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Panasonic LX-100 Review: An Underwater Shooter Goes Small

Discussion in 'Panasonic Planet' started by JackConnick, Aug 25, 2015.

  1. JackConnick

    JackConnick Optical Ocean Sales ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I also shot the G7X and will write a short review soon. But I felt the LX100 IQ, lens and controls were much better. I have had a couple of people also shoot both cameras and newer users liked the G7X finding it very easy to use.
     
  2. watboy

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    I also don't get people who buy ICL cameras, but then want wide angle wet lenses.
     
  3. Interceptor121

    Interceptor121 PADI Pro

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    I think is more the case of people moving from compact that have a wet lens already and want to reuse it with the kit lens
    Some wet lenses with a large diameter of the rear lens work well on some mid range zoom lenses
    I use the Inon UWL-H100 on the Panasonic GX7 kit lens because it supports zoom through and I can use a push on filter.
    The sharpness compares to the Olympus 9-18mm is pretty much the same but the wet lens introduces more chromatic aberration. I would not use it for stills but for video works very well
    Nauticam is about to release a new wet wide angle lens that will also work with some 14-42mm 4/3 lenses there are tests with the Panasonic on their smugmug
     
  4. Interceptor121

    Interceptor121 PADI Pro

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    Can you confirm if the full zoom range is supported with the mini-dome on the LX100?
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2015
  5. JackConnick

    JackConnick Optical Ocean Sales ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I didn't really pay any attention to it, but I seem to have a few here taken at various focal lengths with the dome. So I think it does. As you get close, you do need to switch to macro focusing mode.

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  6. Interceptor121

    Interceptor121 PADI Pro

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    It looks like the dome port works only between 24 and 40 mm and after it can't focus
     

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