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,


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EricAotearoa: Great for filming wildlife, as long as they are not disturbed by the machine's noise. Filming the natural environment without disturbing or harming said environment and the animals therein is such a great advance. Being able to film from all angles and heights without the use of large and expensive helicopters or planes is a fantastic notion. With 4K and in the future 8K, and who knows, maybe one day 16K, if storage and computer technology becomes far enough advanced, there will be no need at all to enter or harm the natural environment.

the NPS would ban them just because they're the closest thing we have to brown shirts... noise my bottom side! Not any louder than a chainsaw, a motorcycle, or other device. The NPS just loves saying NO!

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 20:37 UTC

Hah! You earthlings are stupid! You miss the point of the gold coating. This drone will be impervious to destruction from the electromagnetic pulse that we on my planet will use to destroy all of your electronic means to resist our invasion saucers from the planet Assholia! So we must find the maker of this deadly defensive weapon and 'probe him or her' -- to eliminate all threats!
And I'm only half as nuts as anyone who would buy this thing! So why report on it anyway, DPR?

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 20:29 UTC as 11th comment
On article This film camera is 100% 3D-printed, including the lens (137 comments in total)

Oskar Barnack is spinning in his grave!

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 05:22 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply

Yes! A long wait has ended!

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 07:01 UTC as 39th comment

How dare you sir...!!!! How dare you??? You left out the original Stylus with the 35mm f 3.5 lens! I killed two of them from fatigue and overwork! Yes, the Nikon FM was banging around my neck but that beautiful little gem could hang around my neck, under my sweatshirt or jacket, and was always ready to capture great images. My Rollei 35 and XA were nice, but those Stylus cameras were great. I have one with me on my desk in limited edition silver! I'll not lament the advent of digital, but before the pixel gods saved us from prints and chemistry costs, there was the Stylus family!

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 21:49 UTC as 73rd comment
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Don Sata: Great to see that 23mm f2 lens coming, now I don't have to get an X100T... this makes me wonder about the future of the X100 line though.

I don't think it will hurt too much... if you only want that lens, you've got a great camera attached to it. If like me you have a range of great Fuji cameras, this lens is a long awaited gem!

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 02:35 UTC

Finally!!!! A 23-f2 lens!!!! Yayyyyyyy!!!!

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 02:34 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies

Apple is the new Big Brother, or his enabler.. they'd love to market the telescreen that controls the world post-1984 ... Double Plus Good!

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 21:57 UTC as 51st comment

A few years ago my wife and I were vacationing in NM and while driving I asked her for a map check (I was either hungry or needing a bathroom). She replied, we just passed through a dot called Hernández... I think I scared the hell out of her when I slammed on the brakes and said, that Hernández? She had no clue, but for the next 20 minutes she let me search for some spot along the road that appeared in some black and white picture. The area is now heavily overgrown and the foreground is divided into yards and parking lots... but I saw the white crosses of the grave yard and then the church... BINGO! I walked through the graveyard with my wife trailing behind, until she saw the molted snake skin... she was thinking I lost my mind until she saw the name on the property across the tiny dirt road in front of the church: Moonrise Ranch! I think I spent more time there than Ansell did... my Canon 50D image was no match for his view camera, talent, and expertise.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 17:07 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply

I can make any number of these cameras!

I will just tape a black card over my viewing screens!

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 02:23 UTC as 12th comment

The price of cutting edge technology and a niche market is about $1600... if that's too high buy a fantastic X Pro 1 for $500... or keep using your Rebel XT on green square noobie!

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 20:48 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On article A classic reinvented? Domke Chronicle Review (125 comments in total)

Yea, the price is steep... I love these bags... Domke bags from the 1980s just need to be a few inches deeper... our rigs and lenses got a bit bigger.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 21:11 UTC as 66th comment
On article A classic reinvented? Domke Chronicle Review (125 comments in total)
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miles green: Lovely bags, but those heavy metal clips swinging around a bag full of glass... scary.

Yea, me too!

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 21:10 UTC
On article A classic reinvented? Domke Chronicle Review (125 comments in total)
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Robert Holloway: My Domke f2 is still my bag of choice after about 12 years

My F2(s) are still my favorites after 37 years!

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 21:10 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)

Not much news here. I guess Nikon is promising us pie in the sky... it will be interesting to see some hard news eventually. We'll be standing by, waiting.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 05:39 UTC as 156th comment | 9 replies

Note to Canon designers: stick with SLRs... your attempts at Sony or Fuji mirrorless style cameras are embarrassing to us Canon SLR fans! This G5x looks like what happens when a Dachshund mates with a French poodle.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 05:57 UTC as 67th comment | 1 reply

Comrades this camera is most ideal invention of Soviet Union in 1956. Entire Soviet Union was restricted. Soviet citizen push button to take foto KGB came and arrested him and send him to gulag. Please pay us royalties for this invention!

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 02:48 UTC as 136th comment

I have in my collection of cameras a Snoopy Camera, a Pokémon Camera, fantastic Art Deco cameras, cameras that look like flying saucers, toys, etc. Why can't these digital marvels be make in that mold? Fun and good imagery!

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 02:39 UTC as 42nd comment
On article Canon introduces 430EX III-RT Speedlite (100 comments in total)

I don't like throwing money away, but I have to say having used Canon speedlights as well as Vivitar 283 and off-brand flashes, you get what you pay for! The 430 I carry has been around the block more than once but keeps on blazing, ditto the 580. The Vivitar 283s I've used have fallen over on 7-ft light stands, bounced, and kept on going as well. I am not sure the Chinese copies can claim that.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 21:31 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply

Another reason my telescope is collecting dust in the closet. I remember looking at the moon on the summer nights in 1969 and thinking that for now, it's a virgin moon, and if, God willing, our Astronauts were successful in a few weeks, the moon would forever be changed. I wish NASA could bottle that excitement from that long ago summer, and use it today.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 04:56 UTC as 38th comment | 12 replies
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