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| p.109 #17 · Sony RX1 FF Mirrorless (fixed lens) |
wayne seltzer wrote:
2) Focus peaking for me is very accurate, whether close atMFD or medium 10ft distance at f2. My 1ds3 and D800E obviously don't have FP.
Wayne, you never experienced back focused shots with focus peaking wide open on the RX1? Maybe I have to send mine in to Sony for checking.
For me, so far, AF is not really a deal breaker. Speed is not really an issue for me but I'm getting a fair share of shots back-focused in AF mode at f/2. Not significant but maybe 1 or 2 shots in 10.
The biggest gripe for me is very poor video implementation. No focus peaking or magnified focus view in manual video mode and no display of live histogram and no manual audio gain control. Basically for critical focus at objects that are further away, I have to switch the dial to M mode, check focus and histogram and then switch it back to manual video mode. Too many steps involved, but then again I think 95% of RX1 users are probably not interested in shooting videos seriously. But for serious videographers or hobbyist, the quality of the Zeiss lens up close , full frame, 24fps and high iso usability in such a compact package is groundbreaking. One could discretely take this camera and shoot low light documentary video in places where a 5D3, 1Dc or even the C300 cameras seems too noticeable.
My EVF arrives tomorrow, hopefully it will make it even more enjoyable to shoot the RX1 with it