Paul Pasco

Paul Pasco

Lives in United States Evanston, IL, United States
Works as a sales
Joined on Jan 1, 2003


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On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS D30 (139 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Not sure the 8 track tape analogy applies.

Yeah, 8 track's hayday was almost 3 decades prior to the D30!

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 01:08 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS D30 (139 comments in total)

Other than a few Canon p&s I've always been Nikon DSLR user, but I remember when this camera came out and what a game changer it was. It wasn't until 2005 that prices came down and I was able to buy a brand new Nikon D50 and a year later a second for my wife. I sold the first one a few years ago and the second was given to my Daughter as her 1st "real" camera. After a few photo trips with her I decided I missed the old thing and bought another for me. Only 6mp but still pretty good. Thanks for the nice article.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 13:36 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply
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photomedium: The MF initiative for fuji and Hasselblad is an good one. I think whatever distances you from cellphones but keeps the size down is an obvious direction to go.
Nice to see Canon and Nikon missing the boat on this one. I am not surprised by Canon given the corporate culture but Nikon should have had this one out in partnership with Sony.

@Steve Nikon has a long history of making medium and large format lenses. The Zenza Bronica 6x6cm had a system of somthing like 13 Nikkors ranging from 40mm to 1200mm! then there is a whole series of lenses for view cameras from 4x5 to at least 8x10. The Plauble Makina 67 had a Nikkor lens too.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 15:02 UTC

Wow, first to compliment this kid for getting off his but and away from the TV, gaming, Internet, etc. Second wow for the critics! What a bunch of whiners.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 22:58 UTC as 25th comment
On article Tamron files patent for 115mm F1.4 VC lens (65 comments in total)
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MeganV: It's nice to hear about industry news and catch a link or two from other sources--but I remember when DPReview did lens reviews.

They were great. The DPReview format really cut to the chase--a page of physical features, a page of basic characteristics, a summary. Best on the web.

Don't read me wrong, it's nice to hear about industry rumors, patents, and the like. But that's just linking someone else's scoop or press release. It was the *original content* (like lens reviews) that used to set DPReview apart from everyone else on the web.

And what's strangest: DPReview generated all of that past original, quality content as a tiny private organization. Now there are a ton of correspondents and deep-pocketed Amazon backing. So it should be easier, right?

Listicles and patent / rumor re-posts . . . that's every other site's game. I worry, DPReview, that you've concluded you can't beat 'em, so you're joining 'em. And that's just not true--you were crushing the competition.

Phil Askey ran a nice tight enthusiasts site. Amazon saw how popular it was and gave him a bunch of cash for it so they could turn it into a big old advertising site disguised as an enthusiasts site. Still one of the best places to mingle with others though.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 02:59 UTC
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Tical: Lenses are manufactured by Nittoh, sensor is manufactured by Sony, flash system is manufactured by Nikon, why the hell it is called a Hasselblad is beyond me.

Hasselblad has always outsourced lenses and flash systems all the way back to the beginning.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 03:57 UTC
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Tons o Glass 0 Class: I'm sure there will be at least a few people who will buy a $7500 camera body and a $555 adapter to gimp their Canon glass, just because they can.

I think Canon makes at least a few nice lenses, no?

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 20:06 UTC
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (397 comments in total)

A minor correction; you say that "generally big top plate shutter speed files didn't show up until the OM series of 35mm cameras" but that is not true. OM seies cameras had their shutter speed dials at the lens mount and the dial on top was for changing the ASA setting.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 23:02 UTC as 51st comment
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1065 comments in total)

They should have gone full retro and turned the frame 90 degrees like the original F.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 13:59 UTC as 257th comment
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Frank_BR: I think 10mm is a new record for rectilinear ultra wide angle lens for FF. Congratulations, Voigtlander!

Zeiss made Hologon 8mm f/16 rectilinear lens for the Contax G series.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2015 at 02:38 UTC
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GThomp: Not impressed - chromatic aberration and edge softness at f7.1 is completely unacceptable especially considering the price of the lens. I'm getting better IQ from my old cheap 18-105mm on my D7100 but perhaps the bokeh is better and the 16-80 has a larger max aperture. Have looked at samples from other sites and they tell the same story - way overpriced and certainly not a classic lens

How does your 18-105 compare at 16mm and f/2.8?

