Running through Paris. Strolling wasn't an option.

Boid

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Dec 15, 2011
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Bangalore, India
Rajiv
These pics are taken with a bridge camera, the Sony DSCR1. Rated quite highly when it was released, I haven't found too many people using it though. It has a great 24-120 (2.8-4.8) Carl Zeiss lens and a quirky but cool (IMO) articulated LCD panel on the top of the camera, where the hot shoe is generally located. It also has an APSC sensor and shoots RAW.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 Review: Digital Photography Review


Immortalized Parisian mafia boss



He had a light. From on top of Montmartre



I M Pei's secret underground inverted pyramid at the Louvre



Inside the Pompidou Center. All the services in this building are exposed to create an "inside out" building. Very cool.



Outside the Pompidou Center. This building was immensely satisfying to shoot.



On the rooftop of the Pompidou Center, the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban had built his temporary site office out of paper tubes. The tubular structure seen to the right.



School kids checking out an art installation at the Musee National Picasso



This is as close as I got to robbing the Mona Lisa. Don't visit Paris in May. No, seriously.



I miss my dog.
 

pictogramax

Top Veteran
Aug 18, 2011
103
Belgrade, Serbia
It's quite a capable camera! In your hands, that is:) I especially liked school kids and Mona Lisa.

I don't have luck with Paris - been there several times, but cannot seem to make a decent pic even though there's tons of opportunities on every corner. I maybe have two or three half-decent shots from a few hundreds I took:frown:

Oh, and a title for the first is great:wink:
 

Boid

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Dec 15, 2011
123
Bangalore, India
Rajiv
It's quite a capable camera! In your hands, that is:) I especially liked school kids and Mona Lisa.

I don't have luck with Paris - been there several times, but cannot seem to make a decent pic even though there's tons of opportunities on every corner. I maybe have two or three half-decent shots from a few hundreds I took:frown:

Oh, and a title for the first is great:wink:
I just have much lower standards than you. Thankfully I am a better architect than a photographer (at least I hope so). :biggrin:

Do post your pictures of Paris, would love to see them.
 

Boid

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Dec 15, 2011
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Bangalore, India
Rajiv
If someone would make that camera today, I would buy it. APS-C sensor with killer glass and that LCD on top is a function I dream about. I like top down framing......
Sony launched their Alpha DSLRs just after this camera and must have felt that it would eat into their DSLR sales. A pity, because this camera is a joy to use. Especially at waist level, which is the height at which all movies are shot anyways. It's strange isn't it? Our eyes are at least 5'4" off the ground (mine's about 6') and that is how we naturally see the world, but plonk a movie camera at that height and people look foreshortened.... distorted.
 

Briar

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Oct 27, 2010
124
Scotland
Karen
The school kids and the mona lisa pics are your stand out ones for me too.

Thanks for sharing Boid.
 

Armanius

Bring Jack back!
Jan 11, 2011
123
Houston, Texas
Jack
I knew nothing about that camera. But y'all got me all curious, and decided to google it. And I gotta say, that's one cool spacey looking camera! Looks ultra modern, even by today's standards!
 

Luke

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Nov 11, 2011
214
Milwaukee, WI USA
Luke
I knew nothing about that camera. But y'all got me all curious, and decided to google it. And I gotta say, that's one cool spacey looking camera! Looks ultra modern, even by today's standards!
I can't believe I'm reading a review of a camera that is that old and thinking about buying one. No, I just can't do it. But it's so cool!
 

kathyh

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Jul 13, 2010
103
Ottawa, Canada
Kathy
Some great shots. I particularly like the the dog with the man in striped trousers.

The Sony R1 was the first digital camera I owned. The image quality is excellent but for me, the ergonomics didn't work. I still have it shoved away in the back of a closet somewhere. If anybody is really interested they can have it for the cost of shipping (assuming it still works).
 

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