Chaitanya S

Chaitanya S

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


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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

Everyone should watch Net neutrality rant by tek syndicate on youtube. Also we Indians have been really lucky with not having Ajit Pai in India.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 06:23 UTC as 9th comment
On article Why Capture One can't replace Adobe Lightroom (66 comments in total)

Even Lightroom CC(& Classic CC) cannot replace lightroom.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 11:08 UTC as 18th comment
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ijm5012: This is interesting. As we get in to higher resolution video with more data-hungry codecs, as well as larger MP cameras with faster burst shooting, write speed becomes more and more important.

What's confusing is that CFast cards have a hard cap of 600 MB/s, while CFexpress (think XQD 2.0) can deliver up to 1 GB/s per lane, and with up to 8 lanes could deliver 8GB/s. The reason for this is that CFast cards are SATA-interface, while XQD/CFexpress are PCIe-interface (here's a good comparison article -

It seems very strange to me that Sony would now start producing CFast cards, when the CFA (compact flash association) has given their backing to CFexpress as the format of the future.

Maybe Sony just wants to cash in on the CFast market while they can, while continuing to develop XQD/CFexpress for future applications? I love the XQD cards in my D500, and wish more cameras would use them

Sony might be interested in generating revenue from selling these cards to video market which currently is dominated by CFast media.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 19:01 UTC

proposed drone rules for India are a lot better, you guys look up those. Far better than US/UK rules.
Edit: here is draft of the rules:

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 01:43 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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Barty L: The perfect keyboard for Adobe software would operate on a subscription basis. If your subscription lapsed you would still be able to use the Tab and Arrow keys, but no others.

[Edit: posted this before reading down. It's a common theme :) ]

Also this is missing a credit card slot to accept payments once the subscription ends.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 15:20 UTC
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exkeks: I made this for 35mm film cannisters:
And IMHO, I think, it is way more practicable.

thanks for link, where did you get the foam insert from?

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 06:47 UTC
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Eloise: I may be missing something ... but to me all these (so called) competitors to Lightroom are missing decent Digital Asset Management / Catalogue facilities? I know Macphun (I think) have said Luminar will get a DAM upgrade next year (2018) but what of the rest?

you aren't missing anything, all the alternative RAW editors have really bad cataloging system compared to Lightroom. Even luminar's DAM is lacking compared to LR though it is a good first step in right direction.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 15:52 UTC
On article Sigma's new 16mm F1.4 will cost $450, ships this month (359 comments in total)

Now only if Sigma were to release this lens for Fuji or Canon mount.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 17:05 UTC as 91st comment | 1 reply
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The Squire: AWESOME except that Micro USB3 port! Probably the worst port ever created. Why no USB-C?

That omission is quite surprising.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 14:42 UTC
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stevenj2: Ok. Hobbyist here. What to do, buy LR now or forget it?? Why doesn't Adobe offer upgrades periodically for a price if you want it? No subscription and no cloud use!

Taking too many pics but I can manage my files in problem for me to find any. In terrabytes of files.

I have never known or considered importing pics into the software. I have jpg + dng from my Pentax and GRii, and jpg and ARW from Sony a6000. Tiffs from in camera raw conversion in Pentax are 70mb. Raw files I keep stay as they are.

So I want to go further than i can with PaintShop Pro. I don't use a professional workflow but put in lots of time organizing my files and processing some of the photos.

even if adobe adds new camera/lens support to its lightroom 6 for a small fee(~5-10$), I wouldnt mind paying that for future compatibility but as things stand right now its impossible. Time for use to move on from Ransomware Adobe Lightroom CC.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 16:13 UTC
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