Jacques Cornell

Jacques Cornell

Lives in United States Brooklyn, NY, United States
Works as a photographer
Has a website at jacquescornell.photography
Joined on Jul 13, 2002
About me:

I've been actively engaged in photography for about 35 years, the past 20 as a professional. 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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Shlomo Goldwasser: It's above the price point of the 3 year old E-M5 mkii but unlike the Olympus it has no Hi Res mode. That's a deal breaker for me as pixel shift is the only way that small sensor can compete with FF and medium format when it concerns non-moving subjects.

Pixel shift is of extremely limited utility, working only under very limited conditions and producing wildly varying results. If you're doing still-lifes in a studio, great. Otherwise, meh.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 15:37 UTC
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kpaddler: The GX9 could be the greatest flop of once a great camera linage.

Sadly I'm done with GX line.

-smaller body
-small controls
-a stupid flash
-fewer ports
-no 14 bit
-no weather resistance
-no hi res mode

Why didn't they just announce GX line is finished??? It would be more respectable end than a slow death of once a pro level camera. And no, G9 doesn't do it for me.

This is the proper successor to the GX7 and the response to all those who wailed about the "big beast" size of the GX8.
- small is good
- small controls are tolerable (to me on my GX7)
- the flash is eminently useful as an optical trigger for an off-camera flash
- ports?
- 14 bits not needed, though 12 with e-shutter are good
- a rain sleeve costs $4
I won't buy it, though, because I want a bigger EVF.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 15:34 UTC

The EVF magnification is the same as the GX7 & GX85, but those both have 16:9 panels that use only a fraction of their area to display 4:3 images. I wonder whether this is a 4:3 panel, in which case images would appear larger. Can DPR clarify?

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 15:31 UTC as 159th comment | 7 replies
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evilmagicnut: I thought by now manufacturers would be ashamed to release a camera in this class with such poor battery life.

My GX7 battery life is just fine. This is undoubtedly better, especially with Panasonic's recent "eco" mode. Most cameras "in this class" fare similarly or worse.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 15:21 UTC
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Jacques Cornell: Ah $%!&. I love my GX7, but I really, really wanted the larger EVF of the GX8. Haven't read enough yet to know what differentiates this from the GX85, which now can be had for $500. Can someone clue me in?
I've already recently replaced one of my three GX7s with a GX85 and another with a GX8. Wondering whether to replace the third with this or another GX8, another GX85, or even a G85. I use three bodies to shoot events.

Androole and BostonC-
Thanks, guys. Yeah, I shoulda known all that, but I had a brain fart. Thanks for clearing the air. IQ and controls better, EVF not. Tilt EVF is nice, but not gotta-have for me. Without an EVF upgrade, there's not enough here for me. Rats!

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 15:20 UTC
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Rich Evans: Panasonic seems to be real desperate to get a hit. It used to be Sony releasing cameras every 3 days. Now Panasonic took the crown.

Lower resolution, tiny sensor, not enough DR, heavier (so much for light Micro Four Thirds) and the customary unreliable Panasonic focus system? GH5 might be a good video camera but the rest is just terrible, spend your money in something better folks.

I call BS on all of the above.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 14:30 UTC
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Dostoy: This camera might be called a GX9, but it is actually a 20 megapixel GX95.
I can only assume that, by calling it a GX9, Panasonic is saying: "There will be no true successor to the GX8."
And that is disappointing!

thxbb12-
1) Yes, big bummer.
2) Never needed it, and I got a $4 rain sleeve in my bag just in case.
3) Thought I wanted it, now I don't. Flip-only is quicker.
4) Never an issue with my GX7. I shoot all-day events and swap batteries just 2-3 times. Keep spares in my pants pocket or a waist pouch - they're tiny.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 14:30 UTC
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SystemAgnostic: Oddly, the kit lens is the 12-60 and not the tiny 12-32. I agree with others, I consider this an upgraded GX85. The upgrades are decent: 20 megapixel sensor, better viewfinder, tilting viewfinder. Perhaps the GX8 didn't sell as well as they hoped, or perhaps they still want to release an a high end rangefinder style camera later (smaller G9), just not yet.

How is the EVF better? I really wanna know.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 14:27 UTC

Ah $%!&. I love my GX7, but I really, really wanted the larger EVF of the GX8. Haven't read enough yet to know what differentiates this from the GX85, which now can be had for $500. Can someone clue me in?
I've already recently replaced one of my three GX7s with a GX85 and another with a GX8. Wondering whether to replace the third with this or another GX8, another GX85, or even a G85. I use three bodies to shoot events.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 14:26 UTC as 174th comment | 3 replies
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the Mtn Man: I'm beginning to think that DP Review has a contract with Apple.

tabloid - There are no similar PCs.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2018 at 21:28 UTC
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the Mtn Man: I'm beginning to think that DP Review has a contract with Apple.

"I'm beginning to think that DP Review has a contract with Apple."
Because SO many other companies are making something similar, and DPR is ignoring them.

Not.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2018 at 18:41 UTC
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Jacques Cornell: Seems like Adobe is finally optimizing for use of many cores. Yay!
Now if only I could believe that "Classic" doesn't mean "Going away soon"...

Agreed.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 12:21 UTC

Seems like Adobe is finally optimizing for use of many cores. Yay!
Now if only I could believe that "Classic" doesn't mean "Going away soon"...

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2018 at 18:52 UTC as 104th comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (1026 comments in total)
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colurb: I'm looking to buy a camera, when it came to market is irrelevant to me. I just want the best I can afford/am willing to pay that meets my requirements. To make awards on time to market seems petty and irrelevant. I'm now concerned that other awards made by DPreview aren't based on the capabilities of the camera.

Sniper5 - Except then DPR would get a flood of complaints about a new camera being ranked the same as a 2-year old camera that’s still on the market and clearly inferior.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 13:07 UTC
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thenoilif: There goes that’s theory that some have that the average person knows nothing about photography lol

Photographers have to really step up their game these days as the average consumer is much more knowledable about photography than ever before. We can thank smartphones for that.

Apparently, they don’t know how to hire skilled crafts/tradesmen, though. Which is why inexperienced, unqualified weekend warriors who couldn’t get any other work as photographers think they can “go pro” with weddings. I see this a lot in the event market, as well. Several of my clients who tried to pinch a penny have come back to me after getting lousy work from the lowest bidder.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 12:58 UTC
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Leonp: Having read a bad google translation of the chinese link above I came to the idea the photographer just may have sent the customers the unedited and uncropped pictures.
I never do.

Vik2012 - editing includes culling out the bad ones. As a 15-year event shooter, I deliver only about 20-30% of my shots. Because whenever someone’s speaking or there are multiple people in a shot, I always get shots where a facial expression looks weird or the eyes are closed. Being a pro means shooting until you finally get the shot you want, and culling the rest. If this photog delivered the un-culled take, that was a rookie mistake, not necessarily bad photography.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 12:54 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (1026 comments in total)
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colurb: I'm looking to buy a camera, when it came to market is irrelevant to me. I just want the best I can afford/am willing to pay that meets my requirements. To make awards on time to market seems petty and irrelevant. I'm now concerned that other awards made by DPreview aren't based on the capabilities of the camera.

Well, capabilities keep improving. If DPR tried to rank without regard to a particular point in history, they'd have to continually downgrade all previous cameras every time a better one appeared.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 14:05 UTC
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vesa1tahti: D500 is the winner. APS-C vs MFT. Almost of the same size. Better OVF, etc, etc...

"Better OVF"?. Um, you realize the G9 has NO OVF, right? Having used high-end OVFs for decades (Contax RTS III, Pentax 67 II), I much prefer good EVFs for the WYSIWYG preview, info display, in-finder review and virtual horizon, and brighter image in low light. The in-finder review is particularly helpful when doing group portraits, because I can keep the camera to my eye while checking whether I got the shot with everybody's eyes open. With an OVF, I have to chimp the back screen, and subjects take that as a signal the shot is over and start walking away.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 14:02 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (1026 comments in total)

Glad to see DPR evaluating low-light AF. As an event photographer, I find this info very useful, especially given that some cameras with otherwise very good AF seem to bog down in low light. Panasonic hasn't always gotten credit for its exceptional (S-AF) performance in this regard.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 13:54 UTC as 100th comment
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tedolf: It's a weird focal length for a 2x crop factor, and quite frankly I never understood the need for really fast wide angle (if this can be called wide angle) lenses.

Why wouldn't somebody want the 12mm f/2.0 over this?

Tedolph

Um, because the 12mm is too wide? The difference between 12mm and 16mm is quite substantial.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2018 at 02:09 UTC
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