iAPX

iAPX

Lives in Canada Montreal, Canada
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at http://hairshooter.com
Joined on Jan 29, 2012
About me:

Photography is a side-line, fashion photography as a job (won awards), portraiture and street photography as an "amateur" hobby. Strangely I "create" pictures, but on the long term, I discovered other things in my pictures, I am not constructing them or choosing them, when I look at the past 20 years, they have things in common, the creation is probably more than the creator, even an hidden part of him...

iAPX's current gear

Leica C (Typ112)
Nikon D300S
Nikon D610
Christmas 2013 gift, Audi design, I work for fashion companies and it fit very well with the people I work with, the gears I wear everyday. Great IQ, even if I am sure Panasonic LF-1 do as well, there is a statement on design, and perfectly happy about it. My everyday camera and could show you street pictures that were appreciated :)
My ex-studio gear, works flawlessly, APS-C is mandatory for my clients, for hair artists contests mainly. A totally pro camera in every sense, seems to be indestructible, and dependable, I have the same great results on each and every studio session, no hiccup, never. Please Nikon, create a D8000, with a 16MP APS-C sensor and a D800/D300 class body! Notice: have been replaced by the D610, tooks me 6m months to master it and the deep change from APS-C to Full Frame
Took 6 month to choose the best lenses to give the best of this 24MP sensor and to master it, to make it mine, to be a tool that I use without thinking about it. Great rewards in terms of IQ and efficiency. Still not as good as a D300s for sport shoot (perfect AF not perfect action following AF!), and using it as my primary gear for fashion shoot with incredibly sharp results. This is a killer with a 85mm f/1.4G, Sigma 35mm f/1.4 or Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8!

iAPX's wish list

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Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)
Leica M9

iAPX's previous gear

Fujifilm FinePix F10 Zoom
Fujifilm FinePix S7000 Zoom
Leica D-LUX 3
Still works perfectly! Solid construction, great sensor (for it's age), a perfectly coupled lens, Fuji's image processing: photos are greats, comparable in low ISO to my D70 jpegs!!! -- have been decommissioned ---
My first and only bridge. EVF was poor. Sensor was impressive, lens too. Did some fashion shoot with it, as a secondary gear, with my Nikon F4s as main gear. Results were impressivefor that time and that price
Real great gear, I am a fan of pocketable cameras, to wear each and every day, just to be ready. For the record, I was on a Johnny Lang concert, in first row, without my SLR (stupid idiot I didn't think it was possible!). So I took pictures with this DLux 3, and I obtained some real great concert pictures (fully manual), that I am proud of! Seems Jonny Lang liked these live pictures as well as I did!
Nikon Coolpix 880
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
Fujifilm FinePix X100
Great for it's time, the Nikon 995 without the tag price, or the mechacnic problems ;)
Great pocket camera, in the tradition of Panasonic/Leica pocket gears. As for the Leica D-Lux3, the Canon S100 and now my brand new Leica C (Panasonic LF1 in disguise), this was my choice to be with me each and every day
Slow or wrong AF in low light, Unusable MF. Everything else is top notch.
Canon PowerShot S100
Fujifilm X100S
Canon EOS 350D (EOS Digital Rebel XT / EOS Kiss Digital N)
The perfect pocket camera for everyday use or when traveling. Shoot RAW and you will see how incredible this gear is. In fact, it's better than a D100/D70, and usually near the image quality of a D300 in low ISO. I took great San-Francisco pictures with it, pocket cameras are very capable these days!
Everything is perfect, including image quality in JPEG, AF in low light, MF perfectly usable. Maybe even too perfect, even shooting at 6400 ISO (highest level available for RAW), it wasn't as grainy as I would it like to be! Incredible!!!
Bought it used for $350. Still works. Better sensor than a Nikon D200. Simple, efficient, the perfect beginner's gear (I wasn't at that time but wanted an inexpensive SLR)
Nikon D70
Nikon D2X
Nikon D200
My first DSLR, solide build and image quality for the price (at this time). Took me time to master it (including custom jpeg curves), and had great moments with it, as well as for MF portraits than for shows.
Pro gear with a deceptive sensor, comparable to the D200 sensor (they are derivatives), they might as well have kept the better D70/D100 sensor with a refresh for high ISO.
The D200 is probably the least interesting SLR I had, with a noisy sensor that was worse than the 6MP D70/D100 sensor, from my point of view.
Pentax K10D
Samsung GX-1S
Good gear, robust, great controls (including ISO control, and Pentax specific priority modes). Few lenses at that time. No way to go Full Frame on the long run. Sold for a couple of hundreds, no one wants to buy used Pentax gears. My loss
Bought used, to do concert photography, kowingly security may break it or take it. Used with a full manual 135mm f/2 that was perfect for this use. Had awesome Tina Turner, Celine Dion and some others concert pictures with it: waow!
Other gear:
  • Apple QuickTake 150 (Yes!!!!) The UFO of digital photography, visited motorbikes events with it for motos.com, native resolution was VGA 640x480, with 320x240 option to increase capacity! loL! Perfect for web usage of these times! Usage of digital gear enable me to put online pictures of these events the night eafter opening, largely before any printed media!