Paul Farace

Paul Farace

Lives in United States Cleveland, United States
Works as a photographer/writer
Joined on May 21, 2007
About me:

Camera collector/scrounger facing the horrors of the digital
evolution -- the nullification of all his film cameras! Now, two
years into digital and loving it... still, all these film cameras do
not make good door stops or paperweights.
Other work: curator of a WW II submarine, USS COD,


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Comrades this camera is most ideal invention of Soviet Union in 1956. Entire Soviet Union was restricted. Soviet citizen push button to take foto KGB came and arrested him and send him to gulag. Please pay us royalties for this invention!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 02:48 UTC as 134th comment

I have in my collection of cameras a Snoopy Camera, a Pokémon Camera, fantastic Art Deco cameras, cameras that look like flying saucers, toys, etc. Why can't these digital marvels be make in that mold? Fun and good imagery!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 02:39 UTC as 36th comment
On Canon introduces 430EX III-RT Speedlite article (93 comments in total)

I don't like throwing money away, but I have to say having used Canon speedlights as well as Vivitar 283 and off-brand flashes, you get what you pay for! The 430 I carry has been around the block more than once but keeps on blazing, ditto the 580. The Vivitar 283s I've used have fallen over on 7-ft light stands, bounced, and kept on going as well. I am not sure the Chinese copies can claim that.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 21:31 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply

Another reason my telescope is collecting dust in the closet. I remember looking at the moon on the summer nights in 1969 and thinking that for now, it's a virgin moon, and if, God willing, our Astronauts were successful in a few weeks, the moon would forever be changed. I wish NASA could bottle that excitement from that long ago summer, and use it today.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 04:56 UTC as 36th comment | 12 replies
On Vantage Point: The aviation photography of Jon Pece article (189 comments in total)

So I see these images in the same positive light I see WWII Allied planes, defenders of freedom. And they sadly killed thousands of women and children. But my brain is able to comprehend complexities and nuances that some of your leftist brains cannot. All of the recent drone strikes have not killed more than one WWII bombing mission and at the same time have killed many monsters who would behead the dumazzez commenting below.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2015 at 17:53 UTC as 30th comment | 13 replies
On Hawaii-June 1969 & June 2014 in the Memories challenge (35 comments in total)

And thank you for your service to our nation!

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2015 at 04:35 UTC as 13th comment

If a drone with this baby falls out of the sky into my yard I will claim salvage rights ... is there a tripod mount? He heee heeee....

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 23:56 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On Canon 7D mirror box filmed at 10,000fps article (175 comments in total)

Long live mechanical shutters!
The maximum flash synchronization speed is the fastest speed the shutter moves WITHOUT have to resort to the moving slit to achieve the set speed. It used to be about 1/60 for horizontal travel cloth shutters and 1/125 for vertical travel metal shutters. The latter are faster because the distance top to bottom is less than across the horizontal axis. Since the digital SLRs use smaller crop formats and mechanical technology has improved we can get sync speeds up to about 1/250 ... but the flashes today can fire stroboscopically achieving sync speeds as fast as the shutter allows, just at reduced power, a limitation of the flash.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2015 at 07:55 UTC as 35th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic reveals Lumix DMC-GF7 with tilting LCD article (82 comments in total)
In reply to:

aris14: No matter if this or any other camera offering an easy way for selfy pix have the best IQ ever or whatever whatsoever...
Selfies is the depiction of an ill egoism and selfism thus depicting the problems of a rather significantly ill culture... Or should I say civilization..?

Looks like someone went to a leftist seminary, I mean college and took a bunch of pointless 100-leve intro psychology and social science classes. Lighten up comrade, sometimes a selfie is just a picture.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 18:45 UTC

Some folks have too much money and not enough street sense. Great photo and worth at least $500.00. But millions? I'd rather donate that money to cancer research or invest in some promising start up.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 02:42 UTC as 133rd comment | 1 reply

The chubby girl tries to use bling to hide her weight problem. She should go on a diet and exercise regimen to get into shape. She once was the bell of the ball... 25 years ago. I fit that bill too, sadly.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 06:43 UTC as 93rd comment
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (389 comments in total)

This is the perfect "forgive me" gift Richie Rich would buy his wife Zaza Gabor if she caught him in the golden bathtub with Little Lulu ...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2014 at 19:14 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On P1000650 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

That's the problem with great photography... I'm looking at great photos of two very lovely women ... and I forget that I am supposed to be looking at the technical details of the camera rendering ... time was it took a Nikon with a 105 f 2.5 to get this kind of shot... today these marvels can pull it off in spades!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 18:56 UTC as 1st comment
On photo in sample gallery (5 comments in total)

That's the problem with great photography... I'm looking at great photos of two very lovely women ... and I forget that I am supposed to be looking at the technical details of the camera rendering ... time was it took a Nikon with a 105 f 2.5 to get this kind of shot... today these marvels can pull it off in spades!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 18:56 UTC as 1st comment
On First Hasselblad in space goes to auction next month article (84 comments in total)

Astronaut John Glenn purchased an Ansco/Minolta 35mm at a local drug store to become the first space camera (personal photography was NOT on the mission schedule!)... the Mercury capsule had sequence cameras to photograph the pilot and a periscope camera to photograph the earth, but nothing in the hand of the man inside! The Ansco/Minolta had to be modified with the addition of a Polaroid camera viewfinder glued to the body!!! How's that for a joint effort? The Hassy was likely purchased the same way and if so was NOT public property. And yes, the only "original" part is likely the body... the lens and magazine are likely later versions.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 16:09 UTC as 9th comment
On Pentax launches K-S1 Sweets Collection article (231 comments in total)

In 1977 Pentax stormed the camera world with a simple SLR, the K1000, that only came in black leatherette and chrome. It dominated the lower level camera market for years... now they only seem to make pretty collectibles... sad in a way. I love my art deco box cameras but these seem to be way beyond that!

I like the one that looks like a bowl of sherbet!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 02:31 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (471 comments in total)

No OVF, no like... no purchase!

-- owner of XPro1, X100, XT1

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 17:17 UTC as 49th comment | 4 replies

Aahh for the simple days when monsters were hairy creatures that lived under the bed or in the closet... now as adults we see real monsters every day... in the office, in our government, and beheading folks for the sake of their new caliphate!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2014 at 16:58 UTC as 16th comment

I just got back from London (work & vacation)... visited the Abbey Rd. site last week and made the crossing with about 50 fellow Beatle fans on either side of the road. It's a working street and I have only to say "thank God for the patience of London drivers!" If it were in New York there would be incredible death tolls weekly :o) ... some of the locals make a few quid by wearing yellow traffic vests and risking their lives to snap pictures of fans in the crosswalk with their various cameras and cell phones. The recording studio just a few yards behind the "Zebra" as the locals call these crosswalks has to endure the graffiti of thousands of fans who mark their tributes to the Fab Four. Rest in peace John and George!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2014 at 01:53 UTC as 22nd comment

Rather than take the suggestions literally, they serve to help us think outside the box... improvisation is a major accessory that never takes up space in your camera bag!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 03:13 UTC as 13th comment
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