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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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary article (456 comments in total)
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Brightshade: IMO 4K is a headline grabber but mostly a gimmick. I'll be buying the GH4 on day 1 for its faster sensor, sharper OLED and focus peaking. Sounds like it'll be at least 1 stop faster, if not more. The biggest plus will be the 50% faster rolling shutter. Few mention it but it's the lack of global shutter that limits the Canon DSLRs & the GH3 for pro video work, something the test video makers always miss, as they lug their tripods around on holiday. The GH3's current 70 mbps bit rate is already adequate as a B camera for Full HD acquisition for folks like the BBC, but the shutter spoils the show

I'm making 3x1hour TV docs, posting at a decent London facility and the grading and online pros there have been very impressed with the GH3's flex, depth and sharpness, (I've edited around the giveaway wobbly frames ;-). the GH4 will be even better and at an amazing price. BIG shame they didn't move the headphone output. Next steps, built in NDs! (who'll be first to do this electronically??)

gh4 is a good enough starter on 4k!!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 08:49 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary article (456 comments in total)
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SF Photo Gal: Except for my GX7, still been holding on to my old stuff:LX3, GH2, and my FZ50. I don't use the FZ50 any more tho and probably should give to someone. Don't think it's worth much on ebay.

I skipped the GH3, but I think I'll start savings up for the GH4.

Yeap old Pany cameras are gems .. I am also keeping my GH1 and not gonna sell it until it die completely and even though I got GX7 am still thinking to get hold of GH4. Other than features, IQ (Dxo result) is promising too!!

and am hoping to use it on dji S800 with GH3's gimbal!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 08:43 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (323 comments in total)
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Mike Yorkshire: Without it having an integrated viewfinder of some kind I have lost interest already.

They never learn do they?

they learned and found that tiny hole with a mirror on the name of vf is not helping anybody. So they removed it, save the cost and bulk and put a bigger brighter lens. very good trad-off imo

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 08:18 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (323 comments in total)
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raizans: If only this camera had a built-in, rangefinder-style EVF! The Sony A6000 is even shorter than the G1X, and it still manages to include an EVF.

I've got my fingers crossed that the Mark III will get it right. The multi-aspect ratio sensor and lens really hit the mark.

again, no kit lens on NEX gives as bright aperture and as useful focal length range!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 08:09 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (323 comments in total)
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saycheese1985: How can I buy this over the Panasonic GM1, regarding what the photographic results the latter can yield given its m43 sensor and the ability to adopt small fast prime or compact zoom lenses?They are in the same league regarding size, price, and functionality.
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panasonic-lumix-dmc-gm1

canon lens is brighter and got better range than the kit lens.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 08:07 UTC
On Fujifilm announces 1.4x teleconverter for X100/X100S news story (127 comments in total)
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Hugo808: Great, that'll save you taking a step closer...

gives you a better portrait perspective

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 12:41 UTC
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (442 comments in total)
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EdBov: Comparing the K5 video score with the K3 video score: DPR finds out the K5 better???????
I believe they are totally mad.......... because the video was the reason the Pentax K5 got a bad score.

it might be on par with k5 (an oldish camera) but not with latest flagships from its competitors

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 20:47 UTC
On Nikon 1 J4 sports new sensor, improved AF system, and Wi-Fi news story (206 comments in total)
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Naveed Akhtar: guys .. this is a kit lens ..
since many of you are complaining ....

just a reminder!! :))

For instance am using prime lenses on my m43 camera and never invested in any kit lens. But mostly am shooting at apertures between f4 to f6. This lens should be very good for those scenarios. landscapes, daytime shots etc.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 13:15 UTC
On Nikon 1 J4 sports new sensor, improved AF system, and Wi-Fi news story (206 comments in total)
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Naveed Akhtar: guys .. this is a kit lens ..
since many of you are complaining ....

just a reminder!! :))

Barnet, not a big deal dude!! Sony RX100 have to get that fast lens (at wide end) to make any sense.

For Nikon, I am taking the kit lens, just as a kit lens. Slow, cheap and sluggish. I will keep it just for casual day out, as its small, easy and fun. But the camera is giving you nikon mount with adapter that means, other than an pocketable camera its excellent as a second camera for Nikon professionals where they would prefer its crop factor.

