I think CCD sensors are STILL the best, so I'm selling all my CMOS cameras

CCD Sensor
(Image credit: Sebastian Oakley / Digital Camera World)

This has been on my mind for a while now… I have taken a lot of images on CMOS camera sensors, mostly my whole career in fact as nearly every camera over the last 5 years has been equipped with a CMOS sensor. So why am I wanting CCD sensors back in my life?

It all started with the old, but gold Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro, based at the time on the Nikon D100 with battery grip. The FinePix S3 Pro took my breath away the first day I shot with it, and it was because of its wonderful Fujifilm SuperCCD SR II sensor that was developed by Fujifilm at the time. And the images it procured where fantastic.

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.