Panasonic LX3 and LX5 Links

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Panasonic links for LX3 Information, LX5 links are below.

Official LX3 page..... http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/compact/lx3/index.html
Firmware update (at v2.2 from 29th July 2010)..... http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/download/LX3/index.html
Finding accessories and what fits what for different cameras, work from this page... http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/accessory/index.html
Also Lumix Catalogues... no LX3 now, PDFs of all Panasonic camera stuff.... http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/popup/catalog/index.html
Support page for USA is here. All needed info is tabbed on that page.
Check SD/SDHC/SDXC Card Compatibility, all Panasonic cameras.... http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/sd/connect/dsc/dsc.html
LX3 "behind the scenes"...... http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/popup/lx3_interview/planning.html
LX3 bragging about quality... http://www.panasonic.net/avc/lumix/compact/lx3/high_image.html
Manual .... http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPERMANPDF/DMCLX3.PDF
Manual for Leica version of LX3 (2 meg PDF) .... http://en.leica-camera.com/assets/file/download.php?filename=file_3952.pdf
Manual update for V2 firmware for LX3.... https://eww.pavc.panasonic.co.jp/support/en/dsc/lx3/DMC-LX3_eng.pdf
The LX3 and twin camera Leica D-Lux4 both have explanatory handbooks to buy... http://www.whiteknightpress.com/
Also an impressive D-Lux4 evaluation here..... http://www.boxedlight.com/dlux4/index.htm

Some Other pages about the LX3

Basic information.... http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs/Panasonic/panasonic_dmclx3.asp
Major LX3 resource site.... http://www.lx3-photography.com/
YouTube Videos on how to use... http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=lbguides#p/c/713824C293F5E518/0/qlhTbLdmC8g
LX3 contest site... http://lx3contest.blogspot.com/
LX3 video group..... http://www.vimeo.com/groups/lx3photography
Commentary....... http://tonysleep.co.uk/rollei-35s-panasonic-lx3-and-the-holy-grail
Review..... http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panasonicdmclx3/
Review..... http://www.lawrenceripsher.com/blog/2008/08/panasonic-lx3-review.html
Review..... http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews_panasonic_lumix_dmc_lx3.php
Review..... http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/LX3/LX3A.HTM
Review..... http://www.digitalcamerareview.com/default.asp?newsID=3735
Review..... http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/panasonic/dmc_lx3-review/
Review..... http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/cameras/lx3.shtml
Review..... http://www.letsgodigital.org/en/camera/review/175/page_1.html
Review..... http://www.digitalcamerainfo.com/content/Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-LX3-Digital-Camera-Review-19068.htm
Review..... http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Panasonic_Lumix_DMC_LX3/index.shtml
Camera comparisons.... http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/cameras/pocket-battleships.shtml   (LX3 gets a mention in places)
Camera comparisons.... http://www.bythom.com/compactchallenge.htm
Comments and example shots ... http://www.theblogisfound.com/index.cfm?postID=413
LX3 gallery... Bill McClung.... http://www.pbase.com/nc_bill/panasoniclx3   http://www.pbase.com/nc_bill/disaster_relief_baytown_tx
LX3 gallery... Frank Brault.... http://www.pbase.com/frank_b/panasonic_lx3
LX3 gallery... Bruce Dale.... http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/popup/lx3_bruce_gallery/index.html
LX3 blog from Finland by Juha Haataja.... http://lightscrape.blogspot.com/search/label/LX3
LX3 Blog from Nick Bland.... http://lx3imaging.wordpress.com/2009/06/08/the-other-one/
Review Leica D-LUX4 (=LX3).... http://www.stevehuffphotos.com/Steve_Huff_Photos/LEICA_D-LUX_4_REVIEW_AND_SAMPLES.html
Fiddling with the Panasonic file numbers.... http://www.michna.com/panacount.htm general information and should hold true for the LX3.

Miscellaneous Addon Gadgets

Fit a Ricoh auto lens cap.... http://blogs.zdnet.com/digitalcameras/?p=391
Read about the Leica D-LUX 4 (=LX3)..... http://uk.leica-camera.com/photography/compact_cameras/d-lux_4/
FL220 flash announced for LX3..... http://www.dpreview.com/news/0811/08112601lx3firmwareupdate.asp
Check with DPReview Panasonic forum before buying "foreign" flashes, they may or may not work with TTL, some doubts about compatibility after LX3 V1.2 firmware update.
(Buyer beware) Targus flash for LX3..... http://www.adorama.com/TGDL20PA.html
(Buyer beware) And a bigger Targus flash.... http://www.adorama.com/TGDP38PA.html
(Unknown if works OK) Metz flash for LX3.... http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/483159-REG/Metz_MZ_20220_20_C2_Auto_Flash.html
Cable release for LX3.... http://kleptography.com/rf/#Panasonic
See YouTube video of fitting the leather case..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iadKBAL3Spo

The Targus flash page implies that Olympus and Panasonic work the same, ie same base contacts. Forums report no success or no reliability with the Targus flashes, maybe best to avoid them. Now, does my Olympus FL-50 flash work as TTL on the LX3? - Yes, The Olympus FL-36 and FL-50 (and presumably FL-36R and FL-50R) use the same TTL logic as Panasonic so work perfectly well.


LX5 and Leica D-Lux 5 Links (in no particular order as yet)

Official LX5 page..... http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/compact/lx5/index.html
Official Leica D-Lux 5 page .... http://us.leica-camera.com/photography/compact_cameras/d-lux_5/
Basic LX5 44 page startup manual here ...... http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPERMANPDF/DMCLX5.PDF
Full LX5 236 page manual here .... Euro English copy.... http://dlc.panasonic-europe-service.com/EUDocs/GetDoc.aspx?did=194000&fmt=PDF&lang=en&src=3
Leica D-Lux 5 starter manual. http://us.leica-camera.com/service/downloads/compact_cameras/d-lux_5/
Leica full manual only on the CD it seems so far.
Check SD/SDHC/SDXC Card Compatibility, all Panasonic cameras.... http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/sd/connect/dsc/dsc.html
LX5 explanatory handbook and PDF at ..... http://www.whiteknightpress.com/
Also Leica D-Lux 5 handbook at that site. http://www.whiteknightpress.com/leica-dlux5/index.html
Leica D-Lux 5 announcement link,,,,, http://www.dpreview.com/news/1009/10092127leicadlux5.asp
Leica D-Lux 5 preview..... http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/DLUX5/DLUX5A.HTM
LX5 review..... http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/LX5/LX5A.HTM
Group comparison review includes LX5 here....... http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/q42010highendcompactgroup/
Compatible flashes for LX5 and Leica D-Lux 5... http://homepages.ihug.com.au/~parsog/panasonic/11-flash.html#flashlist

All Panasonic camera firmware updates here.... http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/download/index.html
The V2 update http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/download/LX5/index.html
V2 update additions to the manual https://eww.pavc.panasonic.co.jp/support/en/dsc/lx5/DMC-LX5_eng.pdf

Bill McClung's LX5 photography.....http://www.pbase.com/nc_bill/panasoniclx5
Dez Santana's LX5 photography...... http://dezsantana.com/

LX5 review....... http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/panasonic/dmc-lx5-review
LX5 review....... http://www.trustedreviews.com/digital-cameras/review/2010/09/19/Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-LX5/p1

Google for 'lx5 review' to find lots more.

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