Home · Register · Search · View Winners · Software · Hosting · Software · Join Upload & Sell

Moderated by: Fred Miranda
Username   Password

  New fredmiranda.com Mobile Site
  

FM Forums | Alternative Gear & Lenses | Join Upload & Sell

1       2       3              182      
183
       184              190       191       end
  

Sony RX1 FF Mirrorless (fixed lens)
  
 
elkabong62
Offline

Upload & Sell: Off
p.183 #1 · Sony RX1 FF Mirrorless (fixed lens)


Thanks for the reply on pre-focusing guys, that's not good news. The old film camera had no problem doing it. New technology sometimes ain't that great.


Nov 16, 2013 at 08:07 PM
Tariq Gibran
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.183 #2 · Sony RX1 FF Mirrorless (fixed lens)


It's one of those issues that Sony could address via a firmware update if one ever comes. I have never used MF myself with the RX1 since I find the AF is more accurate but I certainly can see situations like the one mentioned where MF would be preferable.


Nov 16, 2013 at 08:26 PM
elkabong62
Offline

Upload & Sell: Off
p.183 #3 · Sony RX1 FF Mirrorless (fixed lens)


Does Sony's pricey lens hood interfere with Sony's optical viewfinder's view. Is that why their lens hood is vented to let it see through it?
Thanks



Nov 16, 2013 at 08:27 PM
Tariq Gibran
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.183 #4 · Sony RX1 FF Mirrorless (fixed lens)


elkabong62 wrote:
Does Sony's pricey lens hood interfere with Sony's optical viewfinder's view. Is that why their lens hood is vented to let it see through it?
Thanks


I never owned the uber expensive Sony hood but do own a cheaper vented hood.

The vent for both are just for looks and have nothing to do with an optical finders view. Neither hood will be an issue with an optical finder as the finder sits pretty high and the lens is fairly short.



Nov 16, 2013 at 09:09 PM
davewolfs
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.183 #5 · Sony RX1 FF Mirrorless (fixed lens)


What is the consensus on optical view finders for this body? Does the voigtlander work as well as the native Zeiss?


Nov 16, 2013 at 10:11 PM
douglasf13
Online
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.183 #6 · Sony RX1 FF Mirrorless (fixed lens)


Tariq Gibran wrote:
I never owned the uber expensive Sony hood but do own a cheaper vented hood.

The vent for both are just for looks and have nothing to do with an optical finders view. Neither hood will be an issue with an optical finder as the finder sits pretty high and the lens is fairly short.


The Voigtlander OVF doesn't sit high enough to avoid the hood completely. In fact, even with no hood, the lens sits right underneath the bottom frame line.

Either way, elkabong62, you should just use a 49mm --> 37mm step down ring as a hood and ditch that native hood. It is much smaller in profile and won't get in the way of an OVF.

Edited on Nov 17, 2013 at 01:52 AM · View previous versions



Nov 17, 2013 at 01:50 AM
douglasf13
Online
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.183 #7 · Sony RX1 FF Mirrorless (fixed lens)


Tariq Gibran wrote:
I never owned the uber expensive Sony hood but do own a cheaper vented hood.

The vent for both are just for looks and have nothing to do with an optical finders view. Neither hood will be an issue with an optical finder as the finder sits pretty high and the lens is fairly short.


I haven't used the Zeiss OVF, but I thought the Voigtlander OVF looked like a better trade off in terms of size and cost, so I went that direction.



Nov 17, 2013 at 01:51 AM
Tariq Gibran
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.183 #8 · Sony RX1 FF Mirrorless (fixed lens)


douglasf13 wrote:
I haven't used the Zeiss OVF, but I thought the Voigtlander OVF looked like a better trade off in terms of size and cost, so I went that direction.


I have not used the Zeiss yet either. I did just sell my Sony EVF so, at the moment, I will use an older Leica finder I have while I casually look for a great deal on the Zeiss.

I also use the step-downs as a hood as you and others have previously posted. When I used the cheaper, vented hood, I don't recall it being an issue with an optical finder, though I did not use it that way very much at all( so perhaps it was worse than I remember).



Nov 17, 2013 at 02:48 AM
elkabong62
Offline

Upload & Sell: Off
p.183 #9 · Sony RX1 FF Mirrorless (fixed lens)


Mr. Tariq Gibran could you please tell me why did you sell your Sony EVF when reviews on the Internet rant & rave about it and you want to switch to Sony's Zeiss OVF? Please be specific if you can. Also a general question for you and douglasf13, does the 49mm --> 37mm step down ring cause any vignetting on the RX1's Zeiss 35mm f2.0 lens? B&H and Adorama both only sell one model of it and they are both are different makes. Does the model style make a difference?


Nov 17, 2013 at 11:43 AM
sebboh
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.183 #10 · Sony RX1 FF Mirrorless (fixed lens)


elkabong62 wrote:
Also a general question for you and douglasf13, does the 49mm --> 37mm step down ring cause any vignetting on the RX1's Zeiss 35mm f2.0 lens? B&H and Adorama both only sell one model of it and they are both are different makes. Does the model style make a difference?


there is a very small amount of vignetting with the sensei 49-37mm step down ring on top of a B+W f-pro filter when focused to infinity.



Nov 17, 2013 at 06:12 PM
 

Search in Used Dept. 



