AdamT

AdamT

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

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AdamT: Can`t believe they included the D30 but missed out the 1DS - the first Proper commercially available mass produced full frame camera .... not a Frankencam or bodged up film camera like the prior Kodaks ,. even beat the 14N (which was also a frankencam) to the market .

This Bud is for the 1DS and its Mk2 and Mk3 sucessors which put plenty of food on my table through their duration ......

I hated those heavyweight NiMh packs , I had to carry a number of them on winter weddings as they lost stamina in the cold being NiMh (the 1DS was a spectacular wedding camera after the D60 and Fuji S2) ,. the Mk1 and Mk2 1DS with the 28-70L and 550EX weighed a ton .backed up with a 1D with an late 80s 80-200 F2.8L on for reach - you had to be some pack horse . No I don`t want 2003 back thanks ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2021 at 19:02 UTC

Can`t believe they included the D30 but missed out the 1DS - the first Proper commercially available mass produced full frame camera .... not a Frankencam or bodged up film camera like the prior Kodaks ,. even beat the 14N (which was also a frankencam) to the market .

This Bud is for the 1DS and its Mk2 and Mk3 sucessors which put plenty of food on my table through their duration ......

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2021 at 18:34 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
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toomix: I remember this feature from my old EOS 3, it worked great, really liked it

Same here and was very disappointed that the 1D and 1DS didn`t feature it when they came out

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2021 at 09:05 UTC
On article Canon EOS R3 Initial Review (1474 comments in total)

Looks like a superb 1D/1DX series sports camera replacement apart from the poor battery life reported by Chris given the size of the batteries.. I`m sure there`ll be a "1DS" version with 50Mp or more , maybe that will be the R1 as I can`t see where a 1 series could improve on this in the sports area or build ..

I found Eye control AF worked fine on the old film cameras and wondered why the 1D and 1DS didn't have it , so I bet its a killer feature on this . I`ve been away from canon since they decided not to replace the 1DS Mk3 so hadn`t realised the white balance setting fiasco Chris explained hadn`t been addressed 10 years ago ! ..

Laughed when chris championed how light it was , it`s heavier than a Nikon D850 , a DSLR accused by many on here for being bulky and heavy - but yup, its light compared to a 1DX series let alone a 1DSMk1 or MK2 loaded with those lead weight NiMh battery packs

Like the R5 it looks good - I`d want a "1DS" version for my Job but I`m sure that`s to come

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 11:26 UTC as 232nd comment
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AdamT: Nice light compact fast enough 60mm FOV for the ZFC .... on FF I find 40mm falls between two stools , 35mm being more useful ..

the 35mm F1.8 is £735 ....... Bit of a price difference .

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 09:47 UTC
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AdamT: Nice light compact fast enough 60mm FOV for the ZFC .... on FF I find 40mm falls between two stools , 35mm being more useful ..

for you maybe but not for everyone , hence why there are far more 35mm lenses, especially fast pro level ones .

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 08:57 UTC
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Andyyy: Perfect lens, except for the plastic mount.

Good too see lots of camera component economics experts here on DPR ............ Maybe you should apply for Jobs at Nikon and give them the benefit of your extensive experience ..

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 08:55 UTC

Nice light compact fast enough 60mm FOV for the ZFC .... on FF I find 40mm falls between two stools , 35mm being more useful ..

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 08:28 UTC as 60th comment | 6 replies
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Andyyy: Perfect lens, except for the plastic mount.

such a small light lens doesn`t need a cost increasing metal mount , its not as if the mount was fragile like the plastic F mount could be ..

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 08:24 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S II review (523 comments in total)
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Malling: Why are you comparing a MF with FF, you don’t seem to compare a ff with an APS-C or M4/3 or a APS-C with a smartphone.

It should be compared to actually competing products.

if there were any other MF options competing at this price point I guess they would but there aren`t .. its also a camera people will be considering along with the various FF options when spending this kind of money .....

DPR reviews often mention the benefits or losses of APS_C options in FF reviews such as (at the price point there is the Fuji XTx )

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2021 at 17:32 UTC
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Bob A L: Why say you can't check focus? It's right there in the viewfinder for you to see. We focused manually with slr viewfinders before af.

there was an issue with the orig 1D and AF, it was all over the forums, canon were taking them back and re-setting them. Mine was fine and my 1DS was even better . the OPs may have fluff covering the AF sensor in the bottom of the mirror box however after all these years, it does look like a well hammered example .

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2021 at 07:44 UTC

used one and its later FF oppo the 1DS day to day for my job - proper work tools which take a kicking and keep on ticking, I doubt these fragile mirrorless toys of today could take much of that . even the 1D /1DS series got thinner skinned and lighter by the Mk3 stage ,though the loss of those horrible heavyweight NiMh battery packs which hated the cold and went flat in your bag was very welcome indeed (they also lost the irritating three finger salute button setup too) .....

a 1DS / 1D original + 28-70L F2.8 + 70-200L F2.8 + 550EX flash weighed a ton but it`d take anything you could throw at it day in day out and last years .

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2021 at 07:39 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
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AdamT: I hope its a LOT better than the E mount 18-200 and the awful DSLR mount 16-300 and 18-400s .. Tamron have come on a long way with the superb full frame RXD series, hopefully that has translated into finally a decent APS_C megazoom

The Tam 18-250 was their first usable SZ after all the really bad film ones and the orig cheap 18-200 non VC - I had a pretty ok-ish one, not as good as the old Sigma 18-200DC non OS but it is 50mm more .

