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 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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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Jacques Cornell: I'm wondering why they went with an m43 sensor rather than the very nice 1" sensor found in the FZ1000. The latter would have matched the FZ1000 and allowed a larger aperture and/or longer zoom range in a same-size package.

For stills, I don't know. Looking at DPR's studio test shots, the FZ1000 holds up pretty well against the GH4 in terms of detail and high-ISO noise. The GH4 seems to resolve more, but that's probably due to having better glass. Cropping just 13MP out of the m43 sensor, I suspect the LX100 might resolve less than the 1" sensor would have or my GX7 does. I've pretty much determined that 16MP is the minimum resolution I need for large prints - which is part of the reason I moved to m43 and retired my LX7 - so this is a bit disappointing to me. As for multi-aspect, Panny could easily implement this with the 1" sensor, yielding about 16MP rather than the 13MP we get from the m43 sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 08:23 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)

I'm wondering why they went with an m43 sensor rather than the very nice 1" sensor found in the FZ1000. The latter would have matched the FZ1000 and allowed a larger aperture and/or longer zoom range in a same-size package.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 00:25 UTC as 307th comment | 6 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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akaloith: if you compare panasonic fz1000 (1'' 20mp) and panasonic gh4 (4:3 16mp)
you will sadly find no obvious difference to raw high iso
they are almost identical
so the bigger 4:3 sensor clearly does not deliver much better high iso in comparison to the smaller 1''

the lens is equally bright to rx100 III, so i would prefer the standard 1'' but a brigher lens 24-75 f:1.2-2.0 since the bigger sensor does not make much of a difference in high iso or
a 24-120 f:2.0 in 1'' sensor

I'm with you, not for a faster lens, but for greater resolution. I'd even give up the multi-aspect and 1/3 or 2/3 stop of lens speed to get the sensor's full 16MP of resolution in a same-size package. As it is now, its strength is low-light performance, but I'd want it for shooting detailed landscapes. That's what prompted me to trade in my LX7 for m43.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 00:07 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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f8BeThereToo: I suppose that I will have to wait for the full review to learn the shot-to-shot speed when shooting RAW?

While JPEG shooting speed is quite fast I am usually disappointed in how fast I can snap pictures in RAW mode...

Frame rate is described as 11fps. No distinction is made between JPEG and RAW. This was true for the LX7, and that camera also shot RAW at 11fps, albeit 10MP rather than 13MP.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 23:58 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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Photos Of Our Planet: Being able to throw my LX3 in my pocket and take decent pictures without any accessories or worrying about remembering any addons has always been great. Having to tag along with a clip on flash does not sound exciting. Since I consider this series an: all in one, no accessories needed, camera; I would have appreciated a pop up flash over a hot shoe. I'm sure others will have an opposite opinion. What really are you going to put on that hot shoe anyway... a big dangly flash. That being said, I'd much rather have a viewfinder than a flash if I could only have one of the two, so kudos on that.

I don't understand what you mean by "it doesn't use contacts. You can just let those dangle". A radio trigger needs to receive a flash trigger signal from the camera via a hotshoe. The only way to "let those dangle" is to connect them with a cable to a PC terminal, which no compact camera has, AFAIK.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 21:30 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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Jacques Cornell: What's the flash sync speed? This could be VERY interesting for professional use with flash outdoors.

That's what I'm hoping. This would enable using speedlights to overpower the sun when shooting with flash in daylight. Speedlight shooters rely on HSS to do this now, but it drastically reduces output power. Come to think of it, I wonder if the FZ1000 does this...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 20:52 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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Sir Punk: the prices of prosumer cameras have gone through the roof! it's crazy. For this much I can get a Nex 6 with 2-3 lenses.

Will this camera still have horrible JPEG colors?

A Nex 6 with comparable fast glass would be much bigger and cost a lot more, if it even exists, which I doubt.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 20:22 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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hrt: The spec of this camera is impressive indeed.
With 4/3 sensor + 24mm equivalent zoom + low light capability + control dials + EVF + light weight portability, this camera potentially could replace my APS-C DSLR.
With an integrated EVF, there is no need for a tilting screen.
Exterior looks of the camera doesn't matter, so long as it has a good grip, sufficient dials for control, and no sloppy covers that can easily be bent.
Can't wait to see some test results.
By the way, do you know whether it's weather sealed ?

"With a tilt screen you don not need an EVF."

How do you figure? EVF lets you hold the camera steadier, track moving subjects better, and see the image clearly in bright light.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 20:05 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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burnin: An 'all-in-one" camera without a built-in flash doesn't make a whole lot of sense. At all.

