zapatista

zapatista

Lives in United States Denver, United States
Works as a Photographer every 6th Friday of the month
Joined on Sep 11, 2011

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Demon Cleaner: Anyone who outlays $1100 for the "special edition" 12mm f/2 instead of paying the same amount for the 12-35mm f/2.8 X lens needs their head read. Oly can't honestly be expecting to sell even a single unit at that price point.

@peevee1 LR makes CA's a one click fix.

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hellowin: The 60mm macro will have a hood supplied?

The lens is made by Olympus.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 21:31 UTC

How much will these bodies be worth 75 years from now on Antiques Cyber-Road Show?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 20:56 UTC as 239th comment | 1 reply
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SLRist: The price could perhaps be justified if all the accessories were bundled, but Sony are clearly taking a huge gouge here. The price of the lens hood is a clear indication of that.

This kind of money is excessive for what is effectively a disposable camera. At least in the days of film, your high quality camera body wouldn't be rendered redundant every 5 years, and retained a reasonable resale value.

If they shaved off 30% of the price and included an EVF I might be interested, but I can't see enough benefit over my X100 to justify an upgrade.

@sroute

Please don't use common sense financial analysis and Leica in the same post (everything you said makes perfect sense except with anyone wanting the red-dot). I'm not going to buy an RX1 straight-off, but Sony will sell plenty of them.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2012 at 16:38 UTC
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Biowizard: Yes, this sounds snobbish, but at nearly $3K, so what?! ...

1) Would that the marque read "Olympus", "Canon", "Nikon" (or even "Leica"), rather than that of the company that makes cheap music players and consumer goods.

2) A high end product should not be festooned with engraved-in proclamations, such as "35mm FULL FRAME CMOS IMAGE SENSOR", complete with its own orange/metallic ring round the lens throat. That would be like writing, "6.395 litre v12 24-valve twin turbo" on a great stripe down the side of a Rolls-Royce or Bentley. Pur-lease!

3) "Cyber-shot" makes me think back to my Mavica, that revolutionary early digicam with 3.5" floppies as its media. Brilliant before USB, still have two of them - but oh, the image quality. A good dose of Gaussian Blur and halving of size of images was necessary before you could even look at them without wincing.

In short, I LOVE the idea of a fixed-lens full-frame compact. But not one that includes the dumbed-down slogans of cheap gear.

Brian

If it's leica superglue, you're looking at $2,500 an ounce. Though I'm with you, how great would it be to have a mechanical, hard-stop focus ring with markings from minimal focus distance to infinity. Having the mechanical iris ring is a nice start.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2012 at 04:11 UTC
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km25: I said this before, the Carl Zeiss Sonnar is not the top of the line lens formula for wide angle/normal lens. It is for tele. Planar, Biogon and Distgon are the top lens. By a 35mm f2.0 for their range finder camera, it will be a 35mm f2.0 Biogon. If want a tele, yes it will be a Sonnar. Simpler lens formula. With the simplist in the Zeiss line up being the Tessar, a three element lens.

@mcm49

Look man, it's obvious you love Fuji stuff...which is fine-those primes for the X-Pro system are awesome. Pretending to be objective while saying Sony has screwed you over several times, well that's just pathetic. Pretending that you've stated positives about the RX1, well that's just pathetic also. I don't care if someone agrees with me or not (how boring that would be if we all agreed). I'm just calling you out for your arrogance and general BS....You're a Sony troll-pure and simple.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2012 at 03:52 UTC
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km25: I said this before, the Carl Zeiss Sonnar is not the top of the line lens formula for wide angle/normal lens. It is for tele. Planar, Biogon and Distgon are the top lens. By a 35mm f2.0 for their range finder camera, it will be a 35mm f2.0 Biogon. If want a tele, yes it will be a Sonnar. Simpler lens formula. With the simplist in the Zeiss line up being the Tessar, a three element lens.

