July 31st, 2012, 06:44 AM
It does have a Macro mode accessible through the SCN function or automatically in iAuto mode. Interestingly though, you don't need to use it as the camera will focus at macro distances in any of the shooting modes (PASM). As for quality, I think in a number of cases people don't really understand how to shoot macros. The bee, butterfly etc here are all shot at an appropriate f stop. I see a lot of people (elsewhere) trying to shoot macros wide open and then complaining about the results.
Originally Posted by Ghosthunter
Last edited by kevenv; July 31st, 2012 at 06:51 AM.
July 31st, 2012, 09:52 AM
You are right, keven, that macro requires some different considerations like stopping down. The ones I have posted are taken at 28mm, but they require getting very close to the subject. The RX100 does not close focus at the 100mm end.
August 1st, 2012, 12:18 AM
Which neoprene case did you order? I have an Axia case from my S90 but I find it a bit small for the RX100. How snug is your case?
Originally Posted by mobelby
August 1st, 2012, 04:04 AM
A few shots from my first couple days with the camera. Nothing special, but I am still happy with how they turned out for just messing around. All are SOOC jpegs. The first one was shot in Manual mode, the other two in iAuto.
The cat snuck up on me while I was shooting other stuff, so I shot him too (quick switch form Manual to iAuto and it was a breeze to get a good shot). The eyes look great when the image is viewed full-screen too, but kind of hard to see here.
August 2nd, 2012, 02:20 PM
Shots made by my 12 year old daughter.
August 2nd, 2012, 02:30 PM
I think I can give up now...... I've been schooled by a 12 year old.
Originally Posted by retow
addicted to NIK control points
August 2nd, 2012, 02:39 PM
I hear you. But it was even worse for me. I was up there with the M9 and 3 lenses. And now I'm considering selling the M9 and gifting the RX100 to her and trying to find another hobby for myself. Kids know no mercy.
Originally Posted by Luke
Last edited by retow; August 2nd, 2012 at 06:09 PM.
August 2nd, 2012, 03:02 PM
Teach your children well,
Their father's hell did slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams
The one they picked, the one you'll know by.
Don't you ever ask them why, if they told you, you would cry,
So just look at them and sigh and know they love you...
August 3rd, 2012, 07:58 AM
Well, I'd seen too much not to at least give it a try, so I've been playing with one for a couple of days now. And my bottom line is that its better at what I thought it would be good at than I thought... and its not as bad at the stuff I thought it would be bad at than I thought. There are about three firmware fixes that would solve almost all of my issues with it, but no camera is perfect and, for something this size, this one is pretty damn close. The stuff I don't like I've found ways to work around that aren't ideal but aren't that bad either. I figured I'd try one of these and the LX7 and keep whichever one I found myself picking up. But I don't know if I'm gonna get that far with the LX7 this time around. Based on what I've been seeing, the LX7 will be a really fun little camera to shoot with but I don't think the IQ is gonna compare. The Sony is so good in the basic IQ department that I could see a few cameras showing up in another 1-3 years that would seriously make me reconsider my whole approach. Put this sensor and maybe a slightly wider/faster lens in a slightly larger body with an interface I like better and I might not need a LOT of the other gear I have. I'm sure I'd keep something around for the ultra long and ultra-wide, but give me a 24-90 equivalent with a really good lens and this sensor in a body with a few different features and I'd rarely take anything else out of the house. And I think its only a matter of time. Sony looks like they got the jump on everyone with this camera and I don't expect anyone else to match it in this coming set of releases, but give it a year and let that sensor get out there. Oh jeez.
Zone focus setup is more difficult than it needs to be, but its easy to assign a key to toggle between auto and manual focus. So I can auto-focus on my spot, hit the toggle and put it in manual focus, set the aperture, and go shoot. The exposure comp is an extra click away from what would be ideal in this situation, but its doable for street shooting. And I haven't even begun to figure out its capabilities for things like landscapes and portraits and stuff, but I'm very impressed with the basics. And this is before raw support, so I'm just going on jpegs.
Here are a couple from a bike ride yesterday and a couple more from a street fair last night.
These three are all at ISO 3200, which just isn't fair. The pixel level isn't great in the really dark night-time scene, but its workable for web-sharing and not too huge prints. My LX5 was good at 400 and I could use 800 in a pinch. This is good at 3200 and I can use 6400 in a pinch - just sick...
Last edited by Ray Sachs; August 3rd, 2012 at 08:04 AM.
August 3rd, 2012, 08:08 AM
Colors and resolution of the first two look large sensor like. The little Sony is addictive. I wished Ricoh could get this sensor and put it into a GX300 with a fast 24-90mm (Ricoh quality) zoom.
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