So why f/3.5? (though I do like the colour effect)
How did you get such a clean 1hr exposure?
The answer - relatively simple (as was the set-up - no tripod, camera just sitting on a couple of books facing the clock). Shot in near darkness, except for at 12 and 1 when the lights were switched on for a couple of seconds. The clock has no s hand.
Shot without long exp NR so to be honest thte result was pretty horrible. But B&W can cover a multitude of sins :)
I could re-try, but it's only a DPR Challenge and since this may be my one and only 1 hr exposure I ain't bothered. All good fun.
Is that your own photo, or did you steal it? (Because "other" members have already posted it.) :)
Well-deserved winner - it certainly got the highest of my votes :)
Excellent capture - and pleasing to see it was with a Sony :)
Princess Leia: Most of the bad comments are just haters of Sony. They could not even brought themselves to tell the truth.
Nonsense - I am a Sony (though not exclusively) shooter and will welcome a new Sony FF to my line up. But you don't need to be tied into or against any system to realise that the IQ on some of those samples is pure cr@p. The one that seems to stand out is the golf course shot. DPR owe us an explanation as to what went wrong there.
How does one now reply to specific parts of a long post? It was alway useful to be able to insert comments at appropriate points of a discussion - the > preserving the formatting of the previous poster(s)
The_Wicker_Man: Not nice ay all. I know some changes take some gettimg used to, but the new layout is much less readable
That is not true, Simon. Changes have been made in the past, which I have welcomed. And I do welcome some of the new functionality. But I do not like the new appearance - it is a simple fact that some fonts/colours/layouts are easier to read than others (a great deal of research goes into readability of road signs for instance). The simple truth is that I find the new format quite uncomfortable to read and I have no doubt that would be the same were I a regular or a complete newcomer. Why bother asking for feedback if all you're going to do with negative comments is blame them on resistance to change?
Not nice ay all. I know some changes take some gettimg used to, but the new layout is much less readable
gsum: There's no mention in this review of whether Panasonic have fixed the problems that plagued the LX5. Whilst the image quality, lens, build and macro capabilities of the LX5 were absolutely superb, the camera was loaded with useless gimmicks such as scene selections, face recognition etc. The result was that the LX5 had too many controls for such a small body. In particular, the thumbwheel was a complete nightmare as it was too easy to accidentally press the wheel whilst rotating it, resulting in an unwanted selection.For their 'enthusiast compacts' Panasonic really need to get down to the basics of what photography is about rather than producing techno toys. I hope that they've done that with the LX7 but somehow doubt it.In their reviews, DPReview should mark down cameras that are laden with useless features.
Used LX5 for over 2 years, and have yet to inadvertently press the thumbwheel. As for useless gimmicks, I shoot A, S or M so, yes, the other features are redundant as far as I'm concerned - but there's no way I'd think of them as getting in the way.
How many $'s for the winning images?