jadot

jadot

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

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

Comments

Total: 425, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »
In reply to:

jadot: "A 20 fps bursts with continuous AF and no black out seems nice, but if you don't have the right glass for the job, that spec won't get you far".

I'm not a pro sports photographer, but I'm guessing that a single spec like a burst rate is so far from a good reason enough to have go through the ball ache of jumping from their tried and tested system, Canon or Nikon. Any photographer in that situation must surely know that the next time Canon release a pro camera the specs are going to be the same or better in some cases. I mean, what does the 1DXII manage - isn't 16 FPS in live view? Isn't that enough?

It's got to be enough to not want to throw $12K at a whole new setup, surely?

I don't think Sony's charging what they are for the A9 is *just* because of this particular feature, so I'm not sure that crippling their own FPS would be a good plan for them. Or you.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 13:03 UTC

"A 20 fps bursts with continuous AF and no black out seems nice, but if you don't have the right glass for the job, that spec won't get you far".

I'm not a pro sports photographer, but I'm guessing that a single spec like a burst rate is so far from a good reason enough to have go through the ball ache of jumping from their tried and tested system, Canon or Nikon. Any photographer in that situation must surely know that the next time Canon release a pro camera the specs are going to be the same or better in some cases. I mean, what does the 1DXII manage - isn't 16 FPS in live view? Isn't that enough?

It's got to be enough to not want to throw $12K at a whole new setup, surely?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 11:32 UTC as 175th comment | 3 replies
On article SmugMug Films: The journey from food to photography (19 comments in total)

Have loved Eric's work for a long time, but I didn't know how deep he went into his art.
This is a real, passionate, story.

A much needed dose of positivity in a sea of negative criticism and all too often cynical murk.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 13:37 UTC as 5th comment
On article SmugMug Films: The journey from food to photography (19 comments in total)
In reply to:

ThatCamFan: I am sorry but those images are really really bad in my opinion. I did not watch the video but the images posted here are just awful over processing, unsharp & just plain bad.

Watch the video, then comment.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 13:30 UTC

If you zoom in on this you can clearly see that Earth is a white rectangular shape, which obviously proves that the planet we live on is flat.

( One for the YouTubers)

( /s )

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 09:26 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm X-T20 Review (338 comments in total)
In reply to:

CaPi: I find the color rendition somewhat different to the x-t10.
Did anyone else experience that?

It's a completely different sensor. Better contrast, better resolution, better colour rendition (according to some). The same goes for XT1 vs XT2, and the XP1 vs XP2, and now the X100T vs X100F

The new sensor is reason enough to upgrade to the newer model(s).

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 12:00 UTC

It's art and it's built into Warhol's statement. The most important thing is work.
Shoot, if Warhol started on one of my pictures I'd be over the moon.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 21:43 UTC as 51st comment | 8 replies
On article DJI launches Phantom 4 Advanced drone (66 comments in total)
In reply to:

NickyB66: Within a few years these things will probably need a license to operate, even for recreational users. They are just a snoopers tool in the wrong hands, let alone a possible terrorist weapon, as we have already seen in some locales in the middle east theatre, let alone close prom flying to aircraft, these drones are a menace. If one approached my land I would happily take the thing down and track the operator and show him the error of his ways.

Sounds a bit militant/Threatening/Paranoid...

While it can be agreed that licensing or some kind of registration should be universal, it can also be argued that most people spending around £$2K (often more) on a personal drone are more often than not (semi) professional users who have a project or projects in mind for the kit. There's no doubting that high resolution filming has and will continue to open up creative possibilities and if people want to explore that there should be a way for them to do that without threats of vigilante violence and militant DIY policing.

Where does that end up? Cameras? CCTV? LAPTOPS? WEBCAMS? Or: "I don't like the fact that people can operate motorcycles in my town. Let's kill some riders - that'll teach them"

It says the same thing.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 14:18 UTC
In reply to:

LiveFromPhilly: I just wish they'd hurry up with a GR III.

In some dimension it's possible that this story is a precursor to a GR3 release. The old Phoenix from the flames marketing ploy.

See also:
Nikon D7500
Apple "may not be able to produce enough iPhones"
Etc etc.

In a parallel universe, maybe.
Look. I don't know how this stuff works, alright?

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 20:18 UTC

Hahaahaha Ha Hahah Haaaaah!

Stop it.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 19:49 UTC as 41st comment
In reply to:

belle100: WTH
Is this a signal from Nikon to us to switch over to Canon or Sony?!

Nobody 'needs' a new camera unless they want to push their photography in some way, and new technology makes that possible, if not for you, then for your competition.

I'm not giving you advice - I couldn't care less what you shoot - but slapping down cameras that are better than your beloved D700 when you haven't even shot/owned/used any of them does sound somewhat sanctimonious.

