Schonbeck

Schonbeck

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Schonbeck: I have a long history of photography. Fron 35mm film to digital starting with the D70, moving to the D200 and lastly the D7000. All great cameras in their moments in time. Ihave 27 000 digial photos in my iMAC. Last week I bought the RX1. Since then i have taken approx 200 photos. And i can honestly say i have produced several of the top 10 photos of my life in that week. That is simply fantastic. One week. 200 photos. And several would move into my top 10 spots. I would even say the top 1 spot. You can say what you want about this camera. But above is in my world beyond value for money. One week. 200 photos. Several top 10 of my life.

Sorry for all the replies :-) but here is an example from the other day - again weak light at a restaurant. JPEG, quick snap, no effort.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/93340725@N08/8503213638/sizes/k/in/photostream/

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2013 at 09:18 UTC
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Schonbeck: I have a long history of photography. Fron 35mm film to digital starting with the D70, moving to the D200 and lastly the D7000. All great cameras in their moments in time. Ihave 27 000 digial photos in my iMAC. Last week I bought the RX1. Since then i have taken approx 200 photos. And i can honestly say i have produced several of the top 10 photos of my life in that week. That is simply fantastic. One week. 200 photos. And several would move into my top 10 spots. I would even say the top 1 spot. You can say what you want about this camera. But above is in my world beyond value for money. One week. 200 photos. Several top 10 of my life.

I actually bought the D600 with the 85mm 1.8 - but i returned it after 2 days. The sharpness was a disaster and the entire camera felt sluggish. Maybe something was wrong with it. But if you look at the review for the D600 on dpreview in the JPEG-comparisons the sharpness IS a disaster - i do not understand why other people have not noticed this. Yes - full frame should be RAW but sometimes you just want to snap away some JPEGs. At least i do - i am not a professional but a very enthusiastic amateur.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2013 at 09:11 UTC
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Schonbeck: I have a long history of photography. Fron 35mm film to digital starting with the D70, moving to the D200 and lastly the D7000. All great cameras in their moments in time. Ihave 27 000 digial photos in my iMAC. Last week I bought the RX1. Since then i have taken approx 200 photos. And i can honestly say i have produced several of the top 10 photos of my life in that week. That is simply fantastic. One week. 200 photos. And several would move into my top 10 spots. I would even say the top 1 spot. You can say what you want about this camera. But above is in my world beyond value for money. One week. 200 photos. Several top 10 of my life.

As an additional example - this morning i took some pictures while having breakfast with my two kids (2 and 4 years old). Pretty weak light at the kitchen table. And I just snapped along and every single picture comes out great - color, exposure and the fantastic sharpness - and this without almost any effort from my side. Camera in P, and auto ISO. Especially in the eyes of subjects - I have never seen eyes come out this way before - with a unique reflection and a tremendous sharpness. Almost feels like there is an algorithm in the processor that is looking for eyes and then tries to optimize them. I´ll try and upload a picture from this morning so you can see for yourselves.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2013 at 09:11 UTC
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Schonbeck: I have a long history of photography. Fron 35mm film to digital starting with the D70, moving to the D200 and lastly the D7000. All great cameras in their moments in time. Ihave 27 000 digial photos in my iMAC. Last week I bought the RX1. Since then i have taken approx 200 photos. And i can honestly say i have produced several of the top 10 photos of my life in that week. That is simply fantastic. One week. 200 photos. And several would move into my top 10 spots. I would even say the top 1 spot. You can say what you want about this camera. But above is in my world beyond value for money. One week. 200 photos. Several top 10 of my life.

aftab:
- I am not sure actually - i think it is a mix - coming from a D7000 whit a lot lower resolution that might play apart in it. Full frame does play it part in that i can do ISO 1600 without any hesitation. ISO800 on the RX1 i would rate as ISO100 on my D7000. ANd the DOF gives a pretty dramatic result. The lens in my opinion is simply fantastic (as this article proves) But i guess for me it all boils down to sharpness. The camera simply delivers fantastic sharpness in all situations. Color, exposure etc. are also great but the sharpness straight out of the camera is outstanding. Then of course it is a matter of portability etc. Then yes the auto focus is not as good as on my D7000 - but it is not as bad as people say. I would say definitely a bit better than the NEX6 (which i also have).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2013 at 09:10 UTC
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Schonbeck: I have a long history of photography. Fron 35mm film to digital starting with the D70, moving to the D200 and lastly the D7000. All great cameras in their moments in time. Ihave 27 000 digial photos in my iMAC. Last week I bought the RX1. Since then i have taken approx 200 photos. And i can honestly say i have produced several of the top 10 photos of my life in that week. That is simply fantastic. One week. 200 photos. And several would move into my top 10 spots. I would even say the top 1 spot. You can say what you want about this camera. But above is in my world beyond value for money. One week. 200 photos. Several top 10 of my life.

