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

ND Grad Filter or Multiple Exposure

Here’s a query that I see with some regularity so I thought it would make a good blog topic. When photographing landscapes the sky is often lighter than the ground and this can cause the land to be either too dark in the final image or the sky is too light. Two common approaches to … Continue reading ND Grad Filter or Multiple Exposure

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

Opportunity or Rip Off

I have now been a Panasonic LX5 user for around 18 months and have been incredibly impressed by this little camera. I love its small size, its RAW files, its fast super sharp lens and its great little sensor. And whilst it’s only a 10Mpixel sensor I can easily create A3+ prints that look stunning. … Continue reading Opportunity or Rip Off

Compact Assumption

Over the course of a year I am asked to give quite a few presentations to camera clubs here in the UK. These presentations cover a variety of topics rather than just being about Lightweight Photography, but I do often make reference to my use of compact cameras. I also like to take along A3 … Continue reading Compact Assumption

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