Which Compact is best For Low Light?

Started 7 months ago | Discussions thread
trekkeruss
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Re: Which Compact is best For Low Light?
In reply to crashpc, 7 months ago

crashpc wrote:

Your best bet here if your budget is really tight is to look at the Panasonic range. The LX7 has an F/1.4 which goes out to F/2.2 at full extension. The LF1 has an F/2.0 lens which goes out to F/5.9 but has more zoom. At 100mm the LF1 is only a couple stops slower than the LX7 but from there it tails off. On the other hand you can mount a teleconverter on the LX7 and have F/2.3 at 200mm.

Nope. As you go tele, you go darker. No way to stay at f/2.3 at 200mm

Actually, you could mount a teleconverter on an LX7 and stay at f/2.3. The caveat is that Panasonic does not make a teleconverter for the LX7. You can buy aftermarket teleconverters, but the optical quality of those is questionable.

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