Jacques Cornell

Jacques Cornell

Lives in Kazakhstan Almaty, Kazakhstan
Works as a photographer
Has a website at jacquescornell.photography
Joined on Jul 13, 2002
About me:

I studied photography at the Institute for Contemporary Photography in Tokyo and the International Center of Photography in New York, have photos in the permanent collection at the Kiyosato Museum of Photography in Japan, have taught photography at the Fashion Institute of Technology and the International Center of Photography in New York, co-founded event photography company Happening Photos in New York, and serve clients around the world. I also shoot, print, exhibit and sell fine art travel & landscape photos.

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On article Special K? Pentax K-1 First Impressions Review (978 comments in total)
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robbo d: I will be very keen on seeing the performance in low light.

DPR, when you do a bit more work, i'll be interested to see how the -3ev and 5 stop SR works in real time with that sensor.

How good will it be for a wedding photographer...............

5-stop IBIS with sensor-shift NR should make it a killer for low-light still-lifes. I'm thinking indoor architecture and event venue shots.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 02:05 UTC
On article Pocketable APS-C: Fujifilm X70 real-world samples (255 comments in total)
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saeba77: i'm the only 1 that see a lot of noise at also 400 ISO?

Quality apart i really can't understand why to take this camera (650 euro)
instead of another mirrorless with interchangeable lens...fuji T10, A2, or oly Pl5 ecc

It's the same size as the LX7 that I sold because it wouldn't fit in my pockets and I wound up taking my GX1 everywhere instead.
In my book, if it ain't shirt-pocketable, it ain't pocketable.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 02:24 UTC
On article Pocketable APS-C: Fujifilm X70 real-world samples (255 comments in total)
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drivecancel: You can also pocket the X100 which has a VF so would still be my choice over these cameras.

It's the same size as my old LX7, and that never fit easily in any of my pockets, including cargo pockets on my field coat.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 02:22 UTC

Mirrorless shooters don't need no stinkin' AF adjustment.
Yea!

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2016 at 04:51 UTC as 10th comment | 9 replies
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Jacques Cornell: Anyone interested in a fast 135mm might be interested in Samyang's 135mm f2. It sells for around $550 retail and $450 gray market on eBay, and reviews indicate stellar optical quality. Available in various mounts, including MFT. I'm considering it for low-light event work.

MPS, for $200 for a manual focus 135/2.8, I'd rather get a used Contax/Zeiss.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 03:48 UTC
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Jacques Cornell: Anyone interested in a fast 135mm might be interested in Samyang's 135mm f2. It sells for around $550 retail and $450 gray market on eBay, and reviews indicate stellar optical quality. Available in various mounts, including MFT. I'm considering it for low-light event work.

MPS, Mitakon's website (www.zyoptics.net) lists the forthcoming 135/1.4. I don't see a 135/2. Can you provide the link?

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 01:39 UTC
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Jacques Cornell: Anyone interested in a fast 135mm might be interested in Samyang's 135mm f2. It sells for around $550 retail and $450 gray market on eBay, and reviews indicate stellar optical quality. Available in various mounts, including MFT. I'm considering it for low-light event work.

Smiler,
Because it's a 135/2.8, and those have been around in droves forever. If I didn't need the extra stop for low light I'd have a $250 used Contax 135/2.8 already.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 03:59 UTC
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Jacques Cornell: Anyone interested in a fast 135mm might be interested in Samyang's 135mm f2. It sells for around $550 retail and $450 gray market on eBay, and reviews indicate stellar optical quality. Available in various mounts, including MFT. I'm considering it for low-light event work.

Suni,
The Tamron is $1,500 at B&H, almost 3 times more expensive than the Samyang. It's also one stop slower. It doesn't come with an MFT mount. And, I've already got an f2.8 telezoom. As for VR, it doesn't help much with moving subjects in low light, and my camera's IBIS provides it already.
These fast primes are for folks for whom an f2.8 zoom doesn't cut it.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 13:38 UTC

Anyone interested in a fast 135mm might be interested in Samyang's 135mm f2. It sells for around $550 retail and $450 gray market on eBay, and reviews indicate stellar optical quality. Available in various mounts, including MFT. I'm considering it for low-light event work.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 03:33 UTC as 31st comment | 10 replies
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)
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fuego6: I would not want to be a PRO photographer these days... the need for a pro are dwindling and dwindling...

Nope. No tech is going to choose an angle or perspective for you or set up lighting. Everyone wont be a pro. Everyone will be a wannabe, same as now. Tech can make some thing easier or create new possibilities, but it cannot make the fundamental decisions.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2015 at 05:30 UTC
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)
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fuego6: I would not want to be a PRO photographer these days... the need for a pro are dwindling and dwindling...

fuego6,
Read again. I didn't say non-pros couldn't do good work. What I said is some pros are incompetent. This has nothing to do with the need for and viability of photography as a profession. Nobody's going to hire a soccer mom, no matter how talented, to do the work I do.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2015 at 20:39 UTC
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)
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fuego6: I would not want to be a PRO photographer these days... the need for a pro are dwindling and dwindling...

Some "pros" are incompetent. Blinding Glimpse of the Obvious.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2015 at 21:10 UTC
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)
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Brian Mosley: This could be used to create a simulated narrow depth of field... Finally demolishing one of the last FF features without having to carry heavy, expensive and bulky fast lenses.

Well done, keep going Panasonic!

"I was responding to DOF being one of the last reasons to choose FF."

Ah, I see. Sorry for jumping the gun before reading the whole exchange.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2015 at 17:32 UTC
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)

Interesting, but I don't see how this would fit into an efficient workflow for editing thousands of photos. It'd take way more time & effort to capture all this extra data and then select the one frame than to simply shoot it right the first time. And, who on earth wants to edit an entire wedding on the camera instead of on a computer? Ugh.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2015 at 04:51 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)
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Brian Mosley: This could be used to create a simulated narrow depth of field... Finally demolishing one of the last FF features without having to carry heavy, expensive and bulky fast lenses.

Well done, keep going Panasonic!

"and except that m4/3 can't touch FF for high ISO performance"

Nice non-sequitur! Nobody's talking about this, so why bring it up? Got some turf that needs defending?

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2015 at 04:45 UTC
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)
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fuego6: I would not want to be a PRO photographer these days... the need for a pro are dwindling and dwindling...

I can see why you would not want to be a pro photographer: you don't know what a pro does.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2015 at 04:40 UTC
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)

Whoopdie freaking do. While we're doing firmware, how about a lockable or press & hold Disp button fer crying out loud?

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2015 at 04:37 UTC as 22nd comment
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1296 comments in total)
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Jacques Cornell: Which one's the "big beast"?
http://j.mp/1SiE6FL#sthash.TwuwdnLd.dpuf

DPR's really doing a disservice with this hyperbole. The GX8 is still smaller and lighter than just about any DSLR, about the same size as an E-M1 or A7II, and almost exactly the same size as my petite Contax G2 rangefinder while being 100g lighter.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2015 at 09:18 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1512 comments in total)
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BigOne: "Taking a look at the side of the camera you'll find a plethora of ports"

Four is NOT "plethora". Even if you REALLY love to use that word.

Plethora, plethora, plethora!
https://youtu.be/BI1KkUm7xnQ

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 03:10 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1512 comments in total)

If the GX8 is a "Big Beast", this thing must be a "Humongous Beast".

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 03:04 UTC as 309th comment
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