jadot

jadot

Lives in United Kingdom Surrey, United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at http://jlphotography.co.uk
Joined on Aug 27, 2010
About me:

Professional Photographer - Weddings mostly, Portraits of real people are high on the list.

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piratejabez: Very tempting... though I personally would have preferred X-Trans :)

The T-20 is more expensive.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 20:42 UTC
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jadot: I think [what RB writes] it's probably the way to go if Nikon and Canon are not going to suddenly stop production of DSLRs, and replace with mirrorless equivalents, which they're obviously not.

The problem, as many more have gone on to conclude, is that Fuji and Sony are already making the right cameras for the suggested Niche. Fuji's lenses are an advantage for anyone buying in to a complete system. The only 'market' likely to be interested will be existing Nikon or Canon lens owners, but then if they own the lenses they probably already own the DSLR, right? If they want a smaller camera, they probably own a Sony or a Fuji already.

Sure. But I'm guessing that any Nikon or Canon owner that wants full frame mirrorless has long since given up and gone to Sony already - those people are hardly likely to switch back. Also, if you already have a bunch of Nikon glass because you're shooting Nikon DSLRs then what benefit would there be in switching from Nikon to Nikon? If they continue with the f mount it's going to be hard to reduce the size of the body, so no benefit there.
Iswitched (from Nikon) to a mirrorless system years ago because, amongst other reasons, I was bored of the older technology and experience of using DSLRs. I'm glad I switched to Fuji for the kind of photographer I am, and i can't see there will be a reason to switch back just because Nikon decide to try and prove themselves in a market which is already ahead of them. They're too late to the game. They really are.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 21:00 UTC
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jadot: I think [what RB writes] it's probably the way to go if Nikon and Canon are not going to suddenly stop production of DSLRs, and replace with mirrorless equivalents, which they're obviously not.

The problem, as many more have gone on to conclude, is that Fuji and Sony are already making the right cameras for the suggested Niche. Fuji's lenses are an advantage for anyone buying in to a complete system. The only 'market' likely to be interested will be existing Nikon or Canon lens owners, but then if they own the lenses they probably already own the DSLR, right? If they want a smaller camera, they probably own a Sony or a Fuji already.

Personally, I think that Both Nikon and Canon need to keep their DSLR lineup and produce a completely new concept of camera with APSC and highly focussed on a small form factor, speed (ergonomics) and IQ. Nikon nearly got somewhere close to this with the interesting looking DL range of cameras. Canon nearly have it with their small mirrorless offerings, but no commitment to lenses. If Canon were to go all in on that they'd probably get the jump on Nikon. If all we're looking forward to is either of those companies producing the elusive Nikon or Canon 'Full Frame' then surely that market has already bought into Sony cameras anyway? What a mess.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 13:43 UTC

I think [what RB writes] it's probably the way to go if Nikon and Canon are not going to suddenly stop production of DSLRs, and replace with mirrorless equivalents, which they're obviously not.

The problem, as many more have gone on to conclude, is that Fuji and Sony are already making the right cameras for the suggested Niche. Fuji's lenses are an advantage for anyone buying in to a complete system. The only 'market' likely to be interested will be existing Nikon or Canon lens owners, but then if they own the lenses they probably already own the DSLR, right? If they want a smaller camera, they probably own a Sony or a Fuji already.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 13:43 UTC as 345th comment | 3 replies

Looks good enough for that part of the market. Personally I'd be happier seeing an update to the X-70, but the possibility of a Ricoh GR3 my keep me waiting.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2018 at 09:16 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
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Scintilla Aquila: FINALLY! A Fujifilm Bayer camera with an EVF!

Considering how long I've been hollering for exactly this, I suppose it's time to put my money where my mouth is and get one... that is, when they inevitably go on closeout in a few years.

If I hadn't already given up waiting and just gotten an E-P5 with VF-4 bundle two years ago, I might be persuaded to get one much sooner than that.

The Original X100 had and EVF.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2018 at 09:12 UTC
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LamePhotog: Is Granger the next YT'ber to become an DPR employee?

Let's hope not!

Link | Posted on May 10, 2018 at 09:26 UTC
On article Yongnuo reveals YN 60mm F2 MF macro lens (90 comments in total)

People still shoot Canon? ;)

Link | Posted on May 10, 2018 at 08:58 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies
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Maruzzo: I wonder. Wouldn’t we all be better off spending some energy on learning how to take better photos rather than running after better technology, hoping it can me us better photographers?

Yeah but this isn't an iteration of a camera. It's a firmware update.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2018 at 22:12 UTC
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Maruzzo: I wonder. Wouldn’t we all be better off spending some energy on learning how to take better photos rather than running after better technology, hoping it can me us better photographers?

In your eagerness to be understood as elitist or purist photographers both of you have missed the point;

I can spend much more time learning now that I have fLog to save me that equivalent time that I would have wasted dealing with video files in post. Technology that speeds up my workflow frees up my creativity - I can get more done because of it.

So, I'm glad of the new technologies and yes, I will seek them out, ('run after' the better technologies, if you wil)l, especially if they are handed to me for free.

Are you getting this?

Link | Posted on May 9, 2018 at 15:59 UTC

Once again, Fuji have given me a brand new camera Months after first buying it.
Crucially, this only works out better for my clients as I don't have to build in upgrade costs so often as my XT2s are useful for a greater length of time. Meanwhile I can add value to my services by choosing to buy new lenses instead (if I need/want to)

Fuji Wins.
I win.
My clients win.

Thanks Fuji.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2018 at 13:41 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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Bas Bridges: I'd like to see the RAW file to know how much is real.

Sceptic much? I'd say the frame was fairly raw already, with or without your approval.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2018 at 14:59 UTC

I'd forgotten this was coming so a nice upgrade. On another note, I'd also forgotten how good the T20 looks in sexy all black. (Mine's silver).
FujiILoveYou

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2018 at 09:07 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply

What's the point in being alive?

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 15:10 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

Sorry, but nobody shooting for resolution is going to buy into this way of attaining it.

"If you want resolution, shoot the Pentak K1 Mk II, and work around some features for less than consistant, but high resolution results" said no-one ever.

Just buy or hire a camera that can do the job properly, surely?

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 13:55 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply

Would like to see the sub £1K GR update, yes, but I'm guessing it's at least 12 months off.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 13:14 UTC as 22nd comment
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jadot: I'm fairly out of touch when it comes to action cams, I know, but I can't really see the difference between this and the Hero 5 or 6. Battery life? IQ? Audio? If there's not much in it then why are they keeping the older/more expensive models in the line-up?

Can you help me out?

Thanks all. Makes sense. For what I need it looks like the Yi4K+ - higher spec, and cheaper (than the 'Hero')

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 20:42 UTC

I'm fairly out of touch when it comes to action cams, I know, but I can't really see the difference between this and the Hero 5 or 6. Battery life? IQ? Audio? If there's not much in it then why are they keeping the older/more expensive models in the line-up?

Can you help me out?

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 15:43 UTC as 27th comment | 9 replies

This interview condensed :

"No - we won't be doing that, but we might allude to doing that, and yes we are going to do this, but we don't want to tell you that that's all we want to do, but we probably won't do much more than that."

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 13:17 UTC as 88th comment | 11 replies
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maxotics: I do it digitally. But DIGITAL Photography Review is more interested in film ;) http://digitiler.com/

What is it about a 700MP Drum Scan that isn't Digital Photography?

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 17:36 UTC
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