AdamT

AdamT

Lives in United Kingdom Northwest, United Kingdom
Works as a Commercial / Wedding / Event / Press Photographer
Joined on May 23, 2002

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On Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera Roundup (2014) article (117 comments in total)
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marc petzold: Virtually, besides the X-M1 vs X-A1, the only difference is, that the A1 is way cheaper, but build into the same package (body) and uses a ordinary Bayer Sensor, not X-Trans...but that comes in handy especially when shooting landscapes and foliage, the X-Trans Sensors don't look too good into that way for my eyes, apart that, they're very fine, indeed.

But i must say that i would mention, the X-A1 and X-M1, both do have also a plasticky feeling like the A3000, and being far away from for instance a X-E1(2) or X100-alike Body, which are made out of alu magalloy, and not plastic.

I`ve taken plenty of "potentially" detailed X-Trans pics (you could see the sharpnes in areas) , I had a sterling sample of the 18-55..

I`m sure that RAW Therapee, it didn`t support X-Trans when I tried it (they took their time !!) . what RT is however is terminally painful to use even on a fast quad core withy loads of RAM, there`s no way I`d want to process a batch of images on that. I was amazed at how well the Fuji version of Silky did once all the NR and false colour related stuff was backed to lowest, a pal tried Irrident on a Mac which was very good also but like the rest, still not as good as an XA for fine detail or natural foliage...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 07:33 UTC
On Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera Roundup (2014) article (117 comments in total)
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marc petzold: Virtually, besides the X-M1 vs X-A1, the only difference is, that the A1 is way cheaper, but build into the same package (body) and uses a ordinary Bayer Sensor, not X-Trans...but that comes in handy especially when shooting landscapes and foliage, the X-Trans Sensors don't look too good into that way for my eyes, apart that, they're very fine, indeed.

But i must say that i would mention, the X-A1 and X-M1, both do have also a plasticky feeling like the A3000, and being far away from for instance a X-E1(2) or X100-alike Body, which are made out of alu magalloy, and not plastic.

The RAWs are far easier to get the best out of, getting fine detail from landscapes with X-Trans is challenging at best and the little (barely 1/3 of a stop, if that) advantage in RAW at high ISOs isn`t worth the hassle ... any RAW converter can pull amazing detail from an XA1 .. I`d have had an XT1 over a year ago if it had the D7100 sensor in ..

I recently re-tried an XE1 to spend some quality time with X-Trans and even in Capture one or the latest Silkypix the result was the same, great in JPG if you don`t mind the plastic look - very hard to get finde detail in RAW in foliage and other areas, the XA1 like all Bayer cams, no problem .. I`d download some RAWs to see if it bothers you,it drove me nuts and a real shame as the high end Fuji cams handle beautifully, are superbly built and the glass lineup is excellent ...... I`m patiently waiting for Fuji to stop this X-trans nonsense and put proper sensors in - hopefully buy the NX1 sensor off Samsung and bung it in an XT2

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 21:07 UTC
On Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera Roundup (2014) article (117 comments in total)
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marc petzold: Virtually, besides the X-M1 vs X-A1, the only difference is, that the A1 is way cheaper, but build into the same package (body) and uses a ordinary Bayer Sensor, not X-Trans...but that comes in handy especially when shooting landscapes and foliage, the X-Trans Sensors don't look too good into that way for my eyes, apart that, they're very fine, indeed.

But i must say that i would mention, the X-A1 and X-M1, both do have also a plasticky feeling like the A3000, and being far away from for instance a X-E1(2) or X100-alike Body, which are made out of alu magalloy, and not plastic.

Only in JPG - in RAW there`s almost no difference at high ISOs - the XA1 wins out for RAW performance overall by a long mark thanks to its proper bayer sensor . I wish the Damn XT1 had that sensor !

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 20:18 UTC
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (539 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Can I ask why A7 is considered "high end" but Canon 6D is not?

I see you`ve now re-named the review title

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 07:45 UTC
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (539 comments in total)
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AdamT: I take it they mean high end consumer / Enthusiast / low end Pro - the only high end Pro full framers are the D4S and 1DX and they`re not in this review -

there was no 1DS MK4 or D4X, high end Pro FF cams seem to have given way to the Pro-sumer brigade on the whole ..

I added the D4S in an edit, no one said it was Pro-sumer - it`s not in the review either is it ! .

I see they`ve now re-named the review title to state Enthusiast

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 07:42 UTC
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (539 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Can I ask why A7 is considered "high end" but Canon 6D is not?

None of these are High end - they`re all Pro-sumer - the only two high end professional FFs left are the 1DX and D4S and neither are in the review

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 07:27 UTC
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (539 comments in total)

I take it they mean high end consumer / Enthusiast / low end Pro - the only high end Pro full framers are the D4S and 1DX and they`re not in this review -

there was no 1DS MK4 or D4X, high end Pro FF cams seem to have given way to the Pro-sumer brigade on the whole ..

