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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On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (649 comments in total)

I'll save you from scanning through all the comments here:

"Fuji Needs to put a bayer sensor in this camera"
"My Sony is better"
"No it's not"
"I'd buy it if it was Full Frame"
"It's too expensive"
"X-Trans Rules"

You probably already own the camera and know how good it is. Or you don't. That's OK too.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 15:38 UTC as 95th comment | 1 reply
On Phase One's Capture One Pro 8.2 software now available article (84 comments in total)
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OBI656: CaptureOne is a great application for pro photographers however to install CaptureOne and specifically do an upgrade it is absolute pain.

I have NOT seen application in history of Mac computer being so terribly difficult to install and upgrade.

Why they are doing this so difficult for end user is beyond to comprehend.

Also, if people really can't understand this simple process they should probably go and get lightroom or Photos because this is basic stuff.
If that's going to trip you up, you're not going to enjoy everything that a program like C1Pro has to offer.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 14:35 UTC
On Phase One's Capture One Pro 8.2 software now available article (84 comments in total)
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OBI656: CaptureOne is a great application for pro photographers however to install CaptureOne and specifically do an upgrade it is absolute pain.

I have NOT seen application in history of Mac computer being so terribly difficult to install and upgrade.

Why they are doing this so difficult for end user is beyond to comprehend.

Aaaaaah So you want to see Capture One Pro on the Mac App Store? It's unlikely to happen unless you want to be hit with Apple's 30% on top of what it already costs (Because you can bet that Phase One won't want to pick up the tab - why should they?)

Or Adobe's subscription model? I'm cool with that, but I think a lot of people would kick off about it.

Phase One is a small independent company who make high end stuff. I would imaging their margins are fairly tight anyway. Their download upgrade system works, and manages your licensing at the same time.

i checked for an update, was linked through to their downloads page, downloaded the update, and installed it replacing the existing file. Took about 2 mins.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 14:32 UTC
On Phase One's Capture One Pro 8.2 software now available article (84 comments in total)
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OBI656: CaptureOne is a great application for pro photographers however to install CaptureOne and specifically do an upgrade it is absolute pain.

I have NOT seen application in history of Mac computer being so terribly difficult to install and upgrade.

Why they are doing this so difficult for end user is beyond to comprehend.

Never had a problem here (on a mac)? Maybe you're doing something wrong?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2015 at 23:13 UTC
On B-grip launches Uno holster for compact system cameras article (108 comments in total)

I've had two of the DSLR range of b-grips and i used to swear by them, but BOTH iterations broke at the same point - the spring in the release lever/lock.

Once this weak link is broken the whole thing becomes unusable, insecure to say the least.

I now use a combination of two Spider "Black Widow" holsters which do the trick perfectly, but the connector pins are a royal pain in the ass if you want to put the camera on a monopod or a tripod etc.

So I think that this b-grip could be useful, but will have to think on whether I can trust that catch after losing two expensive lenses due to 2 separate falls.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2015 at 11:52 UTC as 5th comment
On Adorama launches Flashpoint Ring Li-On 400ws ringflash article (56 comments in total)
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jp1958: 400 WS is not strong enough to over power the summer sun. The angle of coverage is good for a 50mm lens. It is no Profoto Acute/D4 Ring.

Profit Acute/D4 = $1000 (Without a pack)
This = $500

What were you thinking? It would be the same?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2015 at 08:49 UTC
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Photoman: Stop spamming Thuravi Kumaaran and when someone keeps saying that something is better...it's not. Sony kicks Canon's but in the mirrorless catagory and you know it.

Aaaaah - that old saying: "If truth hurts" !!

Come again?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2015 at 14:27 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (638 comments in total)
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Davidbailey: Shutter speed of 32000 of a second and if you set it in the menu to es + ms. It automatically changes from mechanical shutter to electronical from 4000 onwards. So you can still use the flash upto 4000. Awesome free update.

No. What's that? Tell me how high speed sync works? What flash are you using for that? What triggers? What are your settings for 'High Speed Sync' on an X-T1?

And how much of that flash are you actually losing?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 16:39 UTC
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(unknown member): For the younger generation who only know digital photo editing based on what their smartphone offers (many of them have never owned a DLSR and likely will not..by the time they have kids in school and want better optical zoom and faster shutter to shot response time as their kids play sports, MILC will likely have taken over), and have no idea what a photo editing suite really is, anything will impress them.

As for me, I am off to the darkroom to develop some 4x5 B&W film...will be printing this weekend.

NachoYogi - So it's alright for the OP to 'insult' every photographer of a "younger generation" but not the reverse?

And you find me playfully picking that jibe up and retorting with the word 'grandad' (Itself a reference to the old and tired trend of old masters poking jealous assumptions at younger more vibrant artists in the hope to retain any kind of credibility) to be "utterly Grotesque"?!!

Wow, man - you're easily offended there. I'm glad I didn't call him an 'old fart' or 'geriatric' or any other such horror.

And who asked you anyway? Can't the guy speak for himself?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 17:11 UTC
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Forza5: As an Apple user, we need an Aperture alternative before looking for a Photoshop alternative. Perfect Photo Suite 9 is now available on the Mac app store.

What about:

Lightroom
Capture One Pro
Photo Ninja
and many more etc.

There are loads of alternatives or did you mean that you want Apple to build you a new Aperture?

Aint gonna happen.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 12:48 UTC
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(unknown member): For the younger generation who only know digital photo editing based on what their smartphone offers (many of them have never owned a DLSR and likely will not..by the time they have kids in school and want better optical zoom and faster shutter to shot response time as their kids play sports, MILC will likely have taken over), and have no idea what a photo editing suite really is, anything will impress them.

As for me, I am off to the darkroom to develop some 4x5 B&W film...will be printing this weekend.

That's all very well, but what are you doing on a site called "Digital" Photography Review if you're so analogue?

There's already far too much elitist proselytising on the internet, and most of it comes from 'Real' photographers who believe Film is some kind of Holy Grail and digital imaging is sub par.

Clutching at straws there Grandad.

Let me make this easy for you: technology changes and evolves. It's not evil.

Content is King.

A crappy photograph taken on film, developed by your fair hands, & printed on your Devere lamp, is still a crappy photograph.

I've seen too many blurry, washed out, poorly framed & executed photographs posted on the internet because "Film is Not Dead" and guess what? Boring subject matter is still boring.

Meanwhile [some of] 'The Kids' are out there producing art day in, day out, & without banging on about being authentic.

I get the alchemy & all that, but I don't miss the chemicals & I'm fairly sure I'm not less of a real photographer because of it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 12:16 UTC

looks good to me so far, at least for what I need an editor to do. Fairly intuitive - up and running in no time.

Could be cancelling a subscription soon.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 11:30 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (638 comments in total)
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Davidbailey: Shutter speed of 32000 of a second and if you set it in the menu to es + ms. It automatically changes from mechanical shutter to electronical from 4000 onwards. So you can still use the flash upto 4000. Awesome free update.

That just actually didn't make any sense, but to answer your question:

No, You can't please everyone, especially when you post misinformed/wrong information.

Busted, much?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 09:57 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2364 comments in total)
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jadot: It looks like a great camera on it's own, but the DR issues seem to be bothering some.

I think the real problem is the fragmentation of features across FF AND Crop sensor cameras now. There's comparison with 5DIIs, 5DIIIs, 7DIIs, and Even the 1D series. You can buy this camera for resolution, this camera for low light, this camera for speed, this camera for video, and so it goes. You get the resolution but not the dynamic range. You get the video, but not ALL of the video!

I understand that different sensors can be better at different things, but none of these cameras should be only good at one thing.

Anyway, the resolution's too high and the File sizes wouldn't work for me, although I may hire one for the studio once in a while. Also, it was mentioned that Wedding Photographer will probably be interested in this - I'm not so sure about that. Massive files from this sensor can only slow down PP - No thanks!

I know a lot of wedding photographers who like to shoot in the dark - they're not going to even pick this 5D iteration up.

I'm not sure Canon are hitting their 5D market quite right here, but I suppose they'll be releasing the 5DIV later this year anyway. Perhaps this is just a niche trophy product from Canon to 'Win the Race'?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 10:35 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2364 comments in total)

It looks like a great camera on it's own, but the DR issues seem to be bothering some.

