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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    BTW, I have found this better than the wretched manual:

    DSC-RX1 | Cyber-shot User Guide
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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    Here are two RAW images processed in ACR. The one on the left is simply the image straight out of ACR. The image on the right has the highlight and shadow sliders set to maximum. The splotchiness of the second image is because I shot this through the car window while sitting in traffic and those are the glass reflections.

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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    Quote Originally Posted by Shashin View Post
    BTW, I have found this better than the wretched manual:

    DSC-RX1 | Cyber-shot User Guide
    Thanks, and agreed. The manual is best left in the box - little of use there.

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    f2 and f22. ISO 160. AWB. Some sharpening etc and a slight crop.
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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    Playing with some black and white processing.

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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    And another...

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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    Looks good. Darn it is supposed to rain here all weekend. I was hoping to get outside and shoot some pictures.
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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    Looks like our friend, Ken has his RX1 review up:
    Sony RX1 Review

    Doesn't really like the colors from the RX1 and feels it's a toy!
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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    Funny he mentions color rendition "is only second or third tier". Hadn't noticed this as an issue at all, but looking at his own gallery, Ken clearly likes it dialed up a few notches

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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    Spent a couple of hours in Waikiki along the beach and at a Farmers Market.
    Trying to determine if the RX1 is a good street photography camera.
    Jury is still out, but here are a few photos from today.
    The last two images at 6400 iso.















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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    Nice photos, but I am not particulary happy with the horizon in pic 2.
    This lens has a lot of distortion.

    You can also see it clearly in Shashin's photo's of the gasstation.
    The vertical pole on the left takes a turn to the right at the top.
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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    Good observation Michiel.
    I have noticed this as well.
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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    I quess in a lot of situations it is not noticable or disturbing, street, night and people etc..
    The pic with the boat on the beach looks fine, just don't put the whole horizon in the image..

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    I love the files from this camera... Bang!
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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    Very nice photo Tim. Plus it has a nice straight horizon without distortion. That could be due to lens corrections used in camera or LR, or due to location of the horizon nearer center of the frame is not as susceptible to the distortion.

    My RX1 just came and I am looking forward to giving a go over the weekend. I have really struggled to find a small camera that satisfies my IQ and portability desires. I have high hopes for the RX1.

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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    You can also see it clearly in Shashin's photo's of the gasstation.
    The vertical pole on the left takes a turn to the right at the top.
    Because it happens to be wood and it is actually that shape. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Gowin View Post
    Very nice photo Tim. Plus it has a nice straight horizon without distortion. That could be due to lens corrections used in camera or LR, or due to location of the horizon nearer center of the frame is not as susceptible to the distortion.

    My RX1 just came and I am looking forward to giving a go over the weekend. I have really struggled to find a small camera that satisfies my IQ and portability desires. I have high hopes for the RX1.
    Hi Mark,

    Lens distortion correction was applied in LR4 and a 0.19 angle correction too, using the crop tool. I hope you like your RX1. I must say that RX1 + LR4 + Retina display = Crack for photographers....
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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    Just went into the garden to see what the RX1 was like with NIR. The lens will flare if pointing at the sun, but that is fairly usual I have found with many lenses when shooting in the NIR. The filter is too dark to show an image on the screen and so you have to either use the manual focusing scale or remove the filter to focus. BTW, the tree is actually bent.

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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    A few quick shots from today's walk down by the beach.


    Waiting for the Train

    Don't Fence Me In

    Reluctant Runner

    House of Memories

    Celebrating in San Clemente
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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    Quote Originally Posted by ashwinrao1 View Post
    For any of you whom have used the Fuji X series, what are your impression of file quality? I find that the XE-1/XPro 1 do a great job on many levels, and teh XE-1 in particular shouldn't feel all that different in hand than the RX-1.

    Sensor size nonwithstanding, are images coming from the RX-1 as sharp and microconrastedly good as the XE-1/XP-1, given that the RX-1 has an AA filter while the Fujis do not?
    Ash: Give me a call next week, if you're around, and we can do a mini-comparison shoot with both cams. Especially, now, with ACR for the RX-1.

