stkn

stkn

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On article Best fixed prime lens cameras of 2019 (386 comments in total)
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ottonis: Quality-wise (IQ) there is nothing that does even remotely come close to the Sony RX1r ii. That's why was a bit upset with DPReview's pick of the F100F in that category.

However, after re-reading their prefacing statement, why they chose it, I had to think twice and it ultimately changed my mind: is the difference in IQ actually worth the 2000 $ price difference between the RX1rii and the Fuji X100F?
After all, I have to agree wih DPReview, that the X100F did indeed strike the best balance between IQ, usability AND price (!) among its peers. I mean, for 2000 Dollars you could easily get an additional high-end DSLR such the NIkon D750, the Pentax K1 or a MILC such as the Sony A7ii along with a fast prime lens AND have the X100F as your second camera or street camera. Thinking it that way, the X100F makes indeed more sense than the RX1r ii, the technical specs of which make me drool...

As usual : practice, understanding the relationship between basic parameters, customization. And last but not least, not being obsessed, as you seem to be, by "effortlesslyness" and "zero autofocus lag" (which just doesn't exist).

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2018 at 13:57 UTC
On article Best fixed prime lens cameras of 2019 (386 comments in total)
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ottonis: Quality-wise (IQ) there is nothing that does even remotely come close to the Sony RX1r ii. That's why was a bit upset with DPReview's pick of the F100F in that category.

However, after re-reading their prefacing statement, why they chose it, I had to think twice and it ultimately changed my mind: is the difference in IQ actually worth the 2000 $ price difference between the RX1rii and the Fuji X100F?
After all, I have to agree wih DPReview, that the X100F did indeed strike the best balance between IQ, usability AND price (!) among its peers. I mean, for 2000 Dollars you could easily get an additional high-end DSLR such the NIkon D750, the Pentax K1 or a MILC such as the Sony A7ii along with a fast prime lens AND have the X100F as your second camera or street camera. Thinking it that way, the X100F makes indeed more sense than the RX1r ii, the technical specs of which make me drool...

I have the RX1R2 since three years. It is true that it is a complex tool and it takes times to get used to it. But once you got it, it's great pleasure and quite efficient too. And finaly, as someone else said, "lost opportunities make the best images".

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2018 at 15:03 UTC
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (591 comments in total)
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Michael Oersigh: Image quality? I hate this kind of sensor, they always look dull, really dull, no sparkle at all, why is that?

Nonsense

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 16:45 UTC
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (591 comments in total)
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EvilTed: @Nowelly

It's useless as a street camera.
I tried one yesterday and the AF is too slow and sluggish and then there's the extreme high resolution that is none too forgiving of bad technique.

The result of my 1 hour test shooting F8 1/500s on the streets yesterday was ZERO sharp or in focus images.

If you favor the camping style of street photography (wait somewhere for someone to walk into your scene), this may be an acceptable camera, but for those of us who shoot one-handed and constantly on the move, it's just not going to cut it.

I use it in "real world" shooting, without any trouble, just like I used to do with my old M5 : two hands and eye in the viewer. Then if you want to use it "one handed" and shoot from the hit it's just not the camera for you (ricoh sure, or your basic Iphone).

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 16:44 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1272 comments in total)
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Juhaz: I'm sitting here holding A6000 with the Samyang 12mm lens mounted on it, it's a combination pretty similar in size to this Q and according to my kitchen scale weights EXACTLY 640g with lens cap & hood, strap and a small quick release plate.

It feels a bit hefty, but pretty good in hand largely because it has a sizable grip, I can't imagine holding a slippery bar of soap weighting that much could be anything but extremely uncomfortable death grip.

Could one of the Leica fanboys trolling this thread extolling the magnificent ergonomics of this device explain to me how exactly is that "ergonomic"? Or how are the left-hand buttons that can't be used while looking through the viewfinder "ergonomic"?

And how do these limitations and misgivings supposedly make this a device for those "who enjoy pure photography"?

I seriously want to understand, do tell. Please.

The argument "Sony is conceived by a committee of computer programmers" is a joke. Do you really think Leica Q is conceived by inspired photographers, hidden in some deep german forests? If so, you don't really understand what these cameras (and their marketing) are about. I understand very well that you love your experience with the camera even if you are a sometimes bit too lyrical ("silk"? really, you sound like a tv advertising). But it's just your experience so don't try so hard to sell it and don't think that those who don't share it are just thick unimaginative techno geeks.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 06:42 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1272 comments in total)
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misspiggy01: the rx1r2 is only 1k less. with the leica having a massive sharpness advantage.

the A7R2 28mm f2 combo is only 0.5k less.

so all in the same price range for me.

if all you want to pay for is m43 and you can´t see the difference or don´t mind it, rejoice! good times for you!

Strange that you didn't see the softness of leica corners compared to the RX1R2? Maybe not "massive" enough for you?

