Mayank B

Mayank B

Lives in India India
Works as a Graphic Designer, Fine Art Photographer
Joined on Feb 6, 2006


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On article Beginner's guide: shooting high-key at home (73 comments in total)

Thank you very much. What I loved most about the article is that it describes the process of making a good photograph using basic or inexpensive photographic equipment.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 07:49 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
On article Dronestagram contest winners announced (120 comments in total)

I love new photographic technology and have been upgrading my equipment periodically but would like to draw the line here, no drones for me and I don't dig photography with drones either. Am a birder or rather a bird lover (and a vegetarian if I may add), have seen House Crows being disturbed by a drone and would not like to intrude into the territory occupied by birds except perhaps with a zoom lens :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 09:10 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply

I don't see any difference in the Adobe App manager or on the CC website (after logging-in). I see older versions of only the apps I have subscribed to. Perhaps this new feature has not yet been rolled out?

Link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 15:21 UTC as 7th comment
On article Walmart sues photographer's widow over family pictures (164 comments in total)

What a sad piece of news :-(

Link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 10:15 UTC as 75th comment
On article onOne Software's Perfect Effects 8 available for free (113 comments in total)

Awesome for quick-fixing / editing mobile phone pics in Lightroom. Thank you, onOne.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 13:34 UTC as 12th comment
On article National Park Service bans drones in Yosemite (170 comments in total)

Wondering if nudist beaches will follow suit..

Link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 10:43 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
On article National Park Service bans drones in Yosemite (170 comments in total)

This should actually be 'good' news for all capable and talented photographers who love constraints, the more the constraints, the more challenging and fun the shoot is!

Link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 08:31 UTC as 68th comment | 1 reply
On article National Park Service bans drones in Yosemite (170 comments in total)

Drones attract and disturb birds, curious birds that get close to drones can get seriously injured by the fast moving rotor blades. Have seen this happening with my own eyes. This ban is welcome and hope all national parks in the world will adopt it.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 08:26 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon Coolpix P7800 real-world samples (82 comments in total)

Thank you, DPR.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2013 at 06:20 UTC as 29th comment

Just what I was waiting for... droooool... :-P

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 11:17 UTC as 63rd comment

Considering the almost candy-like compact cameras Nikon has been making for many years now, it's not surprising to learn that sales of their compact cameras have fallen. P7700 and P330 are, imho, the only (two) good Nikon compact cameras to speak of in the small sensor segment right now. Hopefully they will expand this range.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 07:56 UTC as 140th comment

Dictator Adobe has started a dialogue to make the whole thing 'appear' democratic and transparent, in the end, we know, it'll do what it wants to. We've been through this before with Adobe when it killed Freehand.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 05:46 UTC as 424th comment
On article Behind the photo: Apple's Retina MacBook Pro zebras... (28 comments in total)

Thanks for sharing!

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2012 at 13:35 UTC as 16th comment
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Review (99 comments in total)

Another compact camera review by Jeff, yaay! Hope this would become a regular feature on DPR.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2012 at 06:12 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Review (99 comments in total)
In reply to:

CameraLabTester: There is just so much limited QUALITY that one can cram into a typical
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) SENSOR that camera companies use (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung, etc)

The selling points are then waged on features, menus, bells and woots.

For a sensor size of 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm), the best balance is just 5 to 7 Mp!

But because camera companies have zombied buyers into thinking more Mps is more good, they don't DARE do a 5 or 7 Mp modern camera.

A 5 Mp or 7 Mp P&S with a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor can set outstanding standards, but they won't do this... (maybe Leica, because they think OUTSIDE the mirror box...)


Good point. I often use my 12mp compacts at the 6mp setting for better results. Most camera manufacturers provide a lower resolution setting and it does seem to boost the IQ.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2012 at 06:11 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot SX150 IS review (85 comments in total)
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Lan: You should have marked the camera *up* for using AA batteries!

Rechargeable AA batteries are much more convenient than having to carry around 80 random chargers and countless incompatible batteries with you, wherever you go.

It also beats paying £/€/$50 for yet another spare incompatible proprietary lithium battery. Of course most of us buy 3rd party batteries and pay a lot less money, but still. A nice set of low self discharge AA NiMH batteries and a charger will usually cost less than one spare proprietary battery.

AA batteries are available everywhere - by contrast a fully charged (insert your choice of random battery) is almost impossible to find anywhere...

I'd like to see manufacturers get marked down for *not* using AA's.

I've had three Canon dSLRs so far, none use the same battery. None of my other cameras do either. Every single camera on the market seems to have yet another proprietary battery type.

Actually what we really need is a lithium cell standard. Anyone?

One more vote for cameras with AA batteries; right now they are an exception but instead should be the norm.. I agree with d10694, cameras that use AA batteries should getter better review points; simply for being more 'planet friendly'.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2012 at 05:58 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot SX150 IS review (85 comments in total)

I agree with Sean Nelson below on the poor battery performance mentioned in this review. Have been using Hybrid NiMH batteries (Eneloops) in an SX130, they cost much-much less than proprietary lithium batteries and give good battery life. Never had battery issues by always keeping a spare, charged pair in the camera pouch. We need more cameras with AA batteries IMHO, the batteries are versatile (can be used across multiple devices) and are therefore more planet friendly!

Link | Posted on May 15, 2012 at 06:11 UTC as 36th comment
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot SX150 IS review (85 comments in total)

Thank you for the review! Always lovely to see a P&S review on DP Review. I'd say this is the only camera in Canon's current lineup that retains a bit of the DNA from the A6XX series; I hope Canon will revive the A6XX series of cameras sometime soon, it had (and still has) many fans!

Link | Posted on May 15, 2012 at 05:23 UTC as 37th comment
On article Pentax K-01 studio test shots published (145 comments in total)


Link | Posted on May 4, 2012 at 06:08 UTC as 13th comment

Wow, this is awesome! I am a big fan of DC Resource and it's great to see their (very consistent) reviews here on DP Review. A great collaboration, a win-win in my humble opinion :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2012 at 05:54 UTC as 48th comment
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