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The wife has absconded with my D2!! She loves it. She has eyes on the barely used D3. She like the color rendering from the Digilux 3, but not the oversized lens. Any suggestions on a good wide angle 4/3 lens for the Digilux 3? Thanks for any help. I haven't used any of these cameras for quite a long time now. Ben

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Hi Ben,

 

I have a big soft spot for 4/3, although I never got round to the Digilux 3, only its very nice 14-50mm lens.

 

Do you mean a real wide angle for 4/3 or a wide angle that acts as a standard?

In the first case, I'd suggest the Olympus 9-18mm/4-5,6 (tiny) or the 11-22mm/2,8-3,5 (bigger than the former, but less a handful than the 14-50/2,8-3,5, very very little distortion). Both I have coveted for some time, tried in shops, liked but not bought. The Oly 12-60mm is sufficient for most of my needs, so I didn't go wider. It's about the size of the Pana/Leica though. The Oly 7-14mm is famed, but a different beast, big and expensive.

 

The smallest standard lens I tried for 4/3 is the Oly 25mm/2,8. Beautiful IQ, slight barrel distortion. Makes me think of the Oly OM 24mm/2,8, which I kept and use instead.

 

Wide Leica R glass is great on 4/3, but besides the original 28mm (read 56mm equiv.) pretty big, too. My 19mm II is a bit bulky for a 38mm equivalent...

 

Glad 4/3 remains alive!

 

Cheers,

 

Alexander

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It is possible to confuse the slr lenses made for four-thirds cameras with lenses designed for micro four thirds cameras.

 

I have a different problem with the Digilux 3 and can't see where this is addressed on this forum.

I want to update the firmware for my Digilux 3 from the original to version 2 dated 2007. The Leica file I downloaded onto a formatted SD card is called DL3_200.bin. Does anybody know if this is the correct update file? I don't fancy putting this SD card in my camera without some assurance that the camera will work well afterwards.

Thanks for any help.

Philip

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Hi Ben,

 

I have a big soft spot for 4/3, although I never got round to the Digilux 3, only its very nice 14-50mm lens.

 

Do you mean a real wide angle for 4/3 or a wide angle that acts as a standard?

In the first case, I'd suggest the Olympus 9-18mm/4-5,6 (tiny) or the 11-22mm/2,8-3,5 (bigger than the former, but less a handful than the 14-50/2,8-3,5, very very little distortion). Both I have coveted for some time, tried in shops, liked but not bought. The Oly 12-60mm is sufficient for most of my needs, so I didn't go wider. It's about the size of the Pana/Leica though. The Oly 7-14mm is famed, but a different beast, big and expensive.

 

The smallest standard lens I tried for 4/3 is the Oly 25mm/2,8. Beautiful IQ, slight barrel distortion. Makes me think of the Oly OM 24mm/2,8, which I kept and use instead.

 

Wide Leica R glass is great on 4/3, but besides the original 28mm (read 56mm equiv.) pretty big, too. My 19mm II is a bit bulky for a 38mm equivalent...

 

Glad 4/3 remains alive!

 

Cheers,

 

Alexander

 

25mm f/2.8 Pancake is a good choice. Otherwise a Panasonic 25mm f/1.4

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It is possible to confuse the slr lenses made for four-thirds cameras with lenses designed for micro four thirds cameras.

 

I have a different problem with the Digilux 3 and can't see where this is addressed on this forum.

I want to update the firmware for my Digilux 3 from the original to version 2 dated 2007. The Leica file I downloaded onto a formatted SD card is called DL3_200.bin. Does anybody know if this is the correct update file? I don't fancy putting this SD card in my camera without some assurance that the camera will work well afterwards.

Thanks for any help.

Philip

 

That should be correct but send a quick email to Leica, NJ.

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I want to update the firmware for my Digilux 3 from the original to version 2 dated 2007. The Leica file I downloaded onto a formatted SD card is called DL3_200.bin. Does anybody know if this is the correct update file? I don't fancy putting this SD card in my camera without some assurance that the camera will work well afterwards.

 

"That should be correct but send a quick email to Leica, NJ."

 

Good idea. I just emailed their London office and hope for a reply today Thanks a lot.

Philip:)

 

 

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I want to update the firmware for my Digilux 3 from the original to version 2 dated 2007. The Leica file I downloaded onto a formatted SD card is called DL3_200.bin. Does anybody know if this is the correct update file?

 

It is, according to Leica's web site: Leica Camera AG - Downloads

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It is, according to Leica's web site: Leica Camera AG - Downloads

 

Thanks for all the kind help I received on updating the firmware on the Digilux 3 to version 2.

I installed this today and the camera is definitely improved, as described in the pdf download offered with the firmware update.

Philip:)

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