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 article Hasselblad X1D final production sample gallery (142 comments in total)
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Paul Petersen: Looks nice, although I think this is a better tool to get out of the city with and do some big landscapes. The wild is not that far from Seattle still unlike Lalaland.

Yup its light and has a leaf shutter perfect for hiking. Contrast AF is too slow for action.
I suspect most will reside on a tripod in a studio shooting under strobes using its leaf shutter for its high speed sync and computer connected for review.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 19:17 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: Should I upgrade from my D7200? (269 comments in total)
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Paul Petersen: I think the folks would have accepted the new camera better if Nikon would have given it a two number name like say D75. This would better relate it to its primary competitor the Canon 80D. That way the D7K line could end since its days of the tweener body trying to cover two markets with one body would end. We are back to the days of the Dx00 holding the high ground of DX and the Dx0 holding the middle ground.
For my purposes this model is a better mouse trap. Yes the second card would be reassuring but I live without it until my D7200. I never lost a shot to a card issue with either my D70 or D90.
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The resolution from is a non issue since most lenses can't deliver 24MP and 20 is more than enough.
I never have owned MF Nikon lenses so the aperture feeler is useless to me. However the Power Aperture is something I could really use for video and LV shooting.
Nikon's Highlight weighted metering is a brilliant feature every model should have. Also the new meter enables face detection in the viewfinder to make the AF work better. BTW the 51pt system is very good in the 7200 already. I discovered the joy's of these features when I rented a D750.
Tilting touch screen welcome to 2014, what took so long.
Snap Bridge constant Bluetooth geo tagging shots would help so much in keeping shot locations straight.
If I can sell my 7200 for a good price I will upgrade.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 19:14 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: Should I upgrade from my D7200? (269 comments in total)

I think the folks would have accepted the new camera better if Nikon would have given it a two number name like say D75. This would better relate it to its primary competitor the Canon 80D. That way the D7K line could end since its days of the tweener body trying to cover two markets with one body would end. We are back to the days of the Dx00 holding the high ground of DX and the Dx0 holding the middle ground.
For my purposes this model is a better mouse trap. Yes the second card would be reassuring but I live without it until my D7200. I never lost a shot to a card issue with either my D70 or D90.
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Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 19:14 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On article Hasselblad X1D final production sample gallery (142 comments in total)
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Paul Petersen: Looks nice, although I think this is a better tool to get out of the city with and do some big landscapes. The wild is not that far from Seattle still unlike Lalaland.

Actually I live in Portland and travel to LA and Seattle regularly. I love So Cal. My wife is from there and my daughter goes to College in the OC. My point is there is much more awesome scenery nearby Seattle then easily reached from an office in Downtown LA. So the DPR folks ave little exclude not to take a cool tool like this to where it can really shine.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 18:19 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (537 comments in total)
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steve blow: Wearing a name D7500, should be more advance than D7200 (Nikon Logic), BUT the memory slot in D7500 is ONLY 1, compared D7200 had 2. Nikon is super moron

Chop the 2 extra zeros off and the D75 name puts it all into perspective.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 01:56 UTC
On article Hasselblad X1D final production sample gallery (142 comments in total)

Looks nice, although I think this is a better tool to get out of the city with and do some big landscapes. The wild is not that far from Seattle still unlike Lalaland.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 21:10 UTC as 23rd comment | 8 replies
On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (393 comments in total)

This is the same old argument of how much are you willing to give up to save some money. Same analogy for the D200/D80, D300/D90 except instead of being 50% savings you now only save about 40%. Is just that Nikon eliminated the choice when they tried to meed both markets with the D7000/7100/7200. Realistically the new model should be a Dx0 model, that would make more sense based on model history.
Pete

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 16:51 UTC as 79th comment
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (396 comments in total)
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pixtorial: Confused why Nikon chose to remove the second SD slot, and disappointed that the AF module gets no update. It isn't that the AF on the 7200 is bad, just that the D500 shows how much better it can be. I didn't expect D500 AF but still expected some level of improvement. Trading pixel density for an incremental improvement in high ISO ability is an ok trade for me, but for some they will be disappointed. I've been shooting NIkon DSLRs since I came to digital, but increasingly worried about their product roadmap. I see little to justify the D7500 over the D7200 unless you really need that higher FPS and maybe 1/2 stop of high ISO. Otherwise, spend the extra $500 and get the D500.

The features that make you his worthy upgrade to me are as follows.
Highlight metering is invaluable for shooting concerts.
Tilting touch screen make video and off angle work easier.
Face detecting PDAF.
Power aperture for adjustment when in live view or shooting video.
Snapbridge for geo tagging shots.
I lived without a second card until my 7200 so it's nice but not critical for me.
Pete

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 17:44 UTC

Thanks DPR staff for reminding the world why us crazy folks that own Sigma cameras mess with them, the addicting IQ their Foveon sensors deliver when used correctly with in their constraints.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 04:58 UTC as 28th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS D30 (136 comments in total)

I shot with one several times shortly before purchasing a D70 Nikon. The Nikon was so much better and 1/3 the price. Things got better fast back then, quite mind bending the progress rate. Today things are at a much more measured pace. My progression was D70 6MP/D90 12MP/D7200 24MP. I just don't see a 48MP DX body for a few years... The lenses just can't support it.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 22:28 UTC as 7th comment
On article Fujifilm X-T20 Review (356 comments in total)

I have been fascinated with the X-Tx0 camera since I first handled one at the Fuji booth at the DPR organized show in Seattle a year and a half ago.
Many of the gripes with this camera are what makes it so compelling to me. Small body with good enough viewfinder and tilting screen. The retro controls work well and the 18-55 kit lens feels like such a nice package. Did I mention it still feels "right" in my large hands. Yes a day of heavy event shooting with one would suck but I have a D7200 that excels at it and has a killer wireless flash system that Fuji is still dreaming up.
This gives a lot of the goodness of my D7200 in smaller package to carry about with me. The test gallery looks great.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 22:50 UTC as 35th comment
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X II sample gallery (108 comments in total)

Nice images but its obvious pretty quickly what you are giving up compared to shooting a APC sensor camera..... Size matters still in photography just like in film.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 22:44 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply

I don't understand why they can't harmonize on one good pro body that could replace the 810, 750 and D500 and just stuff different sensors in them for the market places. That would amortize R&D over a lot more sales like Sony has with the MK2 A7 series.
The future is coming where global shutters on sensors will make mirrorless a manufacturing no brainer, they need to launch a compatible mirrorless system to be ready for the transition.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 16:24 UTC as 79th comment | 2 replies
On article CP+ 2017: Updated Fujifilm GFX 50S sample gallery (83 comments in total)

Walk around snap shooting is hardly a good way to show off a tool as such let alone what seems to be lurking in the big RAW files it generates.
Also looking on a 13" MBP screen its really hard to see the difference from what I would have brought back from the same scenario with my D7200 and Sigma 18-35A.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 16:11 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies

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 (163 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 (163 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
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