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Sony RX1/ RX1R - Cropped IQ

Discussion in 'Sony RX1 Forum' started by adam, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. adam

    adam SC Regular

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    Jan 24, 2013
    Birmingham UK
    Adam
    Hello All,

    I am going to buy an RX1 / RX1R very soon but first a question - Hope you can help.

    I have just watched a Steve Huff Photo video - He advises that the RX1/RX1R can produce a 35mm // 50mm plus 70mm still image.

    We all know that the 35mm images are brilliant , sharp , contrasty etc etc. It's been discussed on many occasions.

    I understand that the 50mm // 70mm image is produced, in effect by in camera cropping.

    Steve Huff advises that the 50mm image quality would be on a par with that produced by an APS sized sensor and that the 70mm image quality would be just below that.

    What are your real life experiences using the 50mm // 70mm crop and is the IQ , as described by Steve Huff which is very good ?

    Do you have any such images that you wish to share on the forum

    Thanks ever so much........Adam.
     
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I didn't do any fancy maths to figure out what focal lengths these might be, but one can assume that a crop of one of the world's sharpest lenses on one of the best full frame sensors should equal (or outperform) a typical lens on an APSC sensor. These are just quick and dirty edits of a random pet photo.....not scientific by any means.

    16227497258_5f7a59afd1_h. Charlie and Kiki (sleeping in the sun) by Luke Lavin, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Charlie and Kiki (sleeping in the sun) by Luke Lavin, on Flickr

    16970734779_91b9a4b253_h. Charlie and Kiki (sleeping in the sun) by Luke Lavin, on Flickr
     
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
  4. rbelyell

    rbelyell SC Top Veteran

    819
    May 14, 2013
    NY Mtns
    i'm a simple guy, so i'll give a simple answer. i was always a jpeg shooter before i bought the rx1. canon, fuji, oly, ricoh i never saw the need for RAW. not so with the sony. i personally find a huge disparity, and so i only shoot RAW with the rx1.

    having said that, the RAW images are so good, the resolution so exacting, i honestly feel i have at least a 35-70 zoom, and really, even more than that. my advice is forget the jpeg gimmicks, shoot RAW, and crop your heart out in post.
     
  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I'm sorry I didn't read the original post correctly. My examples above were cropped in post. I have never understood the point of cropping "in camera".
     
  6. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    I'm with Luke on this one. Why throw away data when pressing the shutter? Might as well accomplish the same in post. Don't see the point in cropping in-camera.