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,
www.usscod.org

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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 152nd comment
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1645 comments in total)
In reply to:

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 (1645 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 (166 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 31st 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
On Fujifilm to release X100S in solid black article (25 comments in total)

Bond's the name... James ... errrrr... FUJI... I mean Fuji's the name... Fuji Film... EVERYTHING LOOKS SO DAME FINE IN BLACK (tie)!!!!

Gotta go play with my black X100 ... and lust after this new version.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 19:35 UTC as 11th comment

Yep... our grandkids will sit on our knees and ask us what it was like in the great conversion era... (OK, if they happen to be photographic collectors/historians and even think of talking to people more than 10 years older than them). Or if they can even talk... maybe they will sit in a dark corner somewhere and text their grandparents.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2014 at 22:23 UTC as 71st comment | 2 replies
On Classic photographs recreated in Lego article (118 comments in total)

That is soooo wrong in so many ways... and I love them all! Missing: Capa's Spanish rebel at the moment of death (I bet Lego would probably not want that in their corporate store)... or the shot of the firemen raising the flag at ground zero in the days following the 9-11 attack... but Iwo Jima is there and so is the VJ Day Kiss! Well done!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2013 at 17:13 UTC as 8th comment
On Backstory of Phantom Flex4K video shot at 1,000 FPS article (91 comments in total)

Yes, a lot of water misses the mark... just like in combat. I'd guess less than 1% of bullets fired by our guys hit their guys too... but this is the problem when CPAs, MBAs, and other "experts" analyze reality and make conclusions based on facts without being there. There are always factors that don't show up on film or on analysis reports :o) -- Now every process can be tweeked to improve efficiency but I don't want a handful of CPA and MBA-managed firemen showing up to a fire... or the Army responding to a local disturbance that might become WW III !!! It might lead to the next Cocoanut Grove fire or Little Big Horn!

Amazine images none the less!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2013 at 17:49 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On Homemade rig captures extreme macro shots of snowflakes article (186 comments in total)
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Paul Farace: I understand crystal growth mechanics, but still... to look at these and NOT believe in the hand of a creator!

I see God in a shoe, a hammer, and even ugly things. Random forces don't result in us!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 04:47 UTC
On Homemade rig captures extreme macro shots of snowflakes article (186 comments in total)

I understand crystal growth mechanics, but still... to look at these and NOT believe in the hand of a creator!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 18:23 UTC as 31st comment | 10 replies
On Lytro adds 3D viewing capability to its photos article (46 comments in total)

What is the deal with digital stereo imaging for the public? As a member of a stereo club, I can't figure out if it is growing or dying! Fuji has dropped their 3D camera production along with other makers... but movies are all 3D... I am so confused... in stereo!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2013 at 00:11 UTC as 7th comment
On Hands-on with the retro Nikon Df article (230 comments in total)

I went soft after looking at these pictures... Nikon you led me on! Samfan said it looks gorgeous... well to me the chrome version looks like a fat FM is wearing a silver beanie cap!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 05:37 UTC as 86th comment
On Nikon Df preview (2792 comments in total)

I think it needs to go to a design spa and lose a few pounds and rid itself of some of those nubs, bumps, bulges, and humps... the FM was clean, this is like a male model who retired and let his body go to pot and now is trying to regain its glory.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 05:31 UTC as 940th comment
On Nikon Df combines classic design with modern technology article (313 comments in total)

Not at $3K dear Nikon. Go back and work on a little brother/sister for $1.5K maybe... ?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 05:21 UTC as 125th comment | 2 replies
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)

Me like! And they are using the traditional non-italic NIKON logo !!! YEAH... I REALLY HATED THAT ITALIC LOGO!!! -- my designer soul was offended! Now all is right with the world ... or until I choke on the price tag for this apparent gem in the polishing shop!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 22:48 UTC as 306th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2077 comments in total)

What a beautiful looking camera! And although I am sure the EVF is state of the art... if only I had the option to buy this camera with a prism viewfinder! Wow, what a competitor it would be for the rumored Nikon digital FM or the gems in the Fuji X lineup! Well done Olympus!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2013 at 20:58 UTC as 200th comment
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