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Blacked out 'Sony' logo on my RX1 - what does this say about me...or Sony?

Discussion in 'Sony RX1 Forum' started by shanehicks, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. shanehicks

    shanehicks SC Regular

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    Oct 26, 2012
  2. ean10775

    ean10775 SC Regular

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    Feb 25, 2013
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Eric
    What did you black it out with? On a $2,500 camera I would have used gaffer's tape so its removable if I ever wanted to resell. Too bad you can't black out the anodized orange ring though - I'll never understand that decision by Sony.
     
  3. Hausen

    Hausen New to SC

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    Apr 9, 2013
    Auckland, NZ
    David
    I love the orange ring. Funny different tastes:)
     
  4. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    I just blacked out, period. What does that say about me? :sleeping:
     
  5. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

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    Jun 5, 2012
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    Eliot
    *hides the rest of the wine bottles*

    CUT OFF! ;)


    oh also, i love the orange ring
    i put on my gariz crazy bright orange fingerloop too!
     
  6. Xuereb

    Xuereb SC Veteran

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    Nov 5, 2010
    W. Australia
    Most commendable. I think it says you are a craftsman interested only in using an instrument and not a consumer showing off a status symbol. I have had the same wish to cover 'Sigma' on my instrument. Now, if only someone, somewhere, would make and sell a stencil of adhesive backed tape in the exact size and shape of the letters.

    It puts me in mind of another form of expressing a craftsman's pride in one's instrument & which I saw - at Arles in 1984 - to possess a black body (any make) with paint worn down to show the brass beneath.

    As to what it says for Sony? This must be the subject of deep reflection.
     
  7. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

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    Eliot
    I honk you should construct a haiku to better express your feelings on the matter.
     
  8. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    lovely RX1
    sitting in quiet repose
    for stealth, now blacked out
     
  9. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    Ask yourself why you blacked it out & there's your answer :smile:
     
  10. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    It's, like, a haiku or something... :wink:
     
  11. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

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    Eliot
    Lol made my night!
     
  12. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Sounds like you don't want it stolen :D. I just don't get into camera brand shame or elitism.
     
  13. Krugman

    Krugman New to SC

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    Mar 13, 2013
    I am used to professional photographers blacking out the logos on their big DSLR cameras to make them less obvious and intimidating.

    But I was very surprised when I blacked out the two white logos on my little Canon G1X, using electrician's tape, a couple of days ago. The camera was so much less obvious that it seemed to have shrunk, almost disappeared. I prefer the camera this way.

    Krugman
     
  14. R Melanson

    R Melanson SC Rookie

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    Aug 12, 2013
    Toronto, Canada
    I thought I was the only person who does this. Nice to see that there are others who value discretion.
     
  15. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    The shiniest and flashiest part of any camera is its lens. I just cover 'em with gaffers tape so nobody will notice...

    -Ray
     
  16. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    just make sure you don't cover that glass part on the front :wink:
     
  17. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    Why didn't you black out the "RX1" part?
     
  18. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    But that's the shiny flashy part... - I can't have people noticing THAT...

    -Ray
     
  19. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    It says you aren't sharing!
     
  20. raconteur

    raconteur SC Rookie

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    Aug 12, 2013
    S.E. Wisconsin
    I do like the look of the RX 1. It's already so small compared to my other camera that I can't imagine most people giving it any more attention than most point and shoots.
    I may be wrong but don't most of the non-photographing public, or casual photographers, associate the Sony name with consumer goods?

    Like I said, I do like the looks but not as much as the feel! Reminds me of my Ricoh XRP, very much in fact.

    This weekend I was shooting at a concert with my RX 1, put it away and took out my D4. Within two minutes some guy, who worked for the promoter, approached me and asked who I was shooting for.
    With the RX1 I already feel invisible.