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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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 (314 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 126th 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 (2081 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 201st comment
On Niki Feijen's haunting images of abandoned houses article (218 comments in total)

Wait, this is my old roommates room... who let you guys in to take pictures? Geez, can't a guy let the paint go for a few years? Just needs a bit of dusting is all...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 16:14 UTC as 81st comment
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' article (552 comments in total)

Camera tech aside... this is a great piece of advertising art! Set up a buzz before you even see the camera! Nice work Nikon. Now DELIVER a camera worthy of the ADVERT! A digital FM? Where were you in 2006? Oh well, in the words of the old negro spiritual, "you didn't come when I called, but you were right on time!"

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 05:03 UTC as 121st comment | 1 reply
On What just happened?! Looking back on last week article (99 comments in total)

Oh that new Fuji X100 firmware update sure put the zing back into my little black treasure! Thanks Fuji! (and it surely did cost them a few tradeups to an X100s for the moment. But it also solidified some very important brand loyalty!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 15:59 UTC as 29th comment
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QuarryCat: I never liked the portrait with the peering eyes - i don't like the artificial green background - but I love his other, even more realistic picture with the hands and the living eyes - thanks a lot for showing it here!

artificial green background??? Unless you were there when it was taken, I think you might want to consider that background to be a scrap of Russian shipping container metal (that green is one of their favorite colors) that ended up as someone's living quarters in a refugee camp!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 15:56 UTC

it is not only one of the most important images of the 20th century, but likely could become the photographic version of the Mona Lisa, IMHO. The shot of the girl with her mouth covered is a great image, but it leaves the viewer wondering if she is smiling behind her veil or frowning (the eyes can go either way) ... the cover shot leaves no ambiguity (and is very much like Mona Lisa's smile). To me in the 1980s it touched me as a girl suffering as a refugee from Soviet aggression... today we see the real horror... a girl photographed in the mid 1980s who is living in a world stuck in the very dark ages. This image and the later shot of Sharbat as a woman, printed 18 feet tall, is the centerpiece of the NGS 50 top covers traveling the world right now (currently in Singapore). It took my breath away when I saw it there, and caused a lump in my throat (again). If there were a dictionary entry for "the power of photography" this would be the illustration!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 15:52 UTC as 30th comment

Thanks Fuji... the faster manual focusing is really appreciated! Really makes a great camera that much better! Gonna take my little black beauty out for a stroll in the fall colors!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2013 at 03:06 UTC as 32nd comment
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Paul Farace: I am living in a ritzy hotel room designed by decorators and architects who never had to LIVE in this uncomfortable and ill-designed place... try living with your "artistry" before unveiling it! Ditto for most special camera designs. It will not be the replacement for the M9 so go ahead and make them for rich folks to feel good about buying. Hey, how about a camera to raise money for cancer or Alzheimer's? You have not control over those problems... using a condom or avoiding needle-drug addiction will prevent AIDs.

Not really... the whole damn place is "designer" -- seen this problem in too many hotels trying to be "world-class" -- another guest at this hotel broke her fingernails trying to get the drawers to open and another had to call the front desk to find out how to use the faucets in the sink! Oh, and the shower built for two with six rain head/shower nozzles has a drain built for ONE! I actually found my recent stay at a Holiday Inn Express to be a bit more comfortable! I Still think the camera sucks ;o) -- and YES, I couldn't bring myself to bid on it even if I could afford it!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 09:50 UTC

I am living in a ritzy hotel room designed by decorators and architects who never had to LIVE in this uncomfortable and ill-designed place... try living with your "artistry" before unveiling it! Ditto for most special camera designs. It will not be the replacement for the M9 so go ahead and make them for rich folks to feel good about buying. Hey, how about a camera to raise money for cancer or Alzheimer's? You have not control over those problems... using a condom or avoiding needle-drug addiction will prevent AIDs.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 03:19 UTC as 161st comment | 2 replies

Who's the tramp at the beach showing off her calves??? Absolutely disgusting! No proper female would dare to bare in such a shameless way!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2013 at 12:55 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply

I am visiting Singapore and their art/science museum has a NG special exhibit of 50 best photos. The original image of Ms Gula and her image taken 17 years later are presented in a darkened galley all to themselves... the effect is absolutely stunning and heartbreaking considering the context of the image and the treatment of women by this faction of Islam. I will post an image of this part of the exhibit in Forum/Open Talk. When I first saw the cover in 1985 I fell in love with the raw, simple beauty of the young girl. When discovered later, all that the Taliban had done to Afghanistan was mirrored in her face. I left with a lump in my throat and a pain in my heart. BTW: the photog knew in an instant it was the girl. The photo sparked an immense amount of donations to refugee relief in the region. That should be enough compensation. Twits who think that news images should be considered the same as fashion photos are way off base.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2013 at 03:20 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On First Impressions Review: Using the Canon PowerShot G16 article (353 comments in total)

I wanted a RF type Canon for so long... G7, G9, G11... they always seemed to fall short of what I wanted and those tiny plasticky peephole viewfinders... YECH! Then came Fuji with the X100 and XPro1 ... ahhhh

Sorry Canon... your SLRs are first rate and I have many, but I can't see any point in your G series.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2013 at 04:53 UTC as 65th comment | 2 replies

No eye-level viewfinder? Me no interested! Holding a camera out, away from your body, especially with a large zoom lens, is just not as stable as holding it to your eye... Long live the X100, Xpro1 and XE1!!!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 15:47 UTC as 9th comment

Stylish and fashion-forward consumers? There is a line I don't want to see in a press release... I never saw a IIIg or M3 in the hands of anyone I'd call stylish and fashion-forward! In fact, most of the shooters with these cameras smelled of hypo, cigarettes and body odor!

How about marketing this to noobs with more money than brains?
Give me a Fuji any day!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 02:56 UTC as 27th comment
On Ten one-of-a-kind cameras from the 21st century article (248 comments in total)

I wish someone (FUJI or Canon) would build a modern version of the OLY C211 Camedia... a non-Polaroid printer mated to an even better digital camera, maybe a bit smaller with prints a bit bigger? WOW that would be a fantastic machine! I enjoyed the original and was amazed by its capabilities. Time for version 2.0~!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 01:27 UTC as 42nd comment
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