Holding the Leica D-Lux (type 109)

Discussion in 'Panasonic' started by grebeman, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    As posted over at Leica Place I've been able to modify a Cullman quick release plate such that it can stay in place on the Leica D-Lux and still allow for the battery to be removed. The Cullman shoe is a plastic material and so lends itself to being modified using hand tools only if that's all that is available. I can then carry the D-Lux on a modified flash bracket which, with large hands, I find much easier to hold than the camera alone. I imagine that I'd also find the Panasonic LX100 a little small and therefore uncomfortable to hold, even with its inbuilt hand grip.

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    I'm not really in a position to offer any thoughts on the camera as a photographic tool, I have to admit to only taking it out for one photographic shoot since obtaining it, my mind has been diverted by other issues and I am currently totally lacking in any creative ability when it comes to photography.

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  2. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    That's a great idea - much less obtrusive in some situations than a monopod.
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  3. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    There is actually a screw thread on the bottom of the grip so the whole thing could be mounted on a monopod if needed.

  4. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Nice work. I hope your distraction is nothing too bad.
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  5. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Thank you Steve, potentially stressful but not life threatening :smile:

  6. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Hall of Famer

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Nice work! I hope the coming year will see me with either this camera or -- more probably - its Panasonic cousin. The Leica jpegs are worth the extra money to me if I have it, but that looks unlikely in the near term.

    Thanks for posting this and Happy New Year!
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