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deryck lant
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      11-20-2005
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/R1/R1A.HTM

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The R1 produces excellent pictures with exceptional optical quality
at a relatively bargain price.

Beautiful crisp 13x19inch prints with very good tonality.
ISO 1600 soft but usable at 8x10.

Deryck
 
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filodeclic
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      11-20-2005
yes i think so.
but i expect some more détails as you can see

http://lesiohc.net/SONY%20NEW



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> http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/R1/R1A.HTM
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> Quote:
> The R1 produces excellent pictures with exceptional optical quality
> at a relatively bargain price.
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> Beautiful crisp 13x19inch prints with very good tonality.
> ISO 1600 soft but usable at 8x10.
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      11-20-2005
deryck lant <(E-Mail Removed)> writes:

> ISO 1600 soft but usable at 8x10.


Result of heavy noise reduction?

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Gary Eickmeier
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      11-20-2005


deryck lant wrote:

> http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/R1/R1A.HTM
>
> Quote:
> The R1 produces excellent pictures with exceptional optical quality
> at a relatively bargain price.
>
> Beautiful crisp 13x19inch prints with very good tonality.
> ISO 1600 soft but usable at 8x10.


This is a sensational camera. Digital as it should be done. I may get
one just to study it.

Gary Eickmeier
 
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Chris Brown
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      11-20-2005
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>,
deryck lant <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/R1/R1A.HTM
>
>Quote:
>The R1 produces excellent pictures with exceptional optical quality
>at a relatively bargain price.
>
>Beautiful crisp 13x19inch prints with very good tonality.
>ISO 1600 soft but usable at 8x10.


*cough* Er, the 19*13 prints from my EOS 5D aren't "crisp", at least not
compared to the same sized prints from 6*7, so I find that conclusion rather
suspect.
 
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deryck lant
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      11-20-2005
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> deryck lant <(E-Mail Removed)> writes:


> > ISO 1600 soft but usable at 8x10.


> Result of heavy noise reduction?


The Sony does use powerful noise suppression to flatten the noise.

Deryck
 
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deryck lant
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> In article <(E-Mail Removed)>,
> deryck lant <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> >http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/R1/R1A.HTM
> >
> >Quote:
> >The R1 produces excellent pictures with exceptional optical quality
> >at a relatively bargain price.
> >
> >Beautiful crisp 13x19inch prints with very good tonality.
> >ISO 1600 soft but usable at 8x10.


> *cough* Er, the 19*13 prints from my EOS 5D aren't "crisp", at least not
> compared to the same sized prints from 6*7, so I find that conclusion rather
> suspect.


We have an exceptional lens here. And only 0.2 percent barrel distortion
at 24mm!

This is what the man says:

The real secret to getting incredible detail from the Sony R1 is to
shoot with the camera's internal sharpening control on its Low setting,
and then apply strong/tight unsharp masking in Photoshop(tm) or other
imaging software. The crops above show the difference this makes. With
the internal sharpening dialed down, the images get very soft, but the
artifacts caused by the camera's sharpening are almost completely
eliminated. To compensate for the absence of the camera's sharpening,
you need to apply quite a lot of unsharp masking (try 400% or more), but
if you keep the radius very small (0.3 pixels, 0.4 at most), the result
is very crisp images, with virtually no sharpening artifacts, and
exceptional fine detail. (In the images above, note how the R1's default
sharpening coarsened the delicate stems on the leaves, and how soft the
edges of the leaves appear, particularly when compared with the results
of the Photoshop sharpening. - Click on either crop to see the full-size
image.)

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/R1/R1A13.HTM

This camera could be useful to some architects and fine art people. Dead
quiet too for
live theatre use.

And of course no vibration for longer exposures.

Deryck
 
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Chris Brown
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      11-20-2005
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>,
deryck lant <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>The message <(E-Mail Removed)>
>from Chris Brown <(E-Mail Removed)_uce_please.com> contains these words:
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>> *cough* Er, the 19*13 prints from my EOS 5D aren't "crisp", at least not
>> compared to the same sized prints from 6*7, so I find that conclusion rather
>> suspect.

>
>We have an exceptional lens here. And only 0.2 percent barrel distortion
>at 24mm!


It could be the best lens in the world, the thing ain't got enough pixels to
make a "crisp" 13*19 print, not if it's full of foliage.
 
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Kinon O'cann
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      11-20-2005
It looks nice, but unless you need one of it's unique features, like silent
shooting, who will buy it? It's not much smaller than a 20D, and doesn't
offer any of the "swiss army knife" features of the 828. I've thought about
this, as a replacement for the 828, and I can't see it. The 828 makes a nice
adjunct to the 20D system, and offers movie mode, a nice zoom range, etc.
But the R1 doesn't really offer me anything that the 20D doesn't, and isn't
really a suitable adjunct to the 20D. Not for me, I guess.

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> http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/R1/R1A.HTM
>
> Quote:
> The R1 produces excellent pictures with exceptional optical quality
> at a relatively bargain price.
>
> Beautiful crisp 13x19inch prints with very good tonality.
> ISO 1600 soft but usable at 8x10.
>
> Deryck



 
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Rich
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      11-21-2005
On Sun, 20 Nov 2005 20:22:42 GMT, deryck lant <(E-Mail Removed)>
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>> deryck lant <(E-Mail Removed)> writes:

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>> > ISO 1600 soft but usable at 8x10.

>
>> Result of heavy noise reduction?

>
>The Sony does use powerful noise suppression to flatten the noise.
>
>Deryck


Doesn't matter. That library shot that showed up in early samples
(1600ISO) was very good. Great detail and good sharpness in the
picture.
-Rich
 
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