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| p.130 #18 · Sony RX1 FF Mirrorless (fixed lens) |
Jonas, few people ever get to experience how good life with a camera gets with a leaf shutter - on 'better' cameras if that term has not been outlawed yet.
It was a long time before I had other than a leaf shutter on my cameras: Hexar AF, Fuji GA645 and Fuji GA645zi, Fuji GW690 Mamiya 6 and Mamiya 7. The tiniest snick, no vibration, virtually inaudible sound, long life (except the big Fuji was badly implemented). The D200 and a900 were major disappointments in this respect, I thought they would jump out my grip at times, you have to overcome an involuntary urge to flinch with badly behaved shutters.
Now life is good again with the first curtain 'mirrorless' (and very decent sound level) shutter on the a99; and the RX1. This factor might just have been what pushed me over the edge in fact, as I saw a youtube video of the RX1 shutter sound - sublime.
It may be that the early doubts some had about distant IQ for the RX1 were due to users working handheld, and of course distant small detail is the master punisher of sub-optimal technique. Tim Ashley sure put that one out the door and into the bin.
On used prices, there are a lot of people the camera will not suit, so there will be plenty around, and sellers will be keen to recoup their big payout, that might mean better prices soon.