Also its auto focus system and burst shooting mode are awesome. I clearly see some potential in this camera!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 13:10 UTC
On Nikon 1 J4 sports new sensor, improved AF system, and Wi-Fi news story (206 comments in total)
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fdfgdfgdgf: Very old news,good product for 5 years ago slow lens,no IBIS small sensor
i am getting sleepy from Nikon,sold the bulky DSLR

Hi jtan the point is if its reasonably priced it makes more sense than the more pro level v-series. It's cheaper, lighter, smaller and a good value for a second camera for Nikonians!!

I am not talking about how marketable it is .. or how much business it will make .. but purely .. where it's more useful!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 13:01 UTC
On Nikon 1 J4 sports new sensor, improved AF system, and Wi-Fi news story (206 comments in total)
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fdfgdfgdgf: Very old news,good product for 5 years ago slow lens,no IBIS small sensor
i am getting sleepy from Nikon,sold the bulky DSLR

it is a good camera as it is .. we have seen so many IBIS ILCs from Olympus those are problematic in smaller bodies ... so no thank you!

Small sensor? Nikon 1 system will remain CX .. look else where .. go for Fuji or Sony APSC or m43 or Fullframe Sony .. you have so many options these days ...

The main target for this camera is for Nikon pro with bigger bodies who want to get hold of a smaller pocketable body with a daytime walk-around smallish kit lens and top-notch AF system to use it with their long professional tele lenses to get the extra reach with an adapter.

or for newbies who want to move from compacts to an ILC and later get further in this with bigger lenses from other systems.

If that's not you, it is not for you. I agree it is not an ideal complete system, and probably it's not meant to be!!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 10:19 UTC
On Nikon 1 J4 sports new sensor, improved AF system, and Wi-Fi news story (206 comments in total)

guys .. this is a kit lens ..
since many of you are complaining ....

just a reminder!! :))

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 10:10 UTC as 42nd comment | 5 replies
On Nikon 1 J4 sports new sensor, improved AF system, and Wi-Fi news story (206 comments in total)
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RichRMA: It's still a glorified Coolpix, really. I can't really see the point in having interchangeable lenses on a camera like that, except for novelty purposes. Nikon and Canon; the DSLR "boom" isn't going to last forever so would it really threaten your entire existence to release at least 1 (no pun intended) serious mirror-less?

it's a kit lens .. for God's sake!!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 10:09 UTC
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yabokkie: 26mm f/14.2 equiv.

yabokkie .. come on dude!!
stop taking stress on Dof! at least on mobile phone cameras :)) no one was listening your rant on dpr and now you are also want to sell it here !!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 14:19 UTC
On Enthusiast compact camera 2013 roundup article (216 comments in total)
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minzaw: Compact=?? definition

fixed lens

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 08:51 UTC
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brycesteiner: Excellent! Good Job Olympus for adding features like this. I have to update. It makes me feel better about my purchase.

DimLS get a GX7 mate .. a full-featured cam in my opinion without any issue!!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 15:44 UTC
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wansai: i'm pretty sure a travel camera is not aimed at ppl like us. it's no point comparing stats and specs since this is for vacationers, moms, pops etc...

+ it looks good compare to other super compact travel zoom

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 13:46 UTC
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M0P03: At first glance I thought Olympus managed to create Canon G1 X Mark II competitor. m34 24-120 fixed lens semicompact. One more 1/2.3" is disappointing.

no thanks .. no need for g1x competitor ..
this camera is a good mix of feature as it is ..
take it or pass it!!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 13:43 UTC
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marc petzold: Oly should have put at least on a 1/1.7" BSI sensor, but than it would compete with the Stylus-1 i guess...sad, such a small sensor into a cute package.

camera brands nowadays should use at least a 1" sensor, we've seen onto the new samsung nx mini that it's possible to put that sensor on a very small body.

and then you would miss 24x zoom :))

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 13:41 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: If this was a Canon or Sony camera I would say that it would sell pretty well. However, it is an Olympus camera and their marketing isn’t nearly what their competitors is. This is just another run of the mill small sensor compact with an unreasonably long telephoto lens.

Sure it has some great features like the 5-axis IS, 120 FPS 720p, and Pen style design. However, its lens is just too slow at the long end. In all likelihood this won’t improve a novice users images over what they have right now.

I am still waiting for a better compact camera than the LX7 and RX100 II.

this is not an rx100 ii or lx7 competitor ..

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 13:39 UTC
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