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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Didn't Nikon just release their KeyMission 170 for less money?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:15 UTC as 31st comment | 4 replies

Perhaps going against the grain little here, but I'm actually looking forward to these cams (Specifically the KM80 for the apparent lack of fish-eye distortion).

Why? Action cameras have a wide FOV which is great for what they're intended for and the quality is better than ever, but if you want a rugged, waterproof, high def camera to hang off you while you splash around in the sea (or whatever) with your kids, there aren't that many decent choices that are good for stills and video and have features like panorama stitching and snap bridge built in. Maybe the olympus Tough series, but the IQ on those is pretty poor. Having the narrower FOV is great for me.

Maybe it's because I stopped shooting Nikon a couple of years ago that the lack of announcement for DSLRs doesn't bother me, but then I've been smug with shooting mirrorless ever since I dumped the Nikons anyway.

Look. It's only Monday. I'm sure the D850 is on it's way. Hold tight. DL announcement by the end of the week.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 17:02 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply

Looks good.

I mean, what else is there to say? Whether you need this or not you can't say anything bad about it as far as I can see. It's all good.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 16:30 UTC as 96th comment
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kape06111: Like this body, really like it.
But where are the fast primes. I was expecting at least a Lens Roadmap for the next 2 years, but nothing just a new all around lens which is for sure good for the system, but not enaugh IMHO.

Come on canon give me a 24 equiv f2.0, a 50 equiv f2.0 and an 85 f2.0 equiv and I drop my Fuji system.

Kape06111.
Nissan do support Fuji if you want TTL - Profoto are just about to announce Fuji Support. The Cactus Flash system works extremely well with Fuji X cameras and costs a lot less than Canon or Nikon Flash. Fuji have released their own flash.
If you get out of TTL you'll find pretty much any flash will give you light.

Not sure where you're coming from with this.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 09:02 UTC
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agentlossing: So Canon has finally gotten to the point that Micro Four Thirds has been at for years... good for Canon! Now tell me how this is a good system to buy into with lenses in their current state.

I would think a lot of people will buy this camera because it says Canon on it, in much the same way the Nikon 1 was successful, but had poor lens choices.
When the dust settles and people realise that Canon aren't putting R&D into a cohesive lens lineup (it's a guess) it will be enough for Canon i.e They have a competing Mirrorless system camera, but it will make more sense for people to build a DSLR system (canon, hopefully) because guess what? That's where the lenses are.
Meanwhile Fuji, and probably Olympus are killing it with brilliant lenses and a road map that inspire confidence.
If I was buying right now I'd buy Fuji (I already did) over this Canon. It looks great, but I can shoot awesome glass with the Fuji RIGHT NOW. I wouldn't want to wait for a trickle of maybe lenses from Canon as they focus on their DSLR lineup.
If they'd released, say, two new primes with the M5 it might be a different story, but I don't think Fuji/Sony/Olympus have anything to worry about long term.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 16:35 UTC
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kape06111: Like this body, really like it.
But where are the fast primes. I was expecting at least a Lens Roadmap for the next 2 years, but nothing just a new all around lens which is for sure good for the system, but not enaugh IMHO.

Come on canon give me a 24 equiv f2.0, a 50 equiv f2.0 and an 85 f2.0 equiv and I drop my Fuji system.

Kape06111 - Why would you drop your Fuji System if they already make the glass that you're begging Canon to bring into existence?

You have what you want, and likely in a better and more mature system, especially if you are talking about XT2/Xpro2.

Some people just want to spend money, whether there's any logical value in doing so or not. New gear acquisition syndrome much?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 16:21 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1297 comments in total)
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howard barnett photography: My first wedding using a couple of XT-2

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pros: size, weight and image quality good
cons: not great in low light, misses focus 10% of the time and battery capacity

Would I recommended theses cameras 100% yes
2 XT-2 and 2 Lens cost £5K
2 Nikon D5 and 2 Lens cost £14k

Once you get over these little hiccups, and you get yourself some better lenses more suited to the types of conditions you're photographing (if we're going by your 'proofs') you might find that your OOC images will bypass the whole "in process" stage of your work. Adjust the way you work and you might find that you're not missing focus 10% of the time.
Or you could blame the camera. It's up to you.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 09:08 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1297 comments in total)
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howard barnett photography: My first wedding using a couple of XT-2

www.howardbarnettproofs.com/ad090916

pros: size, weight and image quality good
cons: not great in low light, misses focus 10% of the time and battery capacity

