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by Purush
11 Mar 2012 21:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Bhairav excellent photos.
And congrats to the whole family :)
by Purush
04 Mar 2012 09:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Thanks Sirs.
Praksam, that mantis was indeed looking back at me and trying to hide from the camera :)
by Purush
03 Mar 2012 18:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

It was windy, so quite a bit of sharpness was lost... :-? 6 http://pentaxsg.smugmug.com/Nature/Macro-D7k/i-S9rDDTq/0/X3/DSC2028ACR-X3.jpg 7 http://pentaxsg.smugmug.com/Nature/Macro-D7k/i-ZKbz95j/0/X3/DSC2017ACR-X3.jpg 8 http://pentaxsg.smugmug.com/Nature/Macro-D7k/i-4MtfwgW/0/X3/DSC2013ACR-X3.jpg 9 ...
by Purush
03 Mar 2012 18:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

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Archan, the Blackrapid strap is a good buy.... I was thinking of getting one myself. But I just bought a Manfrotto flash bracket, an off-camera flash cable (nikon SC-28. Highway robbery at SG$87 for a damn cable with 2 hotshoe adapters just because it has the Nikon name on it :evil: :evil:), etc tod...
by Purush
29 Feb 2012 23:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Not only does it make the phone shake, it forces you to often take your eyes off the viewfinder/scene to confirm that you're pushing the 'shutter icon' and not some other random icon.
Major PITA .

If the nokia has a physical shutter button, one more huge point in its favor.
by Purush
29 Feb 2012 23:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Ahmediyya Bose, it won't beat any cheap slr with a decent lens. But I have no trouble believing that it can outdo many P&S cameras. (EDIT: check out the image of the rock climber hanging from the edge with one hand. The dynamic range is pretty good, especially for a cameraphone) IQ is only one a...
by Purush
29 Feb 2012 20:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Thanks, Mort and Vish_Mulay. V_M, very nice shots! Qadiani Purush-uddin, this should be your next phunwa :P Nokia announces 808 PureView: Belle OS, 4-inch display, 41-megapixel camera(!) -- we go hands-on (video) Sample shots I am not really interested in camera phones...almost never use the camera ...
by Purush
26 Feb 2012 20:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Thanks for the kind words birathers. I saw this a few dins ago. Wonder if it would work. Learn to shoot your DSLR like a rifle with tips from a US Army officer Saar those techniques are for static objects, but the camera balancing tips can be adapted for panning too. For panning, generally, you need...
by Purush
25 Feb 2012 22:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Praksamji, The last shot looks great. Just a suggestion - how about cropping just a wee bit from the left and top while retaining the aspect ratio to get rid of the orphan branches? Saw Purush's great panning shots. The handheld 50 prime without anti-shake can't match up to that... Saar, you don't ...
by Purush
25 Feb 2012 22:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

7 http://pentaxsg.smugmug.com/Nature/Macro-D7k/i-sKfVDPb/0/X3/DSC1842ACR-X3.jpg 8 http://pentaxsg.smugmug.com/Nature/Macro-D7k/i-PbskRXB/0/X3/DSC1825ACR1-X3.jpg 9 http://pentaxsg.smugmug.com/Nature/Macro-D7k/i-VVW7XZz/0/X3/DSC1910ACR-X3.jpg 10 http://pentaxsg.smugmug.com/Nature/Macro-D7k/i-6qdnJJX/0...
by Purush
25 Feb 2012 22:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Took the dslr out after several months! Some close-up shots from today. Mostly stupid grasshoppers/locusts.... Not true macros as magnification was < 1:1. D7k + tamron 90 + flash and 70-300VR.Some are cropped. I don't have a macro flash bracket or proper diffuser yet, so flash lighting was harsh and...
by Purush
08 Feb 2012 11:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Very nice! The 550 is a much needed addition to the super telephoto end of the K lens family.
Interestingly, it's not a DA* or SDM lens.

I wonder how much it's going to be priced at....
by Purush
08 Feb 2012 09:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Nice shots maulanas Praksam and Vish Mulay. 8) --------------- Bala Saheb , Vivasat mian has given good advice. Get additional cards, fully charged batteries, wear comfortable attire with pockets for quick access to cards + batteries, carry lightweight and compact bag for the camera+lenses etc. I'd ...
by Purush
03 Feb 2012 13:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Archanullah, the new Pentax K-01? Full K-mount compatibility, excellent APS-C sensor... Looks quite big though. Plus I have Canon glass. Unless a) I get adopted by Shri Ambani, or b) Mullah (ex)Pentaxi ships me his old glass for free, I doubt this will work. :cry: Aiyyooo! I don't have any of my K ...
by Purush
23 Jan 2012 15:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4215
Views: 230496

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

The closest match seems to be indeed the Su25KM (if this website is to be believed) http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/russia/su-25km.htm http://i.imgur.com/nNWr3.jpg ------- EDIT: Sorry, didn't see Rahul M's post before I hit the submit button. EDIT-2: never mind. Answered my own Q. The S...
by Purush
23 Jan 2012 15:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4215
Views: 230496

