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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Jacques Cornell: Looks premium, but f4.0-6.3? Ugh. I would have liked a shorter range (100-300 or 100-250) and a constant f4 aperture.

Here's why I want a 100-300 f4 for event work: I'd park it on a third body on a tall tripod at the back of the ballroom to shoot over the crowd and get closeups of presenters onstage. I carry two cameras and use my 35-100 f2.8 handheld from the middle or front of the room, and I really like its small size and light weight. Trying to minimize my burden as I work really long hours and some of my joints are getting creaky. This is one of the reasons why I switched from FF to MFT. So, yeah, the Oly + TC gets me the FL and aperture I want, but it's a bigger package than I want to carry all day. I don't want a lens that replaces my 35-100, I want one that complements it.

Still considering a couple of long legacy tele primes or an FF 70/80-200 f2.8/4. Should have kept my old Canon 70-200 f4L. Grrr.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 22:30 UTC
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Jacques Cornell: Looks premium, but f4.0-6.3? Ugh. I would have liked a shorter range (100-300 or 100-250) and a constant f4 aperture.

Yeah, I get that this is good for wildlife shooters. But, I'm an event shooter, and I need the speed, f4 at least.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 11:50 UTC

Looks premium, but f4.0-6.3? Ugh. I would have liked a shorter range (100-300 or 100-250) and a constant f4 aperture.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 11:34 UTC as 22nd comment | 10 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review preview (430 comments in total)
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cheenachatze: I wish Panasonic would make 24-120mm equiv. zoom lens that's not too expensive, and bundle it as kit lens with this camera. It would make a perfect travel camera for people that care about image quality, but don't want to carry a lot of gear.

Troll.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2015 at 23:43 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review preview (430 comments in total)
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wherearemyshorts: the cyclist should be wearing a helmet!!!

What for? So gray matter on the pavement doesn't pose a slip hazard for pedestrians.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2015 at 16:11 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review preview (430 comments in total)
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cheenachatze: I wish Panasonic would make 24-120mm equiv. zoom lens that's not too expensive, and bundle it as kit lens with this camera. It would make a perfect travel camera for people that care about image quality, but don't want to carry a lot of gear.

Francis,

"Only decent lenses for a the M4/3 form factor is from Voigtlander"

Panasonic's 42.5mm f1.2 and Olympus' 75mm f1.8 get glowing reviews. Both makers' kit lenses are consistently better than those from CaNikSon. The f2.8 zooms give DSLR pro glass a run for it's money. My Pan 7-14mm f4 is noticeably sharper at the edges than my Canon 17-40mm f4L was. And my Pan 20mm f1.7 runs rings around my old Canon 35mm f2.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2015 at 16:04 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review preview (430 comments in total)
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munro harrap: I am still trying to understand, yet I cannot, as the format itself is so poor. The published samples here are worse than any 16MP APS-C camera, and are certainly not as good IMHO, as I get from an FZ1000: they do not have a photographic quality.

I try to be generous, I try to make allowances, but in a medium in which the lenses now cost as much as full-frame lenses do, why should anybody?

There is no comparison between the results here and those you can get from ANY full-frame SLR, and my ancient 20D and D200 both do better.

The mediums limitations have it stuck at 16MP as well, so it appears that nobody possessing excellent Olympus, Leitz and Panasonic lenses has any possibility of enlarging their work to match other more competent media, and I feel sorry always for people who have bought into the system when I see them.

As noted in the review several pictures show shake they ascribe to shutter shock I dont get ever with 10 year-old equipment. And certainly not with an FZ1000

"There is no comparison between the results here and those you can get from ANY full-frame SLR, and my ancient 20D and D200 both do better."

Then your 20D is better than my 1Ds Mark II was. My GX7 easily matches or even bests it at resolution, noise and DR This fellow thinks so, too, and demonstrates:

http://admiringlight.com/blog/micro-43-vs-a-full-frame-legend/

Methinks you've never done a direct comparison yourself.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2015 at 14:41 UTC
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Asinello: Offering 4K as well, the G7 is a strong competitor to Pana's own GH4 now. As long as I don't need a heavy weather-sealed MFT-cam or want to do video on a pro level, I see little reason to spend double money.

I would have liked to see pictures yet showing how severe the effect of shutter shock, so now I don't bother much about that.

