RX100 control ring question

Discussion in 'Sony RX100 Forum' started by rossw, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. rossw

    rossw New to SC

    Jul 16, 2013
    Samford Valley, Queensland Australia
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    Hi everyone

    Have decided to buy an RX100 II as soon as they are released in Australia. I have downloaded the user manual for the RX100 (couldn't find one yet for the mark II version) to make sure I was comfortable with the control options, and it appears that the control ring can be configured to zoom the lens if required. My question is if the control ring is set to zoom, how is the aperture value changed when using aperture priority mode? According to the manual, when in aperture priority mode, by default the control ring changes aperture value. Was unable to find any answer to this in the manual.

  2. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    You can set up the control ring for anything. You can change the aperture with the dials on the back also. I think that is I initially set the dial to zoom also and found it maybe too slow. Then I changed back to aperture. You can play and see.
  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
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    Bill Shinnick
    Like serhan I found the 'zoom' function too tedious and reverted to aperture for the control ring.
  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
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    I prefer the toggle for zoom and use the control ring for either aperture or effects (to which I am still shamefully addicted)
  5. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk SC Top Veteran

    Dec 22, 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    I only use the control ring for manual focus in MF mode. I find it too imprecise for other uses, it's too easy to overshoot your intended target due to the lack of feedback.
  6. rossw

    rossw New to SC

    Jul 16, 2013
    Samford Valley, Queensland Australia
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    Thanks for the feedback. Just thought it may have been handy from time to time to use it for zooming but it sounds like its better left as the aperture ring. Just trying to tie up a few loose ends in my mind before making my final decision:)
  7. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
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    Ross, another option is to set it ISO. In A mode you can then set your aperture with the read dial and effectively use the control ring to manage your shutter speed by adjusting the ISO.
  8. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
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    I use the control ring for exposure compensation, and the wheel on the back for aperture. My camera hasn't left A mode so far.