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| p.114 #19 · Sony RX1 FF Mirrorless (fixed lens) |
As good as Leica R is for what it does best, landscapes do not appear to be among the strengths, at least for the wider lenses - honourable exception for the 28/2.8 v2, perhaps 1-2 others. It's not just the painterly flat rendering, but the wandering roller coaster MTF lines (FC and unresolved aberrations, the trade-off to gain the great centres), esp the critical 40lpmm pair. The 50mm Summicron is pretty good. Some others are OK by f8 or so.
Denoir posted an image of a ship in one of those picturesque ports up there, shot with an M lens from memory, the rear half was good and well-shaped, but the front end looked horrible - the thing actually looked like it had a hinge in the middle of it. He helpfully placed an overlay of the zonal MTF variation. Curvy lines and landscapes do not mix, as the definition changes fast with distance from image centre - it's different if the lines slowly decline - the Zeiss way, sometimes with FC added in, and astigmatism in the Sonnars.
This being an RX1 thread, looks like we may (will) see more in the RX1 family, be mad if they do not:
Exposure Magazine reports a sentence from Danu Sagoro, Product Marketing Manager, Digital Imaging Group, PT Sony Indonesia. He says: “Sony is now developing full-frame camera families consisting of full-frame Alpha, full-frame handycam and *full-frame Cyber-shot* families,”.