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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NickyB66: I use a Mac in Lightroom and works fine for me, although I don't doing any video processing. Good to see a Windows based machine being just as good as a Mac, the premium that Apple charge is outrageous considering the hardware, CPU, Memory, Storage etc is better buck for buck on a Windows machine.

Windows based machines are not just as good .. they are much much better spec, performance, features etc and in my personal opinion (subjective) more comfortable to use. I like dell xps 15 keyboard and rubberise palm rest over silly macbook metal one.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 12:29 UTC
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kawasakiman: What most people don't understand is that mac and pc are completely different, I've worked in the computer industry for 25 years now and I can tell you now, hand on heart, there has never been a decent windows operating system!!! I've used them all and to be honest they are all rubbish. Over complicated, unhelpful disappointing and flawed operating systems. I was a mac hater till 12 years ago when I bought my first iMac as my own personal computer, I'd recently bought a Canon 1D camera and wanted a reliable machine to use for photo editing. I paid £1400 for that mac and I sold it 2 years ago for £400 and it still works athe same as the day I got it. Admittedly it's slow against my new 27 inch retina screen iMac (which by the way is amazing to look at)

You try and sell a 10 year old pc.....most are scrap probably but I doubt you would get £4 for it let alone £400!!!!

Neither of my iMacs have faulted in any way, basically what I'm saying is, they just work.....big deal they are short on ports, go buy a USB hub....

Yes they are expensive, and I agree there is no need for them to be expensive, but your paying for the reliability and styling.

Once you've had mac, there's no going back!!!!

the blue screen of death ... has died 10 years ago
what you are moaning about windows is based on outdated information
windows is a much better o/s overall .. and I have both mac-book pro from work for a year and half and the latest dell xps 15 ..

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 12:20 UTC
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Mike FL: I like FUJI's design whatever coping LEICA, "poor man's Leica" or X-Ts. I wish my OMDs having X-T1/2's old world design/direct accesses, and I do not care video.

I almost bought NIKON Df for the same reason, I liked the silver one, and I went to B&H as my local had no Df, but I was disappointed to see the silver has little/some plastic feeling even it is not made from plastic. Anyway. Nikon may release a Df.M2 soon?

I like Olys, their design, their small and sexy lenses and their IBIS
Also the fact that I dont have to move my workflow apps ..

I like Pany bodies even more for their minimalist design and video features and now their IBIS is also getting stronger!

I like Fuji lenses too, but only wish if they can add some IBIS as I am mostly using prime lenses within no OIS in them. I like them to drop their X-Trans sensor too, in favour more adaptable workflow apps ..

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 15:19 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)
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Nicolas Alexander Otto: I am very keen to see the low light performance of this sensor type. All the other specs don't yet convince me for that massive price tag. But it sure looks like an amazing tool.

if you are not a pro sports photographer .. obviously the specs are not there to impress you ...

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 17:54 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)
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Contra Mundum: Though I'm not interested in A9 ( and I'm not interested in any camera weighing more than 1 lb), i'm happy Sony started that line. Hopefully, all the high performance and heavy stuff will go to the A9 line and the A7 will return to its light and compact roots.

I agree Contra .. with the experience on higher end cameras .. later you can expect more/ same features in lower end too.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 17:51 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: whilst A9 offers 4k UHD (for "videographers") and fast AF (again, for videographers)

does it have touchscreen AF (focus push/pull racking?) for Cinematographers?
even though Sony has forgone entirely with 4k DCI (for Cinematographers)

the target market is "sports"
UHD is just a bonus feature .. imo

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 17:50 UTC
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CaPi: Infinity display ;)
Fun name. I really enjoyed that one.
If only the would drop their bloated android skin, I'd be game..

they named it "Infinity edge" display as well

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 09:11 UTC
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CaPi: Infinity display ;)
Fun name. I really enjoyed that one.
If only the would drop their bloated android skin, I'd be game..

haven't you read about dell xps laptop screen?

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 13:08 UTC

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Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 13:08 UTC as 16th comment
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1383 comments in total)
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tbcass: I wonder how this matches up to the GH5? This is pretty expensive for a 4/3 encroaching on FF territory but if you want the ultimate 4/3 this is it for now. That makes it worth the price.

the raw image quality on FF is comparatively better, rest you can count on gh5/ em-1-ii easily. you may like the ergonomics and user experience more on these cameras over FF and specially the cheaper FF variants.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 21:35 UTC
On article Meet two nomadic photographers who travel full-time (152 comments in total)

It all ends up on finances and team. I travelled a lot in past 7 years (lightnodes.com) but cant imagine myself of being a complete nomad, bec of family responsibilities, my day to day work, age, and team (can't be one person, doing all this planing and shooting on your own).

It's a great travelog and these people are not just talented, they are also very courageous and very very lucky/ blessed :)

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 12:21 UTC as 59th comment
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (280 comments in total)
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Naveed Akhtar: another winner .. from olympus
I would probably wait for em-5 equivalent with 4k and same ibis as this, bec I am not into fast af tracking or 15 fps shutter speed and I like the tiny hand-grips of em-5s.
but no doubt, this one is another step forward by olympus in almost each direction :)

smaller squarer (if this word exist) has it's advantages. go figure !!
i wouldn't consider oly or pany if they would have followed others!

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 09:35 UTC
On article Video: Photokina 2016 wrap-up (151 comments in total)
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princecody: Does the high res mode on the EM1 M2 have FF DOF?

nop

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 18:36 UTC
On article Video: Photokina 2016 wrap-up (151 comments in total)
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princecody: Wonder why Panasonic didn't release any alternative to the Olympus 25mm Pro or Olympus 17mm?

they already got couple of 25mm .. as far as i remember
oly primes otherwise sits nicely on pany bodies ..

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 18:35 UTC
On article Video: Photokina 2016 wrap-up (151 comments in total)

ok .. let me get my glass ready before watching this up .. cheeers!

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 18:34 UTC as 30th comment
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (280 comments in total)

another winner .. from olympus
I would probably wait for em-5 equivalent with 4k and same ibis as this, bec I am not into fast af tracking or 15 fps shutter speed and I like the tiny hand-grips of em-5s.
but no doubt, this one is another step forward by olympus in almost each direction :)

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 18:15 UTC as 22nd comment | 4 replies
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (280 comments in total)
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PanchoVilla: That camera looks huge. Why should I dump my DSLR, if the cameras are the same size? What's the advantage again?

If you care about small size only, there are many to chose from in m43 world.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 18:11 UTC
On photo Neuschwanstein Castle in the Random Items - Challenge 24 challenge (3 comments in total)

beautiful castle .. very good colors and great composition!!!

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 19:08 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Castle by night in the Random Items - Challenge 24 challenge (2 comments in total)

great landscape ..
why the details are so lost with such a good camera and low iso?

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 19:07 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Moonrise at Griffith Park-4230 in the Random Items - Challenge 24 challenge (1 comment in total)

you are so right mate .. its very interesting composition
thanks for sharing!!

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 19:05 UTC as 1st comment
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