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The article seems bent on justifying the price, and Sony features (like the Auto ISO implementation). The sample pictures aren't anything special, and there isn't much talk about the negatives that have been brought up by other users.
To be completely honest, nothing he shoots floats my boat. That said I think he's probably quite good at that style, and owning an rx1 I see some of his points.
What gives me pause is when the xe1 gets a 23 mm 1.4. Well......it's going to cost a lot less.
One very positive abut the. Rx1 - and I think most Sony dslr's the file malleability is insane. I'm sure Nikon shooters aren't as impressed as me coming from a 5d2.
There is something Sony really needs to fix IMO. The ability to make the focus box smaller. With this narrow DOF it's just too big and I usually resort to DMF. But that doesn't work well at a party.
One final major minus,,, I agree with him that the accessory prices are RIDICULOUS.
I've put the metal lens cap back in the box and stuck a nex one on the front...and will get an aftermarket hood.
All that considered I feel he's relatively fair. Though I remain a bit unconvinced the lens and sensor combo fully delivers that zeiss pop.
I agree the camera is prone to shake and as a result when shooting stills I always use the two second timer. I ill order a soft release when I can find one which I think is appropriately priced and I don't have to order from pop flash (sorry)
In the interim, like the rx100. It's a light cam. If you can set up a memory or city/landscapes with the two second timer on.
And focus recompose doesn't work at f2 on full frame either.
Charles that's a wonderful shot. I've been working on my step sharpening but its not there yet.
i for one am very happy to know that you can set the bounds on the iso, and very sad to know that you can't set min shutter speed. it's nice to know how different people feel about the handling as well. i would never expect MR to provide terribly useful shots for judging the minutia of image quality. he seems to have given up on that long ago, probably for the best.
Sorry for the triple quote. But. There are memory settings. If you want a min ss below1/80. Set the iso, shoot in s mode...etc etc.
My daytime memory is 2 second delay auto iso lowest to 800.
My in house is no delay min iso 800 max 3200
I've got room for more.
Really? You must be reading different forums to me. I have one and I haven't returned it.
Honestly I haven't even gotten around to checking it yet
Honestly this thing is so easy to shoot in manual, I don't see the problem. If need be. Use the ec dial. Depending on the mode it will affect shutter aperture or iso.
I certainly don't feel Sony gets in the way, if anything it's an easy to use camera.
But they also need to allow me a level and histogram at the same time. Damnit.
I'm just a pundit. But my 5d2/35L couldn't have done better especially as a jpg. (I forgot to turn on raw....oops)
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