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    I'm not offended at all but confused, because I'm not seeing the problems you're describing and I used the techniques you describe. In other words, the things that should be sharp are sharp to my eye and the IQ of the foggy night is just about spot-on.

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    You are both doing really well! Enjoyed seeing your images. I have had LX3, LX5 and as of today, a new LX7! I'm very happy to see how much you two love your cameras, and look forward to using mine.

    Keep up the good work!

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    PS - I have friends with Silver Efex, but your command of it is much greater maggie!

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    Thanks, Charlie!

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    Charlie,

    I am happy that you enjoyed Maggie's and my photos. When I saw some of Maggie's outstanding B&W photos, I bought Silver Efex and am learning how to use it.

    I look forward to seeing you post some of your LX7 photos.

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    howard, I agree with maggie, I truely do not see the faults you were mentioning in post #50.

    For the moon rise shot, I would not have done it any other way. The high ISO grain is actually quite a pleasure to look at, and gives texture to the light illuminating from the moon.

    Of course tripod use can give high IQ shots, but it is not always convenient to have your camera attached to one. Some pics can be taken in the spur of the moment, rather than having every shot planned.

    I examined the thermostat shot carefully, and found it is a very sharp in focus shot. I suspect the noise grain may be a distraction, and may appear soft like. Maybe what you are referring to is the "pop" factor. With higher ISO shots, the grain and color can affect the "3d" of an image.

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    I took another look at Maggie's photos again and they did look much better than I thought when I first viewed them. I was too harsh with my comments, but I do feel that they were not up to the same sharpness of other photos (LX7) posted by Maggie.

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    I'm OK with that. They are what they are- quickly grabbed snapshots. They wouldn't even exist if it weren't for the LX7's supreme portability.

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    Culinary Institute of Am - St Helena CA - A handheld photo ISO 400

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    Mom tends to a cut on her hand:


    Painful Procedure, February 02, 2013 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr

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    Re: LX7 Images

    Maggie,

    Was your mom yelling in pain or singing?

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    She was putting antiseptic on a cut, so she was swearing!

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    A historic home in Napa CA


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    Maggie,

    The following photos look great.

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    Martini, February 05, 2012 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr



    Chilling the Good Stuff, February 06, 2013 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr
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    maggie q love the product shots of the EM-5. tasty unit, is that yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazor View Post
    maggie q love the product shots of the EM-5. tasty unit, is that yours?
    Thanks! Yes, it's my camera and lenses and I am really enjoying shooting with it, even more than my M9 here lately. Check out the last four or five pages of the Fun with OM-D thread to see some of my stuff.

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    nice maggie q. With such an amazing small mirrorless setup, one has to wonder though why use a lx7 over an OM-D?

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    I haven't been at these forums but am planning to be a bit more frequent participant. I picked up a LX-7 a little over a month ago and am pleased with it in shooting music in night club settings. Here are some images. I am pleased with the LX-7 although I have not been going to get prints yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazor View Post
    nice maggie q. With such an amazing small mirrorless setup, one has to wonder though why use a lx7 over an OM-D?
    The LX7 lives in my purse and is always with me! I've got a bad shoulder and the OM-D would be just a bit too much in my purse, which isn't that big.

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    Ron,
    Welcome. I like your low light photos.

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    Hi Guys - I've just made the decision to upgrade from LX5 to LX7. The low price at Adorama ($299) is just too good to pass up.

    Do any of you use the LVF? I am hesitant to buy it right now. I have used an optical (old Russian) 35mm finder on the LX5 more than the LVF1. But, I really don't like shooting from an LCD.

    I love shooting the LX5 at 35mm with hyperfocal and the optical finder for street photography.

    I don't know if you all read my blog (DMC-365.blogspot.com), but you'll be seeing some LX7 shots there soon. I'll post some here as well. Looking forward to making the transition.

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    Reed,
    We will be looking to see your LX7 shots. As a former LX3 and LX5 user, I sure appreciate the enhancements made to the LX7 and hope that you will enjoy your LX7 as well.

    I do not have the LVF2 yet. But every time I shoot in bright sun, I think about purchasing one. In fact, I was doing some price checking on the internet today and saw that BH Photo had it for $170, which at this time is a very competitive price. Earlier today I bid on a used LVF2, but decided not to bid any higher when I was overbid.

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    Hi Howard, Maggie O, and others. Well, my LX7 has arrived, and I'm starting to play. I wasn't too impressed with the jpegs coming out at default settings, so I spent some time optimizing - bottom line is that sharpening, and not NR, has the most effect on the amount of artifacts that I see in the jpegs.

