rjx

rjx

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limlh: I'm not buying the 18-55mm kit lens if the price remains jacked up like that. The 10-24 mm is more desirable for me, but looks like it will be a long wait. Meanwhile, my legacy wide angle zoom will suffice.

Which wide angle zoom?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2012 at 03:24 UTC

Don’t worry!!!!

Everyone check out the 14mm f/2.8 by Samyang, Vivitar, Sakar, Polar, Walimex, Rokinon. The lens is identical regardless of which brand you select. Prices might be slightly different. Rokinon version is only $379.00!!!

It’s a great quality lens for less $$$ than what Fuji will charge for theirs.

You need to buy an inexpensive adapter to use the lens on the X-E1 or X-PRO1.

Adapters:
http://www.rainbowimaging.biz/shop/search.php?orderby=position&orderway=desc&submit_search=Search&search_query=FUJI+X-PRO1+

http://fotodioxpro.com/index.php/catalogsearch/result/?q=fuji+adapter

http://www.dl-kipon.com/en/articledetail.asp?id=54
ETC

Take a look at these 14mm images!!!
http://500px.com/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=samyang+14mm&type=photos&page=1&order=votes&license_type=-1

http://www.flickr.com/groups/14/pool/

http://500px.com/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=rokinon+14mm

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2012 at 21:34 UTC as 19th comment | 4 replies
On Just Posted: Leica X2 real-world sample gallery article (114 comments in total)
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chlamchowder: IQ is ok, but not stunning. You could probably get the same image quality for a lot less by putting a good fixed lens on a Nikon D5100/7000 or Sony a580, in addition to faster autofocus.

You're 100% correct. But it's not the point of this camera.

This is a small camera (unlike DSLR's) that gives DSLR-like IQ for those that want a retro-like, small, high quality camera. Just like the Fuji X100. It's a camera one might use when it's not feasible to use a big bulky DSLR.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2012 at 06:51 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 sample images article (294 comments in total)
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rjx: Night Time Street Shooting High ISO
http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2012/10/09/night-time-street-shooting-with-the-sony-rx1-amazing-high-iso-samples/
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More thoughts on the RX1
http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2012/10/12/sony-week-wrap-up-and-more-thoughts-on-the-sony-rx1/

Sony RX1 1st look with accessories, video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSmV39bNuK4

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2012 at 03:11 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 sample images article (294 comments in total)

Night Time Street Shooting High ISO
http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2012/10/09/night-time-street-shooting-with-the-sony-rx1-amazing-high-iso-samples/
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More thoughts on the RX1
http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2012/10/12/sony-week-wrap-up-and-more-thoughts-on-the-sony-rx1/

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2012 at 02:41 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 sample images article (294 comments in total)
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rjx: I've read many comments of how the RX1 is too expensive for what it does. Seriously?

If the first thoughts that enters your mind when you think of the RX1 is that your Canon, Nikon, or Sony full frame camera already offers you the same quality images, and has the ability to use interchangeable lenses for around the same price, then you were never the demographic Sony intended to target with this camera.

The intended user is someone that will instantly identify how special the RX1 is with the amount of quality it packs into such a small package.

The intended demographic of the RX1 are photographers that need a discrete (small, silent), high quality camera/lens combo, such as close candid street photographers, documentary photographers, event photographers, people that want the freedom of using a small high quality single lens, single focal length camera they can take almost anywhere.

News flash. Some people only like to shoot 35mm and don't want to buy a bulky full frame DSLR just to use a high quality 35mm lens. For them this could be the perfect camera.

Geez. I might not even buy this camera. But it's extremely easy for me to appreciate it and understand it's significance and how valuable it will be to photographers that want / need a discrete high quality camera. The RX1 is a first of it's kind.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2012 at 06:43 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 sample images article (294 comments in total)

I've read many comments of how the RX1 is too expensive for what it does. Seriously?

If the first thoughts that enters your mind when you think of the RX1 is that your Canon, Nikon, or Sony full frame camera already offers you the same quality images, and has the ability to use interchangeable lenses for around the same price, then you were never the demographic Sony intended to target with this camera.

The intended user is someone that will instantly identify how special the RX1 is with the amount of quality it packs into such a small package.

The intended demographic of the RX1 are photographers that need a discrete (small, silent), high quality camera/lens combo, such as close candid street photographers, documentary photographers, event photographers, people that want the freedom of using a small high quality single lens, single focal length camera they can take almost anywhere.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2012 at 06:42 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 sample images article (294 comments in total)
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dmartin92: For me, I am surprised how many people are still looking at how a camera does with high ISO as being the criteria to decide if a camera is good or not.

For me, this camera is small, has a 35mm lens on it, and is full frame. At f/2 there will be limited DOF, for reasonably close subjects.

There are many factors to consider when judging a camera. For some people high ISO performance might matter more than other factors, depending on how they intend to use the camera.

