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Old 09-22-2012   #81
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is anyone using the rx100 with a neck strap?
i have been using the included wrist strap lately...also used a very short neck strap for a while.

just wondering how folks are carrying it?
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I went and looked at it again yesterday and just can't get into it. Never thought I'd say this, but it is too small (and no, a grip won't help) and fiddly. Obviously a great camera if you can accept its ergonomics.
it certainly takes some getting used to.
i have almost dropped it twice and am thankful i use the strap with it.
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the wrist strap is essential! I wish it was a little bigger to be honest.

here's something from a week ago, very harsh lighting but was able to get most of it back into range with the raw and lr 4.2rc:

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sam, there are all kinds of lanyards in different lengths that fit the rx100...and they easily wrap around the wrist when needed.
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Simply a wonderful travel camera:



London, just off Piccadilly. JPG converted to BW using Lightroom.

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great shot, so crisp!

i'd like some more, please...
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London, just off Piccadilly. JPG converted to BW using Lightroom.

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At least here on my 21-inch monitor, that image looks AMAZING! As good as anything else I've ever seen here on RFF, sharpness-wise and tonality-wise. I've been wondering if I could use this little camera at low ISO for big landscape prints. Your image makes me think its definitely possible.
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great shot, so crisp!

i'd like some more, please...
are you a fan of the yardbirds?
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are you a fan of the yardbirds?
are you on medication?
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For the Sony RX 100, wanted to see how hard I could push the RAW file in Lightroom (4.2) , when the photo was taken in horrible harsh lighting conditions:

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VERY impressive little camera! Thanks for posting this Before/After set.
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Joe and friends,

Many thanks for the comments. I promise to send a link to my London gallery as soon as LR 4.2 is final -- in some of my shots I am sure that RAW processing will bring out some more detail and tones.

As well as becoming my default travel camera, I think the RX100 will find a place in my WDC street shooting. I will be free to put a fixed lens onto one of my bodies, and carry the RX100 for those shots when you really need something wider or longer.

Exciting times. And no, I am not the owner of KEH. My RFF name is just my initials -- but I definitely should be a part-owner given the profits (deserved) made on my trade-ins over the years.

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Joe and friends,

Many thanks for the comments. I promise to send a link to my London gallery as soon as LR 4.2 is final -- in some of my shots I am sure that RAW processing will bring out some more detail and tones.

As well as becoming my default travel camera, I think the RX100 will find a place in my WDC street shooting. I will be free to put a fixed lens onto one of my bodies, and carry the RX100 for those shots when you really need something wider or longer.

Exciting times. And no, I am not the owner of KEH. My RFF name is just my initials -- but I definitely should be a part-owner given the profits (deserved) made on my trade-ins over the years.

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You're still cool , you have your own gallery in london , and i mean i would kill to have some of my pictures at a gallery.
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Get me thinking........

Are you doing any post processing on them? Shooting JPG or RAW?

I can't do everything I want with my GRD III. I miss my GX100 for 75 and frankly would like a lot longer. Part of me is thinking keep the GRD and pick up a Super Zoom rock.

VERY good stuff. I found the GX100 liberating having wide, medium and micro in one pocketable body.

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Details held up well when I check on a 46 inch samsung tv
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Details held up well when I check on a 46 inch samsung tv

This last weekend I was taking some pictures of my wife's family.. All at base iso..

Selected a few to burn to cd to send to her relatives in la.. Before I packaged it up to send, I decided to check to make sure that the cd would work correctly since I do my work on a Mac and they use pc's.

Slapped the cd into a Sony blue ray player... There was a lot of details that I did not notice that was there even when I was looking on my 21 inch iMac

I had some shots from my wife's Panasonic p&s on that cd as well. Blown up that big, did not hold up well at all . Need to c if I can get her to use the Sony rx100.

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is anyone using the rx100 with a neck strap?
i have been using the included wrist strap lately...also used a very short neck strap for a while.

just wondering how folks are carrying it?
Yep, I like having it right there.

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steve, cool...
mine hangs in the same place but on a single lanyard...so i can just grab and shoot or use it in hand as a wrist strap.
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are you guys gonna sell your rx100 for the rx1?
not me...i hope to buy the rx1 and use them as a combo.

based on the rx100 i am assuming (hoping) the rx1 is gonna be great!
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Has the firmware been updated to fix the sluggish front wheel action when setting f stops?
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Has the firmware been updated to fix the sluggish front wheel action when setting f stops?
i never noticed that...i find nothing sluggish about this camera at all.
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That's a nice bit of good news, Joe!

Did your camera ship with an updated firmware already on it? Maybe the issue was solved before your unit shipped, and presumably will be on the one I'll be receiving soon.

Earlier reviews indicated a certain slop or disconnect between the front ring and the graphic of the aperture stops displayed in the back (see here for instance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX_lcBgYmjg, at the 3 minute mark). Hopefully it was an issue only on early samples.

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ooops! This review is from 9/26 and it seems like the unit under consideration still had the sloppy ring problem.

I checked on Sony's site and could not see any new firmware posting so I'm not sure why users are having different experiences with he interface.

