DMC-LX3 accessory lenses, view finders and cases...
Just ordered a DMC-LX3 and 16 GB Panasonic class 6 SDHC card.
1) How does the lens cover up when not shooting? I don't see mention of a lens cap anywhere? Want a case but have read the reviews on the fancy leather case making the camera un-usable till top half is removed and kept elsewhere. Anyone try it? I'm more inclined to want a simple small protective case that will hold a memory card and battery too............plus xtra stuff if I get it.
2) $189 DMW-TW46 Wide conversion lens? Anyone got one? Is it worth anything for the carry space it takes? Filters? Does it work in all 3 aspect ratios?
3) $24 DMW-LA4 Conversion adaptor. Looks like a lens shade ending in a 46mm filter thread. Does it viginette at all?
I'll wait to buy my case until I see what stuff I want to haul around with the camera....................Raymond
DMC-LX3 external flash options
Got my LX3 and love it. Bought it entirely on specifications and love it's performance so far in low light situations but am finding it's kind of small in my large hands. Using the wrist strap is OK but it's still hard to hold securely one handed. Tried the OP/Tech wrist grip and still have not adjusted the position right to easily find the buttons when "gripped". Got the 3" rubber grip to screw in the tripod mount and I like it but it's still takes two hands. I'm going to violate my warranty (probably) and attach e-grips tape pads on the back where my thumb rests in the top right corner and on the front right side from mid to bottom where my finger tips rest using a drop of super glue in addition to the regular adhesive. This is made of the same stuff as those dashboard pads that securely hold your phone on the dash. Thinking about that leather case too.......With top removed for shooting, leather sides would give more grip area......Dont'cha think?
My real question concerns my existing Olympus 4/3's DSLR external flash units. Can I use my Olympus FL36 and FL50 flashes on the Panasonic LX3? Saw a write up on the new Panasonic FL22 flash for the LX3 also working (with TTL) on Olympus DSLR's.