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Tariq Gibran wrote:
This reads as if the RX1 is at least as meticulously hand assembled (perhaps moreso) than any current Leica...matching lens serial codes to specific sensor sub-frames, micro adjustments by hand with shims - impressive stuff.
Yeah, I hadn't read anything that specific before (assuming that the translation is good.) That rear lens element looks incredible, and I didn't realize that it was essentially attached to the sensor subframe. I knew the lens was close to the sensor, but, wow, there is little room for error.
I also found it interesting that DSLR magazine questioned them about why the aperture always remains at shooting aperture, because NEX doesn't quite work in the same way. Once the light gets low enough, NEX cameras open all the way up, and then quickly close at capture. Fuji does it a little differently, too. I'd imagine it's a matter of balancing AF speed, AF accuracy, exposure metering, shutter lag, etc.