Chaitanya S

Chaitanya S

Lives in India Pune, India
Works as a Software Engineer
Joined on Jan 10, 2010

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tom1234567: Just got rid of Adobe LR AND PP today
I now use on1Photo Raw instead of LR,
and the new Affinity for windows released today in place of PP.

so Adobe no more monies from me,
the LR done nothing for the Fuji jpeg problems
I have the Fuji X-T2 and the D7200 and the new programs handle the files with no problems
I think a few more users will be leaving Adobe soon

Tom G

Since many have moved to On1 Raw, I want to know how well is the organisation and geotagging features? The only reason I still use Lr is for keyword tagging and Gps tagging of files. For me LR has gotten progressively worse in terms of performance and stability.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 10:58 UTC
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GaryJP: It's an update to the non CC version as well, although you don't get all the features.

Its very odd behaviour by adobe crippling non CC version. Also this version is unstable and since 6.4 all the updates have gotten steadily worse as though Adobe doesnt want to keep non CC version and would rather shove the subscription model down the users.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 10:53 UTC
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Graham Best: "In my opinion the F-Stop line of camera bags, including the Tilopa series, are by far the best on the market."

It would help the reader of the review, if the author would qualify opinions made. Why is the the reviewed bag "by far the best on the market"? Personally, I've been very pleased with Think Tank products. They've held up well for years, and should something fail, they're guaranteed for life with a free replacement (and a very good customer service department). I've been similarly pleased with LowePro products.

I'm very interested to see the author articulate what quality(s) makes the tested bag "by far" the best.

I guess accepting money under the table counts towards good write ups.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 15:48 UTC
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JEROME NOLAS: So this is how they cut them for the Photokina?

Probably, water jet cutting doesnt seem to leave behind burr seen with other methods of cutting.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 14:00 UTC
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entoman: I have back problems and I can recommend the Lowepro Flipside 400. It is very comfortable and feels much easier on the back and shoulders than some other bags loaded with a similar weight of equipment. You can't go far wrong with Lowepro (I have no connection with them, this is an honest recommendation).

I personally am a big fan of Photo Hatchback series especially the larger one. I find it perfect to carry 180mm macro attached to camera with one medium sized flash along with some random stuff like jacket, food and hydration bladder(inside the tablet compartment). Perfect for a day of shooting butterflies even in Himalayas when carrying large backpack for a day of trek is not worth the effort.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 15:06 UTC

Even if it costs half still its not free or built in so screw CrApple.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 13:42 UTC as 141st comment
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (762 comments in total)

It was Pentax ME Super for me.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 12:47 UTC as 621st comment
On article Nikon Small World 2016 winners announced (19 comments in total)

Been looking at these pics for last week, really good entries this year as well.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 11:43 UTC as 9th comment

Finally MS removed the PC from back of monitor and put inside the monitor stand. I was wondering how long it would take someone to design AIO without PC stuck to back of monitor.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 16:00 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: Game Boy Camera (70 comments in total)

Never knew gameboy had an accessory camera to plug-in. Gameboy wasnt particularly famous here in India in the first place.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 12:48 UTC as 33rd comment

I hope this lens solves focus breathing and shorter effective focal length of VR2 lens.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 06:07 UTC as 95th comment | 3 replies
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rrccad: cute.. but really nothing new.

there's been companies offering modded DSLR's for astrophotography for years now.

@Darngooddesign: rather dpreview should wake and do a better job of reporting/reviews on such niche photographic tools. Couple of astronomers I know have modified DSLRs for astrophotography for ages now.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 16:15 UTC

One of the biggest issues has been many camera makers are reluctant to adopt CFast in the first place. When it came to industrial/embedded pcs that industry quickly got rid of CF in favour of CFast. I hope when it comes to CFexpress it gets adopted quickly.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 16:10 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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LukeDuciel: Do not buy WD My Passport portable HD. Their drive circuit boards are prone to fail and, because of the design, very hard to fix.

Usual USB HD boxes use a separate circuit board to adapt USB port to the standard SATA port on hard drive itself. When the circuit fails, you can still save the drive by connecting to the hard drive via SATA directly.

Western Digital has this brilliant idea to integrate USB driving circuit and SATA port circuit. So when you open the plastic shell of My Passport drive, you see a USB port directly on the drive. When the circuit fails or even the USB port itself wears out (bad soldering etc.), your data is practically gone, even if the drive itself is healthy and strong.

It is not a problem if WD can make their circuit and port durable in use. But this is not the case, at least for me. I already have 3 failed WD My Passport in hands (all 1TB model), among which I could only rescue data from the one with a badly soldered USB port.

Its not just WD but Seagate also has been doing the same for ages. Its to save the thickness of drives.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 06:34 UTC

Was wondering how long before the consumer electronics appliances company was going to hibernate.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 01:14 UTC as 81st comment | 1 reply

wow, that top display and its operation is seriously impressive.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2016 at 16:08 UTC as 87th comment

Would like to see review of the remote, it certainly look interesting.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 16:12 UTC as 14th comment

@Alphaloki: fair enough, safety first. I shoot snakes(both venomous and non-venomous) with 100mm macro or even 60mm macro. Only snake that scares the living hell out of me is the Russell's viper and for that one I prefer to use 500mm lens.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 03:18 UTC as 6th comment
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Pitchertaker: Gee, should I get the new 30mm f/3.5 macro or stay with the 60mm f/2.8 macro I was originally going to get?

@Alphaloki: fair enough, safety first. I shoot snakes(both venomous and non-venomous) with 100mm macro or even 60mm macro. Only snake that scares the living hell out of me is the Russell's viper and for that one I prefer to use 500mm lens.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 03:15 UTC
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Pitchertaker: Gee, should I get the new 30mm f/3.5 macro or stay with the 60mm f/2.8 macro I was originally going to get?

Depends on what you want to shoot, if its butterflies and venomous snakes(depends on how well you the behaviour of animal) you need longer focal length macros(150/180/200mm). For product and flowers you can get away with shorter macros(50/60/70mm). 90/100/105mm lenses generally offer a good compromise between the longer and shorter macros.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 00:51 UTC
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