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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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 13th 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 (124 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 (124 comments in total)
In reply to:

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 (124 comments in total)
In reply to:

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 137th 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 44th comment
On article Canon introduces 430EX III-RT Speedlite (87 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 14th 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
On article Vantage Point: The aviation photography of Jon Pece (163 comments in total)

So I see these images in the same positive light I see WWII Allied planes, defenders of freedom. And they sadly killed thousands of women and children. But my brain is able to comprehend complexities and nuances that some of your leftist brains cannot. All of the recent drone strikes have not killed more than one WWII bombing mission and at the same time have killed many monsters who would behead the dumazzez commenting below.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2015 at 17:53 UTC as 30th comment | 9 replies
On photo Hawaii-June 1969 & June 2014 in the Memories challenge (35 comments in total)

And thank you for your service to our nation!

Link | Posted on May 10, 2015 at 04:35 UTC as 13th comment

If a drone with this baby falls out of the sky into my yard I will claim salvage rights ... is there a tripod mount? He heee heeee....

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 23:56 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon 7D mirror box filmed at 10,000fps (175 comments in total)

Long live mechanical shutters!
The maximum flash synchronization speed is the fastest speed the shutter moves WITHOUT have to resort to the moving slit to achieve the set speed. It used to be about 1/60 for horizontal travel cloth shutters and 1/125 for vertical travel metal shutters. The latter are faster because the distance top to bottom is less than across the horizontal axis. Since the digital SLRs use smaller crop formats and mechanical technology has improved we can get sync speeds up to about 1/250 ... but the flashes today can fire stroboscopically achieving sync speeds as fast as the shutter allows, just at reduced power, a limitation of the flash.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2015 at 07:55 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies
On article Panasonic reveals Lumix DMC-GF7 with tilting LCD (81 comments in total)
In reply to:

aris14: No matter if this or any other camera offering an easy way for selfy pix have the best IQ ever or whatever whatsoever...
Selfies is the depiction of an ill egoism and selfism thus depicting the problems of a rather significantly ill culture... Or should I say civilization..?

Looks like someone went to a leftist seminary, I mean college and took a bunch of pointless 100-leve intro psychology and social science classes. Lighten up comrade, sometimes a selfie is just a picture.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 18:45 UTC

Some folks have too much money and not enough street sense. Great photo and worth at least $500.00. But millions? I'd rather donate that money to cancer research or invest in some promising start up.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 02:42 UTC as 133rd comment

The chubby girl tries to use bling to hide her weight problem. She should go on a diet and exercise regimen to get into shape. She once was the bell of the ball... 25 years ago. I fit that bill too, sadly.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 06:43 UTC as 93rd comment
On article Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df (385 comments in total)

This is the perfect "forgive me" gift Richie Rich would buy his wife Zaza Gabor if she caught him in the golden bathtub with Little Lulu ...

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2014 at 19:14 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
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