Paul Auclair

Lives in Canada Canada
Joined on Nov 20, 2002


Total: 92, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »

well done rolf the artist...
ping pong paddle grip on an ultra luxury item/camera and they bought it!!!!
i can only wonder what some of the reject ideas were...molasses, asphalt tar, used bubble gum?!?

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 19:01 UTC as 183rd comment
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (294 comments in total)
In reply to:

String: Whats with all of these (I assume?) DSLR users telling us how "big" the E-M1 is? Seriously folks, I can only ask if you have ever even used an E-M1/12-40 combo and a D810/24-70 combo?

I have all of Olympus' flagship 4/3 DSLRs (and then some) and Oly's m4/3 flagship cameras (EM1, EM5) all with grips.
I also shoot FF digital (with grip) and have plenty of 35mm film bodies too.
My first thought when seeing the video was how large the camera appeared.
What's with that?

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 16:19 UTC
in Olympus' own youtube video for the 12-100 Pro the fella states (with corresponding written overlay) at 4:29 that the minimum working distance is 1.5cm or just a little over a half of an inch.
DPR (and OlyUSA's specs) states a MFD of .15 meters (that's 15 centimeters no?).
what gives?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 03:40 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

a lot of faith placed in that table top?

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 16:51 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

A7matt: I just did this update and the latest firmware update on my 'old' A7r and it focused in almost complete darkness. Big improvement. Wish I done it earlier!

I thought the update was to improve manual focusing.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 20:43 UTC

I do not ever recall reading about (or suffering from) any ill effects related to manual focusing from either of Sony's 35mm lenses.
I am left wondering what exactly is this firmware update correcting?

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 05:27 UTC as 3rd comment
In reply to:

Mark Banas: I wonder how this differs from

It's hardly ever the immediately noticeable damage upon return of borrowed goods that I find the most disturbing.
That's easy. You broke it and now it's off to be repaired. Great.
It's when an item looks fine and behaves fine upon initial inspection but fails some time down the road because it was dropped/submerged or otherwise mistreated and or abused.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 21:36 UTC
On article DxO OpticsPro 11 brings advanced Raw noise reduction (110 comments in total)
In reply to:

TwoMetreBill: I use Lightroom with an OLYMPUS OMD EM1, a Fuji X-S1 and a Panasonic FZ1000. Overall I'm very pleased with the results I'm getting. It seems like it would be significant extra effort to preprocess my raw images in DxO before importing into Lightroom. So this leads to questions of whether the results be superior to Lightroom and if so will they be visible to anyone other than a pixel peeper?

i have used LR from long ago up to version 5.7.1.
i use DXO 8, then 9, then 10.
DXO's ability to extract/enhance details is completely awesome!!!
BUT...i use LR 90% of the time though.
the biggest and simplest reason why is the "MASKING" slider in LR.
another couple strong reasons are the ColorChecker Passport plug in and Local adjustment tools.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 18:59 UTC


Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 16:06 UTC as 98th comment

Is there any reason then that (fw2.0) A7mk2 owners whom will not be using G Master lenses need apply the new firmware?
Some folks seem to think that only the more 'important' features of firmware updates are stated by the manufacturers while other less important features are not stated.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 21:26 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On article Framing fashion with Dixie Dixon (46 comments in total)

she is earning an honest living doing what she loves to do...more power to her.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2016 at 02:29 UTC as 13th comment

so...Sony FF has the R line for resolution, the S line for sensitivity, and the all-a-rounder line (a7 i/ii).
now Sony has 'made' a new premium line EF mount and the new AF marvel a6300.
mighty interesting stuff from Sony.
could we expect a new Sony FF "a?" line for fast fast action or will the fast focusing stuff of the a6300 remain on APS-C and/or simply 'trickle' up to current FF line.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 19:21 UTC as 53rd comment


Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 17:04 UTC as 122nd comment
On photo 3369933 copy in the Post Processing Skill challenge - Moon Surface challenge (19 comments in total)

crazy cool image Gary!!!!

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 05:22 UTC as 5th comment
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (397 comments in total)
In reply to:

jalywol: Not sure why anyone would be surprised to see this sort of styling from Olympus. The problem is, it's expensive, has a gimmicky knob on the front where your fingers will want to sit, and, it doesn't really have any new technology in it. IF they had managed to put in a BSI sensor with better noise characteristics, and PDAF on sensor, then they would have really had something. Instead, this feels like a prettied up version of the same old same old. Sorry Oly. Looks aren't everything....

throwing the baby out with the bath water?
why should anyone 'concern' themselves with what components may or may not be 'new' or different inside a camera?
is a 'new' camera able to produce higher IQ than the current models should be the primary concern. No?
BTW...looks are indeed an important qualification no matter how silly (not IQ related). If I had no idea of what IQ was and how to use a camera's best features to get it....then this Pen F is the only Pen I'd ever buy based simply on it's looks.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 17:31 UTC

red-eye flash?

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 21:52 UTC as 82nd comment | 3 replies
On photo Spinning Cups in the Theme Parks and more challenge (3 comments in total)

well done. lovely colors.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 03:14 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (367 comments in total)
In reply to:

Marty4650: Seriously..... why?

The camera will cost between $400 and $750. The film will cost between $50 and $75 per cartridge (for what, three and a half minutes of video?) and you will still need a projector and a screen! And at a time where every smartphone and camera can take pretty decent video... for free.

This product wins the "Solution Searching For A Problem To Solve" Award for 2016, and we are still in the first week of the year.

I went to the website...Kodak processes the film then "scans" it so I'm assuming one gets a digital copy only.
unless one processes by one's own hand.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 02:56 UTC
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (367 comments in total)

that's cool.
I never had the opportunity to see/use one of these in it's day. I'd bet my son would flip right out to use one.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 01:23 UTC as 160th comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

matthew saville: Too bad this "sharpest lens ever" is probably sharpest at its wide-open aperture and maybe ~1 stop down, thanks to diffraction on the 2x crop sensor.

Pentax is finally making a full-frame camera, will Olympus seriously spend the rest of its days dedicated to the 2x crop sensor size? Seems a shame... But then again there's a whole new generation coming that has never stopped down their lenses more than one stop, since they're obsessed with bokeh. Too bad 2x crop is counterproductive to that as well. 'Round in circles the debate goes...

"too bad probably"?
anyways... isn't the sweet spot on most any lens usually one or two stops from wide open?
and why should a 2X crop camera operator need to stop down much further from wide open given the 2x DoF at equivalent stop?

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 04:12 UTC
Total: 92, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »