Mar 282011
 

When I bought the Panasonic DMC-LX5, I was primarily interested in the option to make square images and, more important, to compose in 1:1 aspect ratio.

The LX5 has this little switch on top of the lens barrel, that lets you choose between the four supported aspect ratios, 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. Honestly, I never thought I would use that, but in practice it turns out to be one of the great features of this camera. It’s accessible, it’s usable quickly, it is usable even without taking the eye from the viewfinder. That’s great and that’s the reason why it will be used. Features that are not easily accessible won’t get used. This gets used.


The Song of the Day is “Trees” by Bunny Berigan, a trumpet player who played with Tommy Dorsey and also had his own band. The track is available on numerous compilations, “Night Song” is just one of them and it happens to have decent quality. Hear it on YouTube.

  3 Responses to “1623 – Trees”

  1. The addition of the 1:1 setting to the aspect ratio switch is really good on the LX5, compared to the LX3 where this was implemented as a firmware update. It is always a bit of a bother switching between 1:1 and the other aspect ratios. I have 1:1 stored in the custom settings, this helps a bit.

  2. Now everything is wide-screen I wonder if 16:9 will also get more popular than the other aspect ratios. Just recently I started to crop my photo’s for online display to 16:9, since they show better on most displays. Another site you should check out is http://www.osefius.nl/. Here you find a lot of photo’s taken with the LX-3, both 1:1 and 16:9. BTW, I enjoy your LX-5 reviews 🙂

  3. This is a cool feature that should be on higher end DSLRs.

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