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My Gears – Nikon Porter Bag for My Panasonic Lumix LX3 & Canon Powershot G10

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The Nikon Porter Bag

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With the Panasonic LX3

With the Canon G10

With the Canon G10

June 4, 2009 Posted by | Accessories, Canon, My Gears, Nikon | , , , , | 1 Comment

Panasonic Announced Firmware Update for DMC-LX3

According to dpreview, “Panasonic has announced a firmware update for its Lumix DMC-LX3 digital compact camera. Version 1.3 improves auto white balance and general performance of the camera. It also rectifies minor operational issues. The latest version will be made available for download on the 1 June, 2009.”

Download link here, http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/download/LX3/index.html.

Source – dpreivew

May 30, 2009 Posted by | Camera, Gadgets n Gizmos, My Gears | , , , , | Leave a comment

Ricoh LC-1 Self Retaining Lens Cap Video

See how it’s done on a Leica D-Lux4 or Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3.

Source – ianhoyowchan

December 22, 2008 Posted by | Accessories, Camera, Video | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Ricoh LC-1 Self Retaining Lens Cap on My Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

dsc022371Thanks to a great guy on the DCHome forum, I finally got hold of the Ricoh self retaining cap LC-1 converted for my Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3. Much work was put into scrapping and sanding the cap down to fit the LX3 perfectly. According to this guy, he got the idea from one of the Japanese camera forum in which he saw other guys doing the same conversion but in a much more primitive way, that being just plainly sawing the cap down and that results in a not so tight fit connection between the lens and the cap.

Woot to the guy and no more lens cap problem for me. The cost, HK$160.00. For more details, check out his post here on the DCHome forum (Chinese).

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December 18, 2008 Posted by | Accessories, Camera, My Gears | , , | Leave a comment

Firmware Update for Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 – Live Now

The download link is up now.

Panasonic is announcing a firmware update service for the DMC-LX3, Ver1.1. This new firmware includes a compatibility update for the optional FL220 flash unit, and improves auto white balance performance under different color temperatures and lighting.

Panasonic invites all users of DMC-LX3 to apply the updated firmware. The new firmware will be available worldwide on 15th of December, 2008 at http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/.

lumixflashAt the same time, Panasonic is also introducing a new flashgun for its point-and-shoot line of cameras.  The new DMW-FL220 features GN22 flash covering full 24mm wide angle while maintaining outstanding mobility. The DMW-FL220 is compatible with DMC-L1, L10, G1, FZ50 and LX3.

Source – Panasonic, DPReview

December 15, 2008 Posted by | Camera, Gadgets n Gizmos, Software | , | Leave a comment