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| p.107 #5 · Sony RX1 FF Mirrorless (fixed lens) |
That's clever with the vacuum cleaner. I guess you know, but when you change focus mode to flexible spot, the box gets smaller, but that's the smallest it gets, I think.
Yes I know, but I've heard reports from several users that flexible spot isn't as reliable as center point. No opinion on that yet.
Jochen, assuming that the handling of the RX-1 with EVF is similar to that of the NEX-5N with its EVF, I highly recommend that you try shooting with the EVF tilted at about a 45 degree angle, like the angled Hasselblad finders, with your nose just above the LCD. This will also allow you to lock your elbows at your side, making things very stable.
That's what I do now. It seems to be the best compromise. Have to get used to it.
Kit Laughlin wrote:
Jochen, I am following your impressions closely! I have the X-E1 too, and I think, of the many cameras i have owned privately and professionally over the years of transition from film to digital, the X-E1's interface is the best, so far (with the grip).
Congratulations Jochen! It's very interesting to read your thoughts about RX1, especially the comparisons with the Fuji. Neat trick to use the vacuum cleaner - amazing that it worked! Hope you will be happy with it and decide to keep it.
Btw. I received the cheap eBay hood last week ($7 with shipping and it only took about 8 days to get here from Hongkong!). It seems very well made and fits perfectly. You screw it on, which means that when you use a filter you screw the hood onto it. That makes it really convenient to use a polarizer,...Show more →
Thanks Helena. I'll also get that hood if I'm going to keep the camera.
About the comparison to the Fuji:
I'm sure the RX1 will beat it in detail. It's not the Fuji X-trans sensor's best quality. It's good enough for me though and the colors + dynamic range make up for it.
Files look and feel different. Keep that in mind if you decide to try the Fuji h00ligan.