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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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Come on: this is electronics: it is 2015: if it is in stock it is out of date!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
On article Adobe boosts Lightroom Mobile with Raw editing for iOS (60 comments in total)
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mgblack74: Its BS that it's only allowed for CC users. It should be allowed for LR purchased versions too.

It's CC-only beacuse all syncing happens through CC. It's a shame Adobe hasn't implemented syncing direct through wifi as some other apps (PhotoSmith) do.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 11:10 UTC
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SimenO1: As an European reader, I feel like an unwanted reader when DPR don't even bother to quote standard international length units.

@Logan
Expecting websites published outside the US to use Imperial measurements, US currency, or English would be cultural arrogance. The converse is no different. It may be WISE for DPR to cater to an internationatiinal audience, but to take its failure to do so as a personal slight is silly. When I encounter metric measurements online, I don't complain or leave in a huff, I just fire up a conversion app.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 23:05 UTC
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SimenO1: As an European reader, I feel like an unwanted reader when DPR don't even bother to quote standard international length units.

If anything, a reader outside the US insisting that a publication written inside the US adhere to non-US conventions is, if not bigoted, at least self-centered.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 16:05 UTC
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SimenO1: As an European reader, I feel like an unwanted reader when DPR don't even bother to quote standard international length units.

"Bigotry". LOL. Hyperbole much? I've traveled and lived all over the world, and in every country I visit, I adapt to the local customs and don't insist that people kowtow to my (US) conventions. I also don't look down on visitors to the US who don't speak English. You really are misguided.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 15:09 UTC
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SimenO1: As an European reader, I feel like an unwanted reader when DPR don't even bother to quote standard international length units.

@Logan
And what currencies, pray tell, should be used to indicate pricing? You want DPR to give prices in the currency of every country in which the item is sold? Is it unfriendly of DPR to write everything in English? You want them to translate into the language of every country that has Intertubes? I'm all for metric. I think keeping the Imperial measurements is just dumb and lazy. But really, taking DPR to task because you can't be bothered to use the convert function of your calculator app seems petty and peevish.
And, about this statement:
"You remind me of my clueless father, who used to rant about signs and instructions offered in foreign languages"
You entirely missed my point, which was that, unlike your clueless father, I DON'T rant about signs in other languages. It's Simen01 who's ranting about such things. Jeez, read my post before you respond. You're calling me clueless without yourself having a clue what I wrote.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 17:56 UTC
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SimenO1: As an European reader, I feel like an unwanted reader when DPR don't even bother to quote standard international length units.

YOU feel unwanted because people on the other side of the ocean use THEIR standards? Here's a thought: you can always stay home. If you want to interact with the world, you're going to have to accommodate sometimes. As an American, I don't get all bent out of shape when driving in Europe and seeing speed limit signs in km/h. Sheesh.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 07:09 UTC
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barrym1966: Much prefer my godox one for the ad360, wonder where they got the idea for this....

The Phottix can be used with speedlights, so it's not directly comparable to the Godox AD-S7, which can only be used on a Witstro, Norman or Lumedyne. What I like about the AD-S7 is that it costs only about $35 and the small-diameter mount allows it to pack down as small as a collapsing umbrella. I wish Godox would make a larger version around 28"-32". For something larger or for use with a speedlight I have a Neewer 37" octa, which also costs less than $50 and comes in 47" and 55" sizes as well, and which mounts nicely on Godox' S-Type Speedlight Bracket.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 09:56 UTC
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SimenO1: As an European reader, I feel like an unwanted reader when DPR don't even bother to quote standard international length units.

One inch = 2.54 centimeters.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 09:38 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1229 comments in total)
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Karroly: " There are no options to link this threshold to the current focal length so this system works better for prime lenses than for zooms, if you're trying to avoid hand shake. For avoiding subject motion blur though, it's perfectly adequate"
Sorry, but importance of subject motion blur also depends on the focal length for the same subject speed...

Not just Fuji, Panasonic, too.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 04:56 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1229 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.

Actually, the reason older cameras didn't have PASM dials is that they didn't have electronic control over exposure parameters. The shutter speed dial was mechanically linked to the shutter mechanism and controlled no other part of the camera. Likewise with the aperture ring. As soon as cameras got computers, they had PASM.
What I don't like about retro-style controls is that to change some settings you have to lower the camera and look at it's back or top. With front & rear dials and a modern UI, I can change almost every setting with my eye to the viewfinder. The more I'm looking through the viewfinder, the less likely I am to miss a shot.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 04:55 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1229 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.

As an old-time Contax shooter, I get that. I still miss having aperture rings on lenses. However, modern controls and Touchpad AF enable me to adjust and operate the camera without hardly ever having to take the viewfinder away from my eye, which means less missed shots. As a pro who has to work fast, I find this invaluable.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 03:24 UTC
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noisephotographer: The L16 probably won't achieve DSLR quality and probably not even Galaxy S7/ Nexus 6p quality. Maybe Light uses too cheap sensors.
But the concept is intruiging and future generations of the L16 might achieve a very good quality.

"probably", he says. Based on what? How about leaving off the idle speculation and waiting for actual test results?

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 03:10 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1229 comments in total)

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.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 02:42 UTC as 88th comment | 7 replies
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1229 comments in total)
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Melchiorum: If Fuji gets it right, this will be a star of the entire mirrorless market. I don't know if people even realize how important is the move that Fuji is making. Fuji is the company that excels at photography and even with their limited video capabilities and certain other compromises they were loved by many. If they get the video stuff right, they will move from the "good for stills" category to "good for everything". Coupled with their excellent X-trans sensors and stellar quality glass this may potentially turn Fuji into a leader of this market segment, which is amazing.

Seriously, I am so rooting for this camera to be good!

@malchiorum - You kind of proved Androole's point that "a lot of RAW shooters don't like X-Trans" when you observed that it has problems with Lightroom and DxO. Sure, that's partially Adobe and DxO's fault, but the fact is that these are two of the three most popular RAW converters and a lot of folks are committed to workflows built around them. I use both together, and if X-Trans doesn't play nice with them, I won't go there, especially if it requires me to use some Mickey Mouse crippled RAW converter that lacks the professional features I need.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 02:38 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1229 comments in total)
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noisephotographer: No touchscreen

whumber - Having used dials, rocker pads and joysticks to move AF points for 15 years - cursing them all the while - I will NOT buy a camera that lacks Touchpad AF. It is my Holy Grail of AF point selection tech.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 02:29 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1229 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: Fuji has done so many things right. Olympus should take note and get in the E-M1 II, e.g. the discreet tilting and articulated LCD, the audio features, a modern sensor with some genuine improvement compared to older models made several years ago, dual card slots, a built-in flash, and also a modern external flash unit. And also a build quality that is reliable, ie without dials and strap lugs that come off automatically.

Sergey - Would you elaborate on how the FL360L and FL600R are "very limited"? What, exactly, do you think is missing? Aside from built-in radio triggers, they have every feature I want, including autothyristor mode with optical slave for non-TTL use with other cameras. I have a pair of FL360Ls, and exposure accuracy is excellent whether direct or bounced, on-camera or off.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 02:21 UTC
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