JimP101

Lives in United Kingdom New Forest, United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.jimpascoe.co.uk
Joined on Jun 3, 2008

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On article Ask the staff: wedding season weirdness (273 comments in total)
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Matsu: Just a reminder to young photographers out there. Guests cannot read your mind. Communicate. If you need them out of your way, tell them. Always look around, make eye contact, use hand gestures if you need to. I have no problem playing traffic cop - at times I've waved momarazzi out of the aisle, or given uncle bob a stern look and a stop signal to keep him out of my shot. The rest of the time smile, but be direct. People are odd that way - if you act like you're in charge, they tend to do what you tell them - at least for a while. And, remember weddings are fun, so pick your spots, you're not there to direct.

My sentiments exactly pahnson....

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 08:42 UTC
On article Ask the staff: wedding season weirdness (273 comments in total)
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APenza: Never did understand the "black tape" thing as a friend who used it on his Nikon explained it was to deter thieves. When I asked if a thief would not steal your camera because the name was covered with black tape he replied "well it keeps other photographers from asking me questions regarding my camera". To which I replied "I only asked about your camera because of the black tape"
No, I am not 'uncle Bob'.

I've never taped up my cameras but I can see the attraction. I completely disagree with Marcio above - I don't feel the need to advertise what gear I use. I actually get a perverse pleasure out of getting good pictures with lesser gear. I do use a plain leather strap on my camera which gets rid of the horrible logo's on the makers strap. Not aimed at anyone here - but I do think some less confident photographers think having high-end gear gives them more credibility.
My experience is that people judge you on your pictures not the gear.
Jim

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 08:40 UTC
On article Ask the staff: wedding season weirdness (273 comments in total)
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Paul Petersen: A couple of weeks ago I married my first son off. I shot the rehearsal and dinner party for fun.
Day of the wedding I bagged the camera and musingly watched the paid folks hustle. I have yet to see their results, will be interesting.
https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3jPFfm
Pete

I hope you don't mean you spent much of the wedding day with a camera in hand. I've photographed over 600 weddings and the best ones to photograph are where everyone, especially the couple and their immediate families are having fun. Some of the least satisfying ones are where the bride or groom's father is going around photographing everything - or other guests are treating the whole thing as a photo shoot. Otherwise it just becomes me photographing people photographing other people.... I shot a weeding last year where the groom's father spent the whole day with a small camcorder held aloft almost the whole time - it was actually quite funny.
That's not to say I object to anyone taking a camera and snapping a few pictures - but a wedding is a celebration and the pictures of the day are marred when the subjects are all photographers. In my opinion. Jim

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 08:32 UTC
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(unknown member): Wow, 24 people want this camera compared to the 1000 of the Nikon D500, which sells at a lower price than this.

The only problem being that the Nikon D500 takes Nikon lenses whereas the 6D will take all my Canon lenses.
Why do people just assume that everyone buying a new camera is looking to change their whole system. These are system cameras - it's just a body.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 16:37 UTC
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miggylicious: Im predicting that Canon will launch a mirrorless dslr once their DPAF tech is good enough. It would be really exciting when that happens. Canon still has the most complete array of EF lenses.

It's not just brand loyalty - it's a pragmatic response by people who have invested heavily in a system for many years and have a huge range of bodies and lenses etc. I would love a Canon FF mirrorless body. I have Olympus cameras and lenses too - but a mirrorless Canon would allow me to shoot great pictures AND eye-level viewfinder video - a combination I use the Olympus for at the moment. Canon are not really in competition with Sony or Nikon with their long-established users. I don't care if a Sony or Nikon is better - I just want Canon to make cameras that do the job. Of course some people who have deep pockets will flit from one brand to another on a whim anyway.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 16:32 UTC
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analoggrotto: This article right here is why my new 5d4 and 300/2.8 II will NOT be purchased from Amazon. Take the space, the exposure and status of the web's #1 photoblog to add more confused rubbish to an already confusing hobby. What a sponsored fraud, the readers deserve better. Instead of focusing on every camera's disadvantages, how about a more positive edge? Photography is emotional and rewarding for the interested and dedicated hearts and mind yet this website wants to prove otherwise time and time again.

ecka84 - Science and technology produce the cameras - hearts and emotion produce the best pictures.....

Jim

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 09:50 UTC
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lacikuss: Regardless of IQ 3 fps is a serious limitation for any photographer.

