Leica D-LUX (Typ 109) and digging for history - Decisive Moments

Leica D-LUX (Typ 109) and digging for history - Decisive Moments
'But then much of what is written about 'documentary / street / reportage' photography has more to do with aspirational myth and self awarded self-importance rather than any genuine observational or artistic skills.'
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Ten cameras for five days shooting - How did each perform?

Ten cameras for five days shooting - How did each perform?
'I took ten cameras with me for a 5 day shoot in Somerset last week. Deliberately. I still have too many cameras, so I decided I'd give each of them a tryout in a real world situation on a stock photography trip and decide what to get rid of. Here's how they turned out. '
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SOMERSET - DAY 1

SOMERSET - DAY 1
'I've come to one of my favourite parts of the UK, the North Somerset Coast and the town of Wathchet, for a few days. Yesterday was 30+ degrees selsius and incredibly humid, so I was working at a slow pace. '
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Leica D-LUX (Typ 109) creating 4K files and the '4K dilemma'

Leica D-LUX (Typ 109) creating 4K files and the '4K dilemma'
'The top video is a collection of clips I shot yesterday with the Leica D-LUX (Typ 109) in 4K. Because my laptop won't handle editing in 4K it's been 'downsized' to 1080 HD. The bottom video is the full 4K version of one of the clips. And this illustrates the 4K 'dilemma.' The D-LUX (Typ 109) / Panasonic LX100 may well have professional uses, but essentially it's a 'consumer' camera. As you can see it creates beautiful footage, but how many people who buy it have the capability to edit it (or even view it) properly in 4K? 
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Leica lenses for the Panasonic CM1 - Leica T (Typ 701) and Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)

Leica lenses for the Panasonic CM1 - Leica T (Typ 701) and Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
'The relationship between Panasonic and Leica and the lenses the German company provide / design / approve or whatever they do have produced some of the highest rated for that brand and they have been designing some of the lenses for the smaller sensor compacts as well as m4/3. And this is certainly more far reaching than Sony's relationship with Zeiss. And to my eyes a lot more successful. Would Leica have given their name to a lens like the Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 zoom? I think not.
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