@mcm49
So in your inifinitely open-minded, genius-level, common sense approach to evaluating this cameras, I have seen one positive comment from you about the RX1. Troll is as troll does.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2012 at 00:41 UTC
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mcm49: I'm looking forward to the X-E1 making it onto the shelves so I can hold it and play with it in real time. I'm very intrigued by what the camera appears on paper to be able to achieve, and all at a $999 body-only starting price point, which ups the intrigue ten-fold.
I'll probably even let go of enough cash to buy it along with the 35mm f/1.4 lens so I can take it out and give it a real world spin in various challenging environments to see what it can really do, and then I'll decide if its a keeper or just a step along the way of evaluationg new camera technology.
Right now I have to say, I think it will be a keeper -- but we'll see soon enough...

VHS vs. Betamax, nice 30 year old reset. However, you almost seem like a reasonable human being over here. Almost.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2012 at 00:20 UTC
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mcm49: Also, everyone is saying Fuji's RAW format is useless because no post precessor supports it. And, history tells us when a sensor company tries to create their own RAW post processor, it hasn't flown very well. But, the Fuji in-camera RAW processor can be programmed to produce what the artist wants from their work, so this will be a very intriguing experiment to see how that pans out in comparison to the third party RAW post processors. On first guess, I'd say it won't compare equally or close enough to be lauded as a solution, but perhaps with the new JPEG engine in the X-series Fuji's, in camera RAW processing may not be shabby at all. It's exciting to see how it will all pan out...

@mcm49
I'm glad you pulled out all the cliched stops:

1) I've seen everything.
2) I've heard everything.
3) Honesty proclamation.
4) Dismissal.

Thanks for sharing your fascinating, unbiased opinion here and elsewhere. I cower in the large shadow of your ego.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 22:07 UTC
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malcolm82: This lens barrel is big enough to fit a 25/1 m43 lens. Do they think it looks more professional this big and will sell better for the price? Maybe they realized people will not want to pay this much for a 5 gram lens if it was too obvious so they built this massive barrel around it.

If someone bought a v1 with 2 lenses for $900 when the system was introduced....a lot of the current customer base, I'm guessing less than $200 for a good, fast prime is not a huge amount.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 21:53 UTC
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mcm49: Also, everyone is saying Fuji's RAW format is useless because no post precessor supports it. And, history tells us when a sensor company tries to create their own RAW post processor, it hasn't flown very well. But, the Fuji in-camera RAW processor can be programmed to produce what the artist wants from their work, so this will be a very intriguing experiment to see how that pans out in comparison to the third party RAW post processors. On first guess, I'd say it won't compare equally or close enough to be lauded as a solution, but perhaps with the new JPEG engine in the X-series Fuji's, in camera RAW processing may not be shabby at all. It's exciting to see how it will all pan out...

@spontaneousservices

I actually like most Fuji cameras I've used and think IQ from the X-Pro1 is fabulous for an APS-C size sensor. My response is purely aimed at mcm49 for trolling the Sony boards and pretending to be something more than a troll.

Lightroom/PS periodically update the software with new camera profiles. Until then LR will not accept raw files from the X-E1.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 18:43 UTC
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mcm49: I'm looking forward to the X-E1 making it onto the shelves so I can hold it and play with it in real time. I'm very intrigued by what the camera appears on paper to be able to achieve, and all at a $999 body-only starting price point, which ups the intrigue ten-fold.
I'll probably even let go of enough cash to buy it along with the 35mm f/1.4 lens so I can take it out and give it a real world spin in various challenging environments to see what it can really do, and then I'll decide if its a keeper or just a step along the way of evaluationg new camera technology.
Right now I have to say, I think it will be a keeper -- but we'll see soon enough...

@mcm49

What a shock. A trolling Fuji fan-boi.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 12:29 UTC
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mcm49: Also, everyone is saying Fuji's RAW format is useless because no post precessor supports it. And, history tells us when a sensor company tries to create their own RAW post processor, it hasn't flown very well. But, the Fuji in-camera RAW processor can be programmed to produce what the artist wants from their work, so this will be a very intriguing experiment to see how that pans out in comparison to the third party RAW post processors. On first guess, I'd say it won't compare equally or close enough to be lauded as a solution, but perhaps with the new JPEG engine in the X-series Fuji's, in camera RAW processing may not be shabby at all. It's exciting to see how it will all pan out...

