Sony RX1 Questions about to buy one...Some advice please :)

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malabito Senior Member • Posts: 2,198
Sony RX1 Questions about to buy one...Some advice please :)

Hi will really appreciate hearing your advice on the following issues:

I am contemplating on buying a sony rx1. Been debating between a fuji xe1, fuji x100s or the sony.

I will be using the camera mostly to shoot on the streets and for photography trips.

I am mostly into portraits and and what you might call urban landscaped. So no need for super fast action focusing on the camera.

What worries me the most is if the focusing is actually that bad as they are saying, and the point about focusing restarting to default when camera sleeps, (for using manual focusing). Any comments on this situations?

Also I am concerned about the viewfinder, i will definitely be getting one, can not shoot without one. And it will be the evf, sadly it seems not to be available, so was thinking of maybe getting a voigltander meanwhile, any experience with the OVF, how is the framing, parallel error going on, (I shot rangefinders before so i am aware of the limitation) and how do you manage to move around the camera without knowing what values are set.

I know the fuji is a lot cheaper. But right now i have a olympus omd, lovely camera, but the image on D800 is miles ahead, so keep taking out the d800 instead of the olympus. And security is a maine concern on the places i usually shoot, so carrying a flashy DSLR is really a huge stress.

Thanks very much for your help!

Some examples of my type of photography:

Thanks for the comments!

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Leica Q Fujifilm X70 Leica M Typ 240 Leica Elmar-M 24mm f/3.8 ASPH Leica APO-Summicron-M 75mm f/2 ASPH +6 more
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