Jeff Peterman

Jeff Peterman

Lives in United States USA, MD, United States
Joined on Jul 4, 2002

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On Tamrac brand and assets acquired by Gura Gear article (30 comments in total)
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Mike FL: I like my Lowepro SlingShot AW, and It has three sizes (102, 202, and 302). It is very light, well made, and it has its own raincoat. I like sling bag better than my backpack because:
- Backpack is too hot on my back in summer.
- Sling bag is easier to take things in and out.

The CON of the Lowepro SlingShot AW may be that it is too simple (less compartment) for some users.

Any thought?

On several occasions I've compared the Slingshot line and the Tamrac Velocity line and ended up with the Tamrac sling bag. I have three different sizes of the Velocity bag, and the lack of an AW cover is easily dealt with by carrying a $2 disposable poncho in the front pocket (that will cover me and the bag, if needed).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 23:30 UTC
On Never forget a Photoshop or Lightroom shortcut again article (70 comments in total)

What a shame. A great idea ruined by poor choice of colors - the contrast is so low that it is almost impossible to read the text on the keys, which makes the tool pretty much worthless to me.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 13:02 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
On Rumors hint at pair of new Canon lenses article (56 comments in total)
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Treeshade: After all these years, I thought Canon (and Nikon) would never release a wide angle for crop sensor so that they could keep advertising FF having "wider angle of view". Did Canon learn from the success of EF-M 11-22mm?

Hmm, what about the 10-22 EF-S? Doesn't that count as a wide angle for the crop sensor? It has been out for at least five years.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 12:14 UTC
On onOne Software's Perfect Effects 8 available for free article (117 comments in total)
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itchhh: What's the catch?

This is just one of multiple modules. They're hoping that you'll buy additional modules, but you don't have to.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 00:22 UTC
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bluevaping: This guy doesn't understand that marketing, adding a feature, removing a feature doesn't drive sales in different markets the same. The reason the Rebel SL1 is not selling more in the US. They wanted to market the smallest DSLR. People in US complained it's to small, but they likely meant that there not comfortable grip for shooting. So marketing got them marginal smaller DSLR that's uncomfortable to many models. And with same lens sizes. WIN/Lose. The competition is giving them marginal better image quality and better handling. Win/Win
It's like they need to do SWAT analysis on future products. Smartphones are threat. They have high resolution screens. A few have bigger sensors than most compact cameras. Most smartphones have faster glass and some have image stabilization. Like shooting with a prime lens compact camera that you like have with you. I have a canon point and shoot for ergonomics and shooting lots for work. Threat of substitution is real.

As someone who bought an SL1 last week to use as a travel camera, I love it. I bought it specifically for it's small size and light weight (much lighter/smaller than my 7D, yet with comparable image quality). Yes, the ergonomics are not ideal, but they're not bad and I'm adapting. I hope that they don't abandon the small body market in the US.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2014 at 21:30 UTC
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Daniel Lauring: IMHO, this is stretching the envelope of usefulness of tablets. It is "trying too hard" to fit a 10lb brick in a 5lb basket. For RAW editing anyone would be way better off with an Ultralight laptop (like Macbook Air) or Windows tablet (like Microsoft Surface.) Heck, you can buy last year's Surface Pro for $600 with an i5 processor and 128Gb SSD. Better still the Surface has true Wacom digitizer support.

It all depends on what you're trying to do. I don't see this as replacing a "real" computer with a full RAW processor/editor. I see this as a tool to have a look at your chosen images in the field and then adjust them to see if you have what you need. Maybe you You've taken 200 shots and you scan through them and pick your best ten to work on with this App on your tablet. Then, when you get back, you copy over the sidecar files from those images and the RAW files and do final tweaking on your desktop/laptop with Lightroom. But this is speculation on my part, as I haven't tried it yet.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2014 at 23:35 UTC
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Jeff Peterman: First, as others have said, don't forget OTG. I've been using an OTG adapter cable to connect a card reader (CF or SD) to Android devices or years and then copying over RAW files and using "CR2Thumbnailer" to view the RAW images and export JPGs. But that App doesn't give options for improving the image, so the extra features of this new APP look good. However, one key question: does it generate Lightroom-compatible sidecar files with the edit information so that I can transfer the RAW file and its sidecar file to my PC and view/improve the changes there?

