Reg Natarajan

Reg Natarajan

Lives in Canada Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Has a website at www.regnatarajan.ca
Joined on Nov 9, 2001

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On article Fujifilm X-A1 real-world and test scene samples (105 comments in total)
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LarryLatchkey: Wow, a lot of luminance noise at higher iso (studio scene)! really grainy… but that way it seems to keep considerably more low contrast details than competitors, even entry-level D-SLRs.

Olympus will be forced to lower the price of its M4/3 cameras soon, because this one comes with a nicer kit lens & (to my taste) better IQ at exactly half the price of an E-M5 or an E-P5! Even the E-PL5 is more expensive.

Plus, I actually find the A1 feels more comfortable in your hand than the Olympuses. (is that the correct plural of Olympus? ^^ )

Don't listen to him. Olympuses was correct. The apostrophe is only used for possessives or contractions, neither of which applies here. For plural, add "es" as you did. The variant of "than those from Olympus" was also correct.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2013 at 14:11 UTC
On Connect post The FAA just made air travel a lot more fun for photographers (15 comments in total)
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qaz111111: No one has ever said anything when I was taking photos during any segment of a flight; including take offs and landings.

Me either, and I've done it many times. Tough to get decent pics through those thick windows, though.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 06:34 UTC
On article Another Hasselblad rebadge or Photoshopped hoax? (184 comments in total)
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coudet: I called it 2 months ago. ;)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52003260

Good call, coudet!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 19:40 UTC
On Connect post First look: Sony QX10 and QX100 mobile cameras (45 comments in total)
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zodiacfml: After looking mostly at the comments, I think I'm the only excited with this. I'm only excited if this will eventually contain an EVF/LCD to allow composition. This will become my ultimate carry always camera, even for travel photography.

If you want with an LCD, it's called the RX100.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 20:08 UTC
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CarVac: They just need to make a nice DSLR with real ergonomics.

Fuji's X-series is nice, but I really crave the look of a big, bright, MF SLR viewfinder (fully silvered mirror) with a true matte, along with the refined ergonomics, build quality, and compact size of something like the Contax 139.

I loved the Contax G series, but the fact that Kyocera shuttered the Contax brand should tell us something about the viability of that product line.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2013 at 17:38 UTC
On article OMG Life Autographer Quick Review (123 comments in total)

This thing takes narcissism to a new level.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 16:14 UTC as 67th comment | 5 replies
On Connect post Hands-on with Eye-Fi Mobi (43 comments in total)

I don't get it. For years, now, you plop in a regular Eye-Fi card, shoot, and with zero extra steps, your stuff (including RAW if you care about that) is on Dropbox and/or Flickr, ready to be edited on your phone, tablet or computer. This new Mobi card helps in situations where you're not connected and feel a desperate need to edit your photos before you are connected. That's all. I'll stick to my normal Eye-Fi cards.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2013 at 06:03 UTC as 23rd comment
On Connect post Hands-on with Eye-Fi Mobi (43 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: That's why camera with wi-fi is a great idea. Save us $50 and we can use any card. Hear that Nikon, Canon, SONY, Pentax and Fuji?

To me it makes much more sense to put wifi in the card. Spend $50 once and use it in any camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2013 at 05:54 UTC
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Alternative Energy Photography: I made a small donation once to the American Red Cross to help the people who suffered the devastating Christmas tsunami.

What I got in return was a lesson in persistence. Or just punishment. It was a new and constant flow of US Postal Mail, email, and online harassment; sometimes two or three times per week in each method, asking for more money "because the need is so great!"

My guess is that the Red Cross must have data mined my bank check somehow and got a lot of information that I didn't want them to have.

After a year or so, I had just had too much of it. I called them and asked to be removed from all mailing lists. I entered my name into the national "do not call" registries. I cleared my browser cookies and sent ARC mail to my junk folder. I returned their US Mail with "Return to sender - Remove this address from your mailing list" scrawled in big black Sharpie script.

It took almost 5 years to stop the harassment. I will NEVER send money to the ARC again. Ever.

I totally agree with your point about the harassment some charities will inflict upon you if you donate. I have started to donate using PayPal only. This way, the charity does not get any information about me other than my email address, and I can usually unsubscribe to any email they later send.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2013 at 18:19 UTC
On article Adobe releases subscription-only Photoshop CC (397 comments in total)

To the loud people screaming about how Adobe sucks, you're doing your side no favours. You might want to tone it down a bit if you hope to be taken seriously.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2013 at 10:00 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply
On article Adobe releases subscription-only Photoshop CC (397 comments in total)
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Octane: It's not 'cloud based'. In fact it has nothing to do with cloud storage or cloud based computing. Adobe just calls it that way for marketing reasons as it's a cool term right now.
What it really is, that you don't get a copy of your software, instead you have to buy a subscription plan to be able to use their software. They increased the price significantly (after the initial discount) and they give you no option to choose if you want to pay for a certain update or not. To use the software you will have to continue to pay from now on until the end of the days. You don't have the option to say, OK I'm happy now I will continue with what I have for the next 2 or 3 years.

