Naveed Akhtar

Naveed Akhtar

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a Software Engineer
Has a website at www.lightnodes.com
Joined on Dec 14, 2009

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quitomarez: So, with this adapter, my Canon 50 1.4 will be a 70 1.0, except for DOF (where it will be transformed into an 70 f2.0). Moreover, when used with Panasonic m43 cameras will maintain AF. I find it extremly interesting. Rather better use for my 50mm, than when I used it with an APSC Canon.
Yes, pricey, but it is clear than the Speed Booster designers have done a nice job. Congrats.

Quito

grapposoda .. are you arguing that speed booster is actually not a speed booster but just a focal length divider ..

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 09:02 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1210 comments in total)

What's the minimum ISO?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 21:30 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply

This really look promising to me ..
It opens many fronts .. a small concealable camera for better wild-life photography.
For drones flights .. and other risky places where you can't reach or stay too long.
Then developer's sdk can extend its capabilities beyond current limitations.
Price is also very good for this little and capable camera.
well all I can say is good luck with the project .. and I will definately buy this one over oly air or any other action or mobile-adon camera .. soon!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 21:19 UTC as 26th comment | 7 replies
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1210 comments in total)
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argumon: I really love my GX7, and this one is even better many aspects. This will be my next camera.

multi aspect is more than resolution .. it helps you get that little area farther at the corners of the lens, as a result your lens got bit wider for times when you need that extra width!!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2015 at 11:34 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1210 comments in total)
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Joe Ogiba: I am waiting for the GH5 with IBIS for my 25mm F0.95 Nokton and 75mm F1.8 Olympus ED. I think it also might have 4K 60p.

Pany dont place ibis in their flagship gh-series!

Mirfak: how do you know how good is gx8 sensor to wish for even a better one ..

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 20:45 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1210 comments in total)
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Glen K Wells: Hope this new camera has properly solved the shutter lens blur issues that affected GX7 (to a lesser degree).
Again who do they ask when they say to potential consumers "what do you want in the next GX camera?"

I cannot imagine anyone saying " Well drop the built in flash coz nobody ever uses it!!! and then don't even put one in the box to get people to buy it on top of the £1000 camera price"
Really?!?
Do they even ask people on future models or are all the designers locked up without contact to the outside world?

I have been using gx7 since its origin and never used its built in lens even once, not even to test it!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 20:43 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1210 comments in total)
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mosc: What's this camera's biggest drawback? To me it's the thought of a similarly priced APS-C version of the A7Rm2 which will focus EF-S/DX glass and match it's 4K/IBIS headline features. Sony's recent 1" sensor releases also have sensor tech that seem already well ahead of what will likely be the best m43 has to offer for years to come.

I have to say I find the ample grip, viewfinder, and especially fully articulated screen in the rangefinder layout all very close to ideal. Hard to fault panasonic of late on the physical layouts of their cameras like the LX100, G7, and GX8.

Makes me hope an LX100m2 is close behind featuring the GX8's sensor, the LX100's lens, and some other polish without matching the GX8's large $1,200 pricetag.

A7R2 is atleast 4 times more expensive .. what are you talking about mosc ..

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 20:28 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1210 comments in total)
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argumon: I really love my GX7, and this one is even better many aspects. This will be my next camera.

ditto .. i would really like to replace my gx7 with this one ..
more substantial body, 4k, better evf and focusing and will see how the sensor goes, but looks like an improvement to predecessor ..

i am still waiting for a multi aspect ratio sensor from them like they did on gh1

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 20:07 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review preview (424 comments in total)

Excellent little camera, handy, great value and capabilities
.. great review .. shutter shock is a good catch!!

also love the photo-gallery. Photos are much better this time, different photographer?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 08:38 UTC as 66th comment
On Week in Review: Sony FTW article (302 comments in total)
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Photomonkey: Sony's support of PDAF for Third party lenses hints at the potential opening up of camera platforms as a competitive position. I think they have noted the enthusiasm of customers for third party lenses that can be adapted to ML cameras. I see a future where people choose lenses and bodies independent of each other. This in turn would hopefully lead to open software for wifi and Bluetooth for even more functionality in our cameras

what really could help though is sigma/ tamron / tokina build compact E mount lenses, that can be used without expensive meta-bone adapters

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2015 at 23:40 UTC
On Week in Review: Sony FTW article (302 comments in total)
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zgmi: I think the company to watch for is Samsung, with NX1 they have launched a product better than many companies, if they keep this pace and resolve their full frame would also be something as exciting. Competition is good.... :-)

yeah am sure samy ff will be good (considering nx1 iq) but
sony already is ..