How can we be sure that Fuji designs their own sensors? How can we be sure that Fuji designs their own in body RAW processors? These are extremely important questons. I guess the only thing we can be sure of is that you're an arrogant, pathetic fan boy. Cheers.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 12:24 UTC
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PowerG9atBlackForest: Dpreview: "... how many people are willing to make the outlay for that larger sensor in the knowledge they can't later leverage that investment by swapping lenses ..."

I guess that the sensor and the one Carl Zeiss lens are good enough to get a very decent major crop if you want, actually covering everything easily from 35 to 135 at least.

This is the question. Especially since Sony will release an interchangeable lens mirrorless full frame and most likely sooner than later. The real question when it happens (and it will) is will Sony actually be able to have many decent lenses within 3 years of launch.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 04:43 UTC
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waitformee: This camera is really perfect. not for extreme usage but perfect for my daily shot.

Sony is winning. DSLR are everywhere today and most of the people who holds a DSLR are using kit lens. This is a perfect camera for them.

Still there is one major flaw... it is too expensive.

This is a perfect camera for DLSR users who only use a crappy kit lens?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 04:39 UTC
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FrankS009: Interesting to look at the RX1 as a marketing exercise for 'small" and mirrorless cameras. Almost the ultimate example of the bigger the sensor, the better. APS-C is better than 4/3rds, but APS is trumped by "Full frame!" It doesn't matter how big the lens, how practical or how expensive the body. Next stop in this campaign, a medium frame sensor!

A fun toy for someone who has to have the biggest in the smallest and the most expensive - great bragging rights. It looks nice. It will even take pictures, probably excellent ones. To each his (or her) own.

I believe that at the bottom of the press release for the RX1 there is an allusion to the forthcoming medium format type fixed lens, 60mm f2.5 camera. Sony is calling it the REALLY full-frame RX0.1 MEGA 55mp Cyber-Shot. Suggested MSRP is $17,799 and it comes with it's own hobbit to carry your RX1 & RX100.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 04:35 UTC
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mcm49: A spanking new camera at this price point in 2012, why doesn't it have USB 3.0?
Another question; is the Sony 35mm format sensor a Bayer-type cmos sensor? If so, that means it requires an anti-aliasing filter on the sensor to counteract the undesireable effects of that type sensor.
And who makes this sensor? Is it a Sony product or one they purchased from someone else? Those are things that can make a difference to know.

Fair enough, though your point here seems rather ludicrous. If you were to say that the lens isn't really made by Sony (if not specifically branded Zeiss), well this is a much more logical assertion/supposition. It seems that most of the optical engineers from Konica-Minolta have long escaped Sony. This is my brazen speculation based upon the amount of newly designed E/A mount lenses since the acquisition.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 04:28 UTC
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mcm49: A spanking new camera at this price point in 2012, why doesn't it have USB 3.0?
Another question; is the Sony 35mm format sensor a Bayer-type cmos sensor? If so, that means it requires an anti-aliasing filter on the sensor to counteract the undesireable effects of that type sensor.
And who makes this sensor? Is it a Sony product or one they purchased from someone else? Those are things that can make a difference to know.

You are seriously proposing that Sony is using another company's sensor? Incredible.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 20:41 UTC
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acuberosm: Put the new Fuji sensor into the X100 and you have a much better camera than the Sony RX1. The Fuji is smaller if you consider that the X100 has an optical and electronic viewfinder in the body... and the lens is smaller too. I hope Fujifilm make soon this camera. Ahhh, the Fuji is cheaper too!

@mcm49 I meant to direct the response to acuberosm who mentions price as an after thought.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 18:50 UTC
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pca7070: The orange "35mm FULL FRAME CMOS IMAGE SENSOR" collar looks cheap!!

It should say 35mm Full Frame CMOS Image Sensor with Bionz Cyber-shot awesomeness! :P

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 17:51 UTC
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