Paul Petersen

Paul Petersen

Lives in United States Hillsboro, OR, United States
Works as a Field Service Engineer
Joined on Nov 27, 2002


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Blah Blah Blah I will curb my enthusiasm until some real world testing is done.
Trust yet verify.
And BTW its still too small for serious shooting.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 18:56 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (785 comments in total)

I really like the new tech like snap bridge and tilting touch screen. I would use that a lot. The new meter would do more for me than the AF system. Highlight weighting could be really helpful since pulling shadows is not a problem anymore. Face detect also wins the day for auto AF selection.
Still enjoying the upgrade from a D90 to a D7200 so a lot of the features the D500 brings are nice but...
I am comfortable with the mode dial control layout but why not have the U1 U2 avalible on the Pro configuration.
10 Fps is really only 30% faster than the 7200.
No built in flash and you have add a gadget to get wireless flash so much for adding new tech. Nikon is addicted to accessories.
Is it really a pro body since it has as much metal as the 7200?
My iPhone shoots 4k without a crazy crop why can't Nikon do this too?
The bitter clingers will be happy to upgrade their D300's as for me I'm good for now.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 16:48 UTC as 71st comment | 2 replies
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Paul Petersen: I don't own Samsung but was impressed with what they were demoing at PIX 2015. They are technological juggernaut that would push the industry to places the conservative Japanese would take the slow boat to.

Yes but even the latest the Mk2's lack features like a touch screen and warp speed frame rate. Sony also has to go big or go home in the camera market compared to C/N and their user base.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 03:47 UTC

I don't own Samsung but was impressed with what they were demoing at PIX 2015. They are technological juggernaut that would push the industry to places the conservative Japanese would take the slow boat to.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2015 at 20:18 UTC as 281st comment | 3 replies
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1492 comments in total)

I will most likely never own a Leica, but I think this camera has a place in the Leica universe. It seems to adapt to most of the lenses they make. This would allow M users to deploy all their lenses on a modern viewfinder focusing full frame body. Plus it is much smaller than the S and will adapt its lenses so it may be a back up to that models owners especially for video.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 00:53 UTC as 79th comment | 3 replies

Darn I will be there on the 6th I got a D70 I could ditch. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2015 at 03:27 UTC as 13th comment
On article Fujifilm X-T10 Review (508 comments in total)
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robertbrockmann: Video capabilities should not be taken into account when reviewing Fujifilm cameras. I know of no Fuji shooter who bought a Fuji camera to shoot video. Fujis are for taking photographs. Period. The video buttons on my 3 Fujis (the first one bough in 2010) are virgin.

I think it is totally appropriate since most folks by a system to do both since it is offered on almost all cameras now. Buyers should be warned of the limitations of the camera as far as video goes. Kind of like Nikon not allowing aperture control during shooting. It can seriously limit functionality.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 19:23 UTC
On article Nikon D7200 Field Test: Desert dance photo shoot (100 comments in total)

Great full tilt demonstration of the capabilities of the D7200. I love mine and can't wait to try some of the stuff they did short buying big strobes.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2015 at 23:12 UTC as 38th comment
On article iFixit tears down Sony's new a7R II to find its secrets (290 comments in total)

Surprising the chassis is not more rugged in a high end camera.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 04:46 UTC as 27th comment | 9 replies
On article Nikon D7200 Review (618 comments in total)

I think the the silver award is understandable but not fully deserved. I think it is more based on the perceived missing features not the quality and refinement of the operation of the camera.
I have shot mine for two months and it is a paradigm shift from my D90 in so many ways. Yes incremental revisions are getting pretty small compared to the heyday of 5 years ago. The Canon 7DII is a very good allegory to the 7200 and its iteration was over 5 years not 2 for the D7200.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 17:15 UTC as 19th comment
On article Nikon D7200 Review (618 comments in total)
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Marc Cann: Why oh why did Nikon cripple the top LCD display? Even the Nikon D70s I owned back in 2005 was able to display more information than D7200, namely white balance, auto focus mode and image size. I really got used to using the top LCD panel but I suppose I will have to switch to using the back screen instead.

It really is no loss since the icons were so small and its so much nicer doing it on the big color LCD. I don't miss it on mine.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 17:09 UTC
On article Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR (331 comments in total)

My burning question is with an electronic diaphragm I should be able to adjust aperture on my D7200 if the camera will support it since it is no longer controlled by the mechanical system that did not get upgraded like the D750/810 did.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 00:48 UTC as 18th comment

I really love the production quality of these promotional videos. Much better promotes and explains the camera than what the manufactures put out.
I really love the concept of small high quality compact. However I think Canon left really missed out not putting a viewfinder, they are just too useful in bright light and otherwise for folks with poor close up vision who's arms are not long enough to focus without glasses.
The bar shots really show how good the 1" sensor is at high ISO but in reality is not much better than early DSLRs in low light.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2015 at 03:53 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On article Leica Q First Impressions Review (601 comments in total)

I think I would get better results with a Sigma 18-35 on my D7200 and have some flexibility all the way around. Leica's 24mp FF seems to be a bit of dog in sensor performance. But I would look so cool with one to those that actually know what a Leica is.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 22:43 UTC as 90th comment | 10 replies

The Sigma DSLRs all shoot B&W very well due to their vertical filter not creating any lateral interpolation. The SD1M software supports native Monochrome development in and allows mixing of the colors in post versus fiddling with filters on the front of the lens. Plus they can be switched to IR by removing the filter that doubles as a dust cover for the mirror box.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 04:32 UTC as 90th comment | 1 reply

Just marketing BS if a DSLR shooter wants to travel lighter just add one of the latest affordable Nikons or Canons, way lighter than what they show in the mocumentury. There are plenty of lighter lenses to uses and you still can use all their good big stuff.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 17:39 UTC as 55th comment | 4 replies
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (496 comments in total)

I have read some griping about the mirrorless revolution wiping out the DSLR but seems they are only getting traction with the buyers when they mimic the gestalt of the familiar and functionally practical DSLR layout. Yet they do bring all of mirrorless's improvements such as mechanical simplification, lens size reduction, WYSIWYG in the viewfinder and tilting touchscreen. AF off the sensor has gotten really good but still has its issues but is now plenty good for most folks to take the leap.
Give the market what it wants kick back and watch the sales move in the right direction. The digital boom will never see the sales levels again but profitable stability will be found.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 04:58 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies

I will have my interest piqued when they manage to build 4/3 & APS sized sensors with ExmorR technology to catch up with Samsung.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 20:43 UTC as 16th comment | 9 replies

Am I missing something but I don't see a zoom controller. How can you do a nice slow zoom with out one. Seems somewhat of a 1/2 axx attempt at what they are aiming for.
Maybe they will get it right in 2 years on the XC20.
BTW if Canon wants to be taken more seriously they need to UP the Quality of their products. Both Canon camcorders that I have owned experienced hard failures. Also everyone I know that has had a 5D has had the mirror break and even fall out along with most of 7D owners I know have theirs fail.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 23:06 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On photo Avaree at the tracks in the Strike a Pose challenge (17 comments in total)

I am sorry but I really wish sites would put a blackout on people shots on railroad tracks. These are most often taken illegally trespassing on railroad property. This trend has resulted in many fatal results and near misses.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 20:59 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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