Chaitanya S

Chaitanya S

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

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JYC2: It looks like Kata backpack! What happened?

Kata was taken over by manfrotto and now its known as Manfrotto.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2015 at 10:24 UTC
On article Sigma US goes public with Black Friday lens deals (34 comments in total)

That 105mm OS macro has had that 300$ discount for a very long time now. Its nothing new, I think Sigma had overpriced that lens when it arrived and it was too close to excellent 150mm OS macro in terms of pricing.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2015 at 09:09 UTC as 7th comment
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tko: I guess no one read the article?

"Submit JPEGs rather than JPEGs created from Raw files to the news agency."

Speed, integrity, nothing changes. They accepted only JPEG before, they only accept JPEG now. The difference is, now they won't accept JPEG created from RAW!

You gotta ask--how do they know if a JPEG was created from a RAW in camera or in the computer?

Many RAW converters add their tags into exif of JPEG created. I guess using exif they might find out how the jpeg was created.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 08:09 UTC
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lacikuss: They accept crops?

Wow!

don't worry they will crop the submitted the images so as to get required perspective that suits the news well.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 04:40 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)

For the sake of Nikon lets hope the new speedlight and transmitter are radio capable. As Canon has had their Radio system for quite sometime now and they offer both high end and mid range speedlites with radio capability.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 07:33 UTC as 146th comment

trying to keep your Chinese overloards happy eh dpreview? What a waste of news for this site.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2015 at 03:07 UTC as 21st comment
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (743 comments in total)
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Chaitanya S: Battery life is a serious concern even for me. When using a DSLR with 4-5 spare batteries I can easily wander off in remote wilderness for a week or two. But with mirrorless cameras I have serious doubts as to whether I can use my camera with those 4-5 spare batteries after 3rd day of shooting in remote forests. Unless the battery life is improved to be on par with Mid level DSLRs I don't see switching over to mirrorless as a full system rather it will stay as a backup camera system for casual shooting on weekends when I dont to lug around my SLR kit.

@mathlawguy: I go in forests during monsoons to document the endangered amphibians. Also during that time frame only lens in my bag is a macro lens with extension tubes and flash so the weight issue is negligible. Currently there is a lack of good long macro lenses in mirrorless world, Fuji was supposed to release the 120mm macro this year which hasnt happened. If that lens appears then I might get rid of the GX7 and get a Fuji X camera for macro work. Also in adverse weather conditions reliability of equipment takes priority over weight. I seriously would recommend you visit western ghats during monsoons to get an idea, also don't forget to carry leech socks or you will be donating a ton of blood to forest.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2015 at 16:35 UTC
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (743 comments in total)
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Chaitanya S: Battery life is a serious concern even for me. When using a DSLR with 4-5 spare batteries I can easily wander off in remote wilderness for a week or two. But with mirrorless cameras I have serious doubts as to whether I can use my camera with those 4-5 spare batteries after 3rd day of shooting in remote forests. Unless the battery life is improved to be on par with Mid level DSLRs I don't see switching over to mirrorless as a full system rather it will stay as a backup camera system for casual shooting on weekends when I dont to lug around my SLR kit.

Solar batteries don't work during monsoons in ghats, there is hardly any sunshine for 3-4 months of year. Rest of the year I have a Goal zero charger which works great in keeping my AA cells charged to max during those long treks.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2015 at 16:04 UTC
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (743 comments in total)

Battery life is a serious concern even for me. When using a DSLR with 4-5 spare batteries I can easily wander off in remote wilderness for a week or two. But with mirrorless cameras I have serious doubts as to whether I can use my camera with those 4-5 spare batteries after 3rd day of shooting in remote forests. Unless the battery life is improved to be on par with Mid level DSLRs I don't see switching over to mirrorless as a full system rather it will stay as a backup camera system for casual shooting on weekends when I dont to lug around my SLR kit.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2015 at 15:49 UTC as 64th comment | 14 replies
On article Sony Europe introduces a68 SLT with 79-point AF module (306 comments in total)
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bogdescu: quick poll: is someone actually buying into this system??

