Jeff Peterman

Jeff Peterman

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

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junk1: If only batteries from certain supplier(s) failed, that would point towards the batteries. But if all of them failed, then it's likely something else.

The rule for flying is that LOOSE batteries must be in the carry on, but that batteries connected inside a device may be packed in checked bags - this is the international rule, and what I have encountered flying in the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The primary concern is that the battery contacts could short out if the battery was in a checked bag, and that this is not an issue if the battery is installed in a device that is safely turned off.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 15:14 UTC
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GaryJP: Pity. It was a great phone and I hated having to trade it in.

I gave up on iPhones two generations ago.

I loved my Note 3, and my Note 5. I was looking forward to switching to a Note 8 at the end of this year. With all the bad press on the Note 7, there is a good chance that there won't be a Note 8.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 06:21 UTC
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junk1: If only batteries from certain supplier(s) failed, that would point towards the batteries. But if all of them failed, then it's likely something else.

If the problem is a flaw in the battery design, it wouldn't matter who made them. A design that is too intolerant of flexing, for example (which could happen from the normal heating/cooling of the battery in use) could cause a runaway current flow and lead to temperatures high enough to ignite the plastics.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 06:19 UTC
On article Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM sample gallery (131 comments in total)
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Jeff Peterman: Why would someone buy this over the 55-250 STM lens? (The extra 50mm on the long end isn't that much.)

"The new 70-300mm ... is nano usm" - are you sure? Here it only said USM. The combination of the 18-55 and 55-250 STMs is a great pair of optically very good (if slow) lenses. Throwing in a mid range prime is typically only done when the prime is needed for low light or low DOF shots, rather than being carried around in the general kit. I often travel with just the 18-55 and 55-250 lenses.

Now, if the lens is nano USM, and if someone is seriously considering FF (or has FF) then the new 70-300 would be a big deal, but for a typical APS-C shooter it could be a different matter. As I said earlier, I'd love to see a comparison between the 55-250 STM and the new lens.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 18:48 UTC
On article Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM sample gallery (131 comments in total)
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Jeff Peterman: Why would someone buy this over the 55-250 STM lens? (The extra 50mm on the long end isn't that much.)

True, full frame users don't have the option of the 55-250, but for APS-C users, is there a good reason to buy this new lens over the 55-250 STM (my STM compares very well, optically, to my 70-200 f2.8L IS mark I)?

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 17:32 UTC
On article Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM sample gallery (131 comments in total)
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mosc: I would love it if it were compared to the 70-200 f2.8 with a 1.4x at ~280mm

Or the 55-350 STM at 250mm.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 15:28 UTC
On article Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM sample gallery (131 comments in total)

Why would someone buy this over the 55-250 STM lens? (The extra 50mm on the long end isn't that much.)

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 15:27 UTC as 22nd comment | 15 replies
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justmeMN: I guess Cannon brand is the Chinese counterfeit version of the camera.

But they are a blast to use.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 20:51 UTC
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Jeff Peterman: The problem with most of this type of bag is the weight. Making it from leather and making it "flexible" adds a lot of weight. I prefer my Thinktank UD60 with backpack kit - light and flexible. But not stylish enough for a "hipster."

I don't know where you read the weights of the Switch bags, but it is not on the Web site from the company (I read the whole thing and did a search too). If it really is that light at that size then the leather must be really thin.

Plus, as others have said, their bags let you carry a small amount of camera gear, but you have to put the bag down to take gear out or put it back. I prefer my UD60.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2016 at 13:26 UTC

The problem with most of this type of bag is the weight. Making it from leather and making it "flexible" adds a lot of weight. I prefer my Thinktank UD60 with backpack kit - light and flexible. But not stylish enough for a "hipster."

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 14:48 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus E-10 (160 comments in total)
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NAwlins Contrarian: "[T]he [Olympus] D-600L ($1299) ... had ..., in a first for consumer cameras, a TTL optical viewfinder."

Wait, what? This really intrigues me. How did a through-the-lens optical viewfinder work when the camera is not an SLR or view camera? You sure that wasn't the same sort of zoom-tunnel viewfinder found on 35mm compact cameras in the 1990s and basic digital cameras (like the Canon A570 IS we had) in the mid-2000s? If not, then please explain, I'm really curious!

It was an SLR: it used a mirror to direct light to the viewfinder. However, with the Olympus cameras of that era that mirror was semi-transparent so that both the viewfinder and sensor could receive the image (at reduced brightness).

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 14:50 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus E-10 (160 comments in total)
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Jeff Peterman: I used one of these for years. Olympus argued that having a removable lens on a DSLR was a bad idea because of the risk of getting dust on the sensor. This was a problem with the early removable lens DSLRs (I remember cleaning my Canon 10D sensor a lot) - later resolved by having vibrating sensors (as in the current Olympus DSLR line, and all/most others).

The camera had two key flaws: slow/poor autofocus (long a problem with Olympus film SLRs) and terribly slow image storing. At full resolution, you could have a noticeable lab between shots - which could stretch to minutes if shooting RAW! I went from the E-10 (the last in my very long line of Olympus cameras, including an OM-2) to a 10D, and the improvements in usability were huge.

As did I - the biggest difference was the shot review delay, which was significant on the 10D and not noticeable on the 20D. Plus, the 20D could take EF-S lenses, for more/cheaper wide angle options.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 14:47 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus E-10 (160 comments in total)

I used one of these for years. Olympus argued that having a removable lens on a DSLR was a bad idea because of the risk of getting dust on the sensor. This was a problem with the early removable lens DSLRs (I remember cleaning my Canon 10D sensor a lot) - later resolved by having vibrating sensors (as in the current Olympus DSLR line, and all/most others).

The camera had two key flaws: slow/poor autofocus (long a problem with Olympus film SLRs) and terribly slow image storing. At full resolution, you could have a noticeable lab between shots - which could stretch to minutes if shooting RAW! I went from the E-10 (the last in my very long line of Olympus cameras, including an OM-2) to a 10D, and the improvements in usability were huge.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 13:41 UTC as 60th comment | 2 replies
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (708 comments in total)
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Jeff Peterman: It looks a lot like a Leica - especially with the red dot brand logo. Coincidence?

Xpro 2 may have the similar concept - but it doesn't have the little red logo on the front.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 19:00 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (708 comments in total)

It looks a lot like a Leica - especially with the red dot brand logo. Coincidence?

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 16:07 UTC as 94th comment | 10 replies
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JordanAT: They should have renamed it "The President" because that bezel is yuuuuuge!

iPad or iPad Pro? There is a big difference between those two.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 13:10 UTC
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JordanAT: They should have renamed it "The President" because that bezel is yuuuuuge!

But for the intended use, a large bezel is useful as a palm rest, so that you cover less of the image when working.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 19:06 UTC

My cat. Who else?

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 13:58 UTC as 94th comment

Just cut a round hole in a sheet of cardboard, hold it in front of a lamp, and take a photo. You'll get a bright white/yellow circle on a black background.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 22:46 UTC as 27th comment

That is a really good price for a twin lens macro. If it would work on a Canon body, I'd buy one!

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 19:49 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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