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 22:41 UTC

I have an original trioplan in Exakta mount that I can adapt to my V1. I think I paid $25 for it on eBay 15 years ago. Even with modern glass, coatings and mount it's still an old triplet design and $1700 is insane.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 22:11 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
On article Going solo: DxO introduces 20MP 'ONE' connected camera (127 comments in total)
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adengappasami: 599. AM i reading it right. And did they think about how frequently apple changes that charger port or connector port in that phone.

But again if you can buy the phone and watch, 599 is not a big dea.

The iPhone used a 30 pin connector from 2003 to 2012 when they changed to the current Lightning connector. I count that as one change. Does that define frequent?

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 20:11 UTC
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Ribbit74: Based on the picture, it looks like the camera needs to sit flush against the lightning connector on the phone. Meaning it isn't going to fit if you have ANY sort of case on your phone. That's a major design fail. Even my Seek Thermal camera has enough of a protrusion to at least work with Apple's own cases.

As a 6 Plus owner, I can tell you there is no way I am going to carry my phone without a case just so I can use this camera. My phone is a tool that I carry and use in my work as well as in leisure and the thing is just too damn slippery without a case on it. I appreciate the slim design of the phone as it allows use of a good protective bumper case and still fit in my pants pocket.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 14:44 UTC
On article Richard Franiec offers Canon PowerShot G7 X custom grip (112 comments in total)
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ThatCamFan: I do not trust a piece of tape to not fall off with time breaking the camera.

Ok, a lot of people have this fear but I can tell you first hand that to remove one of these grips from my V1, using the recommended method of sliding dental floss between body and grip, I practically cut myself with the floss! There's no way in hell that the grip is ever going to fall off by itself.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2014 at 21:09 UTC
On article Just Breathe: Portraits of adults with Cystic Fibrosis (13 comments in total)
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papa natas: Just a little remark here, please. And I'm quoting your text:
"..Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting children and young adults."
The disease is not Universally commonly fatal.
Cystic Fibrosis is the most common lethal generic disease among...

It is universally considered fatal because there is no cure currently, only therapies. Of all people with CF that have died, most died due to complications of the disease. However, Due to large number of genotypes, varied symptoms and ongoing research, people with CF are living much longer with every generation.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2014 at 13:01 UTC
On article Sony Australia releases a3500 with new kit lens (132 comments in total)

It's what Sony needs to compete with all of the Nikon D3xxx models out there. The typical buyer of this product doesn't know a DSLR from a mirrorless; if it looks like a nikon...

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 20:03 UTC as 53rd comment
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HeyItsJoel: I'll never understand why Nikon insist on starting their kit lenses at 18mm when the ideal length to start is @ 16mm (~24mm fov).

you left out the 18-135

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2013 at 12:53 UTC
On article Just Posted: Pentax Q7 Real-world Samples Gallery (135 comments in total)
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PaulSnowcat: I cannot understand... Nikon 1 gives much better quality with the same price and size... Why bother buying Pentax Q?

The N1 system, which I own and like a lot, is much larger than the Q system just as the N1 system lenses are smaller than mirrorless APS-C systems. All systems are compromises in some aspect and it comes down to what you need a system to do and what you are willing to accept with those compromises. For me if the Q had an EVF like the V1, I would jump ship for the little guy in a heartbeat, but I know adding that EVF would ruin the looks/size for many. Just my 2 cents.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 17:43 UTC
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NancyP: John Milich makes a DP2/1Merril L bracket with grip, for those who want a more compact, tailored L bracket than available in "generic" L bracket kits.

No affiliation, just a DP2M owner who likes L brackets for single-row panorama work.

That's a cool looking and practical grip too, especially for the tripod users. I welcome any exposure to products like this whether from a press release or users post. I also see no conflict with DPR. We get this site for free and I feel they can do whatever they want.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2012 at 14:30 UTC
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