Of course it's not. Not for me and many other photographers I'm sure. Cameras are specialised pieces of equipment - there will be a market for this camera without needing high frame rates or high flash synch speed. I think in 13 years of DSLR use I've only used continuous shooting mode a handful of times.

Jim

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 11:59 UTC
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t.c. marino: forgot to mention the 36mp pentax k1 ff is less expensive...see my previous post below

Well have it your own way if you wish to be pedantic. The reason there are many different types of camera is that there are many different types of photography. Camera types each have features that may make them more or less suitable for a particular task. Or do you just like to be provocative. I can see why it's been sometime since I bothered to post on DPR......

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 12:53 UTC
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t.c. marino: forgot to mention the 36mp pentax k1 ff is less expensive...see my previous post below

Why is that? Perhaps the advantages of small size and IBIS might just appeal to some people. I have both m4/3 and full frame. They are not comparable - they each have their strengths.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 12:05 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2213 comments in total)
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gbdz: Since you can buy yourself into a real ecosystem of lenses and whatever you might ever imagine you'd ever need in photography with the FF and APS DSLRs of Canon and Nikon and Sony, what exactly is the "raison d'etre" of this Fuji line of products?
As I've never touched one of these cameras, I do not understand.
Can you let me in on the secret, please?

You asked the question and you received several answers. Why the sarcasm?

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 17:27 UTC
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SeeRoy: I'm shocked that this lens won't work with my E-M5. OTOH I'm not in the market for newly manufactured antiques so I wouldn't buy it anyway. Happy.

SeeRoy - if you think the fact it is manual focus makes the lens an antique then maybe you have not tried an 0.95 lens on your camera. Very easy to focus, and possibly more accurate than autofocus would be on such a wide aperture lens - in my experience.
Jim

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2015 at 16:45 UTC
On article First Impressions: Using the Fujifilm X-Pro1 (228 comments in total)
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samhain: I recently bought the x100 in spite of all the 'camera forum experts' negative commentary about it's poor autofocus and all it's problems... And it was one of the best gear buying decisions I've ever made. The AF is extremely capable(even for fast moving subjects). And the firmware updates just keep improving it. Since acquiring the x100, my dslr's haven't seen the light of day & I'm in no hurry to get the xpro-1. Eventually I'll pick one up.
By all reports I've read, the xpro-1's AF is faster than the x100(and will get faster with fw updates). Of course it will be a problem for some, but doesn't make me shy away one bit.
As for manual focusing- I wouldn't bother with the Fuji fly-by-wire lenses. I'll just mount Leica, Contax, Zeiss or Pentax FA ltds((43mm & 77mm), end of story.
So for me- AF speed: not a problem. Manual focus: not a problem. Image quality, High ISO, size, build & price: definitely not a problem.
Looks: better than anything out there(except Leica).

Not sure I follow your logic here. The APS sensor has more depth of field at any given f-stop then FF, which I should have thought in general would be MORE useful for landscape and less useful for portraits.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2012 at 15:11 UTC
On article First Impressions: Using the Fujifilm X-Pro1 (228 comments in total)
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samhain: I recently bought the x100 in spite of all the 'camera forum experts' negative commentary about it's poor autofocus and all it's problems... And it was one of the best gear buying decisions I've ever made. The AF is extremely capable(even for fast moving subjects). And the firmware updates just keep improving it. Since acquiring the x100, my dslr's haven't seen the light of day & I'm in no hurry to get the xpro-1. Eventually I'll pick one up.
By all reports I've read, the xpro-1's AF is faster than the x100(and will get faster with fw updates). Of course it will be a problem for some, but doesn't make me shy away one bit.
As for manual focusing- I wouldn't bother with the Fuji fly-by-wire lenses. I'll just mount Leica, Contax, Zeiss or Pentax FA ltds((43mm & 77mm), end of story.
So for me- AF speed: not a problem. Manual focus: not a problem. Image quality, High ISO, size, build & price: definitely not a problem.
Looks: better than anything out there(except Leica).

I think the manual focus problem is more to do with the difficulty of focussing when the lens automatically stops down to a smaller stop than you want to shoot at. Have you tried it at say f8 - almost impossible. The GH2 I have is a joy to focus manually. I'm sure they will sort this out though

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2012 at 08:18 UTC
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