I can't believe that Amazon is DISCOUNTING it already.....and it's not even out yet!
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Christ... I'll have to hurry before the discount is over, thanks a lot
And to answer Amin's question if I'm getting it? I dunno, dépends on real world advantages, difficult to justify the spending for a mono purpose Camera.
I had the same dilemna for the Leica X2 and decided to get a sony zeiss 24/1.8 along with a bargain nex5n body. A useful combo on which I can use the nokton lenses also in my prefered shooting position looking down at the viewfinder.
So the rx1 will have to be a hell of a lot better. The nex5n is what prevented me from getting the m9 also apart from the x2, same dynamic and tonal range with easier to handle files. So I'll see when I start seeing real world pictures...
Last edited by KianO; September 12th, 2012 at 08:33 AM.
That $450 for the OVF strikes me as a bit gauche. But I guess if you get the whole she-bang, it only accounts for around %10 of the cost for the whole enchilada.
Doesn't seem like much to hold onto either.....I wonder how well it bounces? Richard Franiec should charge a premium when he makes his inevitable grip for this. I'd also love to see this little thing in one of Luigi's beautiful half cases. I think a nice cowhide that looks like an old catcher's mitt would really soften the modern black digital toy feel.
Armando should get this and bring his mug back around here.
It's right in line with the pricing of other optical viewfinders from Zeiss, but I agree that it seems like a lot. It's also quite large and protuberant. Fortunately the camera uses a standard hot shoe, so many alternative OVFs can be used.
Well, have fun, ya'll. I will not pay 3k for a camera that doesn't allow me to swap in a longer lens.
It's obviously not for everyone. And it's beyond my reach (unless I decide to do that bank job today), but that fact that it's a single focal length doesn't bother me a single bit. The X100 showed me how using a single focal length can actually help one "see" better photographically. (That's not to say I actually started getting better photos, but I was "seeing" better.)
I still think that my photography will eventually lead me back to a single focal length.