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  1. Yeah, that would be great. At this point I am going to send in my RX for repair and hope for the best with that. Besides the lack of articulating screen, the Q2 is really much bigger than it ought to be if you ask me. And I am with you on video. I don't want video in a camera like the RX1r-2, on top of which one of the only things I don't like about the camera is the placement of the video button - I regularly end up shooting short snippets of video about nothing when I push it by mistake. In any new model I would also hope for improved battery life. I use mine with a third party grip attached, which I think helps ergonomically. If Sony built even a small but useful grip onto the camera it might give it enough extra space for a larger battery.
  2. I do tend to print relatively large, 17x22 at least, for exhibition. I seldom crop, preferring to compose full frame, but still, for my purposes the higher the resolution the better. It is a shame as I do love the way the Fuji handles and for me a good camera is like a good pair of shoes, the most important part is the fit.
  3. I have a dilemma. My favorite digital camera ever has been the RX1r2. It perfectly suits what I need for about 75% of my work. (I have a Nikon Z7 and lenses for the rest.) The pop-up viewfinder on my RX1r2 has now broken for the second time and it is a pain to get fixed, if I can get it fixed at all. The first time it cost me $600 to have it repaired and took nearly three months. I have been waiting, and waiting and waiting, in the hope that a RX1r3 might eventually come out. By now I have no idea if I should keep hoping for such a thing or not. I kind of doubt it. It seems more likely that Sony will concentrate on something along the lines of the new A7C, hopefully eventually with a much higher resolution sensor and some small sharp lenses. In the meantime I need to suck it up and repair the RX1r2 again, or replace it. So, I can buy a new RX and hope to not be kicking myself within a year or so when an RX1r3 comes out, or an A7Cr with a much higher resolution sensor and good small lenses comes out. Or I could spend $2,000 more and switch to a Leica Q2. Or I have been considering buying an A7r4 with the tiny Sony/Zeiss 2.8 lens (which I have heard is very sharp.) The Q2 seems to be a non-starter. I played with one the other day and it is a fantastically built camera that feels very good in the hand. But I prefer 35mm to 28, I don't like that the LED screen doesn't move at all, and the thing is much larger and heavier (718 grams vs 507 grams) than the RX1r2. It is also actually slightly larger than the A7r4 body in two of its three dimensions and only about 65 grams lighter (slightly more than 3 ounces) than the A7r4 with the small lens. The A7r4 with the lens is also about $1,000 cheaper than the Q2. If I knew that an RX1r3 was on the way, or an A7Cr with a 47 to 60 mp sensor and some available small good lenses, I could wait six months or so and it wouldn't be any kind of dilemma. And, obviously none of you reading this will know - or if you do would be in a position to let me know - whether or not that will be the case. But, what do you think?
  4. I would love to hear about it also. I use the RX1R-2 for about 90% of my photography and it is the only digital camera I have ever found that feels like it can replace the film Leicas I used to use. I'm curious, what would people like to see in a model 3? I have a list of things that could simply be done to the existing camera to improve it, and then a list of wishes. To improve the current camera: 1. Incorporate a grip onto the body - that should also allow for a larger battery compartment so as to use a longer lasting battery. Battery life is my biggest complaint about the camera. (Everyone I know who seriously uses the camera has attached a grip to it already anyhow.) 2. Some degree of weather sealing. It doesn't need to go underwater, but I'd like it to put up with some rain better. 3. Do something about the E:61:00 error message problem in which autofocus gets stuck. It doesn't happen that often but is incredibly annoying when it does and the quick fix of banging on the camera when it is booting up worries me. 4. Either move the video record button or put some kind of lock on it. It is too easy to trigger by mistake. (Or get rid of the video function altogether. Does anybody actually use this camera with its fixed focus lens for video? I have on occasion, but when I shoot video I tend to use an RX100-V which has 4k and at least something of a zoom.) My wish list: 1. Apparently Sony has developed its curved sensor. I have read that it doesn't work very well, yet, with interchangeable lenses. Well, this camera doesn't have an interchangeable lens and I don't want it to. So why not use the curved sensor with this camera? 2. If somehow this camera could have a sensor with about twice the resolution - 84 mp - I could pretty much get rid of all my other bulky camera equipment that I only use about 10% of the rest of the time anyhow. (I tend to use a 35mm lens and sometimes an 85mm for about 98% of everything I do.) If I could crop the 35 mm field of view to at least 70 mm, or a bit more, while maintaining the resolution that I currently get from this camera I would be worshipping at the altar of the god Sony. 3. If by some miracle Sony could grant me the #2 wish, I would love to have an option to switch the viewfinder to a cropped view - perhaps a 70 mm equivalent crop and also a 140 mm equivalent crop. If there was a way to assign a function button so that I could have the camera actually make the crop in the file, as well as just in the view, it would save me having to come up with masques in Photoshop to achieve it. That's my more than two cents. Anybody have any other ideas?
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