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    Would You Buy This Camera?


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    Note: This camera does not exist. But I wish it did.


    -18.3mm (50mm equivalent) f/1.2 optically stabilized prime lens
    -Similar size to RX100 (slightly thicker).
    -Same sensor, AF, display as RX100
    -$650 street price

    Let's call it the RX50.

    Would you buy it?
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    Probably yes. But a 35mm equivalent would make it a definite yes.

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    I wouldn't buy a 50mm equivalent "prime compact", too limiting for my taste. A 35mm equivalent would be interesting.
    A 10mm (28mm equivalent) f2.8 lens, this sensor and the Ricoh GRD control system would be lovely though.
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    50/1.2 would be interesting. You'd have to stop down for sharpness, but fast when you need it. 50mm is my preferred focal length. Might buy it.
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    In a heart beat. But then my favorite carry-camera is my Ricoh GRD. so using a fast prime lens is familiar and happy to me :)
    Last edited by Lili; July 30th, 2012 at 12:13 AM.

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    I'd generally prefer a 35mm equivalent but was thinking that 50 would basically give unprecedented DOF control in this (size) class of camera.

    Would be interesting for sure, and I would definitely buy it.

    A year or two ago, this would have been considered impossible to make. However, the LX3, S90, and RX100 have each taken a step beyond was had been done in terms of speed for a given body size and format size, so I believe this concept RX50 to be possible.
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    Definitely. But I preferred a 40mm equivalent focal length (a slight trade off between dof control and versatility) and it should have at least the option to use an external OVF.

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    nope, would need to be a 35 or 28, then yes, the dof in a compact would not motivate me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amin Sabet View Post
    I'd generally prefer a 35mm equivalent but was thinking that 50 would basically give unprecedented DOF control in this (size) class of camera.

    Would be interesting for sure, and I would definitely buy it.

    A year or two ago, this would have been considered impossible to make. However, the LX3, S90, and RX100 have each taken a step beyond was had been done in terms of speed for a given body size and format size, so I believe this concept RX50 to be possible.
    You're absolutely right about that, Amin. And, as we all know, everything's a trade-off and compromise. But I still think 35mm would be far more useful for general use. Yes, you'd have more depth-of-field control with a 50, but it's just a bit too tight for my personal tastes.

    It's funny. Your recent purchase of a Voigtlander Bessa had me looking at them today - and thinking about optimal focal lengths if I had one lens only. I loved 35mm on film cameras. I was seriously considering picking up a Bessa L zone-focus camera but the only screw-mount lenses still available for it were too wide (15 and 21). I wouldn't go wider than 25 on a general-use film camera.
    Last edited by Biro; July 30th, 2012 at 12:58 AM.
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    I'd definitely consider a 35mm f1.4 IS version of this.


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