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 3 years plus and over 23,000 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, predictability and image quality !
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 LX7 or 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 ............... 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) ..... 2015 update - this is looking older and older all the time and only kept for nostalgia and the classic Foveon look, even the P330 in RAW easily beats it everyway in reality .
Sigma DP2 Merrill
Sony Alpha a6000
A real Detail monster with enough "Different from run of the mill Foveon" image quality to earn it the title of modern day SD9 (though the IQ is more Urbex to the SD9`s Alien Landscape) - whereas the new Quatto is trying to play in Bayers court, the Merrills will always stand out for being different and that`s a GOOD thing ... The lens is the sweetspot in the DP range , better than the other Merrils (especially the DP1M) and better than the old DP2 .. Handling wise it`ll always look sad next to a current mirrorless but next to the old original DP series, it`s a speed demon with awesome ergonomics and a fantastic screen .... Actually would have got 5 stars if it could do regular DP look images as well as the "Urbex filter" look to the pics but even in SPP this isn't possible
Only list Personal cameras here and I use an Oly EM1 as part of my work rig so got the A6000 for personal use as I need 24Mp more than the extensive glass .. fantastic camera, even low light AF is good with the latest Japanese firmware - remarkable JPG engine which is more like an original Fuji X100 than the usual smeary sony mess (they`ve really got detail from JPG in Bionz-X) and RAW in C1 gives even more .. the sensor is excellent across the ISO range and DR is decent too (all on a par with the D7200) handling is as good as NEX gets and IMO better than the Pan GX7 and wow is it fast .. . the letdown of course are the standard zooms, the 16-50 pancake is as good as they get (it`s good enough for personal use but no EOS-M 18-55, Fuji 18-55 or Panny 14-42-II) ... the marks are for the A6000 body, it`d be unfair to mark it down because of a lack of a really nice standard zoom worthy of the sensor and AF system .