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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5, reviewed by ltd1982

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Jan 02, 2015 17:56 |  #1

I bought this little LX5 several years ago because I was getting tired of dragging around a bunch of glass and bodies on big vacations - I like to travel light, and my obsession with 1D bodies is not conducive to travelling too light.

After doing some research, I figured that it was between the Canon GX, Nikon (P7000 I think was it) and the LX5. The specs I liked best about the LX5 was the constant f2.0, wide angle equivalent (24mm), and the fact that it had a hotshoe mount on it, so I could strobe with it if necessary.

After a number of years now, I can say that the LX5 has exceeded my expectations in most categories - it does reasonably well in low light with a tripod (especially given it's tiny size), does a decent job of colour rendition, works with my remote triggers, and is small enough that I carry it pretty much everywhere.

The one thing that still bothers me (and I knew going into it), is that there's no good or easy way to trigger it remotely, and it does not have a bulb function - two things that would cement it's place as a constant in my backpack.

All that being said, a number of my favorite photos have been taken with it because it is always with me, and I would never carry a 1D series with me everywhere I go.

Here's a gallery with most of my shots with it. (external link)

And a few of my favorites:

IMAGE LINK:​gj  (external link) X is for Cross-Border (external link) by .WFJ (external link), on Flickr

IMAGE LINK:​DF  (external link) Y is for Why Am I Falling Off the Planet?! (external link) by .WFJ (external link), on Flickr

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