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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Slow motion is cool but less jello is more useful. Even better would be if they could get global electronic read to work without a noise penalty, sayonara mechanical shutters.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 17:12 UTC as 4th comment
On article Nikon D5600 sample gallery (164 comments in total)
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kobakokh: still now best aps-c size zoom is Sigma 18-35/1.8. Nikon has very nice lens - 18-70/3.5-4.5 with fast AF (really fast AF), but without VR and they stopped to produce it... Then the problem of APS-C systems are the bad lenses, few really good lenses, especially in wide-angle and standard zoom ranges. But maybe for users of APS-C systems they are not necessary...

F6.3 is a step backwards and it has the pseudo AF-s motors not the EM ones. Not the same.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 20:47 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 sample gallery (164 comments in total)
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kobakokh: still now best aps-c size zoom is Sigma 18-35/1.8. Nikon has very nice lens - 18-70/3.5-4.5 with fast AF (really fast AF), but without VR and they stopped to produce it... Then the problem of APS-C systems are the bad lenses, few really good lenses, especially in wide-angle and standard zoom ranges. But maybe for users of APS-C systems they are not necessary...

Marc is right my 18-70 hit the wall with my D90 and is really constrained on my 7200. I picked up a refurbed 18-140VR and it is head and shoulders better with 2X the reach. Its not just the resolution but the colors and tone are much better. Not to really see 24mp you need to get the Sigma 18-35, what a mind blower seeing its results. Nikon needs to give an upgrade to the 70-300VR since it has hit the wall at 24MP. I dont want to shell out 2k for the plastic 80-400.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 16:59 UTC
On article Canon granted third most US patents in 2016 (145 comments in total)
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sirhawkeye64: I'm not a Canon hater, but I hope that people (consumers) do realize that this type of stuff, while it's great for Canon because it protects intellectual property, but for consumers, it adds additional costs to the product pricing.....

Canon is ina lot of other business area besides photography that account for a lot of this.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 16:21 UTC

As I surmised with the Ektachrome announcement K64 will need to be a full service deal where processing is included since nobody else will want to mess with it IMHO. Also they will need to scan it since most scanners out there can't do it correctly anyway.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 16:04 UTC as 46th comment

Kodachrome with an included mailer that returns the slides with virgin scans on a CD/DVD or download link from the web would be the bomb for me.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 21:48 UTC as 112th comment | 4 replies
On article Canon patent shows curved sensor design (106 comments in total)
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Paul Petersen: The manufacturing of such a device would be hard without changing the substrate serously. Rolling up a silicon lattice like that would be No Bueno.

I believe they used thinning but I wonder about yield. Si lattice is a flat square, kind of like making a concave shape from a piece of paper.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 06:11 UTC
On article Canon patent shows curved sensor design (106 comments in total)

The manufacturing of such a device would be hard without changing the substrate serously. Rolling up a silicon lattice like that would be No Bueno.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 18:59 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
On article Woof! Sony a6500 sample images are here (364 comments in total)

Technology marches on but Sony refuses to build a cropped Mirrorless camera with the control layout that folks that would buy it expect. Stick the tech in an A7 body and suddenly the game would change.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2016 at 16:08 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies

A lot of really good work in there! Great demo of a fantastic new lens.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 21:08 UTC as 44th comment
On article The Leica TL is an upgraded Leica T mirrorless camera (118 comments in total)

This camera gets so many things right. But the Leica premium just blows it out of the realm of practicality. The design, interface and style work so well. But take a look at what Fuji is offering and its no longer a conversation.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 21:03 UTC as 24th comment | 11 replies

They eliminated a lot of different ports again and did not learn from the MacBook experience, other than having more than one port.
If they just shipped it with an adapter that has USB 3.0 jacks, the old thunderbolt and an SD card slot everyone would be happy since their old stuff would work until the market catches up with the new tech.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 19:42 UTC as 364th comment | 1 reply

At this price why not spend another 200 USD on an XT-2 that is weather sealed, and has an amazing lens system and control layout.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 16:02 UTC as 241st comment | 5 replies
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Valis89: In what world do 1400 US dollar equal 1700 Euro?? Same story as with the 6300, all american reviewers praised it for delivering a great camera for just 999 US. In Europe: 1299. I really like Sony cameras, but no sane european should buy that

VAT?

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 15:59 UTC
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Jorginho: I seriously do not know about all brands, but for mFTs we have 25 mm f1.2, f1.4, f1.7 and f1.8 and they range from a nice price to quite expensive. So we have a choice there.
I honestly wonder a bit about Sony A6xxx etc system. Here it seems to be fully directed/geared towards FE and I think most lenses now are expensive?
Fuji? Canon seems to have almost nothing yet. Nikon1? Dead?

We can wonder: where are the mirrorless cams going? Samsung NX dead, Nikon1 almost dead, Sony NEX/A very little development...Currently only mFTs and Fuji seems to get some real development and SOny A7. That is it.

Oddly in the USA this summer and fall I have seen very few mirrorless users. The C&N DSLRs are so dominant from cheap to very nice.
Pete

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2016 at 03:16 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS 5D (226 comments in total)
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Donnie G: How about doing an article on the fake Canon made by Kodak that I believe was the inspiration for the original 5D in the first place? I've forgotten the name of the thing, but I'm pretty sure that the body was made by Cosina. Anyway, Kodak put their FF sensor in it, slapped an EF mount and Canon flash hotshoe on it and priced it at around $2800. Quite a few studios got sucker punched by Kodak with that one. :))

The body was actually made by Sigma it was the same one they used for their first digital models the SD9 & 10.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 17:41 UTC
On article 19 tips for better live music photography (109 comments in total)

Shooting in manual at bigger shows with dynamic lighting seems illogical.
Although using spot metering, -1-2 EV comp with RAW makes most sense.
Also Upper end Nikon's with highlight weighted metering is the bomb. Wish my 7200 had it.
If back in the crowd at big shows a 70-300VR works fine since their lighting is plenty good and is light enough to handle all night.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2016 at 15:06 UTC as 60th comment | 3 replies

Fully enjoyed the video! Too bad it will never get to own a set up like that.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2016 at 05:37 UTC as 22nd comment

Welcome to the 3rd world Olympics.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2016 at 05:24 UTC as 102nd comment | 5 replies

I am surprised Fuji has not been competing in the 1" premium compact market. That used to be a strong area for them.
Pete

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 17:46 UTC as 100th comment | 3 replies
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