AFishEye

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Heavygear: Has anyone tried to install previously purchased apps after upgrading their RX100, e.g from a MK3 to a MK4? Guess what, they make you buy the apps all over again.

@Mako109
Not true!
Your purchases on the app store are connected to the camera number and you can reinstall, if needed, as many times as you wish (never lost any after any firmware update)
Also, every app purchased is good for 10 different Sony cameras you own (your buy additional cameras, the app purchase is good for the new cameras).

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 04:36 UTC
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AFishEye: These things are convenient mainly for video shooters as it makes placing and removing ND filters a snap.

They seem to work fine on standard focal lengths; however, it vignettes like crazy on UWA.

My Sony E 10-18 works well with UV and ND filters. Add the Xume and its useless.

The variety of diameters is rather limited; kept the 70-200, sent the 10-18 back.

Reading Baba Ganoush comment below about the inability to remove the ring makes me wonder if I made the right decision to keep the Xume for the 70-200, a lens I don’t use much for outdoors video shooting anyway.

Agreed, but it may become an exercise in futility. I have high quality UV and ND filters that work perfectly fine without the Xume on my UWA. I’ll have to replace both just to accommodate for this thing; I think I’ll pass.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 22:44 UTC

These things are convenient mainly for video shooters as it makes placing and removing ND filters a snap.

They seem to work fine on standard focal lengths; however, it vignettes like crazy on UWA.

My Sony E 10-18 works well with UV and ND filters. Add the Xume and its useless.

The variety of diameters is rather limited; kept the 70-200, sent the 10-18 back.

Reading Baba Ganoush comment below about the inability to remove the ring makes me wonder if I made the right decision to keep the Xume for the 70-200, a lens I don’t use much for outdoors video shooting anyway.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 22:29 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
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fotomotovfr: For us hikers and others who stray away from a plug for extended periods of time, please test the life of the new, larger battery in both normal and eco mode (OVF only). I hope the new sensor and processors aren't going to hog up the extra watts.

fair enough; good travels!

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 17:48 UTC
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fotomotovfr: For us hikers and others who stray away from a plug for extended periods of time, please test the life of the new, larger battery in both normal and eco mode (OVF only). I hope the new sensor and processors aren't going to hog up the extra watts.

Who is “us hikers”?
I am “us hikers” and I will take a tiny RX100 (4 or 5) with a pop up EVF and 3 extra tiny batteries over a large camera with a big battery any time I head to the great outdoors. The same goes for slightly bigger MFTs and APS-Cs, small and EVF included

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 18:57 UTC
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Androole: Interesting!

The first Sony with an EVF and touchscreen automatically makes it very promising, and hopefully a sign of things to come for their A7 III.

The 5-axis IBIS is also great.

Sadly, it doesn't appear that they've fixed the control problems. Why isn't there a 2nd command dial around the shutter button?

And at $1400 without proper weather-sealing and a pretty skimpy APS-C E-mount lens line-up, it starts to butt up against pretty stiff competition. That's within striking distance of the projected price tag for the Olympus E-M1 II, and 50% more than the Panasonic G85...

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Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 14:44 UTC
On article Sony offers E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS for Super 35mm/APS-C (132 comments in total)
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Rooru S: Why it is more expensive than the Fullframe FE 28-135/4 PZ G OSS? I don't get it. Shouldn't it be at least priced the same or cheaper????

@Thermidor
The 28-135/4 PZ is a cinematic lens (not to be confused with the 18-105)

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 01:33 UTC
On article Sony offers E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS for Super 35mm/APS-C (132 comments in total)
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Rooru S: Why it is more expensive than the Fullframe FE 28-135/4 PZ G OSS? I don't get it. Shouldn't it be at least priced the same or cheaper????

@Rooru S
One of the new features of this super 35 lens is a true mechanical zoom (vs the fly-by-wire zoom on the FF 28-135). As you know, this is a big deal and does add to the overall cost.
"Both servo and responsive manual mechanical zoom are fully supported and the zoom ring direction is switchable to match individual user preferences".

