Leica d-lux 5 titanium review

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DETAIL: Even on default camera settings, the Leica D-Lux 5 Titanium manages to deliver rich colour that shows its Panasonic heritage, along with bags of detail that revels in Leica's own expertise.

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NIGHT: Among the 23 scene modes the Leica offers is a setting for night photography. As this image demonstrates, with the aid of a steady surface and the self-timer, detail-rich results can be captured.

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RANGE: The Leica D-Lux 5 Titanium provides the ability to shoot up to 1cm close ups, while the bright aperture allows for some lovely attention grabbing shallow depth of field effects.

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WIDE ANGLE:Although the wide-angle lens setting here is 24mm equivalent, the Leica manages to maintain edge-to-edge detail, but doesn't suffer from the obvious barrel distortion that plagues lesser models offering a similar focal range.

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ZOOM: Although results are softer at maximum telephoto setting by contrast, the fact that this camera offers only a modest 3.8x optical reach means it holds on to detail reasonably well when shooting handheld.

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FOCUS: Faced with dull winter skies, the photographer's refuge is to focus on still life and detail. Again the Leica lens and sensor combo comes up trumps, keeping the feathered edges of the wreath sharply in focus.