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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On Review: Ona Lima camera strap article (144 comments in total)
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samfan: I pity anyone who uses the original strap that came with the camera and doesn't know better. Those straps prove the camera manufacturers have just contempt for their users. So uncomfortable they might as well be made of chains and poison ivy, but of course, with a huge colorful logo or several.

No wonder my head keeps getting severed! And my arm fell off twice in the last month! Thank God there are hipsters like yourself who understand the true nature of the universe and keep the accessory strap manufacturers in business! :o)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 17:44 UTC
On 900MP portraits show human face in extreme detail article (288 comments in total)

God, we are all hairy beasties! I checked out the young lady...don't think I have the guts to zoom in on the grannies... Sure does help you understand the work of dermatologists!!!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 15:26 UTC as 11th comment
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! article (264 comments in total)

I played this photo sequence with "strip tease" music... I am so hot right now... :o)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 01:09 UTC as 73rd comment
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Tom_A: The XT-1 with its wonderful clasic Contax-like styling is gorgeous. Having great experience with an XE-1, I am lusting after this.
And it must be said that the Lomography Petzval, here shown as a tangible object, is an interesting experiment. The idea of re-creating these old lens formulas is appealing to me, to unique look of the nervous bokeh does not make it universal but it can be interesting.

I agree... thank God I didn't get rid of my custom-made focusing cloth! I may drape it over my next camera with one of these glass, brass, and chrome gems!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2014 at 02:29 UTC
On Two photographers re-imagine city potholes article (147 comments in total)

So in 1983, after a really terrible winter, I was visiting the inlaws (of my first wife) and hit some very deep (as only Cleveland can make them) potholes... one claimed a hubcap even! When I discovered it missing I decided to go find it... on the way out of the house I spied a Winnebago playset with some Barbie dolls... I got them loaded in a box and found the "Grand Canyon-sized" pothole, and my hubcap, and had a blast photographing the folks vacationing at the rim of the Grand Canyon... shot with my Nikon FM on Tri-X... now if only I could find the negatives! I guess without the internet, it was just fun...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2014 at 00:09 UTC as 41st comment
On Two photographers re-imagine city potholes article (147 comments in total)
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(unknown member): This the dumbest thing ever featured on DPR.

Take a chill pill... Dave... it's just the thing for us snow-sickened drivers who read DPR! I really think you should reconsider your decision. I have the fullest confidence in the mission Dave... I can feel my mind slipping... Can I sing a song I learned from my programmer Dr. Chandra... it's called "Daisy..."

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2014 at 00:05 UTC
On Nikon D4s: CP+ Hands-on and interview article (54 comments in total)

I know this is like a non-driver criticizing the color of a Rolls Royce's hubcaps, but how many of you Nikon fans think the display screen on the back is a bit small? Beautiful camera though...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2014 at 14:49 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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Francesco De Lorenzo: I much like the very good sensor and camera features. But it is worth to invest in a camera that could get old very quickly due to the spread of the full frame?

Don't overrate full frame. Having both types of cameras I can say that for 98% of general shooting, the crop sensor camera competes with FF. I don't see a huge market for a FF X-series... I might be wrong, but after 35 years of studying the photo market, I have yet to be snookered.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2014 at 22:39 UTC
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Bill Bentley: Looks like Kai Wong from Digital Rev wearing the white gloves in pic #5?

Maybe David Hobby did convince him that X100s is a great cam after all. ;-)

"They all look alike!" :o) Kai would not go to Japan... the bloody producer would never approve the expense!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2014 at 17:56 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II article (200 comments in total)

Butt Ugly is calling... it wants its camera back NOW!!! I love Canon and its line of great SLRs, and I long lusted after the G-series... but Fuji showed up to the party and stole my "rangefinder" heart... I was hoping that they could provide some kind of competition to Fuji, but it seems they can't and should stick to SLRs (hear that as well, Nikon??) ... Rube Goldberg seems to be alive and well, living in the Canon design office.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 06:12 UTC as 45th comment | 2 replies

What??? No optical viewfinder? Canon, say it isn't so!!! Thank God for Fuji! My Canon SLRs will have to continue to live in peace with their Fuji step brothers! Nice lens though (24mm equiv.)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 14:23 UTC as 36th comment
On Tamrac launches rugged-looking photo messenger bags article (106 comments in total)

it comes to the party late with not a lot of goodies... but still it will be tested and it's all in the finish and fit... but what does it offer that its five or six competitors don't? That's your job DP Review!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 06:20 UTC as 43rd comment

The days of the 500C in the hands with a 250 mm lens and a magazine filled with Ektachrome or Fujicolor are long gone... and this is the final nail in the coffin. It was a fantastic ride and it came to an end, thanks largely to technology that we could not have imagined back in the day. Still, its a lovely camera for a new digital world...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 06:16 UTC as 151st comment
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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historianx: Are there dual card slots?

I saw two card wells in some photos!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 05:36 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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photobeans: Viewfinder tech is interesting, but there are a few disappointments. 1/180 max flash sync and 1/4000 max shutter speed. It also looks like a fairly heavy camera.

Maybe Fuji can offer a leaf shutter lens for faster sync?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 05:34 UTC

I accidentally found myself standing on the very spot that Ansel Adams shot his famous "Moonrise Over Hernandez, NM" (1941) in 2012... he used an 8x10 I used a Canon 50D... point is that except for the church and a few headstones in the cemetery, little was identifiable... what was flat ground in 1941 had become heavily forested (trees and scrub) and homes and structures. Earth and man are dynamic... constantly changing... also the choice of format and lenses are crucial for making comparisons. Adam's print shows the mountain range... my shot couldn't... a bit too wide.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 19:36 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies

one poster below said contrived... well yes and no... I've seen kids playing with animals in very similar situations... just that there was not beautiful sweet light and rim lighting to shoot in! Or a foggy country road or wonderful haystack as props. Obviously this lady executed her vision exceedingly well... but I never once said, "oh that never happens in the real world..." Sadly, it does and I never am around with a camera! Oh, and yes, the rabbit would bite me because this is Russia and they eat rabbit like we eat corndogs! :o) Bunnies ... pets and MEAT!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 18:57 UTC as 190th comment
On AP cuts ties with Pulitzer-winning photographer article (167 comments in total)

Too bad their journalistic integrity doesn't extend to other areas, especially writing and editing! As a former newspaper journalist, it makes me crazy to see how leftist and biased the media is...
so this photog was spiked because he "cleaned" up an image that didn't need it... stupid on his part, nuts on the editors part.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 23:12 UTC as 30th comment | 7 replies
On Pictures emerge showing widely-leaked Fujfilm 'X-T1' article (373 comments in total)

I went crazy and left my wife for that whore Df from Nikon... thankfully my wife took me back when I saw that the Df was not who she claimed to be... now this siren comes calling at my door. Think l'll sell the kids to the Taliban to get one.... if it's not another pig in a poke.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 04:11 UTC as 45th comment | 3 replies

Too bad Kodak can't have a decent funeral with a stately graveside ceremony... it was a great American company that passed into history (it's photographic div. at least). No, instead we have to deal with this zombie "Walking Dead" creature that looks a bit like our dear friend, but isn't. Will someone please put a round through its decaying brain... or maybe a bolt from Darrel's crossbow?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 20:21 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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