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p.53 #1 · p.53 #1 · RX1(R/R2) Image Thread


Jochenb wrote:
Yes our preferences are all different. I like the first one the least. Not because of the composition, but because (for my taste) the light is too harsh for this scene. It looks like it was shot at noon.


Yes, it was and I thought the light was wonderful that day. There were several other photographers out and even a model shoot going on close to this spot.
(I better add that I'm not the least bit offended. I just find it fascinating that people's tastes can differ so much.)



May 27, 2013 at 12:22 PM
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p.53 #2 · p.53 #2 · RX1(R/R2) Image Thread


HelenaN wrote:
(I better add that I'm not the least bit offended. I just find it fascinating that people's tastes can differ so much.)


I'm glad about that. Maybe I also like the farm/church because we don't see those kind of buildings over here. They look so charming. Colorful, made of wood,...



May 27, 2013 at 12:29 PM
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p.53 #3 · p.53 #3 · RX1(R/R2) Image Thread


Thank you Helena! The youngest is also a boy, Giovanni. My wife and I get the " is that a boy?", a lot. And it's ok, he has very feminine features, and several friends have commented that he could pose as cupid, or as a cherub!!!
I agree with Jochen. I really like the cafe shot, too. Something about it just catches my eye!! And I like the red buildings, too. I don't think the sky looks too pp'd. I've noticed that the with the RX1, it's very easy to do too much, and get that HDR look, when not even trying!!
And it is very easy to push shadows way beyond what I would expect! I think it even outdoes my 1D4!
Gregg



May 27, 2013 at 01:54 PM
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p.53 #4 · p.53 #4 · RX1(R/R2) Image Thread


Helena,
I like your cafe shot the best because it has perfect composition, very simple lines, and nice color. The compositions of the first and third do not work for me. The farm and church shot has a sky ruined by yourpolarizer as it makes the sky too dark blue in the left top corner and is not even across the frame. I would use a gradient and mask in ps to fix it. I remember your polarizer doing something similiar in some of your Lofoten shots. Is this the same one? I would try a B&W slim one like I have. It performs very evenly across the frame.



May 27, 2013 at 04:35 PM
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p.53 #5 · p.53 #5 · RX1(R/R2) Image Thread


Our 15mo. old son Henry.








May 27, 2013 at 05:43 PM
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p.53 #6 · p.53 #6 · RX1(R/R2) Image Thread


Tariq Gibran wrote:
Our 15mo. old son Henry.

http://gibranstudio.com/HenryMay2013.jpg


Looks great, Tariq. I just haven't been getting along with this X100s, so I ordered the RX1 a few days ago, and I also hope to enjoy using it on our 15mo. old.



May 27, 2013 at 07:27 PM
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p.53 #7 · p.53 #7 · RX1(R/R2) Image Thread


douglasf13 wrote:
Looks great, Tariq. I just haven't been getting along with this X100s, so I ordered the RX1 a few days ago, and I also hope to enjoy using it on our 15mo. old.


Thanks Douglas. I can't tell my wife I posted an image of one of our kids as she usually freaks out about stuff like that.

I'm sure the RX1 will feel very familiar to you, particularly if you get the EVF. The lens/ IQ continues to surprise me - in a very positive way. I can't recall the last time I owned a lens which seemed to be good at just about everything. Nice bokeh and contrast for people/ portraits yet as sharp as you would ever want for landscape and other subject matter. Surprisingly to me, I find myself using face detection AF when shooting the kids pretty often.




May 27, 2013 at 07:48 PM
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p.53 #8 · p.53 #8 · RX1(R/R2) Image Thread


Tariq Gibran wrote:
Thanks Douglas. I can't tell my wife I posted an image of one of our kids as she usually freaks out about stuff like that.

I'm sure the RX1 will feel very familiar to you, particularly if you get the EVF. The lens/ IQ continues to surprise me - in a very positive way. I can't recall the last time I owned a lens which seemed to be good at just about everything. Nice bokeh and contrast for people/ portraits yet as sharp as you would ever want for landscape and other subject matter. Surprisingly to me, I find myself
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Yeah, I've been following your posts a bit, and I'm excited about the IQ. I figure that it'll shoot more or less like a NEX, which I'm ok with, since I can't quite get along with the X100s, and the m240 is too pricey for me. I'll keep the face detection thing in mind.

I ordered both the EVF and a Voigtlander OVF, since I've been doing some zone focusing stuff, lately. I hope Sony fixes the auto-return to infinity focus when powering down, though.



May 27, 2013 at 07:52 PM
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p.53 #9 · p.53 #9 · RX1(R/R2) Image Thread


Nice pic of your son Tariq! Very cute kid!
@Douglasf13...I find that using the face recognition works really well! I'm only using the screen without the viewfinder. I like the idea of just using it like a P&S..then people don't really think you're taking good photos!! "Oh, he just a P&S...he can't really be taking anything that's worth it"!!
Gregg



May 27, 2013 at 08:21 PM
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p.53 #10 · p.53 #10 · RX1(R/R2) Image Thread


A few more recent shots...
Thanks for looking...
Gregg





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Gio and his monkey!!









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p.53 #11 · p.53 #11 · RX1(R/R2) Image Thread


Greggf wrote:
Nice pic of your son Tariq! Very cute kid!
@Douglasf13...I find that using the face recognition works really well! I'm only using the screen without the viewfinder. I like the idea of just using it like a P&S..then people don't really think you're taking good photos!! "Oh, he just a P&S...he can't really be taking anything that's worth it"!!
Gregg


I've been considering that, too. I may carry it daily without the viewfinder, only to add it occasionally.



