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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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 5th 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 Modest Updates: Nikon D3400 Review (379 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 (306 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 (306 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 (2159 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 310th 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
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