Pulled the trigger on the RX100

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Karl Scharf
Karl Scharf Veteran Member • Posts: 3,398
Pulled the trigger on the RX100
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As a very happy owner of the Sony A77 and a wide assortment of lenses and accessories, I finally decided to augment my system with an easy to cary, point and shoot back up camera.

After extensive research, I pulled the trigger on a Sony RX100. After all, the best camera you own is the one you have with you, and I intend to have this fine camera with me most of the time. The small size makes it practical to cary it in a shirt pocket.

Did not really want to spend that much money, but the ultimate selling point was the fact that the RX100 had an interesting mode that my A77 does not have, namely, the "illustration" mode. I can see myself using this mode quite a lot, specially since it can be applied to any normally captured image, in camera, while retaining the original image!

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Karl Scharf >>> ( Sony SLT-A77, Rokinon 8mm, Sigma 10-20 f4.0-5.6, Sigma 18-250 f3.5-6.3, Sigma 50-500 f4.5-6.3 OS, Minolta 70-210 f4.0, Minolta 50 f1.7, Kenko 1.4x DGX ) <<<

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EthanP99 Senior Member • Posts: 2,420
Re: Pulled the trigger on the RX100
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You're going to enjoy it

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gulffish
gulffish Senior Member • Posts: 2,176
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Welcome to the club, the more you use your new toy, the more you will love it. The best leave the big bag at home answer ever. Not perfect, no camera is but what a little wonder. Enjoy!

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Kirk

BertIverson Veteran Member • Posts: 3,470
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Karl Scharf wrote:

As a very happy owner of the Sony A77 and a wide assortment of lenses and accessories, I finally decided to augment my system with an easy to cary, point and shoot back up camera.

After extensive research, I pulled the trigger on a Sony RX100. After all, the best camera you own is the one you have with you, and I intend to have this fine camera with me most of the time. The small size makes it practical to cary it in a shirt pocket.

Did not really want to spend that much money, but the ultimate selling point was the fact that the RX100 had an interesting mode that my A77 does not have, namely, the "illustration" mode. I can see myself using this mode quite a lot, specially since it can be applied to any normally captured image, in camera, while retaining the original image!

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Karl Scharf >>> ( Sony SLT-A77, Rokinon 8mm, Sigma 10-20 f4.0-5.6, Sigma 18-250 f3.5-6.3, Sigma 50-500 f4.5-6.3 OS, Minolta 70-210 f4.0, Minolta 50 f1.7, Kenko 1.4x DGX ) <<<

You will love it. I got an RX100 in Sept to augment my A700. Other than serious telephoto, it pretty much meets my modest needs. I pretty much take it wherever I go (pocket-ability -- the real advantage). It gives me a 5MP crop at 200mm (35mm Eq). I have moved my Raynox macro lens to it and added an old Vivitar 283 flash for 20 foot shots at ISO 125. I am so happy with the RX100 that I am in the process of selling the DSLR stuff.

Enjoy your new toy,

Bert

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Karl Scharf
Karl Scharf OP Veteran Member • Posts: 3,398
Re: Pulled the trigger on the RX100

gulffish wrote:

Welcome to the club, the more you use your new toy, the more you will love it. The best leave the big bag at home answer ever. Not perfect, no camera is but what a little wonder. Enjoy!

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Kirk

Thank you Kirk.

I can picture myself carrying the A77 with the Sigma 50-500mm OS lens over my shoulder, with the RX100 in my shirt pocket.

This should cover all my anticipated shooting needs on any given day, from 18mm to 750mm, quite nicely, and without having to cary a camera bag! And without having to change lenses in the field.

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Karl Scharf >>> ( Sony SLT-A77, Rokinon 8mm, Sigma 10-20 f4.0-5.6, Sigma 18-250 f3.5-6.3, Sigma 50-500 f4.5-6.3 OS, Minolta 70-210 f4.0, Minolta 50 f1.7, Kenko 1.4x DGX ) <<<

 Karl Scharf's gear list:Karl Scharf's gear list
Sony RX100 Sony a77 II Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM +7 more
Richie S Regular Member • Posts: 496
Me too

Did the same myself. Expecting the rx 200 to be announced on Monday.

Michael's Photos Regular Member • Posts: 296
Re: Me too
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Michael's Photos Regular Member • Posts: 296
Re: Me too

Here's the pic of the grip. Together with the cover, perfect.

Karl Scharf
Karl Scharf OP Veteran Member • Posts: 3,398
Re: Me too

Michael's Photos wrote:

Two suggestions:  get the leather covering for the RX100 from EBay (about $16), and then get this grip:  "External Camera Skidproof Hand Grip For Sony RX100 with 3M Adhesive".  I don't have a photo of the camera with the grip but it's great! 

Thanks for the suggestions, I have ordered a leather covering similar to this except without the top pieces. Also have a Richard Franiec grip. Not sure yet which I will ultimately use.

Hoping that a GGS 3" screen protecter will dress up the back of the camera even though it will not totally cover the entire screen surface. I bought an extra one when I did my A77. See image below:

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Karl Scharf >>> ( Sony SLT-A77, Rokinon 8mm, Sigma 10-20 f4.0-5.6, Sigma 18-250 f3.5-6.3, Sigma 50-500 f4.5-6.3 OS, Minolta 70-210 f4.0, Minolta 50 f1.7, Kenko 1.4x DGX ) <<<

 Karl Scharf's gear list:Karl Scharf's gear list
Sony RX100 Sony a77 II Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM +7 more
Michael's Photos Regular Member • Posts: 296
Re: Me too

Sony makes an LCD screen protector for the RX100. Got mine at B&H photo. Looks very nice,fits perfectly.