Would I recommended theses cameras 100% yes
2 XT-2 and 2 Lens cost £5K
2 Nikon D5 and 2 Lens cost £14k

So using the zoom lenses in some situations can result in all kinds of problems that are going to have a huge effect on exposure and image quality.
In good light the 18-55 will focus very quickly. In low light the X-T2 is rated to be able to focus down to -3EV, but not all focus points are rated this low. That's the same as the (some would say class leading) Nikon D750. That's VERY good. That's getting darker than most of us should be taking pictures in!
The Battery power in a mirrorless camera running a massive EVF was never going to be that good. the X-T1 would suck through batteries at quite a speed, but there are things you can do to minimise the drain. The reason I asked about the grip was because having 3 batteries should give you at least the same number of shots as the XT1 with the battery grip attached. Which for me was always around 800 shots. Which is a lot. It's not Nikon D3/4/5, but a couple of extra batteries and you're good to go.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 09:08 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1297 comments in total)
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howard barnett photography: My first wedding using a couple of XT-2

www.howardbarnettproofs.com/ad090916

pros: size, weight and image quality good
cons: not great in low light, misses focus 10% of the time and battery capacity

Would I recommended theses cameras 100% yes
2 XT-2 and 2 Lens cost £5K
2 Nikon D5 and 2 Lens cost £14k

I get it! They're proofs. Personally I wouldn't show clients work until it's finished, but please don't think I'm telling you how to run your business.
I was just bringing to the fore the variables that would effect the pictures that might not be the camera's "cons".
Eg. The 18-55 is a great lens, but once you've zoomed in to say 35mm your maximum aperture is down to something like f3.5. Shooting a heavily backlit subject from a dark room like your bride walking up the aisle at 3.5 is going to push your ISO up to probably around 3200 depending on what shutter speed you want. If you're using flash (You shouldn't be in a church or any ceremony situation) then you're going to need a lot of power and possibly get it off of the top of your camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 09:07 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1297 comments in total)
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howard barnett photography: My first wedding using a couple of XT-2

www.howardbarnettproofs.com/ad090916

pros: size, weight and image quality good
cons: not great in low light, misses focus 10% of the time and battery capacity

Would I recommended theses cameras 100% yes
2 XT-2 and 2 Lens cost £5K
2 Nikon D5 and 2 Lens cost £14k

Hi Howard. Do you mean this is your first wedding, or the first time you have used this combination of cameras at a wedding?
Also - you mention battery life - did you use the battery grip?
One more thing! Which lens(es) are you using? This might have some bearing on how fast (or slow) your focus acquisition is in low light situations.
Thanks.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 17:27 UTC
On article Canon announces new flagship EOS C700 cinema camera (169 comments in total)
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mart1234: Seems like a strange coincidence dpreview tested the 5D4 for rolling shutter just a few days back. Could be a way to market the C700.

Yes. I should think DPR are laughing all the way to the bank with their paid for articles and backhanders from Canon/Sony/Nikon/Fuji/Casio. When will they stop writing these articles about Digital Camera Tech in a way that just screams corruption behind the scenes. We're on to you DPR!!
s/

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 08:32 UTC
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (485 comments in total)
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dpfan32: Is it just me or do this photos don't look like from a 4000€ camera??

So you're saying that a 5D3 will produce astounding images? So the OP was right to suggest that the 5D4 images don't seem to offer anything new, hence the observation, and despite any advancements in the tech.

And you're being pedantic about the prints scenario so I'll spell it out for you.

You have two 10x8 prints side by side, taken by different cameras from the same class - Let's say a Full frame Nikon and a Full frame Canon for example. The exposure is correct, the lens is equivalent. A good 50mm on each. The pixel count, ISO, aperture could be the same or different, but the exposure is balanced.
The real difference in this scenario is the price difference between the two cameras, but you know one retails for more than the other.

Can you tell which camera is 'better'?

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 09:25 UTC
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (485 comments in total)
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dpfan32: Is it just me or do this photos don't look like from a 4000€ camera??

