LX3 on bicycle tour

Started Oct 3, 2009 | Discussions
David L. Moore
David L. Moore Contributing Member • Posts: 847
LX3 on bicycle tour

I was very happy with the way the LX-3 preformed on my recent bicycle tour of Oregon. I kept the lens adapter ring on all the time with either a 46mm B+W UV filter or B+W polarizer to help protect the lens mechanism and lens from grim and rough handling.

I shot in the RAW format with the camera set on manual mode. I did find in processing the RAW images that I did not have the “headroom” or adjustment range I have come to appreciate with my D3 but with a proper exposure the quality of a LX-3 image was outstanding.

For those who are interested below is a link to my journal of the tour with images.

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/just-a-ride

I would recommend the LX-3 to anyone needing a light weight compact camera that shoots RAW and has manual controls.

David L. Moore
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BigBarney Senior Member • Posts: 2,722
LX3 - the ideal cycling camera?

David L. Moore wrote:

For those who are interested below is a link to my journal of the tour with images.

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/just-a-ride

I really enjoyed your diary and photographs Dave. I go out for around merely 20-25 miles most weeks and can confirm that my LX3 is my constant companion. It sits in its leather case just inside my cycling jacket and can be cleared for action in only a couple of seconds. Your diary photos also expose the disingenuity of many who claim that the camera is 'crippled' by its lack of a long telephoto zoom. For your kind of photojournalism you simply do not need it!

David L. Moore
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Brevet bag

Thank you for taking the time to read my journal. The tour was great fun and I am already daydreaming about another.

I found the Kinesis Top Tube Brevet bag to be a good home for the camera giving quick access and protection. I fit the camera in with the lens adapter pointing forward, it is a snug fit but it does zip close.

http://bgear.com/shop/index.php/packs-bags/q095.html

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1drey
1drey Senior Member • Posts: 1,411
Epic trip!

I am a big fan of bicycle trip, especially long ones.
Great rout and nice company, I envy.
Should confess that I preferred Joe's approach to taking photographs

BTW, did you use great gps track sharing service gpsies.com?

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David L. Moore
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Re: Epic trip!

Thanks for the kind words, it was a great trip and having goods friends along made it better.

Should confess that I preferred Joe's approach to taking photographs

Build me up, then shoot me down....

BTW, did you use great gps track sharing service gpsies.com?

Thanks, I will check it out.

David L. Moore
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Fujifilm FinePix X100 Nikon D610 Fujifilm X-T2 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR Nikon PC-E Nikkor 24mm f/3.5D ED +10 more
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