Paul Auclair

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Is there any reason then that (fw2.0) A7mk2 owners whom will not be using G Master lenses need apply the new firmware?
Some folks seem to think that only the more 'important' features of firmware updates are stated by the manufacturers while other less important features are not stated.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 21:26 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On article Framing fashion with Dixie Dixon (47 comments in total)

she is earning an honest living doing what she loves to do...more power to her.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2016 at 02:29 UTC as 13th comment

so...Sony FF has the R line for resolution, the S line for sensitivity, and the all-a-rounder line (a7 i/ii).
now Sony has 'made' a new premium line EF mount and the new AF marvel a6300.
mighty interesting stuff from Sony.
could we expect a new Sony FF "a?" line for fast fast action or will the fast focusing stuff of the a6300 remain on APS-C and/or simply 'trickle' up to current FF line.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 19:21 UTC as 53rd comment

OMG!!!

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 17:04 UTC as 122nd comment
On photo 3369933 copy in the Post Processing Skill challenge - Moon Surface challenge (19 comments in total)

crazy cool image Gary!!!!

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 05:22 UTC as 5th comment
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (396 comments in total)
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jalywol: Not sure why anyone would be surprised to see this sort of styling from Olympus. The problem is, it's expensive, has a gimmicky knob on the front where your fingers will want to sit, and, it doesn't really have any new technology in it. IF they had managed to put in a BSI sensor with better noise characteristics, and PDAF on sensor, then they would have really had something. Instead, this feels like a prettied up version of the same old same old. Sorry Oly. Looks aren't everything....

throwing the baby out with the bath water?
why should anyone 'concern' themselves with what components may or may not be 'new' or different inside a camera?
is a 'new' camera able to produce higher IQ than the current models should be the primary concern. No?
BTW...looks are indeed an important qualification no matter how silly (not IQ related). If I had no idea of what IQ was and how to use a camera's best features to get it....then this Pen F is the only Pen I'd ever buy based simply on it's looks.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 17:31 UTC

red-eye flash?

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 21:52 UTC as 82nd comment | 3 replies
On photo Spinning Cups in the Theme Parks and more challenge (3 comments in total)

well done. lovely colors.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 03:14 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (367 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Seriously..... why?

The camera will cost between $400 and $750. The film will cost between $50 and $75 per cartridge (for what, three and a half minutes of video?) and you will still need a projector and a screen! And at a time where every smartphone and camera can take pretty decent video... for free.

This product wins the "Solution Searching For A Problem To Solve" Award for 2016, and we are still in the first week of the year.

I went to the website...Kodak processes the film then "scans" it so I'm assuming one gets a digital copy only.
unless one processes by one's own hand.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 02:56 UTC
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (367 comments in total)

that's cool.
I never had the opportunity to see/use one of these in it's day. I'd bet my son would flip right out to use one.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 01:23 UTC as 160th comment | 1 reply
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matthew saville: Too bad this "sharpest lens ever" is probably sharpest at its wide-open aperture and maybe ~1 stop down, thanks to diffraction on the 2x crop sensor.

Pentax is finally making a full-frame camera, will Olympus seriously spend the rest of its days dedicated to the 2x crop sensor size? Seems a shame... But then again there's a whole new generation coming that has never stopped down their lenses more than one stop, since they're obsessed with bokeh. Too bad 2x crop is counterproductive to that as well. 'Round in circles the debate goes...

"too bad probably"?
anyways... isn't the sweet spot on most any lens usually one or two stops from wide open?
and why should a 2X crop camera operator need to stop down much further from wide open given the 2x DoF at equivalent stop?

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 04:12 UTC

arca swiss grooves on tri-pod foot...nice.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 03:56 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
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Paul Auclair: nice looking lens.
i do quite like Panasonic's 'Leica' offerings so I am eager to see IQ results from this one too.
I wonder how well OIS plus IBIS will work on an Olympus body though.

here's to hoping.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 22:39 UTC

nice looking lens.
i do quite like Panasonic's 'Leica' offerings so I am eager to see IQ results from this one too.
I wonder how well OIS plus IBIS will work on an Olympus body though.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 20:51 UTC as 27th comment | 4 replies
On article Adapted Lens Talk: Readers' Showcase and new forum! (195 comments in total)
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forpetessake: You can find a lot of interest in adapted lenses in Sony forums, but you can find very little interest in Fuji forums.
The explanation is obvious, the only reason for that interest is due to the fact that manufacturer isn't able to produce a useful range of good quality, reasonably sized and priced lenses.

I am fully covered, and then some, for focal lengths using m4/3.
I bought a Sony FF body specifically to use with my manual focus lenses. It just so happens that I picked up a couple modern E-mount AF lenses too.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2015 at 21:22 UTC
On article FAA officially launches drone registration system (173 comments in total)
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ludwik123: Great idea.
Next we should register all camera users with lenses beyond a certain focal length. All DSLRS and mirrorless.
Anyone using a camera in public should be stopped, questioned and prosecuted as appropriate.

your choice...get hit by a lens attached to a camera in use by a inadvertent camera operator or by one/all of 4 high speed rotor blades diving at 60 mph.
I know my answer all day long.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 01:04 UTC
On article FAA officially launches drone registration system (173 comments in total)
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ludwik123: Great idea.
Next we should register all camera users with lenses beyond a certain focal length. All DSLRS and mirrorless.
Anyone using a camera in public should be stopped, questioned and prosecuted as appropriate.

very funny!!!
how many people have had their eyeballs sliced in half, fingers sliced to the bone, and many other injuries inflicted upon unsuspecting peoples by a camera operator zooming his/her lens in/out?
because one is allowed to purchase a thing should not mean one is able use the thing. with out due care and attention the thing is a menace to all those around.
the blades that propel those 'innocent' drone as dangerous as F&*K when the drone/operator loses control.
perhaps potential shoppers of drones now having to consider other's safety is a wise thing?

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 21:33 UTC
On article Apple launches battery case for iPhone 6 & 6s (147 comments in total)

as an employee i have to rely on the company furnished iphone to complete tasks.
i am glad to see the battery pack.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 23:28 UTC as 49th comment
On Connect post Apple launches battery case for iPhone 6 & 6s (147 comments in total)

as an employee i have to rely on the company furnished iphone to complete tasks.
i am glad to see the battery pack.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 23:28 UTC as 49th comment
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (751 comments in total)
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Paul Auclair: can't freak'n wait to buy Ming's camera when he builds/releases it.

yes but it still wouldn't be high end enough for me.
when i'm really busy getting ready for a shoot I like a coffee or tea and I highly doubt "they" are 'smart' enough to build a coffee maker into my camera. they are just too cheap too.
also...once in a while I get a pain in my back so so a deep tissue massager would be a nice addition.
we are talking high end so why not?!?! come on guys make a proper camera why don't you!!!!

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2015 at 16:08 UTC
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