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Old 08-18-2013, 12:59 AM   #76
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For my motorbike trips & walking- & city - travel - very satisfied :)
(comming from Nikon D7000 DSLR )

Nikon 1 V2 / 6.7-13 3.5-5.6 / 18.5 1.8 / 30-110 3.8-5.6 / WU-1B / ML-L3 /
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:03 PM   #77
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I am trying out RX100, getting some pretty OK results, but I really prefer APS-C sensor at minimum (have a NEX 5N, wish Sony was making some really nice Oly quality zoom lenses for it). Here's a pic w/ RX100 from tonight's epic ride. Looks good resized, but at 100% detail gets pretty fugly on that tiny sensor.




ETA: coming from D600. Really wish I'd had it today, it was gorgeous.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:44 PM   #78
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I picked up a Pentax K30 that was an affordable dslr and weather resistant for my ride to Alaska this summer. Great camera and less then a comparable Nikon or Canon. Not the best for video, but that's not why I got it.

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I did exactly the same thing. I am on my way home now and I am happy with my K-30 with its 18-135 mm (27 -200 mm equivalent) lens. I got lucky with the weather and did not test its weatherproofness much. I had been carrying a Pansonic FZ-150 on a previous trip and I missed its 600 mm equivalent telephoto capability for some wildlife shots in Denali park, but overall I have been happy with the K-30. I got a neoprene case (http://optechusa.com/pouches/soft-po...-d-series.html) for it and carried in my tank bag. At least the 1st 7,000 miles didn't seem to hurt the camera.
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:30 AM   #79
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I am trying out RX100, getting some pretty OK results, but I really prefer APS-C sensor at minimum (have a NEX 5N, wish Sony was making some really nice Oly quality zoom lenses for it). Here's a pic w/ RX100 from tonight's epic ride. Looks good resized, but at 100% detail gets pretty fugly on that tiny sensor.


ETA: coming from D600. Really wish I'd had it today, it was gorgeous.
Ditto on the glass for the Nex series - I'm currently trying manual Zeiss lenses to satisfy my inner cravings til some good stuff comes available.

I'd say for a tiny pocket camera that RX pic looks pretty epic however
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:39 AM   #80
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Ditto on the glass for the Nex series - I'm currently trying manual Zeiss lenses to satisfy my inner cravings til some good stuff comes available.

I'd say for a tiny pocket camera that RX pic looks pretty epic however
Yeah, I have some nice primes for NEX, but I really hate swapping lenses when I'm out. I think I might look for a Leica R 35-70 f/4 and give that a try... :) Which Zeiss are you using on your NEX?
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:51 AM   #81
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I'm currently using a couple of Contax Zeiss C/Y mounts - 50 1.7 and 135 2.8, as well as various older Nikkor AI lenses. The CZ C/Y are of course vivid and crisp but as you say defeat the purpose of why I bought the NEX.

I've got a bunch of Contax G series primes I've had for years and considered adapters for them since they're so small, and would be easier on the tank bag but don't really want to carry several lenses.

The 18-200 Sony may be the best solution but I've been waiting for a smaller and sharper version - maybe the just released version will be...

Kitteh have you shot video with the 5N? I did a bit a couple months ago in the mountains in west Texas and got some good stuff - another reason I went with the Nex
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:58 AM   #82
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:44 AM   #83
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Ditto on the glass for the Nex series - I'm currently trying manual Zeiss lenses to satisfy my inner cravings til some good stuff comes available.

I'd say for a tiny pocket camera that RX pic looks pretty epic however
Have any of y'all tried the Sony 50MM 1.8 lens? It seems to test out fairly well.

I need to spend some time shooting with my FD 50mm 1.4 lens.
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:53 AM   #84
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I've got a bunch of Contax G series primes I've had for years and considered adapters for them since they're so small, and would be easier on the tank bag but don't really want to carry several lenses.

The 18-200 Sony may be the best solution but I've been waiting for a smaller and sharper version - maybe the just released version will be...

Kitteh have you shot video with the 5N? I did a bit a couple months ago in the mountains in west Texas and got some good stuff - another reason I went with the Nex

Oooh, you've got a bunch of nice glass, then! I have the G90, and it's really nice. Also had G45 for a while. I can't bring myself to buy the 18-200 zoom, either.

I have shot some video with mine, and like it for that. I actually have been kicking around the idea of trying m43 just because there is some higher end glass choices... I've been carrying the 18-55 on my NEX and it's OK, but doesn't hold a candle to primes.

I really don't know which way to go with my kit at this point?

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Have any of y'all tried the Sony 50MM 1.8 lens? It seems to test out fairly well.
Yeah, I have that one. It's a decent lens. Kind of bland in character (if you like lenses with character :)) Here's a sample from a wild weather day in Utah. ETA: it's got good sharpness, color, contrast. Not really knocking it, it's just not a character lens. It does do good B&W work because bokeh is smooth and not funky/distracting.