May 27, 2013 at 08:29 PM
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p.53 #12 · p.53 #12 · RX1(R/R2) Image Thread


Thanks Gregg. Nice images of yours as well. I particularly like the oof rendering in the last three shots.

As far as the EVF goes, as much as I hate them, I have become spoiled by using it on the RX1. It pretty much stays glued to the top.



May 27, 2013 at 08:50 PM
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p.53 #13 · p.53 #13 · RX1(R/R2) Image Thread


Thanks Tariq! this lens really is incredible...especially for a P&S!
After I rented the RX1 from Roger, I realized once it got here, that I could have rented the EVF alongside the camera. If and when I buy one(it goes back to Roger this week!), I will probably go that route, too.
Gregg



May 27, 2013 at 08:55 PM
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p.53 #14 · p.53 #14 · RX1(R/R2) Image Thread


Yeah, it'll be nice to have the EVF option. Assuming that I use it like my old 5N, I probably won't even use an eyecup with the EVF, so it will be relatively compact for throwing in a pocket.


May 27, 2013 at 09:16 PM
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p.53 #15 · p.53 #15 · RX1(R/R2) Image Thread


Gregg and Tariq, when the RX1 first came out, many commented that the AF was not capable of capturing good child photography. Glad you did not pay attention because your shots really are great.

Thanks Helena, nice cafe shot. I need to experiment more with symmetrical shooting.

One thing I miss about carrying around the RX1 almost exclusively is taking BIF shots. This weekend I caught a flock of cranes passing our marina. I guess this will have to do until the RX9 with 300mm+ focal length comes out.


Morning Stroll by TE Segletes, on Flickr

-Tom



May 28, 2013 at 12:15 AM
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p.53 #16 · p.53 #16 · RX1(R/R2) Image Thread


^^^^^beautiful shot Tom!!
Gregg



May 28, 2013 at 02:17 AM
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p.53 #17 · p.53 #17 · RX1(R/R2) Image Thread


Wayne, thank you for the feedback! Really appreciated, both good and "bad". Yes, this is the same polarizer as before. I do intend to try and find a thinner one, but does that really help with uneven coloration of the sky? I thought that the only drawback with a thicker one is more vignetting, which should be the same in all corners, but I'm very ignorant about these things.

Gregg, yes your son is really cute with that curly hair, so I can see how some people mistake him for a girl at this stage. I was unclear with this sentence though: "I especially like the ones of your(?) boy". I meant that I wasn't sure if he was yours. He could have been your nephew or something and I didn't want to assume.

Tariq, that is a lovely portrait! Nice tones too.

Tom, great composition with all those vertical lines, and perfect timing with the birds.



May 28, 2013 at 07:49 AM
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p.53 #18 · p.53 #18 · RX1(R/R2) Image Thread


HelenaN wrote:
Wayne, thank you for the feedback! Really appreciated, both good and "bad". Yes, this is the same polarizer as before. I do intend to try and find a thinner one, but does that really help with uneven coloration of the sky? I thought that the only drawback with a thicker one is more vignetting, which should be the same in all corners, but I'm very ignorant about these things.


I still like the farm and church image and wish you kept it posted. Sorry, maybe using the word ruined was not the best choice. I think your polarizer is causing darkness in the top corner away from the sun. Maybe you could try another slimmer one to see if it fixes the problem. I have not seen this type of thing with my polarizer and have shot it with different angles to the sun.



May 28, 2013 at 09:10 AM
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p.53 #19 · p.53 #19 · RX1(R/R2) Image Thread


Thanks Gregg & Helena!

Your old Distagon 1,4/35 has got a serious rival in the RX1, Helena. I like both, but as the size&weight of the 1,4/35 lens alone is more than the RX1 it doesīt get as much use it deserves right now.

Jochenb - beautiful light in the pier shot!
Helena - where did your first three images go? The discussion about differing individual preferences is interesting. I liked all of them and think the mid day summer light in the first one was well handled.
Tariq - great natural expression in the portrait of your son.
Gregg - I like the different moods the last set of images of your youngest son!
Tom - great composition of patterns/ reflections/ repetitions in your last shot. Beautiful colours as well.

I havenīt read the full length of both RX1 threads, but I read early on about the colour shift issue. I havenīt done any serious testing of this, but I see some color shift in my images, I think it is quite apparent in my first set in this thread that the left side has a greenish tint. Checking the internet, I came across this review which says that the colour shift only occurs if shading compensation is on:

"if you want to avoid the issue entirely, you're going to have to turn shading compensation off, even if you're shooting RAW, and then handle any shading corrections in Photoshop."

Is this in line with your experience? If so, it sounds fine with me, I prefer to compensate vignetting myself in LR anyway.


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May 28, 2013 at 09:14 AM
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p.53 #20 · p.53 #20 · RX1(R/R2) Image Thread


Nice shots Tariq, Gregg, Teseg,...

Helena, I don't think using a thinner polarizer will make any difference. Like you said, it helps for reducing vignetting (if you notice any) but not for uneven exposure in the sky. It's a big downside of using one on a wideangle lens.
Twoeye, I have shading compensation turned on and I'm hardly noticing any problems actually. I'll have to do some testing with it turned off. It's not the same as correcting vignetting BTW, which only works for jpegs.



May 28, 2013 at 09:33 AM
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