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Who has an M9/35cron and an RX1?

Discussion in 'Leica M Forum' started by BruPri, May 23, 2013.

  1. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

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    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard
    I've been shooting the two side by side, hoping one would win out. So far, for me, the RX1 betters the Leica only in autofocus, macro work and price. I read rumblings everywhere of people criticizing the M9 sensor as being long in the tooth and outdated, well damned if it doesn't better the Sony on most shots, I can't find fault, it seems to render exactly as my eye sees things. The Sony on the other hand, is clinically good and a resolution demon, but to my eye, lacks character and depth, clouds appear more 3D with the M9 as opposed to the RX1 sort of flattening everything out.
    I would like to know what others have found.
     
  2. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
  3. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

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    May 11, 2011
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    Bruce J. Pritchard
    Thanks Serhan! Actually would like to hear from forum members on their experiences, perhaps there are none...
     
  4. madmaxmedia

    madmaxmedia SC Veteran

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    Nov 10, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Send them over to me, I will give them a whirl and let you know how it goes- ;)
     
  5. retow

    retow SC All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    One taken about 4 weeks ago with M9&35Cron asph, the other a few days ago with the RX1. Both converted to B&W with Silver Effex Pro. I don`t remember which one I shot with the red dot combo. This is not meant as a comparison by any means. Just to have a little fun :biggrin:.



     
  6. retow

    retow SC All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    And this one was taken with...., if I could only remember.....:sorry:

     
  7. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

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    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard
    I have chosen, and it is the RX1. Just need to figure out how to get that CCD/M9 look with the Sony, someone mentioned upping the contrast and lowering the saturation to achieve. We'll see...
     
  8. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

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    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    and turn off vignette correction, voila.. you have a leica.

    at least those 3 things is what i did on steve huffs comparison shots to make the rx1 look like the leica file
     
  9. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

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    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard
    I shoot RAW, is vignette correction global or just in JPGs ?
     
  10. Zanydave

    Zanydave New to SC

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    May 20, 2013
    I have recently sold my M9-P for the RX1. In Lightroom I increase the contrast +10 Saturation +19 & post-crop vignetting -20
    I find this gives me that CCD/M9 look. All subjective but it works for me.
     
  11. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

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    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard
    One more in addition to the above... In LR, under HSL / Color / BW - Select Color, click on the Yellow square and slide the saturation to -45
    Depends on the subject, I was in the rain shooting my Flowering Dogwood and the Sony colors seem have too much yellow, making grass and trees unnatural looking.
     
  12. Alexandros Demetriades

    Alexandros Demetriades SC Rookie

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    Sep 7, 2013
    I am a professional documentary photographer. I just sold my M9 with the plan to upgrade to the M 240. Despite feeling a little 'cheated' to cough up so much money for another half baked product from Leica I felt that it was time to upgrade. I am however thinking of switching to the RX 1 my only real concern is how fast/slow the manual focus is etc Any help from people that have both or have tried both much appreciated....I could live with most of the RX1s quirks but I need a fast manual focus....thx