• Modified Leica D-Lux 3 case
  • Panasonic Lumix LX3 case
  • Nikon BS-1 flash shoe protector
  • Vintage Leitz 50mm view finder
  • Kenko 46mm PL filter
  • Kenko 46mm ND-4 filter
  • Leica 21mm view finder
  • Panasonic Lumix DMW-LW36 wide angle converter
  • Leica mini tripod
  • Panasonic Lumix VF-1
  • Panasonic 45mm-46mm converter ring DMW-LA4

Lumix LX3 fully loaded

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The Lumix LX3 with various accessories fully loaded.

The Leica case is for the D-Lux-3 and has a belt strap. I modified it a bit so the D-Lux 4 fits better by removing side padding and cutting a hole in the bottom. The D-lux-4 case is now availble, but is a bit more bulky, while the D-Lux 3 case is more useable to my taste. The Lumix LX3 case is useful when using the shoulder strap. I prefer the belt type case.

The view finder is an original 21mm view finder. The Panasonic VF-1 24mm actually is a bit smaller then what the lens sees, and the 21mm seems to be a better fit. The other view finder is a 50mm vintage view finder - this is useful when shooting in 60mm zoom mode.

The wide angle converter is the Panasonic DMW-LW46 wide angle converter giving equivalent of 18mm.

The filters are a Kenko 46mm circular PL filter and a Kenko 46mm ND-4 filter. These filters are a bit cheaper than the Panasonic branded ones.

The tripod is the Leica mini tripod. The flash shoe protector is a Nikon part (BS-1)

Taken with Leica D-Lux 4

See pictures taken here: www.flickr.com/photos/nokton/sets/72157608607621527/

NEW: Lumix LX5 renders LX3 obsolete: www.flickr.com/photos/nokton/4912147165/in/photostream/

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  1. Tarcicio Luna Chávez 61 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Artefactos, objetos & productos tecnológicos, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  2. Alex Coghe 60 months ago | reply

    I want it!!!

  3. JeromesPOF 60 months ago | reply

    Cool kit!

    Hi, please note that your picture is featured here:
    www.geek.com/articles/gadgets/the-best-cameras-for-summer...
    They have added a reference link to this page.

    They are hosting the picture on their own server, though, so you may not get the traffic that you deserve.
    www.geek.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/picture-4.png

    Also, I don't know if their use of the image is allowed according to your cc usage statement.

    Cheers

  4. Alex Coghe 60 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called PANASONIC LUMIX DMC LX3 & LEICA D-LUX ITALIA, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  5. Nokton 60 months ago | reply

    JeromesPOF, thanks for the heads-up. I checked, but the article has a link back to this page - all is cool :-)

  6. All Our Songs 59 months ago | reply

    Is this camera good? worth of money?
    Cause i'm really tempting to buy one..

  7. Lyd1989 59 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Photos of Cam(s), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  8. Nokton 58 months ago | reply

    All our songs - yes it is worth all the money! Best P&S till date.

  9. hxyume 57 months ago | reply

    Hi Nokton, i just bought a LX3 recently and thinking to purchase the wide converter from Panasonic as well. Just want to clarify 1 thing before i make the order, are there any problem when using zoom with wide converter? No vignette? Thanks!

  10. Nokton 57 months ago | reply

    hxyume, zoom should not be a problem with the wide angle attached.

  11. sarcotom 57 months ago | reply

    Looks like I just may have hit the jackpot on d-lux-4 inside info, Nokton. I'm seriously considering the d-lux-4; past pro shooter looking for high quality, small footprint, fast lens. I like the stock 24mm--about as wide as I care to go. I'm more interested in tele adapter setup--nothing spectacular: x1.6-x2 range--portrait, entry optical tele range (120mm) is fine. d-lux-5 camera would be an absolute killer at 24-120mm at f2.0-2.8, even f2.8 fixed. Leica wouldn't be able stock enough of them! (Then minor digital zoom at reduced pixel would be fine, too. Little photoshop work, away you go!)

    I digress. Could you give me a heads up on high quality (aka, Century/Schneider or otherwise) tele adapter setup (OEM part suggestion) for d-lux-4? I know I could probably configure firmware and digital zoom to nearly fit the range I seek, about x4, maybe x4.5 from 24mm--just need to experiment with iso, +/- this/that for image quality issues. Looking for 11x14, maybe 16x20 with minor post help.

    I'd appreciate your comments since you've gone outside the lens adapter envelope, have done useful d-lux-4 homework I haven't seen elsewhere.

    My original comment on the dl4 as a system camera was, "Where's the system--lens adapter options offered by Leica?" But Leica is Leica when it comes to digital P&S optic add-ons. Still, d-lux-4 series is the right direction for quality small system camera, imo. (I'll check into LX3 stuff. I'm thinking adapter, then source hq tele lens converter & threads or slip-on to match up.) Always nice to know someone else has same ideas, maybe sourced it out, negs and positives.

    Thanks! Hope you can help. I'm ready to purchase, would like grip holder, Voit/viewfinder(s), mylar protection wrap, tele setup--since Leica optic is so high quality, why not?

    Have you done any experiment with dl4 shortest "recommended" optical/digital x4 recommendation? They say "No loss in image quality" but it's all relative to image and print size/paper/printer--and of course, the eye.

    I just wish they'd offer the highest grade firmware to a product like this. It makes all the difference, especially with hq optic(s).

    sarcotom

  12. Hans Rivadeneira Fotografía 55 months ago | reply

    how much cost that camera?? i want to have one!!

  13. Nokton 55 months ago | reply

    Hans, these go for around 43000 yen in Japan these days. However if you go for all the options you will add more than that... That's why it's a great seller for Panasonic ... I have not met anyone who has not been very happy with this camera!

  14. 2-dÖts 54 months ago | reply

    Nokton- Do you have sample image comparing the 24 mm standard vs the Pana wide angel lens 18 mm?

  15. ✠blackcross4✠ [deleted] 51 months ago | reply

    Awesome LX-3

  16. Kimberly Cher Photography 46 months ago | reply

    Since I got my LX-3 yesterday, no sleep. Just play.

    This has got to be thought of as some type of spousal neglect , and /or some type of cheating in some countries around the world.

    It almost is a guilty pleasure. Other people just don't 'get it'. I am in LOVE -
    but now, I have a problem that i am certain will fade away in good time - now, I have to shoot with BOTH cameras... LOL - I have to decide which cam. takes what images. It is ridiculous, I thought I would be able to just 'let go' and I cannot. I guess it will take me a bit to let my 50D make way for my new LX-3.

    The tack sharp quality of this lens is incredible. INCREDIBLE>

    I wished I had a lens similar for my 50D. Everything just looks soft now - lol (but, in focus all in the same note)

    Nice to 'meet' everyone and it is everyone elses 'fault' that I am here.

    Now, back to cheating on my husband, LX-3, here comes momma.
    *don't be upset 50D, you are still my main man, (for now...)*

  17. farleyflynn 34 months ago | reply

    i envy your kit.. :))
    if you find them useless, you can send it to me.. ha ha ha! :D

  18. 家旭 25 months ago | reply

    Very nice!!

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