Raist3d

Raist3d

Lives in United States Canyon Country, AK, United States
Works as a Photographer & Game Developer (Programmer)
Has a website at http://raist3d.typepad.com
Joined on Dec 9, 2001
About me:

To continue loving video games, their programming while doing & improving my
professional photography, punish the guilty, reward the good, educate kids and fight for
all that is good. :-)

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km25: Leaf shutters are good for flash sync.. But for very day use FP is so much better. I saw this "change" coming. In the olden days, Rolli came out with a 1/800 electro leaf shutter, it had the same caveats. This camera was not well thouht out.

@scott- I understand but I think people forget the miracle this camera is already engineering wise- look at the space! Honestly, would it be really all that easy to put IBIS or OIS? I don't think it's that trivial. The camera would be even more expensive and probably couldn't be made as small.

I say given this new sensor has apparently spectacular high ISO performance Sony got the priorities right. The lens is relatively fast, the high ISO is there. Sony is giving you a special mode to put 2 more stops of ISO by taking 6 consecutive shots.

I will agree with you we all have different needs, but most of the time i see stabilization used is as this thing that many rely a bit too much. But Thanks for clarifying your specific needs, you are right everyone's different. Do keep in mind the engineering challenges in putting IS though. Not a trivial thing to do on the non trivial full frame camera!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 06:22 UTC
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Gary Dean Mercer Clark: This camera makes me want to buy a Sigma DP2M and DP1M for $2000.00 and have $799.00 change left. DP2M will blow away the overpriced RX1 in image detail and quality.

@ageha- how so? I bet you it will actually be faster than the Sigma. Sony is touting as short as 0.13 secs and they already have much more experience doing contrast autofocus fast than Sigma.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 06:16 UTC
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Sam Carriere: Sony is a company that deserves to fail.
What do you suppose the ETA for this thing now is? 2017?
RIP Olympus.

I don't think they "deserve to fail" for the RX1, but they should have left the RX1 alone with 1/2000 shutter.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 06:15 UTC
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km25: Leaf shutters are good for flash sync.. But for very day use FP is so much better. I saw this "change" coming. In the olden days, Rolli came out with a 1/800 electro leaf shutter, it had the same caveats. This camera was not well thouht out.

@Scott- stabilization is a bit overrated. For this camera having an F2.0 lens, 35mm and very good high iso performance virtually eliminates in my book that need. If you are shooting street life (which is probably one of the biggest domain this camera will excel at), in body image stabilization or optical won't save you.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 02:19 UTC
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marike6: Not sure why they can't implement AF-C. There are mirrorless cameras that track OK, and there are those like the Nikon 1 that are extremely good a tracking a moving subject. It may not be a big deal with such a camera and focal length, but it's a bit odd to leave it off at this price point.

Maybe bigger glass. It's not a trivial issue to move that big lens fast.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 02:18 UTC
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chlamchowder: The highest shutter speeds not being available at wide apertures is a little disappointing, because one major use of high shutter speeds is to let you shoot the lens wide open in bright sunlight without overexposure.

I have to say it would have been great if Sony had a built in ND filter on this camera considering the price and considering the type of camera it is.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 02:18 UTC
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Gary Dean Mercer Clark: This camera makes me want to buy a Sigma DP2M and DP1M for $2000.00 and have $799.00 change left. DP2M will blow away the overpriced RX1 in image detail and quality.

Gary, in what context? The DP2M *will not* blow away the RX1 in many, many situations. For my needs and wants I rather pay $2800 than $2000 for both the DP1M and DP2M because none of those two can do what I want to do and they do not have the image quality for what I want.

The DP2M is fantastic in good daylight and ISO 200 or less. The Sony there will do quite good too as it will have more DR than the Sigma, the Sigma having more resolution- so even on Sigma's best case it depends on the situation, and you still get some magenta/green splotches in some shots as early as ISO 100 (rare), ISO 200 (more frequent than I would like). Yes, I used one.

In turn the Sony will start pulling ahead of the Sigmas starting ISO 400 and ditto for anything higher.

For my work, the DP2M is not a match. Neither is the DP1M. The Sony will have far and away better image quality for what I want to do - and I am not even counting the usability of course.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 02:14 UTC
On Tibetan Praying Flags in the Flags challenge (6 comments in total)

Very nice scene.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2012 at 03:53 UTC as 6th comment
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Donnie G: Sony and Olympus absolutely do need each other in order to survive. Sony's chip business is strong, but can't continue to carry the whole load by itself. A joint venture into the medical equipment business would seem to make sense, since the demand for new medical device technology continues to be a growth industry, and Olympus already has the positive brand identity, contacts, experience, and business network in place to compete in that industry.

Whether this deal will help to keep Sony or Olympus in the interchangeable lens camera business is another matter entirely. Can Sony and Olympus sell enough SLT and mirrorless ILC bodies to take marketshare from the high flying market leaders? Judging by the latest offerings from all the players, I seriously doubt it. After all, 2 turkeys don't make an eagle. :)

Donnie - kudos to you for realizing it. I wish more people here were as reasonable.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 04:40 UTC
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Donnie G: Sony and Olympus absolutely do need each other in order to survive. Sony's chip business is strong, but can't continue to carry the whole load by itself. A joint venture into the medical equipment business would seem to make sense, since the demand for new medical device technology continues to be a growth industry, and Olympus already has the positive brand identity, contacts, experience, and business network in place to compete in that industry.