Tariq Gibran
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.183 #11 · Sony RX1 FF Mirrorless (fixed lens)


elkabong62 wrote:
Mr. Tariq Gibran could you please tell me why did you sell your Sony EVF when reviews on the Internet rant & rave about it and you want to switch to Sony's Zeiss OVF? Please be specific if you can.


It's just me. Nothing more to it. I think I have previously expressed a noted disdain for EVF's in general around here so it should come as no surprise to most. Someone else had PM'd me about it and here was my reply:

"I found the EVF very useful/ practical, particularly being able to tilt it up and having all the info right there. I just don't enjoy the downsides, particularly the experience of composing using the video feed with it's low dynamic range/ off color in bright daylight. Sometimes I just feel it creates a sort of disconnect with my subject. Truth be told, I'm sort of hoping Sony releases a better evf in the spring/ next year for the RX1 so I also wanted to get my money out of the evf just in case that happens."



Nov 17, 2013 at 06:26 PM
helimat
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.183 #12 · Sony RX1 FF Mirrorless (fixed lens)


douglasf13 wrote:
I haven't used the Zeiss OVF, but I thought the Voigtlander OVF looked like a better trade off in terms of size and cost, so I went that direction.


Stupid question, but out of curiosity how are you focusing? Are you relying on AF, or switching between the VF & screen?



Nov 17, 2013 at 07:46 PM
davewolfs
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.183 #13 · Sony RX1 FF Mirrorless (fixed lens)




helimat wrote:
Stupid question, but out of curiosity how are you focusing? Are you relying on AF, or switching between the VF & screen?


Center point and assume center of ovf would be my guess. Then just let the chips roll and hope its right. My guess unless it is close most times it will.



Nov 17, 2013 at 08:47 PM
davewolfs
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.183 #14 · Sony RX1 FF Mirrorless (fixed lens)




helimat wrote:
Stupid question, but out of curiosity how are you focusing? Are you relying on AF, or switching between the VF & screen?


Center point and assume center of ovf would be my guess. Then just let the chips roll and hope its right. My guess unless it is close most times it will.



Nov 17, 2013 at 08:47 PM
davewolfs
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.183 #15 · Sony RX1 FF Mirrorless (fixed lens)




helimat wrote:
Stupid question, but out of curiosity how are you focusing? Are you relying on AF, or switching between the VF & screen?


Center point and assume center of ovf would be my guess. Then just let the chips roll and hope its right. My guess unless it is close most times it will.



Nov 17, 2013 at 08:47 PM
fredmirandafan
Offline

Upload & Sell: Off
p.183 #16 · Sony RX1 FF Mirrorless (fixed lens)


As days get darker and darker, I have had to shoot at lower and lower shutter speeds, just wondering what the lowest handheld shutter speeds people have been able to get pixel-level sharpness on the street? With the EVF on my RX1R, I find 1/80 is mostly safe, 1/60 is iffy, and 1/30 is just hit and miss. Thats of course assuming subjects are not moving.


Nov 18, 2013 at 11:18 PM
sebboh
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.183 #17 · Sony RX1 FF Mirrorless (fixed lens)


fredmirandafan wrote:
As days get darker and darker, I have had to shoot at lower and lower shutter speeds, just wondering what the lowest handheld shutter speeds people have been able to get pixel-level sharpness on the street? With the EVF on my RX1R, I find 1/80 is mostly safe, 1/60 is iffy, and 1/30 is just hit and miss. Thats of course assuming subjects are not moving.


if i use the 2s timer to avoid shake due to finger movement 1/15 is no problem. i'm usually stuck at 1/160 though to reduce subject motion blur.




Nov 18, 2013 at 11:27 PM
fredmirandafan
Offline

Upload & Sell: Off
p.183 #18 · Sony RX1 FF Mirrorless (fixed lens)


Yea if subjects move, I find 1/125 is iffy, 1/160 is a compromise, but 1/250 would be safe. But the FF sensor is so amazing, unless it's hit ISO6400, I try to go 1/200-1/250 just to be on the safe side.

The only issue I have is that I'm missing the 50mm and 85mm brothers of RX1R, forcing me to consider the evil twins of A7/A7R mousetraps



Nov 18, 2013 at 11:34 PM
philip_pj
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.183 #19 · Sony RX1 FF Mirrorless (fixed lens)


I feel a warm inner glow at 1/125 or shorter for 'regular' handheld, 1/60 with effort (brace with strap, elbows into body sides, careful breathing). With leaning support - column, rock etc. down to 1/10 sec. These are 'know it will work' settings, not 'bragging rights' settings.

Most important is the correct soft release that suits your hand...I tried three before settling on one.

If you need the shot, ISO 10000 is not terrible. 6400 is very acceptable for most users.



Nov 19, 2013 at 12:12 AM
Tariq Gibran
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.183 #20 · Sony RX1 FF Mirrorless (fixed lens)


I guess this is a great place to also note how really wonderful the shutter release is on the RX1. I use a soft release also but I'm always reminded anytime I shoot with a different camera just how refined that RX1 shutter button feel is. Seems like some thought really went into that feel.

Oh yeah...I already miss my EVF a bit!



Nov 19, 2013 at 12:23 AM
1       2       3              182      
183
       184              190       191       end




FM Forums | Alternative Gear & Lenses | Join Upload & Sell

1       2       3              182      
183
       184              190       191       end
    
 

You are not logged in. Login or Register

Username   Password    Retrive password