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Panasonic LX7 Does Industrial and Urbex -- and does it well...

Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by entropicremnants, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    I'm quite happy with these because they are better than I expected. This camera was a hoot to shoot, lol. Some are handheld, some are tripod, some are handheld or tripod HDR.

    The first shot is a reprise of a shot I took recently with my E-PL5 -- only this one was by day.

    Of course you can click through to flickr if you want to see exif data.

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    Panasonic LX7 Test: Big Gear on a Pallet by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

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    Panasonic LX7 Test: Open Arc Furnace by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

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    Panasonic LX7 Test: Ladles Under Maintenance by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

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    Panasonic LX7 Test: Can You Dig It? by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

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    Panasonic LX7 Test: Meadow Pump No. 3 by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

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    Panasonic LX7 Test: Dead Stick by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

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    Panasonic LX7 Test: Even Robots Get the Blues by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

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    Panasonic LX7 Test: Pumphouse by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

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    Panasonic LX7 Test: Industrial Fossils by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr
     
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  2. DownUnderDog

    DownUnderDog Mu-43 Regular

    Yes, my LX7 is great too. Underated and overpriced. Still, mine goes with me everywhere.
    Cheers
    DUD
     
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  3. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    Got mine on sale for $300 -- I don't consider it overpriced at that cost. I might not have bought it at full price though as my "third body" since I already have mft cameras.

    And like you I will be taking it everywhere. I really like the little thing.

    And thank you!
     
  4. sge998

    sge998 Mu-43 Regular

    37
    Jan 14, 2013
    San Francisco, CA
    These are great shots! Definitely shows how one little camera can do with a great photographer in the back.
     
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  5. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    Thanks much! It doesn't hurt either that I have access to dramatic subject matter, lol.
     
  6. MikeR_GF1

    MikeR_GF1 Mu-43 Veteran

    Lordy, you work with some massive machinery. Great images.:thumbup:

    I recently picked up an LX5 on eBay, because sometimes even MFT is too big to carry around. :smile: The thing I like most about it: it makes me look good (as a photographer). :redface:
     
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  7. mrjr

    mrjr Mu-43 Top Veteran

    518
    Sep 25, 2012
    Wow! Those are popping! Ladles Under Maintenance, Meadow Pump No. 3, and Dead Stick are my favorites. It's going to be impossible to talk myself out of of this one when the price drops back down.
     
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  8. M4/3

    M4/3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    713
    Sep 24, 2011
    I use my LX7 mainly as a true shirt pocket camera and for situations when I need to shoot ultra close ups. Also great for slow motion video. But for any kind of outdoor landscape work I reach for my Olympus Pen E-PL1 because it offers those trademark rich film like Olympus colors and superb fine detail resolution.
     
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  9. DoofClenas

    DoofClenas Who needs a Mirror!

    943
    Nov 9, 2012
    Traverse City, MI
    Clint
    I actually just bought one earlier today for work...now after seeing these pictures, I'm sure I made the right choice...almost went with the Rx-100 but opted for a body with a brighter lens.
     
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  10. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    I am with you. I have an E-m5 and E-PL5 as well. But I wanted a "concealed carry" option, lol.
     
  11. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    Yeah, the RX-100 is pricier, but man does it have some great stuff in it. I am not a fan of its sparse controls though. I think I can shoot this in many situations and be satisfied and for more critical work bring out the mft cams.
     
  12. WorldShooter

    WorldShooter Mu-43 Regular

    36
    Jan 17, 2013
    Giethoorn, Netherlands
    Peter B.
    Hey John,

    Great shots! Sharp, detailed, good DR, nice perspective and some dramatic lighting.
    My top pick? "Ladles under maintenance".

    Kind regards, Peter
     
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  13. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    It's probably one of the "fastest viewed" ever on my flickr getting 100 views in less than 24 hours. For me, that's a lot.

    It's definitely a favorite for me also from that day and thank you!
     
  14. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Nice work! I did like my LX3 when I had it (particularly the physical aspect ratio switch and bw modes). I do think the RX100 is worth the extra charge, since it is actually pocketable and absurdly good quality for something that size. Controls are actually not too bad, although I'm still trying to figure out which custom setup I prefer for the control ring.
     
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  15. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    Thanks!

    I don't for a minute think the LX7 can hold a candle to the RX100. But I had a firm budget and for the $300 I paid for the LX7 I am not sure I could do much better.

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  16. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
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