Chaitanya S

Chaitanya S

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


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samhain: I can't lie, that's one good looking camera!

Now if only it had a 35mm lens...

Lens that is coupled with that Special edition is a 35mm f2 Summicron.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 16:14 UTC
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vFunct: Enerloops are designed to last long time without losing charge. That's their selling point.

With that higher capacity you loose the recharge cycles that non-Pro can do. Eneloop pro has rated recharge cycle of 500 while non-Pro are rated for 2000 cycles.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2018 at 18:17 UTC
On article Sigma introduces 70mm F2.8, first Art series macro (86 comments in total)
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beavertown: Still no APS-C primes in 2018 from Sig-Ron?

There are handful of primes from Sigma for Aps-C format. 1 for Slrs and 3 for Sony E mount.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 09:03 UTC
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Krich13: For this kind of a working distance the macro lens should have incorporated a built-in illumination system (a ring light or an array of LEDs around the front lens element).

4cms is the working distance for MP-E 65mm at 5x mag ratio. So yeah there should have been a mount for some lighting accessory. Diy mounting seems to be the best option as it stands right now.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 17:25 UTC
On article Canon introduces EOS Rebel T7 with updated 24MP sensor (107 comments in total)
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CaMeRa QuEsT: Ed.: I'm almost 100% sure that this T7 doesn't have Dual Pixel.

Designed to replace the existing T6, the Rebel T7 comes with an updated 24MP sensor with Dual Pixel autofocus.
Dpreview says this in 2nd sentence.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 05:22 UTC
On article Canon introduces EOS Rebel T7 with updated 24MP sensor (107 comments in total)
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CaMeRa QuEsT: Ed.: I'm almost 100% sure that this T7 doesn't have Dual Pixel.

Just read the title.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 04:54 UTC
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nhannomad: Now this is the Canon I love. If it is compatible with ST-E3-RT, instant buy from me.

I dont think its RT compatible as canon is quite explicit with rt branding.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 04:51 UTC

Mag ratio is quite good plus for the price it will be a good purchase for most photographers. Looking forward to review of this lens.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 08:50 UTC as 31st comment

Psuedo nature photographer win wildlife awards, Composites get awards and now even photojournalists staging photos its a real shame that the bar has dropped so low.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 16:37 UTC as 82nd comment
On article Sigma announces full-frame 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens (232 comments in total)

Why two UWA lenses so close to each other which dont accept filters?

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2018 at 06:19 UTC as 56th comment | 3 replies
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Johannes Zander: Just looked up the specs: Nikon F-Mount is the standard lens mount. Interesting!

There is a large selection of Nikon F mount lenses and older lenses also have mechanical aperture which further simplifies the lens mount unlike electronic lens mounts. It's quite common to find Nikon F mount on these high speed video cameras.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2018 at 07:04 UTC
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josh bailey: FUJIFILM X-A5 Key Features:


:P typo ^

And it shoots 4k using that 2Mp sensor.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 05:15 UTC
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beenthere: Stupid comparison. Why not compare to a Dell Precision 5720 All-in-One, i7 CPU, 64GB RAM and 1TB SSD for under $4k?

There is also a higher end Alienware with AMD Threadripper/Intel HEDT platform which would have been more suitable comparison but as it stands its a joke and DPreview as usual posting clickbaits.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2018 at 15:44 UTC
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Dante Birchen: It's because Sony still has the wrong mind set for a camera maker. They should make tools, not high specced gadgets.

Sony is not a camera maker they are consumer electronics company first and last. They will always make gadgets meant for drooling geeks.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 18:18 UTC
On article Canon introduces new $78K 50-1000mm cine lens (176 comments in total)
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User1192886920: Let me put the specification and price of lens in the context of its target user.
Canon built the lens for use by professional cameramen and DPs and TV sports production.
Some cameras that will go on the end of it cost more than the lens.
The lens will have a usefull life of at least 15 years.
The lens at $800-$900 per day (3 day week)
It out performs the Canon 150-600 century precision optic lens ( a reworked canon 150-600)
The lens is relatively light, it doesnt need a massive tripod and head.
Its speed is a compromise on weight.
A set of Summilux primes is $300k, a Optimo 24-290 is $90k. A HD sports zoom lens is well over $100k.
The 20x50 has already been used in stabilised aerial gimbals which themselves cost $450k.
So the $$ cost is in line with cinema industry norms,

A faster lens would be a compromise on mtf and heavier which rules out its use in gimbals and for wildlife.

So canon have got it right!


I know people who use this lens for wildlife documentaries.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2018 at 13:20 UTC

India must a tonne of people suffering from this considering India leads in selfie deaths.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2017 at 17:02 UTC as 51st comment
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Nevada Landscapes: Interesting, but it seems that a drone would be more a flexible tool.

Drones are banned in national parks and wildlife reserves and in those areas tools like this are more useful.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 15:56 UTC

That fox photo is epic, not sure which golfer had to put his/her hand in the hole to retrieve the ball.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 06:52 UTC as 21st comment
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sludge21017: So when the helium leaks out - these drives are done for.

Generally speaking helium should not leak as these drives are sealed.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 04:19 UTC
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2017 (526 comments in total)
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mujana: I don't understand those who are critizing DPreview here! Any hard proof of DPR being biased or anything like that??
If you think that's the case, then what are you doing here anyway?
I mean come on!

When you find DPreview staff moonlighting in video "reviews" by Sony paid reviewers some red flags should go off.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 16:18 UTC
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