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| p.133 #3 · Sony RX1 FF Mirrorless (fixed lens) |
No camera exists that is totally perfect. But the purpose of a camera is first of all to enable the best possible photography.
Yes, I completely agree. For most photographers, ergonomics and handling play a huge role in a camera's ability to "enable the best possible photography". This is where I find myself "fighting" with the RX1 at the moment and the camera coming between me and the subject. Once I find work-a-rounds for both a comfortable grip and viewing system, I think I will really enjoy using the RX1.
Thus far, the thumb grip seems to give me the best handling ergonomics, providing a secure grip and perfect index finger placement over the shutter button. OVF, which I actually prefer, would seem to be the only solution when using the thumb grip - but, of course, we get zero feedback (and I'm sure Sony could have figured out a better solution). EVF, which I'm about to give another try (though I hated it on the NEX-7), does not allow for the thumb grip so another solution for grip ergonomics is required. I have yet to try the add on grip options - so I would love to hear some feedback - but it appears as though holding the RX1 with a front grip and the thumb on the rear thumb area would place the index finger used for the shutter button in the wrong position (sort of forcing one to uncomfortably bend/ cramp their finger when taking a shot). Can anyone say if this is the case?
Anyway, I'm curious what others are finding to be the best eye-level ergonomic solution.