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Hahahahaha.

Tons of LX3 in south-east asia though...Seems like people here either get cheapo digi-compacts, cheapo dslrs, or high-end dslrs, ergo lots of high-end compacts lying around.

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lol

those things are like Police grade "Airhogs"

air-hogs-havoc-heli-radio-controlled-helicopter.jpg

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Just asked in the Recent Purchases thread also...but I'm trying to find a slim molded case for a Canon SD970IS, leads?

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Exactly why I want one.

The backorder situation is supposed to be resolved soon! :D

anymore news on this? or is ebay the only way to go?

edit: this is concerning the LX3 btw.

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anymore news on this? or is ebay the only way to go?

edit: this is concerning the LX3 btw.

Nothing. :(

I placed an order with buy.com because I had a coupon...total came out to about $410 shipped...

Every once in a while a retailer will get them in, but charge like $550, which is outrageous.

Just saw one with a April 22 ETA, so I'm hoping mine will show up soon. :o

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Nothing. :(

I placed an order with buy.com because I had a coupon...total came out to about $410 shipped...

Every once in a while a retailer will get them in, but charge like $550, which is outrageous.

Just saw one with a April 22 ETA, so I'm hoping mine will show up soon. :o

"Thank you for your inquiry regarding the Panasonic DMCLX3K. We apologize

for the delay in providing you with a reply to your inquiry and we hope

that this delay has not caused you any inconvenience.

We do not have any data on when the DMCLX3K will be available at retailers

in the USA. As you have noted the camera is backordered and we waiting

for the camera to be resupplied in the USA and at our on line store.

We do not have an ETA on the DMCLX3K in the USA.

Thank You,

Panasonic Consumer Support"

--from Feb.

at any rate, good luck man. i work at a university bookstore/computerstore so we can special order things from our distributors. everyone was out of stock except one had a "backorder" for 4/29--$449. (we were able to get wii's when they were "sold out" everywhere.)

i just went and bought one on ebay (used :o) so hopefully it turns out ok. thats a really good price from buy.com, how much was your coupon for?

edit: received my camera today :D

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Anyone have the Leica D-lux 4?

Been thinking of picking that up since lx3 is pretty much outta the question

Is it really just a panasonic in a pretty(er) package?

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^^ yes. got an e-mail from b&h photo.. looks like its backordered indefinitely/no ETA.

you can get them on ebay. dlux4 is twice as much.

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Anyone have the Leica D-lux 4?

Been thinking of picking that up since lx3 is pretty much outta the question

Is it really just a panasonic in a pretty(er) package?

They are very similar according to the guy I talked to at my camera shop. They have the same lens on them as Leica supplied them for the panasonic. The inside processors and sensors are different and I was told that the Panasonic ones are overall better. Also heard that Leica is slipping on the digital game, but just what I have heard never experienced.

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me too. olympus is going to release another micro 4/3 camera with a built-in evf at the end of the year, but those are not particularly good in low light. the only reason they'd choose an evf is to accommodate zoom lenses, which are kinda big and slow. i just don't get it.

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Anyone have the Leica D-lux 4?

Been thinking of picking that up since lx3 is pretty much outta the question

Is it really just a panasonic in a pretty(er) package?

LX3 and D-Lux 4 are literally the exact same camera. They come with slightly different accessory packages, but not at all worth the difference. Get an LX3 from Ebay Hong Kong.

And damn, that Olympus is my new favourite digital camera. So much swag. Anyone know what the crop factor is? Surely they're not releasing it with a 17mm and a 14-42 in 35mm lengths?

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hows the canon s3 is? i saw a couple on c.list for 2 bills canadian, worth it? or should i go for something else? (im looking for something in that pricerange)

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hows the canon s3 is? i saw a couple on c.list for 2 bills canadian, worth it? or should i go for something else? (im looking for something in that pricerange)

Can't really say anything about the s3, but I've heard some really good things about the Canon G10 (However, it's a bit more expensive). Several of my "photography" friends use it as their point and shoot whenever they don't want to lug their DSLR around.

Here's one for sale on craigslist:

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/pho/1210348451.html

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And damn, that Olympus is my new favourite digital camera. So much swag. Anyone know what the crop factor is? Surely they're not releasing it with a 17mm and a 14-42 in 35mm lengths?

I think that I read on DPreview that the 17mm is about equivalent to 45mm in the 35mm world, not 100% on that though.

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Can't really say anything about the s3, but I've heard some really good things about the Canon G10 (However, it's a bit more expensive). Several of my "photography" friends use it as their point and shoot whenever they don't want to lug their DSLR around.

Here's one for sale on craigslist:

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/pho/1210348451.html

a lil outta my pricerange, but thanks

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I think that I read on DPreview that the 17mm is about equivalent to 45mm in the 35mm world, not 100% on that though.

35mm, actually. the conversion factor is 2x.

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Europe getting screwed over as always :(

Body only prices • US: $749

• UK: £599

• EU: €749

Single lens kit

(with 14-42mm) • US: $799

• UK: £699

• EU: €749

Pancake lens kit

(with 17mm pancake + viewfinder) • US: $899

• UK: £749

• EU: €849

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I was surprised by the prices too. Don't worry the prices will also be jacked up here in Canada.

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Need the E-P1 in my life.

Will cop when it is released here.

Will get pancake for daytime.

Want wider faster pancake for night time. 12MM F1.4 please.

Will probably get the 25MM F1.4 in lieu of said wide fast pancake.

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Anyone have comments on the GH1? Seems like a really sweet gadget, but I'm sorta put off that micro 4/3 has not much customization or lenses made for it.

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get the E-P1 instead

there are already adapters/converters for it, and once an m-bayonet adapter comes out (if olympus don't make it, somebody else will), it'll be so insanely good

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for those of you that have the LX3: to make up for the weak sauce zoom, did anyone pick up a teleconverter lens?

my cursory research suggests the olympus TC.. i already purchased a 53mm adapter tube to throw on a UV filter so i dont have to carry around a lens cap all the time.

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Anyone have the Leica D-lux 4?

Been thinking of picking that up since lx3 is pretty much outta the question

Is it really just a panasonic in a pretty(er) package?

i just got the d-lux4 because i couldnt find the lx3 anywhere, and i had a ton of amazon bux. i love it. there are some difference apparantly, i wanna say it is the sensor, but can't remember correctly.

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for those of you that have the LX3: to make up for the weak sauce zoom, did anyone pick up a teleconverter lens?

Yep...telephoto plus external flash were very useful purchases.

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Btw I would like to buy a cam for my gal...lx3 for US390 or wait till E-P1???

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