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BrexitDefCom3: The orange ring is going to be the focus of attention in the street- like a HiViz jacket it says Look at me! but the VF has its limits in what the user can see.
These viewfinders have real consequences because you see a far-less detailed miniaturized version of what is in front of you. They aid your ability to compose in terms of blocks of tone and colour, while removing your eyes' abilities to make out exactly what the tones and colours are made up of, so you produce a different image to what you would with a Nikon D800, for example.
A FF DSLR gives you ALL of it very clearly presented, but its inherent limitations are the black tunnel borders of a frame beyond which you cannot see unless you can zoom out .
A number of great pics were made by H C-B with a similar VF Leica Ricoh copy in the inter-war years, but a century later, maybe its taking Retro Hipster mode a little too seriously in imagining you can repeat same? Using a screen, why not a phone?

thankfully this forum is about cameras and photography. and not about you

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2020 at 03:08 UTC
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BrexitDefCom3: The orange ring is going to be the focus of attention in the street- like a HiViz jacket it says Look at me! but the VF has its limits in what the user can see.
These viewfinders have real consequences because you see a far-less detailed miniaturized version of what is in front of you. They aid your ability to compose in terms of blocks of tone and colour, while removing your eyes' abilities to make out exactly what the tones and colours are made up of, so you produce a different image to what you would with a Nikon D800, for example.
A FF DSLR gives you ALL of it very clearly presented, but its inherent limitations are the black tunnel borders of a frame beyond which you cannot see unless you can zoom out .
A number of great pics were made by H C-B with a similar VF Leica Ricoh copy in the inter-war years, but a century later, maybe its taking Retro Hipster mode a little too seriously in imagining you can repeat same? Using a screen, why not a phone?

not sure what streets you shoot, but not all of them tolerate a DSLR with a zoom lens

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2020 at 16:12 UTC
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Tom Caldwell: With the GRD Ricoh made “the compact camera that Leica should have made”. The ultimate carry everywhere camera that was possibly the only high quality camera of its type and continued to be so when compact cameras failed as they were built down to the price that the wider market would pay - only to be killed off by the “free” mobile phone.

The GR was an attempt to get into a real world size sensor but increased girth and lost features along the way. Nevertheless the GR series is well built and very capable even if it is no longer as sweet and slinky as the GRD was. But how many GR 28mm FF fov eq cameras does a person need?

The GRIII is an excellent camera and a “special edition” is a well known Ricoh ploy to lift flagging sales of a model that has fully penetrated its niche market and now tries to sell to fashionistas instead of its core rusted in enthusiasts who would buy the “original” for its known very capable “invisibility” rather than shouting that it is there.

the GRIII is now the same size as the original size of the GRD

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2020 at 14:02 UTC
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BrexitDefCom3: The orange ring is going to be the focus of attention in the street- like a HiViz jacket it says Look at me! but the VF has its limits in what the user can see.
These viewfinders have real consequences because you see a far-less detailed miniaturized version of what is in front of you. They aid your ability to compose in terms of blocks of tone and colour, while removing your eyes' abilities to make out exactly what the tones and colours are made up of, so you produce a different image to what you would with a Nikon D800, for example.
A FF DSLR gives you ALL of it very clearly presented, but its inherent limitations are the black tunnel borders of a frame beyond which you cannot see unless you can zoom out .
A number of great pics were made by H C-B with a similar VF Leica Ricoh copy in the inter-war years, but a century later, maybe its taking Retro Hipster mode a little too seriously in imagining you can repeat same? Using a screen, why not a phone?

phones are ubiquitous but they're also directly tied to the internet. people react negatively to phones being pointed at them because they feel they're being recorded and easily published. even the way you hold a phone is very recognizable

in my experience, people feel much less threatened by what looks like an old Elph Powershot...if they even see you at all

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2020 at 13:54 UTC

ok you've convinced us. now please do a feature on how likely a Sony RX1RIII is

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2020 at 15:09 UTC as 145th comment | 2 replies
On article Which Sony RX100 is right for you? (860 comments in total)
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ChristianC1975: hard to believe this article is not somehow paid for, bit cannot find that anywhere... Quite sad.
On the other hand, the VA version of this cam is still clearly the best one by far.

and you’ve run out of material. recycling what you think are insults and self affirmations while illustrating your inexperience outside of the safe studio again. your favorite RX100 street photographer not having a viewfinder or tiltscreen either

you’d miss so many shots on the street bringing up the camera to your eye, zooming around...but you wouldn’t know that, and the people who dm’d you likely weren’t street shooters either. they probably wanted a camera for weekends with their pets and families. nothing wrong with that, I’d recommend another camera for them too, maybe a nice canon compact with an actual grip that still fits in their pocket.

