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09-07-2011, 05:53 AM   #16
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Am I the only one who can't see the review?

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Am I the only one who can't see the review?
Did you click the link for the high res pdf?
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Did you click the link for the high res pdf?
Indeed i had but the hosting site told me it was unavailable.
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Indeed i had but the hosting site told me it was unavailable.
I am getting the same thing now.

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Fixed the link to the PDF of the LX review.

Actually I wasn't sure how this was going as the responses seems to be on the magazine rather then the depth of the article and about the LX.
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I figure there may be interest in seeing this Pop Photo review conducted in August 1981.
Awesome.
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I have this issue. i use it to back-up my stand that the LX had a better metering system than the F3 and New F-1.
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I have this issue. i use it to back-up my stand that the LX had a better metering system than the F3 and New F-1.
The LX is the best 35mm manual-focus SLR of all time, and anyone who says different is a heretic.

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The LX is the best 35mm manual-focus SLR of all time, and anyone who says different is a heretic.
shall I be burned at the stake then?
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shall I be burned at the stake then?
No, we're not that barbaric. You'll just be served a burned steak.

So, if not the LX, then which camera do you think deserves the honor?
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No, we're not that barbaric. You'll just be served a burned steak.

So, if not the LX, then which camera do you think deserves the honor?
refer to signature. just keep in mind that I am just as biased as you.
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QuoteOriginally posted by séamuis Quote
refer to signature. just keep in mind that I am just as biased as you.
I have an SV as well, and I love it! I think the LX's extra capability make up for it not being so sexily mechanical to use, but that's just me
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I gave away my original H1a in '68 when I went to Leicaflex SL, but finally found another and had Eric service it. Still is a wonderful camera, and somehow I favor the pictures I get from it. I think not having a TTL meter, and just instinctfully making adjustments I concentrate more on the subject. Simpler is better. (I've also gone back to my Leica M4 instead of the later M models.)
Overall though I still like the mechanical perfection of the Leicaflex SL, but the feel of the old Pentax is better.
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I have as recent acquisitions an LX and Super A. Although I have not had much use from them yet, I am not feeling the love so much from the LX preferring the Super A to it, it may be because of the grip on the Super A, but it just feels nicer to use than the LX, although without wishing to start an argument, neither of them feel as good in use as my OM4T or Ti.

Great test report though.
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Besides the Alpha and the Omega, there were some other good cameras made too



The LX's unassisted metering range of EV -6 to EV 20 is unequaled by any camera - past or present. I have been able to successfully aperture priority auto expose multi hour long scenes! I believe the OM4 does come second at EV -5 to EV 19 and the booster assisted Canon F-1 at EV -3.5 to EV 15. The LX has a host of other features over the OM4T such as less battery dependence, MLU, titanium shutters, higher sync speed, interchangeable viewfinders, access to current lens. However, I like my OM4T's spot metering. It is unfortunate that Pentax pioneered the spot meter but didn't implement it after. Obviously the demand for spot metering was not as high as for other more compensatory types of metering probably since it requires the photographer to think more.
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