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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I'm amazed they`re not weather sealed .. if Pentax can seal a cheapo plastic 18-55 Kit lens (and 7 years ago too) then surely Sigma should have made some effort ....
looks like it`ll handle well on the 1DS-III , hopefully it`ll optically be in the same ballpark as the canon L

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 08:19 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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AdamT: Why use the 7R shutter shock monster with an adapter attached instead of a proper DSLR like a 6D or D800E? where the samples would have stood a chance . could at least have used a regular A7 with electronic first curtain

I didn`t realise that (it wasn`t mentioned), I`d lose the 7R though as a lens test camera.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 14:51 UTC
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AdamT: Why use the 7R shutter shock monster with an adapter attached instead of a proper DSLR like a 6D or D800E? where the samples would have stood a chance . could at least have used a regular A7 with electronic first curtain

but the WORST ? .. Hmm, plan better next time guys , even a battered to death D700 or 5D Mk1 would have been better .

You won`t maximise anything shooting a 7R in the danger zone Deicide .

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 12:54 UTC

Why use the 7R shutter shock monster with an adapter attached instead of a proper DSLR like a 6D or D800E? where the samples would have stood a chance . could at least have used a regular A7 with electronic first curtain

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 11:43 UTC as 49th comment | 8 replies
On Sigma24mmF1.4_samples-13-F1.4 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

Shutter shock ?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 11:40 UTC as 3rd comment
On Sigma dp0 Quattro announced with 14mm F4 lens article (138 comments in total)
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AdamT: IMO They still keep missing the mark with the focal lengths - the DP1Q should have been moved to 24mm FOV, the DP2 to 35mm, the DP3 fine where it is and then made the DP0 18mm FOV . they seem to insist on oddball focal lengths

I said 35mm was the classic WIDE - it`s not even wide anymore - in fact thesedays, people don`t class anything longer than 24mm as wide .. the "standard" lens was 50mm, that`s borderline short tele thesedays ;-) . and yes there is a noticeable diff between 28 and 31mm , there was enough gnashing of teeth when Fuji used the S100FS lens on the S200EXR which had a smaller sensor giving 31mm instead of 28 and it wasn`t just me noticing the difference ... Whatever, I still think the DP0, 1 and 2 ought to have FOVs of 18mm (Heck, 16mm even) , 24mm and 35mm . there`s a massive diff between 35 and 45mm for the DP2 ..

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 15:35 UTC
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tombell1: Interesting .... Especially with K-01

Hmm, define "Standard" Mr Pentax !! .. 24mm FOV start points is becoming the standard more and more as time goes on . few compacts thesedays start at 28mm FOV

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 12:08 UTC
On Sigma dp0 Quattro announced with 14mm F4 lens article (138 comments in total)
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AdamT: IMO They still keep missing the mark with the focal lengths - the DP1Q should have been moved to 24mm FOV, the DP2 to 35mm, the DP3 fine where it is and then made the DP0 18mm FOV . they seem to insist on oddball focal lengths

Very dated Roland - 24mm is the new 28, 35mm is THE classic "Wide" FL of all time (Wide angle back in the film days) and holds up now as the new "Standard" . anything between 75 and 90mm is short telephoto with limited application, I feel that Sigma could have given the DP3 cams some Macro ability to extend their flexibility

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 08:27 UTC
On Sigma dp0 Quattro announced with 14mm F4 lens article (138 comments in total)
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AdamT: IMO They still keep missing the mark with the focal lengths - the DP1Q should have been moved to 24mm FOV, the DP2 to 35mm, the DP3 fine where it is and then made the DP0 18mm FOV . they seem to insist on oddball focal lengths

Hokay , my mistake ..

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 14:27 UTC
On Sigma dp0 Quattro announced with 14mm F4 lens article (138 comments in total)
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AdamT: IMO They still keep missing the mark with the focal lengths - the DP1Q should have been moved to 24mm FOV, the DP2 to 35mm, the DP3 fine where it is and then made the DP0 18mm FOV . they seem to insist on oddball focal lengths

the DP1Q isn't 28mm it`s 31mm which IS rather odd as is 45mm . I don`t care how boring 24 and 35mm are , they're more practical & useful than 31mm and 45mm - I merely put up with the FOVs of the DP cams because of the quality - if they were lesser cams (such as 16Mp APS-C) I`d not hav bothered

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 13:10 UTC
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tombell1: Interesting .... Especially with K-01

Agreed - pointless to make such a short zoom for a DSLR as the cameras are too big to pocket anyway but it may just breathe new life into the K-01 especially with the focus motor .

The worlds shortest zoom would be either the Olympus 14-42PZ or the Panasonic 12-32

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 08:15 UTC
On Sigma dp0 Quattro announced with 14mm F4 lens article (138 comments in total)

IMO They still keep missing the mark with the focal lengths - the DP1Q should have been moved to 24mm FOV, the DP2 to 35mm, the DP3 fine where it is and then made the DP0 18mm FOV . they seem to insist on oddball focal lengths

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 07:37 UTC as 30th comment | 13 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (437 comments in total)
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photo perzon: Olympus E-PM2 weighs the same as GM1 or GM5 and has almost twice the DXO ISO performance and built in IS, and if you want you can put a VF-4 on it

Not only that but I compared the GX7 to the EM5 and at high ISOs in RAW, the GX7 which if anything had the advantage, especially at ISO3200 and above where the files have less chroma noise / red spotting - the GX7 sensor has better DR too . I also expected the EM5 to beat it by a margin. it surprised me when the GX7 was actually the better alround.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 10:46 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (437 comments in total)
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photo perzon: Olympus E-PM2 weighs the same as GM1 or GM5 and has almost twice the DXO ISO performance and built in IS, and if you want you can put a VF-4 on it

1:- the EPM2 is shutter shock City
2:- it weighs more than a GM1 and is a lot bigger
3:- DXO`s ISO ratings are Bollox a lot of the time and that comparison is a poster child for that ..

If you want a bargain Oly, that`s currently the EM10 , forget anything without 0-sec antishock

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 09:33 UTC
On Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera Roundup (2014) article (138 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 (138 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 (138 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 (589 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 (589 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 (589 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
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