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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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 106th 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? (380 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? (380 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? (380 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 18th comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review (457 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 Review (2199 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 Review (2199 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
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