RX-100 photos from todayrx-100
Posted 12 October 2012 - 05:07 AM
I bought a Sony RX-100 and Nauticam housing a few days ago, as a replacement for my Canon S95 in Ikelite housing.
Here are some shots of a dive(freedive) in the estuary in Perth Western Australia today.
I used a FIX UWL-04 fisheye lens, which had a tiny bit of vignetting, and 2x INON UCL-165M67 for the sea horse, which seemed to have soft corners but was ok in the center.
Photos are Jpg's from the camera, with only minor 'levels' adjustments in Photoshop. I still have to sort out a Raw converter.
I am very impressed with the crazy amount of detail, see the 100% crops.
Flash recharge took noticeably longer than my S95.
New setup: Nauticam and Sony RX-100 by Xander Rood, on Flickr
RX-100 - 100% crop by Xander Rood, on Flickr
Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:13 PM
you could adjust the flash level in the setting to reduce the flash recharge time....
Posted 18 October 2012 - 05:13 AM
Specifically on the RX100 recycle time, how bad is it?
Check out imaging resources review:
I quote from that (quite good) review:
Flash recycling was a significant shortcoming of the RX100, at 7.2 seconds from a full discharge. While not at all uncommon in small-body cameras with reasonable flash ranges, this is still a significant step down from what enthusiasts are accustomed to with either high-end (and bulky) point & shoots or interchangeable-lens cameras.
How bad is this in reality? I understand that if you have strobes in TTL mimic mode, the camera would not use up it's full power flash. However, I normally use them in pre-flash suppress mode and manual flash settings. I think this would mean maximum power each time, right? Anyone who have tested this yet?