Until I figure out a way to reduce the noise on the RAW photos coming out of my Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3, I am stuck with shooting RAW and jpeg simultaneously. The good news is this is giving me the opportunity to use the multitude filters the camera comes with. My favourite is the Dynamic B&W, which accentuates the highlights and the shades at the expense of the midtones in between. I like the effect, and the fact that shooting at ISO 200, noise seems generally well contained.
Shame the camera doesn’t seem quite capable to produce the blurred backgrounds I’d like to see in these shots (taken at f/2.0). It’s the downside of a smaller sensor, and me having become used to the Canon 1100D/Sigma 30mm f/1.4 combo.
This third photo was shot into a very dark mirror, hence the repeated status. Love the way the camera captured it.
I am getting really, really fond of my LX3.