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Just played with the Sony RX1. Im impresses.

 
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Feb 10, 2013 13:07 |  #31

elitejp wrote in post #15592419 (external link)
yes, I agree that whatever tool that you use you will become better at using that tool. But ive also seen forum members spitting this out like you would never be a good photographer unless you read such and such book and spend a period of time with a fixed focal. Which is just as absurd.

But in regards to my original post you need to see that it was in response to a member saying this camera or any camera is a "crap" because of only having a fixed focal, something i was disagreeing with. I suppose the context was clear in my head but not on paper.

I see that we no disagreements here. Tonal delivery through writing dialogue is quite an arduous thing to get right. I think the winking emoticon is what threw me off. Hahaha.

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Feb 11, 2013 04:40 |  #32

I got mine in December and have really fallen in love with it. Here are some shots (note how low the sun is even in the middle of the day this time of year):

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Net Fence (external link) by Helena Normark (external link), on Flickr


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Christmas Market (external link) by Helena Normark (external link), on Flickr


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View from Uståsen (external link) by Helena Normark (external link), on Flickr


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Frost on Jonsvatnet lake (external link) by Helena Normark (external link), on Flickr


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Winter mist (external link) by Helena Normark (external link), on Flickr


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Roll of fencing net (external link) by Helena Normark (external link), on Flickr

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Feb 11, 2013 11:58 |  #33

beautiful shots!


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Feb 11, 2013 12:42 |  #34

Thank you!


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Mar 06, 2013 11:16 |  #35

Helena, if I thought that equipment is what makes the photo, based on the photos you posted I would be in an RX1 today :) Beautiful photos. The RX1 and the 35mm focal length really suit you.




  
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Mar 06, 2013 11:26 as a reply to  @ Yohan Pamudji's post |  #36

This camera is truly interesting, but I'm gonna wait just a teeny weeny bit longer..

Im totally ready to drop my 5D2 and the rest of my elephant sized gear, but first I want to see if Mirrorlessrumors.com are right about the full frame NEX.

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The demand for full frame EVIL is definitely out there, and the manufacturers can not ignore it forever.

CaNikon will continue to ignore it. They are too afraid of stepping on their own toes, but Fuji, Sony, Oly and the rest have nothing to lose.


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Mar 06, 2013 11:46 |  #37

Helena, those are some impressive shots with the RX1!
Did you use a GND filter for the 2nd shot?

I briefly played with a RX1 when it first came out at The Camera Store, it can definitely take great pictures, full frame, 35mm f1.4 bokeh, decent AF and low light resolution, however like all the Sony cameras I've played with (NEX5 and NEX7) I'm not overly happy with sony's ergonomics, especially the body:lens ratio.
Not having a OVF and steep price was another deal breaker


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Mar 06, 2013 13:30 as a reply to  @ taemo's post |  #38

I did it! I sold all my EOS DSLR gear and have no regrets!!!

This camera is absolutely amazing!!! It's simplicity is beautiful in a zen kind of way. It didn't just lighten my camera bag, it took a load off my mind freeing me to just enjoy very high quality photography without worries about gear getting in the way.


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Mar 06, 2013 14:28 |  #39

Thank you very much Yohan and taemo! I used 5D + 35L almost exclusively before, so when RX1 came out it was an easy decision for me, and I haven't regretted it for a second. I completely agree with what robbym wrote, but I'll keep my 5D with a wide angle and a tele zoom for now, because sometimes when we travel by car I need other focal lengths than 35mm.

Everything (except two photos) I have posted at my Flickr since December is taken with RX1.

taemo, no, no filters for that photo. For some of the others I used a polarizer.


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Mar 09, 2013 13:13 |  #40

After having a chance to get used to the RX1 I think it's something of a bargain. To get similar image quality before the RX1 required one to use a $2500+ full frame body with $2000+ glass. So right there already you've got $4500+ and it`s big and heavy. For $3000 you get the same or better image quality and you can put it in your pocket. Truly a revolutionary product! Kudos to Sony!


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Mar 09, 2013 17:31 |  #41

robbym wrote in post #15695430 (external link)
After having a chance to get used to the RX1 I think it's something of a bargain. To get similar image quality before the RX1 required one to use a $2500+ full frame body with $2000+ glass. So right there already you've got $4500+ and it`s big and heavy. For $3000 you get the same or better image quality and you can put it in your pocket. Truly a revolutionary product! Kudos to Sony!

Maybe not, Sigma DP2Merrill is arguably better at ISO 100-200 and it is 800$. Still RX1 is an all round compact camera.


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Mar 09, 2013 21:52 |  #42

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Maybe not, Sigma DP2Merrill is arguably better at ISO 100-200 and it is 800$. Still RX1 is an all round compact camera.

Good point, I hadn't thought about the sigma merrill cameras. I tested one out and was amazed at the image quality. I stand corrected on what I had to say about the Fuji XTrans sensors being the best APS-C available. These sigma foveon sensors are remarkable. I personally found that a percentage of photos while razor sharp with gorgeous color were still somewhat "flat" and very slightly unnatural looking with the foveon, whereas the same images looked very slightly more natural and had more pop with a full frame sensor. I suspect the physics of the sensors themselves make this inevitable, as a larger sensor captures a wider angle of light and allows a shallower depth of field. Again I think the whole APS-C vs Full Frame debate is apples and oranges, each has specific strengths and weaknesses. If I had the time and patience for it, I'd carry and shoot with a large format view camera just for the look of it. For my budget and needs, the RX1 is perfect. I didn't like the overall feel or performance of the Sigma DP2 Merrell and while I did like the feel and performance of the X Pro1, issues with RAW workflow and the overall flatness of images killed it for me. I think I've probably been so spoiled by analog film and full frame digital that no cropper will ever satisfy me.


If you go up to Helenas' photos a few posts above this and look at the fourth image down, of a tree, it has such a natural feel and depth to it. Almost like you're looking out a window at the actual scene. That little extra uumph even if very subtle makes the image for me. It's gorgeous and makes me feel happy inside. I need that from the equipment I use.


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Mar 12, 2013 03:18 |  #43

If you compare the shots coming from the RX100 to a 7D the little Sony sensor really is a match for the APS-c of Canon, Sony are going to be big judging by the quality of these smaller bodies. A FF like this is pretty amazing. Just wish they would stop flapping about with SLTs and make a decent SLR to show the big boys how to do it.


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Mar 12, 2013 16:44 |  #44

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If you compare the shots coming from the RX100 to a 7D the little Sony sensor really is a match for the APS-c of Canon, Sony are going to be big judging by the quality of these smaller bodies. A FF like this is pretty amazing. Just wish they would stop flapping about with SLTs and make a decent SLR to show the big boys how to do it.

Having owned the RX100 for a couple of months now, I can tell you that in real world use, the RX100 is not as close to an APS-C camera as you might expect. It’s pretty close, but not good enough to quiet the voice telling me I should have brought my DSLR whenevr I shoot with it.

I have had a chance to play with the RX1 an am impressed. It’s expensive for a fixed focal length camera, but the sensor and optics are the real deal. Tempted to sell my RX100 and 50L to fund one.


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Mar 12, 2013 16:54 as a reply to  @ mystik610's post |  #45

Nice looking FF camera that would fit in a pocket. The price is a bit steep though, and also the fact it's a Sony, who's software I once read here "is designed by someone with a genuine hate of their fellow man."

Which in my experience is quite accurate


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