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mortyb
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p.4 #1 · p.4 #1 · RX1(R) Image Thread


Thanks for the support, this is the most absurd camera purchase I've done, but hopefully I'll be somewhat happy with it. I'm cleaning out the closet, anyways, so I sell a few things and try the RX1 instead.

I shot a few crappy shots right after I picked it up, but the Zeiss-ness is there. Just realized this is ISO 2000. That's a pretty okay result.














Dec 13, 2012 at 05:15 PM
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p.4 #2 · p.4 #2 · RX1(R) Image Thread


carstenw wrote:
I think Wayne is your man for this. Wayne?

Sorry, I have only shot ZF/ZE versions and Michael is asking about how it compares to ZM versions which are optically different.



Dec 13, 2012 at 06:06 PM
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p.4 #3 · p.4 #3 · RX1(R) Image Thread


No need to compare the RX1 to anything else - it'd just be interesting to see it used to produce some distant landscape / cityscape shots from the RX1. Elsewhere most folks seem to be delighting in the close in performance or shooting absolutely everything at f/2.

I'm trying to get a sense for how the RX1's lens is going to perform for subjects with distant details with the camera focused at / near infinity, and also when using hyperfocal points both close in and farther out.



Dec 13, 2012 at 06:26 PM
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p.4 #4 · p.4 #4 · RX1(R) Image Thread


Ok, a few more snaps from today, third one is at f5.6 mid distance. I will try some landscape later.
I will also download the latest ACR and work with RAW.



Copyright Wayne Seltzer 2012

  DSC-RX1    35mm    f/2.0    1/1000s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  





Copyright Wayne Seltzer 2012

  DSC-RX1    35mm    f/2.0    1/800s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  





Copyright Wayne Seltzer 2012

  DSC-RX1    35mm    f/5.6    1/640s    100 ISO    -0.3 EV  




Dec 13, 2012 at 06:38 PM
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p.4 #5 · p.4 #5 · RX1(R) Image Thread


michaelwatkins wrote:
I'm aching to see some distant landscape shots - tree line at the horizon 10 - 20km out sort of stuff - I don't expect the RX1 lens to compete with the ZM25 or ZM35/2 when pixel peeping at distant details but for prints and display would expect and hope that the result is not disappointing in comparison.


I'll get to these some time in the new year but around the holidays you're going to get a lot more "around-the-house" shots - just the nature of the timing with not as many folks going out to do landscape shooting around Christmas.



Dec 13, 2012 at 06:38 PM
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p.4 #6 · p.4 #6 · RX1(R) Image Thread


I hear you - it's a busy time of year.

At least you frequently have sunshine in the winter Vern... that's one thing I miss about not travelling to Calgary for work every week. November and December are the worst around here on the gloomy rainy Wet Coast of Canada, and vitamin D doesn't brighten the sky.

My RX1 should be in my hands next week. Gloom or not I'll be out there.



Dec 13, 2012 at 06:56 PM
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p.4 #7 · p.4 #7 · RX1(R) Image Thread


Wayne, nice samples, the Bokeh looks great from first two. transition looks very nice. I wonder how it will perform at mid distance in addition to infinity.
This is the problem of gear forum. With showcase of new fashion, I want get one as well.



Dec 13, 2012 at 07:49 PM
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p.4 #8 · p.4 #8 · RX1(R) Image Thread


Just unboxed mine and will try it out after work today. First impression is its a sweet camera. I think enthusiast should buy one or at least give it a try. It is expensive but once in your hands, you might forget about the price and enjoy the goodness of a decent lens in a full frame compact camera. AF is somewhat slow in low light but it locks accurately on the target, at least on my copy.















Dec 13, 2012 at 07:50 PM
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joe88 wrote:
It is expensive but once in your hands, you might forget about the price and enjoy the goodness of a decent lens in a full frame compact camera.


Yeah right. The $2800 this camera costs in the US is expensive, but in Sweden the cheapest price atm is $3900!



Dec 13, 2012 at 08:08 PM
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p.4 #10 · p.4 #10 · RX1(R) Image Thread


Wow, I didn't realize its that much more expensive over there! You are right, at $3,900 its about the price of a used Leica M9 over here, not exactly cheap.


