AndyW17

AndyW17

Lives in United States Boston Area, MA, United States
Joined on Jul 20, 2005

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On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review preview (510 comments in total)
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AndyW17: I recently travelled with a borrowed RX100 for 10 days, along with my FZ200 superzoom. The RX did 90% of the work. The LCD is surprisingly great and didn't miss the EVF. Tilt would be useful, as on the II.

I will say I completely agree with the review on the user experience and "engagement". I actually don't like shooting with the RX100, and the II is the same menu and navigation. Too much fiddling and quirkiness. The clickless dials don't bother me. It's the menu diving and odd behavior of the flash by mode, or what changes when you shift PASM modes (and what doesn't).

I think the RX100's could be a great camera, but Gold it is not, if only for usability. My FZ200 completely blows it out of the water for usability and speed of use.

But, I'll probably buy a II since it will be with me and is the best small camera I've ever used..... Then I'll polish it up from Silver to Gold by figuring out what customization settings makes it work for me...

Granted I know the FZ200 waaaay better than the RX100, but I have more than 1000 shots on the RX100 so am reasonably familiar with it. I DO think the key to these cameras is to fine tune their settings to what works for you as an individual. I had very different settings than the owner of this camera - simply because I worked more of the camera features than did the owner.

Yes - you're correct on the physics vs. $$ - I understand and agree.

My choice is complex. I own a full D600 kit as well, and am likely to sell that for m4/3 shortly..... This Sony camera is for having it "with me", and being happy with the results.

tx

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2013 at 00:19 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review preview (510 comments in total)

I recently travelled with a borrowed RX100 for 10 days, along with my FZ200 superzoom. The RX did 90% of the work. The LCD is surprisingly great and didn't miss the EVF. Tilt would be useful, as on the II.

I will say I completely agree with the review on the user experience and "engagement". I actually don't like shooting with the RX100, and the II is the same menu and navigation. Too much fiddling and quirkiness. The clickless dials don't bother me. It's the menu diving and odd behavior of the flash by mode, or what changes when you shift PASM modes (and what doesn't).

I think the RX100's could be a great camera, but Gold it is not, if only for usability. My FZ200 completely blows it out of the water for usability and speed of use.

But, I'll probably buy a II since it will be with me and is the best small camera I've ever used..... Then I'll polish it up from Silver to Gold by figuring out what customization settings makes it work for me...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2013 at 16:20 UTC as 61st comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)
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AndyW17: Why is the flip-up viewfinder useful? I can see it if you're using a short tripod or a cat up a tree - but otherwise? What am I missing?

Well, thank you for educating me! I guess I would have thought the tilt screen would be more likely to be used in those situations. Food for thought. tx

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 22:20 UTC
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)

Why is the flip-up viewfinder useful? I can see it if you're using a short tripod or a cat up a tree - but otherwise? What am I missing?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 19:53 UTC as 295th comment | 7 replies
On The Lightroom catalog article (315 comments in total)

Does anyone know if you can search a LR 4 catalog to find ONLY those pictures that DO have edits applied? I'm trying to sort through a large catalog to find ONLY the images with edits. Is this possible, and if so - how do you search the catalog select them? Thanks

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2013 at 14:36 UTC as 3rd comment
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