Chaitanya S

Chaitanya S

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

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On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (765 comments in total)
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FlyinDoc: The A9 maybe $1500 less than the 1DX ii but when you add up the cost of the equivalent GM lenses vs their L series counterparts, it quickly becomes a more expensive proposition.

Wish Sony wouldn't charge so much for lenses, which for the most part are no sharper, lighter or more durable than the Canon equivalents. If they want to go for Canon's jugular, that would be the way to do it.

Not only lenses but their support for most part is appalling and stupidly expensive. Much rather stay with Canon/NIkon knowing in India they already have an excellent service network to cater to both pros and non pros.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 05:03 UTC
On article GoPro unveils Fusion, a 5.2K spherical VR camera (43 comments in total)

As long as it doesnt end up being another Nikon Keymission 360... software, usuability and iq are going to be things I will look for before considering between Ricoh and this Gopro.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 18:26 UTC as 21st comment
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1880 comments in total)
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Paul_B Midlands UK: When is the mk2 being released

maybe 7 days back.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 16:46 UTC
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Chaitanya S: Marketting blabber for ***kissers put together by cherrypicking data.

first of all they have just posted these results based on 1st two months of the years and when they had some crazy discount deals running on their bodies. That includes instant rebates(around 300$) and cash backs on trade in gears(upto $480). During the same period Canon/Nikon didnt have such deals (they had some instant rebates and mail in rebates but none amounting to 800$ off), so basically it looks like Sony was clearing inventory rather than seeing rise in sales.

Also in footnote:
1 The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, U.S., Detachable Lens Camera, Full Frame, Based on Dollars, Jan- Feb 2017

this is the biggest joke that DPreview has posted such a clickbait marketing blabber and when sales of just 2 months out of 12 months of year are considered.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 18:01 UTC

Marketting blabber for ***kissers put together by cherrypicking data.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 06:57 UTC as 24th comment | 8 replies
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noodle yum: Or get a camera with weather resistance (like I have an Olympus OM-D E-M5) and not looking like a dork ;p

Weather resistance doesnt equal to waterproofing. Really dumb comment.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 06:52 UTC
On article DJI launches Phantom 4 Advanced drone (66 comments in total)

Too bad drones are a bit of gray area in India else would have loved to get that 1" model for wildlife work.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 19:05 UTC as 14th comment
On article Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.10 and ACR 9.10 now available (64 comments in total)
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barrym1966: Have they fixed the lag yet? It's the slowest piece of software I have ever used

Ever since Apple discontinued their Raw editor, Lightroom has down the drain with each passing update. Now Adobe has started milking customers with new annoying subscription model. Even on high end desktops lightroom is slower than some virtualization and compilation tools that I use.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 10:04 UTC
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (396 comments in total)

no Dual SD slots, interesting downgrade.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 04:35 UTC as 123rd comment | 8 replies
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OlyPent: Nice to see Canon hasn't throw APS to the dogs.

@Olypent: thats a OM mount lens and quite old. I thought you were referring to 4/3 mount lens.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 08:33 UTC
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OlyPent: Nice to see Canon hasn't throw APS to the dogs.

Those Olympus lenses were never macro lenses. So far I think Tamron's 60mm f2 is the fastest macro albeit for crop cameras. In 180/200mm focal length Sigma 180mm f2.8 is the fastest lens. Zeiss Makro Planar are another set of f2 macro lenses though they never did shoot at 1x mag ratio. Other than these generally f2.8 to f4(f3.5 to f4 for 180/200mm macro with 1 exception) is norm for macro lenses on market as generally macro lenses are rarely shot wide open.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 19:00 UTC
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Tonkotsu Ramen: here we go!

$350 is even cheaper than I thought

Seriously I was thinking it would come around $400 mark but at 350$ its a good lens for a lot of people.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 04:17 UTC
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Satyaa: I'm done carrying any flash drives like this one. They protrude out a lot and break when bumped into something. It's outdated design for today's sleek laptops.

My 512GB SD card stays always in the laptop card socket. I also have a couple of these low profile ones that can stay plugged in, but am waiting for their 512 GB versions... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YFI1EBC/

Lexar and Sandisk both make low profile usb 3.x flash drives. Check b&h or newegg both should have it in capacities higher than 128gb.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 18:51 UTC
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orion1983: What distinguishes USB 3.1 from 3.0 ???

In old school definition it was doubling of speed from 3.0 to 3.1. But now thanks to genius marketting the definition of both usb 3.0 and 3.1 has been diluted to suck money out of customers. If its Usb 3.1 Gen1 then max transfer rate is 5Gbps while for Usb 3.1 Gen2 transfer speeds max out at 10Gbps(both theorotical maximums).

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 13:46 UTC

For its MP-E 65mm and EF 100mm f/2.8L IS macro lenses that are always in my bag and love shooting with. Those two lenses are ones I cannot think of leaving house without.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 02:51 UTC as 60th comment

No wonder super Tele lenses are expensive.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 16:17 UTC as 82nd comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (391 comments in total)

Started with Pentax ME-Super and after that went with Canon Sx10Is for digital camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 11:12 UTC as 291st comment
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (891 comments in total)

Depends on the situation, but mostly prefer a good Ovf to evf moat of the times. Only time I will evf is when shooting video else its ovf ftw.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 17:32 UTC as 278th comment | 1 reply
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Chaitanya S: That usb port on card reader is convenient feature. I wish more card readers came with that. Also since I only Sd and microSd dont really mind missing Cf slot or presence of CFast slot. Looking forward to review by cameramemoryspeed before picking one up to replace Transcend reader I currently use.

Just checked B&H and its listed for $35(apprx) and not $40 which is quite reasonable.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 19:18 UTC

That usb port on card reader is convenient feature. I wish more card readers came with that. Also since I only Sd and microSd dont really mind missing Cf slot or presence of CFast slot. Looking forward to review by cameramemoryspeed before picking one up to replace Transcend reader I currently use.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 18:48 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
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