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Running through Paris. Strolling wasn't an option.

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Boid, May 3, 2012.

  1. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    These pics are taken with a bridge camera, the Sony DSCR1. Rated quite highly when it was released, I haven't found too many people using it though. It has a great 24-120 (2.8-4.8) Carl Zeiss lens and a quirky but cool (IMO) articulated LCD panel on the top of the camera, where the hot shoe is generally located. It also has an APSC sensor and shoots RAW.

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 Review: Digital Photography Review


    Immortalized Parisian mafia boss
    KewAF.


    He had a light. From on top of Montmartre
    NIEZc.


    I M Pei's secret underground inverted pyramid at the Louvre
    aHpxv.


    Inside the Pompidou Center. All the services in this building are exposed to create an "inside out" building. Very cool.
    yDtuJ.


    Outside the Pompidou Center. This building was immensely satisfying to shoot.
    iwtTL.


    On the rooftop of the Pompidou Center, the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban had built his temporary site office out of paper tubes. The tubular structure seen to the right.
    jNaZZh.


    School kids checking out an art installation at the Musee National Picasso
    qw1yIh.


    This is as close as I got to robbing the Mona Lisa. Don't visit Paris in May. No, seriously.
    3dWGGh.


    I miss my dog.
    LMoVE.
     
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  2. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Very nice! I don't see you running though! :) Are you going to post some color ones?
     
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  3. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    Oh I was running everywhere. Too much to see and do. Too many things to photograph :smile:

    Here's a full colour picture of an exhibit in the Louvre. Strangely orange Egyptian priest.

    x5khb.
     
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  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    If someone would make that camera today, I would buy it. APS-C sensor with killer glass and that LCD on top is a function I dream about. I like top down framing......
     
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  5. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    It's quite a capable camera! In your hands, that is:smile: I especially liked school kids and Mona Lisa.

    I don't have luck with Paris - been there several times, but cannot seem to make a decent pic even though there's tons of opportunities on every corner. I maybe have two or three half-decent shots from a few hundreds I took:frown:

    Oh, and a title for the first is great:wink:
     
  6. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    I just have much lower standards than you. Thankfully I am a better architect than a photographer (at least I hope so). :biggrin:

    Do post your pictures of Paris, would love to see them.
     
  7. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    Sony launched their Alpha DSLRs just after this camera and must have felt that it would eat into their DSLR sales. A pity, because this camera is a joy to use. Especially at waist level, which is the height at which all movies are shot anyways. It's strange isn't it? Our eyes are at least 5'4" off the ground (mine's about 6') and that is how we naturally see the world, but plonk a movie camera at that height and people look foreshortened.... distorted.
     
  8. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    The school kids and the mona lisa pics are your stand out ones for me too.

    Thanks for sharing Boid.
     
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  9. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Bold - great shots - some good ones
     
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  10. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    I knew nothing about that camera. But y'all got me all curious, and decided to google it. And I gotta say, that's one cool spacey looking camera! Looks ultra modern, even by today's standards!
     
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  11. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I can't believe I'm reading a review of a camera that is that old and thinking about buying one. No, I just can't do it. But it's so cool!
     
  12. Julien

    Julien SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 6, 2012
    Paris, France
    Julien
    What's less cool is that it's 1kg / 2.2 pounds. A D800 body-only is slightly lighter.
     
  13. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    well, it is as a mighty chunk of glass to have that zoom range cover a large sensor. When I go bowling the ball I use is 16 pounds and I'm able to hurl that thing pretty well :wink:
     
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  14. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    +1. I didn't even know Sony had made such a beast, darnit.
     
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  15. Julien

    Julien SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 6, 2012
    Paris, France
    Julien
    Ah well that's a way to see it :biggrin: I'll stay with my Fuji :tongue:
     
  16. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Julien, are you referring to the X100 or do you have a Fuji bridge camera?
     
  17. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Great shots with the old R1. It's one of the stranger looking cameras I've seen; certainly ahead of it's time in terms of the "big sensor, mirrorless" concept.
     
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  18. kathyh

    kathyh SC Top Veteran

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    Jul 13, 2010
    Ottawa, Canada
    Kathy
    Some great shots. I particularly like the the dog with the man in striped trousers.

    The Sony R1 was the first digital camera I owned. The image quality is excellent but for me, the ergonomics didn't work. I still have it shoved away in the back of a closet somewhere. If anybody is really interested they can have it for the cost of shipping (assuming it still works).
     
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  19. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Kathy, you have mail.
     
  20. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    I love happy endings! :smile: