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    Sony RX1 - Focus selection in portrait photography

    When shooting a portrait, one should focus on an eye. It seems to me that using flexible spot is the best focus selection because it offers the smallest focusing square. I expect that this will increase chances that focus is correctly on an eye. Because I like this small focusing square I...
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    Sony whats your RX1 software/workflow?

    Can this have anything to do with shading in the RX1? Harry
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    Sony RX1 - Using D Range Optimizer in RAW

    Regrettably nobody seems to be interested in this DRO Range subject? I did some testing in the meantime, which I really should have done in the first place, before opening this thread. From this I get the impression that in RAW there seems to be no impact of applying DRO Auto or DRO LV 1...5...
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    Sony RX1 - Using D Range Optimizer in RAW

    So far I never used the D range Optimizer function because, always shooting in RAW, I thought that this can only be used when in Jpeg. But I noticed in the RX1 (lousy) User Manual that it can be used when shooting in RAW. I wonder how useful this D Range Optimizing is in RAW? Harry
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    Sony Got a few things for the RX1

    I have the Fotodiox Hood on my RX1 which is fine. It doesn't "jiggle" at all. I also use a nice black leather half case from Gariz which in my experience improves the handling of the RX1. Would the Fotodiox grip be a further improvement? I would then have to do away with my Gariz half case...
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    Sony I really don't know what I am doing.....

    Dear Lucille, What a pleasure to see your fantastic photographs. You really know how to compose and shoot! We could learn a lot more if you could show us the exif data of your pictures! Thanks, Harry
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    Sony Easy ransition from Leica M?

    I had a Leica M9 with Summilux lenses 35 and 50mm, for three years and loved using it. However due to an eye problem manual focusing with the range finder became a problem. I had more and more shots that where not sharp. I then considered buying the new Leica 240. One day I handled the RX1...
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    Sony Thumbs Up Grip options

    I would not want my EVF to be removed to enable using a thumb grip. The EVF is in my opinion, essential and far more important than a thumb grip. Also by using the Gariz half case (XS-CHRX1M) I have no problems holding the RX1 stable without a thumb grip because the Gariz extends the overall...
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    Sony RX1 - Clear Image Zoom - results

    RAY: I thought a lot about your above statement about a PP crop in RAW being better than a Clear Image Zoom in Jpeg. First most of the time a RAW will convert to JPEG eventually. My experience is that using the Clear Image Zoom results in far better image quality of the zoomed image, compared...
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    Sony RX1 using DRO and HDR Auto

    Is nobody using the HDR function of the RX1?
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    Sony RX1 using DRO and HDR Auto

    Can somebody guide me to detailed information about using the DRO-Auto and the HDR Auto function in the RX1. Thanks!
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    Sony RX1 - Clear Image Zoom - results

    Hello Rogerc, A definite advantage is that, where a cropping in PP results in a smaller file, the CIZ (max. 3x) keeps the original size (24M). I see a better IQ in CIZ versus a crop of the same size in PP. Moreover it is very easy. I don't quite understand what you mean in your last sentence...
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    Sony RX1 - Clear Image Zoom - results

    Have you tried out the Clear Image Zoom (CIZ) function in RX1 and what are your observations and possible conclusions? Does zooming in CIZ (in Jpeg ExtraFine) bring better results than traditional cropping in RAW? Harry
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    Sony RX1 -In Menu "Image Size" grayed out when in RAW

    In the RX1 'Menu camera' 1 "Image Size" is grayed out when "Quality" is in RAW. "Image size" is not grayed out when "Quality" is in "RAW & Jpeg", or in "Extra Fine", or in "Fine" or in "Standard". I can not remember noticing this before and I don't understand why this happens? Does anybody...
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    Sony RX1- How to use the Clear Image Zoom and the Smart Teleconverter?

    I finally found the way how to use the zoom function in RX1. RX1 - USING THE ZOOM FUNCTION I. Preparations: a) Select Image Size "L:24M" (M and S can be used too but better start with L:24M.) b) Make sure Quality is in "JPEG" c) De-activate the "Smile Shutter function", if necessary d)...
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    Sony RX1- How to use the Clear Image Zoom and the Smart Teleconverter?

