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p.68 #1 · RX1(R) Image Thread


sebboh wrote:
i'd rather a 75/2 to keep things shorter both physically and focal length wise. 35mm and 75mm are my favorite focal lengths and i really don't need anything else. i doubt such a camera is in the cards though due to the smaller market. i can probably get by with a NEX-7 + 50 lux asph or NEX-9 plus 75 summarit though.


Agreed, although I use 75mm so comparatively little that I'm not sure that I'd drop $3k-ish for a 75mm RX. I'm actually fine with just my old NEX-5 and one of my manual 50s, since it is only used occasionally.



Jul 10, 2013 at 05:24 AM
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p.68 #2 · RX1(R) Image Thread


A 75mm would be a compromise, slightly easier composing and focusing, crop-able to 85mm, I do prefer 85mm and even then you might want SS if possible. 100mm is too long? Fast portrait lenses have strongly tended to 85mm and 100mm is for macros or macro-cum-short telephotos like the 100MP.

A lot of people are like you, douglas, and use one only now and then. With travel good people shots are very sweet - if you get it right, I think the AF is good enough now - I see very few misses from focus error even at ISO 8000 in the RX1, pretty amazing to me. You do have to watch focus fade closely. A tele should be easier on AF?

I'd see an 75/85mm 'RX2' as something valuable long term, imagine a Zeiss version of a traditional low element number (updated and optimised) of a 90mm Summarit-M f2.5, something like that and with real character. Better if a short MFD too. Corners are easy design-wise too, to take full advantage of the sensor.

An RX1 body with same size lens in that FL area, yes please. I hate pointing large cameras at people and watch the natural demeanour and behaviour evaporate as they see this huge device, looking vaguely military and black, pointed straight at them and making weird clanking noises from AF and mirror and shutter. They feel like they are appearing on TV.

Most people can't afford that kind of Leica M setup, and want AF in any case. Small AF lenses that work well are very good things for many users.




Jul 10, 2013 at 07:29 AM
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p.68 #3 · RX1(R) Image Thread


Charles and bpark42, thank you!

Douglas, Jochen and others, that's OK. I already knew that my standards are lower, or at least different, than most others' here. There's no right or wrong in this. And I did say that RX1's sensor is better. It's just that the files from the Fuji happen to suit my taste well and Joe asked for my opinion. Anyway, I'm still in the honeymoon phase and maybe my feelings will change in a month or two...


Some odds and ends from Lofoten in March (what a great trip that was! would love to go back soon):

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3. Hmm... Strange "banding" in the sky in this one. Wonder what is the cause of that.






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Jul 10, 2013 at 10:24 AM
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p.68 #4 · RX1(R) Image Thread


Helena,
I don't know how you do it, you consistently post wonderful images that are a showcase for whatever camera you are using: with the RX1, the Fuji and your posts on Flickr with the 5D.
Many people post images that show some aspect of the camera/lens or sensor, they do it well but rarely do I see such a consistency with the quality of the images, they invariably sing, and your photos demonstrate the real strengths of the camera. Your images are lovely and I thank you.
I love the RX1 but have been trying harder with the Fuji to see how it is that you get such great photos.



Jul 10, 2013 at 11:02 AM
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p.68 #5 · RX1(R) Image Thread


What a compliment, thank you so much!
I think it helps...
...to live in a country with beautiful scenery and often nice light.
...to work from home, so that I can go out whenever I wish and take advantage of the best light. There are some nice locations within walking distance.
...maybe also that I have worked as an artist (clipart and illustrations) for 12 years.
That said, I think there are many here who are more skilled than I am.



Jul 10, 2013 at 11:15 AM
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p.68 #6 · RX1(R) Image Thread


I have to agree with dovey. I don't post here much but I've been lurking for a while and I remember seeing Helena's photos with the 1.4/35mm zeiss and thinking "damn, I gotta have this lens" and recently the same with the RX1, the Fuji... but what I think now is "damn, I wish I had this talent"


Jul 10, 2013 at 11:26 AM
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p.68 #7 · RX1(R) Image Thread


Helena....magnificent!


Jul 10, 2013 at 12:09 PM
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p.68 #8 · RX1(R) Image Thread


andrenth wrote:
I have to agree with dovey. I don't post here much but I've been lurking for a while and I remember seeing Helena's photos with the 1.4/35mm zeiss and thinking "damn, I gotta have this lens" and recently the same with the RX1, the Fuji... but what I think now is "damn, I wish I had this talent"


You are too kind, thank you very much for the great start of the day!
Ryan, thank you too!



