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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Very sad, He was such a great voice to hear from in the world of photography. RIP Michael.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 21:17 UTC as 131st comment
On article Making a splash: Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery (228 comments in total)

The D500 as the new king of cropped photography really brings out new shooting styles like shooting into the sun. Yes my D7200 does a great job and I really like it their IQ is almost identical. But the body is really where the 500 steps out. For the cost of the upgrade I could add another Sigma 1.8 zoom. Decisions.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 23:50 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
On article Accessory Review: Peak Design Slide Camera Sling strap (144 comments in total)

Seriously the only big gripe is the latches are metal. I own one of these and the wrist stop and love the system. I use a drop in bag and tuck the strap in the tablet pouch and have never worried about my gear.
As far as all the folks nattering about the attachment loops, try them they are freaking strong and you would really have to use them a while to wear them out. I think the plastic ends of the straps would break before they do.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 23:02 UTC as 18th comment

Maybe Sigma needs to make an adapter for their lenses to SL mount. :-)
120-300 2.8 Hmmm.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 16:18 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply

I love my SD14 and would love to upgrade. I use Nikon for most things now but why did they have to make it dedicated SA mount? They could have opened the world up to X3 if they would have made a new mirroless mount and adaptors for whatever you have. Sorry but they will never get the sales volume on these just selling to those willing to invest in Sigma glass exclusively. So close but so far away.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 20:08 UTC as 155th comment | 1 reply
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Paul Petersen: I am not a Canon Shooter but there is a lot of stuff here in a competent package. Don't forget the great DSLR shooting experience of not having to worry about your battery all the time or lag for action shot.
This is a compelling package for a lot of folks.

Funny thing is I have mastered stopping baseballs over the plate using single shot. I have a surprising success rate.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 16:17 UTC

I am not a Canon Shooter but there is a lot of stuff here in a competent package. Don't forget the great DSLR shooting experience of not having to worry about your battery all the time or lag for action shot.
This is a compelling package for a lot of folks.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 02:28 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies

Casual observation but dose the styling of the lens look quite like Sigma's Global Vision? Guess there was quite a bit to the failed purchase attempt.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 19:00 UTC as 4th comment

Sorry I am in the Nikon Camp, they did a nice job matching my D7200 specs and beating Nikon totally in the video game.
Although they are probably still lagging in the high iso dynamic range game.
Also they really are letting the 4k ship sail to Panasonic.
Nice upgrade for Daddy shooters like me.
Paul

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 05:03 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply
On photo Crystal Mill (condensed) in the A babbling brook challenge (36 comments in total)

Good Job!

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 01:12 UTC as 14th comment

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.
Pete

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 18:56 UTC as 20th comment | 19 replies
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (801 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.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 16:48 UTC as 75th 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.

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.

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) (1512 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.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 00:53 UTC as 83rd comment | 3 replies

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

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2015 at 03:27 UTC as 13th comment
On article Fujifilm X-T10 Review (514 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.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 19:23 UTC
On article Nikon D7200 Field Test: Desert dance photo shoot (101 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.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2015 at 23:12 UTC as 39th 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.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 04:46 UTC as 27th comment | 9 replies
On article Nikon D7200 Review (637 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.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 17:15 UTC as 24th comment
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