Naveed Akhtar

Naveed Akhtar

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a Software Engineer
Has a website at www.lightnodes.com
Joined on Dec 14, 2009

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Viking2: As a customer that has bought 3 Phantoms, 1 Inspire, 1 Mavic, 1 spark and 2 Osmos
I need to warn potential buyers that DJI has TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SUPPORT.

DJI has great products and not so much competition, and they are called "The Apple of the Drones". Still they have chinese style support and don't care if a customer that has a critical project and customer gets DOA products from DJI. The support will never have decision power to rush a replacement. Even if you pay extra for DJI Care services.

If products works they are great. For sure. I would love the X7 even if it is expensive. I would appreciate a OSMO++ handle for the X7 as area of using expands.

I am still suspicious about DJI collecting data from flying as it is a Chinese company.

Not happy that DJI some times prevents flying as they will not fly if not updating fw, RC, camera and batteries (I did miss an event once)

Not happy that DJI decide if you can fly in some areas as they have built in No Fly Zones in Software.

so in nutshell .. as long as they won't stop you walking .. let them collect data ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 10:09 UTC
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Viking2: As a customer that has bought 3 Phantoms, 1 Inspire, 1 Mavic, 1 spark and 2 Osmos
I need to warn potential buyers that DJI has TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SUPPORT.

DJI has great products and not so much competition, and they are called "The Apple of the Drones". Still they have chinese style support and don't care if a customer that has a critical project and customer gets DOA products from DJI. The support will never have decision power to rush a replacement. Even if you pay extra for DJI Care services.

If products works they are great. For sure. I would love the X7 even if it is expensive. I would appreciate a OSMO++ handle for the X7 as area of using expands.

I am still suspicious about DJI collecting data from flying as it is a Chinese company.

Not happy that DJI some times prevents flying as they will not fly if not updating fw, RC, camera and batteries (I did miss an event once)

Not happy that DJI decide if you can fly in some areas as they have built in No Fly Zones in Software.

well everyone is already collecting your data on this planet while you walking anyways :)))
banks/ payment cards, mobile-phone companies, search engines, hospitals .. everyone .. they will keep tracking us even when we will expire ..
luckily I dont have anything to hide .. or am not worth hiding anything :))

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 09:30 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1385 comments in total)
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danieladougan: It's a rare situation indeed when you would need to shoot above ISO 6400, particularly when a camera has 5-axis image stabilization. Unfortunately those rare situations mostly involve sports and wildlife when you can't simply slow down your shutter speed. If you're going to shoot a night soccer match or an indoor hockey game, you can do it, but you might not get the best results with this type of camera despite the excellent AF system. With Micro Four Thirds, anything above ISO 6400 should be for emergencies only. I'd like to see them push the sensor technology one more stop.

mate it's already matching best in class APSC sensors.. check measurement on dxo mark.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 18:05 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (1831 comments in total)

still hasn't got an answer .. why dxo gave it lower sports score than D810; while both on dxo and dpreview site results are considerably better on ISO comparing D810.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 17:43 UTC as 98th comment | 4 replies
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Viking2: As a customer that has bought 3 Phantoms, 1 Inspire, 1 Mavic, 1 spark and 2 Osmos
I need to warn potential buyers that DJI has TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SUPPORT.

DJI has great products and not so much competition, and they are called "The Apple of the Drones". Still they have chinese style support and don't care if a customer that has a critical project and customer gets DOA products from DJI. The support will never have decision power to rush a replacement. Even if you pay extra for DJI Care services.

If products works they are great. For sure. I would love the X7 even if it is expensive. I would appreciate a OSMO++ handle for the X7 as area of using expands.

I am still suspicious about DJI collecting data from flying as it is a Chinese company.

Not happy that DJI some times prevents flying as they will not fly if not updating fw, RC, camera and batteries (I did miss an event once)

Not happy that DJI decide if you can fly in some areas as they have built in No Fly Zones in Software.

