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Old Dec 20, 2008, 8:05 PM   #21
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Haven't been around here lately, so I decided to stop by and take a look. These are excellent photos Alex. I like the way you post-processed these with the vignetting and textures. Plus all of them have really nice bokehs. I have been wanting a LX3 to replace my FX01, but the darn thing keeps working - really well. Anyhow, I really like your different take on flowers.
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I really liked that first shot, Alex. Well done. I can't wait for prices to drop so I can buy the LX3.
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Old Dec 21, 2008, 3:15 AM   #23
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Tullioi-

I certainly agree! Perhaps the 1st quarter of 2009 will bring a reduction in the price of the Panasonic LX-3. I am hoping!

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Old Dec 21, 2008, 1:10 PM   #24
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Hi Sarah, there is no doubt that prices will come down. Look at the G1, a week ago it was going on Amazon for $799 and today it's down to $683. Almost $120 less in a matter of weeks. The LX3 is holding up the price for now but my guess is that it will be below $350 by March.
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Tullio-

Now that is good news. I love your price prediction.

Happy Holidays!

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Old Dec 22, 2008, 1:51 AM   #26
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My dear Folks!

Yes...such thinks happens "Mainly"...in US!!!. here if occurs...takes months & never so drastically!.

To all of you...Happier Holidays & be well which is much more imperative!:idea:

BTW...yesterday tried "RAW"...The last Picasa version 3.0.1...yet don't recognize my "Gem' LX-3...so , download the "SilkyPix Developer Studio 3.0E "Try"...for a month...as really I'm NOT 100% sure that will continue using RAW!.

Attached a example ...:?

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Old Dec 22, 2008, 2:10 AM   #27
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I know what you mean, Alex. We are fortunate here in the US with that regards. I'm actually surprised by the fact that the LX3 price hasn't dropped yet.

I like your latest shot. The soft focus effect (at least that's how it's called in Picasa) worked real good.
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Old Dec 22, 2008, 2:18 AM   #28
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Hi Tullio!

Such "Soft Focus"...as acheived trough "PhotoScape"...it's possible also with Picasa..but NOT with the "White' added...!. Yes it's true...in US the prices faster...that aboard!.

Another example from yesterday...:G

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Old Dec 22, 2008, 2:25 AM   #29
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Picasa has its limitations but it's a decent editor for being free, and now they finally added a slide bar to the Sharpening tool, which users have been asking for a long time.

The LX3 has great B&W capabilities. I have the FZ28 and it also produces good B&W images but it has only one option. I like B&W photography and after seeing so many B&W images from the LX3, I started using it more.
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Dear Tullio!

Yes, this is the last Picasa version that I use now also!.

But concerning the "Sharpening' issue I use the "Unsharp Mask" of PPS 9.0.1...instead the Picasa/PhotoScape...!.

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