Joe Farace

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Joe Farace  |  Nov 01, 2007  |  0 comments

The big SLR news for pro shooters so far this year is Canon's launch of the EOS-1D Mark III D-SLR. It uses a 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor measuring 28.1x18.7mm that's about the same size as sensors in the EOS-1D Mark II and Mark II N, but has more pixels than the Mark II's 8.2 megapixels and the same focal length conversion factor of 1.3x. The new 10.1-megapixel...

Joe Farace  |  Nov 01, 2007  |  0 comments

"A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights."--Napoleon

Recently The New York Times reported that New York City was considering a law requiring photographers to obtain a permit and have $1 million in liability insurance before taking pictures on city property, including sidewalks. The film office held a public hearing on the proposed rules...

Joe Farace  |  Nov 01, 2007  |  0 comments

"I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed that the doctor's office was full of portraits by Picasso."--Rita Rudner

I n more than 50 years of making images, I've never photographed a resolution chart. I have always judged a lens or camera's performance by how much I liked using it and how the photographs looked. I care about how...

Joe Farace  |  Nov 01, 2007  |  0 comments

Technical Specifications

Compatible Lenses: Canon EF, TS-E, and MP-E lenses (except EF-S lenses)
Lens Mount: Canon EF mount
Focal Length Conversion Factor: 1.3x
Image Sensor: Single-plate, CMOS sensor
Pixels: Approx. 10.1 megapixels
Aspect...

Joe Farace  |  Oct 01, 2007  |  0 comments

"For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them."--Aristotle

PanosFX (www.panosfx.com) is one of my favorite websites offering high-quality inexpensive and free software. I have often written about Panos Efstathiadis in my Digital Innovations column and although I've...

Joe Farace  |  Oct 01, 2007  |  0 comments

More than 20 years ago, photographer and photographic genius Gary Regester showed us all how to create a lighting system that used two shoe-mounted flash units and would indeed fit inside a shoebox. Over the years I've tried to create something similar--a set of small electronic flash units and all the required ephemera that would fit inside a small carrying case. But I...

Joe Farace  |  Oct 01, 2007  |  0 comments

"Life is like an ice-cream cone, you have to lick it one day at a time."--Charles M. Schulz

On October 2, 1950, the first Peanuts comic strip appeared in a daily newspaper. Coincidently, October 2nd is also my wife Mary's birthday, although she's a bit younger than Snoopy and the gang. As a lifelong Peanuts fan, it's kinda fitting that...

Joe Farace  |  Sep 10, 2007  |  First Published: Oct 01, 2007  |  3 comments

There are few truly magical names in camera design but Carl Zeiss is certainly one of them. The brand conjures up an image of optical perfection and cameras built to a standard, not a price point. Back in the 1950s, when I was dancing on TV's Buddy Deane Show and dreaming of making photographs with a camera that was more precise, more German, than my Argus C3, Zeiss Ikon...

Joe Farace  |  Sep 01, 2007  |  0 comments

"Even he, to whom most things that most people would think were pretty smart were pretty dumb, thought it was pretty smart."--Douglas Adams

Do you wiki? A wiki is a special kind of website that lets users collectively add and edit content. (Wiki wiki means rapidly in Hawaiian.) If you want to create your own online wiki take a look at Wetpaint...

Joe Farace  |  Sep 01, 2007  |  0 comments

Imaged dirt is always with us. Most times you don't even notice it on a photograph because of the exposure or the subject matter, but when shooting at small apertures or up against smooth backgrounds such as seamless paper or the sky, it's right there in your face. If you've tried to scan film you already know that even the tiniest dust speck becomes a boulder...

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