LX5 Dynamic Black and White RAW Problem

If you are a regular visitor to the Lightweight Photographer site you may be aware that I like to solve people’s photographic problems if I can. One of the problems that seems to crop up with some regularity on Forums is that when shooting with the LX5 using the Dynamic Black and White setting the … Continue reading LX5 Dynamic Black and White RAW Problem

How Much Depth of Field with the LX5

I recently posted an article discussing how micro 4/3 cameras could achieve good depth of field at relatively wide apertures. This also stressed how the common advice to stop down the lens to a small aperture was misleading and probably resulted in poor lens performance and loss of image sharpness. Well, now it’s the turn … Continue reading How Much Depth of Field with the LX5

Select the Right Aperture – Part 1

Last Thursday night I was presenting at Bolton Camera Club. It was a good evening with lots of discussion, especially when I pulled out the sample prints I had taken. A lot of the members looking at the prints made from my LX5 compact Camera were surprised by the not only the quality and detail … Continue reading Select the Right Aperture – Part 1

LX5 Compact Camera Outperforms 5D Mk II SLR

It sounds absurd doesn’t it that a little pocket camera costing a few hundred pound could outperform a DSLR costing almost 10 times as much? But that’s exactly what happened to me recently. I happened to be driving through Somerset with the best part of the day free so I decided to take a detour … Continue reading LX5 Compact Camera Outperforms 5D Mk II SLR