From http://www.thephoblographer.com

When twisting the control ring it didn’t matter if you twisted it fast or slow, to me the ring would move through the zoom or whatever setting you have it on at the same speed. For example on various mice the trackball or scroll bar will sense acceleration. In real life usage if you twist from point A to B at a slow pace the change should be slow and specific, where a quick acceleration from A to B would jump much quicker because it would sense your urgency. The camera should allow you to twist fast to get to a desired point and then sense when you slow down to specify your final precise point. I found myself towards the end of the trial period using the wheel on the back of the camera just because it went faster than the control ring as well as it was easier to make compete rotations with it.
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the back wheel is more precise than the ring...i turn things like the ring slowly though and i would not characterize it as sloppy.
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I'm having issues with the "Sony Image Data Suite" and can't process any RX100 RAW images. I can load/view the images on " Sony's Image Data Light Box" but when I try to convert the preview to a RAW image I get "unknown error occurred" . I just noticed that the RX100 files are in a "ARW" format and not a RAW format? It looks like I may be able to convert the ARW format to a TIFF and save the file but I can't do any processing before I save it as a TIFF.

I have the latest downloadable version of the software and I'm running it on the latest Mac OS.

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the back wheel is more precise than the ring...i turn things like the ring slowly though and i would not characterize it as sloppy.
Still trying to figure out what feature to use the front ring for. Thus far I've left it on "standard". I like the feel/dampning of it, but I wish it had detents for use with aperture. In addition, it would be great for manual focusing, but I'm too dependent on a distance scale, which this p&s doesn't have.
Maybe they can put one in the next firmware (if that's even possible).
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I'm having issues with the "Sony Image Data Suite" and can't process any RX100 RAW images. I can load/view the images on " Sony's Image Data Light Box" but when I try to convert the preview to a RAW image I get "unknown error occurred" .

I have the latest downloadable version of the software and I'm running it on the latest Mac OS.

Any thoughts?

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I have never used Sony SW. But since u have a raw file as source shouldn't the output be something like tiff or dng?

If u are a LR user, there is a beta download on adobe site that supports rx100. If u are an aperture user like me out of luck in terms of direct support. But on Mac there is RPP. Use it as your raw to tiff converter. There is a good writeup in the Ricoh gxr forum about it and on the Fuji xp1 forum.

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Thanks for the advice. I will check out the beta LR download.

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FYI

Here is the link to adobe site about the LR 4.2 support

https://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjou...dobe-labs.html

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Well, the After shot is seriously over-processed.
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I have the lens ring switched off, I couldn't find a single thing to set it to that I'd ever use...?
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I'm having issues with the "Sony Image Data Suite" and can't process any RX100 RAW images. I can load/view the images on " Sony's Image Data Light Box" but when I try to convert the preview to a RAW image I get "unknown error occurred" . I just noticed that the RX100 files are in a "ARW" format and not a RAW format? It looks like I may be able to convert the ARW format to a TIFF and save the file but I can't do any processing before I save it as a TIFF.

I have the latest downloadable version of the software and I'm running it on the latest Mac OS.

Any thoughts?

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.ARW is sony's raw format extension, A=Alpha RW=raw, Nikon use .NEF, Canon .CR2 or .CRW, they're all different and proprietary unless .DNG like Leica, Pentax and Ricoh use which is Adobe's "open" format.
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I have the lens ring switched off, I couldn't find a single thing to set it to that I'd ever use...?
i have mine set for shutter speed, for long exposures when I don't need to do anything critically fast or whatever. Oh, and for manual video focus, on a tripod. Artsy

I think the designers were going for a very liquid-y feel, not anything remotely resembling reality. I like it.
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Well, the After shot is seriously over-processed.
I think you missed the point of the post. RedLion wanted to explore how hard he could push the RAW file. I don't think he was necessarily trying to create the most visually pleasing image.
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I have the lens ring set to zoom. If you use the zoom lever, it goes but you don't know where you are. With the ring, you get to see what focal length your at. I like this camera at 35mm so that works great that way.
For setting hyper focal at any FL, you have to set it this way.
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I have the lens ring set to zoom. If you use the zoom lever, it goes but you don't know where you are. With the ring, you get to see what focal length your at. I like this camera at 35mm so that works great that way.
For setting hyper focal at any FL, you have to set it this way.
I'd LIKE to be able to set it to zoom for video, for slower zooms than the lever affords, but it just ends up a jerky mess. It's the one thing I'm not real happy about, along with the slow-to-access memory 1-2-3 recall.
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Very interesting but without a viewfinder neither the RX100, nor the RX1 will do, for me.
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attached a 60 inch lance strap to the rx100 today...i normally would never use a long strap on such a small camera but i was curious to see how it might work...beautifully!

i have used the included short wrist strap, 2 longer wrist straps that also worked ok but the long strap is the most comfortable...though it might look a bit silly with a strap that takes up more space than the camera itself.
and of course, now it does not fit in my pocket any longer...but it still fits fine in my tiny terraclime bag along with the iphone.
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