keep holding up your toy camera in a box old-timer, squinting hard into that viewfinder. maybe someday somebody else will notice you unironically

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2019 at 17:00 UTC
On article Which Sony RX100 is right for you? (860 comments in total)
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ChristianC1975: hard to believe this article is not somehow paid for, bit cannot find that anywhere... Quite sad.
On the other hand, the VA version of this cam is still clearly the best one by far.

having two dials and a grip on a compact camera isn’t subjective. you really want to compare how the industry considers the GR’s ergonomics over the RX100s?

every single post you make further disqualifies you to make any conclusions for others about compact cameras (D5?), empirical image quality, handling, much less street shooting, so much of which is shot from the hip (yes without a tiltscreen). yet again, wrong person, wrong camera.

thankfully everyone can rely on the fact that dpreview knows way more about cameras than you ever will. no matter how many dozens of forum posts and ‘hollywood’ backyard videos you make

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2019 at 11:10 UTC
On article Which Sony RX100 is right for you? (860 comments in total)
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ChristianC1975: hard to believe this article is not somehow paid for, bit cannot find that anywhere... Quite sad.
On the other hand, the VA version of this cam is still clearly the best one by far.

typical. you keep claiming you know what people want but won’t acknowledge how many people, including the people at this site you keep quoting, absolutely bemoan the ergonomics of the RX100s year after year after year...

and now you’re claiming you don’t have an issue with the ergonomics when by your own admission need a monstrous grip for the RX100 that changes it’s form factor completely (??). will that be in your video?

dpreview agrees that ergonomics and image quality are more important to a camera than features and capabilities, so every time you invoke that quote, which is you accepting them as an authority, also means accepting the fact they chose the GRIII over the RX100VII, which you’ve finally done. congrats, that’s just how quotes from the same source work

thankfully twice as many visitors at dpreview still own or want a GRIII than an RX100VII so your bizarrely obsessive propaganda effort has all gone to waste

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2019 at 09:16 UTC
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ChristianC1975: hard to believe this article is not somehow paid for, bit cannot find that anywhere... Quite sad.
On the other hand, the VA version of this cam is still clearly the best one by far.

how has sony “refined” the *much* decried ergonomics of the RX100 since the original in 2012? they’ve only added more features while the grip, controls and shooting experience remain abysmal after *seven* generations, even against constant criticism. not everybody shoots with a viewfinder, but everyone does have to hold the camera. listening to their customers? lol. you must be thinking of the A7 series

the same people you obsessively compulsively quote acknowledge that the most features of any compact camera “ever made” doesn’t make the best “ pure photography tool”, as it calls the compact of the year GRIII, and that’s why they place the RX100VII as its runner-up

you know more about image quality than dpreview? ok, looking forward to the resolution tests (lp/mm, nyquist) DR in post and ISO invariance. you said factual, so no subjective image quality comparisons

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2019 at 04:03 UTC
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ChristianC1975: hard to believe this article is not somehow paid for, bit cannot find that anywhere... Quite sad.
On the other hand, the VA version of this cam is still clearly the best one by far.

RX100VII*

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2019 at 03:52 UTC
On article Which Sony RX100 is right for you? (860 comments in total)
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ChristianC1975: hard to believe this article is not somehow paid for, bit cannot find that anywhere... Quite sad.
On the other hand, the VA version of this cam is still clearly the best one by far.

dpr did nail it. it’s the GR’s refined control set-up and ergonomics that allow for blind one-handed shooting. one more reason it beat out the RX100VI as their compact camera of the year

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2019 at 03:15 UTC
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ChristianC1975: hard to believe this article is not somehow paid for, bit cannot find that anywhere... Quite sad.
On the other hand, the VA version of this cam is still clearly the best one by far.

