Chaitanya S

Chaitanya S

Lives in India Pune, India
Works as a Software Engineer
Joined on Jan 10, 2010

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Chaitanya S: Finally a multi-aspect sensor from Panasonic. good looking camera.

@Menneisyys : I remember Panasonic GH2 was probably last of the micro 4/3 camera to use that multi-aspect sensor. I recall they had some issues with yield because of which they had to drop the multi-aspect in favour of conventional sensors. I really like the idea and have used it extensively on LX3.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 17:28 UTC

Finally a multi-aspect sensor from Panasonic. good looking camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:30 UTC as 42nd comment | 10 replies
On Canon announces long-awaited EOS 7D Mark II article (114 comments in total)

If I remember correctly, Canon was going to abandon the 7D name in future. Specs are really good, I would like to read how the sensor on this one performs compared to 70D. If there is a noticeable improvement I wouldn't mind getting this one over the 70D.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:30 UTC as 30th comment | 3 replies

Tamron and Sigma have stepped up the game in recent years. Eagre to see how this lens performs compared to Nikon 14-24.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 06:31 UTC as 48th comment | 3 replies
On Sigma announces two 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM zooms article (134 comments in total)

Any word on pricing or availability of the two lenses? That sports version if it performs better than Tamron and costs around 1500-1600$ mark its going to hurt sells of a lot of Nikon and Canon 80/100-400mm lens.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 05:34 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 article (405 comments in total)

How long before this camera will be replaced by Nikon?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 04:04 UTC as 90th comment | 1 reply
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Chaitanya S: Nice addition to X line up of lenses. I am still waiting for a 1:1 macro lens in 90-100mm focal length so that I can switch to Fuji X-system as a carry around camera.

here are photos shot with 100L on 7D or 6D and using 600ex-rt or 580ex II for lighting. I have a B+W Kaesemann CPL on the lens and even after claimed weather sealing the lens and acclimatising the lens to humid climate there was some moisture condensation inside the lens. Due to this every night I had to keep the lens in bag with silica gel. The only lens that was worse than the 100L was the 17-40L which was completely covered with moisture condensation(on the 1st element from filter mount) from inside and I had to use either a cell phone or 18-55 for most of trip.

Link to photo set: https://www.flickr.com/photos/chaitanyashukla/sets/72157647476634985/

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 04:14 UTC
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Chaitanya S: Nice addition to X line up of lenses. I am still waiting for a 1:1 macro lens in 90-100mm focal length so that I can switch to Fuji X-system as a carry around camera.

for me 50mm lens is too short for shooting bugs and venomous snakes. WR certainly would be useful, but from a recent experience with Canon 100mm f/2.8L in Amboli during monsoons. I don't trust "weather sealing" claimed by equipment manufacturer. I would love to give Zeiss Touit 50mm a try but they aren't easily available in India which means I will wait for someone to carry it from US for me.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 14:11 UTC
On Fujifilm offers silver X-T1 and firmware update article (140 comments in total)

comprehensive list of features/fixes provided by firmware.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 05:06 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply

Nice addition to X line up of lenses. I am still waiting for a 1:1 macro lens in 90-100mm focal length so that I can switch to Fuji X-system as a carry around camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 05:04 UTC as 34th comment | 5 replies
On Sony announces Alpha a5100 compact mirrorless camera article (106 comments in total)

Sony needs to start releasing some good lenses for mirrorless system and stop pushing so many bodies. Micro 4/3 and fuji x system have best choices of glass options right now.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 04:38 UTC as 23rd comment | 13 replies

I would love to see a similar digital back for old film SLRs.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 17:11 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon announces full-frame D810 with no OLPF article (98 comments in total)

Quite funny even a "pro" camera from Nikon cannot control more than 2 groups of speedlights. Also they dont offer a radio trigger or radio speedlights.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 05:56 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On Nikon announces full-frame D810 with no OLPF article (98 comments in total)
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brendon1000: No word on the video bitrate which is currently a Canon strong point.

If the bit rate is still 28 MBps then this camera won't be able to successfully compete with the 5D Mk III.

@Thimetik: hacking canon with 3rd party firmware doesnt void warrenty unlike Nikon who doesnt want its customers to use anything except nikon/nikkor with their ilc.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 05:53 UTC
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Linerider: Why doesn't any manufacture make lenses this range for APC sensors?
This would be a perfect range/focal length

Nikon has a pair of 18-300mm lenses in their catalogue and Tamron makes a 16-300mm lens for Aps-c format of camera. From my personal experience any superzoom lens for dslr/mirrorless are not worth any kind of money for serious work. Although from camera manufacturer's point there is a sizeable market for these kind of lenses amongst travellers and beginers.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 10:17 UTC

Skeptical about the 5-stop stabilisation. Would like to see some reviews about that claim.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 05:22 UTC as 68th comment | 5 replies
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Chaitanya S: Price 900$, dfd, 1" sensor, 4k video and usable zoom range with fast aperture. Panasonic has done done their homework before bringing this camera. This is a perfect superzoom camera that I wouldnt mind carrying along with my slr kit just for 4k video shooting.

I usually shoot macro with my SLR, and I have a tripod with me. I like to record mating and hunting behaviour of frogs, snakes, lizards and insects. Also this camera has 120fps at 1080p which means I shoot some slow motion videos. Also I can always crop video for a little extra reach.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 17:39 UTC
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AngryCorgi: I can't wait to see how this new sensor design performs. I really hope its better than the old ones in terms of SNR.

Another big question being how good the battery life is on dp2. Dp1 had a terrible battery life. I know couple of landscape photographers who are very happy with dp1 and they are excited to know how new dp2 performs.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 16:12 UTC

Price 900$, dfd, 1" sensor, 4k video and usable zoom range with fast aperture. Panasonic has done done their homework before bringing this camera. This is a perfect superzoom camera that I wouldnt mind carrying along with my slr kit just for 4k video shooting.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 05:32 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies
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samfan: 100 GB for 109 €/year. Are they ever gonna be realistic with the pricing?

You want backup? Buy an external network drive and hook it up to the router in your photographer friend's house. Encrypt it and set so only you have access. Have your friend hookup up another hard drive in your house for him to backup.

Want to be more advanced? Rent some webhousing space and put a Raspberi Pi with the hard drive there.

Cloud based storage is still expensive. Google and microsoft charge on a monthly basis. Even amazon charges similarly. Just give it couple of years and the cloud storage pricing will be more affordable.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 12:45 UTC
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