Who here has owned a Dlux typ 109 and a dlux 7?

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Thurnau Contributing Member • Posts: 533
Who here has owned a Dlux typ 109 and a dlux 7?

Who here has owned a Dlux typ 109 and a dlux 7?

What do you think? I've read the specs, and they're mostly the same, with a higher resolution mp, a slightly better screen which is also now a touch screen.

How's the higher usable iso compare?

Surfing this forum, I only found one post of a person who owned both, with a nice portfolio with Dlux7. Other than that, not a lot of discussion.

Leica Eye
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Re: Who here has owned a Dlux typ 109 and a dlux 7?

Hi, I have the D-Lux7 - I'm not a technical bod.. just use the camera, nice pics..L

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Vetteran
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Re: Who here has owned a Dlux typ 109 and a dlux 7?
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I only own the D109.

Not sure if you’re aware that D109 has a dust issue collecting on the sensor attributed to the lens being extended/retracted in multiple segments. Results in a trip to Leica. Mine needed it as well.

when the DLUX7 came out, the continuation of that issue was high on everyone’s radar. To my knowledge, there were no changes in the DLUX7 to prevent that issue.

I would recommend that you check that out.

BTW, I found the sensor resolution on the D109 more than adequate so I would expect a slight bump in the DLUX7. I also presume the touch screen is convenient as well.

Good luck

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OP Thurnau Contributing Member • Posts: 533
Re: Who here has owned a Dlux typ 109 and a dlux 7?

I have the typ 109, the resolution is fine, lens is sharp, color is nice. I wasn't in the market for the 7 yet, just curious how it compares and if it's worth upgrading. The Nikon section of this forum used to compare cameras ad nauseum. There isn't a lot of real-world experience comparing these two yet.

If I had any gripe with the dlux 109, it's that I have less keepers in auto, and the reason I own a compact point and shoot, is for auto. The exposure is too dark often, and perfect in other shots in the same setting. It's probably not the cameras fault, it's probably mine. When I'm in the studio I have my Nikon, and when I'm at the restaurant I have my iPhone, and it's better at making keepers plus it's already in my pocketĀ 

In the studio, I control the lighting, the iso is 100, and speed is always 1/250 or whatever the synch speed is ( I never change it), and the f-stop changes slightly when repositioning the lights. I use the histogram to dial in the f-stop. I don't do this with family at the restaurant, nor at the beach.

Ed B
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Re: Who here has owned a Dlux typ 109 and a dlux 7?
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Thurnau wrote:

Who here has owned a Dlux typ 109 and a dlux 7?

What do you think? I've read the specs, and they're mostly the same, with a higher resolution mp, a slightly better screen which is also now a touch screen.

How's the higher usable iso compare?

Surfing this forum, I only found one post of a person who owned both, with a nice portfolio with Dlux7. Other than that, not a lot of discussion.

Thurnau, This is a great forum with nice people but there's actually very little information when it comes to cameras that are Panasonic clones (on the inside).

Anyway, go to the Leica Forum (not the DPR forum) and you'll get a lot more information about cameras like the Type 109 and the D-Lux 7.

https://www.l-camera-forum.com/forum/146-leica-d-lux-digilux-v-lux-c-lux/

Ed B
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One other thing

Ed B wrote:

Thurnau, This is a great forum with nice people but there's actually very little information when it comes to cameras that are Panasonic clones (on the inside).

Anyway, go to the Leica Forum (not the DPR forum) and you'll get a lot more information about cameras like the Type 109 and the D-Lux 7.

https://www.l-camera-forum.com/forum/146-leica-d-lux-digilux-v-lux-c-lux/

I've read that Panasonic claims increased sealing on the LX100II/D-Lux7 that corrects the original's dust issue.

Not sure how true this is but I haven't read about any problems with the D-Lux7.

Leica Eye
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Re: One other thing
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Ed B wrote:

Ed B wrote:

Thurnau, This is a great forum with nice people but there's actually very little information when it comes to cameras that are Panasonic clones (on the inside).

Anyway, go to the Leica Forum (not the DPR forum) and you'll get a lot more information about cameras like the Type 109 and the D-Lux 7.

https://www.l-camera-forum.com/forum/146-leica-d-lux-digilux-v-lux-c-lux/

I've read that Panasonic claims increased sealing on the LX100II/D-Lux7 that corrects the original's dust issue.

Not sure how true this is but I haven't read about any problems with the D-Lux7.

Why are you looking for problems?  most all cameras work flawlessly, I've used Leicas for over 40+years  (No Issues 111f/M3/M6/R6.2/early Digilux/D-Lux/D-Lux4/M-P240 Safari Set/X1/XVario/D-Lux7/V-Lux4/V-Lux40) Leica are pretty good at standing by their owners..Buy It, or Move On..L

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Ed B
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Re: One other thing

Leica Eye wrote:

Ed B wrote:

Ed B wrote:

Thurnau, This is a great forum with nice people but there's actually very little information when it comes to cameras that are Panasonic clones (on the inside).

Anyway, go to the Leica Forum (not the DPR forum) and you'll get a lot more information about cameras like the Type 109 and the D-Lux 7.

https://www.l-camera-forum.com/forum/146-leica-d-lux-digilux-v-lux-c-lux/

I've read that Panasonic claims increased sealing on the LX100II/D-Lux7 that corrects the original's dust issue.

Not sure how true this is but I haven't read about any problems with the D-Lux7.

Why are you looking for problems? most all cameras work flawlessly, I've used Leicas for over 40+years (No Issues 111f/M3/M6/R6.2/early Digilux/D-Lux/D-Lux4/M-P240 Safari Set/X1/XVario/D-Lux7/V-Lux4/V-Lux40) Leica are pretty good at standing by their owners..Buy It, or Move On..L

I was responding to Vetteran's statement about dust problems with the Type 109.

And yes, I agree that if there's a problem with a Leica branded camera Leica customer service is very good.

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