Jul 10, 2013 at 12:11 PM
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p.68 #9 · RX1(R) Image Thread


I guess my next trip is to Norway! Woo hoo!!! (if I can find my winter boots) will see you there Helena!

Edited on Jul 10, 2013 at 12:14 PM · View previous versions



Jul 10, 2013 at 12:13 PM
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p.68 #10 · RX1(R) Image Thread


rsolti13 wrote:
Helena....magnificent!



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p.68 #11 · RX1(R) Image Thread


You do get noticed with your consistent flow of photos Helena. You shoot a lot and that must be wonderful. Scandinavian photos are something different here. They're a nice retreat from the many more mundane photos on the forums.
I wish I had the time and scenery to do that on an almost daily basis.



Jul 10, 2013 at 12:20 PM
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p.68 #12 · RX1(R) Image Thread


Helena, thanks for sharing some more beautiful images from Lofoten. Glad you are enjoying your other camera and both cameras are excellent so I understand your comments about both. I am still enjoying my RX1 and it still amazes me with its IQ. Have not posted here in awhile.


Jul 10, 2013 at 01:18 PM
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p.68 #13 · RX1(R) Image Thread


Wonderful and inspiring images in here.

Also, I feel the urgent need to visit the Lofoten after looking through it.

I just bought a RX1 at Amazon Warehouse.
Really love the camera so far, sharpness, micro contrast and bokeh makes this little beast very versatile.

Here are some shots from my first outing with the RX1.


Tuba Guy



Cornfield


Trees


Flowers



Jul 10, 2013 at 02:12 PM
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p.68 #14 · RX1(R) Image Thread


HelenaN wrote:
Charles and bpark42, thank you!

Douglas, Jochen and others, that's OK. I already knew that my standards are lower, or at least different, than most others' here. There's no right or wrong in this. And I did say that RX1's sensor is better. It's just that the files from the Fuji happen to suit my taste well and Joe asked for my opinion. Anyway, I'm still in the honeymoon phase and maybe my feelings will change in a month or two...

Some odds and ends from Lofoten in March (what a great trip that was! would love to go back soon):


fantastics shots! i particularly like 1, 2, 3, ane 6. i agree with what everybody else has said about your photography in general too you have a fantastic eye and consistently produce spectacular images.

HelenaN wrote:
3. Hmm... Strange "banding" in the sky in this one. Wonder what is the cause of that.


that is called posterization. usually it's an artifact of the transition to 8 bit jpeg and it's pretty common to see when you have a big tonal gradient in the sky. i'm told adding noise to the sky will get rid of it, but i've not tried that myself.



Jul 10, 2013 at 03:52 PM
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p.68 #15 · RX1(R) Image Thread


Thyraz wrote:
Wonderful and inspiring images in here.

Also, I feel the urgent need to visit the Lofoten after looking through it.

I just bought a RX1 at Amazon Warehouse.
Really love the camera so far, sharpness, micro contrast and bokeh makes this little beast very versatile.

Here are some shots from my first outing with the RX1.


great shots! welcome and congrats on the new camera!



Jul 10, 2013 at 03:53 PM
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p.68 #16 · RX1(R) Image Thread


Helena, do you shoot raw? If so, which converter?


Jul 10, 2013 at 03:58 PM
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p.68 #17 · RX1(R) Image Thread


Thanks everyone very much! I hadn't expected this. Nice.

vovkinson, you're welcome.
Wayne, I have been missing your photos. Hope you'll be back.
Thyraz, welcome! Nice set, especially the last one!
sebboh, thank you! The third is one of my own favorites, so I hope it can be fixed. I'll look into it asap.
Douglas, yes always RAW. I use Lightroom 4.4.




Jul 10, 2013 at 04:40 PM
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p.68 #18 · RX1(R) Image Thread


Wonderful Lofoten shots, Helena. Number 3 is simply magic.


Jul 10, 2013 at 09:46 PM
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p.68 #19 · RX1(R) Image Thread


the train is so unique, how great!


Jul 10, 2013 at 10:15 PM
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p.68 #20 · RX1(R) Image Thread


Helena, the banding I have noticed with your shot is similar to what I have seen when you add a tone or two tone during PP'ing and then down size with both Lr 4 and 5. I have found that if you remove the tone to the B&W image, purely B&W it disappears. I suspect the toning function, when added first, and then PP'd is when this happens. I have tried completing all the PP'ing first and then adding the tone, and it is fine.


Jul 10, 2013 at 10:31 PM
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