    The (poor) RX1 user manual does not explain how to shoot with the: *Clear Image Zoom" (CIZ) and the *Smart Teleconverter (STC). These zooming functions seem to produce very good results without sacrificing image quality. I would like to store two zoom functions in the memory: the...
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    Sony RX1 - exposure lock

    Dear Ray, Thank you very much for your patience and clear advise. My RX1 now functions in the way I want it to do, thanks to your suggestions. Thanks again! Harry
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    Sony RX1 - exposure lock

    Dear Ray, From your response to my question regarding "AEL shutter" in On or Off position I get, most likely wrongly, the idea that I start to irritate you with my questions? You are kind enough to explain to me that when in "AEL shutter in On postion" half pressing the shutter locks the...
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    Sony RX1 - exposure lock

    I conclude from the above that when I first want to select and lock exposure: I point to the desired light source and then press the AEL button. Thereafter I point to the object and half depress shutter button which will focus and lock focus. After that I can then recompose if so required, and...
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    Sony RX1 - exposure lock

    Thank you for trying to help me. But I would like to understand what you mean when you say: "assign it" Thanks! Harry
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    Sony RX1 - exposure lock

    Yes, I know about the function of the AEL knob. But I don't want a Exposure lock and simultaneous an AF Lock! I am just looking for a Exposure Lock whereafter, while this Exposure lock is active, I then want to AF and take the shot.
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    Sony RX1 - exposure lock

    When I shoot in Manual Mode, Metering Mode in Center weighted and in Auto ISO: how can I determine exposure, thereafter lock the selected exposure, focus, take the shot (with the locked exposure) and end up with the exposure unlocked automatically. It is likely that this is not possible in...
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    Sony Exposure and Auto ISO

    I am still having questions about the exposure system of the RX1 , whereby in Auto ISO when changes are being made to exposure, ISO is the most important element in processing such exposure adjustments. With my former Leica M9 I normally would shoot in Aperture Mode and try to determine what...
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    Sony Leica M9-P To RX1

    Photography is first of all a hobby, not an investment. I have sold my Leica M9 and lenses and purchased the RX1 and I enjoy my decision. I am interested in the incredible image quality that the RX1 offers, not in how fast the market value of my RX1 is dropping! Harry
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    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 - first impressions and low light shots

    Ray Sachs, I read your excellent article about the RX1 (here above). There is one sentence I do not understand namely where your are saying: [I]Without a useable exposure comp dial with manual mode and auto-ISO, you could never slightly over or under expose a shot without the auto-ISO...
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    Sony RX1 - Hardly any High light clipping

    When looking in LR 4.4 at a large number of images shot with my RX1 during the last months, I was surprised to see that there was almost no clippings of the highlights in the unprocessed images. Often the most right part of the histogram is still quite a bit away from the right side of the...
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    Sony rx1 lens hood

    I am using a cheap screw on hood from a Hong Kong based company and see no need at all to put the heavy Sony cap on the lens. The hood protects the lens very well against finger prints and cleaning now and then with a soft cloth is sufficient. The Sony Lens cap is too heavy and I would be sorry...
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    Sony RX1 in super low light

    Dylan, Could you please let me know in what way you shot this lowlight image? Thanks, Harry
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    Sony hand grips for the RX1

    I had a look at the RRS grip but then decided to purchase the Gariz half case. This very well made leather case comes with a metal bottom, tripod screw and access to battery and SD Card, and adds approx. 1 inch to the bottom of the RX1 which improves (for me) the handling of the RX1. In addition...
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    Sony RX1 - AEL w/shutter and AEL button

    jloden: Thank you for your explanation. Say I am in a museum and have taken in M-Mode, a shot with Multi Metering but conclude that the results would be better if I determine Exposure using MM Spot. If I now use AEL Button to switch to MM Spot I can't spot meter because Exposure is locked...
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    Sony RX1 - AEL w/shutter and AEL button

    1) When I set AEL w/shutter to ON and then press the shutter halfway both Exposure and AF do lock. If I put AEL w/shutter in OFF-position only AF is locked when half pressing the shutter. This is clear to me. 2) However I have another question regarding the use of the AEL Button. I have the...
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    Sony RX1 - What is the best focus setting?

