Just Switched to the RX1 from the M9

Started Jun 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
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In reply to 1JB, Jun 11, 2013

Having just retired on a very small pension, I'd need to go back to work to afford an RX1 and I don't think I'll ever have any first hand experience of those lovely Leica lenses.

I bought an R1 seven or eight years ago, and it's interesting to read a modern debate about whether a matched sensor and lens pair gives you better IQ than the mix and match philosophy of a DSLR. The R1 can still compete in image quality with modern APS sensor cameras, while I suspect that a seven year old DSLR might not be a popular choice.

Sony were working on the R1 when they bought Minolta. The company changed direction then and tried to compete against Nikon and Canon in the DSLR field, but Sony found those two to be formidable adversaries. I was very happy and excited to see the R designation and philosophy return.

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