jadot

jadot

Lives in United Kingdom Surrey, United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.alexanderleaman.com
Joined on Aug 27, 2010

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Would/Could Hasselblad introduce a digital x-pan now, to bridge the gap towards a more 'enthusiast' market segment? Lots of talk about getting to a larger market - this is one way they could do it.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 15:39 UTC as 77th comment | 6 replies
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (474 comments in total)

Nikon can't be the first or only company who have 'amplified' their message in advertising, surely?

All you "I left Nikon because they don't care about their customers" posters need to get down from your sense of entitlement and move on. It's 2016. Deal with that.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 07:48 UTC as 97th comment | 2 replies
On article Lenovo Phab2 Pro is the first Project Tango phone (29 comments in total)
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Jim Evidon: More bells and whistles to keep you buying the newest, latest and useless gadgets.
What's next? A life-sized hologram you can converse with?

*Slinging, more like.

Technology like this might seem pointless or irrelevant to you, or me, or anyone else, for that matter, but it's these kinds of technologies that can change the ways that people communicate. If people can find new ways to communicate, they will find new ways to innovate. If people can innovate, and they can more easily share their new ideas via technology, more problems can meet solutions. For example: If you can SHOW somebody how to build a water pump from a live 3D model without having to waste the resources it takes to actually go to that person/village you are not only giving that person/village the chance of generating their own clean water supply but saving on carbon footprint at the same time. It's just an example.

Augmented reality might be useless in my hands - just a bit of fun - but don't underestimate the technologies behind it and the untapped potential.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2016 at 14:01 UTC
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jadot: Judging by the comments here it could be fair to say that neither 'landscapePro' or 'PortraitPro' are programs being used by actual pros.

It's OK that photography is fragmented in this results for the masses kind of way, but they should probably just market it at a different subset of photographers.

IMO the picture of the couple gleefully prancing around in the waves is so riddled with basic problems (where IS that light coming from?) as to not be funny, that the original starting image which was fine, is ruined. Surely that's not just me?

photoshack - agreed. I started writing a response to Rusk's extremely pointless post, but then thought; "WHAT THE HELL AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE TRYING TO CONVINCE PEOPLE THAT THE SEMANTICS AND DEFINITIONS OF THE ORIGINAL POST AREN'T WHAT'S UP FOR DISCUSSION HERE?"

I then realised that I'd only be inviting yet more banal stamping of feet as one person's opinion of what a word means is banged out and repeated yet again.

Life's too short to get upset about this stuff. If Rusk wants to waste his time missing the target then that's his lookout.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 07:53 UTC
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jadot: Judging by the comments here it could be fair to say that neither 'landscapePro' or 'PortraitPro' are programs being used by actual pros.

It's OK that photography is fragmented in this results for the masses kind of way, but they should probably just market it at a different subset of photographers.

IMO the picture of the couple gleefully prancing around in the waves is so riddled with basic problems (where IS that light coming from?) as to not be funny, that the original starting image which was fine, is ruined. Surely that's not just me?

It's a matter of opinion, and in this case case your opinion doesn't matter.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 16:38 UTC
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jadot: Judging by the comments here it could be fair to say that neither 'landscapePro' or 'PortraitPro' are programs being used by actual pros.

It's OK that photography is fragmented in this results for the masses kind of way, but they should probably just market it at a different subset of photographers.

IMO the picture of the couple gleefully prancing around in the waves is so riddled with basic problems (where IS that light coming from?) as to not be funny, that the original starting image which was fine, is ruined. Surely that's not just me?

Maybe. But where I come from a professional makes (or should make) the best quality work with an authentic integrity.

The only difference is in pedantic definitions. Professional or amateur neither means what you say or what I say, but I suppose you can take anything out of context on an Internet forum, if you want to have something of an excuse for typing.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 20:19 UTC

Judging by the comments here it could be fair to say that neither 'landscapePro' or 'PortraitPro' are programs being used by actual pros.

It's OK that photography is fragmented in this results for the masses kind of way, but they should probably just market it at a different subset of photographers.

IMO the picture of the couple gleefully prancing around in the waves is so riddled with basic problems (where IS that light coming from?) as to not be funny, that the original starting image which was fine, is ruined. Surely that's not just me?

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 11:51 UTC as 14th comment | 9 replies
On article Instagram gets a new logo, monochrome interface (88 comments in total)
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PeaceKeeper: I am more interested in how their "upgrade" to an algorithm based feed is progressing.

Hopefully it has moved towards the trash-bin, and not a roll-out.

It would spell the end of Instagram as a showcase for any serious work. Puppies and bikini's would take over even more completely than they already have.

Puppies *in* Bikinis would probably be a thing.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 09:30 UTC
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stevo23: Hmmm - if they want to kick at Adobe, non-subscription is the key.

OMitchAG - if you have to steal (or promote stealing) the software mate, you should probably back out of an expensive hobby like photography, probably before you justify stealing something more damaging.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 16:07 UTC
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stevo23: Hmmm - if they want to kick at Adobe, non-subscription is the key.

Depends on how you value your photographs. Professional software like C1Pro is priced where it should be. (for example)

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 09:28 UTC
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jadot: It's worth putting the X-Pro 2 next to the D500 here as far as I can tell.

