Chaitanya S

Chaitanya S

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

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Rexgig0: My wife has been using a Sun-Sniper sling since shortly after its introduction. She later added another type of attachment point, that allows for tripod mounting, made by a company other than either Sun-Sniper or BR. Perhaps because she lived in Europe for several years, she prefers the version with the metal cable inside the strap; perhaps thieves cutting camera and bag straps is more common in Europe than North America?

Following my wife's lead, I acquired a Sun-Sniper sling system, but I disliked the camera being upside down. It works better (for me) when attached to the tripod foot of a telephoto lens, with the tripod ring rotated so the camera hangs more upright.

I misplaced my Sun-Sniper sling, and substituted a Magpul sling; rather than something inspired by a carbine sling, I now use an authentic carbine sling. (When not using a large tele lens, I prefer using a Peak Design Slide, Think Tank Strap, or Leica strap, depending upon the size/weight of the camera/lens.)

Not just in Europe but also in India. I have heard tales of cameras being stolen where the strap was cut while walking around. That is the reason why I only use BR straps when I am in Himalayas while prefer straps with steel reinforcement when in cities and on Deccan plateau.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2016 at 08:55 UTC
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Robert Kempen: When watching the MotoGP this past weekend, I noticed how many pro sports photographers were using SLs on the grid before the start

This adapter will increase the number of fashion photographers no doubt

Leica's sales are soaring world wide - kudos for a fine camera with an ever increasing audience of pros and consumers

Take a look at the pictures from last years US gp.
http://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/34622733

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 18:25 UTC
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Robert Kempen: When watching the MotoGP this past weekend, I noticed how many pro sports photographers were using SLs on the grid before the start

This adapter will increase the number of fashion photographers no doubt

Leica's sales are soaring world wide - kudos for a fine camera with an ever increasing audience of pros and consumers

I know what you mean, a friend of mine is an avid Leica shooter(M7 and Type 240) and he swears by the Leica glass. But in case of this photographer it didnt seem like a backup camera as he was using it exclusive during trackside coverage. Also its possible Leica might have just given him a camera to use as part of some sponsorship or might have been given to him by media house he is employed with. Sebastian Vettel(Scuderia Ferrari driver) is a SL user, you might his photo using SL during one of the F1 weekend.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 18:22 UTC
On article iFixit takes a look inside the Olympus PEN E-PL7 (18 comments in total)

Interesting internals layout.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 11:35 UTC as 11th comment
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Robert Kempen: When watching the MotoGP this past weekend, I noticed how many pro sports photographers were using SLs on the grid before the start

This adapter will increase the number of fashion photographers no doubt

Leica's sales are soaring world wide - kudos for a fine camera with an ever increasing audience of pros and consumers

@Mais78: From what I saw during F1 event, the photographer was just using the SL to take photos during pre-race track side photos and in pit lane. During the race, qualifying and free practise it was the 1Dx Mk II and D5 that were in use with long tele lenses.
@Malabito: The photographer that I saw during F1 weekend was using Leica's 24-90mm lens. And it was used for trackside(pre race) and pit lane activity for which the contrast detect AF is fast enough to get job done. For the action shots it was D5/1Dx Mk II with long tele lenses which was seen in use.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 11:34 UTC
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privater: Just FYI: Sony's USB-C / USB-A hybrid flash disk is half the price on bhphoto

according to Adata's official PR the read speeds for UC350 is 100MBps while writes are 30MBps. It seems like Sony might be a safe bet at this point. I personally am not a big fan of the retracting design as overtime it tends to fail. Design of Kingston and Adata drives is much better as I dont have worry about cap either.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 11:27 UTC
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privater: Just FYI: Sony's USB-C / USB-A hybrid flash disk is half the price on bhphoto

Did you check adata drive as well? Its wierd how manufacturers have jumped onto Usb 3.x bandwagon but they didnt upgrade the write speeds of their flash drives. Except for a few high end drives majority of these usb 3.x drives are barely faster at writing data than old(good) usb 2 drives. Read speeds are another story atleast those seem to be taking full benifit of extra bandwidth usb 3 offers.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 08:27 UTC
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BrickCurve: Remind me, whats the point of a night vision camera again?

while in the field Night vision is extremely useful at spotting animals and people from a distance. maybe even when its foggy and dusty.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 08:14 UTC
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Robert Kempen: When watching the MotoGP this past weekend, I noticed how many pro sports photographers were using SLs on the grid before the start

This adapter will increase the number of fashion photographers no doubt

Leica's sales are soaring world wide - kudos for a fine camera with an ever increasing audience of pros and consumers

I saw a lot of pro photographers during F1 weekend using Leica Sl. Funnily other than Nikon, Canon and Leica I didnt see any other system camera being used on side of track.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 12:57 UTC
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privater: Just FYI: Sony's USB-C / USB-A hybrid flash disk is half the price on bhphoto

@Impulses: Kingston has a Tiny(C/A USB) type pen drive similar in size to old Duo. Check their website. Also Adata has few C/A USB pen drives that are similar in size.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 08:25 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1092 comments in total)
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Chaitanya S: Another Beta product from Nikon, shame on them for releasing such half baked products to market. A friend of mine has been facing the memory issue since he bought the camera and now he switched to sandisk/samsung cards due to headache he had with Lexar cards.

@Richard: those exact lexar 1000x cards are working perfectly in my 70D and friends D7200 and D810. Also look how mamy issues have plagued Nikons recent releases from camera to lenses. Oil leaks from shutter mechanism starting from D7000(on my flickr page you will find photo shot from D7000 that have oil spots on them due to shutter leaking oil onto sensor) all the way upto D600, 200-500 recalls, etc....

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 20:18 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1092 comments in total)

Another Beta product from Nikon, shame on them for releasing such half baked products to market. A friend of mine has been facing the memory issue since he bought the camera and now he switched to sandisk/samsung cards due to headache he had with Lexar cards.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 18:52 UTC as 159th comment | 5 replies
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Chaitanya S: Looks interesting, price combined with LED lights + GPS will make it a useful tool for field work. I just hope it doesnt have that crappy fisheye lens found on most action cameras.

Thanks for the info, I am interested in this camera as it has gps+rugged+thermometer and I can use to take document shots of the amphibians and reptiles in field. Which means I dont have to carry around standalone gps with me in addition to action camera.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 06:43 UTC

Looks interesting, price combined with LED lights + GPS will make it a useful tool for field work. I just hope it doesnt have that crappy fisheye lens found on most action cameras.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 06:26 UTC as 38th comment | 3 replies

Looks awkward to use with that long tubular design. Not a good design choice it seems.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 18:21 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies

i use to rent orignal 600ex regularly, it was a good flash but too expensive for me. I am hoping this one will be available for rent soon.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 05:34 UTC as 14th comment

interesting addition of led flash onto to short macro lens. it will certainly help with with reducing lens shading due to short focal length

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 05:31 UTC as 84th comment

A very clean layout compared to Fuji but too many screws compared to few other cameras that were torn down before.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 13:48 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies

Thats only place we can call home(for now), so lets not destroy it.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 18:10 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply

Grossly overpriced for holster cases when Clik Elite and Lowepro offer similar cases for third of that price.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 14:00 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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