OK, if at least some will transfer, including ratings, that could be useful. This would allow for quick basic processing on the tablet (enough to get a good idea of the image), plus adding tags for the location, etc., and then the detailed work could be done in Lightroom once the files are copied to a PC.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2014 at 22:35 UTC

First, as others have said, don't forget OTG. I've been using an OTG adapter cable to connect a card reader (CF or SD) to Android devices or years and then copying over RAW files and using "CR2Thumbnailer" to view the RAW images and export JPGs. But that App doesn't give options for improving the image, so the extra features of this new APP look good. However, one key question: does it generate Lightroom-compatible sidecar files with the edit information so that I can transfer the RAW file and its sidecar file to my PC and view/improve the changes there?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2014 at 21:34 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On Canon Korea teases new camera, EOS M2 or SL1/100D? article (257 comments in total)

It could be that they just threw a cloth over an SL1 to take the shot as an illustration and it has nothing to do with the actual camera that will be announced. I would not put much importance on this image.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 18:52 UTC as 121st comment | 2 replies

If I was going to do this, I'd attach some handle to the top so that there was less risk of dropping it in, I'd attach a rink of Styrofoam around the top edge on the outside so that it would be certain to float fairly high if I did drop it, and I'd cover the top with plastic to protect from splashes. Then I'd not use it anyway as it wouldn't be worth the risk, except with an old body/lens.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2013 at 14:54 UTC as 37th comment

Why isn't there an easy to click on link that takes us to the original site? (Or if there is, where is it?)

As for the lake being a "lake of blood" - if so, what about the green lake? I'm pretty certain that the water color is simply from minerals in the water, not "animal products".

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 16:23 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
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Joe Talks Photo Gear: great cameras in their time! Even a 1" sensor would make these both SO MUCH BETTER!

I chose the S110 over the Sony equivalent NOT just because of price: the large sensor in the Sony made it bigger AND meant that the lens couldn't go as wide.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 12:49 UTC

The change to a manual flash mechanism is a big improvement on the S camera. With my S110, there have been too many times that I've turned the camera on with my finger near the top of the flash, and this caused an error as the flash tried to pop up at startup.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 12:48 UTC as 74th comment
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RPJG: Why do I continue to read the comments on DPR, when I know it'll be full of nonsense from no-hoper negative-nancies?

Photography was more full of negatives in the film days ...
;-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 17:55 UTC
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MarcusGR: Stunning job, the "Migrant mother" especially. Technical question (for DP or anyone else): is there a way, with today's technical tools, to derive the "real" original colours of a scene from their "interpretation" by a B&W film? Or is it just a guess-work (though based on documents and historical studies) ? I suppose that if the "real" colours (in natural average daylight) of a couple objects appearing in a scene were known, all the rest might be 'derived' rather than 'guessed' ...? Of course, light and colours are one and the same thing, so nothing 'absolute' about colours can be said when light is not in the equation. Nonetheless, in natural light I think some very realistic assumptions might be done ...

The only way to get color from a B&W image is if the photographer shot the same scene with red, green, and blue filters in place (plus one with none) then the four images could be used to get a fairly good estimate of the color. Without that, most of the color information is gone. (If you know the spectral sensitivity of the film and have the negative, you'll get some based on unnaturally light/dark areas.)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 17:49 UTC
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Ed Gaillard: Oh, God, this contemptible idiot again? She had her 15 minutes already, last year when she conned Time magazine into using her crappy and historically inaccurate colorizations of some photos of Lincoln. Go away, Dullaway, you have no talent or taste.

She clearly has a lot of talent/technical skill. The fact that you don't like the way it was applied is entirely a different matter.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 17:45 UTC

From the technical perspective these are extremely well done. They don't look colorized, but appear to be color originals. I don't think they take anything away from the original iconic images but stand on their own as great images.

And the artist's name seems very appropriate (dull-away).

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 13:04 UTC as 93rd comment
On New CompactFlash card to allow RAID-style 'mirroring' article (100 comments in total)

This doesn't make any sense. With hard drive mirroring, you have a backup in case one hard drive fails. But this is a single card with a single interface, so what's the chance that one copy of the file will be good if the other is bad? Pretty slim. The most likely failure will be at the interface.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2013 at 01:06 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On Tamrac 5592 Big Wheels SpeedRoller 2X Bag Review article (44 comments in total)

I'm still looking for a good travel bag designed for frequent flyers who also want to carry camera gear. That means it should have easy-access compartments for all the normal essentials (books, tablet, water bottle), plus exterior pockets for travel documents, a place for emergency clothes (underwear, socks, etc., for when your checked luggage gets delayed) AND padded compartments for a DSLR and a couple of lenses.
These days, I make do with a general purpose travel bag and add my camera gear with the body in a neoprene pouch and each lens in it's own pouch, but that's far from ideal.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2013 at 14:05 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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Reilly Diefenbach: Or you could do the D800e and the 80-400VR and be a lot sharper for half the price :^)

That is an f4.5-f5.6 lens. So, even assuming it is as sharp (doubtful due to the longer zoom range and has optics that handle flare and distortion as well over the 200-400 range (doubtful based on comparing specifications), it is a whole stop slower at the 200-400 range. The latter is a big reason for the increase in price - shaving a stop from such a big lens is VERY expensive.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2013 at 22:56 UTC
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