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Old Jan 8, 2009, 10:50 AM   #1
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Today, the WA converter for my lx3 arrived, and it's a nice thing Gave it a try in the city centre. Zooming will cause slightly soft edges, and using the flash is not an option. Actually, these features don't work if you select the WA conversion in the menu. So you´re walking around with a fixed 18mm tiger, and it's great shooting I must say
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Capturing all, even in the tight streets
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last one; Shooting from low position. The lx3 screen is visible from every angle, which helps a lot in framing pictures like this. The statue reaches about chest height, so not too tall at all
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Wonderful images.

As you mentioned, with the conversion lenses, zooming isn't the thing to do. They are not designed to be used at anything other than the wide end of the zoomrange andzoomingwith the lens fittedruins image quality....that's why enabling the conversion lens option on the camera locks the zooming feature out. Panasonic wants it only used at the wide end of the zoom range.

Yesterday I checked out thePTLens web page and noticed the author has created a profile for the LX3+Panny wide adaptor and I imagine it works wonderfully for someone with this setup that does not want to mess with figuring out how to correct any distortion themselves. I use the PTLens profile for the FZ50+DMW-LW55 and it works extremely well.

http://epaperpress.com/ptlens/
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Very nice shots and lovely architecture.

I've never tried but I'm sure that if you get out to shoot again that some HDR would make them even stronger.
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Thanks guys, appreciated

Regarding the HDR; some of it can be achieved by using the intelligent exposure function; but it isn't sufficient for really extreme contrasts. HDR is a great technique though, and I will give it a shot in the near future.

PTlens seems like a pretty nice program, thanks for that

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