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    I was going to raise the same question.
    Perhaps it still needed more work or was not yielding the improvements hoped for yet?
    I believe they shelved it because of worries that a camera the size of a Contax T would be considered a "toy" and decided to go with the heavy Zony lens.
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    I loved my original Contax T. It stayed with me for many years and I kept it long after I stopped shooting with it. A truly great pocket-able camera.
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    Had some hands on time with the new camera this week at Photo Plus - no images taken on SD card.

    My main interest was in the EVF and AF speed.

    EVF is very nice. The magnification puts it in-between the size of the original a7 bodies and the .78 of the a7RII and a7SII. I was worried that it was going to be small and squinty like the RX100 - not so. I'll also say that compared to the new EVFs in the Leica SL and the Q, the Sony EVFs are much more true to life in terms of color and contrast. The Leica EVFs, while high resolution and largely magnified have a weird matte look with a warm tint that I do not care for at all. Another example of specs telling a lie I guess.

    AF speed was very quick - maybe not as fast as the Q or SL but certainly a significant improvement and one that is going to satisfy me. I also noticed that like the AF system in the a7RII, it is very surefooted and won't hunt easily. I was able to get the SL and Q to hunt on command, depending on the contrast level of my subject.

    The camera felt the same (physically) and the way the EVF system pops up is very cool. I asked a rep at Sony if the EVF cavity represented an egress point for dust and his answer was "no less than the pop-up flash on the original".

    So happily, nothing I saw swayed me from my decision to upgrade my original RX1 but I'm still looking forward to doing a comparison of the two once the new body arrives in November.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Show Performance View Post
    Had some hands on time with the new camera this week at Photo Plus - no images taken on SD card.

    My main interest was in the EVF and AF speed.

    EVF is very nice. The magnification puts it in-between the size of the original a7 bodies and the .78 of the a7RII and a7SII. I was worried that it was going to be small and squinty like the RX100 - not so. I'll also say that compared to the new EVFs in the Leica SL and the Q, the Sony EVFs are much more true to life in terms of color and contrast. The Leica EVFs, while high resolution and largely magnified have a weird matte look with a warm tint that I do not care for at all. Another example of specs telling a lie I guess.

    AF speed was very quick - maybe not as fast as the Q or SL but certainly a significant improvement and one that is going to satisfy me. I also noticed that like the AF system in the a7RII, it is very surefooted and won't hunt easily. I was able to get the SL and Q to hunt on command, depending on the contrast level of my subject.

    The camera felt the same (physically) and the way the EVF system pops up is very cool. I asked a rep at Sony if the EVF cavity represented an egress point for dust and his answer was "no less than the pop-up flash on the original".

    So happily, nothing I saw swayed me from my decision to upgrade my original RX1 but I'm still looking forward to doing a comparison of the two once the new body arrives in November.
    Thanks, that's exactly what I wanted to know! Looks like this is replacing my old RX1R and Q. I tried but never got used the 28mm FOV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zony user View Post
    Thanks, that's exactly what I wanted to know! Looks like this is replacing my old RX1R and Q. I tried but never got used the 28mm FOV.
    I finally got to try the Q - wonderful camera. I even like the 28mm FOV but I LOVE the 35mm FOV so, there you go. The size difference between the RX1 and the Q is significant as well so this is a no brainer decision for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Show Performance View Post
    I finally got to try the Q - wonderful camera. I even like the 28mm FOV but I LOVE the 35mm FOV so, there you go. The size difference between the RX1 and the Q is significant as well so this is a no brainer decision for me.


    I was on the verge of buying the Q, as I had given up hope that Sony was going to upgrade the Rx1, glad I was being very slow to purchase.


    Though I still would love to testdrive a Q...
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    I was on the verge of buying the Q, as I had given up hope that Sony was going to upgrade the Rx1, glad I was being very slow to purchase.


    Though I still would love to testdrive a Q...
    Exactly what I was going to do.

    In fact, the first time I test drove a Q I walked out disappointed (I so wanted to like-a Leica). What went through my mind was, "if only Sony would update the RX1R".