Instead, I'm concerned the electronic shutter read-out-time still might be at 1/10 sec (as with G6) or 1/30 sec (as with GH4) thus keeping rolling shutter "features", and still dropping precious bits of every pixel.

Meanwhile, I am missing two things I really would have wanted.

a) Burst mode - Shooting raw, instead of "rapid burst, continous shooting" I'd only get the good old "tooshort burst, looonger wait".

b) IBIS - While Olympus an Sony proudly present their brilliant 5-axis-IBIS, Panasonic insists in their OIS, ignoring the issue of tilting, that is already solved by others.

So I won't buy now. I will wait for Pana's GH5 and Oly's M1 II to arrive.

IBIS or 4K. Pick one. Oly & Sony chose the former. Panasonic chose the latter - for this model. That's why Panasonic also has the GX7 with IBIS for stills-priority shooters.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2015 at 14:25 UTC
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Adam2: Classic liberal socialism. Thank G-d I live in the U.S., though this country is quickly becoming like Europe.

snapperZ -
This is the opposite of commie. A commie would say "snap away, folks, the property belongs to all of us!"

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 11:41 UTC
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Adam2: Classic liberal socialism. Thank G-d I live in the U.S., though this country is quickly becoming like Europe.

Adam2, a bunch of states in the US have promulgated equally restrictive rules against photography in public places. They take different forms and have different motivations, but the result is the same - gut photographers' First Amendment rights. Distrust of free speech is an obsession of totalitarians, both conservative and socialist.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 03:48 UTC
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Adam2: Classic liberal socialism. Thank G-d I live in the U.S., though this country is quickly becoming like Europe.

"It's peopleism. People are greedy and crooked."

Speak for yourself.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2015 at 03:27 UTC

Idiotic. You put it out in public, you give up control. A developer should not be able to appropriate an entire landscape simply because he puts some tacky structure in the middle of it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 13:53 UTC as 193rd comment
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Adam2: Classic liberal socialism. Thank G-d I live in the U.S., though this country is quickly becoming like Europe.

There's nothing socialist about it. If anything, it's capitalist, as property owners are trying to assert control over the environment.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 13:53 UTC
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RyanBoston: Why would they use a 70D? Is this a promotion for the camera?

"It's with only purely electronic shutters ... that one doesn't need to try to avoid over-using the shutter."

That was the point of my ironic "question". I shoot mirrorless and do all my landscape work with e-shutter for zero vibration. Pretty soon, mechanical shutters will seem quaint.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 08:44 UTC
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RyanBoston: Why would they use a 70D? Is this a promotion for the camera?

"It ... significantly reduces the aging of the mechanical shutter."

What is this "mechanical shutter" of which you speak? ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 08:19 UTC
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RyanBoston: Why would they use a 70D? Is this a promotion for the camera?

Menneisyys,
If you want real shadow and highlight detail, the way to go is a 5-frame 1-stop exposure bracket for each shot and merge to HDR. Shooting time wouldn't take appreciably longer, but I sure as heck wouldn't want to do post on that.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 06:51 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 offers 4K video article (128 comments in total)
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pocoloco: If it just had image stabilazition...

This is the real advantage of OIS over IBIS - compatibility with high-spec video.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 04:36 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 offers 4K video article (128 comments in total)
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Paul Verhoeven: "4K Pre-burst records 60 images right before or after release of the shutter."

Huh?

It's the new Tachyon Shutter feature.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 17:04 UTC
On Metz mecablitz 26 AF-1 Quick Review article (71 comments in total)
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tongki: AAA cells ???

This is considered as a TOY

Size and power don't make something a "toy". I use a 2-AAA flash (Metz 28 CS-2) in my professional event work all the time for grip & grins during cocktail hour. It's one of my all-time favorite flashes because it fits in a shirt pocket and - in tandem with my pop-up flash - gives me off-camera key with fill. At 1/16 power balancing with low ambient light, recycle is instant, and I can shoot 5 frames as fast as I can press the shutter button.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 06:54 UTC
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Calvin Chann: Owning several brands of mirrorless cameras, it would have been really nice to have one gun fits all. Oh well.

Alpha - Not a safe assumption. Many small TTL flashes lack an autothyristor mode altogether. Even the very appealing and mid-range Nissin i40 can be use in auto only on-camera, not off-camera.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 06:43 UTC
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