Jacques Cornell

Jacques Cornell

Lives in Kazakhstan Almaty, Kazakhstan
Works as a photographer
Has a website at jacquescornell.photography
Joined on Jul 13, 2002
About me:

I studied photography at the Institute for Contemporary Photography in Tokyo and the International Center of Photography in New York, have photos in the permanent collection at the Kiyosato Museum of Photography in Japan, have taught photography at the Fashion Institute of Technology and the International Center of Photography in New York, co-founded event photography company Happening Photos in New York, and serve clients around the world. I also shoot, print, exhibit and sell fine art travel & landscape photos.

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Frank Neunemann: No autofocus... OK. Technically it is a different can of worms, but it should be possible for Samyang to have a chip and rear contacts built in to have the focal length and f-stop in the images EXIF data?

Yes.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2016 at 12:47 UTC
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Jacques Cornell: If only Samyang would add AF...

Yeah, that's why nobody uses AF lenses, especially pros who need their gear to be 100% reliable. It's why they don't use motor drives or even batteries, and still shoot film in all-mechanical bodies.
Not.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2016 at 12:46 UTC
On article Samyang goes Premium with MF lens range (58 comments in total)

Why do we have to read all the way down to the specs to find out which format these are for? This info should be in the first paragraph of the article and press release.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 13:17 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (336 comments in total)

Tickle them until they puke.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 22:42 UTC as 112th comment
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1296 comments in total)
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Jacques Cornell: Fuji's got a compelling kit with this, no question about it. What really kills it, for me, though, is the lack of Touchpad AF and the retro controls. I shoot low-light events and have to work fast, and these two deficiencies would just slow me down too much. Love the lineup of fast primes, though.

@darngooddesign
Finally, a reply that makes sense. Thanks. I'll look into it. With film cameras, I always found it necessary to lower the camera to set the shutter speed, even if the info was displayed in the VF. If the Fujis can be set with eye to EVF, they might be acceptable to me.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 19:58 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1296 comments in total)
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Jacques Cornell: Fuji's got a compelling kit with this, no question about it. What really kills it, for me, though, is the lack of Touchpad AF and the retro controls. I shoot low-light events and have to work fast, and these two deficiencies would just slow me down too much. Love the lineup of fast primes, though.

@Cosinaphile
I shot retro controls on 35mm and medium format film cameras for two decades before digital. I'm not the least bit confused about how they work and their advantages and disadvantages. And, there's nothing "correct about a top-mounted shutter speed dial that requires you to lower the camera and/or release your grip to use it.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2016 at 13:10 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1296 comments in total)
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Jacques Cornell: Fuji's got a compelling kit with this, no question about it. What really kills it, for me, though, is the lack of Touchpad AF and the retro controls. I shoot low-light events and have to work fast, and these two deficiencies would just slow me down too much. Love the lineup of fast primes, though.

@cosinaphile,
Fuji's controls are exactly what I don't want. I had retro controls on my Contaxes for decades. For the fast-paced event work I do, Panasonic's controls are vastly better.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2016 at 00:28 UTC
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villagranvicent: Suddenly eBay auctions from Brasil members will raise exponentially to the number of robberies. Pickpocket happens all the time there, in low season a friend of mine was robbed 4 times the same day by children younger than 12.

In Japan we left our camera bag in a train station, went back one hour later and it was safe and sound.

@Barty -
Yes, it does. Japan has long had one of the lowest disparities between rich & poor among industrialized countries.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2016 at 04:34 UTC
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Polacofede: sorry man but rio is full of thieves... thats the reallity

You can bet the thieves are having their own Olympic competitions. I wonder if they get points for level of difficulty?

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2016 at 04:30 UTC

Never put your bag on the ground in a crowded public setting. Never.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2016 at 04:19 UTC as 105th comment | 1 reply
On article Godox to launch AD600 battery-powered mono-block heads (40 comments in total)

The only news here is who's distributing these. The actual Godox flashes have been available for a while.
It would be helpful if DPR would tell us WHERE Kenko will be distributing.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 02:54 UTC as 11th comment
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Jacques Cornell: If only Samyang would add AF...

Fingers crossed for MFT. The 135/2 would be high on my list.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 12:59 UTC

If only Samyang would add AF...

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 03:59 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (372 comments in total)
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PanchoVilla: I'll take either. Better than any of that mirrorless junk!

Oh, you mean an all-mechanical film camera. OK.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 07:01 UTC
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (372 comments in total)
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PanchoVilla: I'll take either. Better than any of that mirrorless junk!

So glad I won't have to listen to Pancho moaning about how his mirrorless camera lacks an optical viewfinder.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 14:27 UTC
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (372 comments in total)

The backlit controls seemed pretty nifty until I realized that on my Panasonic I have customized all the buttons to do what I want, I know where they are, and I can operate all of them by touch while looking through the viewfinder. I never have to look at my camera to find a button.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 14:09 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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BigOne: With such a tiny sensor and miniscule resolution, why it's only 6fps? Sony's sensor is larger and has more pixels, yet it's almost double the shooting speed.

You're not even an interesting troll. Bye.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 14:59 UTC
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BigOne: With such a tiny sensor and miniscule resolution, why it's only 6fps? Sony's sensor is larger and has more pixels, yet it's almost double the shooting speed.

@BigOne
Hey Sherlock Holmes, here's an insight for ya - not everyone with a French first name is from Canada. Let's see, where else could someone with a French first name be from...? Hmmm.
Tough one, huh? French name from F..... C'mon, you can do it, fill in the letters.
Bzzzzzzt. The answer IS....
Same country as a guy named Barack.
And, your assertion that "it's very difficult to work around" a camera's touchscreen is hilarious, as it shows you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. Panasonics have all the buttons and dials I need to easily operate the camera without using the touch screen. In fact, the ONLY thing I use the touchscreen for is positioning the AF point.
Go ahead, say something else hilarious so everyone here can watch you talk through your hat.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 06:47 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review (456 comments in total)
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MFiftysomething: "Dated sensor"

Come on: this is electronics: it is 2015: if it is in stock it is out of date!

Even today, the GM1/GM5/GX7/G7/GX85 sensor performs 98% as well as the best new MFT sensors.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 13:52 UTC
On article Adobe boosts Lightroom Mobile with Raw editing for iOS (60 comments in total)
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Nobby2016: wow.. i bet we all will get rid of our desktops now.

more social media crap for the smartphone crowd.... that is where adobe sees the future. billions of smartphone users who don´t know sh** about photography or image editing.

and elia has not a single bad word to say about adobes new mobile app.... sure.
we all know tons of PERFECT products.
or maybe all this mobile stuff is just not for me and i am too old with 34 years.

meanwhile lightrooms development is slowing down to a hold.

@nobby
Maybe this is not for you, but not everyone who works on the road is a noob. Pros who work on location and travel a lot want to be productive in transit, and this helps. I'll do my final edits on a calibrated display, but the ability to make rough adjustments to WB and exposure while culling and ranking on a bus or plane is going to be very useful.
Now, if only I could merge to HDR and/or pano, that would really save me some time...

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 11:16 UTC
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