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.

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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 42nd comment
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 12th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D70 (220 comments in total)
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sgt gatr: Am I the only one who thinks the D70 is one of the best looking DSLRs Nikon has ever produced?

No.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 12:15 UTC
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dwill23: They should mention the controversy with Nikon naming it the D70.

I was selling these at Ritz camera way back when.

The canon D30 and D60 were selling 10 to 1 over Nikons so Nikon swooped in and stole Canon's naming convention. People heard of a "D70" and thought it was after the D60 from Canon. Don't worry, I told everyone how sleazy Nikon was to try and trick people by riding on Canon's coat tails. What a scam.

Yes. That's why the D1, the 1D, the 5D, the D50, the D200, The 40D, and the D5 etc all got their names. Because people count numbers and that's how they value things. The D5600 is so far into the future it's mind blowing.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 12:13 UTC
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LFPCPH: I'm sorry Fuji - But I cannot allow myself to be seen with a camera in those colours.

justmeMN - I agree. I'm probably going to get the green one, because - why not?

For any photographers who want to be completely serious and manly about stuff they can buy the instax 90 or whatever it's called, which looks like a real man's camera in it's faux retro way. That way their disposable, soft, questionably exposed, fun pictures, will be graced with the seriousness of art, and everyone will be glad and relieved that you have a camera that you have allowed yourself to be seen with.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 16:39 UTC
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LFPCPH: I'm sorry Fuji - But I cannot allow myself to be seen with a camera in those colours.

What difference does the colour make?

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 12:05 UTC
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SimenO1: "water down to depths of 98 ft, and pressure/impacts up to 750psi."

- I don't know how long a typical foot are. They certainly vary with age, sex, part of the world and so on. Body parts are not suitable for measurements. That goes for psi too. There are many reasons these units are dead and buried all around the world*. Please translate to understandable SI units.

* Except only one country that accounts for just 4% of the world population. Ignore them.

Joking, right?

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 23:48 UTC
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XeroJay: I'm not big on pushing any product or app, as most are cash grabs at best. Fundy Album Designer is one tool that I can whole heartedly recommend though. There have only been a couple of tools that I can honestly say have saved me more than than their sticker price worth of my time, and Fundy is one of them. I do 100 page books for my clients, and about 20 of those per year. I've calculated that Fundy has saved me about 5 hours of time per book, or 100 hours per year. I value my time at $200/hr, so you do the math.

That's great if you're replacing the saved time with actually charging $200 per hour. In other words, if Fundy saved you 100 hours have you billed that extra $20000 over the year and made that as income?

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 16:11 UTC

There are more directories than there are wedding photographers. (it seems)
There are more workshops than there are bookings, (it feels)
There are more blogs being serviced free content by wedding photographers.
There are more industries today to help wedding photographers part with their money.
When margins are as low as they are for photographers, and those margins are swallowed up by (often unnecessary) outsourcing, it's easy to see why some are finding it hard to turn a profit.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 15:22 UTC as 4th comment
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cirtapfotos: You know...I am going to pass on the Fuji GFX 50S and wait for the Fuji GFX 100S with Sony's 100MP. It will be announced in Dec/2017 or Early/2018. While I believe Fuji has a darn good camera here with the GFX 50S....I know the next model will be even better.

@peterwr erm, that was meant as a joke. Rolleiflex wont be making much of anything any time soon. Sorry to get your hopes up there bud...

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 20:36 UTC
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