Leica D-lux (Type 109) and Panasonic LX100 – Features most people missed.

After just a day with my Leica D-Lux (Type 109), I’ve found features most of the online reviews missed, and discovered things I thought would be there which aren’t.

I’m sure you know about the 4/3 sensor, 4K video, dial controls…

No remote flash support
Look, I doubt I’d have used it much, but if the Type 109 supports remote flash, I can’t work it out. Mind you, the included strobe is so gutless it probably won’t actually add to the exposure much if you use it to trigger slave units though.

A lens shutter
There’s effectively a pair of shutters in the LX100/109 – a mechanical leaf or lens shutter, and an electronic shutter. This means flash sync up to 1/4000th of a second, which is really cool when doing fill flash outdoors. It works to 60 seconds.
The electronic shutter will take the exposure to as short as 1/16,000th of a second, which I want to try Real Soon Now – that’s studio flash duration style stuff, and will result is some stunning images. By people better at this stuff than me.




  1. I’m pretty sure it supports remote flash since the LX100 supports it. It does a great job at it too. You need to put the little flash on the camera first to unlock the Flash menu item (which is on page 5/7 of the Camera menu). From there, you can go on Page 2/3 of the Flash Submenu and put Wireless to ON. If you have any problem, send me an email and I’ll try to help.


    1. Maybe I tried to find the menu without a flash attached. I thought I’d read it was capable of remote flash, hence my comments about not being able to get it to work. I’ll do a bit more research.


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