I bought the LX3 for the very same reasons that Juha talks about, having a small camera with a great fast lens, full manual control and small enough to carry with you every where. It’s great to find a new source of inspiration, even when they are thousands of miles away.
There is a school of thought that says the more of you shoot the better the chances of getting a good set of photographs. Hobbyist photographer Juha Haataja proves how true this is. In 21 months he has crossed an exceptional 100,000 shots with his Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 camera, averaging to around 150 shots per day. Whichever way you look at it, this is a huge number – there are professional-grade cameras that take pride in promising this kind of longevity. In a chat with him, he said he hadn’t based the number of images around any scientific calculations or created magic potions, it was simply about keeping the camera with him all the time and shooting as much as he could.