

    Kind Regards

    Brian

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    Re: To LX2 and Dlux-3 users..

    Man, your son has a future...

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    Re: To LX2 and Dlux-3 users..

    Thanks Erik, I'll let him know... he's more interested in Warhammer at the moment! lol

    Kind Regards

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    Re: To LX2 and Dlux-3 users..

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Mosley View Post
    Thanks Erik, I'll let him know... he's more interested in Warhammer at the moment! lol

    Brian
    You canīt imagine how identified I just felt I desisted on trying to infuse any photgraphy interest in my own kids..genarational conflicts!!

    Time will tell.

    Best, Erik.

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    Re: To LX2 and Dlux-3 users..

    One of my 14 year old sons has developed a liking for photography. I have been careful to be very off hand and unsupportive about it over the years. So far this approach has worked really well

    Here is his flickr page

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/thecrazymansphotos/

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    Re: To LX2 and Dlux-3 users..

    now that he's 14, tell him he absolutely can't shoot any more photos. You forbid it.

    Ahh, hormones...

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    Re: To LX2 and Dlux-3 users..

    Quote Originally Posted by nostatic View Post
    now that he's 14, tell him he absolutely can't shoot any more photos. You forbid it.

    Ahh, hormones...
    I confiscated his computer at the weekend for playing on it when he was meant to be revising, so now he can't work on his photo's, or get on flickr, does that count?

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    Re: To LX2 and Dlux-3 users..

    Ah, the pattern repeats once and again..I hear myself saying "one day you will remember my words and understand.." and I recall the same exact words in my fathers mouth meaning nothing to me at the time..

    Best, Erik.

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    Re: To LX2 and Dlux-3 users..

    Thanks to all of you who took the time to visit and even leave some coments! So far it has been amazing to listen to other opinions..even when obviously not everybody wants the same things, there seems to be general consensus regarding a few thing:

    Lens: Everybody wants it to go down to 24mm and if possible be an f2. Macro, everybody wants a 1cm close focus ability..Steped zoom..Oh, and forget about the lens cap..auto retracting cover!

    Maybe a hot-shoe and why not, viewfinders with 16:9 masks..

    Sensor and processor: Definetely, it has to remain a native 16:9 sensor. No one seems to be very bothered with a pixel increase..better procesor (Venus IV?), and more control over noise reduction (ability to turn it off and no processing over the RAW files.).

    A threaded mount on the lens to attach filters and converters without the need of an adapter...Cool one!

    Persistant self-timer...and a 3minute long shutter speed for long exposure..

    A few people stated that they would like to have two strap lugs instead of one..

    There is obviously some more proposals in my blog, but this seem to be the most interesting/demanded ones. Feel free to pop in for a visit and leave your thought!!

    Best, Erik.

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    Re: To LX2 and Dlux-3 users..

    Ricoh must be doing something right then since most wishes are already available in the GX100 .

    Will be interesting to see what Panasonic comes up with in the LX3 and Ricoh in the GX200, hopefully both ready for Photokina.

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    Re: To LX2 and Dlux-3 users..

    I'm dieing to see what the LX3 will be. Agree with your comments above, Erik, and 6Mp would be plenty for me, less is more for the little cams IMHO.

    You've got some wonderful shots on your blog, enjoyed them all.

    Regards,
    Joan

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