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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I thought the lens on my original G1X was slow and short enough at effective 28-115 F2.8-5.8 but the mk3 at only 70mm and still at F5.6 is the worst of both worlds (slow and short) ..... all well, I`m sure it`ll please some people but sadly still no replacement for me..

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 12:33 UTC as 120th comment
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Mariano Pacifico: I bought a used Canon Elph digital cam in my transition from film to digital. Years later I had brand new G10, AWESOME CAMERA better than my Canon PowerShot G7x Mark II. Experimented with Canon PowerShot S110 gave it to my wife. I can go Program mode tweaked colors the result came out the way I expected BUT NOT G7x Mark II. I am really disappointed.

I do not lug around with dSLRs it is bulky and heavy. I can only tell if it is dSLRs from my PowerShots when blown up. Most of my viewers are text-it-to-my-phone types, of course, in that small device all pictures look good.

P&S wins hands-down in practicality, portability and IQ ... until DxO rated iPhone8 and Samsung Note ....

The G10 in RAW still cuts it today (if you can find one which hasn't had its lens gouged by the auto cover) - everyone knocked it at launch because of 14Mp overdoing things but that was just Canon`s lame JPG engine smearing things at high ISOs. shoot in RAW and it was a total killer . way better than the overrated G9 in my opinion ..... I didn`t like the G7X either, too slow and found the lens is far from adequate for the sensor quality

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 16:12 UTC

Just a correction, the G3 wasn`t more rounded than the G5, in fact they`re the same camera Cosmetically, the G5 was basically a black 5Mp G3 with updated innards ..

the G2 was available in gold or smart Pro black. the G1 was half gunmetal silver and half black if I remember rightly .. I think the G1 and G2 looked very dated even on launch and still look like early 80s film compacts now, the G3/5 and especially G6 while boxy do look made for the Digital age ..

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 16:09 UTC as 44th comment | 2 replies
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Ben Herrmann: Soooo many new cameras (which is always the case, isn't it...)! It's really come to the point (for awhile now) that most cameras by all brands are capable of superb imagery, and what divides them among users are the types of features and small improvements they may bring. And the arguments will go on as to what and who is best - sigh... And for those of us who shoot with a variety of systems, we can appreciate what each brings to the table.

Having said that, as an E-M10 Mk II user, there is nothing in this model (which looks exactly the same) which would cause many of us (IMO) who own the II to upgrade. There will be some though that must have the latest and greatest. Now is the time to look for the E-M10 Mk II version as the prices come down on that model. It will still be a very relevant camera.

Or from a Mk1 come to that ..

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 15:36 UTC
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xsamie: not smartphones. Smartcameras will kill the entry level ILS. Smartcameras are cameras that double as smartphones, not the other way around. This has not been invented yet, but some day Sony or Canon will take something like an RX100 and put it on a smartphone form factor.. and voila.

Samsung already did that with the Galaxy cameras - it`d have been successful too if the things weren`t slower than molasses and took and age to do anything including boot - maybe they did it too early on. it`s only recently that phones have started booting fast enough to be usable in camera form (a cam isn`t always switched on like a phone)

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 06:43 UTC
On article Nikon D7500 vs Canon EOS 80D (251 comments in total)
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UneVache: Does Nikon has that much difficulties to sell this D7500 that it needs that kind of article to convince potential customers not to get a cheaper D7200 instead ?

Yeah the D7200 gives more resolution, twin card slots, battery grip etc .. Nikon goofed big time with the D7500 as a replacement , it should have been called the D6000...... What are Nikon up to ? , even the D3400 is a crippled D3300 with "Snapbridge" . they ought to be Upgrading their cams not losing critical features

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2017 at 11:50 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: The Canon PowerShot G3 (98 comments in total)

""One feature that hasn't carried through to modern day 'G cameras' is the optical viewfinder"" ..

The G1X had it which is pretty modern - as of course all the predecessors - G5. G6, G7, G9 and G10 .. the G5X (the only 1" sensor G with old G styling) has an EVF which replaces it ..

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2017 at 07:48 UTC as 8th comment
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (506 comments in total)

Still think the A9 needed to be a tough chunky body design like the Panasonic GH series to make handling of those bulky lenses easier , disappointed they only marginally bulked it up over the A7

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 06:40 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
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john Clinch: I didn't realise that these early Canons used a CMOS sensor. So is that true for all Canon DSLRs? Nikon hung onto CCD for atleast one more generation.

My cousin had a 10D. It seemed so expensive and exotic to me, at the time

From what I remember , Nikon didn`t use CMOS until the arrival of the D2X - others such as Pentax etc also stuck with CCDs til later on because at the time that was all Sony made (or at least allowed others to buy) .

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 19:10 UTC
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john Clinch: I didn't realise that these early Canons used a CMOS sensor. So is that true for all Canon DSLRs? Nikon hung onto CCD for atleast one more generation.

My cousin had a 10D. It seemed so expensive and exotic to me, at the time

The only True Canon DSLR with a CCD was the 1D Mk1 - its 4mp chip was made by Panasonic ....... and Barney , I think you`ll find that the Nikon D1 predated the D30 (APS-C Sensor) , I seem to remember an old Kodak 6Mp sensor using APS-C too (or APS-H) in the 90s

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 09:10 UTC

The shuffly AF of the 10D drove me nuts in all light (had one April 2003) , I found the D60 was slower but far more accurate, it was if they`d tuned the 10Ds AF to look fast on paper regardless to the compromises made in accuracy . I went back to using a D60 as backup / secondary DSLR ..

Also the 10D wasn`t as well made despite its flashy appearance, the Mag alloy outer shell wasn`t as tough as the Polycarbonate D60 (Which was made of the same stuff as the EOS1/1N film cameras) ... and the chassis wasn`t as sturdy either a the thick steel box section in the D60.

The other irritating thing about the 10D was that as it had a Digic chip, you couldn`t use it with Unchippable Sigma lenses which included many superb primes (and which were plentiful - you could use them with the D30, D60 and Mk1 versions of the 1DS and 1D) -- but also it couldn`t take EFS lenses either so was the worst of both worlds --- Nope didn`t like the 10D one Iota - the 20D was a totally different matter though .

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 09:05 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article A comfortable fit: Panasonic Lumix GX850 overview (119 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 5th comment
On article Gear of the Year: Richard's choice - Fujifilm X-T2 (172 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 Nikon D3400 Review (399 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 38th 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 (307 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 (307 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
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