All this talk about 'cloud' is nonsense, because that's not at all what Adobe is offering. It's a forced subscription plan that is very one sides and not to the end user's advantage.

This is incorrect. You do get cloud storage with your subscription, and can save your files directly to it. It isn't cloud computing, but cloud storage is definitely part of the package. You can even sync your Adobe cloud storage with your local storage, similar to Dropbox.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 19:44 UTC
On article Adobe releases subscription-only Photoshop CC (397 comments in total)

An honest question for those of you upset with this: why not just use another product? There are plenty of imaging editors out there that will read your Photoshop files. Some of them are free and open source. Some are free and web based, although those tend not to be as powerful.

As I see it, Photoshop, like any premium product, has the right to charge what it likes, how it likes. The consumer has the right to accept or reject their value proposition. I accept it, myself, and actually prefer it, but you all have choices. Why not just choose instead of going on about how awful it all is?

http://www.gimp.org/
http://www.corel.com/corel/product/index.jsp?pid=prod4900069
http://pixlr.com/editor/
http://www.sumopaint.com/app/

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 18:13 UTC as 57th comment | 2 replies
On article Adobe releases subscription-only Photoshop CC (397 comments in total)

I have a few thousand dollars in current cameras, and I've spent much more than that over the last twenty years. I'll bet most of you have, too. Why exactly are you all screaming about $20/mo like Adobe is killing your children? Take their eyes away from the viewfinder and photographers seem to lose all sense of perspective.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2013 at 10:50 UTC as 89th comment | 6 replies
On Connect post Wireless charging now for Samsung S4 (5 comments in total)
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Anepo: There is nothing conveniant to wireless charging when you have to place the phone on a device that has to be connected to a computer, how about just connecting it to a socket seeing as no matter what you have to connect wires.

The idea, of course, is that you leave the charging station plugged in permanently and just put your phone on it whenever you're at your desk (or wherever you put your charger).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2013 at 16:41 UTC
On Connect post Wireless charging now for Samsung S4 (5 comments in total)

I've been using wireless charging with my Nexus 4 for a few months, now. I'll never go back. I look forward to cameras adopting this tech. Cables are for yesterday.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2013 at 15:41 UTC as 2nd comment
On Connect post A stock Android Sony Xperia Z too? (5 comments in total)

I've only purchased Nexus phones for this exact reason. Removing this layer of manufacturer's software that I do not want or need is a huge step forward.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2013 at 15:19 UTC as 2nd comment

You know what's really telling? DP Review just posted some help wanted ads. You know what they're looking for? Writers who can take photos. This ship has sailed. Might as well get over it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2013 at 15:14 UTC as 13th comment
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Joe Ogiba: I bet the daily payroll for the 28 photographers was about $15,000 and they made the correct business decision to lay them off and switch to ( photo, video, bloggers) freelancers. I am sure the paper editions will be history soon since I have not seen anyone under 50 subscribing to one.

It was clearly a good business decision, and I doubt it will be the last of its kind. I have nothing against this guy and I wish him well in rebuilding his life. He's in a dead end profession, however, and he should look at a career change if he's smart, which he seems to be. I wouldn't be at all surprised to see other large journalism organizations make similar cuts to photographic staff in coming months. I also expect the results to be just fine for the organizations making the cuts.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2013 at 14:56 UTC
On Connect post Eye-Fi Mobi SD card sends photos to mobile devices (34 comments in total)

I'm baffled at the weird workflow many people use. Eye-Fi has (for years) been uploading my photos to Dropbox/Google-Drive/Flickr using my phone's tethering, at which point they can be edited or resent in-phone, in-tablet or on a PC.

This new feature only addresses those cases where your phone isn't connected to the net AND you desperately want to edit your photos on a mobile device before you get to somewhere there's net, although God alone knows what you'll do with those edited photos in your mobile device without net.

"Downloading digital camera photos onto mobile devices just got a lot easier"? Maybe if you don't really understand how to use tech to your advantage. Superior workflow has been available from this very company for years.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2013 at 10:39 UTC as 10th comment

I remember the Nikon vs. Canon feud from the 70s. Haven't paid much attention in recent years, but it's nice to see it still going on. It's harmless enough as long as you don't let it consume you and try to fit in some actual shooting between posting about what gear is best.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2013 at 08:51 UTC as 11th comment
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