Jeff Peterman

Jeff Peterman

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

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Note that right now, if you get a new S8 phone you can order this camera from Samsung for only $50. Mine is on the way. (You don't have to use it for 360 degree shooting.)

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 13:44 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (805 comments in total)
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StevenN: I still have my Olympus XA, complete with case, and my Olympus Stylus. Both are in near-mint condition. I always had one of them with me wherever I went. Today, that task falls to my Panasonic GM5.

The XA was my go-every-where camera for a long time. I took a lot of good shots with it, and never found it too fiddly, My only complaint was the top ISO setting of 800; I used to do a lot of push-processing for night shooting at high ISO.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 22:36 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (805 comments in total)
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StevenN: I still have my Olympus XA, complete with case, and my Olympus Stylus. Both are in near-mint condition. I always had one of them with me wherever I went. Today, that task falls to my Panasonic GM5.

I may have to find my XA and look into that.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 20:32 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (805 comments in total)
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Jeff Peterman: Three classics missing from this list: The Canon A1 - the successor to the AE1, with aperture and shutter priority options, and the two smallest SLRs: something from the Olympus OM series (OM-1, 2, 3, or 4), and the Pentax ME. The Olympus cameras were relatively tiny marvels: robust, with great functionality, commonly used by professionals. I owned several versions of the OM2 (I still have an OM2P).

For novelty, I'll through in the Pentax 110 SLR, which probably is the smallest SLR ever made (I was tempted to buy the 3 lens kit)- but the "sensor" size (110 film) was too small for it to really be practical.

By the way, I bought an Olympus XA when they first came out. A great little camera that I carried everywhere for over a decade. But the seals on the back cover dried up and started cracking, so if you buy one, test it for light-tightness.

I just checked priced on the 110 camera and found this one:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pentax-Auto-110-SLR-Outfit-Case-Accessories-18-24-mm-lenses-Brand/112401042829?_trksid=p2385738.c100677.m4598&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908110712%26meid%3D1713c238850a430bb172617b673fe9a2%26pid%3D100677%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D41%26sd%3D272644980627

According to the listing, it is "medium format" and takes "medium format file." I guess this is one listing to avoid, but there are several offering kits for around $100.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 16:53 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (805 comments in total)
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zakk9: To those who would like to have the OM-1 included:
Not a good idea. I loved mine and used it for 30 years, but batteries can't be found anymore, so an adapter is needed.

One camera that should absolutely have been there though is the Nikon F3. It's a legendary camera with professional build quality, manufactured for 21 years, surviving the F4 and mostly the F5 too. Besides the Leica M3, it's the 35mm classic to have, but as opposed to he Leica, the Nikon is a bargain and can easily be found for $2-300,

If you don't need the built-in meter, the OM-1 will work fine. And it is a wonderful camera to use.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 16:47 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (805 comments in total)
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RoelHendrickx: Any camera of the Olympus OM series would be a worthy addition to this list.
I own an OM2n and it is a gem.

I bought an OM-2 (original) shortly after they became available - the first camera with TTL metering for flash, giving it a great exposure system (you could combine flash and available light for some great shots). I bought an OM-2SP when they came out, and it lasted for years - until I switched completely to digital in the early 2000s.

The OM4 was always my dream camera, but I could never afford one when I was shooting film. Now, I'm tempted to pick one up just to have it.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 16:46 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (805 comments in total)
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StevenN: I still have my Olympus XA, complete with case, and my Olympus Stylus. Both are in near-mint condition. I always had one of them with me wherever I went. Today, that task falls to my Panasonic GM5.

If you haven't touched the XA for a while, open the back and check the seals. On mine, they dried out and crumbled, making the camera worthless for taking photos.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 16:41 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (805 comments in total)
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Jeff Peterman: Three classics missing from this list: The Canon A1 - the successor to the AE1, with aperture and shutter priority options, and the two smallest SLRs: something from the Olympus OM series (OM-1, 2, 3, or 4), and the Pentax ME. The Olympus cameras were relatively tiny marvels: robust, with great functionality, commonly used by professionals. I owned several versions of the OM2 (I still have an OM2P).

For novelty, I'll through in the Pentax 110 SLR, which probably is the smallest SLR ever made (I was tempted to buy the 3 lens kit)- but the "sensor" size (110 film) was too small for it to really be practical.

By the way, I bought an Olympus XA when they first came out. A great little camera that I carried everywhere for over a decade. But the seals on the back cover dried up and started cracking, so if you buy one, test it for light-tightness.

Every now and then I pick up my OM2 with winder attached and an f1.8 50mm. It is so tiny compared to my 7D, and even small compared to my SL1.

Still, the nostalgia makes me very tempted to pick up an Olympus OM-D kit (which I don't need).

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 14:39 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (805 comments in total)
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Jeff Peterman: Three classics missing from this list: The Canon A1 - the successor to the AE1, with aperture and shutter priority options, and the two smallest SLRs: something from the Olympus OM series (OM-1, 2, 3, or 4), and the Pentax ME. The Olympus cameras were relatively tiny marvels: robust, with great functionality, commonly used by professionals. I owned several versions of the OM2 (I still have an OM2P).

For novelty, I'll through in the Pentax 110 SLR, which probably is the smallest SLR ever made (I was tempted to buy the 3 lens kit)- but the "sensor" size (110 film) was too small for it to really be practical.

By the way, I bought an Olympus XA when they first came out. A great little camera that I carried everywhere for over a decade. But the seals on the back cover dried up and started cracking, so if you buy one, test it for light-tightness.

"Through in" - I need to proof-read what I type before I post!

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 14:10 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (805 comments in total)

Three classics missing from this list: The Canon A1 - the successor to the AE1, with aperture and shutter priority options, and the two smallest SLRs: something from the Olympus OM series (OM-1, 2, 3, or 4), and the Pentax ME. The Olympus cameras were relatively tiny marvels: robust, with great functionality, commonly used by professionals. I owned several versions of the OM2 (I still have an OM2P).

For novelty, I'll through in the Pentax 110 SLR, which probably is the smallest SLR ever made (I was tempted to buy the 3 lens kit)- but the "sensor" size (110 film) was too small for it to really be practical.

By the way, I bought an Olympus XA when they first came out. A great little camera that I carried everywhere for over a decade. But the seals on the back cover dried up and started cracking, so if you buy one, test it for light-tightness.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 13:20 UTC as 348th comment | 8 replies
On article Looking back: Canon's eye-controlled focus (208 comments in total)

Many of us have a lot of nostalgia for those days. I was a dedicated Oly SLR user, with OM2 and an OM2P bodies. They were so great ergonomically (with the Winder module attached) and so tiny. But Olympus never developed a good auto focus mechanism for their film SLRs, and were very late getting into the DSLR market, so I ended up going with Canon and would not go back.

But I still miss using the

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 16:41 UTC as 87th comment
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Geekapoo: Bah, that's just a hot pixel. J/k..way cool!

Sounds familiar to me too.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 01:50 UTC

You sure that's not a hot pixel?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 01:48 UTC as 6th comment

The 10D was my first DSLR too. It was great - except for the time to show an image on the LCD after a shot. That wait was significant - and something that they fixed with the much better 20D. I still have both bodies on a shelf.

It is worth mentioning that shortly after the 10D became widely available, Canon released the much cheaper digital Rebel. Quite a few people were upset to buy the 10D and then find that they could have saved a lot of money by just waiting a few weeks.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 15:35 UTC as 56th comment | 2 replies
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ZC Lee: I have a synology 2 Bays and a qnap 6 Bays, Are there any reason to have a DroboDR?

I don't consider RAID 0 of any value for backup. It is fine for working space (where you want speed and can risk data loss - such as video editing) but not storage. One complaint about the Drobo is that it uses a proprietary storage method - this allows mixing hard drives of different capacity/speed, and therefore allows progressive increase in storage capacity. By default, the Drobo set up has one redundant drive (five 2 TB drives gives you 8 TB of usable space) - I have mine configured with two redundant drives (the five 2 TB drives giving me 6 TB of space), so I can theoretically have two drives fail without data loss. I have recovered from a single drive failure, and I have replaced all the drives, one at a time, while upgrading the capacity without data loss.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 16:47 UTC
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ZC Lee: I have a synology 2 Bays and a qnap 6 Bays, Are there any reason to have a DroboDR?

"All disks in my NAS is independent" - If all the disks are independent, then you don't have any backup. If any disk fails, you lose data. The point of a RAID is to give you protection if a hard drive fails. At the simplest level (RAID 1), you have two duplicate drives. With the more advanced methods, you get both duplication and speed improvements. The Synology I use for work has two 2 TB drives set to RAID 1, for example.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 14:35 UTC
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jim seekers: On Video mode, does the s8 have better stabilisation than the s7 and is the still and video better on the s8 than the s7.

Great imagination. But any data?

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 03:09 UTC

I love my Note 5. I was planning to upgrade to a new Note at the end of this year - but the death of the Note 7 makes unlikely. Maybe the success of the "refurbished" Note 7s will make the Note 8 a possibility.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 18:13 UTC as 25th comment
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ZC Lee: I have a synology 2 Bays and a qnap 6 Bays, Are there any reason to have a DroboDR?

No advantage to Drobo? Being able to increase storage space by swapping out a single drive is a HUGE advantage.

I have used Synology and Buffalo NAS units for work. The Buffalo ones have been terrible - any time a drive has failed, I have been unable to restore the RAID with matching replacement hard drive. So far, the Synology ones have been OK, but without the upgrade advantage, or built-in battery backup of the Drobo.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 22:25 UTC
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ZC Lee: I have a synology 2 Bays and a qnap 6 Bays, Are there any reason to have a DroboDR?

The advantage of the Drobo is the easy upgrade. If you have another brand configured with, for example, a set of 2 TB hard drives, the only way to increase the space is to copy everything off to another drive, rebuild the RAID with a complete set of new, bigger, drives, and then restore all the data. With the Drobo, you can just replace the hard drives one drive at a time, letting it rebuild the RAID with each replacement - the new drives don't have to match in capacity or speed.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 12:37 UTC
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