jase

jase

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a Project Manager
Has a website at http://www.jellisphoto.co.uk
Joined on Sep 9, 2003
About me:

Look up and see something beautiful.

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Every year, Lidl sell fishing gloves that are neoprene with a grippy rubber palm and fingers. The index fingertip cover flips back like this and they're about £5.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2015 at 06:59 UTC as 16th comment
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abi170845: I love ultra wide lens and even the 14mm L mk2 is an extremely difficult lens to master. For landscape, you better have an outstanding foreground because everything else such as the horizon etc will look small and almost impossible to shoot without grad filters.

Notice on the sample gallery how the horizon looked small, even if you have spectacular cloud formations and light, they will look small. So shooting at 11mm you better have a knockout foreground that is one in a million to make the shot at 11mm.

If your thing is spectacular light during both twilights, sunrise and sunsets, filters are a must. I have to use the Hitech Lucroit on my 14mm Mk2 L, as much as I am keen on this else, I will wait until there are filters to fit this behemoth of a lens.

As has been said, a lot of these shots will be taken using a tripod, especially on an f4 unstabilised lens and you can exposure bracket and blend the layers in Photoshop. In fact the auto align layers functionality makes this possible even with handheld shots.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 05:55 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R real-world samples gallery (269 comments in total)
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Esign: In a perfect portrait, everything but one eye should be very slightly out of focus, with the smoothest bokeh possible.

Everything but one eye should be in focus? Are you mad? You prefer portraits with one out of focus eye?

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 06:59 UTC
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abortabort: Still says 470g DPR, it is actually 815g.

@Mandymac the suggested retail price of the Sigma 24-105 in the UK is £849 too. They're available from £575 and up from the grey importers or £699 from regular retailers. I imagine demand will be higher for the 50mm at first which might keep prices up but they will come down soon enough.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 16:20 UTC
On article Manfrotto 190 Series Carbon Fiber Tripod Review (73 comments in total)

I've had a Benro M168M8 which I loved and now I use a Three Legged Thing Brian and a Velbon Ultrek UT43D with a Benro B00 head as it packs down so incredibly small..... of course I have a Manfrotto as well, I just dont use it for photography.

http://g3.img-dpreview.com/5954084FD26C4F4F89C6A1DD5EDFB100.jpg

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2014 at 17:17 UTC as 11th comment
On article Nikon D4s First Impressions Review (1038 comments in total)
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Edmond Leung: An excellent pro camera!
Pro market only belongs to Nikon and Canon; others are just peanut.
I am wondering why Sony doesn't enter this market. They have very strong pro cameras in the broadcasting and movie industries.
Is the pro market of the still camera too small for them?

@Cyrille There are 'pro-market' bodies and 'pro-market' lenses, the lens 'pro-market' is huge.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 07:50 UTC
On article Nikon D4s First Impressions Review (1038 comments in total)
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Edmond Leung: An excellent pro camera!
Pro market only belongs to Nikon and Canon; others are just peanut.
I am wondering why Sony doesn't enter this market. They have very strong pro cameras in the broadcasting and movie industries.
Is the pro market of the still camera too small for them?

Konica Minolta should have been the brand to make professional. Sony threw it away. Sony is a TV and pocket cam company. It's so sad. Minolta made some fantastic cameras back in the day.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 07:47 UTC
On article Nikon D4s First Impressions Review (1038 comments in total)
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elefteriadis alexandros: -Good for Nikon keep the Megapixel down, that give breath to improve DR which remain the big problem for digital photography.
-I wait for the test in that DR department and keep my breath...

Maybe, but the Nikon with the highest DR at base ISO is the D800. Film DR is only better than Digital DR at low speeds. Really though its the analogue roll-off rather than DR itself that will be very difficult to achieve with Digital.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 07:44 UTC
On article Canon updates firmware for EOS-1D X (72 comments in total)

Devils advocate: Why review them, they will both be very good, they sell in relatively small numbers and are both hugely expensive. The professionals will buy whichever system they already have if they feel they have to update and the amateurs with deep pockets will do the same. Neither will lie likely to click through the links on the DP Review pages when they decide to buy.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2014 at 07:38 UTC as 8th comment
On article Canon updates firmware for EOS-1D X (72 comments in total)

Now if they head said the new firmware unlocks the previously unannounced in body image stabilisation, wifi and GPS.....