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2015 at 23:37 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 offers 4K video article (128 comments in total)
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rpkanee: What does everyone think is the possibility of Panasonic via a Firmware update to providing the 4 options/modes for 4K to Photo, in the new G7 on the GH4? Particularly great would be able to get the 60 photo buffer via 4K pre-burst and also 4k Burst s/s modes.
Also can't wait for 2017 + when 8k with 33 MB still grabs are going to apparently be part of the Panasonic offering.
Looking forward to your thoughts on the GH4 firmware update to incorporated G7 4K to Photo modes!! Robert

Pany normally give away top features easily in new bodies, except there is some hardware limitation. In this case it's processor. G7's processor is the limiting factor here imo.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2015 at 00:22 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 offers 4K video article (128 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: Very slow flash-sync speed. But never the less, seems to be a major improvement on its predecessor. Gives Oly's E-M10 a run for the money. But Panasonic cameras like Oly's leave me cold somehow.

how?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2015 at 00:20 UTC
On Lily Camera flies itself and follows its owner article (153 comments in total)
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dash2k8: I don't understand the hate for this thing. Scrolling through the comments, the majority of comments have condemned this as a tool that props egos and fuels self-esteem. Never have I seen the word "narcissist" appear so many times in one place. If you don't like this, get a Phantom and your problems are solved.

is it possible that those condemn-comments are from people .. who hate themselves for some unfortunate events?

:)

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2015 at 13:38 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Rodger Kingston article (53 comments in total)

These are all great photos Rodger, perfectly exposed and composed!
Also inspiring is the fact, that they are taken from a relatively small sensor camera. I always believe for good photography it needs (ordered in preference):
1. Good eye/ hands
2. Camera body
3. Lens/ Sensor combination
4. Post processing
Your 1,2 and 4 are so good that the overall impact balances out slightly weaker 3, quite easily.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 12:16 UTC as 32nd comment | 7 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (818 comments in total)
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yzhenkai: Personally, new Canon T6s/T6i are more practical.

@yzhenkai .. you said "personally ... "
so it's fine .. because for me, personally Canon APSC cameras makes no sense at all!!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 07:08 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (818 comments in total)
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Andreas Balko: Very interesting. Sony Alpha a7 II Review is out.
Rating is only 1% more than E-M5 II.
Also silver award, not gold.
And if you compare the two cameras raw quality of the Sony is not so much more than the Olympus, although the Sony is a full-frame camera.
And low-light performance is a little bit better than the Sony.
Very interesting.

DxO mark is a troll feeder .. stay away from it.
They just post numbers, no proof of their experiments or tests.
Here atleast you can see the DR and higher ISO results with your own eyes and decide if it's good enough for you or not!!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 07:05 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (818 comments in total)
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munro harrap: Looking at results, the camera is junk, and the formayt is junk: focus is no better than full-frame or APS-C and if you look at the samples the grain is huge on the sports shots and degrades portraits completely at 800, and here I'm talking about reworked from RAW jpegs, by Dpreview.

At lower ISOs OK, fine, but frankly when there is just so much more leeway and resolution available at the same price in other formats elsewhere, I feel that m4/3rds customers of all brands are being cheated out of their own photography, the image quality is so poor.

Thankyou to Dpreview for helping me avoid the format completely!

all formats have their pros and cons..
if you think its lower ISO is ok .. then for many of us that's good enough. also with 5 axis IBIS .. that mean you will be mostly shooting at lowest possible ISOs most of the time ..

remaining .. don't worry about 4/3 photographers too much .. we are happy with our cropped sensors (as they normally call it)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 06:59 UTC
On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (831 comments in total)
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FujLiver: "So should you expect similar image quality to what we've seen from the D750? Definitely not. For starters, they use comparable, yet different sensors and the D750's is likely newer."

"likely newer"

a review based on speculation
great :(

Yet again dpreview turns in an appalling critical review for one of the best cameras ever made (as other reviews seem to acknowledge). We will never get to the bottom of why, for example, the Olympis e-m1 with its noisy as hell sensor above ISO 400 gets gold whilst a full frame mirror less with IBIS and some of the best IQ available (eg DR) gets slammed at every opportunity. The E-M1 is a great camera BTW it's just the reviewers here hate Sony. Possibly as another comment pointed out, they don't jet dpreview to a posh location or sponsor the site ....

because it's the complete package that matters, not just the sensor size. They rated gold to em1 as a whole camera, which is very innovative at many fronts not just its sensor.

Even if you compare the sensor merits, em1's sensor is excellent for quarter size of a film and a7ii is argueably the worst for its full-frame size in its class.

Moreover, they recently gave silver to oly em5ii and gold to sony a7s.

I would say, just make your own pros and cons and score and rate cameras against your personal requirements, instead of reviewing the reviews :D

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2015 at 15:01 UTC
On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (831 comments in total)
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Mike Sandman: Sony, if you're listening out there... fix the RAW compression issue via a firmware update and I'll place my order the next day.

I think the review is on target with its complaint. They say you're a "stone's throw" from being fully equal to a FF DSLR. You'll be a hair's breadth away with lossless RAW, or perhaps an option to save as an (uncompressed) DNG.

thanks bluevellet .. my bad ..
anyways, that further strengthen my point ... m43 (oly or panny) is well supported, well build system .. for a good time ..

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2015 at 14:46 UTC
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