Got my new (used) LX3!

Started Oct 27, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Alisande Veteran Member • Posts: 3,375
Got my new (used) LX3!

It really does look "like new." The lens cap has been attached, but the strap and manual are still in their packaging. How can I tell how many pictures have been taken? I'm curious.

Also, it looks as though someone wiped the lens. It's not terribly smeary, but it's not pristine. And there's a tiny line of lint around part of the perimeter. How would you suggest I clean it?

Here are my very first pix, taken in less than optimal conditions--´╗┐very ´╗┐overcast! Plus in my usual fashion I went outside with the camera before learning anything about it, or even looking closely at it. When I got these pics on my screen I wondered about the surprisingly shallow DOF on a couple of them. Turns out I was shooting in Aperture Priority. Oops!

I fear for these trees in the coming storm, particularly the King apple tree on the left. It once had four main sections; now we're down to two fragile ones. Much of the tree is hollow, and the reason for that is shown in the bottom photo. A hundred or more years ago someone wanted to tie his horse up to the tree, and pounded a chain fastener into the trunk. Over the years, moisture got into that spot and has gradually destroyed much of the tree.

King apples are a very old variety, next to impossible to find today. I had planned to attempt to graft it next year. In advance of the coming storm I may cut some scions now, put them in the freezer, and hope for the best.

Center of the King apple tree

This section is sitting on power lines.

The culprit.


1 old farmhouse, 2 dogs, 5 cats, 3 computers

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
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