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    LX3 shoots the Cranberry Festival

    This morning, we went to the Fort Langley (BC) annual Cranberry Festival. The weather was perfect, and I shot with the LX3. I've added a blog entry to my website about the festival and using the LX3, but here's a couple of shots:

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    Both shots are jpegs straight from the LX3, absolutely untouched, with no adjustments whatsoever other than resizing to 1024 wide.

    The top shot is with the camera set to Dynamic Color (ISO 80), the bottom one set to Dynamic B&W (ISO 400) which produces simply stunning black and white images. This little camera is just a gem!

    See the rest at:

    http://web.mac.com/simonchughes/Site..._Festival.html

    Ciao,
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    Re: LX3 shoots the Cranberry Festival

    Simon...how do you find the white balance on the LX3...even in Raw...it sucks..

    I have one but it's not to accurate and that Silkypix...is a pain...
    I've been converting to full jpeg's then importing to LR for corrections etc....

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    Re: LX3 shoots the Cranberry Festival

    Actually, I talk about that on my website (see link in original post). I noticed that I had to adjust WB in a couple of pictures, primarily on shots taken in the shade. I've not even bothered to load Sillypix, nor do I intend to. I'll await ACR support of the LX3 RAW files. In the meantime, the out-of-camera jpegs are astonishingly good, especially with a bit of PP work such as gentle sharpening and possibly some curve work. The Dynamic B&W images are really fabulous. None of the shots in this post or on my blog were PP in any way other than WB on a couple and resizing.

    For the small amount of images that require WB adjustment, I just open the jpegs in ACR and find a suitable WB point.

    Cheers,

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    Thank you for sharing, Simon. Your B&W photographs from the LX3 with the dynamic B&W setting are very good indeed in my opinion. Panasonic really wanted to compete with Ricoh on this one.
    The color photographs in the vivid and dynamic setting are pretty saturated, a bit too much for my taste. Have you also tried the nostalgic setting?
    Later this month I will be able to try the LX3 myself, so I am curious how the camera compares to the Ricoh GX200.

    My kids loved the photograph with the two puppies by the way.

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    Re: LX3 shoots the Cranberry Festival

    Excellent Simon, love the Black and White especially; it really sparkles

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    Re: LX3 shoots the Cranberry Festival

    Quote Originally Posted by wbrandsma View Post
    Thank you for sharing, Simon. Your B&W photographs from the LX3 with the dynamic B&W setting are very good indeed in my opinion. Panasonic really wanted to compete with Ricoh on this one.
    The color photographs in the vivid and dynamic setting are pretty saturated, a bit too much for my taste. Have you also tried the nostalgic setting?
    Later this month I will be able to try the LX3 myself, so I am curious how the camera compares to the Ricoh GX200.

    My kids loved the photograph with the two puppies by the way.
    Werner,

    Thanks, I'm very pleased with the camera so far (one day on!). Yes, the B&W jpegs equal if not surpass the Ricohs (I have the GRD II and the GX100) and with a bit of PP, mostly sharpening, they will really sing. For this post, however, I wanted to show untouched, out-of-camera jpegs.

    I briefly tried the Nostalgic setting but found it was much too unsaturated for me. I was a Velvia shooter for years, so the saturated palette is a natural for me.

    Aren't those puppies just astonishingly cute? They were just adorable in person.

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    Excellent Simon, love the Black and White especially; it really sparkles
    Lili,

    Thanks, I agree about the B&W, that Dynamic B&W setting is a real winner. I'm going into Vancouver today with my sons and will do some street shooting with the LX3. I'll report back on that experience later on.

    Ciao,
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    Thank you for your response, Simon. I like the name Werner too , but my name is Wouter

    And yes, the dogs are really cute. I hope you post some fine photographs from Vancouver. Just love that city.

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    Re: LX3 shoots the Cranberry Festival

    Quote Originally Posted by wbrandsma View Post
    Thank you for your response, Simon. I like the name Werner too , but my name is Wouter
    That one really made me belly laugh and almost choke on my coffee .

    Simon, those shots look great to me!

    Wouter, I look forward to hearing your thoughts LX3!

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    Re: LX3 shoots the Cranberry Festival

    Quote Originally Posted by wbrandsma View Post
    Thank you for your response, Simon. I like the name Werner too , but my name is Wouter
    Wouter, scads of apologies! Evidently not enough caffeine in the system when posting... dangerous!

    You know, as I was replying, "Werner" seemed wrong and I even scrolled down to check the postings, but, of course, signatures don't show up. Mea culpa.

    Here's a few from today, mostly at Stanley Park. These jpgs have had a bit of processing.

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    Lunch on Denham Street. Fill flash in this one.
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    Cheers,
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    Alright Simon. I can't run without coffee either.

    Excellent photographs. I especially like the view from Stanley Park. Reminds me of my trip to Vancouver in 1999.

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    Re: LX3 shoots the Cranberry Festival

    Simon, wonderful photographs. I'm also very pleases with my LX3, although I haven't used it yet for anything beyond some family shots and some tests.
    I have shot in RAW and develop in Raw Developer from Iridient which does support the LX3 and easily get excellent results. (I never really enjoyed using Silkypix, neither for Olympus nor M8 files).
    After seeing these photographs, I will certainly start using the LX3 more.
    Maurice

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