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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Brilliant , finally a use for the NX Mini ..............

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Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 06:25 UTC as 6th comment

Yeah - just about everyone outside Lytro knew their bizarre low resolution, low image quality "refocus" cameras were about as likely to catch on as the Sinclair C5 .

the only surprise is that they lasted as long as they did .. I hope the company succeeds in VR

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2016 at 06:28 UTC as 4th comment
On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (311 comments in total)
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AdamT: 16Mp .............. :(

If they`re going to use a new sensor (the 20Mp one in this case) , use it across the range like DSLR makers do instead of hanging on to old sensors . Kinda expected it in the G7 but not in this model ..

So a grown up GM5 then- nice option, probably a sweet spot but IMO needed that 20Mp sensor

the 4000th sec limitation is likely down to the shutter mech, why they can`t do EFCS is a mystery

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 10:11 UTC
On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (311 comments in total)

16Mp .............. :(

If they`re going to use a new sensor (the 20Mp one in this case) , use it across the range like DSLR makers do instead of hanging on to old sensors . Kinda expected it in the G7 but not in this model ..

So a grown up GM5 then- nice option, probably a sweet spot but IMO needed that 20Mp sensor

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 07:24 UTC as 68th comment | 11 replies

Now that`s cooking - far more useful range than the Mk1 & 2 . I still wish they`d put a manual zoom on these things, camcorders manage manual/Electric combos just fine

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 15:14 UTC as 114th comment

Looks like its still pulling less detail at ISO25600 than the 36Mp bodies in RAW (checked D800E on the comparator) ..

Much as expected really - no one would actually want to shoot sports with an 800 series, that is what the D5 is for - horses for courses. whether the D5 is worth the extra over a D4S for this job is another matter.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 13:26 UTC as 134th comment
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AdamT: Could do with firmware to speed up the 24-105 ART, it has to be one of the slowest Ring USM zooms I`ve encountered - big glass like the canon 85 F1.2 is real slow but this is way slower than the Nikon 24-70, canon 28-70L and 24-105L

Unfortunately I cant stick a Canon 24-105 or 28-70L on a Nikon to show the difference (the canons literally flick from end to end) .. the reviews agree with my findings too (one Youtube one compares to the canon) . Yup it`s faster than Micro-AFS like the 24-120 F4 and 18-200 have but it`s no faster than the 18-70.. it`s OK for my intended purpose and isn`t any slower in low light but it`s not fast like Canon Ring USM

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2016 at 19:21 UTC
On article How to: iFixit disassembles the Fujifilm X100T (109 comments in total)

Fantastic - I wonder if it`d still work if you stuff a sensor with a proper filter array in such as the one from the XA1 .. in RAW at least :D

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2016 at 14:22 UTC as 36th comment | 5 replies
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2053 comments in total)

Doesn`t matter how good it is - neither the 16-50 kit lens or the "Zeiss" 16-70 are even good enough for the original 14Mp NEX5 let alone a camera of this calibre , the 18-55 wasn`t either .

Sony need to finally wake up and make a decent standard zoom for their APS-C mirrorless cameras instead of making more and more bodies.. no wonder Metabones and now Sigma are reaping it in with Canon adapters, even the plastic cheapo EFS-18-55-III non IS kills any Standard Sony zoom

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 08:40 UTC as 264th comment | 2 replies

Could do with firmware to speed up the 24-105 ART, it has to be one of the slowest Ring USM zooms I`ve encountered - big glass like the canon 85 F1.2 is real slow but this is way slower than the Nikon 24-70, canon 28-70L and 24-105L

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 07:21 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
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AdamT: That`d be a handful of a lens on a 1DX or D4S let alone a tiny A7 - No IS and poor edges at F5.6 see --> http://2.static.img-dpreview.com/files/p/TS7952x5304~sample_galleries/4498841025/3708375403.jpg

SOMEONE needs to make a decent standard zoom for these cameras which can produce across the frame sharpness . C`mon Sigma, step up with an ART lens Please !

Ther 28-70 CAN be good edge to edge but the IS cam randomly sway a blurred edge in to the scene , the lens is Underdeveloped size wise , turning the IS off doesn't seem to help . My "Zeiss" was a good copy and it`s still not as good at the wide end as a plastic mount Nikon Film camera kit lens (28-80D)

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 13:17 UTC
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AdamT: That`d be a handful of a lens on a 1DX or D4S let alone a tiny A7 - No IS and poor edges at F5.6 see --> http://2.static.img-dpreview.com/files/p/TS7952x5304~sample_galleries/4498841025/3708375403.jpg

SOMEONE needs to make a decent standard zoom for these cameras which can produce across the frame sharpness . C`mon Sigma, step up with an ART lens Please !

That Doesn`t help Mk1 owners - and you`d think even Sony could design an £1800 24-70 without IS for this system which is capable of sharp edges at F5.6 .... Seems not by these samples

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 09:59 UTC

That`d be a handful of a lens on a 1DX or D4S let alone a tiny A7 - No IS and poor edges at F5.6 see --> http://2.static.img-dpreview.com/files/p/TS7952x5304~sample_galleries/4498841025/3708375403.jpg

SOMEONE needs to make a decent standard zoom for these cameras which can produce across the frame sharpness . C`mon Sigma, step up with an ART lens Please !