I think the real problem is the fragmentation of features across FF AND Crop sensor cameras now. There's comparison with 5DIIs, 5DIIIs, 7DIIs, and Even the 1D series. You can buy this camera for resolution, this camera for low light, this camera for speed, this camera for video, and so it goes. You get the resolution but not the dynamic range. You get the video, but not ALL of the video!

I understand that different sensors can be better at different things, but none of these cameras should be only good at one thing.

Anyway, the resolution's too high and the File sizes wouldn't work for me, although I may hire one for the studio once in a while. Also, it was mentioned that Wedding Photographer will probably be interested in this - I'm not so sure about that. Massive files from this sensor can only slow down PP - No thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 10:29 UTC as 496th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (638 comments in total)
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Davidbailey: Shutter speed of 32000 of a second and if you set it in the menu to es + ms. It automatically changes from mechanical shutter to electronical from 4000 onwards. So you can still use the flash upto 4000. Awesome free update.

Not sure you'll get flash sync at 1/4000 Second there mate. Good luck with that!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2015 at 15:07 UTC
On Canon 7D mirror box filmed at 10,000fps article (175 comments in total)
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RichRMA: A graphic display of why mirrors should be...going away.

Dr_Jon Agree mostly, although the X-T1 demonstrates a larger Viewfinder than I think any 'FF' DSLR. It's actually the reason that I ditched my Nikons - the EVF is that good.

Yes, it sucks batteries like nothing else, but batteries are cheap and easy to carry so I'm good.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2015 at 17:46 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (650 comments in total)
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marc petzold: Aside the usual suspects, updated parts for the X100T, i can say the same as months ago - when DPR posted the picture X100T besides the X100S - the newer "T" Model is cheaper for Fuji to produce, for instance the knurled dials, the easier buttons, now only in white & round than rectangular, not one green anymore...when you produce much that might in come handy, saving some costs, as is the backside something more simple made than the X100S.

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/fujifilm-X100T/Images/Compared_X100S.jpg

And lastly, if what you say were actually true (it isn't, at least for the reasons you state) and Fuji's parts were 'Cheaper", then so what?The camera still occupies the right market value, and Fuji get to make more money which means they get to produce better cameras in the future. That's how tech works. What do you think cost Apple more to produce, relatively speaking - The iPhone 6 or the first iPhone? There's more to take into consideration than the cost of a few buttons. There's volume, R&D, suppliers, and available technology, amongst other things.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 14:25 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (650 comments in total)
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marc petzold: Aside the usual suspects, updated parts for the X100T, i can say the same as months ago - when DPR posted the picture X100T besides the X100S - the newer "T" Model is cheaper for Fuji to produce, for instance the knurled dials, the easier buttons, now only in white & round than rectangular, not one green anymore...when you produce much that might in come handy, saving some costs, as is the backside something more simple made than the X100S.

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/fujifilm-X100T/Images/Compared_X100S.jpg

No, what you say doesn't make sense.
If Fuji wanted to save money on parts they surely wouldn't have re-designed buttons and so on (which is negligible at best) but instead would have kept the old chassis and updated the internals only.
Re-tooling the machines needed to accommodate the re-design would no doubt cost more than just keeping the old parts.
White round buttons are cheaper than oval green ones?! Is that a joke?!!
As with all (most) design, simplification and ergonomics are key, but not necessarily an indicator of cost cutting - usually quite the opposite.
Apart from anything, the T shows a refinement and maturity going forward. More sleek and lean. More functional and less pastiche.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 14:25 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T real-world sample gallery posted article (85 comments in total)
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justinwonnacott: Move along folks - nothing to see here except the same lens and sensor in last year's camera.

I've used both the T and the S and I will confirm that there is really no difference in image quality between the two versions, certainly not in a side by side blind comparison.

The T is arguably more likely to get the shot ergonomically speaking, but in real world use this is highly subjective and probably impossible to measure.

Simply put, the X100s is as good as or equal to the T for IQ so in some ways it's the better camera because the price for a used S is dropping rapidly.

If money is no obstacle or irrelevant when it comes to making a purchase decision, then one should buy the T. If you only care about IQ and already own an S then you should keep the S.

I prefer the X100T as anybody would, but my choice to upgrade wasn't based on IQ. The feature set, WiFi, and I feel the AF is a slightly better implementation, just about push the T into the 'upgrade/buy' category for me.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 17:18 UTC
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