Whether this deal will help to keep Sony or Olympus in the interchangeable lens camera business is another matter entirely. Can Sony and Olympus sell enough SLT and mirrorless ILC bodies to take marketshare from the high flying market leaders? Judging by the latest offerings from all the players, I seriously doubt it. After all, 2 turkeys don't make an eagle. :)

Sorry bit Sony does not "absolutely need" Olympus to survive. I would love to know where you get such idea. The medical business is a Sony expansion an not a necessity. Sony has their issues but getting access tonolumpus medical is not in any shape or form "absolutely necessary" for them to survive.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 00:23 UTC
On Photokina 2012: Interview - Stephan Schulz of Leica article (221 comments in total)
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hydrospanner: When you can't (or don't want to) answer a valid, direct question...go ahead and insult the person that asked it. Wonderful.

Not an insult at all, but the truth. Look at the level of full time professional photographer's he is talking here. In fact, the new comers that just grab a digital camera thinking they are doing photography upgrading on a yearly basis and taking those snaps of the cats with flash lens flare on the couch are the insult.

What he said is the truth.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 20:11 UTC
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)
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Raist3d: Way to go Hasselblad. Defend the indefensible and tell your potential customers they are wrong. Lets see how many sales you get of your nex-7.

Oh Hasselblad an in case you didn't notice a lot of the criticism is not just the price but the looks. The buttons in some of them look positively painful to use too.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 15:18 UTC
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)

Way to go Hasselblad. Defend the indefensible and tell your potential customers they are wrong. Lets see how many sales you get of your nex-7.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 15:14 UTC as 132nd comment | 1 reply
On Photokina 2012: Interview - John Carlson of Pentax article (152 comments in total)
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samhain: "What are your DSLR customers asking for?"
1/4 of posts in the Pentax forum are about a Pentax full frame. Is John really that out of touch with the customers or does he just not want to acknowledge the white elephant in the room, which is that FF cameras are the new aps-c and by next year you'll be able to get one for only a couple of hundred dollars more than a flagship aps-c, or a used one for less than an aps-c.
Like it or not, At this point- Putting out a FF is the only thing Pentax can do to draw in Nikon/canon/Sony customers and raise eyebrows in the camera world. Fact.

Or maybe Pentax does have FF plans but isn't ready to reveal them yet. Most well run companies have a certain thing called confidential information/future plans and what not.

Not saying Pentax is releasing a full frame body for sure, but I think this is a perfectly valid explanation why maybe they have something in the plans but can't say it yet.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 08:04 UTC

I don't understand the dpreview samples I am seeing. I am not seeing any great image quality at all. I am going to chalk that up to the lens they are using for them.

Lots of noise reduction, purple fringing. Would love to see a RAW from the Panny/Leica or one of the F1.8's primes.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 15:17 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies
On Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 & PEN Mini E-PM2 preview (152 comments in total)

Hmmm I can't tell what exactly is missing from the EM-5 here. Not saying there isn't but I couldn't quite tell from the cursory read I did.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 14:44 UTC as 56th comment | 3 replies

Hmm where is the price?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 14:08 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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PhotoPoet: So after reading all the comments and many replies I conclude that... humm no conclusion possible based on all the "hands-off" comments... Valid is the few from Q owners... seems as if this camera will be a fun camera to "walk-around" with. I do not need a D7000 with me most days, my S100 is pretty cool... those of you that love/read/research/ more than I.. any feedback on adding the Q10 to the other two or input on which "new" camera to purchase?

@Photo- if you have an S100 already, you have to ask yourself why you want the Q10. I am not saying there aren't differences and pros to going with it, but that make sure you know for your photography why you think it will be beneficial.

Personally the controls (DSLR like), photographer centric ergonomics (no weird dials to accidentally turn in the back), probably slightly better sensor as it is new, ability to shoot fast at other focal lengths and to me the new F2.8 82-249 *tiny* telephoto are good reasons to look into it.

If these possibilities you think will be something you will use, consider it. If your S100 is pretty much covering your needs, I would just keep using your S100.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 04:51 UTC
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Griffo59: I absolutely love this concept (exept for the price).

I was never a fan of Sony cameras but now they are cooking up something that smells very good to me.

Maybe I'll wait a couple of years until I can pick up a used one.

Great camera. Kudos to Sony.

@Richard- depends how you define obsolete. Newer cameras entering don't make the Rx1 superb lens and image quality an issue to throw away.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 03:05 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Hands-on Preview preview (626 comments in total)
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HBowman: And after that ppl keep asking why some guys buy the SIGMA Dp2m ... which output similar if not superior files between 100 & 800 ISO for 900 $ ...

This is the SONY R ICH 1.

A D700 + a 50 planar is cheaper ...

You mean more like between ISO 100 and 200. At ISO 400 the DP2M output is already falling apart. There are many colors shifts this sony doesn't have to deal with. Not saying the DP2M is bad. But the RX1 has its advantages too. Also keep in mind, the Sony has a one full stop faster lens.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 09:41 UTC
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