John-Paul Palescandolo

John-Paul Palescandolo

John-Paul Palescandolo writes for B&H’s computer team but is also a freelance photographer, videographer, and filmmaker. While he has embraced digital technology, he still enjoys shooting with film and developing black-and-white emulsions at home. He maintains a photoblog at willscarlett.aminus3.com and has also fostered some unique animals over the years, including baby raccoons.

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Classic Cameras: The Kodak Medalist II
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First created in the early 1940s, the Kodak Medalist is a medium-format rangefinder that captures eight 6 x 9 cm exposures using 620 film. Weighing slightly more than 3 pounds, its rugged and durable tank-like build made it an attractive option for the US and British armed forces, and it saw extensive use during World War II. This version was the Medalist I and, in 1947, an improved version, the...
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When it comes to selecting a RAID array, there are a lot of options to sift through. Depending on your needs, you’ll need to decide on the number of bays, the amount of pre-installed storage, and the type of connectivity. For users whose requirements are less intensive, consider the LaCie 2big...
3 months ago
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Are you tired of carrying around your dedicated, handheld light and/or color meter? If you’re looking to lighten your load by shedding some gear, while also retaining functionality, the Lumu Power 2 Light Meter combines light and color measurements into a small, handheld, and portable unit that...
3 months ago
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One of the most pressing issues in the digital world is the need for data security. I'm not talking about backing your data up, but rather keeping it safe and secure while it's still on your drive. G-Technology has addressed this with the introduction of its ArmorATD USB 3.1 Gen 1 External Hard Drive, which is a rugged, all-terrain...
3 months ago
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There’s something magical about starting up a new computer for the first time. As it efficiently whirs along and quickly gets you to the setup screen, you probably can’t help but notice how fast everything works. That is, until one day, when you load a YouTube video and your browser freezes. From there on out, everything is very slow and laggy, and there is just no recovering from it. You find...
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I hate backing up. I do it, but I hate it. If you’re not running backups, you’re courting heartache. My cautionary tale: A few years ago, my brother and I were editing our first indie feature. Our data got corrupted. Nothing was backed up. We lost three months of post-production—the entire film. Starting from scratch nearly killed us. Don’t let it happen to you. Data loss is more than an...
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Built to satisfy designers’ needs for color performance, BenQ’s PD2720U DesignVue Designer 27" 16:9 HDR 4K IPS Monitor covers 100% of the sRGB, Adobe RGB, and Rec. 709 color gamut, plus 96% of the DCI-P3 color gamut. Its color fidelity is further backed by support for HDR10, BenQ’s AQCOLOR technology, an...
4 months ago
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Designed specifically for dash cams and home monitoring systems, SanDisk’s High Endurance UHS-I microSDXC Memory Card is available in capacities of 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB, with respective operational lives of 2500, 5000, 10,000, and 20,000 hours. The 128GB and 256GB...
4 months ago
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When it comes time to build a computer, populate a RAID or NAS array, replace a corrupted drive, or expand your system’s current storage capacity, the sheer quantity of drive options can be daunting. I’m not just talking about storage capacity, but also form factor, interface, and more. While you could just haphazardly buy something and hope for the best, there are certain drives that are better...
5 months ago
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Many NAS devices can be used to record footage from surveillance cameras, but they’re not designed specifically for surveillance. What makes the Mx-S-NAS2A-8 2-Bay NAS Enclosure and...
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I’ve never been a huge fan of converting digital images to black-and-white. My photo background is strongly tied to black-and-white film, and the black-and-white look is something I’ll always associate with film. In my opinion, digital images converted to black-and-white look… processed. Despite this, my curiosity was piqued by the...
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Designed for tech enthusiasts, high-end gamers, and 4K & ED content designers, Samsung’s 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 Internal SSD is available in capacities of 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB. Built using Samsung’s V-NAND 3-bit MLC Flash technology for reliable performance, the 970 EVO Plus offers...
5 months ago
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As convenient as cloud storage is, it’s not perfect. Your data is generally stored off-site, which can lead to privacy concerns, and you have to pay monthly fees. On top of that, storage size has a limit. If you want more storage, you have to pay more, which can certainly be frustrating. To help combat this, Kwilt has introduced an alternative to cloud storage with its...
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If you’re going to do something, don’t be afraid to go all in, which is exactly what olloclip has done with its recent mobile photo product releases. Making sure to cover all the bases, olloclip has made a series of lenses for a wide variety of iOS and Android devices, which will deliver higher-quality results than your device’s built-in camera. To help ensure your device is well protected while...
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Announced at CES 2019 are WD's Black SN720 NVMe M.2 SSDs. These are available without a heatsink, in capacities of 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB, as well as with a heatsink, in...
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