AdamT

AdamT

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

AdamT's current gear

Canon PowerShot G1 X
Nikon Coolpix P330
Sigma DP1
After heading for 3 years and 21,000 shots as a Silent shoot and commercial photography work cam, this is now in retirement as my stroll around camera and its still up to the job !! , it`s getting brassed corners on the body but lens/sensor is still clean and working beautifully. full marks for longevity !
Ultra Bargain Subcompact with a Winning Sensor / Lens combo, which are tack sharp edge to edge at F1.8 & amazing detail and DR, far beyond the performance of the Canon S series . lens gives about a 21mm Field of view in RAW without lens correction (DIY in PT Lens) , excellent range and superb IS . only two flies in the ointment - Speed (both writing of the Bloated RAW files and paging through the menus are way behind the times Like Coolpixes are) and the dials are non configurable making the nice command dial useless in AV mode. if Image quality is THE most important to you Get one ..
Slow is the best word to describe the DP1 thesedays but alongside the DP2 held on to the classic Foveon look to images which sadly departed to a degree with the AFE powered X models and the SD15 and is like Bayer now with the SD1 and Merrill models ... I still keep the Original DP1 (had one since 2008) for my Foveon-Fix now the SD9 has finally gone . Stars are for image and lens quality alone, the rest is inferior to a cam of over 10 years ago (it makes a 13yr old Sony 707 look like a Nikon D4 handling and speed wise)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1
Worlds smallest proper Mirrorless camera.. fast as they get, resolute , up there with the best at high ISOs. The only flies in the ointment are 50th sec flash sync, the popup twinkler has no commander ability, the mechanical shutter is only good for 500th sec whereafter the electronic one takes over limiting the RAW quality to 10 bits - but when they cram most of a GX7 into a body smaller than a shirt pocket P&S what do you expect .... 4 stars only Cuz Panny were lazy in not offering the slower scanning 12-bit Electronic shutter of the GX7 and remote commander on the popup