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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    Here is another quick shot from today.


    The Needed Walk-Check the Dog

    Tim in bright daylight conditions, I too am finding the focus box too large and it is miss focusing as a result. Shooting in my home it is dead on. I may try using face detection next. I know MF would work but I intentionally left the EVF at home today seeing if I could get by with just using the LCD. While this is only one day and I only shot about 30 images today I may ned to conduct a few more tests to see what needs to be done.
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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    Ash, I have a friend that has both the X-E1 and the RX1. While the following are certainly not even close to scientific tests they will give you some idea of how they compare. The X-E1 is very sharp and has very nearly the same amount of detail. It also appears to have pretty good dynamic range.










    These are meant to give you a general idea and not a scientific test. My friend shot the pictures and I processed the RAW files in LR.
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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    Impressive, so far...
    Would like to test one within my next upcoming Angel-Shooting

    Thats because i mostly use 30 - 40 mm focal lenghts
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    Hi everyone, some shots of my RX1.



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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    If you are thinking of buying an RX1, hold off a bit. I think there is some news coming down the line about a problem...

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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    Shashin,

    Can you be more specific since several of us already have them but are within our return period. The only issue I have observed is an issue with focusing in bright conditions at f5.6. I don't know if it applies to other apertures or not or to other conditions. It has only happened to me twice. I didn't catch it until later as I was not chimping after every shot.
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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    There is a cyan/maganta shift from left to right in the images. You can even see it in some (but not all) of the images posted here. I took a simple reference shoot today to confirm it. It is overcast today. There should be no color in the sky. Shot at f/2. I wrote to someone I know in Japan that might give some answers--I was waiting for a reply. This problem has been posted at FM and then I tried my camera. I think this is something you will find in all models. I hate to be the bearer of this news.

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    It seems like they have greater problems than color shifts at the other forums....finance/political!
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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    Can you post up the RAW image. I can't see it on my monitor. I do see some purple fringing but that is easily removed in LR.
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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    I do some some mild color shift in the image Shashin posted above, but I probably wouldn't have noticed it if it wasn't pointed out. That's less color shift than I've had to deal with on some other cameras, and not a deal breaker for me.
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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    Here is a shot from today in similar weather for the sky. I can't see any cyan shift. (By the way I am using pro photo color not SRGB so you may see something else on different browsers)

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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    Well, I had a chance to play with this little gem yesterday, and it's very similar in focusing speed to the E-P2 with the Olympus mZD 17mm f2.8... I've finally decided to give up waiting for the next OM-D and ordered the E-M5 instead

    Finally, I'm following my own advice... apply some lagging edge wisdom and buy a camera when it's been thoroughly tested by real world users

    I do think the RX-2, with high speed focusing and built in evf will be irresistible!

    As it is, I couldn't justify the price and couldn't bear to part with my X100.

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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    John - in your photo above, I actually do see very slight color shift - cyan on the left / purple on the right. It's very slight, but detectable in the sky.

    I would not have seen it, if not looking specifically for it. I don't think it's cause for concern in 99% of images like this.
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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    I just took some shots of my grey walls in my home. The lighting may not be perfectly even but the color shift is definitely present, especially at f2.

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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    I tired it both in LR 4 and C1 7 and the results are the same. With and without lens correction didn't make any difference. This appears to be the same thing I have seen on the M9 in the Leica forum. Seems to happen when a wide angle lens that is close to the sensor is used. Usually starts around 35mm and gets worse with wider lenses.
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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    All this (color shift, AF like the 17/2.8 on EP) are fully within expectation and are not deal breakers.
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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    Quote Originally Posted by barjohn View Post
    Can you post up the RAW image. I can't see it on my monitor. I do see some purple fringing but that is easily removed in LR.
    It is not CA, not fringing. Just look at the cloud color in the branches. There should be no shift as it is about as an evenly illuminated sky as you can have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    All this (color shift, AF like the 17/2.8 on EP) are fully within expectation and are not deal breakers.
    Did you expect a colour shift Vivek? Do you think it's something that could be processed out with a firmware update?