...all that and still can’t set his camera to changing conditions one-handed on the fly without looking. yep not qualified to speak on street shooting, back to the memoirs

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2019 at 00:40 UTC
On article Which Sony RX100 is right for you? (860 comments in total)
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ChristianC1975: hard to believe this article is not somehow paid for, bit cannot find that anywhere... Quite sad.
On the other hand, the VA version of this cam is still clearly the best one by far.

ha if you count snapping inanimate objects in carefully controlled conditions ‘the craft’. lol. I used to call that the grunt work

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2019 at 23:03 UTC
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ChristianC1975: hard to believe this article is not somehow paid for, bit cannot find that anywhere... Quite sad.
On the other hand, the VA version of this cam is still clearly the best one by far.

by your own admission, the (monstrous) grip you need no longer makes your RX100 a compact, proving you have the *wrong* camera

your oft-cited RX100 street photographer also didn’t have a viewfinder or a tilt screen (mk1), however did he do. you obviously have no experience working with prime lenses on the street, else you’d realize what you keep thinking is an insult is further proof of how little you know. some of the most iconic photos of all time are cropped (yes, including HCB)

as if we needed further proof you don’t get it, twice the number of people own or want a GRIII then the RX100VII on this site, even though they’re sold at every local mall best-buy. despite your strangely juvenile campaign against Ricoh on this site, it’s not working

it’s ok boomer nobody cares about your outdated irrelevant opinion. soon to be deleted like so many of your forgotten threads

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2019 at 21:41 UTC
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ChristianC1975: hard to believe this article is not somehow paid for, bit cannot find that anywhere... Quite sad.
On the other hand, the VA version of this cam is still clearly the best one by far.

it’s clear you confuse ‘design’ with back-of-the box numbers and specs. proof being you don’t consider the RX100VII anything short of an ergonomic nightmare

dpreview understands this all too well. maybe this site isn’t for you either. sorry

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2019 at 15:59 UTC
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ChristianC1975: hard to believe this article is not somehow paid for, bit cannot find that anywhere... Quite sad.
On the other hand, the VA version of this cam is still clearly the best one by far.

and it’s not just good ’enough‘ for me, but for dpreview. specifically, over the bloated and complicated RX100VII

absolutely no surprise the best street work I’ve seen from an RX100 was with the smallest first model, with no viewfinder, or absurd zoom lens (which came out before the original APS-C GR). I loved my original RX100, and got a II when it was stolen overseas. the II had gotten fatter though, and I regret not buying the GRII instead

didn’t make that mistake again, as I barely recognize the family/vlogger-cam RX100 series now. yet unlike you, I’m able to see beyond myself and can still recognize it’s appeal

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2019 at 13:58 UTC
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ChristianC1975: hard to believe this article is not somehow paid for, bit cannot find that anywhere... Quite sad.
On the other hand, the VA version of this cam is still clearly the best one by far.

being small is precisely what makes it good. it’s the reason it exists, and the reason the line has been successful over 25+ years (and going)

you always compare compacts to DSLRs or ILCs as if they even have remotely similar use cases. who carries an SLR, or even a small mirrorless camera on a strap or in a bag with them everyday, always, wherever they go?

there are so many places and situations around the world where you can’t have, much less point a “serious” camera or obnoxiously intrusive zoom lens around.

you can’t see beyond your very myopic and personal use case of weekend hiking and sailing which is absolutely not what a GR is for, yet you’ve dedicated countless computer hours disparaging it against that totally incongruent backdrop

get off your safe trail/boat and go visit some international cities or parts of your local ones that you’ve never visited before. what’s small is your world

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2019 at 13:09 UTC
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ChristianC1975: hard to believe this article is not somehow paid for, bit cannot find that anywhere... Quite sad.
On the other hand, the VA version of this cam is still clearly the best one by far.

never heard anybody claim the GR was particularly well rounded or versatile, just imminently good at what it’s designed for

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2019 at 01:12 UTC
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Clint Dunn: My answer to this question was 'none of the above'. A year ago I sold my RX100iii because I found my Mate 20Pro cell phone was 'good enough' and it's always in my pocket. The RX100 cameras although small still don't fit in your pocket unless you're wearing a jacket. So...if I am going to actually take a camera with me then it is my full size rig which is far better quality then any of the RX100 cameras.

absolutely right. totally a question of individual needs

I took both my RX100 & RX100II to several different continents and they served me well, I just wanted even better image quality and handling in a smaller package and was willing to lose the zoom for it, so went with a big sensor compact

understandably many people wouldn't want to lose zoom and care a great deal about video (and keeping up with pets and the kids). thankfully we're blessed with choices, including ever-improving smartphones

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2019 at 22:26 UTC
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ChristianC1975: hard to believe this article is not somehow paid for, bit cannot find that anywhere... Quite sad.
On the other hand, the VA version of this cam is still clearly the best one by far.

and yet...dpreview agrees it takes higher quality images ‘the best of the RX100 series’ can’t take, and is a joy to handle and carry with much better controls...

imagine that. to each their own, thank god we have choices

what’s not in dispute is who the banned and often deleted fanatic here is

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2019 at 16:59 UTC
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