Siddharth

Siddharth

Lives in Australia Melbourne, Australia
Works as a Telecom Engineer
Joined on Mar 29, 2007

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On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (194 comments in total)
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Siddharth: At $250 it actually competes with all compacts with very limited zooms
Nikon Coolpix S800 series
Canon Powershot series (not all)
Even Sony H400 is more expensive..

This looks like a clever product strategy...

Sorry..my mistake

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 10:41 UTC
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (194 comments in total)

At $250 it actually competes with all compacts with very limited zooms
Nikon Coolpix S800 series
Canon Powershot series (not all)
Even Sony H400 is more expensive..

This looks like a clever product strategy...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 06:55 UTC as 46th comment | 8 replies
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (288 comments in total)

Apology is good Marketing too!!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 00:54 UTC as 98th comment

I would always prefer an OEM strap but a 5DM3 + 70-2002.8LIS2 gives me all kinds of aches after 30 minutes. Even the Optech strap did not work for me.

The Blackrapid strap does a good job of distributing the DSLR+ Lens weight. So far works for me.

My gripe abt it is its quite clumsy, gets tangled and the connector screw gets loose easily !!

What I don't like abt the Peak Design is
- No padding
- Looks very bad..those wide straps looks like one of those suitcase straps (that you wrap around your suitcase) you get in $2 shops..

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2014 at 02:07 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
On Nova provides off-camera flash for the iPhone post (4 comments in total)

Why not small transceivers from Pocket Wizard or Yongnuo to fire normal flashes..
Love to see multiple 600 EX RTs being fired by iPhone :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 06:07 UTC as 3rd comment
On Adobe CC Announcements: What you need to know article (163 comments in total)

Good move.. Hope they have sorted out their site security issues properly

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 00:35 UTC as 34th comment

Vertu is a brand meant for very selective people...For them its absolutely necessary carry one (something different to which ordinary people like us use) to display their status...

It can be wrapped in gold, diamonds, leather of endangered animals...it doesn't really matter...These are status symbols..only...caters to a crowd who probably don't have any interest in dpreview..

For us the newsfeed serves as good entertainment. :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 07:46 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply

Not a terrible idea.. Considering you wouldn't want to use up your data limit on watching movie etc. from cloud..
I have free 50 GB on Box but doesn't mean I stream music or movie on my iphone from it using my 3G/ 4G connection
The pricing is terribly high for a simple product like this..
Eventually going to killed by Chinese copies with better features..

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 00:22 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan article (619 comments in total)

Good news for Sony!!!.

Looks like Canon's strategy pundits feel photographers will eventually migrate to video...hence the need to develop DSLRs with better video capability only !!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 17:22 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
On Zeiss announces 'no compromise' Otus 55mm F1.4 article (507 comments in total)

Assuming I do win a lottery or a bag of $4000 falls on my head..and I buy this lens..
But how do I manual focus with my 5Dm3? Its too painful...
Hope Canon takes out 50 1.2L II

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2013 at 19:02 UTC as 51st comment | 7 replies
On Ten items you should have in your camera bag article (288 comments in total)

Latest addition to my bag
- Expodisc Whitebalance filter

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2013 at 15:55 UTC as 71st comment

I'm planning to quit my job and start up the following.. I will manufacture dummy Leicas ( precise copies that will look like a Leica but actually just a dummy )
You can flaunt them (like jewellery) with pride!!
M dummy: £1000
Vario X dummy: £ 500
Oh there will be a Hermes version copy later for £4000

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 11:02 UTC as 71st comment | 1 reply

Looks like Leica is creating brand imagery that says" Leica is not meant for photographers but only for the rich and snob. You just need to show the red dot to make every one aware you are rich and above others."
Soon die hard M photographers will be ashamed to take their cameras out in public...as they may not be taken as serious photographers..

Sony and Fuji should immediately take out range finder styled full frames to capitalise on this..

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 08:42 UTC as 82nd comment
On Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor article (757 comments in total)
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zodiacfml: i knew, it was nothing close to an M. i could smell a mile away that they would want you to get the M, if you desire the mount and/or the sensor.

Asia is price sensitive market...for the affluent class they will go for the M9 or 240..

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 16:12 UTC
On Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor article (757 comments in total)

And we complained abt a $3000 full frame 35mm f2 RX1...
Lets hope Sony releases a full frame NEX body soon..
Wonder what was the business logic behind this camera...Dpreview should cover this

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 15:48 UTC as 268th comment | 1 reply

The photographs are so well captured and as if they tell a story...
Thousands of people get laid of every day...The pictures really depict on
- Their feelings on the situation...biiternes yet the reminiscence.. their achievements in the past
- Their apprehension on how they will face the society
- Realization on the challenge ahead..

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 09:33 UTC as 29th comment
On Leica teases 'Mini M' for 11th June release article (304 comments in total)

Really feel like shifting to the M... (after trying out a friend's M9 + Summilux 35).

Summilux 35 FLE is just amazing !!

Then again for a M240 + Summilux 35 FLE, I will need to sell my entire gear of 5DM3, 24-70 2.8LII, 70-200-2.8LIS II, 85 1.2L II, 16-35 2.8L II, 600 EX and some more....

Looks like there may be a cheaper body...(or will it be)..Hope Sony & Fuji are working on a FF body..

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2013 at 18:28 UTC as 96th comment | 2 replies

Interface feels very cramped...
Still like the 500px interface..Flickr is trying very hard though ..1 TB limit is a superb deal.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2013 at 16:35 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply

All the bags are super ugly....specially the bagpack..
They need to fire their designer really..

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2013 at 04:28 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On User Review: Gura Gear Kiboko 30L Backpack article (113 comments in total)

I somehow find backpacks are very inconvenient when you need to quickly draw out or in your equipment. Also you will need to place your backpack on a firm ground before opening the same. I had purchased the Crumpler backpack thinking it would ease the weight on my shoulder but discovered it is far too difficult to walk around.
I guess it is good for trekking / climbing.
After too many permutations and combinations I have finally discovered my comfort bag i.e Retrospective 30 which houses my 5D3 and 3 L lenses and 580 EX comfortably. Yet shoulder padding of this bag is not good enough.
Still looking for better bags than this. Somebody has to come out with a magical design.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2012 at 07:43 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
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