Paul Auclair

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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

"Expect the Unexpected"
if the consensus is correct then presently the 'expected' is a clip on lens and the 'unexpected' is an actual camera.
if we are told to expect the unexpected, which is a camera, then that now makes the camera the expected and a clip lens is the unexpected.
so if only a clip on lens materializes we will have in fact received the 'unexpected' from Yashica?

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2017 at 00:17 UTC as 29th comment
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Paul Auclair: i wonder if AP profited financially from the pic. i mean directly as in selling usage of the pic and not via increased advertising /web traffic.

so you figure they for sure profited financially directly from the OP's image?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 00:58 UTC

i wonder if AP profited financially from the pic. i mean directly as in selling usage of the pic and not via increased advertising /web traffic.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 21:28 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
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Paul Auclair: these fine folks wanted to do something and they did it.
they are heroes and role models to us all.
they didn't let anything stand in their way.
it's insane they should have to pay 'anything' for simply taking a cool picture for all of us.
social media warriors...to the rescue!!!
sarcasm.

we don't have crocodiles here but i know what they are :P

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 21:40 UTC
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Paul Auclair: anybody aware of the recent statistics on how many on duty law enforcement officers are shot and/or killed by "civilians"?
i'd bet most, if not all, law enforcement officers are keenly more aware of that statistic than the general public are.

"HowaboutRAW
Paul,
No one was pointing a weapon at the officer, that he thought so it not an excuse."
absolutely correct. not an excuse.
a mistake, yes.
apparently no amount of name calling and insults hurled by social media warriors are stopping these events from occurring.
would understanding the causes of mistakes which lead to these events be somehow useful for the prevention of future similar events?
is that a valid point?
also,
I haven't the foggiest idea who you are or what you do for a living.
I asked you how charitable you would be to someone whom you believed had a gun pointed at you and whom you believed intended to fire that gun.
officers are shot and/or killed in performance of their duty (earning a living).
I requested that you answer that question while trying to best consider an officer's point of view. "put yourself in his shoes" is the common saying here.
to imply that my question could be interpreted as a threat is false.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 04:40 UTC
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Paul Auclair: anybody aware of the recent statistics on how many on duty law enforcement officers are shot and/or killed by "civilians"?
i'd bet most, if not all, law enforcement officers are keenly more aware of that statistic than the general public are.

"HowaboutRAW
Paul:

The officer made more than a mistake.

He made a decision regards someone else's life, without anything like a solid assessment of the situation."

wow, argue much?
a mistake is a mistake...there is no more than a mistake no matter what comments appear on social media afterwards. what lies beyond a mistake are the consequences and results there of.
"without anything like a solid assessment of the situation"
no solid assessment huh?
apparently his assessment was a weapon was pointed at him and manned.
please tell me with all honesty exactly how many seconds you would afford someone whom has just drawn a gun/rifle on you and is prepared to fire that weapon thus ending your life?
and be sure to keep in mind that shooing people in your line of work is considered by many to be great fun and cool and happens often plenty enough too.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 01:19 UTC
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Paul Auclair: anybody aware of the recent statistics on how many on duty law enforcement officers are shot and/or killed by "civilians"?
i'd bet most, if not all, law enforcement officers are keenly more aware of that statistic than the general public are.

Colin_C
So are you implying that the cop had justifiable reason to shoot the photographer based on the fact that the cop was well aware of the statistics regarding how many on duty law enforcement officers are shot and/or killed by "civilians"?
No. that's quite a stretch.
-for the record I believe the "cop" made a terrible mistake.-
the officer was not in danger from the photographer unfortunately he thought otherwise.
My point was and is that I believe a leading factor which may have greatly contributed to that mistake is that a lot of "civilians" are shooting cops nowadays.
Seems likely to me that the more cops get shot, or fear they will be shot, the more they might forget/disregard their training/duties when they see their lives flash before their eyes (mistakenly or not).
Does it not seem logical that when cop killings stop the accidental shootings of civilian by cops will follow suit?

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 22:18 UTC
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Paul Auclair: anybody aware of the recent statistics on how many on duty law enforcement officers are shot and/or killed by "civilians"?
i'd bet most, if not all, law enforcement officers are keenly more aware of that statistic than the general public are.

i do assume one responsibility of an on duty and armed officer of the law is to make a request of compliance to a person or a group of persons perceived as a threat by that officer.
the officer clearly made a mistake which caused a great deal of suffering.
the photographer should not have been shot or made to suffer any negative consequence from simply setting up a camera/dong his job where and when legally entitled to do so.
but...these events are continuing to happen (for whatever reasons we may rightly/wrongly assume).
it doesn't seem like folks are giving enough consideration when weighing out risk to reward of their actions and it doesn't seem like people are learning from other's mistakes/suffering.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 21:49 UTC
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Paul Auclair: anybody aware of the recent statistics on how many on duty law enforcement officers are shot and/or killed by "civilians"?
i'd bet most, if not all, law enforcement officers are keenly more aware of that statistic than the general public are.

really...you have no idea what my point is...I highly doubt it but...
how many officers/people are shot/killed in less time than it takes them to say "drop it or I'll shoot"

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 19:35 UTC

anybody aware of the recent statistics on how many on duty law enforcement officers are shot and/or killed by "civilians"?
i'd bet most, if not all, law enforcement officers are keenly more aware of that statistic than the general public are.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 19:25 UTC as 149th comment | 23 replies
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Paul Auclair: these fine folks wanted to do something and they did it.
they are heroes and role models to us all.
they didn't let anything stand in their way.
it's insane they should have to pay 'anything' for simply taking a cool picture for all of us.
social media warriors...to the rescue!!!
sarcasm.

what if all 40 of the people including the driver were all mass murderers (of the very worst kind...they murder puppies and bumble bees and humming birds and kittens and flowers) on their way to a murdering convention?
sarcasm
- please note- i wrote "sarcasm" again as I did at the end of my first reply.
you know what sarcasm is, no?
if not then for the record...yes I do believe they behaved poorly and should not have done what they did.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 03:53 UTC

these fine folks wanted to do something and they did it.
they are heroes and role models to us all.
they didn't let anything stand in their way.
it's insane they should have to pay 'anything' for simply taking a cool picture for all of us.
social media warriors...to the rescue!!!
sarcasm.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 22:18 UTC as 81st comment | 4 replies
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