Got a few things for the RX1

Discussion in 'Sony RX1 Forum' started by rpavich, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. rpavich

    rpavich SC Veteran

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    Jul 17, 2013
    Well..I decided that this is a camera that I'd like to keep.

    I got a grip for it (because it's smallish feeling to me) and I got a HVL-43AM flash for it so I could bounce and trigger other flashes when necessary. It will (it seems) control the Sony HVL-43AM wirelessly also....so that's a really good feature.

    I took it to work today because Iv'e taken LOTS of images of work friends with my Canon gear of the years and so I knew what the standard was. Well....of course the RX1 held it's own.

    Very very effortless to get shots that are amazing.

    I'll post some when i can.
     
  2. jerk store

    jerk store SC Rookie

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    Aug 6, 2013
    Which grip did you get?

    I have been considering purchasing the Fotodiox one for my RX1R, but does the camera really benefit from a grip that does not utilize extra batteries? Or is it more about adding stability and ergonomics to an already small camera body?

    Thanks.
     
  3. rpavich

    rpavich SC Veteran

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    Jul 17, 2013
    Yep...that's the one I got. I got the package with the square hood, the soft button (crap) and the grip.

    The grip just allows you to get a good...well...grip on the camera one handed...and it's great for that. And it gives it a bit more "size" so it doesn't feel as "dinky" in my hand....It gives something to grab onto and not keep mashing but buttons accidentally.

    The square lens hood is really nice too...bayonet mount.
     
  4. LisaO

    LisaO SC Regular

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    Jul 11, 2010
    That's a good deal on the package. I see the fotodiox hood alone for $69.95. I am just using a generic 49mm hood and a nice grip I found on eBay.
     
  5. flash

    flash SC Veteran

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    May 6, 2011
    Gordon
    any pics of the setup?

    Gordon
     
  6. rpavich

    rpavich SC Veteran

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    Jul 17, 2013
    A cell pic is as good as it gets...sorry.... 20130807_044707.
     
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  7. biglouis

    biglouis SC Veteran

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    Aug 4, 2013
    Looks a nice package.

    One word of caution. I normally work with a softie on the shutter release but I recall seeing a picture of a RX-1 with its shutter release sheared off by someone using a softie. Put me off putting one on the camera.

    It also put me off using a mechanical remote shutter release.

    LouisB
     
  8. rpavich

    rpavich SC Veteran

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    Jul 17, 2013
    I just got a Gordy's strap with shoulder pad too.

    Hopefully it won't keep sliding off of my shoulder
     
  9. Mark

    Mark New to SC

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    Jul 23, 2013
    rpavich, me too. I'm hoping the same... so far feels ok though. Must be my big square manly shoulders, yeah right!
     
  10. jerk store

    jerk store SC Rookie

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    Aug 6, 2013
    Let us know how it is because I am looking for a strap to supplement the factory RX1R strap. One of the straps I am looking at is the Crumpler Industry Disgrace.

    I bought the viewfinder and the Fotodiox camera kit. I heard the lens hood can jiggle a tiny bit. Does yours?
     
  11. rpavich

    rpavich SC Veteran

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    Jul 17, 2013
    I had to put a bit of neoprene underneath the shoulder pad of the Gordy's strap or it would slip a bit....I just cut the shoulder pad of a Optech strap up and double back taped it in place.

    Also, I don't have a problem with the fotodiox hood, no jiggle...it fits fine.

    That crumper looks like more strap than I'm willing to haul around...I wanted "small and sleek" for the RX1... :)
     
  12. R Melanson

    R Melanson SC Rookie

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    Aug 12, 2013
    Toronto, Canada
    This is a camera that's fun to dress up. I started off with a gordy strap, thumbs up grip, bug soft release and Zeiss OVF; then tried the Sony EVF with a RRS grip. This setup basically gives me two different cameras. The OVF setup is for street shooting and the EVF setup is for everything else. Of all these add on's I was surprised to find the bug soft release made the biggest difference. Using a knuckle on the soft release lets me brace in a way that gives better stability (or at least the perception of). I've also found the EVF makes manual focus much more comfortable and enjoyable. So long as you can get physically close enough there's very little this camera can't do.
     
  13. rpavich

    rpavich SC Veteran

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    Jul 17, 2013
    Agreed...that's basically how I work it.

    I just padded my grip up with craft foam, double back foam taped onto the handle, and upholstered with gaffers tape...it doesn't look bad at all and it is MUCH easier to hold being that there is more to grab now.
     
  14. jerk store

    jerk store SC Rookie

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    Aug 6, 2013
    Received the Sony LCD Protective Cover today. It is about 2mm thick, goes on easy and does not fingerprint nor smudge easily.

    Buy one for $15, put it on and forget about it while keeping your camera a little bit more protected from damage.
     
  15. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    I got the Fotodiox grip also, shipped with the camera. I use aki-asahi leather covers on RX100 & Olympus cameras so I ordered one:
    http://aki-asahi.com/store/html/RX1/leather/RX1_LeatherKit.php

    I also added used Olympus 35mm optical viewfinder. It's 4/3 but it is the cheapest option. I'll see how it will work.
     
  16. rpavich

    rpavich SC Veteran

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    Jul 17, 2013
    I'm STILL waiting on the voigtlander 35mm finder! They must be very popular.
     
  17. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    Olympus costed $60 from Keh... Everything else is expensive... I guess I have to cover the gray color with black tape (from a fm post):
    IMG_1567.

    It looks like there is a black Leica X version also, of course 3x times the Oly viewfinder:
    71IWgpr8AsL._SL1500_.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002NX13TE/
     
  18. jerk store

    jerk store SC Rookie

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    Purchased the EVF today. Another few small accessories and my RX1R travel kit will be complete. I can make a list of all the accessories I have purchased so far if anyone would want to see it.
     
  19. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    Mine came today. Grip helps a lot to hold it. It is better then the third party OMD grip that I have. Oly finder is a good match also except the gray color outside. It can be useful with the pen cameras also esp with their fast af. With fixed lens, I find the optical viewfinder useful so far esp hearing the RX1 lens focusing and stopping. I haven't used it outside where I may not hear that. RX1 af speed/sound felt like dp1/2 and ep1 with 20mm lens, but so far it is accurate. The contax g lenses with nex 6 & af adapter is louder and maybe a little slower, but they will compliment RX1 on the longer side w/ 1.5x nex multiplier.
     
  20. R Melanson

    R Melanson SC Rookie

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    Aug 12, 2013
    Toronto, Canada
    RRS.

    I just picked up a RRS tripod head to go with the grip. This is very high quality equipment, I'm very impressed with it. The RRS grip is excellent but I still prefer my thumbs up for size, weight and comfort. Now if only someone could design and market a Sony Multi-Interface shoot-through compatible thumbs-up grip it'd be perfect. Photography is as it always has been, all about compromise.