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 01:31 UTC
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lacikuss: Uh oh, beware this picture is lacking of 300 MP Sony/Canon technology and won a prize???? Impossible...

How come?

Yeah, which clearly shows that all the greatest tech gear (400K ISO, 15 EV DR, 10 Axis IS, 20 fps, uncompressed 16 bit raw, etc) is worthless if you know nothing about composition!

And, a 7 year old dusty APSC sensored probably $300 camera can make you a trip to London with a free camera and lens to take away.

Congrats to the winner, nice pick! I wonder how old is that monkey...

@FuhTeng
"It's not a monkey, it's an ape! Monkeys have tails."
Absolutely true, Orangutans are apes and not monkeys.
However, one correction regarding the tail:
In general, apes don’t have a tail but there are exceptions: there are greater apes and lesser apes; a Gibbon is a lesser ape and has a tail.
In general, monkeys have tails but there are exceptions: the Barbary macaques in Gibraltar are monkeys with no tails.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 14:38 UTC
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jhinkey: Is there a remote way to start/stop the video w/o having to touch the camera? This would be very cool to grab 1,000 frames in 1 second without jittering the camera to start and stop the video.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/925709-REG/sony_rm_vpr1_remote_control_with_multi_terminal.html

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2015 at 15:08 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1556 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: I bought an LX100 in Japan for a full $300 less than the going price of the RX100 IV. Unless you need slow motion, or plan to have a $1100 camera flapping around in your cargo pants pocket all day, the decision between the 2 is no-brainer. LX100 has aperture and shutter dials, nice classic feel, larger EVF in more useful position, and better grip.

@bossofsony
I do agree that the price of the M4 is high. I was also looking at the LX 100 (which seems to be an outstanding camera) but at the end of the day three things made me opt for the RX 100 M4 (with 1+2 accounting for at least 90%)
1. Size- If it's about a pocketable size then the LX 100 is not.
2. Video- The lack of built in ND filter means that you always have to drag it around and take it on and off, a major inconvenience in comparison to the built in one of the RX 100 M4. This is a major omission.
3. Video- no profiles. If the RX is your B roll, it's much easier to match the color (or at least get close) to other cameras' footage using a flat profile of some sort

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 10:28 UTC
On article Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know (505 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: At times I try to imagine where all of largish sensor "advanced enthusiast compact" cameras will be in 3 years. Possibly they will share the demise of small sensor cams which were considered "advanced" just a few years ago. The World is shooting and sharing with smartphones which seems more than adequate for the purpose. And their users can make calls and receive Emails at the touch of a button. Each time I see new 1" compact I feel sad to see so much wasted efforts since the enthusiasts market is drifting toward the top shelf offerings from M4/3, APS-c or FF. Some of these could be on the chopping block sooner than we thought, mainly to the lack of consumer support.

In the first two posts you fooled me into thinking that you do know something about gear.
When the out of whack statements started to come in in the following posts I thought I may as well see what you actually post on your galleries. It would have been rather embarrassing to find out that I was butting heads with the next Ansel Adams. Unfortunately, I realized that you're neither a photo enthusiast nor a gear enthusiast; just a clueless novice with strong opinions and nothing to back it up with.
I wish I could say that I found any of this funny

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 22:20 UTC
On article Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know (505 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: At times I try to imagine where all of largish sensor "advanced enthusiast compact" cameras will be in 3 years. Possibly they will share the demise of small sensor cams which were considered "advanced" just a few years ago. The World is shooting and sharing with smartphones which seems more than adequate for the purpose. And their users can make calls and receive Emails at the touch of a button. Each time I see new 1" compact I feel sad to see so much wasted efforts since the enthusiasts market is drifting toward the top shelf offerings from M4/3, APS-c or FF. Some of these could be on the chopping block sooner than we thought, mainly to the lack of consumer support.

