Adrian Harris

Adrian Harris

Lives in United Kingdom Devon, United Kingdom
Works as a Multimedia Related
Joined on Oct 27, 2002

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On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (616 comments in total)
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tassosDA: Well, after the fantastic Nikon D5 now this! Great job Canon, looks like a great camera for pros!!2016 seems like a great year for all of us who love mirrors ;-)
Btw, do the mirrorless fans insist that dslrs are dead??

There will always be a few people that will enjoy mirrors and non tilting screens. .. Even if it does limit the usefulness of the camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 14:13 UTC
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nathantw: The culprit is film. Everyone is going back to it. LOL

You joke, but apparently small film cameras were the biggest selling item on Amazon Christmas 2015 !

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 09:28 UTC
On article Vote now for Best Product of 2015! (130 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: For me, the best product of the year was Panasonic's GX8. There are several reasons for this: ILC with IBIS and 4K video, first M4/3 with 20MP, eye level EVF (best EVF to date), smaller and lighter lenses than full-frame and APS-C, etc. I suppose the best product differs for each person.

I agree 100%

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 13:32 UTC
On article Vote now for Best Product of 2015! (130 comments in total)

Tricky when the best are not listed. = it's dpr's list, so they may as well choose the winner !

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 13:24 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies

Sadly I can state that Sony's marketing philosophy drove ma - a previously loyal - away 2 years ago, but am now a really happy m4/3 user.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2015 at 15:20 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
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disraeli demon: This is brilliant, but I wish they'd spent half the money and effort on a firmware update that puts a proper distance scale and depth of field scale into their standard manual focus interface. Also, focus resume so your MF distance doesn't re-set every time the camera powers down. These should be basic features and I've been waiting seven years for them to fix this.

I am with you 100% on your suggested improvements let's hope others suggest it to Panasonic as well.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2015 at 14:22 UTC
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VadymA: How patents like this can even exist, I have no idea.

Car firm lawyers must have a field day regarding 'shape', many new cars look ever so similar to my untrained eye :o)

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 12:42 UTC
On article Go big: Leica SL studio and real-world sample gallery (112 comments in total)

Wind up the ISO to 25,600 and it's only the Lieca that shows any detail in the dark brown ponytail hair !

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2015 at 13:14 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
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lbjack: The royals-bashers have no understanding of the institution of modern monarchy, and what envious little people don't understand they seek to tear down. Of course it's an appropriate attitude to have in justifying what amounts to child molestation by their peers.

Modern monarchs (which don't include Muslim monarchs) serve at the pleasure of their people, and there are few peoples indeed who are not delighted with their royals. If not UK -- and the majority support the monarchy -- then those benighted peoples of Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, Spain, Thailand and Japan.

Francis have you not anything better to do than keep showing your ignorance on this subject ?

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2015 at 22:06 UTC

RX100 Mk4 appears far noisier than my Mk1, which is a great disappointment as I was hoping the new sensor was going to be a leap forward :o(
I would like an EVF but am not prepared to accept worse photo quality!

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2015 at 11:13 UTC as 58th comment | 13 replies
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matthiasbasler: A question to the community (or dpreviewers), since the topic of battery life is often discussed here:
One of my use cases is timelapse photography. Many cameras do not allow to change battery while on a tripod so battery life *is* important. Leaving accessory grips out of discussion for now, is there anybody with practical experience just how much the battery life of a 300-CIPA-shots rated mirrorless camera compares to a 450 or 600-CIPY-shots rated DSLR in this specific use case where the camera is on/standby for hours continuously and shooting, lets say, one photo every 15 or 20 seconds?

I have an EOS650D, rated 440 shots, and during a night timelapse session at ~20°C temperature it worked 5.5hrs with one full (original Canon) battery. It did roughly 1000 shots every 20s with 4s exposure each.
Do you have any comparable data for a mirrorless ILC cameras?

On some mirrorless cams you can turn the display off, this should save a lot of battery power surely?

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 13:47 UTC
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zodiacfml: Looking even more forward, ILCs will become a smaller market and most will prefer fixed lenses as they will become cheaper than a separate lens, tighter precision/ridiculous resolution, smaller, and lighter.

..."You drop that Sony RX100 MkIV and that is a big write off. Not for the faint hearted in my view."

