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    A7/A7r/RX1 Camera test!

    Richard Branson has just invited you to quickly pack some things and join him and a few celebrity friends on his private island estate on Necker Island in the BVI for a weekend of sheer indulgence.

    You see your A7r (or A7) and an RX1r sitting side by side on your credenza.

    Which one do you grab?



    P.S. Your lovely M9, M240 and MM, alas, are in Solms for rangefinder re-alignment. (Sorry.)








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    Re: A7/A7r/RX1 Camera test!

    Peter, Like a virgin.. I will only take my MM. It works fine (just throw in a back pack wherever I go) without alignment problems, Besides chicks will dig the MM (like someone said in another thread). Hey who knows, it could even do well in a space mission!
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    Re: A7/A7r/RX1 Camera test!

    A typical Leica answer:

    Q. Which do you prefer, the Porsche 911 or the BMW M3?

    A. I like the M240.
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    Re: A7/A7r/RX1 Camera test!

    Ok, I'll play along. Since, I can't take my M240 and my dozen M lenses and my A7R seems to be having trouble in the corners with so many second party lenses and the A7R isn't flush with its own... that leaves the my trusty RX1 which produces the best 35mm focal length files available. It is small and will fit in my carry on luggage and chicks dig it, no they really do. The reason is that my RX1 is a statement camera. It says, I don't need a big camera because, I'm not compensating for anything.

    Reality be told, you don't bring a camera to one of Richard's parties... he actually sets RX1 cameras out on the tables for everyone to shoot.
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    Re: A7/A7r/RX1 Camera test!

    What focal length would I need to shoot the earth from the Virgin galactic?
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    Re: A7/A7r/RX1 Camera test!

    For people shot in candid form, for expressive portraiture, quiet and ease of use, all of frame excellence, the tiny RX1 stands alone at the top of that tree. It makes a Leica M look like a noisy piece of pretentious bling.

    If they get boring - celebs after all - walk around and shoot seascapes and shoreline interest.
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