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 Nikon D7500 vs Canon EOS 80D (265 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 (95 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 6th comment
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (503 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 12th comment
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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 6th 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 (387 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 35th 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 (2162 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 312th 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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