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 16:02 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1272 comments in total)
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misspiggy01: the rx1r2 is only 1k less. with the leica having a massive sharpness advantage.

the A7R2 28mm f2 combo is only 0.5k less.

so all in the same price range for me.

if all you want to pay for is m43 and you can´t see the difference or don´t mind it, rejoice! good times for you!

But you still didn't use your eyes to check what happens to your massive advantage in the corners.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 20:07 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1272 comments in total)
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misspiggy01: the rx1r2 is only 1k less. with the leica having a massive sharpness advantage.

the A7R2 28mm f2 combo is only 0.5k less.

so all in the same price range for me.

if all you want to pay for is m43 and you can´t see the difference or don´t mind it, rejoice! good times for you!

If you care to check the dp review of the RX1R2 you will read that : "Our studio scene isn't designed to test sharpness at 35mm working distances" and the comparison with the Q ( raw images corrected incamera) doesn't say anything about a massive sharpness advantage...

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2016 at 08:40 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1272 comments in total)
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misspiggy01: the rx1r2 is only 1k less. with the leica having a massive sharpness advantage.

the A7R2 28mm f2 combo is only 0.5k less.

so all in the same price range for me.

if all you want to pay for is m43 and you can´t see the difference or don´t mind it, rejoice! good times for you!

I did check the raws at 100% percent. To call the sharpness advantage of the leica "massive" is just a pixel peeper's joke. And as a pixel peeper you aparently missed what is going on in the corners.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 16:50 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1272 comments in total)
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misspiggy01: the rx1r2 is only 1k less. with the leica having a massive sharpness advantage.

the A7R2 28mm f2 combo is only 0.5k less.

so all in the same price range for me.

if all you want to pay for is m43 and you can´t see the difference or don´t mind it, rejoice! good times for you!

Massive sharpness advantage????

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 12:04 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1272 comments in total)
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stkn: Your assomption that the lq Lens is better than the sony's rx1r2 is based on what ?

Why sad??? Could you be more specific about the tests? You are quoting "amateur photographer" I suppose. The tests I read usually conclude that if you prefer 28mm you go Leica, and if the 35mm you go Sony. And since when does optical stabilisation mean a better lens?

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 08:27 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1272 comments in total)

Your assomption that the lq Lens is better than the sony's rx1r2 is based on what ?

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 08:06 UTC as 92nd comment | 5 replies
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1272 comments in total)

You should do your homework. There is no pop-up flash on the RX1R2.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 22:18 UTC as 173rd comment | 1 reply
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (591 comments in total)
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AksCT: Any info/guesstimate as how many RX1RI sony sold?

to abrasivereducer : can't you just accept that people buy it because they think it is the right tool for them to use?

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 10:54 UTC
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (591 comments in total)
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Photography201: At least Fuji X has conversion lenses for the X70 and X100T. With what Sony is charging this should have a lot more to offer.

Even if you can afford $3k for a p&s camera it is very limited being stuck with one FOV. It will get stale and lose 50% what you paid when you go to sell it.

If you are spending this money I would be more certain then even this IS the camera for you or you are making money to offset it then who cares.

Somehow Sony thinks they have a market for it some place.

Point and shoot? You just don't know what you are talking about.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 10:51 UTC
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (591 comments in total)
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alolywu: Why are people complaining about the high costs when the Leica Q is even more expensive?

How many full frame 42 MP / Zeiss fixed lens cameras are out there? It's closest competitor is the A7R II and price wise it's almost the same but the A7R II doesn't have a lens. To get a lens of similar quality, it'll end up being much more expensive. The A7R II is more versatile of course but as a complete designed lens/sensor camera, there's nothing like it out there.

A,nd so what is the reason? Spend more money?

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 10:43 UTC
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (591 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: In my experience, the 35mm focal length does not have the wow factor, regardless of the image quality. People say "WOW!" when they see my 16mm wide images of Switzerland (APS-C), or my 24mm photos of Japan (LX100). When they see my 35mm photos taken with X100s, they say "MEH". This camera may be good for pixel peeping. Won't blow non-camera nerds away.

The "wow factor"??? Who cares about such a silly thing?

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 10:36 UTC
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (591 comments in total)
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Jose Olivares: Excuse my English.
I am not fond of brands, but I've never felt comfortable with the Sony cameras. I had the RX100 and RX100 II. I rented the RX1R and RX1R II. And nothing. I did not like them.
I thought I would feel the same as with the Fuji cameras. At first I did not like them but after trying several of them ended up falling in love with the X100T. Which I use constantly.
I think Sony, like Canon, with its M cameras, are trying to redesign the ergonomics of their bodies. They look like cellular phones. Maybe that work with young photographers, but not with photographers like me.

I lived for years with a M5 and loved it, but I never had the slighest problemn with the rx100III and I don't have any problem now with the RX1RII. Sure it takes some time to get used to it, but then the possibilities and the pleasures are great. To say that it looks like cellular phones is quite strange. But maybe you don't know what a cellular phone looks like. And anyway, I just don't care how my camera looks, I care about the way I can use it.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 10:33 UTC
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