    As nothing was happening I decided to put my name down for a Q.

    I'm so glad I did not commit. I thought this was one of the better videos showing off the new camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biglouis View Post
    Exactly what I was going to do.

    In fact, the first time I test drove a Q I walked out disappointed (I so wanted to like-a Leica). What went through my mind was, "if only Sony would update the RX1R".

    As nothing was happening I decided to put my name down for a Q.

    I'm so glad I did not commit. I thought this was one of the better videos showing off the new camera.

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    I feel the pull of herd mentality.

    I must keep the IF ONLY fully in mind.

    If only I did not have the gorgeous 35/1.4

    If only I did not have a lovely RX1.

    I look forward to seeing the haunting photos posted here so that I can feel I have no choice.

    Life without choice is so much easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biglouis View Post
    Exactly what I was going to do.

    In fact, the first time I test drove a Q I walked out disappointed (I so wanted to like-a Leica). What went through my mind was, "if only Sony would update the RX1R".

    As nothing was happening I decided to put my name down for a Q.

    I'm so glad I did not commit. I thought this was one of the better videos showing off the new camera.

    LouisB

    I would also love an interchangeable lens equivlent of the RX1RII.

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    I would also love an interchangeable lens equivlent of the RX1RII.
    A7r2 is only slightly bigger than rx1. There are plenty of 35mm choices there. I think Sony gives plenty of choices camera and lens wise. There is nothing to sacrifice when you make one or other choice. It is easy to adjust to your exact preferences. After all we are talking about niche camera here.

    And A7r2+35/1.4 is much smaller combo than Canon 5d*+35/1.4 I used to carry everywhere for years.

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    I would also love an interchangeable lens equivlent of the RX1RII.
    I agree with what you are saying, but I also think being "stuck" with this one, awesome lens is a major benefit.

    1. It forces me to think photographically from a single focal length perspective, helping to clear up artistic vision.

    2. No worries, concerns or agonizing over what lenses to bring.

    3. No worries, concerns or agonizing over what lenses to buy.

    A part of my current thinking is to ditch the A7 system entirely and simplify things. For someone like myself who does landscape, street and family photography, I wonder if I would ever miss the infinite FL lens choices an interchangeable system brings.
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    Which leads me to another question.

    I also love shooting macro. I see the Rx1's have a macro mode. Has anyone used it? If so, how do you like the results?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dandrewk View Post
    I agree with what you are saying, but I also think being "stuck" with this one, awesome lens is a major benefit.

    1. It forces me to think photographically from a single focal length perspective, helping to clear up artistic vision.

    2. No worries, concerns or agonizing over what lenses to bring.

    3. No worries, concerns or agonizing over what lenses to buy.

    A part of my current thinking is to ditch the A7 system entirely and simplify things. For someone like myself who does landscape, street and family photography, I wonder if I would ever miss the infinite FL lens choices an interchangeable system brings.
    Once I stick a lens on my NEX or A7 or MM before going out, all these decisions are made. There are no zoomz in the consideration.

    I have numerous cameras and hundreds of lenses to choose from. Choice is good.

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    It works great. One of the [many] very well executed functions. There is a rotating dial on the lens that allows you to switch between macro and normal mode.

    Quote Originally Posted by dandrewk View Post
    Which leads me to another question.

    I also love shooting macro. I see the Rx1's have a macro mode. Has anyone used it? If so, how do you like the results?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dandrewk View Post
    Which leads me to another question.

    I also love shooting macro. I see the Rx1's have a macro mode. Has anyone used it? If so, how do you like the results?

    It isn't a true 1:1 macro so you will not get the same results as a true macro, but what it does allow is a very close focus, which can then in turn cause a back ground to turn into butter.


    This was shot in macro at f/3.5, the background just melts away, I could have gotten closer but I only wanted to get so close to her, as she wasn't very happy.


