Bought the Leica D-Lux 3

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Crawn2003, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. Crawn2003 macrumors 6502

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    I just wanted to say thanks to all the input everyone gave me on making a decision for a camera for a pro level user. It definitely doesn't compete with my Fuji S5 or Nikon D2x but it does hold it's own!

    I really like the image quality and the manual controls! Not to mention the 16x9 photos it can take!!

    Also, on a side note, I'm moving cross country next week to Santa Rosa, California. That was the main reason for getting the camera because I didn't want to deal with either of the dslrs in the cabin of the truck.

    If I snag some great photos I'll post them here, in the photo of the day, or in a new thread. Depends on what I manage to get!

    Thanks again everyone!

    ~Crawn

    P.S. This is the one I got...

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  2. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    Congrats on buying the Leica .... smart move ... :):)
    Look forward to seeing some results.

    Here is a little pic taken with my Leica during the summer. Not altered other than resized .
     

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  3. Piarco macrumors 68030

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    I've been tempted by getting the D-Lux 3 as a point & shoot to suppliment my DSLRs, but one thing kinda stops me... isn't it just a rebadged Panasonic Lumix with different firmware? Are there any comparisons between the two? I personally prefer the Leica lines but can it justify the price hike?
     
  4. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    Not quite,
    The Leica has an aluminum alloy body not plastic like the Panasonic .. :)
     
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    If you care about the photos and not the brand, I don't think it matters. No, not even the aluminium vs plastic body argument will sway my opinion. ;)
     
  6. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    You might change your mind if you ever cracked a plastic body .... :eek:

    Opps !!
     
  7. maestrokev macrumors 6502a

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    That's quite a saturated and contrasty photo. Is that the Leica's default setting or did you boost?
     
  8. GoodWatch macrumors 6502a

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    It'll be my next camera so I'm very interested in real-life test results! This is great. I know part of me is a snob so I'll take the Leica over the Panasonic. :p If I may be so bold to ask, what did you pay for it? :confused:
     
  9. netdog macrumors 603

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    Congrats. A great little camera. Also, when you don't want to use RAW mode, the JPEG compression is markedly different from the tones/colours that the Panasonic LX2 uses. Very different looking pictures in JPEG mode.

    If you really want some inspiration as to what this camera can do, take a look at Jim Radcliffe's site with pictures taken exclusively using a D-Lux 3. And no, Jim doesn't work for Leica. :)
     
  10. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    Standard settings but it was a very bright (contrasty) day. On dull days the colour is very true.
     
  11. maestrokev macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, that's good to know. I like the 16x9 format as I find I'm cropping quite a few of my Canon 5D pictures for widescreen viewing. I wonder if this model is due for an update soon ...
     
  12. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    The 16:9 format is what I use most of the time as most of my photos are used for dvd slide shows on a widescreen TV.

    IMO I don't think the "3" is due for replacing just yet .... although I have wrong before (frequently) !!! .. :eek::eek:
     

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