Lumix S5 Lightroom Presets

Lumix S5 Lightroom Presets (Leica Look Portraits)(x40)

Following my Panasonic Lumix S5 review I did for YouTube, here are a series of sample photos using my Lumix S5 Lightroom preset pack. I have used the S5 Lumix with Leica L mount lenses, Leica M mount lenses and Leica R mount lenses so here are examples with each setup.

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  • MrLeica Lumix S LR Preset – Black & White 1
  • MrLeica Lumix S LR Preset – Black & White 2
  • MrLeica Lumix S LR Preset – Colour 1
  • MrLeica Lumix S LR Preset – Colour 2 (Free!)

Panasonic Lumix S5 Review (As a Leica user!)

Using the Lumix S5 with Leica M + Leica R lenses

Portraits with the Lumix S5 cameras

As a portrait photographer / model photographer, I was interested to try the Lumix S5 camera with a variety of lenses. I split this article down by lens mount and at the end I share the Lightroom presets for the Lumix S5 camera that I use. All photos in the blog post were shot with the Panasonic Lumix S5 with the featured Lightroom presets applied.

Leica L mount lenses + Lumix S5 – Portraits

I need to add more examples using the Lumix S5 with Leica L mount lenses but here are two. One is using the Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24–90mm f/2.8–4 ASPH lens and the other with the Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6. Click any image in this post for full details.

Panasonic Lumix S5 Portrait
Leica 24-90mm f4 SL Portrait

Lumix S5 with Leica R lenses – Portraits

The Lumix S5 camera accidently introduced me to Leica R lenses and from that I then bought the Leica R6 film camera (See Leica R6 YouTube review). The following photos were shot using the Panasonic Lumix S5 with Leica R lenses. Lenses including the Leica Elmarit-R 135mm f2.8, Leica Summicron-R 50mm f2, Leica Summicron-R 35mm f2, possibly the Leica Elmarit-R 24mm f2.8 (though I tend to use that more for non-portraits). I also use two Leica R zoom lenses. The Leica Vario Elmar-R 80-200mm f4 ROM lens and the Leica Vario Elmar R 35-70mm f4 Macro ROM lens. Again click any image to see the lens used. (My most used lenses for portraits are the 35mm Summicron R lens and 50mm Summicron R lens).

Leica Elmarit-R 135mm Portrait
Leica Summicron-R 50mm Lens
Lumix S5 Portraits
Leica Summicron-R 50mm Portrait
Summicron R 35mm Portrait
Leica Summicron-R 35mm f2 Portrait
Summicron R 35mm f2 B&W
Leica 80-200 Portrait
Leica M3 + Canon 50mm f1.4
Leica Elmarit-R 135mm f2.8 Portrait
Leica M3 Photographer
50mm Summicron R Portrait
Lumix S5 + Leica R 50mm
Leica Summicron 50mm Portrait
Summicron 50mm Portrait
Leica Summicron R 50mm f2
Summicron-R 50mm f2 Portrait
Leica Summicron-R 50mm f2 Fashion
Leica Summicron-R 50mm f2 Portrait
Leica 135mm f2.8 R Portrait
Leica 135mm f2.8 Portrait
Leica 80-200mm f4 Portrait
Leica 80-200mm Vario-Elmar-R f4
Leica 135mm f2.8 R Lens

Lumix S5 with Leica M mount lenses – Portraits

As a Leica M shooter for many years I was interested to try some of my favourite Leica M lenses on the Lumix S5. I wont list every lens but a few of them include the Leica Summicron 90mm f2 Pre-ASPH, Leica Elmar 90mm f4, Voigtlander Ultron 35mm f1.7 and Voigtlander Heliar 50mm f3.5.

Voigtlander Ultron 35mm f1.7
Leica Elmar 90mm f4 LTM Headshot
Leica Elmar 90mm f4 Portrait
Leica 80-200mm f4 Portrait
Leica Summicron 90mm f2 Pre-ASPH
Voigtlander Heliar 50mm f3.5
Leica Summicron 90mm f2 Pre-ASPH
Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1.5 II
Lumix S5 + Leica M Lenses
Leica Summicron 90mm f2 Portrait
Leica 90mm f2 Portrait
Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1.5 II
Summicron 90mm f2

Lumix S5 Lightroom Presets (Leica Look LR Presets for Lumix)

So as a long term Leica camera user, how did I make myself like the files from the new digital Panasonic Lumix S5? I developed my own Leica look Lumix S5 Lightroom presets inspired by my Leica digital files and to a lesser extent my film photography. Each time I process a new set of Lumix S5 RAW files through LR I try existing Lumix presets I made and if they don’t work for the look I want I make new ones. From the 15+ Lumix S5 LR presets I had, over the next two months I found I was using a few more than other. In particular, 2 different B&W Lightroom presets and two colour LR presets.

