Paul Auclair

Lives in Canada Canada
Joined on Nov 20, 2002

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get yer orders in quick.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 22:10 UTC as 175th comment
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katastrofa: I would imagine that such an ultra-hipster activity as "documenting a bike build" should only be done using a vintage rangefinder film Leica.

"Yake Documenting a bike build is not some "ultra-hipster activity".
How about you define the words you use.
Apparently you already know what an "ultra-hipster activity" is because you stated a bike build is not some "ultra-hipster activity".

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2018 at 20:55 UTC
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mfinley: Fantastic job you should be very proud of yourself, what a tremendous effort you put into it!
One word in regard to the bears that would change everything for you - Shotgun.

Have shotguns not been standard issue and for a long time to most any North American police force?

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2018 at 00:09 UTC
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mfinley: Fantastic job you should be very proud of yourself, what a tremendous effort you put into it!
One word in regard to the bears that would change everything for you - Shotgun.

I'd think I'd prefer a high power rifle over a shotgun

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2018 at 23:42 UTC
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mfinley: Fantastic job you should be very proud of yourself, what a tremendous effort you put into it!
One word in regard to the bears that would change everything for you - Shotgun.

I'd think most shotguns would only serve to make bears really really mad.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2018 at 22:44 UTC
On article How I built a large-format (8x10) video camera (225 comments in total)

proof is indeed in the pudding ;)
i'd like to borrow that set up for a time or two (no i'm not making my own...i'm too lazy and too stupid.)

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2018 at 17:10 UTC as 68th comment

luv

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2018 at 19:53 UTC as 126th comment

I thought I once understood battery performance.
a good battery was one that is able to provide peak performance (or as close as possible to peak) to the very end of it's life thus dying out rapidly at that point.
a poor battery was one that provides peak performance only when new and steadily decreases as it ages thus likely having a longer life span but being less and less useful as time goes on.
so what battery does Apple choose to use?

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2017 at 19:25 UTC as 70th comment | 5 replies

that's a big hamster wheel.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 02:02 UTC as 6th comment
On photo Breakfast for Carlos in the Your Best Contest Worthy Shot challenge (10 comments in total)
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Paul Auclair: at first I thought...E-10, hey awesome...then nah!!!, you must have misspelled EM10.
good catch.

revio...
I am familiar with the E10 and the E20.
I know it truly was an E10 that captured the image. i was of course just surprised and initially thought the OP may have misspelled EM10 in place of E10.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 20:23 UTC
On photo Breakfast for Carlos in the Your Best Contest Worthy Shot challenge (10 comments in total)

at first I thought...E-10, hey awesome...then nah!!!, you must have misspelled EM10.
good catch.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 05:08 UTC as 5th comment | 4 replies

flip phones are back???
i have a drawer nearly full of them (nice and vintage) for sale if anyone's interested.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 22:39 UTC as 62nd comment
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Ruy Penalva: Panasonic try to imitate Sony A9 launch with an inferior but cheap camera. Even the number 9 was used. Why nine? My experience with GH4 tell me this kind of camera is like a toy, bad. Like A9, it is a camera to still shooters! Photojournalism??? Let's make a requiem to this launch.

Ruy,
the previous models are G5, G6, G7, G8...what would you have named this new model?

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 19:39 UTC
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Barty L: Tried installing via the 'Adobe Application Manager', which updated itself to become a portal to 'Adobe Creative Cloud'. When I clicked on 'Installed Apps' the only options visible were 'Classic CC' and 'CC (2015)', neither of which I own (much less want to "upgrade" to).

So I tried again from within Lightroom (V6.12) itself, using the 'Check for updates' option under the Help menu. Guess what? Exactly the same window with exactly the same undesired result happens.

Turns out it's possible to download the V6.13 update 'manually' which I've done using a link provided by a poster on another site. The update horror stories have already begun though (uninstalls your standalone version if you're not careful), so I'm going to leave it another week before running the update, just to see what other 'surprises' may be in store.

Counldn't resist the opportunity for one last kick in the teeth eh Adobe?

Scary...I got the 'Adobe App manager' v6.13 pop up too.
thought WTH...why not?
I started the download then cruised over to DPR to kill some time... I read your thread and thought oh oh!!!..what's going to happen when I click "Finish"?
nothing bad happened to me though...LR is now 6.13...no issues that I am aware of.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 01:53 UTC
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alcaher: a good alternative, Dxo Pro editor software.

BobT3218..."app to translate a LR catalogue to their own"
I'm almost positive ON1 RAW does just that.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 21:15 UTC
On article Olympus 45mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (191 comments in total)
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zeratulmrye: hmm...$1200 is quite expensive for a 90mmF2.4 but this one seems acceptable. The bokeh is very creamy, which is something you wouldn't find on both FE85 or Batis 85. LoCA is not the best in this class but surely better than FE85. Still, it's hard to ignore that FE85 is only $600 and 2/3 stops faster.

vscd
@Paul Auclair
It's all about light.

The shutterspeed of the fullframe is 4 times longer, but the ISO is 4 times cleaner. Got it? You can't compare ISO800 on MFT with ISO800 on FF, so the exposuretime is not as important as you may think.'
I got it all right thanks.
I've been using FF Sony for a few years now and I also use m4/3. i know about ISO and agree with yours and everyone's assessment of the cleaner ISOs of FF.
However, with both FF AND m4/3 I still prefer NOT to boost ISO from base unless I absolutely have to.
when a m4/3 1.2 (at 1.2) lens gives me hand-holdable speed AND required DoF the same FF f/1.2 combo will not.
I will have to sacrifice IQ (ISO) or IQ (motion blur) to get the same with FF...no?
and as far as ISO noise goes when do we see noise...pixel peeping. how much noise do we see in prints or at web size?

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 22:36 UTC
On article Olympus 45mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (191 comments in total)
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zeratulmrye: hmm...$1200 is quite expensive for a 90mmF2.4 but this one seems acceptable. The bokeh is very creamy, which is something you wouldn't find on both FE85 or Batis 85. LoCA is not the best in this class but surely better than FE85. Still, it's hard to ignore that FE85 is only $600 and 2/3 stops faster.

vscd "you can stop down the fullframe by 2 stops to have the same amount of light on the sensor."
not sure what you are saying there.
but do explain what happens to the shutter speed of a FF camera (and/or ISO...your choice) when one closes a lens down by 2 stops.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 21:31 UTC
On article Demo: Here is the Sony a7R III shooting at 10 fps (119 comments in total)
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havoc315: I’m confused... there was no blackout. So that must be the electronic shutter, not the mechanical?

Can someone verify — is it a blackout free VF at 10 fps with electronic shutter?

unless that is an artificially added shutter sound I'd say the video is using mechanical.
there is "No Card" on the monitor (no card in camera=no writing to card=faster shutter for the demo?).

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 16:25 UTC
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Paul Auclair: WOW!!! very impressed by the A9.
really, I had to check the EXIF as I went through as I thought the 24mp A9 images were from the higher res A7RII.

"I cannot see any difference between 24MP and 42MP FF".
well, me too and that's why.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 14:09 UTC

WOW!!! very impressed by the A9.
really, I had to check the EXIF as I went through as I thought the 24mp A9 images were from the higher res A7RII.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 16:20 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
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