    It's a lovely little camera, and I loved my E-P1 too. .. but it's time to move on I think.

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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    In reading about the phenomenon in the Leica forum all kinds of theories are put forth but none that seem to hold up or make sense. One thing that seems to make matters worse is the diffuse lighting I was shooting the wall in or the overcast sky. Some Leica users applied graduated filters in post to minimize the effect. Perhaps Sony could do the same in firmware processing of the image, sort of like handling vignetting.

    If this were a $1,000 camera I might be willing to live with it but at $3,500 with EVF I would expect Sony to issue a quick firmware fix or I might return it until I see they are serious about addressing issues. I hope they respond quickly.
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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    Brian, Yes. I think the $150 lens hood would help a bit as well. More of a worry is that the little gem has to be treated like a gem. With the lens being so complex, rough handling would bring the 7*rating to easily 1 or 2. Misaligned aspherics are very unpleasant.
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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    Here are some posts on the topic on the Leica forum. On the Leica M9 the shift was toward Red on the left cyan in the middle and red on the right (Italian flag) but I also saw some with red/magenta on the left and cyan on the right.

    Here is a link to the entire thread:M9 and Red Edge Redux--Part II, with 28mm Elmarit? - Leica User Forum

    More:Red Edge Redux, Part III - Leica User Forum

    More:M9 red edge and vignetting tests (lots of lenses) - Leica User Forum
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    Look at this set to see the various effects: Leica M9 "red edge" tests - a set on Flickr
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    Quote Originally Posted by barjohn View Post
    Ash, I have a friend that has both the X-E1 and the RX1. While the following are certainly not even close to scientific tests they will give you some idea of how they compare. The X-E1 is very sharp and has very nearly the same amount of detail. It also appears to have pretty good dynamic range.










    These are meant to give you a general idea and not a scientific test. My friend shot the pictures and I processed the RAW files in LR.
    John, this is incredibly helpful. Thank you so much for posting the comparison!

    I am very happy with the XE-1 (as a second camera system to my Leica setup), despite Fuji's lack of great AF for its cameras in action or low light. When the 28 mm pancake is released, it will provide a similar camera size to the RX1, maybe a tad bigger, at the obvious loss of sensor real estate.

    This comparison confirms my suspicion that output is quite similar, despite sensor size and megapixel difference. Looks like Sony has some items to work out with the RX-1, with it's periphery color shifts, lens distortion, as well as it's AF in low light. I also tend to enjoy Fuji colors a bit more than Sony colors Methinks I'll be a spectator for the moment, primarily as the output to cost differential doesn't match at the moment....
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    I was able to get out for a few minutes yesterday to try out my new RX1. The first short outing was a success and I am encouraged that this camera may be a keeper. Over an inch of rain today precluded any further shooting time.

    With all of this talk about color shift, I am anxious to test my camera further. I have already noticed CA in a couple photos but nothing unexpected considering the conditions.

    B & W because I didn't want to see any color shift - kidding, I just liked it in B & W better

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    Another B & W

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    Now some color

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    CA on right side around bare tree limbs

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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    I have run a few more tests shooting my walls and it seems the lighting is critical as I also shot with the flash.



    Shot at F8



    Another shot at F8



    Shot at f2 with flash



    Shot at F2 with flash and some vignetting correction applied in LR

    The shading at the top is where my ceiling meets the wall and not a sensor deffect.
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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    Sorry Mark, the color shifts are too extreme for my liking in the first two

    Joking aside, beautiful photography!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pophoto View Post
    Sorry Mark, the color shifts are too extreme for my liking in the first two

    Joking aside, beautiful photography!
    Good one. Thank you for the compliment.

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    Re: Fun with the RX-1

    Great shots Mark. I like your B&W shots best - are those OOC jpgs, or did you convert to B&W in post?
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    Hi Mike, the B&W photos were raw files converted in LR4 with SilverEfex2 plugin.

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