LX7: I'm Back!

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DezM
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LX7: I'm Back!
Aug 31, 2012

I'm back in the Panny forum. I was missing my old LX5 and decided to go compact again, for general everyday use. I looked at all of the major players in the compact market and it was either the Sony RX100 or LX7. I already have a Sony NEX-7 and a Nikon SLR which I'm keeping, so I won't be missing that Sony UI ability.

I decided on the LX7 mainly due to the abundance of external controls and new useful features. It also felt good holding the LX7 with the grip & nice UI. It's a very snappy camera and does just about everything quickly. AF is very quick and IQ is very good. The built-in ND filter is a nice treat as well during those bright conditions or when you want shallow DOF during good light or when wanting to slow the shutter speed even slower in low light. It also has auto HDR and Panorama modes. Oh, and that fast f/1.4 Leica lens and Aperture control ring

Still have to learn the ins & outs. I'm going to have fun with this cam.

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Brue
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In reply to DezM, Aug 31, 2012

Dez

Great pics as always, they do seem brighter then your lx5 pics, not a complaint though!

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In reply to DezM, Aug 31, 2012

Welcome back Dez although I'm not really much back myself only a few visits from time to time but always sneak around and admire others shots.

Nice series you have produced with the Lx7, I was looking for something more impressive from Panny after the release of the X10 and now the Sony RX100 as well as the Canon (but to heavy). Never less the Lx series always produced very nice shots and you for sure managed to show that
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In reply to DezM, Aug 31, 2012

Thats great Dez

Have missed your images although have looked at some of the Sony images, however have been unable to really compare due to image size.

I see some magic shots and then some very ordinary NX pics.

The LX are so easy to use will keen to watch your LX7 shots.

Did you consider the GX1?

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In reply to Brue, Aug 31, 2012

Thanks. I picked a bright day
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In reply to AJAPHOTA, Aug 31, 2012

wow, those are great images. nice to see what a camera can do in capable hands. Even though I bought a RX100 I do like the LX7 also.

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In reply to skimble, Aug 31, 2012

Thanks Siggi. I've been lurking as well with the weekly challenges & have always been fond of the talent in this forum

I'd say that the LX7 isn't perfect as well but impressive enough to be my everyday cam. I'm also very familiar with the LX series so transitioning to it should be easy.

The Sony RX100 impressive specs are a game changer but I like external controls and was not impressed with it's inflated price point. I already have a very good NEX-7 for high ISO shots, so the RX100 won't be missed.
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In reply to AJAPHOTA, Aug 31, 2012

Ajaphoto, thank you. I'm very familiar with the LX series, so the LX7 had the upperhand in my decision.

I didn't consider the GX1. I already own the Sony NEX-7 mirrorless which I'm keeping. It would've been redundant
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In reply to Robert Garcia NYC, Aug 31, 2012

Thank you for the compliment, Robert. How are you liking the RX100?
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In reply to DezM, Aug 31, 2012

Nice work Dez as always the LX7 looks a nice piece of kit.Good to have you back "ARNIE"

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Hey DEZ. Glad to see that your back, I always enjoyed looking over your images. I picked up the LX5 back in June. Looking over the results that you achieved from it, made the decision to buy a much easier. It's on me at all times & i've gotten some amazing captures with it so far. looking forward to seeing your work from the LX7.

If you have a chance have a look at some of my results with LX5: http://www.dpreview.com/members/8301708704/challenges

been shooting sooo much i reached my quota for uploading on both DP & Flicker. lol i've had some images that i've wanted to share for over a week. lol Luckily the 1st of the month is near.

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LOL, was just looking at your post on "Weekly Landscape.." where a single piece of text is saying LX7.. at the same moment I knew you couldn't resist it .. good move, Dez.. welcome back.. looking forward to see more of your fine work ..

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In reply to DezM, Aug 31, 2012

Soon there will be book by Alexander White on LX7. Get it and it will teach you all about it and more. I have his book on LX5.

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In reply to DezM, Aug 31, 2012

Hi Dez, welcome back again to the best forum in this site !! We are miss your excelent stuff (despite your sporadic shares in a topic )

Thank for share your qualities. See you,

PD: I love the pic where we can see the windows reflections in front of the other building
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In reply to cjgbahia, Aug 31, 2012

Welcome back Dez, your work with the Nex-5N is wonderful as well...these look great!
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Dez, so nice to see you back. Thanks for the excellent set of pics. The first one is best you have sent IMO, due to the cemetery in foreground, but all are excellent.
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In reply to DezM, Aug 31, 2012

As always, nice work Dez. You're making it hard to resist! Be interesting to see what adjustments you come up with.
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In reply to TRIPLE BEAM DREAM, Aug 31, 2012

Thanks and nice work Jon. Particularly like the insects and lighthouse shots.
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Thank you Lee . Time will tell if I'll really like it
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