Karl Scharf
Karl Scharf OP Veteran Member • Posts: 3,398
Re: Me too

Michael's Photos wrote:

Two suggestions:  get the leather covering for the RX100 from EBay (about $16), and then get this grip:  "External Camera Skidproof Hand Grip For Sony RX100 with 3M Adhesive".  I don't have a photo of the camera with the grip but it's great! 

Above is the leather cover I have ordered

Should work as it is shown. Looks good as well.

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Karl Scharf >>> ( Sony SLT-A77, Rokinon 8mm, Sigma 10-20 f4.0-5.6, Sigma 18-250 f3.5-6.3, Sigma 50-500 f4.5-6.3 OS, Minolta 70-210 f4.0, Minolta 50 f1.7, Kenko 1.4x DGX ) <<<

 Karl Scharf's gear list:Karl Scharf's gear list
Sony RX100 Sony a77 II Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM +7 more
Karl Scharf
Karl Scharf OP Veteran Member • Posts: 3,398
Re: Pulled the trigger on the RX100
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Karl Scharf wrote:

As a very happy owner of the Sony A77 and a wide assortment of lenses and accessories, I finally decided to augment my system with an easy to cary, point and shoot back up camera.

After extensive research, I pulled the trigger on a Sony RX100. After all, the best camera you own is the one you have with you, and I intend to have this fine camera with me most of the time. The small size makes it practical to cary it in a shirt pocket.

Did not really want to spend that much money, but the ultimate selling point was the fact that the RX100 had an interesting mode that my A77 does not have, namely, the "illustration" mode. I can see myself using this mode quite a lot, specially since it can be applied to any normally captured image, in camera, while retaining the original image!

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Karl Scharf >>> ( Sony SLT-A77, Rokinon 8mm, Sigma 10-20 f4.0-5.6, Sigma 18-250 f3.5-6.3, Sigma 50-500 f4.5-6.3 OS, Minolta 70-210 f4.0, Minolta 50 f1.7, Kenko 1.4x DGX ) <<<

Just received my new toy! WOW, that is all I can say for now. Great camera, the RX100.

I inserted my 95mb/sec San disc card from my A77 and it actually retained all the images that were on the card taken with the A77! Did not think that could be done.

Now I am entering all my custom settings, helps to have purchased Gary Friedman's guide to the Cybershot RX-100. Will post some images soon.

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Karl

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BertIverson Veteran Member • Posts: 3,470
Re: Pulled the trigger on the RX100
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Karl Scharf wrote:

Karl Scharf wrote:

As a very happy owner of the Sony A77 and a wide assortment of lenses and accessories, I finally decided to augment my system with an easy to cary, point and shoot back up camera.

After extensive research, I pulled the trigger on a Sony RX100. After all, the best camera you own is the one you have with you, and I intend to have this fine camera with me most of the time. The small size makes it practical to cary it in a shirt pocket.

Did not really want to spend that much money, but the ultimate selling point was the fact that the RX100 had an interesting mode that my A77 does not have, namely, the "illustration" mode. I can see myself using this mode quite a lot, specially since it can be applied to any normally captured image, in camera, while retaining the original image!

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Karl Scharf >>> ( Sony SLT-A77, Rokinon 8mm, Sigma 10-20 f4.0-5.6, Sigma 18-250 f3.5-6.3, Sigma 50-500 f4.5-6.3 OS, Minolta 70-210 f4.0, Minolta 50 f1.7, Kenko 1.4x DGX ) <<<

Just received my new toy! WOW, that is all I can say for now. Great camera, the RX100.

I inserted my 95mb/sec San disc card from my A77 and it actually retained all the images that were on the card taken with the A77! Did not think that could be done.

Now I am entering all my custom settings, helps to have purchased Gary Friedman's guide to the Cybershot RX-100. Will post some images soon.

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Karl

Hope the RX100 does NOT cause you to sell your nifty A77 stuff
I decided to sell my A700,  Sigma 18-250 etc after getting the RX100

Have fun with your "very portable" RX100
Cheers,
Bert

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Karl Scharf
Karl Scharf OP Veteran Member • Posts: 3,398
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BertIverson wrote:

Hope the RX100 does NOT cause you to sell your nifty A77 stuff

I decided to sell my A700, Sigma 18-250 etc after getting the RX100

Have fun with your "very portable" RX100
Cheers,
Bert

Extremely impressed with the RX100 so far. The nice thing is that the menu is almost identical to that of my A77, makes it easy to set up the new camera.

I most likely will keep my A77 gear, but see myself using the RX100 more and more.

Always nice to get a new toy! Was considering waiting for the rumored new RX200, but have no interest in an ISO hot shoe, viewfinder or articulated screen in a small point and shoot camera.

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Karl Scharf >>> ( Sony SLT-A77, Rokinon 8mm, Sigma 10-20 f4.0-5.6, Sigma 18-250 f3.5-6.3, Sigma 50-500 f4.5-6.3 OS, Minolta 70-210 f4.0, Minolta 50 f1.7, Kenko 1.4x DGX ) <<<

 Karl Scharf's gear list:Karl Scharf's gear list
Sony RX100 Sony a77 II Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM +7 more
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