Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photography
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Photography Both digital and film. Discussions about cameras, gear, exposure, technique, and sharing your photography


Thread Tools
Old 10-03-2006, 11:16 AM
KR1156 KR1156 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: outside of the box.
Posts: 628

anyone take a look at the new Leica D-LUX 3.

10 mpxl, Image stabalizer....what i like most is it shoots RAW. $600

not bad.

Pnanasonic makes a model very similar to it, i think it's the LUMIX LX-2 for $500.

Just curious what ppl think about the new Leica model.
Reply With Quote top
Old 10-03-2006, 02:30 PM
Doug Nelson's Avatar
Doug Nelson Doug Nelson is offline
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,068
Blog Entries: 21
Re: Leica

I've always admired Leica (probably as most do). But $100 is a lot to pay for a red circle. Unless I missed something in the specifications that makes up for the difference?
Reply With Quote top
Old 10-14-2006, 10:42 PM
cardmnal's Avatar
cardmnal cardmnal is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Albany, Oregon
Posts: 286
Blog Entries: 3
Re: Leica

The Panasonic version is an interesting piece. The camera is designed by Leica but uses no Leica glass in the lens and Leica does not provide the electronics.

We have tested these 2 cameras in our shop, shooting the exact same subject under identical lighting using the same settings and the Panasonic could not stand up to the Leica. Compared to the Leica, the panasonic image was not as sharp and the color was way off.

Leica glass is amazing and is well worth paying an extra 20% on the price. Pluss the Leica comes with Photoshop Elements.

Reply With Quote top
Old 10-15-2006, 12:03 PM
1STLITE's Avatar
1STLITE 1STLITE is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Mississippi, USA
Posts: 346
Re: Leica

I have the Panasonic DMC FZ20. It has a Leica lens. It is my in-between camera. I am using it to earn the money to get a dSLR (thinking Canon 30D?).

I love my Panasonic, it was worth the money for sure. I have begun to feel it's limitations, however. It is certinaly no dSLR. But it's great for what it is.

Reply With Quote top

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photography

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:03 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved