Jeff Peterman

Jeff Peterman

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

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Kit Lens Avenger: "avoid regular use for prolonged periods"

Don't have an iPhone so I guess I'm in compliance with that.

I too have an Android - but the issue is almost certainly independent of the brand and a similar risk to any phone with OIS.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2021 at 16:07 UTC

Android devices probably have the same risk due to similar mechanisms. On the other hand, it should be easy to design a mount that can absorb the vibration enough to remove it as a risk.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2021 at 16:06 UTC as 51st comment
On article Slideshow: 2021 Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards Finalists (43 comments in total)

Some great shots here.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2021 at 17:16 UTC as 14th comment
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Jeff Peterman: There is no perfect bag. Most of us have a bunch and select the one we want based on what we want to carry, how we'll be shooting, and whether on not we need to keep the bag with us and shoot from it or put it down and take what we need.

For me, it is important than any bag have lots of available pockets, including many available without lifting the flap, and I prefer bags with a "bottle holder" on the side - great when you need a bottle, but also a great place to put a lens temporarily when changing lenses. For me, the lack of that bottle holder rules out the peak, no matter how good it is otherwise.

It is a shame that Think Tank abandoned the Urban Disguise series - I love my UD 60, especially with the back pack attachments for travel.

I agree that the rain cover for the UD60 is problematic - you can't carry the bag with the cover on. So, I keep a plastic poncho in the bag - it can over the bag and me, keeping us both dry.

What I like the most about the UD60 is I can throw it on my back when travelling, when it is quite comfortable and stable and I have both hands free, but then remove the backpack straps and use it as a shoulder/shooting bag at my destination.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2021 at 22:16 UTC

There is no perfect bag. Most of us have a bunch and select the one we want based on what we want to carry, how we'll be shooting, and whether on not we need to keep the bag with us and shoot from it or put it down and take what we need.

For me, it is important than any bag have lots of available pockets, including many available without lifting the flap, and I prefer bags with a "bottle holder" on the side - great when you need a bottle, but also a great place to put a lens temporarily when changing lenses. For me, the lack of that bottle holder rules out the peak, no matter how good it is otherwise.

It is a shame that Think Tank abandoned the Urban Disguise series - I love my UD 60, especially with the back pack attachments for travel.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2021 at 17:41 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies
On article Video: 20 pieces of video gear that cost less than $20 (35 comments in total)
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Markr041: Did DPreview receive any compensation for plugging this guy's video channel? This "news item" seems like an advertisement, and the guy definitely makes money based on views and subscriptions, which are promoted here. The video too is basically an advertisement video, albeit it has information that is useful.

There are lots of equipment pushers on YouTube, many very good. Why is this one guy touted?

People don't create informative Youtube channels just for fun, they do it to at least make some money. If you want the content, accept that the person helping you with that content is getting some type of payment. Seems fair to me. If he mentions something, don't blindly buy it - take it as a suggestion that it could interest you.

If no one made money from on line content there wouldn't be much on line content.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2021 at 01:12 UTC

Maybe the camera has a cropped mode and these shots were taken in this mode.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2021 at 19:35 UTC as 84th comment | 3 replies
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DGrinb: My first digital camera was Canon S2 IS. Wow... I loved it so much. Great zoom, articulated LCD, great battery life.. what's not to like.
I still have it in working condition as a memory.

I had an S1 IS and still have the S2 IS downstairs. The S2 IS was a great concert camera - it would fit in a jacket pocket, out of site and when you shot with the relatively long lens and the EVF, the ushers wouldn't notice you.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2021 at 03:02 UTC
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Jeff Peterman: 5 of the six shots were taken with Nikon cameras, so clearly a fake site.
;-)

If I have been serious, I've have been complaining about the lack of iPhone photos, because clearly iPhones are better for serious landscape photos. They have colors and everything.
[Again, not serious.]

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2021 at 14:18 UTC

The labeling is a bit messed up in the middle - someone swimming does not count as "still life."

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2021 at 18:04 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply
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Jeff Peterman: 5 of the six shots were taken with Nikon cameras, so clearly a fake site.
;-)

Note to any who take this discussion seriously: the ;-) should have been a clue.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2021 at 17:44 UTC
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Jeff Peterman: 5 of the six shots were taken with Nikon cameras, so clearly a fake site.
;-)

And they didn't even know you need to use a wide angle (the wider the better) for a landscape shot.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2021 at 16:57 UTC

5 of the six shots were taken with Nikon cameras, so clearly a fake site.
;-)

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2021 at 16:28 UTC as 48th comment | 10 replies
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Jeff Peterman: It would be interesting to use this with extension tubes for long-distance macro shooting.

Easier to weld on the adapter and just leave it there for when needed.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2021 at 19:55 UTC
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Jeff Peterman: It would be interesting to use this with extension tubes for long-distance macro shooting.

Might be tough to find an adapter for reverse mount with that - it doesn't even have filter threads (the filters drop in near the camera).

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2021 at 18:49 UTC

It would be interesting to use this with extension tubes for long-distance macro shooting.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2021 at 17:39 UTC as 46th comment | 4 replies
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Jeff Peterman: With film, you could get 38 to 40 shots from a roll of 36. Once I was pleased to hit 40, and then 41, and then I realized what had happened when I hit 45. The leader had slipped when I loaded the roll, so my "happy accident was 40+ shots gone for ever.

Another time, I was shooting a parade, changing film rolls while walking. I dropped the roll during a film change, and was unlucky enough for it to hit the protruding part when it landed, popping off the other end of the film cannister and exposing the undeveloped roll to light. I was lucky: I grabbed it and put it in my pocket and managed to salvage about 20 of the 36 shots.

I used to swap rolls without finishing when I needed to change film speeds (no option to just change the camera ISO) and then go back to the roll later. (A few tricks involved, but fairly easy. Except one time I forgot to label a partially used roll and wound up with about 15 double exposures - mostly junk but a few were interesting!

Happily digital since 1999.

microSD cards? Those are much more fragile than SD cards or CF cards - not really meant to be removed. I've had a few of those fail when being moved between devices, but I don't use them for real photography.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2021 at 22:16 UTC
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Jeff Peterman: With film, you could get 38 to 40 shots from a roll of 36. Once I was pleased to hit 40, and then 41, and then I realized what had happened when I hit 45. The leader had slipped when I loaded the roll, so my "happy accident was 40+ shots gone for ever.

Another time, I was shooting a parade, changing film rolls while walking. I dropped the roll during a film change, and was unlucky enough for it to hit the protruding part when it landed, popping off the other end of the film cannister and exposing the undeveloped roll to light. I was lucky: I grabbed it and put it in my pocket and managed to salvage about 20 of the 36 shots.

I used to swap rolls without finishing when I needed to change film speeds (no option to just change the camera ISO) and then go back to the roll later. (A few tricks involved, but fairly easy. Except one time I forgot to label a partially used roll and wound up with about 15 double exposures - mostly junk but a few were interesting!

Happily digital since 1999.

I always carry a spare battery, and so far, in 20 years with digital, I've been lucky with memory cards/data.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2021 at 20:29 UTC

With film, you could get 38 to 40 shots from a roll of 36. Once I was pleased to hit 40, and then 41, and then I realized what had happened when I hit 45. The leader had slipped when I loaded the roll, so my "happy accident was 40+ shots gone for ever.

Another time, I was shooting a parade, changing film rolls while walking. I dropped the roll during a film change, and was unlucky enough for it to hit the protruding part when it landed, popping off the other end of the film cannister and exposing the undeveloped roll to light. I was lucky: I grabbed it and put it in my pocket and managed to salvage about 20 of the 36 shots.

I used to swap rolls without finishing when I needed to change film speeds (no option to just change the camera ISO) and then go back to the roll later. (A few tricks involved, but fairly easy. Except one time I forgot to label a partially used roll and wound up with about 15 double exposures - mostly junk but a few were interesting!

Happily digital since 1999.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2021 at 18:45 UTC as 68th comment | 5 replies

"More specifically, with film, I'm willing to take a shot, even if I know the exposure may not be ideal or the focus may be off. With digital, I'm less likely to take that same shot."

For me, the exact opposite was true in the transition from film to digital. With film, you need to be concerned about the number of shots left on the roll and the cost of processing: if you take a "why not" shot now, you may not have any shots left on the roll later - with digital, you can always delete the "bad" shots to make space for more when needed, and each shot is free.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2021 at 18:35 UTC as 70th comment | 1 reply
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