Initial impressions: Fuji X100s vs. Sony RX1

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Re: Initial impressions: Fuji X100s vs. Sony RX1
In reply to Daniel Lauring, Dec 2, 2013

Daniel Lauring wrote:

Limburger wrote:

Could it be the Sony typically sets the iso low to give the GN as defined in the manual? IOW a typical fill flash at short distance?

Sounds to me it's set to expose with as much ambient light as possible.

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Cheers Mike

That is the problem. With fill flash you don't want the maximum guide number...certainly not indoors. You want something much less to brighten the subject and add a little catch light in the eyes. A good flash system should not blow out the subject.

The Fuji (at least my X100) doesn't contribute flash to the exposure, the flash is part of the exposure (WB will be off but that's a different story).

The Sony could just add the flash to the exposure, does that make sense?

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Cheers Mike

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