Rishi Sanyal

Rishi Sanyal

Lives in United States Seattle, WA, United States
Works as a Scientific Editor | Photographer
Has a website at www.rishi.photography
Joined on Feb 25, 2014
About me:

Although I'm a scientist by training, having recently completed my Ph.D in biophysics, photography has always been a huge passion of mine. When I saw an opportunity to meld the two at DPReview, I jumped at it... and now here I am!

Rishi Sanyal's recent activity

  • DxO sensor scores are next to useless. Unsubstantiated forum claims, on the other hand...

  • "At least the AF module is IN THE RIGHT PLACE in the Canon..."

    You know this how...?

  • Commented on Nikon D750 Review preview

    I'm a Nikon fanboy b/c I don't immediately jump to the conclusion that a company is evil b/c of factors possibly outside of its control?

    That makes me more a realist than a fanboy.

    Also, if I...

  • Commented on Nikon D750 Review preview

    "It's such a shame that we, who apparently share photography as a passion, can evince such bitterness over an innocent fault from a manufacturer."

    I couldn't have said it better.

  • Commented on Nikon D750 Review preview

    But you can't just view it 'by eye' - you view it only b/c I've positioned the cameras very precisely from shot to shot, then aligned them in Photoshop, then created a rollover for you to see the...

  • Keith Reeder- please revisit the AF write-up on the flare page. You misunderstood our point. Also, you do realize that all AF components are fit into placement with some sort of tolerance for...

  • Commented on Nikon D750 Review preview

    I think what some are missing here is how difficult it is to test for *everything*. These are such complex devices that there are often things that pop up that can almost be seen as 'emergent...

  • Commented on Nikon D750 Review preview

    No, that's not true. A lower contrast step has a lower chance of being visible. Think about the fact that real photos have actual detail in them and aren't texture-less walls.

    A step is more...

  • Commented on Nikon D750 Review preview

    Not all D750s affected by flare necessarily front-focus, as all cameras are calibrated in the factory in order to deal with issues such as AF module displacement, variations in optics positioning,...

  • Commented on Nikon D750 Review preview

    How complex were yesteryear's devices, compared to today's? How easy was it to spot a problem like this when exposing on film?

    Put another way - most people are seeing the flare by switching in to...

  • Commented on Nikon D750 Review preview

    Oooh, I'll take this one.

    1. Because film didn't resolve as much as today's high resolution sensors, and if it did, it only did so with a low response (MTF would drop off as a function of input...

  • Commented on Nikon D750 Review preview

    For whatever reason, I particularly enjoy answering this question.

    1. Because film didn't resolve as much as today's high resolution sensors, and if it did, it only did so with a low response (MTF...

  • Commented on Nikon D750 Review preview

    Glad you found it useful Average User, and thanks for speaking a lot of sense and sharing your sentiment as an actual D750 owner.

  • Commented on Nikon D750 Review preview

    No. Personally, I may casually look for it from time to time, but it's not going to become some sort of routine test at DPR. Standardizing AF and sensor tests, among other things, are much higher...

  • Commented on Nikon D750 Review preview

    "You keep saying that (probably more than a dozen times in these comments, if not more), but I haven't seen anything indicating that any of those cameras show the issue TO THE SAME EXTENT as the...

  • Commented on Nikon D750 Review preview

    Also, slight variances in AF module placement and flare don't *necessarily* have to be correlated if, for example, the light baffle were to fully do its job. So there might be a number of factors...

  • I wish coffee made me that funny. Maybe it's because I'm drinking out of a Nikon lens mug...

  • Were all the slides shot on a Nikon D750? Cuz I see flare & banding at the upper left of every slide.

  • You're one funny guy :)

  • Could it possibly be that when we favored a Canon body, it was b/c it was actually a great photographic tool, and when we favored a Nikon body, we did so b/c, again, it was a great photographic...

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