    Armanius: When I for the first time, just by chance, saw and then handled at my dealer, the RX1 I was amazed to see the almost unbelievable image quality that this very portable, easy to use camera generates. At that point in time I was already for years a Leica M9 user. The M9 is also a very...
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    Sony RX1 - AEL w/shutter and AEL button

    I am happy I discovered this site some weeks ago, because it helped me so far very well finding the answers to questions to which no answers can be found in what Sony calls "User Manuals". I would e.g. like to understand what the function is of the menu item: AEL w/shutter ON/OFF and that...
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    Sony RX1 - Using Auto ISO

    I am undoubtedly kind of old fashioned, so I can't help it that I have some problems with using "Auto ISO" on the RX1. On my Leica M9 most of the time, I had the ISO at 200 and only occasionally I would use a higher ISO. Now in the world of my RX1 I can let my camera decide what ISO is good...
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    Sony RX-1 Best Metering Mode?

    I already answered this but one way or another, my answer got lost, so here again: I did a series of tests, whereby I shot, on tripod, in AF/S, a brick wall in full sun, with all possible combinations of Metering Modes and Focus Area (in total 9). I have to agree with jloden that the best...
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    Sony RX1 - How to use "For Viewfinder" on the EVF?

    RX1 "For Viewfinder" Ray, what I would like to accomplish is to see in the EVF, the screen that goes with "For Viewfinder" as present in the DISP Monitor, which does not show an image but just the large graphic histogram (with all other information). I assume that this should be possible...
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    Sony RX-1 Best Metering Mode?

    From my experience using the RX1 during several weeks I have the impression that under most light conditions, a good metering mode is Center? It certainly will depend on the light conditions, but this is what I feel in general. I also like when precise metering is required the Spot Metering...
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    Sony RX1 - How to use "For Viewfinder" on the EVF?

    In the RX-1 menu the DISP Button (Monitor) shows a.o. the option" For Viewfinder". This gives the impression that you can see this in the EVF, which I would like because of the large histogram that is shown. But I can not see it on the EVF, only on the LCD. Is there a way to use this on...
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    Sony RX1 - What is the best focus setting?

    I am trying to determine what focus set up is the most convenient to use under general shooting circumstances. 1) AF or DMC/ with Multi focus area: Does not show a pre-focus square, so you don't know the focusing point. Brings up focus tracking I don't use. It can show a confusing number...
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    Sony RX1 - Histogram doesn't reflect exposure adjustments

    I just learned that when - Image Live View - is set "off" the histogram doesn't function anymore. I put it on again and problem is solved! It is a pity that Sony combines such a fantastic camera with a lousy poor user manual that is of little use! Harry
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    Sony RX1 - Histogram doesn't reflect exposure adjustments

    Luke, I should have asked about the asymmetry of the aperture blades, which I noticed, in a separate thread. But to explain here further: the center point of the aperture blades when at Fl. 22,0 is outside the center of the lens. When the lens is open Fl. 2.0 part of the blades are still...
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    Sony RX1 - Histogram doesn't reflect exposure adjustments

    Luke, I tried whether de histogram adjusts to exposure changes in PASM-modes and in auto ISO and in manual set ISO. But it doesn't change. Only after taken a shot does the histogram of the image renew itself to reflect adjusted exposure. Also strange in my view that the center point of the...
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    Sony RX1 - Histogram doesn't reflect exposure adjustments

    I just went to my Sony dealer who insists that any adjustment of exposure by whatever means (SS, A, EC), e.g. to expose to the right, will not be visible in the histogram until after having taken the shot. I didn't agree to that because what would be the purpose of showing a histogram in...
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    Sony RX1 - Histogram doesn't reflect exposure adjustments

    Ray, I also considered a possible setting that might cause this histogram problem. But could not identify one. I will go to my Sony dealer and bring the camera back. Simulthaneously Sony can then have a look at the diagram that doesn't seem to be properly centered? Thanks for your help! Harry
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    Sony RX1 - Histogram doesn't reflect exposure adjustments

    Histogram doesn't seem to function I checked all settings in all modes PASM with auto ISO or in a manual ISO value, there is no visible effect on such settings on the histogram as this shows on the LCD. Moving the exposure compensation dial does not show any effect either. Only when I move...
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    Sony RX1 - Histogram doesn't reflect exposure adjustments

    I noticed that when shooting my RX1 (in M-Mode) that neither the larger histogram nor the small one (in the right lower corner of the LCD) really reflects the exposure adjustments I make in preparation of shooting When I like to "expose to the right" and therefore increase exposure, these...
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