I`ve used superzooms for leisure shooting for decades so have tried most of them , still have a 1990s Nikon 28-200 F3.5-5.6D screw drive which you can imagine is comical pixel peeped on my work D850 - though suprisingly decent at the wide end at F5.6

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2021 at 13:35 UTC
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AdamT: I hope its a LOT better than the E mount 18-200 and the awful DSLR mount 16-300 and 18-400s .. Tamron have come on a long way with the superb full frame RXD series, hopefully that has translated into finally a decent APS_C megazoom

I`ve done A3 from the 1st (large noisy) version of the 18-270 which was fantastically good at 18mm at F8 even decent wideopen .. every copy I`ve seen since have been soft outside the middle area at 270mm at F6.3 but the canon fit one I Cherry picked in 2010 in a dealer was even across the frame there so agreed , "Golden" copies of Tamrons exist !! CA was pretty bad as you could imagine (it`s a Tamron after all) but I`ve not seen a later tam Superzoom (even the Mirrorless 18-200 ) pre VXD which was as good ..... the samples from the 16-300 I had briefly would make you wince .

the Sigma 18-200 dcOS2 & C (Same lens, the C is dockable) I found to be far more consistent through the range & sample variation and even stands up to pixel peeping at 24Mpat F8 througout unless you hit a "Dud zone" focal length (all SZs have this apart from the Micro 4/3 panasonic 14-140-Mk2 and the Oly 12-100 F4 - though this sigma has less than most DSLR ones) ..........

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2021 at 13:26 UTC
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AdamT: I hope its a LOT better than the E mount 18-200 and the awful DSLR mount 16-300 and 18-400s .. Tamron have come on a long way with the superb full frame RXD series, hopefully that has translated into finally a decent APS_C megazoom

I found the wide end to be soft edged stopped down to F5.6 , the long end to be dreamy and soft and the intermediate focal lengths to be a rollercoaster of blurred edges / sharp edges etc depending on focal length .. I found the 18-270 VC original with the noisy but very effective VC to be a lot better to be honest (better than the smaller PZD version also) and that was worse than Sigmas 18-200 or 18-250 offerings .. .... just my findings, these lenses are ok at facebook size of course but then so is the old 28-300XR film lens from the early 00s , not very demanding ,. I `ve found that Tamron`s Pre VXD standard zooms full stop have been worse for CA / Halation than Sigma overall too ...

From what I`ve seen the E mount 28-200 VXD is in another universe to these things, as is Nikon`s 24-200 in Z mount.. these are full frame and as the smaller the sensor , the easier it should be to make a decent one, I have hopes for the new tam APS_C lens .

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2021 at 12:38 UTC

I hope its a LOT better than the E mount 18-200 and the awful DSLR mount 16-300 and 18-400s .. Tamron have come on a long way with the superb full frame RXD series, hopefully that has translated into finally a decent APS_C megazoom

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2021 at 07:34 UTC as 11th comment | 7 replies
On article Nikon Z fc added to studio test scene (184 comments in total)
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AdamT: so brilliant in RAW but the usual smeary large radius JPG engine of old which Canon and Sony have managed to ditch . I guess its a balance of processing times to quality ratio but with only 20Mp and modern processors you`d think they could use little or no NR at low ISOs and use multi radius sharpening like the latest canons.. Smeary haloed JPGs with little fine detail ought to have gone by the wayside 10 years ago

In all fairness Fuji`s idea of "No NR" = Lots of NR , even the RAWs seem to have some baked in , you can see it when you develop them in Capture one even which unlike Lightroom etc doesn`t automatically apply corrections of any kind.........

For some reason the Bayer cameras (like the XT100 and GFX) don`t seem to have NR baked into the RAWs , its just the XTrans ones,

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2021 at 08:04 UTC

Am I the only one who quickly flicked past the front page pic of Chris and the bags when scanning down the news - and thought it was a pic of a Drone - LOL ......

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2021 at 07:58 UTC as 55th comment
On article Nikon Z fc added to studio test scene (184 comments in total)
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AdamT: so brilliant in RAW but the usual smeary large radius JPG engine of old which Canon and Sony have managed to ditch . I guess its a balance of processing times to quality ratio but with only 20Mp and modern processors you`d think they could use little or no NR at low ISOs and use multi radius sharpening like the latest canons.. Smeary haloed JPGs with little fine detail ought to have gone by the wayside 10 years ago

Same here Phillip .............. Some of the XT3 ones on the Gallery here could be mistaken for Phone pics they`re that smeary

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2021 at 16:13 UTC
On article Nikon Z fc added to studio test scene (184 comments in total)
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AdamT: so brilliant in RAW but the usual smeary large radius JPG engine of old which Canon and Sony have managed to ditch . I guess its a balance of processing times to quality ratio but with only 20Mp and modern processors you`d think they could use little or no NR at low ISOs and use multi radius sharpening like the latest canons.. Smeary haloed JPGs with little fine detail ought to have gone by the wayside 10 years ago

I wasn`t knocked out with it in the D7500 given the 4mp drop and newer tech compared to the D7200`s "old 24Mp unit (noise about the same at ISO3200 in Capture one at the time) but fairs fair, it`s looking better in the Z50 , likely cleaner signal path - the ZFC maybe even better - Wondering when the Z50 will get the AF update to match the ZFC - cheap Z50s will no doubt appear on the used market and could make a good D7xxx replacement / Z mount toe dipper for those of us shooting FF Nikon DSLRs for work . I always found D7100/7200s make good second light bodies at events with small teles on .

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2021 at 13:19 UTC
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