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 Olympus Stylus 1s camera announced in Japan article (16 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 6th comment
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (272 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 (787 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 (787 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 (787 comments in total)

Looks damn good to me ! . Nice move Samsung !

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 19:37 UTC as 90th comment
On Phase One announces Capture One Pro 8 article (66 comments in total)

no doubt this means no more cameras added to 7 :( I hope they fix the crashing bugs though

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 08:35 UTC as 17th comment
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Easycass: A simplified view...

Definition: To 'take' a photo means 'initiate the exposure', regardless of where the camera is mounted, what is in the frame, who or what is holding the camera, how much lugging it took to get there, how much expense, how much post-processing was done, who posted it, or where it was posted. Agreed?

Copyright: If a person initiates an exposure, whether a single shot, a self-timed, remote-released or trigger-released shot, creating a single exposure, sequence of exposures or video sequence, then, unless the person waives their rights in some written agreement, they own the copyright. Agreed?

Scenario 1: If a person is not holding the camera, but initiates the exposure(s) then copyright is theirs.

Scenario 2: If a person is not holding the camera, and does not initiate the exposure(s) then copyright is not theirs. If the exposure was initiated by another human, copyright belongs to that other person. If not initiated by a human, there is no copyright.

He didn`t give the camera to the monkey, it took it from him

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 06:51 UTC
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Easycass: A simplified view...

Definition: To 'take' a photo means 'initiate the exposure', regardless of where the camera is mounted, what is in the frame, who or what is holding the camera, how much lugging it took to get there, how much expense, how much post-processing was done, who posted it, or where it was posted. Agreed?

Copyright: If a person initiates an exposure, whether a single shot, a self-timed, remote-released or trigger-released shot, creating a single exposure, sequence of exposures or video sequence, then, unless the person waives their rights in some written agreement, they own the copyright. Agreed?

Scenario 1: If a person is not holding the camera, but initiates the exposure(s) then copyright is theirs.

Scenario 2: If a person is not holding the camera, and does not initiate the exposure(s) then copyright is not theirs. If the exposure was initiated by another human, copyright belongs to that other person. If not initiated by a human, there is no copyright.

The Camera owner didn`t initiate the exposure . this is the same as trying to claim copyright on photos taken on your camera when recovered after a mugging which were taken by the perpetrator ..

If he`d set the camera to take 1 pic a second for 100 frames and handed the monkey the camera , it would have been a different matter .

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 06:17 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (686 comments in total)
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AdamT: The Sony is actually £100 cheaper at the this moment in the UK - £699 Minus £50 cashback !! .. No doubt the panny will drop after its been on the shelves a few weeks (when it lands)

I`ve not got an FZ friendly version of DNG converter to find out yet (so I can load them into Capture One) - Waiting for the non-beta release but have some FZ raws to play when it comes.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 20:37 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (686 comments in total)
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AdamT: The Sony is actually £100 cheaper at the this moment in the UK - £699 Minus £50 cashback !! .. No doubt the panny will drop after its been on the shelves a few weeks (when it lands)

"realeased" yeah, but only on preorder at £750 when it hits the shelves which will stay at £750 until sales flag if previous trend is anything to go by .. making the Sony currently £100 cheaper .

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 20:32 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (686 comments in total)

The Sony is actually £100 cheaper at the this moment in the UK - £699 Minus £50 cashback !! .. No doubt the panny will drop after its been on the shelves a few weeks (when it lands)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 19:58 UTC as 210th comment | 4 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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Eric Ouellet: Hi, almost my dream camera, only missing a zoom with a switch that could flip between manual and/or fly-by-wire. That switch would be automatically set to fly-by-wire when video is active but otherwise become the user choice.

Another, less important thing is if the lens could be 24-400mm f2.8 then it would have been the perfect camera!

But for now, I'm going to buy it on next weekend! Thanks Panasonic!

Same here Re-Zoom, the lack of manual zoom is likely to be a deal killer for me , I don`t mind electric zooms in compacts with 3 to 5X but I never keep superzooms with electric zooms very long, it put me off wanting to use them.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 06:31 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1550 comments in total)
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gxtoast: I don't think the removal of AA should necessarily bring the price down, considering that we don't know the cost of other developments that improve this model over previous. If the price stays the same and we get improvements then that is a win. Especially if the new product also resolves a number of issues that have been bugging D800/E users.

IF the cost saved on losing the AA (and if the AA is a good one, the saved cost is a LOT of money) is spent elsewhere then I`ve no issues with that ..... it`s a big IF of course until someone gets one into their hands and gives it a good workout against the originals .
Saving cost of Losing the AA in the D7100 got the 7000 series a full on Pro grade AF system, superb 24Mp sensor and a whole host of improvements , the 810 looks a lot less of an upgrade though the price will likely drop to D800 non-E levels before long

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 07:05 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1550 comments in total)

They remove a very expensive item (the AA filter) and keep the price at D800E levels - Rather like Audi Charging extra to have an option of No power steering in the R8 - LOL !!! ...... Crafty buggers are Nikon .

What this does mean is cheap D800s on the used market - now that IS a good thing

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 06:46 UTC as 334th comment | 3 replies

First damn WR lens and its a slow "5.6`er" . Sheesh - I`d have thought a WR version of the venerable 18-55 F2.8-4 would have A:- been more appropriate and B:- Launched with the XT1 body

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 06:19 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply
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Woodlink: The amount of packaging for this camera is ridiculous and unnecessary.

-no one said Leica was environmentally sensitive I suppose-

I understand your point but if you were Paying that kind of cash for a jumped up Samsung NX2000-alike with a Sub-EOS-M quality £1100 kit lens , would you be happy if it arrived in canon compact style crappy ecologically friendly packaging ? . I`d expect it to arrive in a bespoke case made of Honduran rosewood !

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 07:12 UTC
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rodskogj: Why isn't Adobe Camera Raw distributed as a plug-in for Lightroom and Photoshop so new cameras can be added without 'updating' the entire program? Too many new cameras are coming out all the time which means the core Adobe applications are constantly out of date

camera raw wouldn`t need to be replaced in LR, they could just upgrade the camera support files - Same for all RAW conveters (Capture One in particular) , it`s the way they make money .. I even suggested to Phase one that they have a paid camera profile upgrade for those who don`t want to upgrade the program (for far less money) it`d be better than nothing and they`d still be getting some cash .

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 05:49 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

if its BETTER glass it`ll be superb - the "old" slow lens was loaded with CA , wasn`t sharp at the long end further than backyard distances and was troublesome to get the edges sharp (it also failed to realise the potential of the sensor) . hopefully the new lens will fix this

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 06:04 UTC as 726th comment | 2 replies
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