Chaitanya S

Chaitanya S

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

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Chaitanya S: Its a shame fuji dropped 120mm Macro, it would have been really useful for photographing butterflies.

I dont like Teleconverters, I generally use extension tubes or bellows to increase magnification ratio but yeah the longer focal length would have been more useful for a lot of applications.
I use 180mm macro(along with 150mm) on my Canon EOS 500D setup for quite some time, at times it does feel too long(especially in foggy conditions) but I really do like the results from those lenses. And since I already am using those lenses on Canon mount I dont see any reason to switch over to Sigma. Fuji 120 would have been a different story as it would have helped me reduce the weight of camera kit on my shoulders.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 06:45 UTC
On article Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z10 (2 comments in total)

Those were some crazy cameras to be released back in the day.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 03:26 UTC as 2nd comment
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Chaitanya S: Its a shame fuji dropped 120mm Macro, it would have been really useful for photographing butterflies.

maybe with good quality 1.4x IQ won't degrade as much but 2x TC will definitely degrade image quality of unacceptable level. Nope compared to extension tubes which decrease MFD and loss of infinity, TC maintain the MFD and keep infinity focus. So nope TCs wont increase Minimum focus distance and working distance.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 17:12 UTC
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Chaitanya S: Its a shame fuji dropped 120mm Macro, it would have been really useful for photographing butterflies.

@Granh: TC also degrades the IQ of lens and doesnt change the MFD of lens, also 120m lens would have had longer working distance which is a must for shy and dangerous critters.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 09:07 UTC

Its a shame fuji dropped 120mm Macro, it would have been really useful for photographing butterflies.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 05:18 UTC as 14th comment | 8 replies

interesting upgrade.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 05:07 UTC as 32nd comment
On article Fotodiox releases new LED studio-in-a-box (49 comments in total)
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Chaitanya S: How much does it cost? and more importantly how much does it weigh? I can see it being used in field for taking photos of specimen.

placed an order, its going to difficult to carry in backpack but I can keep it in room and use it to take photos of specimen brought in for sampling. Should be more convenient to travel with than DIY light boxes.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 03:34 UTC
On article Fotodiox releases new LED studio-in-a-box (49 comments in total)
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Chaitanya S: How much does it cost? and more importantly how much does it weigh? I can see it being used in field for taking photos of specimen.

but the weight is not specified, the price is perfect, interested in the largest box. also does it fold down into tiny area(like most softboxes) for easy travel.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 18:41 UTC
On article Fotodiox releases new LED studio-in-a-box (49 comments in total)

How much does it cost? and more importantly how much does it weigh? I can see it being used in field for taking photos of specimen.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 18:25 UTC as 19th comment | 5 replies

I would like to see a comparison of Photo Mechanic and On1 Browse10. Those two only looks like decent choices of when it comes to raw handling.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 15:28 UTC as 16th comment

I have had my fair share of issues with Sandisk cards before. Also from that list looks like all Cfast cards from Sandisk are afflicted.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 15:26 UTC as 38th comment

those terms seem to be reasonable enough, I hope india follows suit and provides similar guidlines for drones.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 18:44 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On article Rare Nikon 1200mm F11 pops up on eBay (119 comments in total)

pretty sure some collector is going to snatch it and add to his/her collection of rare glass. It certainly looks interesting how todays lenses evovled from these unusual lenses of past.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 18:41 UTC as 43rd comment
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1196 comments in total)
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uray: looks great, its small but it's not full frame medium format (0,8 crop) :-(

true its aps-c of medium format cameras. most modern medium format cameras use this smaller sized sensor maybe due to yeild and to keep cost at reasonable level.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 12:47 UTC
On article Western Digital announces My Passport Wireless Pro (50 comments in total)
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Paul Amyes: I hope it is a lot better than the first model. You never knew if the card contents had copied and a lot of the time it they didn't.

Anandtech and pcper have published the reviews of this unit. There are leds to indicate the copy progress, also Sd reader is connected via usb 3.0 bus(card read speeds are around 60MBps). Another big plus is that this new unit uses 18650 batteries compared to Li-Poly in previous gen. So yes Wd has taken feedback from consumers into consideration while designing new unit.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 02:48 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)
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raindance: Man, my aging Canon 6D can shoot remotely from just about any device, join directly to an existing network (can create multiple profiles) or can create its own hot spot or be remotely accessed by a Mac or PC. So much for all these gold awards for half baked technology that Canon had working years ago.

Sadly these days half baked devices get gold awards through under table transactions. Now a days IQ has reached acceptable levels on all devices and now a days its usuability of other features that should also count in while making ratings.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 01:59 UTC

Interesting addition to micro 4/3 format. Would like to seem some sample images taken from this lens.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 04:07 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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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
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