AdamT

AdamT

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

AdamT's current gear

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Nikon D3
Nikon D7100
After nearly 10 years, the SX50 is still the best "Phone sensor" megazoom with the best lens and best sensor - later cams like the SX60&70 screwed both items up sadly - this retains the same level or RAW quality as a recent Iphone on its main sensor and the lens is sharp corner to corner at 24mm and still for most of the frame at 1200mm !! . Sadly the EVF is more like 2004 than even 2013 and its missing a lot of modern conveniencies like Auto EVF switching and a touch screen but when it lets you take 1200mm shots tack sharp at 80th sec and the cam can be had for £80-£120 depending on condition you`re looking at the ultimate partner for a recent top level iPhone Pro - this camera has aged so well
WORK CAMERA - The D3 gives me back the proper AF, build and fast low rez images of the missed (and dead) D700 I was using previously as a backup / low rezzer ...... the D3 was the first Nikon FF cam and it stands up today, tougher than the D700 with proper professional mirror mech which doesn`t die early in life so a far better buy thesedays as parts are discontinued for these cams .. can be had for half the price of a D3S and the only Diff is at ISO1600 upwards - this one was used D3300 money as the useless focus area Switch on the back had broken off.
WORK CAMERA - had one new at launch as a second more compact body to my then D800E and it rocked, I prefer the more detailed top LCD to the simplified one of the D7200 ,, the D7100s only downer is banding in deep shadows when recovering a nearly black image ! , resultant image is still usable at 12Mp (Downsizing averages out the banding) - just remember to expose proeprly next time ;) ! . High ISOs are as good as APS-C gets (same as the 7200 in tests) . great tough more than Pro-usable long lived camera which can be had for peanuts. I`ve seen D7100/7200s with over 300K on the clock still running fine after hard use in Family portrait studios where they are still much loved . .
Nikon D850
Nikon Z7
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
WORK CAMERA - IMO the current state of the art for a work DSLR for general use - AF is based on the D5 so as good as DSLR AF gets.. this cam is tougher & handles better than any mirrorless loaded up .. XQD slot for Zero RAW + JPG buffer issues and UHS2 for SD . a camera to take a beating day in day out for years .....
WORK & LEISURE CAMERA .. Mint barely used example bought to augment my work rig and as a road to moving it to mirrorless eventually ... The Z7 is basically a "Pocket D850" in Mirrorless form with the same image quality and full compatibility with AFS/AFP F mount glass + IBIS . It`s playing out well in the field too - It has also replaced my G9 as personal cam due to the unexpected quality of the 24-200,,, not 5 stars ? - Nope - needs 2 card slots (MK2 does that) and AF up to Canon R5 level to get that , it`ll come in a MK3 I`m sure
The first Pan M43 with pro level build (Far tougher than newer M43 cams and all Olys due to lack of IBIS) and ergonomics, also the last GH to be more stills-centric so really the original forerunner to the G9 . GH3 is also unique in that its the only 16Mp Pan to use the Sony sensor from the EM5-II so has that lovely low noise floor which gives clean skies even at ISO200 and amazing shadow pulling at ISO125 ...... Works great with the PL12-60 which has far better OIS than the consumer zooms or the 12-35 F2.8