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 article A comfortable fit: Panasonic Lumix GX850 overview (117 comments in total)

it does replace the GF7/8 but it certainly does not replace the EVF equipped but tiny GM5

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 21:05 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Gear of the Year: Richard's choice - Fujifilm X-T2 (170 comments in total)
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CharlesKalnins: Excellent article! I have both the XT2 and the Nikon D750/D810 system. The XT2 is a superb system and often there is also the need for FF. Having both is what really works well now.

Previously I had only the A7rII, and this frustrated me very often with the lens selection/size/weight and ergonomics let alone the cost.

Agreed - Run an XT2 alongside my D800E system for Work .. both have their places , they slot in together nicely ..

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 11:27 UTC
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captura: Hail the old tri-navi controls in the NEX-7! And that was really the first 24 mp camera in the series.

Exactly FIVE years ago too ........... the NEX-7 really was a ground breaker , lovely EVF too

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 19:51 UTC
On article Modest Updates: Nikon D3400 Review (378 comments in total)

Cam1000 lives on - Sheesh, it debuted in the D200 11 years ago !! . I`d hoped that the 3400 would have at least gained the D7000 AF

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 19:29 UTC as 33rd comment

Brilliant , finally a use for the NX Mini ..............

Dissection

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 06:25 UTC as 6th comment

Yeah - just about everyone outside Lytro knew their bizarre low resolution, low image quality "refocus" cameras were about as likely to catch on as the Sinclair C5 .

the only surprise is that they lasted as long as they did .. I hope the company succeeds in VR

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2016 at 06:28 UTC as 4th comment
On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (309 comments in total)
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AdamT: 16Mp .............. :(

If they`re going to use a new sensor (the 20Mp one in this case) , use it across the range like DSLR makers do instead of hanging on to old sensors . Kinda expected it in the G7 but not in this model ..

So a grown up GM5 then- nice option, probably a sweet spot but IMO needed that 20Mp sensor

the 4000th sec limitation is likely down to the shutter mech, why they can`t do EFCS is a mystery

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 10:11 UTC
On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (309 comments in total)

16Mp .............. :(

If they`re going to use a new sensor (the 20Mp one in this case) , use it across the range like DSLR makers do instead of hanging on to old sensors . Kinda expected it in the G7 but not in this model ..

So a grown up GM5 then- nice option, probably a sweet spot but IMO needed that 20Mp sensor

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 07:24 UTC as 70th comment | 11 replies

Now that`s cooking - far more useful range than the Mk1 & 2 . I still wish they`d put a manual zoom on these things, camcorders manage manual/Electric combos just fine

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 15:14 UTC as 116th comment

Looks like its still pulling less detail at ISO25600 than the 36Mp bodies in RAW (checked D800E on the comparator) ..

Much as expected really - no one would actually want to shoot sports with an 800 series, that is what the D5 is for - horses for courses. whether the D5 is worth the extra over a D4S for this job is another matter.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 13:26 UTC as 134th comment
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AdamT: Could do with firmware to speed up the 24-105 ART, it has to be one of the slowest Ring USM zooms I`ve encountered - big glass like the canon 85 F1.2 is real slow but this is way slower than the Nikon 24-70, canon 28-70L and 24-105L

Unfortunately I cant stick a Canon 24-105 or 28-70L on a Nikon to show the difference (the canons literally flick from end to end) .. the reviews agree with my findings too (one Youtube one compares to the canon) . Yup it`s faster than Micro-AFS like the 24-120 F4 and 18-200 have but it`s no faster than the 18-70.. it`s OK for my intended purpose and isn`t any slower in low light but it`s not fast like Canon Ring USM

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2016 at 19:21 UTC
On article How to: iFixit disassembles the Fujifilm X100T (102 comments in total)

Fantastic - I wonder if it`d still work if you stuff a sensor with a proper filter array in such as the one from the XA1 .. in RAW at least :D

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2016 at 14:22 UTC as 37th comment | 5 replies
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2157 comments in total)

Doesn`t matter how good it is - neither the 16-50 kit lens or the "Zeiss" 16-70 are even good enough for the original 14Mp NEX5 let alone a camera of this calibre , the 18-55 wasn`t either .

