Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/05/17

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Subject: [Leica] D-LUX4: the straight truth!
From: charcot at (Charcot)
Date: Sun, 17 May 2009 20:55:07 -0600
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I love my LX-3 version - got the aftermarket lens hood and cap.  I now  
only have it as my digital camera and it's a blast.

On May 17, 2009, at 8:45 PM, Slobodan Dimitrov wrote:

> How about sharpness.
> Check the face, big difference.
> Ok, I guess I get one, now that my wife has taken the G10.
> S.d.
> On May 17, 2009, at 7:11 PM, Rei Shinozuka wrote:
>> i'd heard about the Leica software correction logic in the
>> D-LUX4, where the screen and JPGs and included software correct
>> for distortion.  out of curiosity, i used an open-source raw  
>> converter
>> (libraw) rather than the bundled software to see what actually  
>> comes out
>> of the camera.
>> i shot images with camera set to store both jpg and raw, then
>> converted the RAW (RWL) without the bundled software.
>> in the RWL, the barrel distortion is clearly visible (ignore the  
>> other
>> sharpness and contrast settings, i didn't try to make an exact
>> match between RWL and JPG.  the raw is also a little more loosely
>> cropped--notice
>> that some writing is visible on the bus at the extreme left on
>> the RWL-derived image, and not on the jpg.  from what i've read,
>> the software correction may do other enhancements, but i haven't
>> found these as apparent as the barrel correction.
>> direct jpg from camera:
>> at N00/3541195208/
>> rwl (RAW) converted:
>> at N00/3541196214/
>> -rei
>> -- 
>> Rei Shinozuka shino at
>> Ridgewood, New Jersey
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