I know mate .. just on a side note .. if the handheld device come out .. and they won't let you fly your drone, atleast you can use your x7 on a handheld osmo gimbal and it's a nice camera to carry around imo :)

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 07:51 UTC

any idea when the handheld (osmo) is releasing for x7?

if anybody knows what are the effective focal lengths of these lenses on x7 system? if the focal length rated on the lenses is actual focal lengths or fullframe equivalent?

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 21:22 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

I hope they release their promised handheld (osmo) device to carry this beast around over the land..

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 19:36 UTC as 21st comment

well if they are making cameras then why should we even argue that they are not.
all we need to do is while testing their lenses and sensors, give them some extra margins as they are constraints with size and weight limitations, while others are not as much.
ideally should rate them against other drone camera systems and not with handheld cameras.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 13:26 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply

it's released at the time when I was a big canon fanboy :)
ixus 400 and G3 were my best cameras .. later EOS 300D replaced all compacts ..

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 13:22 UTC as 10th comment
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Naveed Akhtar: 1.4 is too big; 2.8 is too dark ...
why don't they make a middle range; just like nikon range ~1.8 and fuji ~2

yeah but about bokeh? who said anything @M Jasper

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 12:26 UTC
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Naveed Akhtar: 1.4 is too big; 2.8 is too dark ...
why don't they make a middle range; just like nikon range ~1.8 and fuji ~2

how do you know mate, what others need? :)
for me .. bokeh even at f/2.8 is good enough

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 09:14 UTC

1.4 is too big; 2.8 is too dark ...
why don't they make a middle range; just like nikon range ~1.8 and fuji ~2

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 07:49 UTC as 11th comment | 5 replies

hmm. nice :)
very nice !!

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 07:45 UTC as 89th comment
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NOWHITELENS: Can anybody please explain to me how mirrorless fans know the future ?
Why do they insist that Nikon should make a mirrorless camera?
Are they not happy with their Sony cameras?
Or is it that they would like a camera from a camera manufacturer, not a stereo manufacturer.

Because:
Competition is better
Mirrorless means smaller size, which helps travel photographers
Nikon and Canon entering into the market means better than Sony lenses (hopefully)
It's nice to have an optical viewfinder but argueably EVF is more accurate and so is more practical!
IMHO!

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 19:12 UTC
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Naveed Akhtar: don't understand the scores .. if the BSI sensor should improve the high ISO score? then why sports score is 2660?

on the other hand good to see an exact score of 100 at 100 anniversary :)

@HowaboutRAW On that basis BSI may not have increased ISO noise performance but why the number decreased, when you compare D850 against D810?

@Don4mandigo I have checked the link mate, the numbers are not very different than DXO-mark!

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 19:03 UTC
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mbot: When a camera company brings out a camera that reaches a true 100% rating, as in nigh-on petfect, then I'll sell my house to buy it. In the meantime DXO is a charlatan website imo.

yeah don't confuse dxo scores as they got on dpr

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 16:16 UTC
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desertsp: Here's how the score is calculated:

https://www.dxomark.com/dxomark-camera-sensor-testing-protocol-and-scores/

...100 does not mean "perfect"

thanks for sharing the link mate!

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 16:12 UTC

don't understand the scores .. if the BSI sensor should improve the high ISO score? then why sports score is 2660?

on the other hand good to see an exact score of 100 at 100 anniversary :)

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 16:05 UTC as 199th comment | 5 replies
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (581 comments in total)

is 16mp really that lower than 20mp on flagship 4/3 bodies.
a quick maths tells its just 20% lower pixels-count on em-1 ii and gh5

also 50% higher than fullframe A7S, and just 33% lower than sony flagship A9
don't understand what's about all this negativity

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2017 at 21:53 UTC as 10th comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (581 comments in total)
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NickyB66: A decent camera for not so deep pocket users, good on Olympus for bringing this out. Sure the megapixel amount might be low by 'today's standards', but it's so much more than just pixels.

16mp is not that lower than 20mp on flagship

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2017 at 21:47 UTC
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