Reg Natarajan

Reg Natarajan

Lives in Canada Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Joined on Nov 9, 2001

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On Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 test samples article (458 comments in total)
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Anfy: IMHO it holds remarkably well against the bigger sensor Sony NEX-5n even at 3200 ISO.

Re: "it holds remarkably well against the bigger sensor Sony NEX-5n"

It really should for double the price.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 20:38 UTC
On Leica includes Lightroom 4 with most camera purchases article (35 comments in total)

I don't like the idea of camera companies choosing my software for me. If I want Lightroom, I'll buy it. This way, I'm buying a copy with every camera whether I want it or not. I say this as a Lightroom owner and user, btw.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 12:48 UTC as 17th comment
On Why 'droid is the OS Samsung is looking for article (27 comments in total)
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Bruce McL: People do not want to take pictures. Getting an image into a camera is not anybody's goal. Even getting images on to a computer is not anybody's goal. The goal is to look at pictures and to share pictures. Cell phones allow people to achieve those goals, most cameras do not.

In the sense of helping people use their pictures, nearly every phone camera is far "better" than nearly every dedicated camera. Adding Android to a dedicated camera would help them catch up to cell phone cameras.

@joesiv It's entirely possible for me to agree with another person's point, and then make one of my own. :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 12:07 UTC

It's amusing to me to see how backwards so many people here are about new tech. Lim is 100% right. Unconnected devices will be meaningless. They're already meaningless to me, now. Maybe some of you find the work spent getting photos off your camera and on to Flickr (or whatever you use) to be edifying. I don't. Even today, Eye-Fi gets my photos geotagged, archived and uploaded automatically by walking in the door at home and turning on my camera. The dinosaur is dead.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 05:48 UTC as 62nd comment | 7 replies
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Marty4650: Eventually, the "gee whiz tech fad" will collapse, and people will start using pencil and paper again. Books and magazines will make a comeback.Someone will market phones with cords that have rotary dials. And phones will return to being "communication devices" rather than high class Ninetendo gameboys.

Checkbooks will replace debit cards. People might even start buying filing cabinets again... to replace their "cloud storage."

All this geek stuff will stop being trendy. It will be cool to be "old school."

It's bound to happen when people get fed up with every new electronic device requiring a $14 a month connection fee.

lol. Right, and we'll all go back to horses and buggies, AM radio and slide rules, too.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 05:07 UTC
On Why 'droid is the OS Samsung is looking for article (27 comments in total)
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Bruce McL: People do not want to take pictures. Getting an image into a camera is not anybody's goal. Even getting images on to a computer is not anybody's goal. The goal is to look at pictures and to share pictures. Cell phones allow people to achieve those goals, most cameras do not.

In the sense of helping people use their pictures, nearly every phone camera is far "better" than nearly every dedicated camera. Adding Android to a dedicated camera would help them catch up to cell phone cameras.

This is very well said. The best photos are the ones that get taken, not the ones that would've been taken if only you had lugged that giant DSLR that's collecting dust on your shelf out with you.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2012 at 11:09 UTC
On Samsung doesn't deny Android-based camera article (108 comments in total)

Despite all the naysayers, I think this is great. I've wanted a good single device to carry for ages. That means Android. Yes, I need to surf the net, and get my email, and make calls on this device. I would also like to take and share photos online with that single device. If you're willing to carry a dedicated camera everywhere, that's fine for you, but there are millions and millions of us who are not. Samsung has a huge and untapped market for this if they do it. If they don't, I hope Sony will. Both make good cameras and good Android phones.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2012 at 10:54 UTC as 28th comment
On Samsung doesn't deny Android-based camera article (108 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: What is the advantage of using such a bloated OS for camera? Are you going change the wallpaper? Use the text, calculator, alarm, navi, dictionary, weather, calendar and radio function on the camera? A smartphone takes 10~15 seconds to boot and runs on very powerful hardware that's very costly by P&S standard. Are you going to pay $600 for a smartP&S or $150 for a dumb camera?

Yes, actually, I'm going to do all those things, and more. Why is it so hard for people to understand that many of us want to carry one device around in general, not several? Yes, I'll probably always have a dedicated camera for when I want maximum IQ, but I'm not willing to carry that around all the time. Give me one device that does everything: something that I can make phone calls on, and check my email with, and surf the web with when I'm waiting at places, and take decent shots when opportunity presents, and share those shots online via 4g without any fuss. If that doesn't appeal to you, fine, but all you have to do is take a look at the 41mp Nokia comments to see that I'm not alone.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2012 at 10:49 UTC
On dpreview.com gets mobile article (110 comments in total)
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rare wolf: It worked at first, but having chosen to go back to the desktop version, now I can't return to the mobile version even if I address 'm.dpreview.com' (iOS5, Safari)

"we've placed small links at the bottom of every page to swap between the mobile and desktop versions."

