{W/NW}: Pix Ahoy!

Discussion in 'Leica and Rangefinders' started by nels, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. Been having fun with this new Leicasonic FX-30....thought I'd share some of it....the shirt-pocket size of it coupled with a 28mm image stabilized lens and a dead-quiet operation is pretty cool.
  2. Very nice, Nels. It's refreshing to see such a deft demonstration of how composition, subject
    and perspective matter far more than how many megapixels someone's got or how pretty
    their a-la-carte M is.

    I don't have any experience with this digital p/s. Were these in full auto mode or did you use
    more manual aperture and focus settings?
  3. In particular, I liked:<br>
    - through the airplane seat of the man seated in front of you<br>
    - man checking out a SF Chronical newspaper<br>
    - man seated on sidewalk stoop<br>
    - legs of two women seated on transit
  4. Very nice!
  5. Andrew,

    I haven't yet opened the manual accompanying the camera, but I seriously doubt there's any manual setting on this. I couldn't even find settings for sharpness, contrast, and saturation. Besides, it only shoots JPG - no RAW. This is, IMO, one of the things that camera manufacturers should come to grips with and realize that among people who know a little bit about photography and want some degree of control, there's a need for a sub-compact shirt-pocket camera model for times when they don't want to or couldn't carry/use their regular camera. All such cameras on the market are crippled by design, because the manufacturers think they would only appeal to the snap-shooting consumers.

    That said, there are two settings on this camera that I like: the "Normal Picture" mode where the camera can automatically adjust the ISO up to 200, and the "Intelligent ISO" mode where you can set the upper limit for ISO, up to 1250. However limited these settings may be, they do come in handy. The shot of the guy sleeping against the window of the plane was done in Macro mode with 28mm perspective from real up close, another useful mode.

  6. Taken using the Panasonic DMC-FX01 (the one before Nels' camera). [​IMG]
  7. And just one taken with a Ricoh GR-Digital.... [​IMG]
  8. My contribution (and not a statement!).
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    Panaleica LX-1
  10. Beautiful pics, fully demonstrate that it is the photographer and not the equipment that counts.

  11. It's certainly no slouch, this camera. I borrowed one for a w/e. Disliked the fact that you have to both switch on and zoom before you can take a picture. Why don't they make it go to 'normal' focal length at start-up? Jpeg format also limiting, as Nels says. This example indoors in cold north light at 1/15 sec with image stabilisation on.
  12. WOW, not a bad pic in the bunch, well, except fot the trash bag one, y'all have a great eye.

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