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| p.3 #11 · Replace DSLR with mirrorless? - mainly landscapes. |
Well, since others raised it, I also decided the RX1 is the answer to most questions I have of a camera for travel, landscape, backup, second shooter, dark interiors, candid, just about everything - uncompromising IQ, relative ease of use, no dramatic drawbacks. And that special magic only the great lenses have.
DxO metrics indicate the RX1 and D800 sensors are virtually a dead heat for everything that matters. They look identical, but with different densities.
The lens is so good it's hard to think what would match it in real world settings. The bokeh is also very, very good. It is great at f2 and diffraction sets in only after f11 - a real boon for deep DOF landscapes. No sensor dust, great file quality, easy RC PP, great B&W.
35mm is a great focal length for both travel and landscape, again take a look at the RX1 image thread. You can use it for tripod work very easily. The whole RX1 package weighs less than a ZE 35mm f2 lens alone. It would have been a fine camera if it was just at the standard of the latest Fujis, let alone approximating a D800.
Don't have high expectations of video, the FF Sonys are really not geared for a broad range of video usage. There are also some foibles - battery life, sometimes 'poor' AF, config issues, no inbuilt EVF. Small prices to pay.