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2012 at 07:13 UTC
On Lightroom 4 Review article (480 comments in total)

I love the software reviews. Please keep those coming. They're every bit as useful as camera reviews.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2012 at 05:23 UTC as 129th comment
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vlad0: I've been shooting with a smartphone for the past 15 months. I got rid of my p&s and my DSLR saw a decrease in usage and increase in dust collecting. What I realized was that my DSLR exceeds my ability/talant as a photographer, so there is no need for me to spent more money on extra gear. My Nokia N8.. well that seems to cover that aspect of me very well.. its always with me, and.. for the occasional macro/flower shot, sunset/sunrise, random night out shot, its perfectly fine. All the images in my gallery here are from the N8.. no post processing, just raw jpegs from the phone, and they don't look that bad.

Its no big deal, more and more people will catch up to that.. the 808 is just another leap towards better mobile phone photography.

That was the best comment I've read here for awhile. This thing isn't a DSLR. This doesn't make it wrong or bad. It's probably going to be a great camera phone. That has its own value. The problem isn't whatever limitations this little Nokia may have, the problem is that photographers generally take themselves far too seriously.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2012 at 13:00 UTC
On Just posted: Our Samsung NX200 in-depth review article (175 comments in total)
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King YONG: Finally NX200 review is out. Being waiting for this everyday. Reasonably fair review too. Agrees with the conclusion. Good ergonomic, good build, good UI, superb resolution, slow RAW write time, very good high ISO noise with RAW but poor noise control with jpeg.

Its a camera of compromise. Shoot RAW to get best image quality but need to be patience with write time. But given how much price has fallen since launch, its becoming good value vs cameras like Sony NEX7/NEX5n/Nikon V1/Pana GX1

@harrisoncac $789 at Broadway Camera in Vancouver. $799 at Henry's in Toronto. Both with the 18-55 kit lens.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 29, 2012 at 10:15 UTC
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Kuturgan: These cameras are dead born, because Nokia 808 outperforms them in IQ.

Not yet, although that day is coming soon. The Nokia runs Symbian which is a deal-breaker for a lot of us. When Android phones can match this quality, this whole genre of camera will probably die.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 12:23 UTC

Sony, please stop messing around and build this tech into 4G capable phones running Android. You will sell millions, including one to me.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 05:10 UTC as 14th comment

This is exactly where cameras need to go. If I can carry a slightly larger phone and get this kind of quality, I'll do it in a minute. The best camera in the world is the one you have with you, and the worst in the world is the one you left on the shelf at home. I need Android for business, though, so I'm looking for Samsung and Sony to step up.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 05:04 UTC as 100th comment | 1 reply
On Flickr poised for much-needed interface improvements article (82 comments in total)
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hindesite: I hope that they don't make any changes that break 3rd party uses of Flickr - I use it mainly because it (had) good 3rd party tools for uploading and also for viewing content - like Flickriver, and OnBlack, for example. Consequently the interface was not very important to me.

RSS feeds out to blogs were also extremely useful to me. I hope they don't break those. It also worked with Yahoo! Pipes (though that might not be around for long).

This is a great point. I don't think they'll mess with RSS but if they do, they'll lose me. Publishing my Flickr photos on my home page is one of the best things about Flickr.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2012 at 05:20 UTC
On Flickr poised for much-needed interface improvements article (82 comments in total)
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fatdeeman: I may be missing something and if so I apologise but PLEEEEASE can I BROWSE search results? You do a search, click on one of the results for a closer look and then you have to click the back button and click on the next result and so on, if I want to look at photos of a specific subject I want to sift through the photos as if I am browsing a photo stream or set, I don't want to have to keep going backwards and forwards for each result!

Click "Slideshow" when you have the results up and you can browse back and forth, looking at each photo.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2012 at 21:38 UTC
On Flickr poised for much-needed interface improvements article (82 comments in total)
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Freestyler: BLACK, for god sake let me have a BLACK BACKGROUND $@&@#$!!! How hard is it, seriously.

I agree totally. A bit more customization of our Photostreams would be simple to do and extremely welcome.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2012 at 08:45 UTC
On Flickr poised for much-needed interface improvements article (82 comments in total)

I love Flickr the way it is. I hope they improve it without messing it up. I don't want another Facebook. A few new features would be nice, though, and with Picnik closing in April, they'll need something to replace that.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2012 at 06:42 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply

After reading all the fuss, I went looking for orbs last night. I found a few. The handful of orbs in my pictures appeared from relatively intense artificial lighting which would blow highlights on most cameras. Speaking purely for myself, the orbs didn't bother me at all. If you think they ruined my pictures and that Fujifilm is the devil incarnate for having them, well, fine. I tend not to get worked up over small things.

Here's a link to my photo shoot on Flickr.

http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=x10&m=tags&w=61266278%40N00&d=taken-20120217-&ss=2&ct=0&mt=all&adv=1&z=e

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2012 at 01:16 UTC as 42nd comment | 4 replies
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