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Old Dec 5, 2008, 1:40 AM   #1
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Hello Panasonic family owners & fans!

Yesterday, decided to "Auto gift" me a LX-3 "Gem".

For so, today I'm happy & extremely proudly to share with you 3 examples from today's "Flora" test of this amazing "Gem".

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Old Dec 5, 2008, 1:42 AM   #2
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Fellows...a second one!:G

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Old Dec 5, 2008, 1:43 AM   #3
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Folks...the last one...:roll:

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Old Dec 5, 2008, 7:11 PM   #4
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Wow! Alex-

Thanks for posting some really great photos. I find myself green with envy. I am attemping to put together a Panasonic FZ-28 and LX-3 dynamic duo to replace my DSLR cameras. I think that it will work perfectly.

Why? you might ask, because of the image quality that I have been able to obtain from the Panasonic FZ-28 (see sample FZ-28photo, please!) and the numerous great LX-3 photos, just like your Alex! And I am seeing more and more great photos from the LX-3 all the time.

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Hi ALex

Pics 1 and 2 are superb. EVerythign I;ve read about the LX3 just says it rocks - my only gripe... I wish it had a wwee bit more reach but thats it. For me I just want a pocket cam that's got bags of quality and the LX3 is just it, although I'm also looking into what's going to happen with the PanaleicaOly m43.

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Old Dec 9, 2008, 3:12 PM   #6
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Alex

Those are fantastic photos. I keep going back to them, day after day.

I'm curious about the 2nd one - did you use a type of filter or photoshop, to obtain the "scarpped painting" effect in the corners?

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Old Dec 10, 2008, 12:22 AM   #7
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Doug Boufford wrote:
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Alex

Those are fantastic photos. I keep going back to them, day after day.

I'm curious about the 2nd one - did you use a type of filter or photoshop, to obtain the "scarpped painting" effect in the corners?

Thanks
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Hi Doug,

Yes "PhotoScape"...a lovely 100% free "Photosohop" alike it!.

http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/index.php

Highly recommended!

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Old Dec 10, 2008, 12:14 PM   #8
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Beautifully done, Alex. I remember you being a Canon fan (I believe you had the A700 or something like that and posted daily pictures taken with it). I've been reading a lot about the LX3 (unfortunately, as someone pointed out, there is very little activity here at Steve's regarding this camera so I have to go to other forums to find out more about it) and want to buy one real bad but money is an issue so I'll wait a bit hoping that prices will come down after the Holidays.

Now that you got one, I hope the activity here will increase. At one point, I, like Sarah, was considering replacing my Oly E520 system with the FZ28/LX3 combo but I think the FZ28 is not quite there yet. I'm still disappointed by how poorly it handles ISO 400 and above in low light condition. If I increase NR, a lot of detail is lost and if I use low NR, noise is just out of control. The LX3 on the other hand, seems to handle it much much better (part due to its larger sensor). IQ is superb and I'm really looking forward to your upcoming posts.

Thanks for sharing and congrats on your new toy.
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Harj, I wished the same thing...that the LX3 had more reach. However, there would be a compromised if it had...the lens most likely would not be as fast (or it would have to be much bigger and expensive). The thing is, as long as IQ is good and the details are captured, one can always crop some or even use a tele converter as an alternative.

I'm also very curious about the Oly M43. he prototype shown at Photokina resembles the LX3 in many ways. It has nothing to do with the Panasonic G1 in terms of its size and shape. It's really the LX3 without the hand grip but with removable lens. I imagine that Oly will release it some time next year.
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I just downloaded Photoscape and just from browsing around very quickly, I can tell it has all sorts of features. I'm impressed considering it's free. Thanks, Alex!
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