Suhas Sudhakar Kulkarni

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DL18-50 looks nice. I may end up buying as a companion for my d7100 (which always has a tele lens attached). I miss out landscapes most of the times due to my tele lens.
Nikon is offering nice product lineup, I think. Full frame and APS-C SLR at all levels, Nikon 1 system and the 1" compacts now.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 06:54 UTC as 140th comment

This is expected, as the prices of slr lenses have not gone up much compared to other commodities. That's why when Nikon and Canon release new versions of lenses (e.g. Canon 100-400 or nikon 80-400) they price it much higher than the old versions.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 04:29 UTC as 76th comment
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Photobyrd: "21 lenses for the Nikon 1 system"?
Common Nikon, you must be dreaming. Counting each lens at least twice because they are different color. Some lenses on that list are even counted 4 times, because there are black, white, silver and AW versions... That's one way to convince potential buyers...

Well although the color may not matter to you, some people specifically ask for "white color" lens and then the shopkeeper has to search the lens with specific color. Hence a different product code for each color. Some companies do rate products differently based on colors - look at iphones with different colors.
I am surprised that there are some people who still did not notice the product classification based on color, till now!

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 04:25 UTC
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Suhas Sudhakar Kulkarni: As a one time m43 user, I feel that the lens is a bit heavy for the original promise of compact system of m43. Given the small camera bodies it seems to be challenging to balance this big lens. The price is also higher than expected.
I do not have any doubt about sharpness and focusing ability of the lens though.

@Naveed agreed the law of physics, but thats the challange that m43 needs to accept and address. E.g. Nikon has 300mm which weighs 750 grams. M43 needs to come up with alternate techology. They can do it. Look at how the live view af is advanced in both oly and panasonic. Canon nikon are struggling with it. So m43 can deliver light lenses. Its a matter of willingness to accept the challange.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 21:19 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 comments in total)

Didnt read all the responses, so this may be repeatition...
Looks like a good camera, but I think Nikon already had some half baked designs or prototypes, then they waited for Canon announcement. And tried to match. 20mp, 10 fps . But the 4K video is welcome addition and I hope focus tracking will work well. Rught now I am not financially ready to upgrade from my d7100 but eventually I will. BTW the price is 2000 and I learnt that 7d mk ii is now selling at 1149 on adorama (cosidering rebates) which leaves a huge gap between competetors. Hopefully d500 prices will come down in an year or so

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 11:47 UTC as 104th comment
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Suhas Sudhakar Kulkarni: As a one time m43 user, I feel that the lens is a bit heavy for the original promise of compact system of m43. Given the small camera bodies it seems to be challenging to balance this big lens. The price is also higher than expected.
I do not have any doubt about sharpness and focusing ability of the lens though.

@Naveed sorry mis spelled your name but can not edit now. I can see only Like button there, no Edit button

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 10:35 UTC
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Suhas Sudhakar Kulkarni: As a one time m43 user, I feel that the lens is a bit heavy for the original promise of compact system of m43. Given the small camera bodies it seems to be challenging to balance this big lens. The price is also higher than expected.
I do not have any doubt about sharpness and focusing ability of the lens though.

@vscd, agree the size advantage of m43 is gone. Thats what concerns me because I am in continious search of compact tele system. But I am sure pana / oly will get it right someday. As mentioned earlier panasonic 100-400 seems to be great with leica optics andight weight.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 10:25 UTC
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Suhas Sudhakar Kulkarni: As a one time m43 user, I feel that the lens is a bit heavy for the original promise of compact system of m43. Given the small camera bodies it seems to be challenging to balance this big lens. The price is also higher than expected.
I do not have any doubt about sharpness and focusing ability of the lens though.

Navid, 300mm lens on nikon bodies also give 600mm reach in 2x crop (which is a feature of d7100)
I am trying to make a point about compactness of the whole system. M43 did an excellent job about compactness of the bodies, but for tele lenses there is still scope of improvement. Btw the Leica panasonic 100-400 seem to be light weight for such a long zoom. I would say, olympus would better have made the 300mm lighter even if at the expense of max aparture may be f/4.5 or f/5

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 10:21 UTC

As a one time m43 user, I feel that the lens is a bit heavy for the original promise of compact system of m43. Given the small camera bodies it seems to be challenging to balance this big lens. The price is also higher than expected.
I do not have any doubt about sharpness and focusing ability of the lens though.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 09:33 UTC as 28th comment | 24 replies

Wow! I am impressed! Finally Panasonic added the long tele lens which is compact enough to keep the promise of mft. Also the price is reasonable given that its Lieca optics. Very well done!

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 23:31 UTC as 7th comment

Hey! This was my idea. Although I never published it and forgot to file a patent :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 00:35 UTC as 13th comment

300mm f4 lens, with VR and weighing just 755 grams? That's incredible! Hope we don't have Canon 'DO' lens problems repeated here.
I look forward to the lens tests with and without tele-converter.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 07:29 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies

It it lighter and cheaper than I thought (based on the past lenses). It will be interesting to see price and weight of Olympus's 300mm f4 lens (planned to release next year). Also, if this 1.4x tele converter will work with that 300mm f4 lens or not?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 07:26 UTC as 44th comment | 2 replies
On article Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 (406 comments in total)
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Bamboojled: 5DIII and 6D R.I.P

OK, got it.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 00:58 UTC
On article Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 (406 comments in total)
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Bamboojled: 5DIII and 6D R.I.P

@ HowaboutRAW
About weight, I am not confused, that's exact my point which you mentioned - both Nikon and Canon cameras use lenses. and the weight difference of 80 grams is lost when you mount lenses. The whole system is much heavier. That 80 grams may not be even 5% when you consider lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 00:34 UTC
On article Sigma announces two 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM zooms (138 comments in total)
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Suhas Sudhakar Kulkarni: Another @3 KG lens..too heavy. 1 KG heavier than Tamron.

Physics? What is that? Never heard of it. Photography? Yes!
Dude, tammy is also high end full frame telephoto. Dont measure lens capability by its weight.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 10:24 UTC
On article Sigma announces two 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM zooms (138 comments in total)

Another @3 KG lens..too heavy. 1 KG heavier than Tamron.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 06:10 UTC as 23rd comment | 7 replies
On article Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 (406 comments in total)
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Suhas Sudhakar Kulkarni: Finally, announced!

Initially I thought so too - it was unexpected. But slowly I am digesting it! Looks like a good camera - at least on paper - at a reasonable price.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 05:53 UTC
On article Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 (406 comments in total)
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Bamboojled: 5DIII and 6D R.I.P

HowaboutRAW :
OK, skip DXO if you want.
Which other benchmark says 6D high ISO performance is better than D610 / D600.
RStyga :
80 grams weight difference is significant? seriously? I hope you use your camera with lenses mounted on it.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 05:22 UTC
On article Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 (406 comments in total)
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Bamboojled: 5DIII and 6D R.I.P

RStyga : weight difference between 6D and D750 is 60 grams (both without battery). Is this significant?
Every new camera might have problems. 5D mark III did have black spot problems. Still people buy Canons.

Currently, the only advantage for 6D is price in my opinion. but D750 prices will come down soon.
Of course a canon user with a bunch of pro lenses would not be going for D750, but if you have to chose D750 looks promising at this point.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 04:53 UTC
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