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#1 Alex_Tattersall

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 12:09 PM


I took a Sony RX 100 compact camera to the Red Sea last week. Think this is the new compact of choice. 28mm lens means no vignette with WA lenses. Large sensor and excellent low light capability.

Here are some shots:

WIth FIT Pro macro lenses (+5, +8 stacked) and YS-D1 strobes (x2)

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Wide angle with Fisheye FIX Fisheye lens

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Great detail for such a small camera.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 01:52 PM

Great shots Alex - which Fisheye FIX lens did you use ?

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 02:29 PM

Nice shots dude!

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 06:08 PM

Sweet Alex.....my RX100V en-route heheheh.
Thanks for the photo. Me thingking to use INON #100 for the wide angle.

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#5 Alex_Tattersall

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 09:45 PM

I was using the Fisheye FIX UWL28M52 with a 67mm step-down ring.
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Posted 27 September 2012 - 10:37 PM

Wow great pics!

Couple of question;

I'm guessing you used the Nauticam housing based on your tag? If yes, how did the trigger to take the pics? Are you able to half press on the trigger?

Any issues with recycle time of the camera's flash?


Anyone have any experince using the Inon WA-100 type 2 on with the Nauticam? Any issues with vin?

#7 Alex_Tattersall

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 11:14 PM

Yes, you can half press the shutter release no problems. Flash recycle time a little slow but no more than other compact cameras. The INON wide angle will not vignette, same as the Fisheye FIX lens.
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Posted 27 September 2012 - 11:28 PM

Some more shots with this setup here. Well worth checking out if you are considering it:
http://www.facebook....33234785&type=1

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 11:40 PM

Some more shots with this setup here. Well worth checking out if you are considering it:
http://www.facebook....33234785&type=1

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Hi Alex, the link doesn't work for me. Is it just me or is there a problem with the link?

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 12:53 AM

Ah, I didn't think of that. Maybe you have to be friends with the linkee!

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:40 AM

I absolutely love that second shot: shapes, patterns, colors and the fact that it is clearly something but I can't put heads and tails on it. What is it???

Most intriguing and pleasing shot I have seen all year, probably longer.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:47 AM

I absolutely love that second shot: shapes, patterns, colors and the fact that it is clearly something but I can't put heads and tails on it. What is it???

Most intriguing and pleasing shot I have seen all year, probably longer.

Bart


Mantle of a (giant) clam.

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#13 Alex_Tattersall

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 12:39 PM

Yes, that's right. Send me your email glasseye snapper and I'll send you a copy :)
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 01:03 AM

Thanks for posting Alex, I am considering this camera.
Does anyone have any experience with the FIX UWL-04 fish eye lens?
And the Inon micro fish eye lens?
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:42 AM

UWL-04 will work equally well. I also used the INON micro fisheye, it works but the resolution is horrible and the edges are soft
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:48 PM

So, I guess you are using manual strobe control? Sounds like TTL does not work well with this cam, eh?
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 05:15 AM

No, TTL seemed to work fine with the YS-D1
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 12:05 AM

Some reviewers were reporting that TTL was eratic, even just dry, with the on camera flash.

Glad to hear it is working out well
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:09 PM

Hi Alex, the link doesn't work for me. Is it just me or is there a problem with the link?


Link should work now.
https://www.facebook...4785&type=1

Anyway, I will try paste image link here. Hope it's work.

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Nauticam NA-RX100V for Sony RX100.

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Sony RX100, Subsee, 1/320sec, f/8, ISO 125, Single S2000 strobe.
Raw to Jpeg converted with Sony's Image Data Converter.

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Sony RX100, Subsee, 1/160sec, f/10, ISO 80, twin S2000 strobe.

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Sony RX100, 10.4mm(widest), f/6.3, 1/60sec, ISO 125, twin S2000.

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Sony RX100, Subsee +10, 1/250sec, f/10, ISO 125, twin S2000.

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Sony RX100, 10.4mm, f/4.5, 1/125sec, Iso 80, single S2000. Below image is 100%(?) crop.
Raw to jpg converted in Sony's Image Data Converter (Sharpness 0).

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:29 PM

What a great set of images.

It seems there is no doubt the RX100 is viable option when teamed up with the correct accessory selection.

Edited by pmooney, 03 October 2012 - 04:30 PM.