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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mmurph: The biggest "miss" in these reviews:

The one clear advantage of the Panasonic GX85 over the Sony A6300 is that the GX85 doesn't overheat in video mode! It is a fantastic little video camera, especially with the in body stabilization. I am having a blast with it for 4K video.

I have both the Panasonic GX85 and the Sony A6300. So far I have relegated the A6300 to stills use only.

I am still deciding if I will keep the A6300 for casual stills use. I still need my DSLR system, especially for wildlife stills (with long lenses) and for event stills.

The only saving grace is that both the GX85 and A6300 can use Canon lenses with good auto focus, IS, and in body aperture control via adapters (Kipon and Metabones, respectively.) That keeps down the cost of the proprietary lens kits, especially on the Sony side.

There's a lot more than ONE clear advantage of the GX85 over the a6300.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 15:48 UTC

In the Cons section, DPR should really say the EVF can be distracting TO SOME USERS. Most people are not affected.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 15:45 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)
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Kaso: "Honesty is the best policy." The traditionally honourable Japanese have become rather slippery in their business conduct. On the technical side, the digital camera manufacturers, notably Nikon, still don't get it -- a few years in and none of their communications functions work properly and intuitively. At the same time, they spend a lot of precious time on moving buttons around and reshaping the grip -- over and over again. (I am a consumer, having zero allegiance with any brands.)

Kaso, sorry to hear you'v'e been living under a rock. I lived in Japan for 12 years. In a phone booth, not under a rock. Are you Japanese, or do you just have a Japanese name, like I'm American but have a French name? And, even if you are Japanese, I don't believe your blanket accusation about all Japanese being "slippery" in their business practices. Seems an overly broad generalization that will only incite the racists over here.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 11:38 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)
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Dillon Frazier: samsung got this wifi thing right and built one of the most well rounded camera bodies of all time, yet nobody bought cause it was a samsung.

now these same people complain about the lack of wifi implementations.

im really annoyed

I suspect nobody bought it because it was aimed at more demanding mid-level users and there were only, like, five lenses for it, and the few good ones were rather expensive.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 03:18 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)
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Kaso: "Honesty is the best policy." The traditionally honourable Japanese have become rather slippery in their business conduct. On the technical side, the digital camera manufacturers, notably Nikon, still don't get it -- a few years in and none of their communications functions work properly and intuitively. At the same time, they spend a lot of precious time on moving buttons around and reshaping the grip -- over and over again. (I am a consumer, having zero allegiance with any brands.)

Really? This one case is an opportunity to slander and entire nationality? Spend a lot of time in Japan, do you?

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 03:15 UTC
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Jacques Cornell: It's about the size and weight of Panasonic's 12-35/2.8, and let's be real, that is not a particularly large or heavy lens. It's also about the size and weight of Panasonic's 14-140/3.5-5.6, and I carry that easily around my neck on all-day mountain hikes. This will handle comfortably on a smallish MFT body such as the new GX85. You can see a size comparison here: http://j.mp/1UjXSih
The price, though, looks a bit bloated in comparison with Fuji's 16/1.4, which sells for $699.

mosc,
"Sigma's wonderful 24mm f1.4 is $850. Pricing on that trend along with the Fuji, you would expect this lens to cost about $500"
That's very strange reasoning. I'd expect it to cost about the same as the Sigma, or maybe a bit more for the OIS and Leica branding. What on earth makes you think it should be 30% cheaper than the Fuji and 40% less than the Sigma?
If it were the same price as the Sigma, or even a bit more, I'd be convinced. If it were the same price as the Fuji, I'd be delighted.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 02:58 UTC
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Mac McCreery: I love these little cameras. I might be tempted one day when the battery life is improved.

I'm an event pro. I make roughly 200 photos per hour through 3-to-14-hour days using two or three cameras. Even on a long day, I have to swap batteries only a few times. A blinking warning in the EVF lets me know it's time to swap long before crunch time, so I'm never caught out without power at a critical moment. I keep a couple of spares in a waist pouch and more in my rolling bag. Honestly, it's such a non-issue, I can't remember the last time I gave it any thought at all.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 02:46 UTC

It's about the size and weight of Panasonic's 12-35/2.8, and let's be real, that is not a particularly large or heavy lens. It's also about the size and weight of Panasonic's 14-140/3.5-5.6, and I carry that easily around my neck on all-day mountain hikes. This will handle comfortably on a smallish MFT body such as the new GX85. You can see a size comparison here: http://j.mp/1UjXSih
The price, though, looks a bit bloated in comparison with Fuji's 16/1.4, which sells for $699.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 18:19 UTC as 76th comment | 8 replies
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photomedium: Great lens for when picture quality and money are no object and only cuteness and bling are.

