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,
www.usscod.org

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These battery eating bastards took forever to turn on and by then, the battery needed changing.... and no hot shoe! Good riddance!

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 08:47 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies

The dazzle stick that allows kiddies to stare at your smart phone while you shoot them is cute!

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 00:41 UTC as 5th comment

After eight years of his highness I think the editorial slant should have been 'what did I look like on the first day of the Trump presidency!'

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 14:39 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply

When idiots opine, trouble follows...

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 07:47 UTC as 184th comment | 1 reply
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fPrime: I hate to comment lest I elevate the perceived value of this throwback any further than the dismal 21 comments it has collected so far, but does anyone at DPR realize that no one cares for these kind of Throwback Thursdays?

Give us the cameras that we want. Add them to the comparator while you recap them. Cater to your reader's broader interests, not your personal recollections. How hard of an editorial concept is it to get this?

Love throwback stories, especially about this camera. Owned one and wish something today would carry on its specifications!

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2016 at 10:11 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: A reminder! Do NOT assume anything regarding any political, religious or ethnically groups. And do not imprison or otherwise harass them. It is so evident. I mean, you are not bad or a risk just being of Japanese origin. Of course not.

Still such things are done again and again, both from authorities and from common citizens. And, not only in US. Everywhere. And it is very embarrassing when looking back at your own history. Why the /&%&%¤ did we do that? OK - it might be 50 or 100 years ago, but why? What made us do it?

Oh and although not yet a state, the territory of Hawaii was very much a part of the United states.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2016 at 06:57 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: A reminder! Do NOT assume anything regarding any political, religious or ethnically groups. And do not imprison or otherwise harass them. It is so evident. I mean, you are not bad or a risk just being of Japanese origin. Of course not.

Still such things are done again and again, both from authorities and from common citizens. And, not only in US. Everywhere. And it is very embarrassing when looking back at your own history. Why the /&%&%¤ did we do that? OK - it might be 50 or 100 years ago, but why? What made us do it?

Of course it wasn't the limit, but in a vacuum any info is important. And this wasn't a trial, but in the hysteria of the times it was deemed prudent by Roosevelt.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2016 at 06:56 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: A reminder! Do NOT assume anything regarding any political, religious or ethnically groups. And do not imprison or otherwise harass them. It is so evident. I mean, you are not bad or a risk just being of Japanese origin. Of course not.

Still such things are done again and again, both from authorities and from common citizens. And, not only in US. Everywhere. And it is very embarrassing when looking back at your own history. Why the /&%&%¤ did we do that? OK - it might be 50 or 100 years ago, but why? What made us do it?

Bull.. the democrats under Roosevelt had little to go on and the Nihau incident was a shocking example of what might occur if an invasion was attempted. Also BBC journalist Alister Cook, in articles published in 1941, interviewed a Japanese diplomat in the US who told him he was confident Japanese American college students would rally to the emperor's cause if war broke out. In a vacuum of information these two items no doubt formed the critical basis for a decision that ultimately was unnecessary. But we in 2016 can not judge the decision of the democrat president 75 years ago-- who had just lost nearly all of the Pacific fleet. Just as we can't pass judgments on fashion, music, etc., from bygone eras based on modern tastes. Sadly our history teachers neglect the Nihau incident in relation to the internment camps. And it is a sin to the Jews killed by Hitler and the millions of others killed by Stalin to equate our camps with theirs!

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2016 at 18:58 UTC
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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 12th 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 74th 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 | 1 reply

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 (126 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
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