jadot

jadot

Lives in United Kingdom Surrey, United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at 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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P Hartung: DPReview used to be a sanctuary from the hyper-politicized internet world, but now I see it's succumbing to such drivel. Sad, but it was not unforeseeable given that the site is owned by Jeff Bezos...

Sorry, but isn't everything political? NOT saying anything with his images/art direction could also be construed as a political message, could it not?

Have you looked out of the window lately? Have you seen what's going on out there?

Re-acting to a volatile political landscape is pretty much one of the most useful things photographers can do, and in today's climate, NOT having an opinion about Trump, the environment, bigotry, and a race to the button is tantamount to burying your head in the sand.

This is new media. This is new journalism. The tools used for that happen to be what DPR reviews. The way people use these tools eventually will determine what features and gimmicks manufacturers will choose to put inside the next iteration of whichever camera it is that you choose to photograph cute cats with, so get on it.

These pictures are rubbish, but DPR aren't wrong for highlighting the story.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 16:52 UTC
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jayboo: The Ona Bowery is my most used bag, both with Fuji System and Leica.... my wish would have been for a bag with an extra couple of inches width and depth, but it seem to me you are getting a bag of pretty much the same dimensions just a different form, not for me, and having looked at their range of bags, next size up is just too big and heavy. They are great bags, the Beacon would not be on my wish list though.

I've had ONA bags. The leather Brixton is particularly nice, but I got rid of them all.
What did I keep?
My #Billingham Hadley Pro, of course. It's outlasted any other bag, although I'm actually finally going to get a new one after 20 years. Not because it's broken, but simply as a refresh.
You just can't deny that the Billingham bags are extremely good value when compared to other 'luxury' branded bags...

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 13:26 UTC

Hans Zimmer's probably not quaking in his boots.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 17:47 UTC as 4th comment
On article Fujifilm X100F pre-production sample gallery (233 comments in total)
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Aroart: THANK YOU FUJI.. This camera will lower the price of the T. I think if you have the T and are looking to upgrade to the F your really do need to see a doctor or go buy some GAS X..

It might be true that this sensor really does make it worth the new purchase, going by the XT1/XT2 experience. I know this because I shoot this.
And my doctor told me it's OK to register this improvement in IQ.

Now, if it was in the context of X100s to X100T? Then you'd have a point.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 16:08 UTC
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nikoreste: Is the sensor normal come or X trans?

I think it's normal come

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 09:23 UTC
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tvstaff: From a marketing perspective this is nuts. Their primary clients are older established photogs who can afford their products. If this was purly altruistic then they should have picked a kid based on their work without them knowing. Mixed message to those who "are" your clients!!!!

One might suggest that if their older, more jaded, and bitter clients are producing good work it's harder for a less established younger generation to stand out, so the age limit gives them that chance. Also, broncolor's strategy could well be to introduce more accessible kit in the future for a new generation of photographers to take advantage of. It might be marketing gold for all we know. I doubt it, but I wouldn't get so upset about other people's opportunities either way.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 10:39 UTC
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shirazigs: I really don't know why most of DSLR Cameras don't have a good design, a good shape, a sense of innovation. They use same body and model as ten or twenty years ago. Do I like that? As an artist I really hate it. All of these companies should take a look at Hasselblad's cameras to see what's the meaning of product design. I have a question for you. Do you care about the design of your camera?

Design:
Ergonomically, yes.
Aesthetically, not important.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 09:56 UTC
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endofoto: The reason for paying for medium format is mainly flash sync speed. It is 1/125 in this camera but it should be 1/800 like in Hasselblad. You can take better images with Nikon D810 with 1/320 sync speed on a shiny day. It may be written erroneously here but it is the most important property for medium format. If it is true its a great shame for Fuji.

endofoto - just get an ND filter if it's for a shiny day. Not ideal, but workable.
samhain - replace "type-o" with "typo" and you're there.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 09:54 UTC
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paulfulper: They missed an opportunity , if they made this camera only 8MP if would go up to 2 million ISO and daylight pics would still look professional , large pixels is the future .
I think the best camera in the world is the Sony A7 SII because of that .

hahahhahahaaha.
Sony.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 09:49 UTC
On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (421 comments in total)
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jadot: I disagree that the [integrated] ISO dial is redundant. It is the one thing that I really didn't like about the X100T - I had to go into the menus to change ISO. Hardly something that could be done on the fly. I know it's not the perfect solution here, but it is a solution none the less.