Those are the only options you can think of? Cuteness and bling? You don't shoot in low light much. I do it for a living, and this lens looks like something I'd dearly love to have.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 18:03 UTC
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Mac McCreery: I love these little cameras. I might be tempted one day when the battery life is improved.

There are good third-party batteries for $10. If that's too much for you, you've got the wrong hobby. Also, if you want a big battery, you have to accept a bigger camera. Maybe you'd be happier lugging around a DSLR.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 08:48 UTC
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Chris2210: I think many prospective buyers might be weighing a choice between this and the GX8 [which I have myself]. It's slightly frustrating that this camera leapfrogs the 'higher' modle in some respects following on relatively soon after.

One big question which presents itself is that now that the street price of the GX8 has [as usual for Panasonic] dropped to a level where there is only a slight premium over the GX80 [as it's labeled in the UK], which represents better value?

For me, the GX8's enormous, detailed, and almost lag-free EVF is a MAJOR draw.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 04:20 UTC
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Mateus1: Nice camera but colour of jpgs are the poorest I have seen (Fuji, Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus).

Are you viewing the sample images in a profile-aware browser on a calibrated display?

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 04:14 UTC
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jor23: How about IBIS with Olympus lenses? Or Panasonic lenses without IS?

Yes, it would be nice to know how effective the IBIS is with unstabilized lenses. CameraLabs reports that it's good for about 3-4 stops, whereas the GX8's IBIS is good for only about 2 stops, and Dual IS (with OIS lenses) provides about 5 stops, roughly matching Oly's best.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 04:12 UTC
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dansclic: Thé studio scenes show much better results with the olympus em10 : pictures are sharper. Do you use thé same lens for both bodies, if not, thé results are not reliable, how could they ?

I disagree. Look at the Beatles at base ISO for RAW files. To my eyes, the Beatles look sharper with the GX85, though the paint tubes look sharper with the E-M10. Probably down to the lenses.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 04:10 UTC
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maxnimo: The final score seems too low - I think it deserves at least 84.

And the PEN-F costs 50% more without lens vs. GX85 with lens.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 04:09 UTC
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saeba77: nice camera but image quality is worse than my oly e-m10...how is that possible?

Comparing the Studio Test shots, the GX85 images look a tiny bit crisper to me. As for color, if you shoot RAW, color is determined by the software profiles and the user.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 03:56 UTC
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Caerolle: "But the difference is negligible, meaning shutter shock is effectively a non-issue on the GX85. This is a serious improvement over the GX8 and G7."

Yes, and you only have to lose a stop of shutter speed and sync speed to do it. Amazing.

You sound kind of bitter. Given that you're so disappointed that Panny hasn't beaten Oly in this area, I have to conclude that you're dissatisfied with Oly and frustrated that Panny hasn't given you a way out. What, exactly, are the Oly problems from which you were hoping Panny would rescue you?

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 03:47 UTC
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Red Colorado: Since stills on m4/3 has 4:3 ratio and movies are usually 16:9, why Panasonic and Olympus just not make all LCDs and EVFs with the in between 3:2 ratio?

I'd prefer 4:3 for the EVF - since I shoot stills with it - and 16:9 for the rear screen - since I'd shoot video with that (if I did video, which I don't).

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 03:44 UTC
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Mac McCreery: I love these little cameras. I might be tempted one day when the battery life is improved.

Because it's so hard to stash a 1oz battery the size of a postage stamp in a pocket? I'll use one battery in the course of a half-day of casual shooting up to 300 photos. When shooting intensively, I can get around 500 shots in an hour or two on one battery. Third-party extra batteries cost $10. It's so easy and cheap to carry a few spares that battery capacity is a total non-issue for me.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 03:42 UTC
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mxx: Is it only me, or are these kind of mirrorless cameras vastly overpriced compared to DSLRs? $800 dollars vs for instance a Pentax KS2 for $500? I get the smaller form factor and the 4K video, but it's also got a smaller sensor, no weather sealing, and is heavier on batteries. I'd like to buy myself a camera like the gx85, but it just seems so expensive.

What you're failing to recognize is that mirrorless cameras have a host of features and characteristics that make them much more valuable to the people who buy them. Smaller size, full info display in the EVF, built-in stabilization, silent mode, touch UI, faster frame rates - all these things and more are worth something to somebody.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 03:33 UTC
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