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Old 03-22-2014   #281
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The old mill/ the old miller.
The building is registered since 1446, for the same family. I didnīt ask the millerīs age, he was married in 1955, and in 1959 they finally got electricity of their own making. His daughters renovated the mill in 2011, afaik there are no more children in the familiy line. Iīll explore that, I was invited to come back with my "real" camera. Iīll do this with Tri-X.....




All in all, Iīm not satisfied with the RX100. The display is just horrible in bright light, the menus are far from perfect, and the iq is not as I was hoping for....
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All in all, Iīm not satisfied with the RX100. The display is just horrible in bright light, the menus are far from perfect, and the iq is not as I was hoping for....
A lot of that is subjective, but I have to ask specifically about the display.

Do you have WhiteMagic enabled? The RX100 (any Sony with WhiteMagic for that matter) is by far and away the best bright sun display available, IMHO, of course.
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Everything of my writing is subjective.
I just prefer shooting with optical viewfinders. I bought the RX100 because I wanted something really small.
The RX 100 is my only camera with display view only. I didnīt know one has to enable "Whitemagic". Iīll search it, thanks for the hint!
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MENU -> 1 -> LCD Brightness

Set to: Sunny Weather

I set mine fairly soon after unboxing and never changed it! It makes all the difference in the world!
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Both shots are made in RAW, tripod, same aperture, basic iso, standard import in Lightroom, no tweaking whatsoever, exported as jpegs in maximum quality, pictures show centers in 100%.
I never did a 1:1 comparison before, maybe Iīm just spoilt by the M9, but I always miss the brilliance in the RX100 pics.

What bugs me a lot is that you loose the "custom set" function when you take WB on the "Fn"- button. Or am I just too stupid?
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Both shots are made in RAW, tripod, same aperture, basic iso, standard import in Lightroom, no tweaking whatsoever, exported as jpegs in maximum quality, pictures show centers in 100%.
I never did a 1:1 comparison before, maybe Iīm just spoilt by the M9, but I always miss the brilliance in the RX100 pics.
While it's easy to accept that the M9's IQ will comfortably exceed that of the Sony (M9 sensor = 23.9 x 35.8mm vs. RX100 sensor = 13.2 x 8.8mm... i.e. 7.36x the area), I honestly think that you're not getting the best out of the Sony, if you're not doing, at least, some post-processing on the Raw files. Even if you don't enjoy PP, you could simply set up a custom LR preset that would improve your results from the camera each time.

The RX100 has always impressed me with the quality of its output, and my FF comparator (Canon 5D) certainly doesn't fit in my pocket...!

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What bugs me a lot is that you loose the "custom set" function when you take WB on the "Fn"- button. Or am I just too stupid?
I don't understand your description of this problem - if you would you explain further, I'd be happy to try and help resolve it, if I can.
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Thank you, very nice!

In the WB menu there is a function "custom set", i.e., one can measure WB manually from a grey card or a white sheet. That is the only WB function I use besides Automatic.

When I lay the WB on the quick menu "Fn"- button, the "custom set" function is simply non existent, all I could do manually is adjust via Kelvin scale. So for WB measurement on the gray card I have to dive into the large main menu again. ?

I donīt mind PP at all, I just donīt see a way to drastically improve the results.
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Now, thank you for the kicks! After a couple of days of fighting with the menus of the cam and working out some kind of camera profile in Lightroom, the results are getting better.
.... I still donīt love the camera, but consider it as semi-usable ;-)




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Old 08-18-2014   #291
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Always glad to have the little Sony along for the odd grab shot.

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Old 08-18-2014   #292
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and the occasional portrait...

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Old 08-18-2014   #293
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Love the last one Froyd.. Nice capture

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Old 08-18-2014   #294
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Wonderful shot - great timing, lovely expressions! Thanks for posting.

And the RX100 did its job very well, too...
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Old 10-06-2014   #295
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Old 12-17-2014   #299
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Was messing around with my Dad's rx100.

God there are so many buttons to press! ( i use a Leica ) - But i am very impressed with the image quality.





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A couple from this summer to remember the warm days and remind me that the little Sony is a wonderful travel partner.

Great filtered light in a neat brew bar we stumbled upon in our travels. The Sony sensor did an admirable job capturing the delicate light. These two shots are both OOC JPGs.




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Old 01-16-2015   #301
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Some shots this week using the RX100 - walk around the neighborhood - preset for 42FOV (last zoom setting saved when in MR Mode)..









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Just got an Rx100M3 - impressed with the IQ but I want step zoom in P mode - how do you dedicate control ring function?
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Just got an Rx100M3 - impressed with the IQ but I want step zoom in P mode - how do you dedicate control ring function?
Here's an extract from the RX100 Mk3 manual (section 42):-
Zoom Func. on Ring
Sets the zoom functions when using the control ring to change zoom scales. The settings for [Zoom Func. on Ring] are valid only when auto-focusing.

1. MENU → (Custom Settings) → [Zoom Func. on Ring] → desired setting.

Menu item details
Standard (default setting): Zooms in/out smoothly when you operate the zoom by turning the control ring. Step: Zooms in/out at certain angle steps when you operate the zoom by turning the control ring.

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In the following situations, the zoom function activates as if [Zoom Func. on Ring] is set to [Standard], even if it is set to [Step].

When using the W/T (zoom) lever to change the zoom scale.

When recording movies.

When using zoom functions other than the optical zoom.

When the shooting mode is set to something other than [Intelligent Auto] or [Superior Auto], assign the [Zoom] function to the control ring before using the control ring.
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MK1 RX100, new to me and I really like it. It's replaced my Pentax Espio Mini.
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Old 04-10-2015   #306
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Too bad Sony never supported this little cam after launch, prefering to move on to mk2 and mk3. My original version still churns out great images, but I wish it were made by Fuji and not Sony...

Anyway, enough grumbling! Here are some images from the latest trip.





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Excellent! The RX100 is just remarkable, isn't it? And your sister has a good eye for a photo...
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Excellent! The RX100 is just remarkable, isn't it? And your sister has a good eye for a photo...
It still has its uses, for sure. I could just hand it off to my sister (who like most of the world only shoots with her phone) in "Intelligent Auto" mode, and ask her to just snap off a few, and know that I'd get usable results, even in low light.
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'nuther gig ... my son took these, you can get a better look at the phonograph craziness ...



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More enjoyable photos, SteveM(PA) and Rezinator, from the trusty RX100.

I have recently contemplated upgrading my MkI, but I like it so much that I just don't want to get rid of it. Of course, I accept that this is just a feeble imitation of the real GAS for which RFF is so famous!! (must try harder...)
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Have fun w/ it, Helen..

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Nice to hear, Helen. It always seems to deliver no matter how I use it. A very versatile little camera!
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Six month later, another vacation. The good ol' Sony continues to serve admirably.

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I'm a fan of the rx100 series. I think it makes great images considering its size.

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