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Old 10-26-2015   #41
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Checked this camera out at the Photo Expo this weekend. It is really very nice. Fast AF, pop-up EVF stays in place while resting your eye against it, and quiet.
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Old 10-28-2015   #42
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John, I think it's the right camera for you.
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Old 10-28-2015   #43
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Most likely Jeff.
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Compared to what please?
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Compared to what please?
Compared to the previous RX1(r)... it just seems to work as it should now. I use a Ricoh GR, Sony A7II, and a Nikon DF and though the RX1R II felt right in this regard.
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Old 10-29-2015   #46
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Thanks. This sounds promising.
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Nobody got one?
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Awesome, let us know what you think...
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Old 12-06-2015   #51
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Excited to get it...
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Old 12-10-2015   #52
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Love this camera, the resolution is awesome, sold my RX1R, the MK II is exactly the camera I have been looking for
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Lucky you... still waiting on mine.
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Old 12-23-2015   #54
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Anyone get delivery of one in the last week or two? I know there are rumors of a production / sales halt in Japan and there aren't any available in the US, but... no real story from Sony.
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Thanks, but I want a US model.
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I got the chance to play with it. Lovely files, but horrible barrel distortion. Focus is mostly quick, files are prettier than you'd think, handling is mostly crap, and the evf isn't so useful in practice for me (too small, the camera is a little light to be steady). But it's so well made, and the leaf shutter is so lovely. Still, the distortion really does bother me.
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Lovely files, but horrible barrel distortion.
No quality issues using the lens corrections on the original RX1R. I have not had a chance to play with the II files to confirm this. The lens is the same anyway.
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No quality issues using the lens corrections on the original RX1R. I have not had a chance to play with the II files to confirm this. The lens is the same anyway.
Using uncompressed raw, I don't think lens corrections are baked-in. Maybe there was a setting that I missed.

I don't mean to say that it's not an amazing camera, or that the results aren't beautiful. Just some small things bothered me, like the focus operation. I like to set my focus to the AF/AE button on the back, and I was able to do this by enabling manual-focus mode. But that removed the AF reticule from the center of the frame. No way to de-couple AF from the shutter release in the standard AF-S mode. It's as well made a camera as I've encountered in the digital era, and the files can be downright dreamy.
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I'm so excited to get mine, and keep waiting... but no delivery date in site. I think it is an amazing camera ...
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Using uncompressed raw, I don't think lens corrections are baked-in. Maybe there was a setting that I missed.
The original version does not offer uncompressed RAW. Anyway, you need to allow for the correction in the RAW converter.

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I'm actually not that impressed by the build quality. I have had mine (RX1R) for a bit more than two years, and it has a dent on the manual focus ring that affects the MF smoothness (this was apparently caused by the weight of the M8 on top of it in my shoulder bag!) and recently I noticed a crack on the backside of the camera. I have no idea where that could have come from. The camera has never been dropped or banged heavily against anything, although I have used it a lot.
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The original version does not offer uncompressed RAW. Anyway, you need to allow for the correction in the RAW converter.


I'm actually not that impressed by the build quality. I have had mine (RX1R) for a bit more than two years, and it has a dent on the manual focus ring that affects the MF smoothness (this was apparently caused by the weight of the M8 on top of it in my shoulder bag!) and recently I noticed a crack on the backside of the camera. I have no idea where that could have come from. The camera has never been dropped or banged heavily against anything, although I have used it a lot.
I'm talking about the RX1R mkII not the original RX1/R. The focus ring does have some scratchiness to it/it can be squeezed and frozen in place..
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Yes, of course, but these two are practically the same design in many parts. Much of what is known for the original model holds for the new one.
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I'd love to hear user reviews if anyone can get get one. @jsrockit John, we seem to have similar tastes/requirements. Let us know ASAP!
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@jsrockit John, we seem to have similar tastes/requirements. Let us know ASAP!
Will do David. And we'll have to try to meet up next time you're in town.
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According to the original source at the beginning of this thread:

http://photorumors.com/2015/10/14/so...sor-announced/

The camera features a "Zeizz" lens. Specifically:
  • Zeizz Sonnar T* 35mm f/2 lens
I'm very curious about the Zeiss er, I mean "Zeizz" lens. It must be a Carl Zeiss product with extra pizzazz!
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Yes, of course, but these two are practically the same design in many parts. Much of what is known for the original model holds for the new one.
True, just reiterating that point to highlight the use of uncompressed raw.

One thing that I found funny is that the lovely metal lens cap actually is plastic on the part that grips to the filter threads...probably better that way, but still looks like posing to me.

I've used the 50 Apo-Summicon before, and the aperture dial on the RX1 is way better, and so is the X100's. So you're going to have build issues even with a $7k flagship...(but you somehow won't have build issues with a 50 year old 50mm Summicron DR).
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