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Subject: [Leica] Leica D-Lux 3: It Arrived... I feel overwhelmed!
From: puff11 at (Norm Aubin)
Date: Tue Nov 14 18:47:31 2006

> Jack,
> Congratulations.  I received my D Lux 3 about 3 1/2 weeks ago - and it is
> overwhelming
> trying to learn all this digital stuff at once - after using battery free
> cameras for 30 + years.
> I got lucky and ordered it during the one day when B&H had any in stock -
> 10/8.
> Some quick things:
> 1.  I bought the Lexar 1 gig cards (4) because I wasn't sure how big a
> card it can address,
> but the manual assures it can go to 4 gig, no biggie - the 1 gig cards get
> ~43 images in RAW
> for each card - and 200 in fine .jpg - great for snap shots.  The 133
> speed is critical - the 
> write time with anything slower will make you crazy . . . 
> 2. I bought the GGI SD card reader from B&H as well as the cards and
> camera - as I want 
> to be able to download the cards quicker than the camera can do it when
> connected directly,
> and without having to keep mucking about with the cameras little ports.
> 3. I went to and purchased a spare battery for 14.99, vice
> the 49.00 that B&H
> wants for their batteries.
> I read through the manual while the battery charged, then decided that
> most of it was 
> gobbledygook, and I needed to have the camera in front of me and powered
> on to even try 
> and get what is was all about.
> I limited myself to doing an initial set up and left everything neutral -
> just basic settings, then 
> each day I played with one or two interesting things that fit into the
> world of what I'd do with 
> an M6, i.e. - focus and meter off of one place then recompose.  Mostly I
> use it as a point and shoot, 
> but every so often I use one of the semi-pro features to see if I can work
> with it.
> It will never replace my M6 - but it's great for cheap snap-shooting on
> vacations and such, and
> it helps me get ready for the day when I can finally afford an M8 . . .. 
> Feel free to write with any questions or to share observations and ideas -
> I like the little critter so far, 
> I'd be glad to learn more and share what I can . .. 
> Norm Aubin

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