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 07:22 UTC as 78th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 First Impressions Review preview (296 comments in total)

I guess "in progress" means correcting all the mistakes (IBIS etc) ..

lets face it, there`s not much to review - it`s a larger GM1 with an EVF, hotshoe and clip-on flash insteasd of a built in one !

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 07:09 UTC as 44th comment
On Mid-range Mirrorless camera roundup 2013 article (295 comments in total)
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AdamT: Since when did the GM5 have IBIS ? -

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What we like:
◾1,166K-dot EVF
◾Sensor-shift image stabilization
◾Compact, lightweight, tough body design

So you`re suggesting that DPR can`t tell the difference between a GX7 and a bright red GM5 - LOL ....... well you never know .

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2014 at 07:19 UTC
On Mid-range Mirrorless camera roundup 2013 article (295 comments in total)
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AdamT: Since when did the GM5 have IBIS ? -

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What we like:
◾1,166K-dot EVF
◾Sensor-shift image stabilization
◾Compact, lightweight, tough body design

Yeah - its Black Friday Tomorrow ....... it`ll be Returns Monday when new GM5 owners find their camera IBIS-less and the flash more pop-on than pop-up :(

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 17:33 UTC
On Mid-range Mirrorless camera roundup 2013 article (295 comments in total)

Since when did the GM5 have IBIS ? -

To Quote

What we like:
◾1,166K-dot EVF
◾Sensor-shift image stabilization
◾Compact, lightweight, tough body design

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 15:11 UTC as 26th comment | 5 replies

It`ll never win a beauty contest, the A7 series always had the appearance of the EVF hump stuck on as an afterthought but this looks like something is missing on one side .. whatever , IBIS is a good move if it works as well as Oly's 5 Axis does

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 07:35 UTC as 286th comment | 3 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)

I`d have though that it ended production ages ago and they were just selling off existing stock - they didn`t bother to put in 0-sec antishock in this or the EPL5 / EPM2 and those two have been replaed with the EPL7 .

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 07:48 UTC as 53rd comment
On Olympus Stylus 1s camera announced in Japan article (93 comments in total)

What this cam needs is a better quality lens (poor edges at the wide end) , I`d have thought a Stylus-2 would have been launched by now

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 07:10 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (302 comments in total)
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grasscatcher: So what is this rumour I'm hearing about the GM5 replacing the GX7, and the GX series going away? The GX7 feels good in the hand, whereas the GM1 (and likely GM5) feel a little small...

Different camera line entirely - the GM5 couldn't replace the GX7 anymore than an EVF equipped Oly E-PM3 (which is the level the GM5 is at) could replace the EM1 ......... whether Panasonic want to continue to make a high end rangefinder style camera is a different matter.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 07:50 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Olympus stand report article (75 comments in total)
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AdamT: One very expensive lens (admittedly a Killer) , that`s it then ..........

No Stylus-2 with improved optics stretched to 400mm or a 1" sensor Stylus X10, no XZ100 with 1" sensor, EM1 doesn`t get 4K afterall (just a silver paint job), no super small EPM3 (with EFC and EVF) , no EP7 with built in EVF ..

I was hoping the EM5-MkII Would have shown up, or at least 0-sec antishock firmware for the actual EM5 - though they`ve give no indication that the EM5 line is going to be continued at all ..

a Small EVF equipped PEN sounded logical to me , I guess that`s a "Panasonic thing" .

the other two new lenses have been vapourware for quite a while.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 09:53 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Olympus stand report article (75 comments in total)

One very expensive lens (admittedly a Killer) , that`s it then ..........

No Stylus-2 with improved optics stretched to 400mm or a 1" sensor Stylus X10, no XZ100 with 1" sensor, EM1 doesn`t get 4K afterall (just a silver paint job), no super small EPM3 (with EFC and EVF) , no EP7 with built in EVF ..

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 09:34 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (930 comments in total)
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mike geier: what about lenses?

Even the 16 isn`t half bad (at least when compared to most copies of the Sony), the very cheap "throwin" 20-50 collapsible zoom is fantastic optically, I found it beat the 20mm F2.8 prime at the edges at F3.5 .

the other Zooms are a bit patchy, I found the 18-55 and 55-200 a massive letdown compared to other APS-C kit lenses, though I`ve never tried a new metal mount Mk3 18-55... Haven`t tried the expensive ones personally

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 05:56 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (930 comments in total)
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mike geier: what about lenses?

Takes NX mount lenses from the NX20, NX210 etc - There`s an excellent line of Primes and a few zooms too

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 20:10 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (930 comments in total)

Looks damn good to me ! . Nice move Samsung !

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 19:37 UTC as 125th comment
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