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« on: November 15, 2015, 11:14 »
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I have just bought the RX10 mk2 to shoot video.

I'm a little concerned about the quality for stills.
Is anyone shooting stills with this camera and getting them accepted at SS or FT?

Thanks for any comments and/or experiences


« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2015, 14:48 »
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I am. If the light is good and with a little downsizing it is like any other small sensor camera. I even take stills from 4k video and upload those. Again with careful digital processing and downsizing.

SS has crazy rejections of course, but the small sensor always has everything in focus, so that is an advantage.

It is like working with the sony rx100, also perfectly uasable for stock under the right circumstances.

« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2015, 00:10 »
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I have the RX10mkI. I believe they share the same 24-200 /2.8 lens and there is the problem. Very sharp in the center, but the corners are terrible - at all focal lengths and stopping down the aperture does not improve matters. I don't understand all the rave reviews of this camera. For me this problems kills this camera for stock use. If you only shoot video this is maybe less of a problem, but for stills this is a real concern.

« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2015, 04:40 »
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Thanks for your thoughts guys - very interesting

Cobalt: Give me a starter for 10 ;-)  How much do you feel you need to downsize to, to keep at least most of the SS reviewers happy?
With SS does that knock off a price point at all if the image is smaller?

Eco: I was using the 5D3 with 24-105 lens and that's awful for corners at both ends of the zoom - I was hoping the Sony would be a bit better. Anyway I suppose one could crop the corners out - obviously leaving fewer pixels to downsize to. Just a thought - I wonder if the corners on the RX10ii are better than the Mk 1

Now I'm getting older and don't want to carry the weight of a load of Canon equipment anymore (even though it's lighter than the Pentax 6x7 I used to have) - I was hoping to get down to one camera to fulfill video and stills.

« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2015, 04:47 »
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For SS I even downsize files from 36MP full frame sony to 6 MP and still get focus rejections. Sometimes I shoot the same scene with an iphone and have better chances of getting that accepted.

Overall I try to keep at least 12MP for XL. For any normal agency that is perfectly fine and gets accepted.

But the SS reviews are completly unpredictable, at least for me.

« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2015, 05:59 »
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But the SS reviews are completly unpredictable, at least for me.

For me too  :(

« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2015, 08:55 »
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I have just bought the RX10 mk2 to shoot video.

I'm a little concerned about the quality for stills.
Is anyone shooting stills with this camera and getting them accepted at SS or FT?

Thanks for any comments and/or experiences

I have had the R10 mk1 for more than a year and the stills are accepted at all sites. No problem. I usually downsize. The lens is very good but DOF is quite shallow, so if you use f2.8 on close subjects, yes, only the center will be sharp. That's to be expected. I get better results with f4 or 5.6. The multiple image noise reduction works very well and lets you take decent shots in poor light situations.

« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2015, 10:05 »
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I have just bought the RX10 mk2 to shoot video.

I'm a little concerned about the quality for stills.
Is anyone shooting stills with this camera and getting them accepted at SS or FT?

Thanks for any comments and/or experiences

I have had the R10 mk1 for more than a year and the stills are accepted at all sites. No problem. I usually downsize. The lens is very good but DOF is quite shallow, so if you use f2.8 on close subjects, yes, only the center will be sharp. That's to be expected. I get better results with f4 or 5.6. The multiple image noise reduction works very well and lets you take decent shots in poor light situations.

Thanks Shiyali -
I presume the multiple image noise reduction is when shooting jpgs? If so, wonder if that is as good as shooting RAW files then using Lightroom noise reduction?
I've only just got the camera so haven't had time to check out its intricacies.

« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2015, 17:58 »
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I have just bought the RX10 mk2 to shoot video.

I'm a little concerned about the quality for stills.
Is anyone shooting stills with this camera and getting them accepted at SS or FT?

Thanks for any comments and/or experiences


I have had the R10 mk1 for more than a year and the stills are accepted at all sites. No problem. I usually downsize. The lens is very good but DOF is quite shallow, so if you use f2.8 on close subjects, yes, only the center will be sharp. That's to be expected. I get better results with f4 or 5.6. The multiple image noise reduction works very well and lets you take decent shots in poor light situations.


Thanks Shiyali -
I presume the multiple image noise reduction is when shooting jpgs? If so, wonder if that is as good as shooting RAW files then using Lightroom noise reduction?
I've only just got the camera so haven't had time to check out its intricacies.


Yes, jpgs, I only shoot jpg, so I don't know about RAW. There is a very good e-book available for the RX10, I have it and recommend it.
http://whiteknightpress.com/photographers-guide-to-the-sony-dsc-rx10/

« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2015, 04:29 »
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Thanks for that link Shiyali - I'll check it out.

« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2015, 08:26 »
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Thanks for that link Shiyali - I'll check it out.

Thanks for the link!

Phadrea

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« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2016, 04:39 »
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I had 2 RX10 cameras from different stores. Both went back as the still quality was poor due to inconsistent focusing. A lot of shoots came back soft and even out of focus so I got a D750 in the end. I will say though that the lens with shooting video was excellent. For a video camera the RX10 is ideal.

Fudio

« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2016, 06:26 »
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I bought one a few months ago for video too, and as a vacation camera. It's great for both of those, but stills, meh, not so much. The fixed lens on my version is indeed sharp as a tack but that's part of the problem. That combined with the small sensor means that even at 2.8 bokeh is muddy as dishwater and looks horrible. Not a good choice if you are looking to do anything creative with focus.

« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2016, 02:26 »
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If you know how to use it it can be a very good helper.

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