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Old Feb 5, 2006, 8:08 PM   #1
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hey everyone,

i am back from my trip to san diego. what a beautiful city!


so this was my first real test of the LX1, and i must say i am IMPRESSED. for my first trip without an slr/dslr, i never felt undergunned. the image quality was all that i could as for. and the useability of this camera is awesome. the controls are placed well and easy to get to, it just feels good in your hand, substantial. and most of all its a blast to use.

without further adieu (sp?)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dhardwick/sets/72057594059819691/

feel free to comment or ask me anything you may want to know!

cheers!
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Old Feb 5, 2006, 10:38 PM   #2
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Wow, great shots, especially the panorama shots
Looks like allof the pictures taken during day time, do you have anything picture in low light? Just curious how LX1 perform in the dark :G
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Old Feb 5, 2006, 10:55 PM   #3
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thanks for the kind words armadillo!

i shot exclusively during the day on my vacation.

as you know, there is really no small sensored digicam (excluding the fuji f10 possibly, and even its iffy with the noise reduction) is great for low-light photography. its simply not going to happen. noise and loss of resolution is inevitable. and the LX1 is no exception. is it any worse, not in my opinion. it uses less noise reduction than most, so out of camera it is granier, but it isnt plasticy looking. and it cleans up nice in ISOx Pro, NoiseNinja, Raw conversion etc.

but low-light is not what these cameras are meant for. that is not their purpose as a photographic tool. thats the realm of the dslr, plain and simple.

also, photography is all about light, and using it effectively. so most good images come with enough light to shoot at lower iso's where a digicam like the lx1 is perfectly capable. if not, often times good use of flash can give you the light you need.

also, as long as your subject isnt moving, your handy tripod with the camera forced at iso 80 works really nice too..

and for those few images left that this doesnt work, well my 20d and 28 1.8 will do the trick

sorry for the tangent, i just can never understand why its so important that everyone can shoot in low light. shoot in good light or learn to use your flash.. hehe.. ok, i am getting off my soapbox...

-dustin
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Dustin, Thanks for the info.
For myself, I always take indoor photo without flash.
That's why curious on the low light photo :-)
The good thing of LX1 is the compact size.
Anyway, thanks for sharing your photo, I really enjoy the view
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if indoor w.o flash is your forte.. fast primes and dslrs may be your savior!!

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Dustin,

Nice photos. I'm glad you're enjoying your new toy.
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