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    Thanks. The vast majority of my Macro is handheld, usually because I'm just to damn lazy to haul a tripod to close quarter situations and then have to squeeze and prostrate myself to frame it right. And then pray like crazy that the wind lets up for just a fraction of a second.

    re: The Rx1's Macro dial - is this just a range limiter, or does it slide in/activate a small lens extension for close focus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dandrewk View Post
    Thanks. The vast majority of my Macro is handheld, usually because I'm just to damn lazy to haul a tripod to close quarter situations and then have to squeeze and prostrate myself to frame it right. And then pray like crazy that the wind lets up for just a fraction of a second.

    re: The Rx1's Macro dial - is this just a range limiter, or does it slide in/activate a small lens extension for close focus?

    It is a small lens extension which you can see as you set it.

    You will know if you leave it in this mode as the camera will struggle to focus on normal shots. You simply switch it back, quick and easy.
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    I rarely shoot true macro but for close ups without bending over or crawling I usually use either 40-150/2.8 or 100-300/4.0-5.6 on 4/3 camera. Medium size flower will fill a frame easily from a very reasonable distance away. Macro on 35mm lens will require you to get close and personal with the object.

    Quote Originally Posted by dandrewk View Post
    Thanks. The vast majority of my Macro is handheld, usually because I'm just to damn lazy to haul a tripod to close quarter situations and then have to squeeze and prostrate myself to frame it right. And then pray like crazy that the wind lets up for just a fraction of a second.

    re: The Rx1's Macro dial - is this just a range limiter, or does it slide in/activate a small lens extension for close focus?

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    Perhaps in answer to my own question. There is no need for a add on tele convertor.

    I noticed when i did a web search that the sony has a built in Smart Telecon option. What i could not find out though was if this has set zoom magnifications, or whether you just use the zoom to create the crop you are looking for up to 2.3x?

    Secondly, does this create a zoom box within the main view, or does it actually zoom in on the image?

    Does this zoom mode operate when in the 'macro' setting?

    Lastly, i read that this does not operate in RAW, is this correct?

    With 42mp, and almost 2x zoom would be close to 21mp at 70mm. This would be great, and I hope that it is allowed in RAW if the first versions were not. I suppose one could just shoot it at 35mm in raw and then crop in post, but I always prefer to compose roughly close to the final image size than to make a 2x crop in post.

    I also wish that they had the same paint work as the a7rii, and not the semi-gloss that they are using.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dandrewk View Post
    I agree with what you are saying, but I also think being "stuck" with this one, awesome lens is a major benefit.

    1. It forces me to think photographically from a single focal length perspective, helping to clear up artistic vision.

    2. No worries, concerns or agonizing over what lenses to bring.

    3. No worries, concerns or agonizing over what lenses to buy.

    A part of my current thinking is to ditch the A7 system entirely and simplify things. For someone like myself who does landscape, street and family photography, I wonder if I would ever miss the infinite FL lens choices an interchangeable system brings.
    I agree that being *forced* to use a prime can definitively push you. Too much choice is the enemy of art. I am still mulling it only because I am not mainly a 35mm guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    I would also love an interchangeable lens equivlent of the RX1RII.
    You won't get it. Closes would be the A7RII. You can't make the lens "go inside the body" like the RX1RII precisely because it's a fixed lens. That means you can't have the same size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karlfoto View Post
    Perhaps in answer to my own question. There is no need for a add on tele convertor.

    I noticed when i did a web search that the sony has a built in Smart Telecon option. What i could not find out though was if this has set zoom magnifications, or whether you just use the zoom to create the crop you are looking for up to 2.3x?
    Smart Telecon is a crop, so no digital scaling. I have been watching over this, but on the previous R1's you can't shoot this in RAW mode or even JPEG + RAW- JPEG only. I really wish Sony allowed this option in RAW shooting at least for live-view composition purposes.

    Secondly, does this create a zoom box within the main view, or does it actually zoom in on the image?
    From what I read it does zoom in, but you can only shoot JPEG.

    Does this zoom mode operate when in the 'macro' setting?

    Lastly, i read that this does not operate in RAW, is this correct?

    With 42mp, and almost 2x zoom would be close to 21mp at 70mm.
    Actually, 10 MP at 70mm. This is because a "2x zoom" gets squared due to X & Y dimensions. So it would be like 42 MP divided by (70mm/35mm) to the power of 2. Roughly 10.5 megapixels. You also will lose a little bit of image quality as you lose re-sampling if you were making the image smaller, but some other aspects of the image quality should hold somewhat.

