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Panasonic LX7 Test: Open Arc Furnace | by Entropic Remnants
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Panasonic LX7 Test: Open Arc Furnace

The arc furnace melts 180 tons of steel at a time using an electrical arc of 50 megawatts or so. Here the roof has been off awhile and cooled but you can see the remaining charge in the furnace smoking. The roof is over 40 feet in the air which gives you a size reference here.


These shots are for an LX7 review which you can see by clicking here.


I got a powerful little "enthusiast" camera called the Panasonic DMC-LX7. Can it do what my micro four thirds cameras and my previous APS-C cameras did? I took it around the steel mill where I work and also shot in an old pumphouse on the property that's been abandoned for 50 years. I shot both straight single-shot and some 3 shot brackets that I turned into HDR. This camera did a GREAT job on this material -- and it fits in my pocket! (Tightly, lol)


Panasonic DMC-LX7 camera with it's fixed Leica designed lens that is 24-90mm equivalent and f/1.4-2.3


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Taken on March 7, 2013