The immediately accessible facts are in the DPR reviews of the Sony RX100 Mk3 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100.
I would be happy to provide you with many more links but since all you want to do is either continue to be argumentative or make up bogus claims, I’ll let you do the Google search.
The more this discussion continues the more clueless you come across; thus, making the self-proclaimed "gear enthusiast" title another easy target

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 19:23 UTC
On article Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know (505 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: At times I try to imagine where all of largish sensor "advanced enthusiast compact" cameras will be in 3 years. Possibly they will share the demise of small sensor cams which were considered "advanced" just a few years ago. The World is shooting and sharing with smartphones which seems more than adequate for the purpose. And their users can make calls and receive Emails at the touch of a button. Each time I see new 1" compact I feel sad to see so much wasted efforts since the enthusiasts market is drifting toward the top shelf offerings from M4/3, APS-c or FF. Some of these could be on the chopping block sooner than we thought, mainly to the lack of consumer support.

Correct, you claimed that investing in 1” is a mistake and the investments should be in bigger sensors.
Again, the is a complete misunderstanding of the overall complex of factors that contribute to outstanding image outcome.
Fixed lens 1” (or MFT) sensors have proven already to be a fantastic tool in the hands of serious enthusiasts and pros but I don’t want the facts to get in your way

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 18:42 UTC
On article Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know (505 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: At times I try to imagine where all of largish sensor "advanced enthusiast compact" cameras will be in 3 years. Possibly they will share the demise of small sensor cams which were considered "advanced" just a few years ago. The World is shooting and sharing with smartphones which seems more than adequate for the purpose. And their users can make calls and receive Emails at the touch of a button. Each time I see new 1" compact I feel sad to see so much wasted efforts since the enthusiasts market is drifting toward the top shelf offerings from M4/3, APS-c or FF. Some of these could be on the chopping block sooner than we thought, mainly to the lack of consumer support.

You keep taking the discussion to completely different directions.
The only take away point is: for this style of photography, lens quality and sensor technology reigns supreme, not sensor size.

Let me refresh your memory as to what the issue at hand are:
1. You claimed that sensor size is the limiting factor (original post)
2. You said you can tell a FF from APS-C (4th response)
None of these hold water for the everyday landscape and travel photography that you (and I as well) do!

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 18:19 UTC
On article Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know (505 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: At times I try to imagine where all of largish sensor "advanced enthusiast compact" cameras will be in 3 years. Possibly they will share the demise of small sensor cams which were considered "advanced" just a few years ago. The World is shooting and sharing with smartphones which seems more than adequate for the purpose. And their users can make calls and receive Emails at the touch of a button. Each time I see new 1" compact I feel sad to see so much wasted efforts since the enthusiasts market is drifting toward the top shelf offerings from M4/3, APS-c or FF. Some of these could be on the chopping block sooner than we thought, mainly to the lack of consumer support.

@Richard Franiec
No need to become paranoid, no hate and no accusations.
I looked at your galleries; criticizing the quality would a the non-gentleman approach since I don’t keep any galleries on DPR.
However, based on your shooting style and preferred subjects almost all of the FF images would be as good with APS-C and many, many others with 1”.
For the type of photography you share on your galleries, lens quality and sensor technology reigns supreme, not sensor size.
There is a reason why Fuji has a large fan base of serious photographers despite the fact that Fuji doesn't make a FF camera. Also, there is a reason why many serious gear enthusiasts keep a high end MFT or 1” with fixed lens as a travel companion.
Have a fantastic weekend!

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 17:33 UTC
On article Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know (505 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: At times I try to imagine where all of largish sensor "advanced enthusiast compact" cameras will be in 3 years. Possibly they will share the demise of small sensor cams which were considered "advanced" just a few years ago. The World is shooting and sharing with smartphones which seems more than adequate for the purpose. And their users can make calls and receive Emails at the touch of a button. Each time I see new 1" compact I feel sad to see so much wasted efforts since the enthusiasts market is drifting toward the top shelf offerings from M4/3, APS-c or FF. Some of these could be on the chopping block sooner than we thought, mainly to the lack of consumer support.

