tsk1979

Lives in India Delhi, Noida, India
Works as a VLSI Design
Has a website at http://tanveer.smugmug.com
Joined on Jan 6, 2005

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On article Astrophotography with the Sigma 14mm F1.8 Art lens (79 comments in total)

Thanks a ton for this. I also like widefield, and was looking at this review. At F1.8, the COMA is really a deal breaker. Of course F2.8 is good but at F2.8 the Tamron 15-30 offers more versatility at a much lower price. I guess, a really usable F1.8 ultra wide does not exist (Astro only of course)

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 18:17 UTC as 15th comment
On article From the forums: Starry skies time-lapse (8 comments in total)
In reply to:

xyglyx: He must not have upgraded his firmware. ;)

But seriously, so beautiful.

LOL, yup I haven't, and guess what, I was thinking of purchasing an A7RII esp since it has electronic shutter and I thought I could stop burning through shutters since I love timelapse videos. And guess what, that article stopped me from this folly

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 17:13 UTC
On article Stunning time-lapse captures the seasons of Norway (65 comments in total)

Every time I make a time-lapse, I sit back and think "Wow, that is a masterpiece". And then I see something like this and want to throw my work in the trash

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 20:33 UTC as 14th comment
On article GIMP seeks funding for future advanced features (228 comments in total)
In reply to:

cdembrey: This is the main problem with "open source" software. No income = no money for product development. And FREE software users see to reason to donate money for something that is FREE!

People have lost the intellect to understand that "free as in beer" is not the only goal. Free as in freedom is much more important.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 03:55 UTC

Fail. They should have launched it with a full frame sensor with constant F1.8 aperture and 12-2400 200X zoom range, with a 500$ price. The ISO range (native) should be from ISO 10-ISO 1,000,000

IT should also have global shutter, do 4K at 1000fps.

These features will ensure that they will have decent sales. To make it a winner, they should attach a shark with a laser

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 21:31 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 (221 comments in total)

Even today, few lenses exist which match this, at this price.
This camera was Epic. There was nothing like this ever, and even today, I doubt, there is anything like this ever created again.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 04:22 UTC as 63rd comment
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1644 comments in total)

I know a lot of users are commenting upon how Canon is late to market, and how its 2013 technology in 2016, but the fact remains, this is the first serious foray.
It does not have 4K but

IF the Dual Pixel AF on this camera works better than competition, it will sway photographers.

Sony released cheap mirrorless but cheap lenses came much later. With 18-150 Canon shows its coming in with lenses too.

I have a feeling, that Canon is going to own Sony on the lens front with reasonably priced M lenses covering wide angle to telephoto within a year.

Sony brought out amazing cameras, but the lens investment required was staggering.

And last but not the least, do not forget Canon's marketing juggernaut. Sony is a rank amateur(unless its video).

That said, I am happy because more competition means better stuff for everyone
And of course do not forget, every digital mirrorless or DSLR can allow you to create magic, if you can't its not the camera, but you

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 10:33 UTC as 359th comment | 5 replies

Samyang 14mm has very low Coma, which is great for Coma. However even Tamron 15-30 is great in that regard, and costs about 350$ more.
At 699$, this would be great, but 850$ on B&H seems a tad overpriced when you see that Tamron is 15-30 F2.8

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 08:35 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies

70-300 F3.5-5.6 lenses are fairly compact. What's this new obsession with F6.3
For a 200-600 kind of budget lens it makes sense, but for a 70-300?

Solution in wait of a problem?

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 05:22 UTC as 47th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (399 comments in total)

This is a fascinating article.
I learnt a lot today. I have more article ideas you guys could do to solve the deep mysteries of photographic workd.

For example a zoom lens 18-55mm is far less expensive than a 16-35L even though it has a much bettter zoom range

Or why does a carbon fiber tripod which weighs only 400g cost more than a lump of coal(carbon again) which is over 10kgs

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 12:26 UTC as 88th comment
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Pitchertaker: So you give me something for free but I'm not allowed to sell it?

Go read the article. Let us say good_guy_me gives a photograph to some_body_them for free. Scum_guy_you goes to some_body_them and says, hey, I own the rights to that, pay me.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 06:37 UTC

No 3.5mm jack? Do not want. I think only the consumers can put an end to this stupidity by refusing to buy these crippled things, and buy a proper phone instead? What next? No Dialer, buy our 1.99$ dialer package.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 13:02 UTC as 19th comment | 4 replies
On article Sony prices 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS G Master at $2600 (211 comments in total)

I feel Sony uses lens buyers as funding source to create great cameras for shooters to use with Sigma/Canon lenses :D

Thank you so much Sony Lens purchasers. Please buy these too!

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 13:40 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply

Truly spectacular.
I urge everyone to go and check out the linked article in this post. It has a lot more pics, and a lot more details!

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2016 at 08:45 UTC as 10th comment
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Stephen McDonald: What improvements? The aerial and street views of my neighborhood were taken in 2011. Even though there's a copyright date of 2016 on the images, the cars in driveways and the colors of since-repainted houses, tell a different story. The sections of the neighbor's dead tree that fell on my roof in 3/11, is still scattered around on their yard.

Its your fault. A lot of people posted this message.

"As per statue UCC-13-1444 I hereby order and pledge google and all its subsidiaries and aunts and uncles that they cannot take pictures of my property via any means. I hereby also prohibit NASA and Uncle Sam and Aunty Pam from doing this".

So no latest pics for ya

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 14:24 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (480 comments in total)

To all those commenting that a APS-C or FF with 24-70+70-200+200-500 is a much better option, think about this

1. It will cost much much more than $1500. Even a 4K APS-C with 16-300 will cost 1500$ approx .

2. Imagine your great FF camera with 24-70 shooting landscapes much better than this piece of rubbish. You see a great bald eagle within reach. You reach into your $200 camera bag carrying the lens which is 100 times better than this pile of rubbish. You remove your 24-70 and attach the 400mm lens. And the eagle is gone.

The second point is what people do not get. In non studio situations, there is not enough time to change lenses. The moment goes away.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 20:23 UTC as 71st comment | 1 reply
On article Plugin allows direct Instagram posting from Lightroom (49 comments in total)
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SKPhoto12: I tried to dowload the plugin and it seemed to work. However when I wanted to activate it, it asked for an activation code. I want to try it for free before I pay, so why do I need an activation code? Is this just a bluff to make you download it and compel you to pay?

You can use it without activation code

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 15:17 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (480 comments in total)

I think Sony is targeting people with DSLRs who want a second companion camera, and APS-C shooters who just buy one all purpose lens like 18-300 etc.,

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 19:31 UTC as 115th comment | 2 replies
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tsk1979: I have a question here. Are studio shots taken at many focal lengths? For a superzoom, it does not make sense to take them at 1 focal length.

@dpreview, for non ILCs please take studio scene comparisons at multiple focal lengths. For example in this case
24mm 35mm 50mm 85mm 105mm 135mm 150mm 200mm 300mm 400mm 600mm

This will allow people to compare with other cams in a more meaningful way.

Yes, its fair, but how useful is it? When zoom lenses are reviewed. they are not reviewed at just one focal length, right?

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 17:44 UTC

I have a question here. Are studio shots taken at many focal lengths? For a superzoom, it does not make sense to take them at 1 focal length.

@dpreview, for non ILCs please take studio scene comparisons at multiple focal lengths. For example in this case
24mm 35mm 50mm 85mm 105mm 135mm 150mm 200mm 300mm 400mm 600mm

This will allow people to compare with other cams in a more meaningful way.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 15:46 UTC as 15th comment | 6 replies
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