    This would be great, and I hope that it is allowed in RAW if the first versions were not. I suppose one could just shoot it at 35mm in raw and then crop in post, but I always prefer to compose roughly close to the final image size than to make a 2x crop in post.
    I am with you on that one.

    I also wish that they had the same paint work as the a7rii, and not the semi-gloss that they are using.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    I would also love an interchangeable lens equivlent of the RX1RII.
    It's called an A7r II
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamWelland View Post
    It's called an A7r II
    Comes with a pop up EVF and is as compact as the RX1?

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    Comes with a pop up EVF and is as compact as the RX1?
    Well the original A7's were approximately the same size as the RX1. Then people wanted IBIS and a bigger grip. Sony responded with the A7 II series.

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    I know. Now they've an option in Leica's offering. It is grippy.

    Hope, Sony will stick to compactness for a while. The RX1 R II ticks pretty much all the boxes for me.

    Just dreaming about a compact ILC (even an APS-C sensor would for me).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    I know. Now they've an option in Leica's offering. It is grippy.

    Hope, Sony will stick to compactness for a while. The RX1 R II ticks pretty much all the boxes for me.

    Just dreaming about a compact ILC (even an APS-C sensor would for me).
    They will. Sony prides itself in making things small. They always have. That's been their mojo for decades.

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    Too much choice is the enemy of art.
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    I have numerous cameras and hundreds of lenses to choose from. Choice is good.
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    Slightly OT. I was on a long vacation this summer, traveling light, but often in familiar territory. Here's a small poem that sprang from all that.


    Sometimes it's good to have fewer choices:

    Walk or read,

    Friends now or later,

    Time with God...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Irenaeus View Post

    ...Slightly OT. I was on a long vacation this summer, traveling light, but often in familiar territory. Here's a small poem that sprang from all that...
    Building on the above, FWIW: We are booked for a special vacation to Bali for next March. After some contemplation, I have decided to just bring the RX1r and leave the DSLR gear at home (D4 with some very good glass).
    I would never have done that with any of my previous compact cameras (mostly M 4/3), the IQ of the Sony really is that good.
    Of course I will be limited to the 35mm focal length, but I can work around that for probably 90% of the time or more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frits View Post
    Building on the above, FWIW: We are booked for a special vacation to Bali for next March. After some contemplation, I have decided to just bring the RX1r and leave the DSLR gear at home (D4 with some very good glass).
    I would never have done that with any of my previous compact cameras (mostly M 4/3), the IQ of the Sony really is that good.
    Of course I will be limited to the 35mm focal length, but I can work around that for probably 90% of the time or more.
    In early 2013, I sold all my Canon gear and I used the RX1R exclusively for 1.5 years. Then GAS kicked in and all hell broke loose
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Just dreaming about a compact ILC (even an APS-C sensor would for me).
    I'm very pleased with the a6000 coupled with the Sony 20mm pancake ...
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    I had the Batis 25 on my A6000. Nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by bipbip View Post
    I'm very pleased with the a6000 coupled with the Sony 20mm pancake ...
    I have all of Sony' s NEX'. The 6000 is similar to the 6. Tried it a while ago and passed.

    I am looking for a BSI sensored NEX, preferrably with a proper metal chassis and metal mount - if that is not too much to ask for. In the meantime, I am OK with my NEX-5Ns.

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    I started a thread on DPR regarding my "chuck it all and switch to RX1rII" decision:

    http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3917613

    Some very interesting and helpful responses here. Apparently, I'm not the only one who has made or is considering this monumental change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dandrewk View Post
    I started a thread on DPR regarding my "chuck it all and switch to RX1rII" decision:

    http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3917613

    Some very interesting and helpful responses here. Apparently, I'm not the only one who has made or is considering this monumental change.
    I did something similar 2.5 years ago (sold all Canon gear for RX1) and I just wanted to point out a couple of things.