Given the choice between an EVF and a pop-up flash, I'll take the former. No contest. As a working pro, I prefer to have a hotshoe so I can mount a proper flash or even a radio trigger for off-camera flash.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 20:02 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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Ivan Lietaert: Seems like an amazing camera. I just hope the EVF is good enough. (The EVF on the GH3 is sub par imo) As an LX3 owner (my first real camera), to see this the progress with this series is just intriguing.

It seems to be the same EVF as the GX7, which has excellent color and resolution.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 20:00 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)

What's the flash sync speed? This could be VERY interesting for professional use with flash outdoors.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 19:52 UTC as 338th comment | 5 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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Photos Of Our Planet: Being able to throw my LX3 in my pocket and take decent pictures without any accessories or worrying about remembering any addons has always been great. Having to tag along with a clip on flash does not sound exciting. Since I consider this series an: all in one, no accessories needed, camera; I would have appreciated a pop up flash over a hot shoe. I'm sure others will have an opposite opinion. What really are you going to put on that hot shoe anyway... a big dangly flash. That being said, I'd much rather have a viewfinder than a flash if I could only have one of the two, so kudos on that.

A hotshoe is useful for mounting a radio trigger for off-camera flashes. I'm thinking this thing might be able take the place of my GX7 + 12-35 f2.8 for paid low-light event work.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 19:50 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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Bjorn_L: Seems like a lovely pocket camera. Something to finally trump the Sony RX100 series.
However the "multi-aspect" cropping modes is just stupid. How about using the entire sensor and letting us choose how to crop it ourself? Tossing out 25% of the pixels (or more) by doing what anyone with any photo editing software can do better on their own?
It doesn't change the fact that this is the camera with the largest sensor in class (ignoring the APS-C bulky things). But all anyone who wants to trump this camera has to do is make a clone of it without these modes and they can legitimately claim to have a 25% effective larger sensor and a higher resolution as well.
Dumbest feature ever.

A lens that could cover a full m43 sensor would be substantially bigger.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 19:48 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)

Damn! This is practically a $900 12-35mm f2.8 with a free GX7 attached. 16MP vs 13MP makes little difference to me if the lens is sharp. DFD & 11fps are big upgrades over GX7. Does it have TouchPad AF and e-shutter?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 19:38 UTC as 343rd comment | 4 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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wsalopek: Looks beautiful...but...compared to an ILC camera (Sony Nex-6 / A6000):

1) Smaller sensor,
2) Same general size, and
3) MUCH more money?

The only reason for me have an non-ILC camera, is so I can put it in my pocket and have it with me all the time.

Once a camera crosses over from pocketable (keep with you all the time), to bigger (and NOT with you all the time), it totally changes it's customer base and usability. This Panny like a very nice camera, but it's much bigger than the the LX-7, which itself was only semi-pocketable.

So...

Besides 4K, is there any reason to buy this over a similar-sized, and significantly cheaper, ILC camera with a BIGGER sensor?

"2) Same general size"
An equivalent lens on an ILC, especially APS, is MUCH larger.
"3) MUCH more money?"
How much does a 24-75mm (equivalent) f1.7-2.8 zoom for any ILC cost? Panasonic's 12-35mm f2.8 costs $1,000 all by itself. By comparison, the LX100 is a screaming bargain. Think of it as a great lens with a FREE kit body. And, actual street price will probably drop after a few months.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 19:22 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (302 comments in total)

Is the LX100 going to eat the GM5's lunch?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 17:26 UTC as 69th comment | 4 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)

Will Panasonic ever make a high-IQ shirt-pocketable? Turning blue holding my breath here.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 16:17 UTC as 379th comment
On Travel tripods: Comparing 5 aluminum kits article (106 comments in total)

On the Benro, I much prefer the B-series heads over the V-series head that the reviewer likes so well. For me, it comes down to the simplicity of the B-series' single-action lever and the ease of use of the B-series' QR. I always find Arca-style QR finicky to engage. My A1690T came with a BH0 head, and I'm very happy with the whole package. Even bought a BH1 for use on my larger tripod. The same QR plates also work with Oben's screw-on QR base, which I use to mount my camera on a flash bracket.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2014 at 15:12 UTC as 40th comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1575 comments in total)
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ipecaca: Wich of these improvements couldn't be implemented in a firmware update?

I think you mean "witch". ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 16:22 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1267 comments in total)
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Jacques Cornell: DPR's studio test shots show significantly less resolution than from a GX7, which has "only" 16MP. The FZ lens appears to be the limiting factor. Now, the GX7 test shots were probably made with a prime, but I'm guessing that a good m43 zoom such as the Panasonic 14-140II would probably do better than the FZ. It would certainly be interesting to see comparison shots from these two packages.

Good catch. Thanks. It looks like the FZ1000 resolution is about on par with the GX7 in those images. Noise is slightly higher, maybe 1/2 stop. I'm impressed.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 13:38 UTC
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