Eric B Photo

Eric B Photo

Joined on Sep 18, 2012

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On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Hands-on Preview preview (626 comments in total)
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Eric B Photo: Just wasted over 30 minutes reading posts from camera geeks who probably spend more time reading about cameras than actually taking pictures. Sure the camera is a little expensive and comparing it to a much larger DSLR is not the point of the reason for buying this camera, you get what you pay for. This is a pro-level high end camera designed to comfortably carry anywhere and not feel weighted down. For candid unplanned images a 35mm lens is the perfect size, the camera would be larger if it was interchangeable. With 30 years of full-time photojournalism experience I can attest you don't need to change lenses. 90% of my assignments (minus sports) were shot on a wide-angle lens. This is a secondary camera for a pro shooter. For planned photos I'll take my big bag, the RX1 will be for life's unplanned moments when an iPhone isn't good enough.

Lots of cameras have different ways of viewing your subject. A twin lens reflex and a 4x5 come to mind. I fail to see why using a live view screen is a hindrance. I shoot this way a lot on my 5D MK II especially to get accurate focus by zooming in on a section of the screen. I can compose on a screen just as easy as using a viewfinder, it's a more incognito method for candid photography. If I feel I'm missing out I'll spring for the accessory but I doubt I'll need it.
One other advantage of the fixed lens I don't see mentioned is a sensor chip I will never need to clean. Clean blue skies with no splotches ever.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2012 at 05:36 UTC
On DSC00130 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (7 comments in total)

Lots of detail here for a high ISO with less noise than I would have expected.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2012 at 12:26 UTC as 5th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Hands-on Preview preview (626 comments in total)

Just wasted over 30 minutes reading posts from camera geeks who probably spend more time reading about cameras than actually taking pictures. Sure the camera is a little expensive and comparing it to a much larger DSLR is not the point of the reason for buying this camera, you get what you pay for. This is a pro-level high end camera designed to comfortably carry anywhere and not feel weighted down. For candid unplanned images a 35mm lens is the perfect size, the camera would be larger if it was interchangeable. With 30 years of full-time photojournalism experience I can attest you don't need to change lenses. 90% of my assignments (minus sports) were shot on a wide-angle lens. This is a secondary camera for a pro shooter. For planned photos I'll take my big bag, the RX1 will be for life's unplanned moments when an iPhone isn't good enough.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 13:28 UTC as 126th comment | 2 replies
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