ashokvashisht

ashokvashisht

Lives in India Panchkula, Haryana, India
Works as a Business, Manufacturing
Joined on Dec 30, 2013

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keeponkeepingon: Wow more click baity every day.

Just skimming the article I had to think:

Tokyo 2020?

6000 photographers in the niches of niche markets 99% of us could care less about.

Does it even matter in the context of this "dslr is almost over" argument.

I really hope the pro grade Mirrorless both in FF and Crop Sensor come with excellent ergonomics as well a great collection of lenses. I was buying a new DSLR in 2018 but I have cancelled my plans making do with my existing DSLR's. Let's see what turns up from Nikon & Canon?

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 10:11 UTC
On article Photo story of the week: Fire and Ice (179 comments in total)

WOW ! Nature and a great photographer have come together to create a work of art !

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2017 at 09:18 UTC as 9th comment
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1147 comments in total)
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Yoonism: I wonder if a Full frame 'twin' of the D500 was in consideration. That would have been wonderful, all this performance with the stunning depth and IQ minus the cost and bulk of the D5.
And it has happened before, with the legendary D700...

Even in the context of today a 21/24 MP FF would be welcome. A D750 replacement in the body of D500 maybe ?

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 17:20 UTC
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Lassoni: Tamron does what Nikon doesn't.

Very true. Nikkor 200-500 is affordable while the Nikkor 80-400 is not. Wish Nikon had a decent 100-400 in the price range of the 200-500.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 02:47 UTC

I shoot Wildlife in India. Given the QC issues of 3rd party lenses I am not sure a 100-400 will be the best buy ? In India getting my lens changed (if it has a glitch) will be a bigger hassle than say in the US. So I am of the view that a D7200 with a Tamron (!) 70-200 f2.8 G2 with a 1.4x TC will be a better idea ? My subjects are mainly Elephants & Deer but in India we do not any open plains but thick Jungles so distances are shorter. This rig will give me range of 105 - 300 / 147 - 420 mm. Advice welcome.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 02:42 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
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ashokvashisht: Are there any differences in the new "P" and older "G" series lenses in terms of power they consume off the DSLR battery pack ? I am disappointed, however, that my not too old D5200 is not fully supported ! Neither is the D750, I understand !!! I was planning to buy the D750 soon. Looks it makes sense for me to buy FF when the D750 successor comes around.

I do only stills. Wildlife and Landscape.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 15:30 UTC
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Photo_AK: Please, DPR, try contacting Nikon about compatibility of this new NIKKOR with their D-SLR cameras, because it's very unclear!

On the US website the disclaimer says:

"Fully compatible models: D7500, D5600, D5500, D5300*, D3400, D3300*, D500 and later models

Compatible models with limited functions: D5, D810 series, Df, D750, D7200, D7100, D5200, Nikon 1 series with the FT1

Incompatible models: D4 series, D3 series, D2 series, D1 series, D800 series, D700, D610, D600, D300 series, D200, D100, D7000, D5100, D5000, D90, D80, D70 series, D3200, D3100, D3000, D60, D50, D40 series, film cameras"

Nowhere do they state, what are those "limited functions" on some of the cameras and why the others are incompatible?

Because usually what limits AF-P lenses is the lack of physical AF and VR controls/switches (menu controls only), but this lens has both?

"Some limitations" in context of D5200 would be ?

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 02:56 UTC

Are there any differences in the new "P" and older "G" series lenses in terms of power they consume off the DSLR battery pack ? I am disappointed, however, that my not too old D5200 is not fully supported ! Neither is the D750, I understand !!! I was planning to buy the D750 soon. Looks it makes sense for me to buy FF when the D750 successor comes around.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 02:41 UTC as 10th comment | 4 replies

How will the new lens compare with the Tamron 70-300 and the existing Tamron 70-300 f 4 - 5.6 ? I use a D5200 and want to use it Wildlife.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 11:23 UTC as 27th comment | 5 replies

The winner shows that the most expensive body may not be enough ! It's a D5100 with a Tamron glass. BTW, I just read Ken Rockwell not using flattering words for Tamron ! Congratulations to the winners :)

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 15:36 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon D7500: Should I upgrade from my D7200? (298 comments in total)
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Sean65: You didn't mention 'build quality' which is a significant strength in favour of the D500.

