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Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by raconteur, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. raconteur

    raconteur SC Rookie

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    Aug 12, 2013
    S.E. Wisconsin
    Hi to all,

    New to the forum and the compact camera world. I mainly shot concerts and motor-sports using a D4.

    My search for a small camera to carry with me at all times escalated to the point where I purchased a RX1. I quickly realized that, although I wanted something smaller, IQ was a main criteria for the new camera.

    Just a few days ago I moved to the RX1 R. The image below is one of the first from the R. The camera is far more versatile than I could have ever imagined. I look forward to learning from those on the forum.
     

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  2. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Lovely. The guy's face in the second shot is so well rendered, especially given the lighting.
     
  3. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Wow - I'm with Steve - that second photo is super especially given the light and, no doubt, the movement going on.

    raconteur - welcome aboard!:th_salute:
     
  4. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Welcome to the forum!
     
  5. raconteur

    raconteur SC Rookie

    24
    Aug 12, 2013
    S.E. Wisconsin
    Thanks for the welcome. Yeah, that second shot blew me away when I saw in on my computer. The RX1 and now the R continue to amaze.

    Concerts can be fun. Spot lights, low lights, color shifts and in this case smoke. I panned with a moto-cross bike this weekend and it's sharp! Crazy stuff.
     
  6. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    I can even see that he's playing a D chord. [/uselessknowledge]
     
  7. raconteur

    raconteur SC Rookie

    24
    Aug 12, 2013
    S.E. Wisconsin
    D chord, not At all useless I love music so I photograph it because I hAve no talent!
     
  8. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    So tell me/us - raconteur, did you try out the not so old RX1 or just go directly to the 1R?

    I've been reading about both and would find it interesting to hear from someone who has used both.
     
  9. raconteur

    raconteur SC Rookie

    24
    Aug 12, 2013
    S.E. Wisconsin
    I did have a RX1 and loved it! I really can't say what prompted me to make the switch. Like I said I wanted a small camera to carry all of the time and the IQ of the RX 1 blew me away. To my eye it produced the highest quality, most pleasing images I have seen from any camera. Sharp, beautiful color, unbelievable dynamic range, gorgeous!

    And I divested myself of the "1" for the "R." I have only used the R for 3 days and so far it equals the "1"

    Could the 1 have taken the profile shot above? Not sure, but the "R" did.
    FYI that shot had NO sharpening in post. I did tweak a few things in LR 5, a slimmed down version of what my D4 requires.

    I would go on but I'm typing on my iPhone.

    Thanks for the welcome.
     
  10. kavu

    kavu New to SC

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    Sep 19, 2013
    Wow...nice pics