Even in India I have seen people buying into a-system. Their sales seem to outnumber the E system here. most of the buyers are entry level users who just want a basic Slr.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 10:10 UTC

when is Fuji going to release that 120mm macro? I thought by now it would have been ready. i am eagre to see how that lens performs before getting the mirrorless camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 07:11 UTC as 54th comment
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Ruy Penalva: And the filter thread?

Sadly no filter threads, this lens has bulbous front element.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2015 at 03:37 UTC
On article JPEG Committee contemplates adding DRM to image format (186 comments in total)
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rfsIII: If it were up to me I'd add a 600-volt shock feature to jpegs that would electrocute people trying to steal images.

same here, have had a bad experience with thieves couple of years back and that was even after I had put up an ugly watermark in middle of the pic.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2015 at 04:14 UTC

This is exactly what Sony should do, take atleast 2-3years for product upgrades rather than willy nilly every couple of months. This is certainly a drool worthy camera, and the upgrades it offered over 1st gen Rx1 will definitely juatify the upgrade for anyone.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 15:26 UTC as 252nd comment | 3 replies

at 529$ that G9X looks like a good carry around camera. I might buy one as soon as it starts getting rebates and discounts.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 05:22 UTC as 74th comment
On article DxO ONE now available in 10 European countries (62 comments in total)
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JackM: Wait, there are fools in Europe too? American media had me under the impression that Europeans are so much more sophisticated.

many americans have settled in Europe.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2015 at 02:59 UTC
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Chaitanya S: I would like to see Pentax introduce a new 100mm macro with IF and SDM. This is a good addition to Pentax lineup so when their FF body is released there are good lenses to choose from.

@Simeno1: So you mean to say all the macro lenses on market extend beyond their specified length when focusing to 1:1?
Could you please enlighten me how: Canon Ef-s 60mm f/2.8, EF 100mm f/2.8, EF 100mm f/2.8L, EF 180mm f/3.5L; Nikon Micro AF-S 60mm, 85mm, 105mm, 200mm; Sigma 105mm OS, 150mm OS/non OS; 180mm OS/non OS; Tamron 60mm, 90mm VC, Tamron 180mm f/3.5; Rokinon/Samyang/Bower 100mm f/2.8; Olympus Zuiko 60mm; Panasonic Leica 45m, 30mm; Sony 30mm, FE 90mm; Samsung 60mm; Zeiss Touit 50mm; Fuji 120mm(upcoming) lenses work? or do these lenses have some kind of magic that makes them focus internally?

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 17:59 UTC

I would like to see Pentax introduce a new 100mm macro with IF and SDM. This is a good addition to Pentax lineup so when their FF body is released there are good lenses to choose from.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 02:37 UTC as 62nd comment | 2 replies
On article Sony brings uncompressed Raw to a7S II, a7R II and... (562 comments in total)

So this update is going to made available only to 2 cameras: A7S II and the A7R II. while rest of the Sony camera users are basically left in void. Even the recently released A7 II users aren't getting the update.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2015 at 05:02 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
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Everlast66: I do not understand Sony strategy here. I am not criticising this new A7SII camera and I am sure it is very welcome for a small group of people.

But a far larger group of Sony customers have been crying for couple of years now for an update to the A99, also the A6000 or NEX7 and E-mount is still lacking lenses, especially APSC format that we've not seen announced for years.

Instead we see the new-ish A7S, that's just over a year old, updated and on top of this at a ridiculous price in Europe. What are they thinking.

@Chris Gibbs: Has sony ever sold any film camera(stills) or do you remember them selling any optics related products? Cameras or optics ain't at the core of their business model. Sony is an electronics manufacturer and not a camera maker, sure currently their sensors are the best in business. The rate at which they release new cameras onto market is a sign of a electronics manufacturer and not a camera maker. These electronics manufacturers flood the market with new models every year while dropping prices of old models dramatically. (sadly micro 4/3 manufacturers are also following this trend). I would much rather see camera upgrade cycles slowed down to 3-4 years rather than willy-nilly every couple of months. Having native lenses is much more convenient than adapting glass from other systems, sure it can help save money at first but then they add to the bulk to camera bag rather than reduce it as the marketing departments like to brag in Press release.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2015 at 15:47 UTC
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