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The Nikon Porter Bag

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With the Panasonic LX3

With the Canon G10

With the Canon G10

According to dpreview, “Panasonic has announced a firmware update for its Lumix DMC-LX3 digital compact camera. Version 1.3 improves auto white balance and general performance of the camera. It also rectifies minor operational issues. The latest version will be made available for download on the 1 June, 2009.”

Download link here, http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/download/LX3/index.html.

Source – dpreivew

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This traffic accident, which ended with an explosion took place around the corner to where I live. Luckily have my Panasonic LX3 with me.  Took this brilliant shot with all AI mode.  Cannot stress enough, always carry a camera, at least a compact so you don’t miss those shots of your life.

[Updaed: 15 January 2009] Firmware v1.2 is out, check out the download site here.  Changes in this firmware update:

  1. Improved white balance flash mode setting when DMW-FL220 is connected.
  2. Proper setting of shutter speed on iA mode and Scene mode when OIS is turned ON.
  3. Proper Exif information in the JPEG picture file.

[Updated: 9 January 2009] According to Panasonic, the download site is temporally closed due to Next version of firmware, It is scheduled on 15 January 2009.

Hmm….. gonna wait and see what changes this time or the fact that they screwed up the last firmware update.

[Updated: 15 December 2008] The link is up now.

[27 November 2008] Panasonic is announcing a firmware update service for the DMC-LX3, Ver1.1. This new firmware includes a compatibility update for the optional FL220 flash unit, and improves auto white balance performance under different color temperatures and lighting.

Panasonic invites all users of DMC-LX3 to apply the updated firmware. The new firmware will be available worldwide on 15th of December, 2008 at http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/.

lumixflashAt the same time, Panasonic is also introducing a new flashgun for its point-and-shoot line of cameras.  The new DMW-FL220 features GN22 flash covering full 24mm wide angle while maintaining outstanding mobility. The DMW-FL220 is compatible with DMC-L1, L10, G1, FZ50 and LX3.

Source – Panasonic, DPReview

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1/4sec at F2.0, ISO 200, 24mm

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1/4sec at F2.0, ISO 200, 24mm

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See how it’s done on a Leica D-Lux4 or Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3.

Source – ianhoyowchan

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Source – DP Review

dsc022371Thanks to a great guy on the DCHome forum, I finally got hold of the Ricoh self retaining cap LC-1 converted for my Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3.  Much work was put into scrapping and sanding the cap down to fit the LX3 perfectly.  According to this guy, he got the idea from one of the Japanese camera forum in which he saw other guys doing the same conversion but in a much more primitive way, that being just plainly sawing the cap down and that results in a not so tight fit connection between the lens and the cap.

Woot to the guy and no more lens cap problem for me.  The cost, HK$160.00.  For more details, check out his post here on the DCHome forum (Chinese).

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The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.2 update includes these enhancements:

• Additional camera support for the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon PowerShot G10, Panasonic DMC-LX3 and more
• Includes several corrections for issues introduced by the Lightroom 2.0 release

Click here for the release details and download link.

Source – Adobe

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Got the UV Infrared ND filter (HK$150) and Double Threaded filter (HK$90) for my infrared and Christmas lighting shots from Heng Li Electronic Co. (www.spider-fire.com, G/F, 155 Ap Liu Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon) yesterday.