Lightroom Presets for Panasonic Lumix S5 (x3 +1)

For all my other Lightroom preset packs for Leica cameras I had two B&W and one colour. With the Lumix S5 I seem to be shooting a lot more colour so I had to narrow it down to four LR presets. Two colour, two black and white. This means when you buy the Lightroom Presets for Lumix S5 you get the standard 3 presets + 1 free!

>> Download: Lightroom Presets Panasonic Lumix S5

Leica Look Presets for Panasonic Lumix S5 (x3 Bundle)
Summicron 50mm Portrait
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MrLeica Lumix S5 Lightroom Preset – Colour 1

Lumix S5 LR preset Colour 1 has more of a pink tone to it. Here I share the before and after in Lightroom and the final edit from Photoshop (I often add photo borders and polish up a bit in Photoshop!).

Lumix S5 Lightroom Preset Download

MrLeica Lumix S5 LR Preset – Colour 2

My Lumix S5 LR preset Colour 2 has more of a green tone. Here are before and after photos with the preset applied to a RAW image and a seperate example photo.

Leica Summicron R 35mm f2 Portrait

MrLeica Lumix S5 Lightroom Preset – Black & White 1

Again here are before and after photos using the Lumix S B&W LR preset –

MrLeica Lumix S5 LR Preset – Black & White 2

I found my B&W preset 1 didn’t suit all the models so I developed B&W 2 to give me more options –

How do I process my Panasonic Lumix S5 RAW files?

I import all my RAW files from the Lumix S5 camera into Adobe Lightroom. I then apply one of the 4 presets shown above. For many photoshoots that gives me a 90% finished image. I then fine tune the look of one image using the slider controls in Lightroom and then paste “sync all” across all images. I will then scroll through the images to correct the exposure if I was working in changing lighting conditions. Finally I export all images small JPEG size and send to the models via WeTransfer for them to download. It’s that easy!

The presets don’t work for me?

There might be an occasion where I take photo and non of the 4 presets look quite right. The beauty is I can pick the closest LR preset to the look that I want and then fine tune from there and perhaps save the preset as a new “MrLeica Lumix S LR Preset – Col1B” for example. Done!

Leica Look Lightroom Presets for Lumix S cameras

I developed these Lightroom presets to give me photos that I am happy with from the Panasonic Lumix S5 camera despite being a Leica shooter. As many of the Panasonic Lumix S cameras have a similar sensor, say the Lumix S1 for example, these presets should give you a great starting point for any Lumix S camera.

More MrLeica Custom Leica Lightroom Presets:

If you like my Lumix S LR presets you may also enjoy some of the following –

>> Click HERE to get access to any of the above presets

Note – Lumix GH5 Users (LR Presets Available)

Please note I also have Panasonic Lumix GH5 presets available as I used the Lumix GH5 before getting the full frame Lumix S5. Write to me if you would like them made available to download too.

**I also still have all my Lumix GH5 lenses + Speedbooster so if you use a Micro 4/3 camera get in touch if you’d like my lenses! (Ideally UK based)

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10 thoughts on “Lumix S5 Lightroom Presets (Leica Look Portraits)”

  1. Dear Matt, I am not working with Lightroom, but with Capture One. And I have a Lumix S5. Is there a possability, that you are creating Presets (Leica-Look) for Capture One?
    Best wishes Werner

    1. matthewosbornephotography

      Hi Werner, thank you. If I ever get Capture One I would be happy to try to create some presets for you but currently I only have LR. Sorry.

    1. matthewosbornephotography

      Hi Peter, if you have the desktop version yo can make your own mobile version from those. If not you need to ask me to make you mobile-specific presets. Google states: “Presets you import or create in Adobe Lightroom on a computer automatically sync to the cloud and to your mobile devices” so it sounds like normal desktop ones work on the cloud version too.

  2. Thanks I have downloaded the pack for Lumix S cameras and its loaded into my desktop version of Lightroom OK 🙂

    1. matthewosbornephotography

      Hi, my presets are Lightroom presets so they only work with this software. Within LR you can apply the presets to RAW and JPEG from any camera but they are developed around Leicas.

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