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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Is it just me or is Tamron doing its best to copy what has made Sigma successful ?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 03:42 UTC as 4th comment

I would like to know more about how much contrast a filter kills. That seems to be the biggest bug a boo that CPLs cause for me.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 01:58 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On article Updated: Nikon D850 sample gallery (308 comments in total)
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Kharan: DPR - good job on hiring Carey! It's really refreshing to see samples by someone who obviously loves photography and is skilled at it.
But it's unfair that not all cameras get the same treatment re: samples.

I agree Cary really know how to do it!

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 00:02 UTC
On article Video: Fujifilm X-E3 First Look (10 comments in total)

The only real omission is the lack of the tilting screen.... Then it would be about an ideal modern compact mirrorless solution. The attachable flash has a major advantage over built in in getting the flash further off axis to avoid red eye and lens shading. Besides flash is used so little today with high iso capability for general shooting.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 15:50 UTC as 7th comment

How about a DX solution.....
My Dad has a ton of slides and no time to futz with a scanner.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 20:25 UTC as 46th comment | 5 replies

Having just married my son off weddings are just pain. Same old saw people have to make a living. People always want more than they can afford. Nail your costs in advance.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 19:32 UTC as 61st comment
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (537 comments in total)

As a 7200 shooter the 7500 has some features not mentioned in summery that I think are really useful that you overlooked like the power aperture for video shooting, highlight weighted metering, face detection in OVF and touch af selection on screen. The missing features really don't matter to me. It is really what I wish the 7200 was two years ago when I upgraded from my D90.
My only disappointment is the slight loss of DR by DXO's testing.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2017 at 05:14 UTC as 22nd comment

I am finding it hard to evaluate due to all the blown highlights, or am I being critical?

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 16:36 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply

Stunning photography, true dedication to the project. On a side note as a former Midwesterner its disturbing the proliferation of bird choppers changing the landscape and scary the number of storm chasers parading in shots....

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 16:18 UTC as 28th comment

It is a sad statement that the american judicial system entertains this kind of nonsense.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 15:46 UTC as 236th comment
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NaBalam: It looks great for video, as for stills, I believe the old 70-300 is "enough".

The old one I own was awesome when I first got it on my D70. Good on my D90. Beyond 200mm on my D7200 it is just not acceptable for the camera at 100%. I am very interested. Also I look forward to how the colors look with the new generation coatings.
Pete

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 05:49 UTC
On article Ask the staff: wedding season weirdness (273 comments in total)

A couple of weeks ago I married my first son off. I shot the rehearsal and dinner party for fun.
Day of the wedding I bagged the camera and musingly watched the paid folks hustle. I have yet to see their results, will be interesting.
https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3jPFfm
Pete

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 16:52 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (734 comments in total)

Sony has delivered a new breakthrough product, but as with all new technology there are limitations that come with it. I find it constructive to dissect this issue since it is an issue that needs to be worked around. A legitimate reason whey some folks hit the roof over the special lighting conditions Sony set up for the debut to media in New York.
Yes this is a limited issue but sports shooters need to be aware before jumping into this camera since Fro's experience is very typical for professional sports shooter who could loose serious money if this comes up in a "money shot" at an event they are shooting. Costing them serious revenue.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 16:32 UTC as 64th comment | 6 replies

So much good but please enough with the gelding of features. Does it really cost that much more to add a headphone jack, faster flash sync & 1/8000th shutter? My D7200 has all that and a built in flash. Nikon's next affordable full frame will pack most of those features.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 05:31 UTC as 54th comment | 7 replies
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Paul Petersen: Great technical exercise. Dangerously political content but you cannot separate Art from Politics.
I am just sad that the Native American's are being taken advantage of by the white activists to push their cause.

Or they can bag it off the reservation like my Pawnee ancestors did and join the rest of America.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 04:14 UTC

Great technical exercise. Dangerously political content but you cannot separate Art from Politics.
I am just sad that the Native American's are being taken advantage of by the white activists to push their cause.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 19:26 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On article Shooting experience: how the Nikon D7500 won me over (196 comments in total)

I am surprised there is no mention of the addition of Highlight weighted metering? I found this to be an especially useful tool when I got to shoot with a D750 of a stage production. I really with my D7200 had it. Shooting concerts like this it would have helped a lot.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 20:53 UTC as 14th comment
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (639 comments in total)
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Paul Petersen: As a Foveonista all I can say is thanks for the absolute fair assessment of the state of X3. Although I think for someone who wants to dabble in Foveon the standard non H model is a much better value costing 400 dollars less for only 5 fewer MPx.
Too bad they have lost the DR that they had in the sensor back in the SD14 days that was one of the best things about it when it was relevant.

I have yet to pony up for a Quattro so I have no personal experience, just living through other folks experiences online. I hope pick one up someday.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 04:17 UTC

For 200 dollars more the Tokina F2.8 would be a lot more useful, especially for milkyway landscape shots at night.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 18:19 UTC as 35th comment | 3 replies
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (639 comments in total)

As a Foveonista all I can say is thanks for the absolute fair assessment of the state of X3. Although I think for someone who wants to dabble in Foveon the standard non H model is a much better value costing 400 dollars less for only 5 fewer MPx.
Too bad they have lost the DR that they had in the sensor back in the SD14 days that was one of the best things about it when it was relevant.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 17:43 UTC as 135th comment | 2 replies
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