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Fujifilm X-E1 Assist Hand Grip (Black)
Fujifilm X-E1 Assist Hand Grip (Black)
Price: $79.95
15 used & new from $49.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars expensive but REALLY helpful, December 7, 2013
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The Fuji XE1 (& XE2) camera is easy enough to HOLD, but impossible to really GRIP. That is, you only feel safe using it when the camera's neckstrap is also attached. This add-on grip entirely eliminates that sense that the camera could just slip out of your hands. The accessory is very well made (it's actually a FUJI brand accessory). It attaches and detaches in about five seconds, and does not make the camera look any larger. It's too bad Fuji didn't simply integrate the grip into the camera body itself, rather than making it a (grossly overpriced) add-on.


ZIP NP-W126 (Includes 2-1500mAh battery, pocket charger) for Fuji Finepix HS30EXR, HS33EXR,X-E1, X-Pro1
ZIP NP-W126 (Includes 2-1500mAh battery, pocket charger) for Fuji Finepix HS30EXR, HS33EXR,X-E1, X-Pro1
Offered by Deals 4 sale
Price: $22.99
3 used & new from $22.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a bargain, November 8, 2013
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Extra batteries (PLURAL) are nearly essential with the Fuji XE-1. These new batteries work at least as well as the original battery that came with the camera. The new battery yielded 240 shots on one charge (or 480 shots, if you count that the camera was saving a JPEG plus a RAW file of each image). The real winner, however, is the battery CHARGER, which is much smaller and more convenient than the original that came packaged with the camera. (This new charger will also charge the XE-1's original battery.)


EzFoto Body Cap and Lens Rear Cap for Fujifilm Fuji X-Pro1 Camera
EzFoto Body Cap and Lens Rear Cap for Fujifilm Fuji X-Pro1 Camera

5.0 out of 5 stars works fine, November 8, 2013
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Both halves of this combo work just fine. They're inexpensive enough that it's probably worth buying a second set just to have an extra one handy nearby.


Auto Lens Cap for PANASONIC LUMIX DMC LX7 LX-7 Camera + MagicFiber Microfiber Lens Cleaning Cloth
Auto Lens Cap for PANASONIC LUMIX DMC LX7 LX-7 Camera + MagicFiber Microfiber Lens Cleaning Cloth
Offered by Digital Goja
Price: $9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars best thing since sliced bread, October 4, 2013
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I've owned the Lumix LX3, LX5, and now the LX7. For each of those cameras I've purchased one of these little self-opening lens caps. When you turn the camera on, its lens automatically extends and in the process pushes open the lens cap (rather in the manner of one of those pods opening up in the movie "Alien"). It's a simple, elegant solution, and each lens cap has performed flawlessly for the life of the camera. I'd consider it an essential component of the camera -- Panasonic should buy out the company and give you one when you buy their camera.


Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX7K 10.1 MP Digital Camera with 3.8x Optical zoom and 3.0-inch LCD -  Black
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX7K 10.1 MP Digital Camera with 3.8x Optical zoom and 3.0-inch LCD - Black
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37 used & new from $268.84

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful little camera, December 13, 2012
I bought the LX7 as a replacement for my LX5, and my observations here are mainly about the differences between the two.

Generally speaking, almost everything about the LX7 -- start-up, focusing, and of course the f1.4 lens -- works faster and/or better than on the LX5. Perhaps most importantly, the LX7's f1.4 lens is every bit as sharp as the f2.0 lens on my LX5. And despite the camera's small sensor, identical daytime scenes photographed with my LX7 and with my Canon T1i are indistinguishable as 11x14 prints.

The LVF-2 electronic viewfinder for the LX7 is a pure joy to use, markedly improving upon the LX5's LVF-1 in resolution and (to a lesser degree) brightness. But it's also noticeably larger than the earlier EVF, which slightly undercuts the LX7's charm as a high-end "stealth camera". (BTW, the EVF for the LX7 can NOT be used on the LX5, nor vice-versa.)

The LX7's menu listings remain a jumble -- not exactly confusing, but way too lengthy and convoluted to memorize easily. It really helps to spend a couple of hours with the on-screen manual before venturing out with camera in hand -- and a couple of hours in the field becoming facile with manipulating the settings in real-life situations. Many of the possible settings -- like, say, saving a file in RAW format -- work only in SOME of the shooting modes. The "intelligent HDR" mode, for instance, saves only in JPEG format. (Now why go to the trouble of using HDR if you only get a jpeg file to work with?)

The lens itself feels quite vulnerable. The front element is large, not recessed, and does not allow for the addition of a lens shade. And it WILL get wet if exposed to even the faintest hint of mist or drizzle.

Also, the battery runs down more rapidly on the LX7 than it does on the LX5. (The LX7 uses the SAME battery as the LX5, however, so if you're upgrading you can use the batteries for the two cameras interchangeably.)

CONCLUSION: despite my nit-picking, the LX7 is a truly wonderful camera! I owned an LX5 prior to this, and an LX3 before that -- each has performed admirably, and each has been a notable improvement (or advancement) over its predecessor
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Panasonic DMW-LVF2 External Live View Finder for DMC-GX1, DMC-LX7 Cameras (Black)
Panasonic DMW-LVF2 External Live View Finder for DMC-GX1, DMC-LX7 Cameras (Black)
Price: $149.00
12 used & new from $139.95

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect upgrade from LVF-1, November 25, 2012
I bought the LVF-2 for use with my Lumix LX7 camera. I previously used the LVF-1 on my LX5. The new model is a pure joy to use, and a major improvement over its predecessor.

The electronic image is bright and clear, shows no artifacts or jumpiness, and the eyepiece does a good job of shielding extraneous sunlight when used outdoors. The LVF-2 has diopter adjustment, its viewing angle can be revolved from zero to ninety degrees (or anything in between), and its image brightness can be adjusted via the LX7's menu. A button on the LVF toggles the view between the LVF display and the LCD on the camera -- a solution that (personally) I find to be much less aggravating than a proximity sensor on the camera.

If there's any downside, it's that the LVF-2 is a bit larger than the earlier LVF-1, making the tiny LX7 camera a bit less easy to employ as a high-end "stealth" camera.
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Source One LLC Large Full Size Treadmill Book Holder (TBH-FS)
Source One LLC Large Full Size Treadmill Book Holder (TBH-FS)
Offered by sourceoneorg
Price: $19.99
3 used & new from $19.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It works, April 25, 2012
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It's relatively thick and sturdy enough to hold heavy books, and it does just that. Not much else to say about a little piece of molded plastic.


Shaping Destiny: A quest for meaning in art and life
Shaping Destiny: A quest for meaning in art and life
by Destiny Allison
Edition: Paperback
Price: $13.34
27 used & new from $0.83

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Connecting the line from life to art, March 30, 2012
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Destiny Allison has written a wonderful (!) book about the interaction of life and art, and the lessons to be gained from both. While many books talk about how and why art gets made, precious few draw the line between life and art with such unflinching autobiographical honesty.
"Shaping Destiny" is not a book about freeing your inner child or talking to the angels sitting on your shoulder; it's about the gritty day-to-day struggle to carve out a life in the arts in the face of -- well, of everything the world drops into your lap uninvited. In drawing larger truths from the particulars of her own life, investing those truths into her art, and then relating that voyage of discovery to the rest of us with clarity and authenticity, Destiny Allison shares common ground with writers like Anne Lamott and Annie Dillard. This is no small accomplishment!


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