Chaitanya S

Chaitanya S

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

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judging by the price, older 300mm f4 lens is still going to sell like hot cakes. Although its an exciting announcement.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 04:53 UTC as 34th comment
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swhs: Something like the Seagate wireless plus looks more useful (not Canon specific) at least if you don't need to show photos on your TV nor NFC, and a lot cheaper.

WD makes a wireless passport which comes with SD card slot and auto backup feature. I find that more useful than this canon product.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 15:54 UTC
On article Canon announces five PowerShot compacts (148 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: The Panasonic LX7 goes for about $200 on the used market. Even a used LX7 is a much better choice than any of these cameras.

@valitant: Panasonic might release new camera at their press conference in few hours time. lets see what improvements they bring to table.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 15:47 UTC
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Jim Evidon: "...Whats the difference between using this or just using a normal LED video light from say Yongnuo with 291 more LEDs and at the same time 12 times cheaper?
And don't tell me the only difference is, that it "flashes" instead of being permanently on...."

You obviously know very little about high speed photography. Think light duration whether it be from the light source or from shutter duration. Both allow light to strike the sensor or film plane. 1/2M sec. shutters are not consumer available if at all. I suggest you bone up on photography basics.

@grafli: I have serious doubts about the claimed "10,00,000 Lumens" output of the said flashlight. just check 4sevens Maelstrom XM18 which has mere 15000 lumens of output. The size of light, number of leds and amount of power needed to deliver that number of leds to such a high output would be ludicrous.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2014 at 03:55 UTC
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joe6pack: Or you can just buy generic ones from eBay for 1/4 of the price right now. There is no lens on these things. And given they are extension tubes, the thickness does not even need to be accurate.

also the weight of supported lenses will vary with the material used for making those tubes in first place. so cheaper plastic tubes might be OK for the lightweight primes, for heavier lenses high quality extension tubes are a must.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 12:55 UTC
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Chaitanya S: This is exactly what is wrong with Sony. They keep releasing bodies(also they have bad habit of killing systems without giving a try) like a kid with loose motion. Only Fuji and micro 4/3 seem to be a serious mirrorless system with good selection of lenses and bodies.

There is nothing wrong with improving existing camera models with upgrades, but the rate at which Sony does it is wrong. They should concentrate on making more lens choices and maybe for camera series like A7/A6000 have a 3 year upgrade cycle instead of current 6months to 1 year. Also Sony have a long history of making proprietary technologies and then killing those off as the competing technologies were cheaper and succeeded commercially. Right now for Sony E-mount Sony has only released 27 lenses while they have released 28 bodies. I would like to see some good macro lenses, and tilt shift lenses before committing to any of the mirrorless systems.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 12:54 UTC

This is exactly what is wrong with Sony. They keep releasing bodies(also they have bad habit of killing systems without giving a try) like a kid with loose motion. Only Fuji and micro 4/3 seem to be a serious mirrorless system with good selection of lenses and bodies.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 11:42 UTC as 224th comment | 10 replies
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production (210 comments in total)

Its a good thing that Olympus and Panasonic have slowed down their camera release cycle and a three years for a camera like em-5 is excellent. Also since dpreview has shared this rumour might mean they know something definitely exciting and cannot share with it readers as they might be under NDA. Still I didnt expect to read rumours on dpreview.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2014 at 07:23 UTC as 16th comment

Finally definitive proof that unicorn is real. jokes aside the lens looks really compact in size, and can easily replace the 70-300L to be carried in bag as the main tele lens for long treks. I would like to see the reviews of this new lens before replacing my trusty 400mm f/5.6L lens.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 04:36 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
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Tommot1965: the snake images is pretty awesome ..such a shallow DOF and the eyes have it..

That is not a special image. Any herper will have hundreds of similar photos of snakes which dont even see light of the day as they are not special.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2014 at 04:47 UTC
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Chaitanya S: Finally a multi-aspect sensor from Panasonic. good looking camera.

@Menneisyys : I remember Panasonic GH2 was probably last of the micro 4/3 camera to use that multi-aspect sensor. I recall they had some issues with yield because of which they had to drop the multi-aspect in favour of conventional sensors. I really like the idea and have used it extensively on LX3.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 17:28 UTC

Finally a multi-aspect sensor from Panasonic. good looking camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:30 UTC as 44th comment | 10 replies
On article Canon announces long-awaited EOS 7D Mark II (116 comments in total)

If I remember correctly, Canon was going to abandon the 7D name in future. Specs are really good, I would like to read how the sensor on this one performs compared to 70D. If there is a noticeable improvement I wouldn't mind getting this one over the 70D.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:30 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies

Tamron and Sigma have stepped up the game in recent years. Eagre to see how this lens performs compared to Nikon 14-24.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 06:31 UTC as 53rd comment | 3 replies
On article Sigma announces two 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM zooms (138 comments in total)

Any word on pricing or availability of the two lenses? That sports version if it performs better than Tamron and costs around 1500-1600$ mark its going to hurt sells of a lot of Nikon and Canon 80/100-400mm lens.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 05:34 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On article Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 (406 comments in total)

How long before this camera will be replaced by Nikon?

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 04:04 UTC as 91st comment | 1 reply
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Chaitanya S: Nice addition to X line up of lenses. I am still waiting for a 1:1 macro lens in 90-100mm focal length so that I can switch to Fuji X-system as a carry around camera.

here are photos shot with 100L on 7D or 6D and using 600ex-rt or 580ex II for lighting. I have a B+W Kaesemann CPL on the lens and even after claimed weather sealing the lens and acclimatising the lens to humid climate there was some moisture condensation inside the lens. Due to this every night I had to keep the lens in bag with silica gel. The only lens that was worse than the 100L was the 17-40L which was completely covered with moisture condensation(on the 1st element from filter mount) from inside and I had to use either a cell phone or 18-55 for most of trip.

Link to photo set: https://www.flickr.com/photos/chaitanyashukla/sets/72157647476634985/

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 04:14 UTC
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Chaitanya S: Nice addition to X line up of lenses. I am still waiting for a 1:1 macro lens in 90-100mm focal length so that I can switch to Fuji X-system as a carry around camera.

for me 50mm lens is too short for shooting bugs and venomous snakes. WR certainly would be useful, but from a recent experience with Canon 100mm f/2.8L in Amboli during monsoons. I don't trust "weather sealing" claimed by equipment manufacturer. I would love to give Zeiss Touit 50mm a try but they aren't easily available in India which means I will wait for someone to carry it from US for me.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 14:11 UTC
On article Fujifilm offers silver X-T1 and firmware update (137 comments in total)

comprehensive list of features/fixes provided by firmware.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 05:06 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply

Nice addition to X line up of lenses. I am still waiting for a 1:1 macro lens in 90-100mm focal length so that I can switch to Fuji X-system as a carry around camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 05:04 UTC as 35th comment | 5 replies
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