...whatever.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 16:11 UTC
In reply to:

belle100: WTH
Is this a signal from Nikon to us to switch over to Canon or Sony?!

lightandaprayer - that's all very good, but not upgrading (and it is an upgrade) to the D800/10, D750, or even the 610 because you heard about a few cameras that had a problem on the internet is called cutting off your nose to spite your face.

You're missing out mate.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 10:30 UTC
In reply to:

Fujica: I'll think Tim and Phil have spend too long in the 'Touch Bar' and got drunk thinking they can keep fooling their customers.

Telling them to wait, and at the same time telling them:
'But things won't get any better as you Creative Professionals do not have to expect any touchscreen capabilities on your new iMacs and Mac Pro's.

We will not allow you photographers and illustrators to draw on your computerscreen, to make your lifes easier to edit and create!'.

We only listen to our shareholders, we like making profits over the backs of our customers and don't care a sh!t about you 'Pros'. - By the way that term 'Pro' we can use in our marketing efforts...

Apple lost a lot of creative professionals over the last few years.
Many more will follow soon if Apple let them down for another time.

As a hardcore Apple user and creative professional for 15 years now, the Microsoft Surface line looks more and more attractive by the day. At least they seem to offer what I need and what I want

Or A wacom tablet - You don't even need a Cintiq - an Intuous Pro will do it.

Just because you CAN have a touchscreen (on a desktop) doesn't make it the best idea.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 13:10 UTC
In reply to:

DDWD10: Unusually candid response from Apple. I'm looking forward to the new iMac. My 2010 i7 model is plugging along fine, but a 5K display and SSD would be nice upgrades.

I don't get it - a fully specified 5K iMac that you buy today will be able to do what a (more expensive, probably neutered, soldered RAM, etc) 5K iMac can do tomorrow. What is it about the work that you do on your 2010 iMac (presumably photography, or video editing at a push) that tells you that you have to wait? You do know that the iMacs don't get cheaper with each iteration, don't you? The 5K and SSD upgrades that you say would be nice? They exist now! The 5K display is stunning. Can a new 5K display be 'more' stunning?

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 12:32 UTC
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: Prepare those sneakers and rent a (...very large...) property in Guyana because that asteroid will be making final calls one of these days.

...And it seems it will be sooner than later.

mmmmm k.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 12:21 UTC
In reply to:

Fujica: I'll think Tim and Phil have spend too long in the 'Touch Bar' and got drunk thinking they can keep fooling their customers.

Telling them to wait, and at the same time telling them:
'But things won't get any better as you Creative Professionals do not have to expect any touchscreen capabilities on your new iMacs and Mac Pro's.

We will not allow you photographers and illustrators to draw on your computerscreen, to make your lifes easier to edit and create!'.

We only listen to our shareholders, we like making profits over the backs of our customers and don't care a sh!t about you 'Pros'. - By the way that term 'Pro' we can use in our marketing efforts...

Apple lost a lot of creative professionals over the last few years.
Many more will follow soon if Apple let them down for another time.

As a hardcore Apple user and creative professional for 15 years now, the Microsoft Surface line looks more and more attractive by the day. At least they seem to offer what I need and what I want

Except for the lag : https://www.engadget.com/2016/10/28/microsoft-surface-studio-designer-reaction/

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 12:13 UTC
In reply to:

DDWD10: Unusually candid response from Apple. I'm looking forward to the new iMac. My 2010 i7 model is plugging along fine, but a 5K display and SSD would be nice upgrades.

What you want is available now - why wait?

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 12:11 UTC
In reply to:

belle100: WTH
Is this a signal from Nikon to us to switch over to Canon or Sony?!

lightandaprayer - but you still shoot Nikon? How so?

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 08:39 UTC
In reply to:

belle100: WTH
Is this a signal from Nikon to us to switch over to Canon or Sony?!

I wouldn't think Nikon would release anniversary editions as a cryptic way of telling their customers to leave them. They've made a few mistakes in recent times (at least it appears they've misjudged the market a few times) but they've also released the D500, the D5, They have the 810 etc. The D500 is enough reason for most Nikon photographers to be happy, but because they don't 'innovate' (i.e produce a full frame mirrorless camera for the masses) they are doomed!

Anniversary editions don't matter to most people, but what are Nikon to do? Just let the 100 year mark pass them by?

If you change camera brand based on the products they release that you don't want then good luck to you. The next time Canon release a large scale industrial digital press that I don't need I'm changing to Sony. I mean Pentax. I mean Nikon.

http://www.canon.co.uk/business-printers-and-faxes/imagepress-c850-series/

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 10:04 UTC

X-T2 - Excellent Camera
X-T2 With Firmware 2.0 - even more excellent.

That's about the size of it.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 16:25 UTC as 11th comment
Total: 425, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »