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'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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On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF gallery and first impressions (316 comments in total)

For those who want this but find the price too steep, there's always soft-focus filters, or Vaseline. Much cheaper.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 00:37 UTC as 29th comment | 9 replies
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF gallery and first impressions (316 comments in total)

T5.6? Really? Forget about low light. Sad. I hope it's at least super-cheap...
Wait a minute! $1,500!?!? Ya gotta be kidding me. One-trick pony of no use to low-light shooters. Jeez. For this kind of cash, a Zeiss Milvus 100mm f2 does a lot more. Heck, even an adapted Canon 100mm f2 for $500 looks more useful. Or a Canon 135mm f2 on a Metabones...

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 00:23 UTC as 31st comment | 21 replies
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Bambi24: Has he ever considered that the reason they are forced to downsize is just because he's busy with 8k video no regular computer can edit in any reasonable time, and insanely priced $2000 4/3 cameras the masses don't care about.

The rest of the world is producing video using increasingly capable, far cheaper and far more user friendly devices called smartphones. They don't need or want a dedicated video device, especially not one that is priced insanely high for what it is.

Bambi24
Certified know-nothing troll. The GH5 has a glitch that will be ironed out, nothing more. Panasonic's "outdated contrast detection system" does S-AF faster, more reliably, and in lower light than almost any other camera at any price.
Take your bashing act somewhere else, troll.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 03:30 UTC
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Mark B UK: It's good to see the strong hint of a replacement for the LX100. There's a lot to like about that camera, but the sensor is now some way behind the best. Drop in a 20MP from the GH5 or E-M1 Mk2!

Instead of putting in an expensive new sensor, how about just dropping the Multi-Aspect aspect and using the whole surface area of the very good 16MP sensor it's already got (and taking away the AA filter if there is one)? The lens will have to be a bit bigger...

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 03:24 UTC
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cosinaphile: so since customers perceive log as having separate and distinct value from a camera body , they don't want to "devalue" log by simply incorporation it into a camera body by design

did he actually say that , more or less ?

wow .... just ,.....wow .... is there an understanding or agreement in the industry as to the stsatus of log, what exactly would explain that mindset against the fact
that multiple makers see it as a profit producing software enhancement ?

wow

Panasonic has chosen to let stills-only GH5 shooters not pay for a feature they don't need. Yay!

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 03:17 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900 (553 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: IQ is the most important thing in any camera. So, D5600 should be the real winner. Also other properties are more than enough for enthusiasts and entry-level professionals, too.

I'll take good handling & controls over a 10% IQ difference any day.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2017 at 08:13 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica 8-18mm F2.8-4 (162 comments in total)
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obsolescence: Needs at least f/5.6 for corner sharpness, but flare performance is very good. Other than flare, for overall sharpness this lens can't compare with the Olympus SHG 7-14mm f/4. If that Oly UWA lens had the new nano coatings, it would far outperform this one.

Olympus: please bring back the SHG and HG lens line, and upgrade and expand it for MFT -- make these lenses perform at their best without regard to size or weight and without much software correction needed.

@obsolescence
I don't make conclusions based on such sample images. Too many variables involved. I'll wait for the studio test shots. I don't know how you can make judgements comparing this lens with your 7-14 when you've got such a random and uncontrolled assortment of images to evaluate. Seems to me you're jumping the gun.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 02:10 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica 8-18mm F2.8-4 (162 comments in total)
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arunBarnard: It looks good and all, but what I really want is a smaller version of this lens for vlogging. Like a 10-18mm in size and price,

The smaller version of this lens is the 7-14 f4.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 01:58 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica 8-18mm F2.8-4 (162 comments in total)
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obsolescence: Needs at least f/5.6 for corner sharpness, but flare performance is very good. Other than flare, for overall sharpness this lens can't compare with the Olympus SHG 7-14mm f/4. If that Oly UWA lens had the new nano coatings, it would far outperform this one.

Olympus: please bring back the SHG and HG lens line, and upgrade and expand it for MFT -- make these lenses perform at their best without regard to size or weight and without much software correction needed.

How would you know? Ya got one already?

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 01:57 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (904 comments in total)
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Jacques Cornell: "Image quality compared to full frame"???
What, are the Fuji images cropped? They're not full frame? Does language mean anything any more?
You guys have drunk the marketing Kool-Aid: 35mm is not "full frame". Any image that's not cropped AFTER capture is "full frame". Duh.
The section should be titled "Image quality compared to 35mm." Sheesh.

@mark
No, smaller formats are not cropped. They're just smaller. Cropping is the process of removing part of an image. That doesn't apply here, because you don't use a large format lens on a small format camera - you use a small format lens that has the same FoV.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 14:44 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (904 comments in total)
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Bombastic: I think FF should be renamed to 0.59 Frame.

Or, go back to the language of the film days, when 35mm was "small format".

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 03:12 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (904 comments in total)

"Image quality compared to full frame"???
What, are the Fuji images cropped? They're not full frame? Does language mean anything any more?
You guys have drunk the marketing Kool-Aid: 35mm is not "full frame". Any image that's not cropped AFTER capture is "full frame". Duh.
The section should be titled "Image quality compared to 35mm." Sheesh.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 03:11 UTC as 73rd comment | 10 replies

Loved the LX3, LX5 and LX7, but sold the latter after adopting Panasonic MFT cams that weren't much bigger. Now hankering after an LF1 as a shirt-pocket cam and wishing Panasonic had fitted it with a 4x or 5x zoom of higher quality.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 15:48 UTC as 69th comment | 5 replies
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samfan: I've always hated how Panasonic cameras operate - the controls, handling, how they sit in the hand, I've always found those aspects appaling.

But yea, admittedly they always knew how to fit some very nice technology and some cute ideas into their cameras. They had a few compacts with RAW capability when everyone else was abandoning it (even Canon in their G series).

The digital age has been kind of odd in this regard. Companies that have never made film cameras such as Casio, Panasonic and Sony were able to cram some incredible technology especially into compacts, but didn't know, and in my opinion still don't know, how to make cameras with proper ergonomics.

While the traditional camera companies like Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Leica were often struggling with latest tech and often messed up when trying to look hip.

Olympus and Samsung were kind of exceptions, where the former often had a lot of new ideas for digital and the latter learned a lot from their collaboration with Pentax.

I loved the UI and controls of my LX3, LX5 and LX7, and this is part of the reason why I've used Panasonic MFT kit for my pro work for the past 3 years. For the most part, the controls are where I want 'em, the menus make sense, the custom fn buttons let me make the cameras work the way I want them to, and I can set every important parameter without taking my eye from the viewfinder.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 15:43 UTC
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photofan1986: I had an LX5, good camera but I hated the colours. Sold it quickly.

One word: RAW.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 15:39 UTC
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Matsu: Need to see a test for color consistency and flash duration. I like the idea, a lot, but the execution matters here. Theme is right on the money though. High time that a flash maker offered a flash system with a range of models from hot-shoe to studio strobe all playing nice on the same triggering system. How is product support from Godox?

B&H also sells some Godox gear under it's "Bolt" house brand, and Blink Photographic sells some Godox monolights.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 00:53 UTC
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semorg: can't wait for the Chinese knockoffs become available in 2-3 months.

There are already cheaper Chinese products with similar form factors (speedlights, Witstro-type bare-bulb flashes) that perform at a much lower level and lack Godox' reliability. For build quality, reliability and performance, I'd put Godox right up there with the Japanese manufacturers. Except Godox is much more innovative when it comes to bridging the gap between speedlights and big studio lights, not to mention driving li-ion adoption.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 00:51 UTC
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Dingaling: As an owner of an ancient 200WS Ascor 423 I am quite skeptical regarding the 200WS claim.

As an owner of two Godox V850s and a Witstro AD360, I'm not skeptical at all.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 00:46 UTC

It's Witstro, not Wistro.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 00:45 UTC as 9th comment
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JaimeA: We were looking at detail with the dpreview excellent loupe. This baby gives you mind blowing detail. Catherine thought one would need a courtesy soft filter over the lens for portraits, as every peccadillo from the night before will show without it.

Yup. I've seen MF portraits where I could count every pore AND see the hair follicles in them. Eeeeeewwww! No thanks, TMI.
The only application I can envision where I'd want this kind of rez is if I were shooting for wall-size in-store display murals. For lowly poster-size prints, current MF is total overkill.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 20:26 UTC
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