Two pictures next to each other - you're counting pixels? Perhaps I didn't make that clear, so let me try again; two photographs, printed, one from each camera (or any camera) taken in identical conditions with the same or similar lenses.
Which one is 'the better quality'? Which one looks like it's from a more expensive camera? Anyone can read the file and discern which camera has more or fewer pixels! Lol. But that's not what gives a photograph it's 'quality' is it?
Think again about dynamic range -it has a lot to do with IQ - it's here that sensor technology is marching forward, though conceptually speaking it's relatively old news.

Perhaps Ansel Adams' photographs could be improved with better lenses or more pixels? It might have saved him all that farting around with the zone system and exposure and saved wasting his time in the darkroom honing his prints.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 22:44 UTC
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (485 comments in total)
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dpfan32: Is it just me or do this photos don't look like from a 4000€ camera??

No. Canon's selling point here is the new sensor and processing power (amongst other things). Canon have long been trailing Sony sensors when it comes to Dynamic Range, and lenses have very little to do with it. To me the dynamic range here seems reasonable, but I imagine that @dpfan32 thinks not enough to justify 4kEuro.

I'm just saying that if it was going on IQ alone (and I'm sure the 5D4 is not just about IQ to most people anyway) then the OP probably has a point.

Or put it this way. Could you tell the difference (really) between a sample picture from a 5D4 and a 5D3, all things being equal (lens, exposure, etc)?

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 18:42 UTC
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (485 comments in total)
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dpfan32: Is it just me or do this photos don't look like from a 4000€ camera??

I think he's saying "If I'm going to spend 4000Euro on a camera then I might expect the image quality to be outstanding and unobtainable with lower priced tech".
It's not a bad point, even considering the beta nature of the RAW conversions.

Retail cost of the camera might not determine IQ, sure. But you might agree that paying x amount for new flagship features and supposedly better dynamic range/noise performance etc could easily disappoint if expectations aren't met. If someone IS buying a camera on IQ alone, they might conclude that a 400euro camera is actually better than this from a value for money perspective.

Personally, I don't think the images in this beta test are that bad, but I don't think they're particularly that good either.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 15:48 UTC

I think the olympus XA has already been mentioned, so instead I'll talk about the little known Pentax Espio Mini.

32mm, 3.5 lens - I always thought it metered really well and it's a clamshell too.
Ever-so-slightly wider lens seemed to be a great focal length.
Of course it had the useless panoramic shutters which cropped the neg, and the flash gave up years ago, but it\'s still going strong.

Another favourite was the Nikon Af 600 (I think called the Lite Touch) outside of the UK.
28mm 3.5 Lens always dead on with exposure and tack sharp. I felt guilty using it instead of my FM until I developed the film...

I still use it for kicks backstage at gigs.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 15:58 UTC as 107th comment | 2 replies
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jadot: I may have missed it but does anyone know a release date in the UK?

Cool - I think I'll start saving....oh....wait a minute.....You were...Wait for it....BEING FUNNY!!!! HAhahahaHa!

And I fell for it too.

The Old April Fool's Camera release satire when any new product is released that you think is not aimed directly at you by a camera company that releases cameras to all kinds of different markets and demographics that aren't you.

Priceless. I didn't see that coming. "1st April".

Phew!

You got me there.

Kudos to you for being not just FUNNY, but original too.

Well Done you.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 13:29 UTC
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StevenE: TV's are getting bigger, you'll soon have an entire wall made of lcd (like in the novel Fahrenheit 451), and 8K or more will be necessary for clarity

Or you might one day be able to go to the park, up a mountain, or swim in the sea - all in 3D, and totally experience it all, y'know, with your actual eyes.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 11:45 UTC

I may have missed it but does anyone know a release date in the UK?

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 09:41 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies

Jeremy Cowart is unique in the sense that he is, like it or not, redefining what it means to be a photographer and artist. In a world where photographers are ten-a-penny Jeremy has stepped out and perhaps unwittingly designed a new commercial viability for the creative process.

I like his photography, but more I like his approach and apparent humility. The Purpose Hotel appears to be the supernova and culmination of his ideas and philosophies seeded in photography, art, digital social media, and humanitarianism.

It's an idea that makes sense, and is big but not impossible, and this is perhaps the thing that is most impressive. Think Big, act big.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 12:31 UTC as 14th comment
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