Friday, January 7, 2011

Leica D-Lux 4: Chit Chat

ISO 1600
Macro ISO 800
ISO 1600
Just playing with the Leica D-Lux 4 camera in square 1:1 format. I've been neglecting the little Leica D-Lux 4 as I've been using the Sony NEX 5 lately. Why? Because it has an APS-C sensor in it. But, I have found the Leica D-Lux4 has too many fun options and a sharper rendering of images via the lens. The Sony lenses are almost there, but not quite as sharp. The Sony files need some sharpening at times in Photoshop. Of course, it could me messing up the picture taking with this camera as I do shoot a lot of low light, but the Leica D-Lux 4 is my favorite so far in compact camera, even if it isn't the best in quality past a certain ISO range of ISO 400. (Though I don't know as these were shot pretty high in ISO of 800 and 1600 respectively.) The camera is so much fun to use. I would imagine the D-Lux 5 is a bit better, though they probably play with the way it renders more than any actual improvement.. I know the speed has improved. The Sony is a lovely camera, though not as fast IMO. I wanted to upgrade to a Leica X-1 but the cost versus the slow AF has kept me from doing this. To me, a X1 would be the ultimate camera if it were fast enough and if you had an option to shoot just RAW files. I would like a black X1 with a new firmware update, if that EVER comes. C'mon, Leica! WTF are you doing? Don't you realize the Fuji X100 is fast on your tail?

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