    I wrote about how I arrived at that conclusion here:

    DMC-365 - Exploring the Interface Between Equipment and Creativity in Photography: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 - Jpeg Settings

    I normally shoot raw anyway, but wish I could tone down sharpening in iAuto at least.

    Stay tuned - I hope to have lots more to share about my experience with the LX7!

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    Reed,

    Thanks for your input. Soon after I got my LX7 I saw a post where someone indicated their preferred LX7 settings and he recommended -1 for sharpness and I set it at that and never looked back. Your link seems to confirmed that results are better when sharpness is scaled back a bit. While this is no surprise as I increase the ISO, especially beyond 400, especially in dim light IQ deteriorates. Most of my best and sharpest photos are shot at base or low ISO's and that is where I find the LX7 really shines.

    Keep us posted of what you find works best as I want to test it out to see it I can improve my results especially at higher ISO's.

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    FWIW, I shoot only RAW with the LX7.

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    Here's a quick shot from my living room (iso 400, from raw file):


    P1000128.jpg by reed_flickr (www.creativeobjective.com), on Flickr

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    Forever Marilyn, Palm Springs, CA.

    Toy camera scene mode.


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    Very nice night shot!

    Here's a pair from the other day:


    Poached Egg Landscape, March 02, 2013 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


    Double Oh Pond, March 02, 2013 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr
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    Maggie, you and the LX7...seems made for each other!!

    Wonderful shots. I love the ones of your mom..what a great lady!

    Best wishes to you and yours.
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    Thank you, rayyan! You've made my night!

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    Re: LX7 Images

    Here's the latest batch from the LX7, the first set is from Art & Soul, a gallery I'm working with and there there's a few documenting my hall bathroom remodel.


    Anthony, March 09, 2013 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


    Bella, March 09, 2013 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


    Parfleche, March 09, 2013 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


    Parfleche, March 09, 2013 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


    Parfleche, March 09, 2013 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


    Faucet and Sink, March 09, 2013 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


    Tub Filler, March 09, 2013 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


    The Tub and Shower, March 08, 2013 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr
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    nice portrait type shot maggie. Good to see there is some back ground blur considering how tiny the the size of the lx7 sensor, although the fast aperture lens should make up for that shortfall I guess.
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    Thank you! The LX7 strikes a nice balance with the Summilux and size.

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    Maggie,

    I agree with you about balance. The LX7 is a very good small camera with a fine, fast lens and very good ergonomics - not perfect but very good. Like other very good cameras in its class if you use the LX7 within its limitations, it can produce excellent photos. If you try to use it for things that it does not do well, the results will be marginal. It is an easy camera to like and use.
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    Here's a blog entry with a few examples using the creative controls on the LX7 (something I've never indulged in with other cameras). I LOVE that you can shoot raw images with creative controls. Takes all risk out of using them, as they only affect the jpegs.

    DMC-365 - Exploring the Interface Between Equipment and Creativity in Photography: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 - A Few Creative Control Examples

    [IMG] P1020029.jpg by reed_flickr (www.creativeobjective.com), on Flickr[/IMG]

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    I've now published an ebook on Real World Settings for the LX7 on Amazon:
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    Reed,

    I am not sure I am a fan of the creative photos that appeared in the blog but that does not mean I may not try some. Thank you for the reference.

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    Rgeorge911 nice flower bokeh!

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    A few from by trip to New York City

    Brooklyn Bridge





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    Some building in NY City



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    F2.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by gilpen123 View Post
    F2.0
    Very good low light photo.

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    Great photos, gang!

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    Hi all - new member here.
    I found this site a week or so back when researching the LX7; with the favorable reviews and the discounted pricing, UPS found a way to deliver it to my office this afternoon.

    I threw the camera in a bag and took it on a bicycle ride after work -- spending all of 5 minutes setting the clock and a few basic settings, I was off.

    The camera is really easy to use ( compared to my last P&S, Sony HX9V ) and fast ( holy mackeral fast compared to the HX9V ).

    Anyhow, I'm still tackling photography ( composition; no masterpiece button on the LX7 ) and editing in Lightroom ( it's so easy to make a mess ).
    Here are a few I took tonight:

    California Poppy


    Self Portrait


    Looking out over the Dumbarton Bridge ( Bay Area California )


    Purple flower
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    Welcome aboard, Mike!

    I know those salt ponds. The East Bay is my adopted home, but now I'm living in Virginia. Followed the best job. But, I sure plan to be back there someday.

    I am further impressed every time I use the LX7. On a trip to Japan, I have really relied on it, including for night shooting, and have not been let down.

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