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Old 08-19-2013, 01:13 PM   #85
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Yeah, I have that one. It's a decent lens. Kind of bland in character (if you like lenses with character :)) Here's a sample from a wild weather day in Utah. ETA: it's got good sharpness, color, contrast. Not really knocking it, it's just not a character lens. It does do good B&W work because bokeh is smooth and not funky/distracting.

I actually like that. I really like to see sharpness in my pics. I think I'll pick one of those lenses up.
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:42 PM   #86
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No thanks to you guys, my budget is completely blown. I started out with a plan of buying a cheap point & shoot to replace my old 7 mp Nikon L14.... something around $150.

Then I discovered the Panasonic Lumix ZS19, which couldn't be had for less than $250, but significantly better photos and a 20x zoom (even though I can't imagine anything I need a 20x zoom for). Eventually, I'd get a DSLR, but at least I'd have a small camera for parties and traveling.

Then I got the brilliant idea to check ADVrider to ask what you guys shot with, and lo and behold, there's a fresh thread on the topic. Now I feel I MUST get the Sony RX100 mk II or forever be dissatisfied with my photos.

LostRider's night shots of his bike in the desert under a starlit sky put me over the edge. Now I see the point of getting a high quality camera: It's not about daylight, but about maintaining that quality in diminishing light. It's about composing an artistic shot that conveys the beauty of what I experienced in nature.

I've looked at the price of the RX100 and asked myself why I'm not getting a DSLR for that amount of money. Then I remember that I can fit the RX100 in my coat pocket or put it in my tank bag without taking up valuable space. I have to have it.
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No thanks to you guys, my budget is completely blown. I started out with a plan of buying a cheap point & shoot to replace my old 7 mp Nikon L14.... something around $150.

Then I discovered the Panasonic Lumix ZS19, which couldn't be had for less than $250, but significantly better photos and a 20x zoom (even though I can't imagine anything I need a 20x zoom for). Eventually, I'd get a DSLR, but at least I'd have a small camera for parties and traveling.

Then I got the brilliant idea to check ADVrider to ask what you guys shot with, and lo and behold, there's a fresh thread on the topic. Now I feel I MUST get the Sony RX100 mk II or forever be dissatisfied with my photos.

LostRider's night shots of his bike in the desert under a starlit sky put me over the edge. Now I see the point of getting a high quality camera: It's not about daylight, but about maintaining that quality in diminishing light. It's about composing an artistic shot that conveys the beauty of what I experienced in nature.

I've looked at the price of the RX100 and asked myself why I'm not getting a DSLR for that amount of money. Then I remember that I can fit the RX100 in my coat pocket or put it in my tank bag without taking up valuable space. I have to have it.
If you want a pocketable DSLR then take a look at the Fuji X100, it has an APS-C sensor that captures three times as much light as a 1" sensor like that in the Sony RX100. They're very cheap right now because the X100s was just released, I bought mine for the same price as an RX100.
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Kitteh - dang you man you live in my favorite area of the US! Got a few shots of that rock meself... In one of my many fantasy lives, I have a place between Ouray and Moab, and ride southern Utah and the four corners region daily

Like you I'm not sure where to go with the Nex either. There is a company out of Hong Kong that has created an autofocus adapter for the G lenses on a Nex body finally, and might try it. Again however I want a non-existent zoom wunderlens I can leave on the body.
I had an early 4/3 GF2 (for size reasons) and the Panasonic lenses, but they were crappy and the GF2 ergos weren't good for me. Rather than take the time to seek better lenses for a body I didn't care for, I just sold it all. I DO think it's a wise choice for lens selection and the GH series bodies have been a draw to me. I will probably get into a 4/3 again at some point.

Haven't tried the dedicated Zeiss primes yet...

Buddy just bought the Fuji X20 and haven't seen enough to make a decision on it yet

Llamaha that's a sweet camera - I just can't live with the single focal length

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OK, so I bought a NEX 5R last week, shot some stuff over the w/e and realized I really need a damn view finder! Well, for less then the price of the OLED VF attachment and a 5R I can get a dang NEX 6 which has a built in OLED VF and flash, and also has a multi-use hotshoe . So I returned the 5R and got a 6.
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OK, so I bought a NEX 5R last week, shot some stuff over the w/e and realized I really need a damn view finder! Well, for less then the price of the OLED VF attachment and a 5R I can get a dang NEX 6 which has a built in OLED VF and flash, and also has a multi-use hotshoe . So I returned the 5R and got a 6.
Lol the same reason I don't have one for the Nex, but I did get one for the LX7.
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