Panasonic Lumix LX2 Discussion Group (OK, Leica D-LUX 3 too)
I would like to start a discussion group among Panasonic LX2 users. Most reviews of this little camera stress the excessive noise suppression problem while neglecting to point out that it is not a problem when shooting in the RAW format.
There are a number of issues to discuss, including the petition circulating on the web asking Panasonic for a firmware upgrade to resolve the noise suppression problem. Is it possible to shoot RAW without getting jpegs as well? What problems and successes have you had with the LX2? How do you like using the 16:9 aspect ratio? What improvements would you like to see in an LX3?
In June 2007, after hesitating for almost a year, I bought an LX2. Without going into a sales pitch (which I would be happy to do at a moment's notice), let me just say that it fits my hand - and my eye - like it was made for them. My wife says I'm like a kid with a new bike.
To get things going I invite everyone to visit a new gallery on my SmugMug web page, "Taking The Long View: A Panasonic LX2 Portfolio." (Go to <http://rpkphoto.smugmug.com> and click on the LX2 gallery title).
This portfolio, which I continually update, is a measure of my satisfaction with this little camera. I hope you find it stimulating.