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    Re. Leica D-Lux3/Panasonic LX2

    Can anyone advise whether the little Leica D-Lux 3 or Panasonic LX2 allows fill flash control (say, to be able to set on-camera flash to 1 stop less than ambient, for example)? I had a Panny LX2 on workshop in Canada, but I just can't remember this detail.

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    Re: Leica D-Lux3/Panasonic LX2

    Hi,

    I have the LX1, it has a slow-sync flash setting, lets a lot more of the ambient light get recorded and then the flash does the 'fill'. The result is a lot better than straight flash, there is no adjustment for this in any of the menus, it's a on/off feature. Presumably the LX2 is the same?

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    Re: Re. Leica D-Lux3/Panasonic LX2

    Quote Originally Posted by kit laughlin View Post
    Can anyone advise whether the little Leica D-Lux 3 or Panasonic LX2 allows fill flash control (say, to be able to set on-camera flash to 1 stop less than ambient, for example)? I had a Panny LX2 on workshop in Canada, but I just can't remember this detail.

    cheers, kl
    You have a fair number of choices. Slow Synch, Flash Compensation to reduce the flash, exposure compesation to change the exposure, then backlight compensation for fill, scene modes (night portrait, party mode) and finally you still have manual controls to make your own exposure.

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    Re: Re. Leica D-Lux3/Panasonic LX2

    Quote Originally Posted by kit laughlin View Post
    Can anyone advise whether the little Leica D-Lux 3 or Panasonic LX2 allows fill flash control (say, to be able to set on-camera flash to 1 stop less than ambient, for example)? I had a Panny LX2 on workshop in Canada, but I just can't remember this detail.

    cheers, kl
    Yes, you can set ambient exposure adjustment and flash exposure adjustment independently, directly from the exposure control button (up arrow): one press is ambient, two presses is flash. Plus minus 2 steps in one third steps for each.

    Simpler and more convenient than on most cameras...

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    Re: Re. Leica D-Lux3/Panasonic LX2

    Thank you, all. I feel that I must get one of these (they are so cheap these days) and I know what the file quality is like. I like using the D3 for work, to be sure, but a walk-around camera it is not.

    I was re-inspired by a post on FM (Alt thread) by ChrisDM:

    http://www.boxedlight.com/dlux3/

    Cheers to all, KL

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    Re: Re. Leica D-Lux3/Panasonic LX2

    Quote Originally Posted by kit laughlin View Post
    Thank you, all. I feel that I must get one of these (they are so cheap these days) and I know what the file quality is like. I like using the D3 for work, to be sure, but a walk-around camera it is not.

    I was re-inspired by a post on FM (Alt thread) by ChrisDM:

    http://www.boxedlight.com/dlux3/

    Cheers to all, KL
    HI Kit
    Jim's photographs are enough to inspire anyone I'd say, Lovely stuff indeed (he's a lovely bloke as well).

    I must say, I really enjoy mine for those 'non-m8' moments.

    Just this guy you know

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    Re: Re. Leica D-Lux3/Panasonic LX2

    Wow, those are some gorgeous photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    Wow, those are some gorgeous photos.
    I agree on that one. Those photographs are very beautiful. An inspiration for photographers with a small sensor camera

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