Richard it looks like D500 is so much loved that it's coming in where it's not discussed ! I am waiting for a new D750 in a D500 body !!!

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 02:40 UTC
On article First shots from new Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED (225 comments in total)

I am an amateur in the field of Landscape photography. As I struggle to improve my shots with my D5200/Nikkor 18-140mm combo and plan my future lens purchase for Landscape photo I am still not clear why a landscape photographer needs a fast lens at all. Wouldn't we be shooting somewhere in the region of f8 - f12 (about) in Landscape photography because we would be needing a large depth of field ? In this context I had chosen the Nikkor 18-35 f 3.5-4.5 FX as my landscape lens. Advice will be welcome and I plan to add a D750 (used) body in future hence my FX lens purchase.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 08:45 UTC as 37th comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon issues firmware updates for Df, D5200 and D3200 (29 comments in total)

After my firmware update in my D5200/18-140 about a week back (1.02 to 1.03) I notice that close images viz. Flowers etc and some others too do not look clear and crisp. What could the problem be ?

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 04:42 UTC as 1st comment
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TerrificShot Photography: Yes, it looks Canon made substantial improvement over the previous version II (which is an outstanding lens). Reading at the reviews posted, Canon improves the overall sharpness (especially in the corners, this was a weakness of version II), distortion and flare control.

The amazing sharpness could be the reason for the upgrade.

Now, I dont really care about the F2.8. Anyway, who shoot landscape or architecture with such aperture? :)

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Very true. When I hear about fast lenses for the landscape photographer I believe it's irelevant as such photographers will shoot between f8- 16 ? Or is fast lens a better designed and constructed pro lens and that makes it better ?

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 15:45 UTC

Wow ! It was hard work !

Link | Posted on May 13, 2017 at 09:27 UTC as 9th comment
On article Hands-on with the Sony RX10 III (306 comments in total)
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Marty4650: OK, lets put this in context.

In 2005 I paid $600 for a Panasonic FZ30. This was a nice 12X bridge camera with a pretty small sensor. The video was horrible, and the LCD was low resolution and very tiny.

But it was a great camera in it's day, but this new Sony beats it in virtually every category. Except price. Even when accounting for inflation, this camera costs a lot more than my FZ30 did. But you actually do get a lot more. The zoom range is larger, the aperture is faster, it has WIFI and NFC, the video quality is probably outstanding and it is even weather sealed.

If there is anyone left who wants a bridge camera, then this new Sony will be hard to beat.

If only it was US $ 800 !

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2016 at 13:54 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony RX10 III (306 comments in total)
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ashokvashisht: Wildlife shooters would love to see such a fixed lens camera with 100-600 zoom with a fast lens ? Is there a market for such a product ?

For me the immediate decision is (a) add a 70/300 lens (Tamron/Nikon...about US$350-450...in India) to my D5200 or buy a bridge camera (like the FZ1000...about US$760 in India) instead. This purchase will be for Wildlife....mainly large game. I use my D5200 with the kit 18-140 currently.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2016 at 05:10 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony RX10 III (306 comments in total)
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ashokvashisht: Wildlife shooters would love to see such a fixed lens camera with 100-600 zoom with a fast lens ? Is there a market for such a product ?

And the Nikon V3/J5 with a 70-300 CX would better than a Panasonic FZ1000 because of the extra reach ?

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 15:59 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony RX10 III (306 comments in total)

Wildlife shooters would love to see such a fixed lens camera with 100-600 zoom with a fast lens ? Is there a market for such a product ?

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 14:12 UTC as 28th comment | 6 replies
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Debankur Mukherjee: so it took 7 years for nikon to listen to customer needs............quiet slow.........I think they were ready to stop high end aps-c body but suddenly changed their minds..........8--)

Hope they speed up ! They do design Bullet Trains but.....

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 17:04 UTC
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