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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On Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R real-world samples gallery article (270 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?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 06:59 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (639 comments in total)
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Daniel Lauring: Hopefully they finally added face detection. Ridiculous not to have that focus aid in this day and age.

A photographer that needs face recognition for a portrait is neither good, nor a photographer, they're a camera pointer.

My Leicas have never had the silly autofocus that you mention and they're auto anything capability is quite limited. My Nikon F/Tn has neither auto exposure, nor autofocus as a good photographer, I find them completely unnecessary for any practical use with these cameras.

As a "good photographer", do you find yourself hoping that there is little wheel with a picture of a person and a mountain on your next camera?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 06:30 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (639 comments in total)
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bigdaddave: Emperor's new clothes, retro is always best.

A fixed lens, utterly limiting, a pointless exercise in posing

@ white shadow, actually HCB mostly used a 50mm lens.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 13:07 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (639 comments in total)
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Daniel Lauring: Hopefully they finally added face detection. Ridiculous not to have that focus aid in this day and age.

Yeah, because that's what photographers look for in a camera that is. Perhaps if it had a good composition indicator or a little hatch at the top with a monkey that popped out that could set the exposure, focus, chatter at kids until they laughed then pop the shutter. That would be good!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 13:03 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.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 16:20 UTC
On Manfrotto 190 Series Carbon Fiber Tripod Review article (72 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

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2014 at 17:17 UTC as 11th comment
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1046 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.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 07:50 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1046 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.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 07:47 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1046 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.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 07:44 UTC
On Canon updates firmware for EOS-1D X article (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.

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

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

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 21:50 UTC as 14th comment
On Vanguard Abeo Pro Tripod Kit article (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.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2014 at 22:10 UTC as 9th 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!

Direct 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.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2013 at 13:42 UTC as 15th comment | 5 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2816 comments in total)

So for only the same price as a Sony A7 and a Canon EOS 6D I can get a Nikon DF. I suppose I could get a Nikon D800 and six Nikon FEs instead. I'd love one, but at £2749.00 in the UK, the one I want will be staying on the shelf.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 15:12 UTC as 204th comment | 4 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2816 comments in total)
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valdazis: For this price it supposed to have 51 point AF module at least. That "sanitary towel" on a FX viewfinder in Nikon is just not right. I like the idea that it's 16MP by the way, but that again does not add up to the pricing. Good camera - bad strategy. Pity though...

I print 36x24 all the time and A0 now and again. Also, if you do any perspective correction, or cropping, those pixels are marvelous.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 09:25 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2816 comments in total)
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alfredbomping: The price and specs makes the Df a novelty item. I think it's a big time blunder by Nikon.

The price does, personally, I don't think it's retro enough.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 09:23 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2816 comments in total)

Love the dials, my Nippon Kogaku O lenses are already dusted from use on my FT/n. Dials are a better way to use a camera.

Hate the price. If it were £1000 less, then I'd have one on order.

As far as the special edition lens goes, f/1.8 not f1.4 and without a decent size focus scale, now that is just silly retro styling.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 08:35 UTC as 838th comment
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 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.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 09:10 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 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.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 08:58 UTC
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