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Who's getting the Sony RX1R II?

Who's getting the Sony RX1R II?

Old Oct 16, 15, 3:31 am
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Who's getting the Sony RX1R II?

Basically an A7II with a fixed 35mm f2 lens in your pocket:

Touchscreen would have been nice - but now I'm getting picky!
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Old Oct 16, 15, 9:24 am
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Pass. The specs are impressive but that's a spendy camera

If I were buying a top dollar fixed lens camera it would be a Leica Q.
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Old Oct 16, 15, 11:43 am
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Whole lotta money and whole lotta other technology to be stuck with a permanent single focal length. And a not-really-wide, not-really-"normal" length that's perfect for, well, not much.
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Old Oct 16, 15, 5:17 pm
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It's a nice camera for someone who wants an excuse to own multiple cameras.
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Old Oct 17, 15, 12:31 am
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$3K for a fixed lens camera? *blink*
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Old Oct 17, 15, 8:19 am
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It would have to turn me into the second coming of Edward Steichen for me to spend that much money on it. My Nikon DSLR (D5000 series) and all my lenses combined didn't cost nearly that much, but they're good enough to make me - not my gear - the limiting factor in my photography.
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Old Oct 22, 15, 6:38 pm
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I recently purchased the Sony RX1 at half price (a demo model).

Quite simply the quality is breathtaking.

I would rather carry this unit as a travel camera than my previous unit, a Samsung NX500 with medium focal length zoom (a very good camera), which has gone into the eager hands of Ms Platy.

It's a personal choice - I love being able to capture a quality shot and gladly forego the versatility of a zoom or interchangeable lens system to get that quality level in a highly portable unit.

Respected that for others a pocket sized Sony RX100 IV (or similar) would be an admirable alternative. There's no way I'm going to travel with multiple lenses, etc...

I don't find the fixed focal lens to be a problem - I accept that I can specialise in certain shots (scenery, portraits, street, etc) and I have no personal interest in an ultra fast focus system and long distance lens for racing cars, far off wildlife, etc...stalking the shot rather than lazily relying on a zoom is fine! Others may have different goals.

The camera instills a sense of magic, a burning desire to grab the unit and go out and take shots, an enthusiasm for photography I haven't felt for years...I wish I could rerun my recent month in Europe just to have that camera on board...

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Old Oct 23, 15, 1:59 am
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With that much leeway to crop, the fixed lens is more flexible that it would seem at first.
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