    1. You will probably miss the FE 16-35mm more than your other lenses. You can crop and go longer but you can't go wider. The RX100 III or IV makes a good companion to cover the wide-end and video work. It also doubles as a battery charger
    2. You will get 10.5mp for a 70mm crop, not 21mp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zony user View Post
    I did something similar 2.5 years ago (sold all Canon gear for RX1) and I just wanted to point out a couple of things.

    1. You will probably miss the FE 16-35mm more than your other lenses. You can crop and go longer but you can't go wider. The RX100 III or IV makes a good companion to cover the wide-end and video work. It also doubles as a battery charger
    2. You will get 10.5mp for a 70mm crop, not 21mp.
    I will no doubt miss the wider FOV, but I am good with PTGUI PRO, so there's the pano option when/if needed.

    I suspect, though, I would learn to see everything in 35mm FOV. That's one of the draws for me. Sometimes, going wide isn't the best choice.

    Or, as Ricardo said, "Too much choice is the enemy of art".

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    Ignoring the fact that this is only 24mp from the RX1R, this is why you want the 35/2 (this is raw into C1 Pro and exported unsharpened to tiff then into PS for the frame and LAB color only):

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    It isn't a true 1:1 macro so you will not get the same results as a true macro, but what it does allow is a very close focus, which can then in turn cause a back ground to turn into butter.


    This was shot in macro at f/3.5, the background just melts away, I could have gotten closer but I only wanted to get so close to her, as she wasn't very happy.


    Btw, regardless of camera this is superb!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frits View Post
    Building on the above, FWIW: We are booked for a special vacation to Bali for next March. After some contemplation, I have decided to just bring the RX1r and leave the DSLR gear at home (D4 with some very good glass).
    I would never have done that with any of my previous compact cameras (mostly M 4/3), the IQ of the Sony really is that good.
    Of course I will be limited to the 35mm focal length, but I can work around that for probably 90% of the time or more.
    Consider something waterproof as well.

    You know, in case you accidentally fall into the warm as bath water, liquid azure that passes for ocean there and want a quick snap of a Manta Ray or something.

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    I will no doubt miss the wider FOV, but I am good with PTGUI PRO, so there's the pano option when/if needed.

    I suspect, though, I would learn to see everything in 35mm FOV. That's one of the draws for me. Sometimes, going wide isn't the best choice.

    Or, as Ricardo said, "Too much choice is the enemy of art".
    One quick addendum to what I said on this end- make sure you think you will really like 35mm or you know you do. I bought a Ricoh GR and I find it's the best street life camera I have ever seen, but I am not a wide angle photographer (28mm equiv.).

    It's one of the things that give me pause on the Sony also, but the Sony has enough MP's to crop to 50mm. I would say if you have a chance and have a zoom, set it to 35mm equivalent and see how it feels. If you feel total aversion, I would personally think twice before jumping to the Sony unless you expect to crop often to a focal length you like (and be at a resolution you are ok with).

    Now, if you think you are one of the people that being forced to use 35mm will really learn to see that way and you think you are interested in this focal, then this could be boot camp and the high price should really make you think twice before spending more cash on anything else :-)

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    Btw, regardless of camera this is superb!

    Thank you for the nice compliment. The thing about it, the Rx1 makes these kind of captures easy, and they happen on a regular basis.


    When the Rx1 was 1st released in really came out of left field, we didn't see it coming. And I took a chance on a fixed lens camera for $2700.

    I remember when I 1st starting seeing the output, I was literally astonished, as for me, it had JAW DROPPING IQ and fit in the palm of my hand. This camera changed my photography and
    I believe I am a better shooter now with all my camera bodies, due to the improvements I made with the Rx1 which inspired me to always carry it and always shoot something.

    I've done what the 'internet' said I couldn't do. I've shot 5 Weddings with the RX1 as my MAIN body. I have been hired to cover some local football games using the RX1. I use it in
    tough lowlight situations in spite of the 'internet' telling me it doesn't focus in lowlight or is slow. Many of the local Musicians use my RX1 images for their various needs, cd's, promotional posters.