Personally, i'm looking for a discrete camera capable of good (to my standards) ISO in the 3200-6400 range for street photography when available light is not at it's best. This is important to me. Thankfully for me the selection of cameras with good high ISO is growing.

So to me, high ISO matters. It's not the only thing that matters, but it definitely matters for how I would use a camera such as the RX1.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2012 at 05:31 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 sample images article (294 comments in total)
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mcshan: I wonder how long before the usual two suspects say the G15 is better? Okay..I am kidding (I think).

Have to admit I am wondering about the Fuji X-E 1 with the 35 1.4 as a conbo vs the RX1. Just how much of a difference will there be?

Thanks for these samples DPR.

Since the X-E1 is an apsc, the real comparison would be with the 23mm 1.4 lens Fuji's releasing next year.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2012 at 04:33 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 sample images article (294 comments in total)
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mmcfine: Honestly, I find most cameras this days produce more or less the same image quality. The glass makes the art not the chip or sensor.
It's amazing how much money and time we spend on comparing nonsense.

I'm guilty of some of what you mention but I completely agree with you. Many people split hairs, pixel peep, and get hot and bothered over nonsense. How much better do we really need these cameras to be? The average person viewing our images will not care which camera or lens was used. What our ISO was. What shooting mode we shot in. All this is irrelevant to the average viewer.

Camera technique, lens, subject, composition, developing / processing; all matter more than the camera imo.

And speaking of sharpness, MANY great images, classic or modern, are not always technically perfect to begin with. You can use a recent state of the art camera, or a digital camera from 5+ years ago and still be able to create award winning shots. A great photographer can create great images with any camera.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2012 at 01:53 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 sample images article (294 comments in total)
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B-rad: Anyone who pays this kind of money for this needs their head examined. PERIOD.

B-Rad.

If this is not a camera for you, fine. But to say anyone that buys this camera needs their head examined is a very immature, and uneducated comment to make imo.

While this might not be a great option for you at this price point, others will find it a great value for what they want this camera for.

Full frame sensors are not cheap. Top quality glass is not cheap.

Do you automatically think this camera should be less money due to it's compact size? When has that ever been the case? Quality = $$$. Just be thankful this camera wasn't created by Leica or it would be at least 50% more expensive.

People need to understand what this camera is about and who the intended user is for. Then they'll realize there aren't many camera options with "similar features and quality" of the RX1. In fact, Sony created a new camera category.

B-Rad, I guess you want something for nothing.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2012 at 01:17 UTC
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)

Some general forum ideas:

- 'Forum Feedback' section
A section where the forum users and moderators / administrators can chat about forum features. Users could ask "how to," or post comments and questions regarding the forum.

- 'Intermediate' section
There's sections dedicated to 'Beginners Questions' and 'Pro Digital Talk,' how about a section for photographers that fall in between?

- 'Member Activities' section
Forum users could dedicate individual threads for a specific region. An example:
A thread titled 'Anyone From NYC?' or 'NYC Meetups' could be used for DPR members located in the NYC area, or for those planning to move or visit on a holiday.

Members could organize meetups, ask where to shoot, or discuss interesting local events that would offer good photo opportunities. Members could also share photos with each other.

I think a section dedicated for activities could add to the 'sense of community.'

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2012 at 22:26 UTC as 50th comment
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Julian Vrieslander: Blue text on black is a HUGE MISTAKE, must be changed.

There are usability studies that back this up. Blue text on a black background impairs readability in several significant ways. Our brains have developed, through evolution, to sense blue as a background color (probably because the sky is blue). So blue text is perceived as receding behind a dark background. Also, for people with vision impairments (cataracts, corneal scars, detached vitreous, etc.) colors at the blue end of the the spectrum cause the most aberration and scattering. All of these factors combine to make blue on black a horrible choice for significant text content on a computer screen.

Ideally, there should be a user setting to display dark text on a light background, which works better than light on dark for many people.. If there are no user options, the web designers must change to something more readable than blue on black. This is a non-debatable issue.

The black page with white text has got to go.

EG- http://forums.dpreview.com/forums
Black with yellow and white text is hard on the eyes.
I'd like to see the black replaced with a nice white, or off white.
The links could be an eye friendly color, and the subtext could be black, or an off black.

Another EG

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/1002
A black page with blue and white text is hard on the eyes.

These color designs remind me of annoying blogger sites where the layout is dark with white text. This generates eye fatigue.

Same thing with the main page ( http://www.dpreview.com/ )
Black page with white text

And when you click on a story, it's the same. Black w/ white text.

I'm shocked DPR has had this design for so long.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2012 at 04:12 UTC
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Bob Meyer: I have to admit, I'm pretty impressed. By how much DPR missed the mark, that is. It manages to be worse than the old forums in many ways, without addressing the real weaknesses of the old software very well.