Thanks for the replies. First of all - this is not to bash on DSLRs - for action photography and for tele zoom those are a better choice. Some answers to above.
HowaboutRAW:
- No I have not printed - i rarely do. But i view them on my 27" iMac and some times on a 55" Samsung TV.
- No I did not use a Zeiss lens - the lenses used where mainly the Nikon 50mm 1.8 and the Nikon 70-200 2.8 VR.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2013 at 09:10 UTC

I have a long history of photography. Fron 35mm film to digital starting with the D70, moving to the D200 and lastly the D7000. All great cameras in their moments in time. Ihave 27 000 digial photos in my iMAC. Last week I bought the RX1. Since then i have taken approx 200 photos. And i can honestly say i have produced several of the top 10 photos of my life in that week. That is simply fantastic. One week. 200 photos. And several would move into my top 10 spots. I would even say the top 1 spot. You can say what you want about this camera. But above is in my world beyond value for money. One week. 200 photos. Several top 10 of my life.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2013 at 17:14 UTC as 20th comment | 10 replies
On Nikon D600 Hands-on Preview preview (718 comments in total)
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Schonbeck: I just returned my Nikon D600 (and 85mm 1.8G) - was very dissapointed - the difference from the D7000 was close non existent. Look, feel etc. almost identical (now that is not something negative but when you pay twice the price you should get an improvement). Speed and general response was not as good as D7000. Image quality was solid but sharpness was huge dissaponitment and a step down from D7000. Same goes for exposure meetering that i thought was not as good as on D7000. Not sure if i got a bad example or if the firmware is not yet fully optimized. But as a D7000 owner i would never go for the D600. Instead i am starting to look at the A99 - i want something truly new and innovative that will challenge me to develop my skills. Just my opinion.

Thx for your feedback. I did not know there was a correlation between size of the sensor and difficulties to achive sharpness - would be great to get som more feedback around that. Regarding the lenses i think the Nikon 85mm 1.8G i suppose to be one of the sharpest lenses for Nikon. In comparisons i actually got a lot better sharpness from my compact (Sony RX100). I even played around with the in camera sharpening but i saw no difference. Maybe just a faulty example.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2012 at 17:54 UTC
On Nikon D600 Hands-on Preview preview (718 comments in total)

I just returned my Nikon D600 (and 85mm 1.8G) - was very dissapointed - the difference from the D7000 was close non existent. Look, feel etc. almost identical (now that is not something negative but when you pay twice the price you should get an improvement). Speed and general response was not as good as D7000. Image quality was solid but sharpness was huge dissaponitment and a step down from D7000. Same goes for exposure meetering that i thought was not as good as on D7000. Not sure if i got a bad example or if the firmware is not yet fully optimized. But as a D7000 owner i would never go for the D600. Instead i am starting to look at the A99 - i want something truly new and innovative that will challenge me to develop my skills. Just my opinion.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2012 at 11:02 UTC as 70th comment | 7 replies
On Sony Alpha SLT-A99 preview (326 comments in total)

I just returned my Nikon D600 (and 85mm 1.8G) - was very disappointed - the difference from the D7000 was close non existent. Look, feel etc. almost identical (now that is not something negative). Speed and general response was not as good as D7000. Image quality was good but sharpness was huge disappointment and step down from D7000. Same goes for exposure metering that i thought was not as good as on D7000. Not sure if i got a bad example or if the firmware is not yet fully optimized. But as a D7000 owner i would never go for the D600. Instead i am going for the A99 - i want something truly new and innovative that will challenge me to develop my skills. Just my opinion.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2012 at 11:01 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
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