Players Luck ― LX5
These are one of the first few shots from the LX5 (or Leica D-Lux 5). I primarily got this camera to compensate for the GRD3’s lack of zoom. I love the GRD3 and I’ve had plenty of experience with compacts especially the world famous LX3 which in a way revolutionize high end compacts but when you need a little zoom action, you just need, its as simple as that. No need to over analyze whether its more or less and the “oh my, you’re not shooting with a fixed focal length,” nah I really don’t care for all that stuff. The LX5 is its next iteration and a great one it is. These insights are of course my own and I do know the LX7 is now out but I usually don’t buy the latest and supposedly greatest right away, I’m more interest in the way the camera handles for my everyday shooting and with 200 frames or so, I can say the LX5 handles just fine.
Hey Ladies ― LX5
Not wanting to make a mini review of the LX5 with this post, I’ll just say that I absolutely love its step zoom feature whereby you can quickly and effortlessly switch its focal length from 24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 70mm, and 90mm. This is so key I think and in today’s photowalk I found myself shooting a lot at 35mm and memories of the Olympus 17mm from M43 immediately came to mind. More to come soon. Also I plan on doing a comparative review versus the GRD3 as I continue to discover the LX5.
Alone ― LX5
I think we’re going to get along just fine, just fine.
Lost ― LX5
Hustle & Bustle ― LX5
All images processed with a modified VSCO Film preset