You'd have been better off just transitioning to one of the commercial forum tools, which are better in almost every respect than this mess.

I completely agree!!

I wish DPR had a vBulletin forum. Nice and clean. Tried and true. Easy on the eyes, and everything is well laid out.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2012 at 03:16 UTC
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I've NEVER been a fan of the forum design here at DPR, so I welcome a long overdo change.

While the new design is more modern, I still think it needs some tweaks.

The black page with white text has got to go.

EG- http://forums.dpreview.com/forums
Black with yellow and white text is hard on the eyes.
I'd like to see the black replaced with a nice white, or off white.
The links could be an eye friendly color, and the subtext could be black, or an off black.

Another EG

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/1002
A black page with blue and white text is hard on the eyes.

These color designs remind me of annoying blogger sites where the layout is dark with white text. This generates eye fatigue.

Same thing with the main page ( http://www.dpreview.com/ )
Black page with white text

And when you click on a story, it's the same. Black w/ white text.

I'm shocked DPR has had this design for so long.

I love the site, I'm just trying to give feedback of how I think it could be more enjoyable

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 19:30 UTC as 150th comment
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"An error has occurred
You can only edit this post 2 times.
Please contact us if you have any questions."

I just received the above message when editing a post I made in the forum. The problem is, I had only edited it once. I tried to edit a 2nd time and that's when I received the above message. So I was only allowed to edit the post once.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 06:52 UTC as 255th comment
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No preview when typing a reply?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 06:48 UTC as 256th comment | 2 replies
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the reason: So let me get this straight...
If I wanted this camera with the evf, the lens hood, a carrying case, and a (needed) 2 stop nd filter Id need 3900$? And some of you are ok with this??!! That borders on brain damage.
Anything you have to compare with a leica M to justify it is ridiculously overpriced to begin with.
I dont care if your 30 year old rollei only did 1/500 of a sec, I care that its 2012 and you wanna charge me that much for 1/2000 of a sec.
It amazes me how hard some of you are trying to justify this thing...

To "The Reason"

You can't get something for nothing. I do a good job at justifying the price even though I doubt I'll ever buy one.

How much is the cheapest new full frame camera going for? Nikon D600 $2097

How much for a new Zeiss 35mm F2 ZF? $1117

Total $3214

Yes, this RX1 + accessories might be more expensive than anyone is comfortable paying. I understand. BUT, and here's my justification. The ONLY other discrete full frame option available is the Leica M9, M-E, or M & an expensive 35mm lens.

No, the RX1 is NOT a rangefinder with a built in viewfinder. But it's smaller than the Leica, and capable of better image quality, IMO.

For those that need, or really desire a tiny, discrete full frame camera, this RX1 isn't so crazy of an option if you can afford around $3000.

Just because this is a compact camera automatically means it should be cheap? Yeah that would be nice, but this is a high quality, tiny FF camera with great glass attached. Of course it's not going to be cheap.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 05:40 UTC

To all those bitching about about the price ... don't buy one then. Simple.

Leica M-E ($5450 @ BH) + Leica 35mm 1.4 Summilux-M Aspherical ($4995 @ BH) is a grand total of $10,445
RX1 ($2798 @ BH) + OVF ($599 DPR) + Hood ($179 DPR) totals $3577. That's a savings of $6868.

A few "inexpensive options:"

M-E ($5450 @ BH) + Leica 35mm f/2.5 Summarit ($1895 @ BH) = $7345. $3768 more than the RX1 combo.

M-E ($5450 @ BH) + Voigtlander Nokton Aspherical 35mm f/1.2 II ($1399 @ BH) = $6849. $3272 more than the RX1 combo.

While you will NOT have the same shooting experience with the RX1 as you would with the M9, the RX1 will provide those wanting a very discrete FF camera that can't afford a Leica an affordable option. The RX1 is VERY affordable compared to a Leica M9, M-E, or M, as long as you're only interested in shooting @ 35mm, which is the primary focal length of many Leica users.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 14:29 UTC as 13th comment | 7 replies
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zakk9: The Fuji X100 looks increasingly better, and I can have 3 of them for the price of the Sony with a "stick out like a sore thumb" viewfinder.

Why not wait to pass judgment when the camera is actually released and reviewed? And when we can see real world images from the final version ?

Who cares if this is a niche product? If your not the targeted photographer for this camera then why not focus on making great photographs with the gear you have instead of making fun of the camera and it's potential users?

How can you say people that buy this camera are wasting their money only because this is a camera that serves no purpose to you? If someone wants / needs a full frame camera with a great Sony sensor, great lens and in a discrete package, this is a hell of a lot more cost effective (even with an optional VF) than a Leica M9 + 35mm lens. No the RX1 is not a rangefinder, but it's great ISO performance and IQ in a small package will fit well within that niche at that price point.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 14:22 UTC
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