    Now I am not saying its the best for these situations, but I am saying it isn't the 'one trick pony' that the 'internet' seems to think. This camera is powerful and can be versatile, be here is
    the caveat, you must learn how to use this in full manual.

    In my opinion, if you shoot in auto mode, the camera controls you, if you shoot in full manual, you control the camera, and that my friends is where the magic happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raist3d View Post
    One quick addendum to what I said on this end- make sure you think you will really like 35mm or you know you do. I bought a Ricoh GR and I find it's the best street life camera I have ever seen, but I am not a wide angle photographer (28mm equiv.).

    It's one of the things that give me pause on the Sony also, but the Sony has enough MP's to crop to 50mm. I would say if you have a chance and have a zoom, set it to 35mm equivalent and see how it feels. If you feel total aversion, I would personally think twice before jumping to the Sony unless you expect to crop often to a focal length you like (and be at a resolution you are ok with).

    Now, if you think you are one of the people that being forced to use 35mm will really learn to see that way and you think you are interested in this focal, then this could be boot camp and the high price should really make you think twice before sending more cash on anything else :-)

    - Ricardo
    I plan on sticking with a 35 on my A7rII for the foreseeable future.

    No need for zoom, as I have the FE35/2.8. However, if I use that lens, I'm afraid HepKitty may kill me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dandrewk View Post
    I plan on sticking with a 35 on my A7rII for the foreseeable future.

    No need for zoom, as I have the FE35/2.8. However, if I use that lens, I'm afraid HepKitty may kill me.


    Honey, make magic with that lens....

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    Those of you with an Rx1:

    1. Lens shade. It's frustrating Sony doesn't include this in a $3k+ camera, and their after market version is wayyyy overpriced ($180!??). How many of you are using the shade (either Sony's a far cheaper 3rd party)? Do you find it necessary for flare reduction? Is the front element recessed enough to provide some shading and protection? That's what I use shades for mostly - protection.

    2. Manual focus - is it friction or by wire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dandrewk View Post
    Those of you with an Rx1:

    1. Lens shade. It's frustrating Sony doesn't include this in a $3k+ camera, and their after market version is wayyyy overpriced ($180!??). How many of you are using the shade (either Sony's a far cheaper 3rd party)? Do you find it necessary for flare reduction? Is the front element recessed enough to provide some shading and protection? That's what I use shades for mostly - protection.

    2. Manual focus - is it friction or by wire?
    I've been using the Fotodiox Pro lens shade made for the RX1 on my RX1R. It is light weight metal, rectangular, & vented. Does the job, $70 from Amazon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dandrewk View Post
    Those of you with an Rx1:

    1. Lens shade. It's frustrating Sony doesn't include this in a $3k+ camera, and their after market version is wayyyy overpriced ($180!??). How many of you are using the shade (either Sony's a far cheaper 3rd party)? Do you find it necessary for flare reduction? Is the front element recessed enough to provide some shading and protection? That's what I use shades for mostly - protection.

    2. Manual focus - is it friction or by wire?
    I do not have a RX1.

    1. eBay had a listing for "Gariz" hood ($14 shipped, eg: # 181706713183 - bought in anticipation of my future RX1 R II). Some use a 49 ->37 step down ring as a "hood".

    2. fly-by-wire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scho View Post
    I've been using the Fotodiox Pro lens shade made for the RX1 on my RX1R. It is light weight metal, rectangular, & vented. Does the job, $70 from Amazon.
    I use this too. It also works a charm on the 35/2.8 FE lens too.

    The front element isn't that exposed but this removes any opportunity to damage it.
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    I use a Vello LHP-1, identical to the Sony, matte, $57. Nice piece. It's always on with a BW filter and I never use the lens cap. I like this setup so much that I also have it on my FE55. At 49mm the hood fits a couple others as well.

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    Pre orders for this camera start 11/05. Has it been announced when the camera actually ships? I can't seem to find that info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dandrewk View Post
    Pre orders for this camera start 11/05. Has it been announced when the camera actually ships? I can't seem to find that info.
    Interesting.

    My dealer had the RX1R II in their ordering system two weeks ago and was able to place my order then.
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