Sony need to finally wake up and make a decent standard zoom for their APS-C mirrorless cameras instead of making more and more bodies.. no wonder Metabones and now Sigma are reaping it in with Canon adapters, even the plastic cheapo EFS-18-55-III non IS kills any Standard Sony zoom

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 08:40 UTC as 308th comment | 2 replies

Could do with firmware to speed up the 24-105 ART, it has to be one of the slowest Ring USM zooms I`ve encountered - big glass like the canon 85 F1.2 is real slow but this is way slower than the Nikon 24-70, canon 28-70L and 24-105L

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 07:21 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
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AdamT: That`d be a handful of a lens on a 1DX or D4S let alone a tiny A7 - No IS and poor edges at F5.6 see --> http://2.static.img-dpreview.com/files/p/TS7952x5304~sample_galleries/4498841025/3708375403.jpg

SOMEONE needs to make a decent standard zoom for these cameras which can produce across the frame sharpness . C`mon Sigma, step up with an ART lens Please !

Ther 28-70 CAN be good edge to edge but the IS cam randomly sway a blurred edge in to the scene , the lens is Underdeveloped size wise , turning the IS off doesn't seem to help . My "Zeiss" was a good copy and it`s still not as good at the wide end as a plastic mount Nikon Film camera kit lens (28-80D)

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 13:17 UTC
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AdamT: That`d be a handful of a lens on a 1DX or D4S let alone a tiny A7 - No IS and poor edges at F5.6 see --> http://2.static.img-dpreview.com/files/p/TS7952x5304~sample_galleries/4498841025/3708375403.jpg

SOMEONE needs to make a decent standard zoom for these cameras which can produce across the frame sharpness . C`mon Sigma, step up with an ART lens Please !

That Doesn`t help Mk1 owners - and you`d think even Sony could design an £1800 24-70 without IS for this system which is capable of sharp edges at F5.6 .... Seems not by these samples

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 09:59 UTC

That`d be a handful of a lens on a 1DX or D4S let alone a tiny A7 - No IS and poor edges at F5.6 see --> http://2.static.img-dpreview.com/files/p/TS7952x5304~sample_galleries/4498841025/3708375403.jpg

SOMEONE needs to make a decent standard zoom for these cameras which can produce across the frame sharpness . C`mon Sigma, step up with an ART lens Please !

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 08:36 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies

I guess if the only "Fox" they`d seen was Basil Brush then the colour is absolutely Bang on ........ as for "Collectable" , Ricoh learned the hard way years ago that Digital cameras are never collectable even with the silliest of paint jobs by the most abstract of designers . even the "Hasselblad" version of the RX100 with wood bits stuck on was forgotten quicker than last years Canon or Nikon plastic budget DSLR .

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 20:23 UTC as 82nd comment | 1 reply
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (307 comments in total)

Good grief, they`ve resurrected the Olympus E-300 - I wonder if the shutter sounds like a cuckoo clock like the unfortunate Oly did ;) ..

It`ll be very interesting to see how the new sensors perform, also if they manage to get the PD-AF system working in the A7R-II ballpark, they`ll need to if anyone wants to use their old FF SA lenses on the H version

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 16:33 UTC as 65th comment | 1 reply
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (313 comments in total)
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tomjar: It's funny how you say at the beginning of the hands-on that the DL24-85 is probably going to be the most popular of the three cameras, but then you and up talking about (and showing) almost exclusively the other two cameras... :)

DL 24-85 is indeed closest to what I was hoping for (I am looking for something to replace my P7700 which is starting to malfunction too frequently), but it unfortunately lacks a few things I would like in a relatively small (not pocketable) take-it-everywhere camera. In my eyes (and compared to P7700/7800) it lacks (at least):
- the reach on the tele side,
- an external mic port
- a built-in viewfinder,
- a possibility to attach an external lens to extend the reach,
- and it will cost a lot more.
But at least it has a hot shoe. On the bright side, its lens starts wider than P7700/7800, it has a brighter lens, much better fps rates and AF capabilities and of course a larger sensor. So I might bite the bullet when the prices come down a bit ...

Yeah, even with a decent 20Mp at 85mm you won`t get anywhere near 200mm of the P7700 (which had the best 1:1.7" sensor ever made in) - I have the P330 with the same sensor but an insanely sharp 21mm effective wide end (24mm in the specs, 21mm is gained in RAW using your own correction or uncorrected) . I`m thinking the DL 24-85 would replace this but it looks a lot bulkier than the uber-thin P330 so may as well take the GM5 which has an onboard EVF and kinda does all three DLs depending on the lens fitted .

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 07:43 UTC
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