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 Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (812 comments in total)
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jadot: I'm into the psychology of this.

I think that for news reporting and sports there would definitely be a want to see absolutely every frame to get the perfect shot. Why not? I'm not saying that there's not art in Sports photography, only that it's perhaps easy to see the need for that, functionally.

As for what I do, wedding photography, I think there is a great need to NOT capture every Nanosecond. Doing so takes away from moments of serendipity that are due to the photographer's connection to the subject's character. The photographer has control over which story he/she wants to tell - stripping away this opportunity could make the process too mechanical.

The point of capture is what in some ways makes the photographer the artist. Without that, at a wedding he/she is merely an operator. Editing might yield some results, but no vision.

I can't imagine Winograd (for example) scanning his way through stacks of video to hope to discover an image that might work. How would you re-create the attachment one feels at the scene at the time of capture?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 17:10 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (812 comments in total)

I'm into the psychology of this.

I think that for news reporting and sports there would definitely be a want to see absolutely every frame to get the perfect shot. Why not? I'm not saying that there's not art in Sports photography, only that it's perhaps easy to see the need for that, functionally.

As for what I do, wedding photography, I think there is a great need to NOT capture every Nanosecond. Doing so takes away from moments of serendipity that are due to the photographer's connection to the subject's character. The photographer has control over which story he/she wants to tell - stripping away this opportunity could make the process too mechanical.

The point of capture is what in some ways makes the photographer the artist. Without that, at a wedding he/she is merely an operator. Editing might yield some results, but no vision.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 17:10 UTC as 266th comment | 3 replies
On Datacolor offers Spyder5 with redesigned calibrator article (114 comments in total)

Looks good to me - Never had a problem with the Spyder 4 Pro on an iMac and you can't argue with the price.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 08:27 UTC as 22nd comment
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RStyga: The US legal system is an overgrown chaotic net of perplexed sophistries that reflects a society in deep trouble. The behavioral regulatory aspects of that system are notoriously indicative of both how troubled Americans are and how inhumanely the country is claiming resolution via civil oppression. It is not an exaggeration, unfortunately, calling the US of 2015 a "police state" of the worst kind in today's western world.

While I agree with you, could you do it with fewer words (or at least without a thesaurus) next time please?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 11:29 UTC
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Jason Haven: Most every camera has bugs, or features that lack. Most cameras don't see firmware updates unless it's a game stopping bug. This results in people complaining on DPR.

Fuji provides firmware updates to fix things on their cameras, and bring features here and there.This results in people complaining on DPR.

Welp... ok.

If the Panasonic you owned was light years ahead of the xpro1 why did you buy the xpro1? I mean if the Panasonic was so good why not just stick with that?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2015 at 10:22 UTC

It does appear to have faster AF, at least on the X100T. I can't see in difference yet on the X-T1.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 16:08 UTC as 6th comment
On Nikon D7200 real-world samples gallery posted article (145 comments in total)
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jadot: I'm not always that fussed about sample photographs, but it would have been nice to see more low light shots. A daylight shot of some pansies at 3200 doesn't tell me anything about the performance at the same ISO in a tungsten lit room.
I practically never shoot above 6400 anyway, so the 12800 picture seems irrelevant without the support of 1600, 3200, and 6400 to show some progression. (FWIW I think the 12800 shot is disappointing)

A little surprised at the (lack of) range of material here. DPreview?

Sure - I understand that and there's a lot of value in seeing some of the twilight stuff there - I would have just liked to see more indoors, perhaps in more tricky lighting conditions.

It's perhaps because that's where I spend a lot of my time, but I suspect I'm not alone in that!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 16:52 UTC
On Nikon D7200 real-world samples gallery posted article (145 comments in total)

I'm not always that fussed about sample photographs, but it would have been nice to see more low light shots. A daylight shot of some pansies at 3200 doesn't tell me anything about the performance at the same ISO in a tungsten lit room.
I practically never shoot above 6400 anyway, so the 12800 picture seems irrelevant without the support of 1600, 3200, and 6400 to show some progression. (FWIW I think the 12800 shot is disappointing)

A little surprised at the (lack of) range of material here. DPreview?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 09:52 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies
On Phase One's Capture One Pro 8.2 software now available article (83 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.

or indeed someone like you responding to it.

ad infinitum.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 09:31 UTC
On Phase One's Capture One Pro 8.2 software now available article (83 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.

If you've managed to read any of the above and finally found yourself here, well done.

Well done for reading through perhaps one of the most boring forum discussions you might possibly ever come across.
Well Done for caring one way or the other about Updaters, cars, petrol, and entitlement.

While you have been wading your way through this wealth of informative interneteering millions have been born, and millions have died. Wars have been waged, and land has been taken.

And there is a great Possibility that Phase One have introduced Capture One Pro 9 too, perhaps with or without an updater.

Maybe.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 09:38 UTC
On Phase One's Capture One Pro 8.2 software now available article (83 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.

Meanwhile i've updated, found the time to edit 3 weddings, and baked a cake for my wife's birthday.

I just got on with stuff.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 17:54 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (666 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 103rd comment | 1 reply
On Phase One's Capture One Pro 8.2 software now available article (83 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 (83 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 (83 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 (110 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 6th comment | 1 reply
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 (647 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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