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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On Eye-Fi Mobi Wi-Fi SD card review article (103 comments in total)

My MOBI works great, I like to shoot raw and if I get a shot I want to share online I just convert it in camera to JPG and turn on MOBI and connect and away it goes from my iPhone. That keeps the phone from getting clogged with unnecessary shots and then I can clear the card when I get back to the MacBook quickly with the built in SD card reader. As good as iPhone cameras are they are no substitute for a real camera. A added bene is it will transfer video from my D90 also.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 00:29 UTC as 5th comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2306 comments in total)
In reply to:

J Parker: Leica gets a disproportionate share of animosity that I'm still trying to figure out.

Leica introduces an $8,000 monochrome camera and many of us are outraged.
But Phase One introduces a monochrome camera that costs 5x the price ($40,000!) and the forums here are silent -- no outrage -- nothing.

It must be a Leica thing...

My auto fanatic friends look forward to the next model by Ferrari, Lamborghini, or Spyker, etc. None of them will ever buy a car that costs $500,000, but they don't whine and complain because Ferrari prices it how they choose. And these vehicles have a several month waiting list if you can get one at all. This is the same crowd that buys Leica. Exotic cars and exotic cameras are marketed to individuals who often do not have the same budget considerations as most of us. Leica has the same right to cater to this market as Ferrari does.

My auto fanatic friends don't stop enjoying their Mustangs when Ferrari puts out a new model. Enjoy the camera you have.

I suspect a lot of old film M users will go for one with the adapter to continue using their old lenses digitally and be quite happy. A lot easier to swing than coming up with the cash for an M7 or M240.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 16:39 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2306 comments in total)

Wow what a great design. A thoroughly modern Leica. Yes its really just their interpretation of CSC based on the APS-C sized sensor. This size of sensor will be the standard for years to come as far as the the size/value/performance will go. Its all about the limitations and economics of semiconductor manufacturing.
Yes the 45 mins of hand polishing is a waste, but sounds great to the more money than brains club that can pick up a system with out a thought. They will love and enjoy it and maybe get a few great pictures with it.
If you are worried about the cost or not able to justify it it, wait. I suspect by this time next year there will a couple of much more affordable unibody versions of other CSC systems with a knock off of the T's minimalist interface.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 16:35 UTC as 390th comment | 2 replies
On 1939: England in Color (part 1) article (221 comments in total)

Wow what a treasure to find. Thanks for sharing with the world!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 16:14 UTC as 105th comment
On Integrating the MacBook Air into a pro workflow article (350 comments in total)

The Air is not the bet choice as far as mobile Macs for photography. The new MacBook Pro with the retina display is slightly bigger and much more powerful and oh the beautiful screen. Price wise a loaded one is about the same as the Air.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 15:11 UTC as 76th comment
On Sigma fixes Nikon D5300 lens compatibility issues article (37 comments in total)

This is really getting old with the bullies at Nikon picking on Sigma.
It has most likely been going on for a while. The last round was a lawsuit over supposed patent infringement of image stabilization technologies. Not much ever came of it but it matched up well with the introduction of the SD1 with superior resolution to anything out there at the time. The D800 was the first to beat it.
Now Sigma has been on a tear with their "Global Vision" product line. All pretty much outperforming most lenses at greater prices. Now a new Nikon body makes all Nikon lenses malfunction. Very suspicious. Gotta love the agility of Sigma to get a fix out. It seems rather prescient of Sigma to introduce the USB adapter for their new lenses. They must have saw this coming after past skirmishes and figured Nikon would engage in these games next.
Checkmate to Yamaki-san

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 00:19 UTC as 19th comment | 5 replies
On Zeiss announces 'no compromise' Otus 55mm F1.4 article (488 comments in total)

But will it out resolve the much cheaper Sigma 35 F1.4? I know they are different focal lengths but just saying.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2013 at 10:21 UTC as 135th comment | 4 replies
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)

Where is the GPS like the 6D its full frame plastic brother has?

Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 21:41 UTC as 393rd comment

The question is how many connected devices do a person need or can afford to pay for? I think this is a solution to a problem that has already been solved with the WiFi connectivity of existing cameras to Smart Phone or Tablet app. A serious camera needs real control buttons, knobs and switches. This is a technology exercise with no real purpose.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2013 at 15:58 UTC as 18th comment
On Adobe's Fujifilm X-Trans sensor processing tested article (137 comments in total)

Thats nice how about an update to their X3F support.....

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 18:05 UTC as 33rd comment
On Photokina 2012: Nikon Stand Report article (22 comments in total)

I think this is where building DX lenses will come back to haunt Nikon since folks that bought them will resist upgrading to FF and stick with their Cropped sensors. Rather than upgrade their Camera and Lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 16:51 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies
On Just Posted: Hands-on Nikon D600 preview article (376 comments in total)

I was hoping the price would have come in within 500 dollars of the D7000 but now its over twice the current price.
WTH Sony has embedded phase detect on their 24mpFF sensor but the new Nikon does not?
It seems Nikon has been very skimpy with the features to protect the D800's position.
Looks like I will be sticking with the D90 a little longer.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 17:22 UTC as 45th comment | 4 replies
On Nikon D800 preview (1110 comments in total)

Nikon wants to charge an extra 300 dollars to forget to install the AA filter? Do you get a kiss with that?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 04:41 UTC as 407th comment | 2 replies
On Preview:sigmasd1 (56 comments in total)

Well here we are 6 months after the product shipped. 4 revisions have shipped to the firmware resolving noise and color issues. SPP is back on track(v 5.2) and now we have remote capture too.
Hopefully DPR will dust things off and update and finish the review. Let the cards fall where they lie in reality before Sigma announces what is next Jan 10th.
The SD1 is a benchmark of its own sort at an insane price point, obviously a statement more than product for advancing the market penetration of the X3 sensor.

Posted on Dec 28, 2011 at 05:58 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On Southern Paktika in the Mountains challenge (1 comment in total)

Wow what an inhospitable looking place.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2011 at 13:02 UTC as 1st comment

Looks like a Pro work horse. Especially for the Photo Journalist type. One camera to do whatever is needed.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2011 at 05:48 UTC as 170th comment
On Twilight Hour in the Canon DSLR Only challenge (4 comments in total)

That is the best light set up I have ever seen, simply amazing hope it goes commercial for you, its really that good.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2010 at 22:50 UTC as 3rd comment
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