You have some good points, but I thought it may be worth pointing out that I have been unfortunate enough to drop a Sony RX100 Mk1 onto concrete when switched on and with lens extended when it was new and although I was almost to frightened to pick it up and look, except for a chunk out of the metal casing, there was no harm done, and it still works perfectly. Another friend has reported the same with a Mk2, so all I am saying really is that the Sony RX100 is a tough little beast.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 13:43 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (497 comments in total)
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grasscatcher: Hey DPR, at some point can you start testing CAF tracking of these newer CDAF m43 systems as compared to, say, entry- and mid-level DSLRs with PDAF? I believe, at some point in the near future, these newer CDAF technologies may equal/surpass PDAF, at least entry-level PDAF. Apparently, Panasonic seems to think that, also.

I already suspect that a good photographer shooting a GH4 or G7, using back-button focusing and CAF, can compete with a typical DSLR for AF tracking.

It is not just tracking ability. Having owned a few DSLR's in the past, I can report that it is rare that a DSLR will focus very accurately when it comes to macro. Which is why many dslr macro shooters use manual focus (or now they have to preset micro adjust for each lens, which often changes throughout the zoom range!). Whereas C-DAF is very accurate throught the whole zoom range on any camera.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 18:51 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (497 comments in total)
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Wallace Ross: I'm just curious but as an outsider to Micro Four Thirds do others not find it confusing keeping track of what cameras came when. Even for just one manufacturer.

There is a GX7,GF7 and now a G7 none of which share a form factor or necessary relate to each other other than the lens mount.

So if it has no letter it looks more like an SLR if it has a X its a mid grade small camera and if it has an F it's the low end model? And an H is the high end model?

Possibly almost right. However the X is also high end as regards picture quality and features, but its 'focus' is slightly different. the H models are larger and aimed at the video market, the X is aimed more towards stills whilst being fairly compact.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 18:47 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (497 comments in total)
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lacikuss: Looks very tempting, how does this compare with the Olympus em5ll?

IBIS 'may' not be compatible with 4K video due to sensor heat issues.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 15:00 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (497 comments in total)
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garyknrd: If Panasonic would come out with a 300mm F/4 lens. I would be all over this. Great machine, but the micro 4/3 does not have the tele's I want yet.

Oly 300mm F4 sounds like the lens my GX7 has been waiting for. It's IBIS is terrific hand held at 600mm, but I currently only have softish F6.7 !

Link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 14:59 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (497 comments in total)

What is DFD Technology?

Link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 13:22 UTC as 103rd comment | 4 replies
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (497 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: Slightly bigger and heavier than G6. Waiting to see how GX8 will have better specs and smaller body.

Hope the gx8 has in body stabilisation. Deal breaker else.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 13:12 UTC
On article Sony unveils FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS cinema lens (120 comments in total)
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Adrian Harris: I have been asking for a high quality Sony A mount lens in this zoom rage for years. Sickening that they now bring a zoom out and it is only for E mount.
A mount is obviously shortly to be very dead.

Hi Tostuff - I already own the Sigma 17-70 and it is truly a superb lens, it's just that for portraits and for many events I shoot it is just not long enough. To try and go longer I have also bought (and returned) quite a few 'recommended' older used 28-135 lenses and although their zoom range was just right, their image quality was VERY poor in many aspects (not to mention they were also 'slow' small aperture lenses, which is not a good thing in poor light with the A77). I have tried aquiring the old Sigma 50-150 but they are a little long at the wide end and also rare. So I am very tempted by the Sigma 24-105 I have to admit, but fear it may be just a tad to short!

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 11:00 UTC
On article Sony unveils FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS cinema lens (120 comments in total)
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Adrian Harris: I have been asking for a high quality Sony A mount lens in this zoom rage for years. Sickening that they now bring a zoom out and it is only for E mount.
A mount is obviously shortly to be very dead.

You say there are many lenses that cover that range, but the only one that I am aware of that comes close is the Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM, which although is at long last a high quality and reasonably fast lens for use on a Sony A mount body. Unfortunately though it only goes to 105mm, if it reached 135mm it would be in my camera bag right now!

Yes there are many very slow lenses that cover the range from 24-135mm, in fact I own a Sony 18-200, but comparing the image quality to my 70-400G, well to say the least it is pretty poor.

I have often stated "I don't want a 'good value' lens, I want a 'good' lens". Sadly the market masses prefer good value to good.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 15:38 UTC
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