@Richard Franiec
"Every time when I compare images from my FF and the APS-C EOS M taken on the same trip I know that taking the large camera was well worth the inconvenience"

Thank you for giving me sufficient info to pull the BS card on you.

On a 24-27" screen you will most definitely fail to accurately and consistently differentiate between good light images taken with FF, APS-C, or 1". Lens quality is critical!
Based on your previous responses, I can already expect you coming back with one of the following:
I have a Toshiba 80" 8K screen. My travels take me mostly to underground locations (min ISO 1600). I make huge prints of all my travel images. I shoot only shallow DOF images. I crop everything at least by 100%.
One last word of solid advice to fit your unique style of shooting and keen sense of sight: make sure you never ever use zoom lens, always travel with a bag full of the fastest primes money can buy.
Since you seem to live to have the last word, it's all yours

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 16:13 UTC
On article Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know (505 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: At times I try to imagine where all of largish sensor "advanced enthusiast compact" cameras will be in 3 years. Possibly they will share the demise of small sensor cams which were considered "advanced" just a few years ago. The World is shooting and sharing with smartphones which seems more than adequate for the purpose. And their users can make calls and receive Emails at the touch of a button. Each time I see new 1" compact I feel sad to see so much wasted efforts since the enthusiasts market is drifting toward the top shelf offerings from M4/3, APS-c or FF. Some of these could be on the chopping block sooner than we thought, mainly to the lack of consumer support.

@HowaboutRAW
You are probably correct, I should have limited my statement to the Mk3 that actually has it all together (including amazing video)

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 15:49 UTC
On article Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know (505 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: At times I try to imagine where all of largish sensor "advanced enthusiast compact" cameras will be in 3 years. Possibly they will share the demise of small sensor cams which were considered "advanced" just a few years ago. The World is shooting and sharing with smartphones which seems more than adequate for the purpose. And their users can make calls and receive Emails at the touch of a button. Each time I see new 1" compact I feel sad to see so much wasted efforts since the enthusiasts market is drifting toward the top shelf offerings from M4/3, APS-c or FF. Some of these could be on the chopping block sooner than we thought, mainly to the lack of consumer support.

@Richard Franiec
I guess the combination of quality and portability is not high on your list. Travel frequently (worldwide and combine business with pleasure) and form factor becomes a major issue.
After dropping my original sets of Nikon DSLR and Sony DSLT I moved completely to mirrorless.
The more I used them, the more I valued the size factor combined with the outstanding outcome.
EVF and 4K are a must for me; it is likely that RX 100 Mk 4 will have the 4K.
Talking about something being on the chopping block: the OVF in your DSLR will convert to EVF way before these 1” sensors will be gone.
PS
Having tried the Nikon 1 previous reiterations, I wouldn't consider them anywhere near the quality of the RX 100 Mk 2 and 3.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 15:37 UTC
On article Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know (505 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: At times I try to imagine where all of largish sensor "advanced enthusiast compact" cameras will be in 3 years. Possibly they will share the demise of small sensor cams which were considered "advanced" just a few years ago. The World is shooting and sharing with smartphones which seems more than adequate for the purpose. And their users can make calls and receive Emails at the touch of a button. Each time I see new 1" compact I feel sad to see so much wasted efforts since the enthusiasts market is drifting toward the top shelf offerings from M4/3, APS-c or FF. Some of these could be on the chopping block sooner than we thought, mainly to the lack of consumer support.

@Richard Franiec
“Each time I see new 1" compact I feel sad to see so much wasted efforts..”
Maybe it’s time you stopped looking and actually tried one.
They are still far superior to any cell phone out there; more so, after trying you’ll start questioning the need for APS-C and FF for casual shooting that doesn't require large scale prints.
There is a reason why all three reiterations of the Sony RX 100 are selling so well despite their premium price tag

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 15:03 UTC
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