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 21:50 UTC as 14th comment
On article Vanguard Abeo Pro Tripod Kit (14 comments in total)

I'm not a fan of the Manfrotto 190, mine is now doing duty as a stand for a lamp shade in my living room. The tilt column is nice, but I so rarely use this functionality. I recently got rid of a Benro C168M8 Travel Angel which I loved due to lightness and compact folded dimensions, but it wasn't quite tall enough, so now I have a carbon Brian by 3 Legged Thing. Fully extended it's over 2m tall, the legs are sturdy and it's still light. It's also cool, which is something I never thought I'd say about a tripod.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2014 at 22:10 UTC as 10th comment
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JEROME NOLAS: What is SONY? A car maker? Thanks God they don't make aircrafts!

@Allochka you mean the A7R can outresolve the D800E, a camera that has the same sensor? Wow!

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2013 at 13:44 UTC

It seems such a shame that Sony didn't put a full size mount on this camera.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2013 at 13:42 UTC as 15th comment | 5 replies
On article Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows (1394 comments in total)
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tabloid: Lots of professional photographers now use mirror less cameras.

Me for one.

Its the future, or should i say its the present.

Just look at the new full frame cameras from Sony. (A7 and A7R).

If those cameras like the A7 and A7R had the new Canon 70D sensor they would world beaters.

Damian McGillicuddy - glamour and fashion (OMD EM5, EM1), Zack Arias - editorial and commercial (Fuji XPRO1, X100S), Ming Thein - Travel (OMD EM5, EM1) and loads of the people in the Magnum Photos Co-operative do.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 09:10 UTC
On article Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows (1394 comments in total)
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fmian: The very idea behind this camera is a joke as far as photography goes.
It undermines the very notion of what it means to be a photographer.
If people really wanted that old time pure feeling of using a manually controlled camera then they would just buy a manual film camera. And plenty of people are doing just that!
This camera will appeal to those who think of their cameras as more of a fashion accessory rather than an actual device to capture an intimate moment or a breathtaking scene.
It brings nothing new to the table and will serve to fill in the gap between honest talented photographers and those pretenders who think their new camera somehow makes a difference.
Another thumbs down to Nikon from myself and many others here I see.

"undermines the very notion of what it means to be a photographer"?

I think the history of photography and the many great photographers of the present and past undermine the very notion of your argument.

More than anything else I want a 1970s film camera with a digital back. Optional autofocus and occasionally Shutter Priority and a faster sync speed aside I can't think of any function missing from my 1966 Nikon F that I want or need.

Perhaps you should try shooting with a camera that doesn't do it all for you. I find the less technology between me and the lens the better the experience. Photography is not menus, submenus and earlobe detection modes, it's light, composition, focal length and the balance of shutter speed and aperture with film or sensor sensitivity.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 08:58 UTC
On article Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor (757 comments in total)

Cynical really. For the same money one can buy any number of new camera & lens combinations from another compan or a used M8 & 50mm 'cron, a used M9....the list goes on.

The M T240 should really be sold at this price, just when you think Leica have switched from jewellery to photography, they release this.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 15:50 UTC as 265th comment | 1 reply
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fyngyrz: What a tempest in a teapot. Her opinion of what's pro or not, or who is... completely irrelevant to my life.

What's important to me is that they get after what's actually lacking in flickr; management of sub categories within groups and favorites. Groups could be *so* much more than they ever have been.

Yeah, I pay the $25, and I'm going to keep paying it as it stands right now. Flickr's not perfect, but it's pretty darned good.

If they added access controls by set/collection ie i can set it up so that only Mr Jones can see the Mr Jones portrait set and interfaced with a real printer such as Whitewall or Loxley Colour with a shopping basket and pricing control maybe.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2013 at 11:02 UTC
On article Lightroom 5 Public Beta: What's New (90 comments in total)
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dparsons: I'm surprised there is no HDR, Image stacking and Focus Stacking .. I guess that would imply the use of Layers and Lightroom is very much single image .. So kinda makes sense .. I love Lightroom and I like these updates anyway ..

There is HDR in LR4, I'm sure it's carried over.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 13:48 UTC
On article Lightroom 5 Public Beta: What's New (90 comments in total)
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arscii: Call me when Lightroom supports layers. Until that time it's being deliberately crippled by Adobe to protect Photoshop revenues.

Anything that I would have used layers for in the past, I now do in Silver Efex Pro or Color Efex Pro. I don't miss layers at all.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 13:46 UTC
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