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 08:36 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies

I guess if the only "Fox" they`d seen was Basil Brush then the colour is absolutely Bang on ........ as for "Collectable" , Ricoh learned the hard way years ago that Digital cameras are never collectable even with the silliest of paint jobs by the most abstract of designers . even the "Hasselblad" version of the RX100 with wood bits stuck on was forgotten quicker than last years Canon or Nikon plastic budget DSLR .

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 20:23 UTC as 82nd comment | 1 reply
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (305 comments in total)

Good grief, they`ve resurrected the Olympus E-300 - I wonder if the shutter sounds like a cuckoo clock like the unfortunate Oly did ;) ..

It`ll be very interesting to see how the new sensors perform, also if they manage to get the PD-AF system working in the A7R-II ballpark, they`ll need to if anyone wants to use their old FF SA lenses on the H version

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 16:33 UTC as 64th comment | 1 reply
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (318 comments in total)
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tomjar: It's funny how you say at the beginning of the hands-on that the DL24-85 is probably going to be the most popular of the three cameras, but then you and up talking about (and showing) almost exclusively the other two cameras... :)

DL 24-85 is indeed closest to what I was hoping for (I am looking for something to replace my P7700 which is starting to malfunction too frequently), but it unfortunately lacks a few things I would like in a relatively small (not pocketable) take-it-everywhere camera. In my eyes (and compared to P7700/7800) it lacks (at least):
- the reach on the tele side,
- an external mic port
- a built-in viewfinder,
- a possibility to attach an external lens to extend the reach,
- and it will cost a lot more.
But at least it has a hot shoe. On the bright side, its lens starts wider than P7700/7800, it has a brighter lens, much better fps rates and AF capabilities and of course a larger sensor. So I might bite the bullet when the prices come down a bit ...

Yeah, even with a decent 20Mp at 85mm you won`t get anywhere near 200mm of the P7700 (which had the best 1:1.7" sensor ever made in) - I have the P330 with the same sensor but an insanely sharp 21mm effective wide end (24mm in the specs, 21mm is gained in RAW using your own correction or uncorrected) . I`m thinking the DL 24-85 would replace this but it looks a lot bulkier than the uber-thin P330 so may as well take the GM5 which has an onboard EVF and kinda does all three DLs depending on the lens fitted .

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 07:43 UTC
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AdamT: the 24-85 looks a great P330 replacement, hopefully the lens is a lot better than canon`s G7X ..... I`d have thought it would have benefitted from the ND filter and 2000th sec shutter speed more than the wide angle one due to its 85mm long end for portraits, sadly only the 18-50 has them ..... Japanese camera makers and their assbackward logic again :( .

Hopefully they`ve finally removed the RAW write / no compressed RAW crippling of the compacts with this series, the P330`s 12Mp RAWs are as big as D750 ones and write at glacial speed, Nikon have always done this for some bizarre reason, there`s more competition now in this sector .

also shame the 24-500 isn`t a manual zoom, electric zoom stopped me from owning the RX10 or FZ1000

No it doesn`t make sense - keeping the aperture open in good light with the help of an ND filter and faster shutter speeds makes far more sense at portrait distance (85mm) as it`ll offer a more APS-C like separation, less useful at wide angles. also faster shutter speeds are needed more at longer focal lengths . Why not give it to both cameras in the firstplace anyway ? .

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 08:06 UTC

the 24-85 looks a great P330 replacement, hopefully the lens is a lot better than canon`s G7X ..... I`d have thought it would have benefitted from the ND filter and 2000th sec shutter speed more than the wide angle one due to its 85mm long end for portraits, sadly only the 18-50 has them ..... Japanese camera makers and their assbackward logic again :( .

Hopefully they`ve finally removed the RAW write / no compressed RAW crippling of the compacts with this series, the P330`s 12Mp RAWs are as big as D750 ones and write at glacial speed, Nikon have always done this for some bizarre reason, there`s more competition now in this sector .

also shame the 24-500 isn`t a manual zoom, electric zoom stopped me from owning the RX10 or FZ1000

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 07:33 UTC as 128th comment | 4 replies
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AdamT: What a ridiculous "Update" - nothing different from the GF7 (itself a Toy version of the GM1) . the GF7 too was available in horrible colours as was the GM1 and the GM5 still is ...

Great for GF7 discount hunters but to be honest, they`d be better off with a used GM1 for peanuts anyway

The GM1 is beautifully made too, all Mag alloy

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 07:43 UTC
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AdamT: What a ridiculous "Update" - nothing different from the GF7 (itself a Toy version of the GM1) . the GF7 too was available in horrible colours as was the GM1 and the GM5 still is ...

Great for GF7 discount hunters but to be honest, they`d be better off with a used GM1 for peanuts anyway

The GF7/8`s LCD doesn't tilt either where its most useful - Downwards for overhead shots .. also the popular vid mode seems to be 24FPS for that Cinematic look anyway .. used GM1s are a bargain

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 16:35 UTC
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