Sony RX1R – My new camera

To support my 5dM3 I have purchased an RX1R – it will be used for street photography, travel and casual photography when out with friends.

The Sony RX1R is a 24MP full frame camera with a fix 35mm f2 lens – in a TINY body, it fits in the palm of your hand. It’s also near as well silent when taking photos too.

The following image was a technical demonstration, but actually made it into Flickr explore – I find it baffling.


Here are some more examples to show off bokeh, low light and sharpness








I’m interested in using my Ricoh GR for some portraiture, particularly comic con. It’s light and has a 28mm equiv FL which should make for some interesting distortion!

I found out I can use my Canon 600EX-RT on it, albeit in manual. My ST-E3-RT won’t work but I’ve ordered the YN-E3-RT which is a 3rd party version of the same controller, which will still work on non-canon cameras!

The plan is to easily hold the Ricoh in my right hand and the flash in the left, and be able to get REALLY close. Having made this discovery I am eager to try it out, unfortunately my wife is out, so it’s a self portrait.

Ricoh GR with 600ex-RT