No doubt the D500 is the DSLR to go for for many people, but if we're looking for a great performing APSC sensor the Fuji is keeping it's end up here, so to speak.

It's gotta be said that if we're 'discussing' the differences at this stage, that tells us that we're splitting hairs when it comes to who's running the sensor better or worse.

T o my eye, the Fuji looks as good as and in some cases better than Nikon's offering for *some things*. Nikon looks to be handling noise a little better, but not enough to make it the clear winner by any stretch.

Undoubtedly the D500 will probably blow the XP2 away when it comes to something like AF speed, but the XP2 isn't particularly slouchy here.

It's great that there are APSC cams that can do any of this today. Nikon/Fuji/Sony all knocking it out of the park and whichever one is chosen only has to be set by which system you're already invested in.

For me it's Fuji and Nikon, so the D500 might be something I look at, but with the XP2 (and possibly the XT2) being able to focus down to -3EV there might no longer be a reason for me to shoot both any more.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 12:49 UTC

It's worth putting the X-Pro 2 next to the D500 here as far as I can tell.

No doubt the D500 is the DSLR to go for for many people, but if we're looking for a great performing APSC sensor the Fuji is keeping it's end up here, so to speak.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 19:15 UTC as 90th comment | 11 replies
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Sean65: Have the mods edited this comments thread?

It would appear to be the case, yes.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 08:49 UTC
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graybalanced: What is it with people in the thread blaming Nikon incompetence for this? Do you have any idea how bad the Kumamoto earthquakes were? The video coming out of it was shocking...4-lane highways wiped out by landslides, bullet trains derailed, hundreds of thousands homeless due to destroyed buildings... and this is in a country with excellent earthquake preparedness as you can see in the much higher death toll in comparable earthquakes in other countries.

Remember the 2004 Asian tsunami? Hard drive production was severely constrained by factories knocked offline, and prices went way up for a while. This is that type of situation.

I have no vested interest in defending Nikon other than being interested in the DL. My SLR is Canon and my compact is Panasonic.

There will be a slight delay in the arrival of your new toys, cranky Westerers with disposable income. You'll live...

While I agree that the carnage you describe is awful in every respect, I'm afraid 'Mother Nature' handing out retribution has absolutely nothing to do with anything.

Also, to whit, there's nothing Valiant in suggesting that 'They had it coming'. Seriously, who deserves an horrific and indiscriminate natural disaster to befall upon them?

Oh, that's right. The pesky Asians.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2016 at 16:31 UTC
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belle100: Shame. I was looking forward to try all 3 Nikon DLs, especially the DL18-50.

So you can now continue to look forward to trying the cameras, no? Or will you just give up on that looking forward? Just asking.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 12:58 UTC
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graybalanced: What is it with people in the thread blaming Nikon incompetence for this? Do you have any idea how bad the Kumamoto earthquakes were? The video coming out of it was shocking...4-lane highways wiped out by landslides, bullet trains derailed, hundreds of thousands homeless due to destroyed buildings... and this is in a country with excellent earthquake preparedness as you can see in the much higher death toll in comparable earthquakes in other countries.

Remember the 2004 Asian tsunami? Hard drive production was severely constrained by factories knocked offline, and prices went way up for a while. This is that type of situation.

I have no vested interest in defending Nikon other than being interested in the DL. My SLR is Canon and my compact is Panasonic.

There will be a slight delay in the arrival of your new toys, cranky Westerers with disposable income. You'll live...

@ThatCamFan - Way to kick the Japs when they're down there, mate. Jeez.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 12:56 UTC
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2eyesee: Nikon's DL announcements 4 months ahead of release were clearly premature and I commented in this at the time. Now 2 months later they are experiencing 'serious' hardware issues?

It's really sh1tty of Nikon to be effected by those blimmin earthquakes. Darn them.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 12:51 UTC

To my eye the pictures look a little over processed, but I guess that's a style thing. Just not my taste.
Otherwise, I like the pictures, although the story seems to be more about the photographer than about the subject. I feel I learned more about his trip than I learned about the region.
It's not the photographer's fault: there are few places left on this planet that haven't been turned over to photographic cliché. We've see versions of the same Yosemite, the same Horseshoe Canyon, and the same ancient ruins, and the same fisherman over and over by now.
When all the sunrise pictures have been taken, telling the story of the dedicated photographer who, like thousands before him, got out of bed early, simply doesn't make the picture more authentic, but that's the story on sale here. "I did it, while you read about it".
It's fair enough, but if you want to see exciting photography about China you should look at Nadav Kander's excellent series around the Yangtze.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2016 at 08:10 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2126 comments in total)
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jadot: It looks good if only for the class leading or equalling (apparently) sensor and the AF performance.

It's a shame about the lenses.

If Sony are ready to boast about this being the most popular mirrorless camera ever, then why almost go out of their way to cripple the choice of lenses? If they had a focussed APSC lens roadmap (like say, Fuji) there would be almost no reason NOT to buy one of these.

Doesn't make sense.

Sorry - this is Sony's flagship APSC system camera. They could do better than forcing people to come up with their own workaround.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 14:34 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2472 comments in total)
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(unknown member): would you please tell me a little bit more about the EVF
pulsing / flickering phenomenon that I recognized when testing
this camera ?

Were you using the Electronic Shutter or MS?

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 14:27 UTC
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