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p.4 #11 · p.4 #11 · RX1(R) Image Thread


The pictures are wonderful, I think I am going to see the Grand Canyon in a year or two. The trip that will coincide with buying a used RX1


Dec 13, 2012 at 08:42 PM
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wayne seltzer wrote:
Ok, a few more snaps from today, third one is at f5.6 mid distance. I will try some landscape later.
I will also download the latest ACR and work with RAW.


Absolutely stunning. How far was the subject distance in those first two?



Dec 13, 2012 at 09:10 PM
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p.4 #13 · p.4 #13 · RX1(R) Image Thread


I'm not sure why so many people want to compare this camera to others. There are no others. Sony has invented another market segment.

I personally think it's a pointless one, but then I thought the same thing when BMW invented the SUV Coupe (X6), and now EVERYONE is doing one. And the last photographic market segment Sony invented worked out pretty well.

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Dec 13, 2012 at 09:12 PM
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briantho wrote:
Yeah right. The $2800 this camera costs in the US is expensive, but in Sweden the cheapest price atm is $3900!


$3900 US or EU? While things do cost more in Europe, its mostly due to that 19% VAT, not to mention cost of living, average income adjustments. Used gear prices reflect this too, where many listings end much higher in Europe than the US, because shoppers have more money.



Dec 13, 2012 at 09:12 PM
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p.4 #15 · p.4 #15 · RX1(R) Image Thread


Dudewithoutape wrote:
Absolutely stunning. How far was the subject distance in those first two?


If not crop, most like within 0.5M.

Joe, congr! I am going to Sony store this weekend, hopefully can get a feel with it before any action.



Dec 13, 2012 at 09:13 PM
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p.4 #16 · p.4 #16 · RX1(R) Image Thread


Raw support just released for LR4. The distortion correction factor in LR4 doesn't seem to correct as much as the jpegs with distortion correction enabled, but you do get less cropping with the raw files. Sony seems to have short changed us on the optics. It has the Zeiss rendering but they should have done a better job on the lens physically and not rely on software correction. ISO 6400 is very usable, at least for me.

SOOC jpeg






Adobe RAW, LR4 with slight output sharpening







Dec 13, 2012 at 09:22 PM
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Dudewithoutape wrote:
$3900 US or EU? While things do cost more in Europe, its mostly due to that 19% VAT, not to mention cost of living, average income adjustments. Used gear prices reflect this too, where many listings end much higher in Europe than the US, because shoppers have more money.


In Sweden the VAT is actually 25%. But... cameras like the NEX-7 is actually cheaper over here than in the US. It's the newest models that are always grossly overpriced. After a few months the price difference between US and EU is much smaller.



Dec 13, 2012 at 09:22 PM
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p.4 #18 · p.4 #18 · RX1(R) Image Thread


Lee Saxon wrote:
I'm not sure why so many people want to compare this camera to others. There are no others. Sony has invented another market segment.

I personally think it's a pointless one, but then I thought the same thing when BMW invented the SUV Coupe (X6), and now EVERYONE is doing one. And the last photographic market segment Sony invented worked out pretty well.


If it is made, they will come [if they like it]



Dec 13, 2012 at 09:23 PM
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p.4 #19 · p.4 #19 · RX1(R) Image Thread


briantho wrote:
In Sweden the VAT is actually 25%. But... cameras like the NEX-7 is actually cheaper over here than in the US. It's the newest models that are always grossly overpriced. After a few months the price difference between US and EU is much smaller.


I guess there are more serious photographers over there, driving up the price or at least willing to "overpay". How much is the Nex-7 new right now? Just curious.



Dec 13, 2012 at 09:25 PM
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joe88 wrote:
Raw support just released for LR4. The distortion correction factor in LR4 doesn't seem to correct as much as the jpegs with distortion correction enabled, but you do get less cropping with the raw files. Sony seems to have short changed us on the optics. It has the Zeiss rendering but they should have done a better job on the lens physically and not rely on software correction. ISO 6400 is very usable, at least for me...


I actually prefer the SOOC in this comparison



Dec 13, 2012 at 09:27 PM
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