Ok - you can set ISO on the XT10 command dial. Not on the XT1 or the XT2, and not on the X100T. On my Nikon cameras I used to use the rear command dial for changing ISO when I was in Aperture Priority Mode for example.

All of this is lovely, but I'm struggling to see what it's got to do with the X100 series?

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 14:37 UTC
On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (421 comments in total)
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jadot: I disagree that the [integrated] ISO dial is redundant. It is the one thing that I really didn't like about the X100T - I had to go into the menus to change ISO. Hardly something that could be done on the fly. I know it's not the perfect solution here, but it is a solution none the less.

io_bg - Yes, I used to operate my old fashioned Nikons this way, but tell me again what this has got to do with the X100T?

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 11:46 UTC
On article Feisty upstart: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T20 (341 comments in total)
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jadot: Now do I keep my X-T1 (alongside my X-T2) or do I replace it with the T20?

Thanks for understanding the rhetorical nature of the question.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 11:44 UTC
On article Feisty upstart: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T20 (341 comments in total)

Now do I keep my X-T1 (alongside my X-T2) or do I replace it with the T20?

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 10:21 UTC as 64th comment | 4 replies
On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (421 comments in total)

I disagree that the [integrated] ISO dial is redundant. It is the one thing that I really didn't like about the X100T - I had to go into the menus to change ISO. Hardly something that could be done on the fly. I know it's not the perfect solution here, but it is a solution none the less.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 09:38 UTC as 81st comment | 7 replies
On article Readers' Choice Awards 2016: the winners (49 comments in total)

Nice to see the x-T2 up there. It's an incredible bit of kit.
It was between the X-T2 and going back to Nikon for me last Summer and I shot alongside the D750 head to head. The FUJI came out on top (for me).

The D500 looks like a better camera than the D750 for my purposes, but I had already refallen in love with the Fuji, but kudos to Nikon - the D500 looks like the one to beat overall for most users.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 17:19 UTC as 3rd comment

You could create an army of Bono clones with this tech...

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 12:13 UTC as 36th comment
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Paul B Jones: Not really comfortable with this. In talking about photography I am slowly trying to move away from gun references, words like "target" and "shot". Not an evangelist about it, just really tired of guns, guns, guns.

I'm in, but "Taking the Shot" is hard to replace. "Cracking one off" doesn't come across too well, and neither does "Popping one off" etc.

That aside I try to call my "Shoots" "Sessions" instead. e.g. "Let's meet up next Tuesday for your Newborn Session".

Suggest "hitting the Shutter" to replace "taking the shot".
That's all I've got.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 13:01 UTC
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quietrich: Some extremely muddled and woolly thinking; an apparently desperate attempt to create some commercial images around the double meaning of the verb 'shoot', and to appeal to the lowest instincts of the imaging market. As a photographer, I feel seriously let down both by the images themselves (equating photography with violence), and by the (at best) dubious motivations of the 'artist'. Nasty stuff.

quietrich - I agree.

"A gun 'shoots'...
A camera 'shoots'...
Wait a minute! They BOTH shoot!
It's like they do the SAME THING!"

No.
No it's not.

This isn't art - this is someone who hasn't learned that poorly conceived juxtaposition and clumsy context isn't always a good idea. In this case it's actually not cool at all. It's not punk, it's not rebellious, it's not a clever play on words. It's just crap.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 12:33 UTC

It's a shame, but it won't be long until Apple update the Apple Pencil to be able to use with the magic Trackpad.
AstroPad is great at what it does, but I'd suggest that the standalone app will be fine for most users. It's enough for me for the amount of times I use it. I won't be going down the subscription route for yet another app that I rarely use, but then I'm not a graphic artist, which is really what this is for.
It COULD have been for photographers, but with the subscription model it looks like they've just handed that back to Wacom.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 10:08 UTC as 7th comment
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flashcactus: How disappointing. There's nothing dignified about another me- too mashup with an insulting "soundtrack". I had to mute the sound after 30 seconds and the images were, editing-wise, just another lash-up.
Surely the answer would have been to give the job to someone who knew what they were doing, like Stanley Kubrick or George Lucas or Steven Speilberg. They would have at least got some kind of a classic, and not this trash. Signed: Musician and photographer in advertising and film for the last 40 years.

I don't think Kubrick would have been available.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 09:57 UTC
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