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post #3481 of 4238
Foo, I'm not going to buy one. For that kind of money I would be into an A99 or I could get an A900 and an A77. What I'm trying to do is get Sony to sponsor me for one of my pet projects. I basically want them to let me use the camera for a year. If I were to do this project with a film camera I would be using the XK with my 35mm f2.8 shift lens. The RX1 is the digital equivalent.
post #3482 of 4238
Ah, interesting.

Still, if the RX1 had a viewfinder and didn't have a fixed lens, it would be a real market leader. Such a camera from Sony is only a matter of time. Exciting stuff.
post #3483 of 4238
Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Ah, interesting.
Still, if the RX1 had a viewfinder and didn't have a fixed lens, it would be a real market leader. Such a camera from Sony is only a matter of time. Exciting stuff.

They make an optical and an electronic viewfinder attachment for the RX1. The hot shoe is a whole lot more than just a hot shoe. I personally like the full manual mode of operation. f stop, focus and macro switching using rings on the lens. Who'd of thought of such a thing? Sony is showing a bit of their Minolta lineage here.
post #3484 of 4238
There's no reason they can't integrate an OLED viewfinder, like they do in their NEX line. As innovative as the RX1 is, Sony is clearly holding back for the main show.
post #3485 of 4238
Yeah, I'm sure these additions are just a glimpse of what they got planned.
post #3486 of 4238
Well, at least it's obvious that they planned to rip the customers off with the accessories.

"At $599 for the optical viewfinder, $179 for the lens hood and $249 for the thumb grip the mark-up on these items appears to be rather excessive but it remains to be seen whether future RX1 users will prefer the original parts, or steer toward the cheaper far-eastern knock-offs that will no doubt appear on certain online marketplaces. The electronic viewfinder will cost $449.99 - $100 more than the equivalent unit for the NEX series of cameras."

So if you add 1 viewfinder, the lens hood (which is mandatory) and the thumb grip, you're up by at least 880 $ at retail. That's a bit ridiculous in my opinion, I only know that kind of pricing from Leica.

You could ditch the thumb grip but I couldn't imagine getting a camera in that price class and not getting a viewfinder for it, the same for the lens hood (which should have been included in a base price of 2800 $).
post #3487 of 4238
Bottom line: with the RX1, Sony is the only manufacturer other than Leica to offer a mirrorless full-frame option. It's essentially a live prototype and realistic buyers know they're paying a huge premium to step out ahead of the field. Hard to characterize such gadget hounds as being ripped off.
post #3488 of 4238
So I found myself going through the house like a crackhead looking for my cybershot that had a 2.8 (wide) lens so I could shoot something besides my iPhone hahah no luck. :/
post #3489 of 4238
Dude, how did you end up with no digital camera? What were you thinkin'?
post #3490 of 4238
I have to agree with Cranes. Couldn't you have sold a kidney or something instead!? happy.gif
post #3491 of 4238
Hahaha I'm a college student with a family an all my photo gigs were up until mid jan. so I didn't have much choice but I thought I had my cyber shot which is decent under 400 ISO now I guess I've lost it blah !
post #3492 of 4238
First roll of slide film (velvia 50)

post #3493 of 4238
There is something so special about film photography...I like those shots shoreman.
post #3494 of 4238
I love that last shot!
post #3495 of 4238
Nice Shore, I have a roll of that stuff in the fridge. Now I know what to expect from it.
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