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

Hmm..looking at the Su-25 pics on the net, the shape of the central canopy part doesn't match up (upside down?). Maybe it's not a frogfoot?
by Purush
23 Jan 2012 15:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4215
Views: 230496

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

^ Maybe Su-25, guessing from the triangular central/front section of the canopy?
by Purush
18 Jan 2012 15:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 3063
Views: 361911

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Purush, Now you come to the nub of the problem. Money. You want safety you have to pay for it. You can't have one road safe while chaos continues elsewhere. All the roads must be safe or none of them are. Proper traffic engineering costs serious money. A 1-mile stretch of fully pedestrian separated...
by Purush
18 Jan 2012 13:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Vivasat, excellent shots, esp the first one.
by Purush
18 Jan 2012 13:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

I left the Jedi a while ago, now it's all Sith all the time :P
by Purush
18 Jan 2012 13:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

No saar, work related stuff, travel etc.
Will take phutus this weekend which is Chinese New Year and I have 4 days of holidays :)

EDIT: Yes, I know he was referring to the 300 x 1.4. But don't forget the 1.5x crop factor too :)
by Purush
18 Jan 2012 12:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Excellent buy! All you need to do now is buy a 1.4x TC too :) Actually I got the TC14eII couple of weeks back. Got a Great deal on a brand new one.Once the weather improves here I should go out and shoot some wildlife.with a 420mm reach I think I am good to go :mrgreen: Also, 420 x 1.5. :eek: I am ...
by Purush
18 Jan 2012 06:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 3063
Views: 361911

Re: Indian Roads Thread

30% increase in 3 years!! link However, with the traffic police increasingly using technology and surveillance cameras (with around 180 cameras operational in the city), Mr. Saleem hoped that the detection rate would increase. For example, after businessman Arjun Hari Nair (28) was run over in the ...
by Purush
18 Jan 2012 06:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 3063
Views: 361911

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Another thing I've noticed (in Kochi at least): where there are traffic cops manning the junctions, the traffic flow is *much* better and regulated than those at automatic signals. Automatic signals + traffic cop keeping an eye on the junction = even more effective, especially when there are designa...
by Purush
18 Jan 2012 05:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 3063
Views: 361911

Re: Indian Roads Thread

For instance in Chennai, the entire Purasawalkam High road should be lowered to create a continuous underpass. All the side streets can then become pedestrian only and have linking connection across. At the OMR road, I always see groups of people doing the 'Indian pedestrian road cross adventure' e...
by Purush
18 Jan 2012 05:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

The ergonomics of the Nex are not appealing and with any body, when you attach a large lens it becomes comes difficult to conceal in coat pockets.. That is true; once you attach anything larger than a pancake lens, carrying it in a coat pocket becomes very difficult. Actually, it applies to most, i...
by Purush
18 Jan 2012 05:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

vish_mulay wrote:Few more from last years collection.

Excellent shots. The last one in particular is superb.
by Purush
18 Jan 2012 05:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Thx Maulanas. On a side note I happened to pick this up for 800usd.Hope I made a good decision. http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1064792/0#10199691 :eek: It was a very bad decision. I hope you see the error of your ways. I will take it off your hands for free and ease your misery; all you nee...
by Purush
16 Jan 2012 22:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

BK Mian, thanks. I need to get back to phutugraphy however. :oops:
Skyrim has been stealing all my time the last few weeks.

Mort Walker wrote:Here is a shot I took at private zoo recently:



Wah, Superb photo, Maulana!
Also the second one.

Praksam Mian, very nice indeed.
by Purush
16 Jan 2012 21:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 3063
Views: 361911

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Apologies in advance for the formatting. It was a quick copy-paste job. Folks, See some data from the 2010 Road Safety report published by the Min. of Road Transport and Highways, India. You can download the pdf from here http://morth.nic.in/showfile.asp?lid=761 Virupaksha ji , WRT to the previous d...
by Purush
16 Jan 2012 17:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 453597

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Doc, thanks for the charts.
I stand corrected.
Indeed, it looks like autorickshaws do not play a major role in road accident fatalities in Bangalore.
That is good news.
by Purush
16 Jan 2012 16:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 3063
Views: 361911

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Doc, China having 2x the reported accident rate is almost certainly true. As usual the cheenis would have fudged the numbers to show 'improvement' for 'saving face' especially when compared with India, just like they do with their economic data. They had very high fatality rates even just a few year...
by Purush
16 Jan 2012 14:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 3063
Views: 361911

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Digging for info on the GoI websites is quite interesting...there are a lot of useful tidbits on the PIB site as official press releases. http://pib.nic.in/newsite/efeatures.aspx?relid=78156 In the automotive sector parlance, passive safety features refer to systems designed to minimise injury to th...
by Purush
16 Jan 2012 13:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 144347

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

abhishek_sharma wrote:
Well, a farm is a confined place...snip..

Sharma ji,
Reply here
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2777&p=1227722#p1227722
by Purush
16 Jan 2012 13:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 3063
Views: 361911

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Well, a farm is a confined place. I don't think we have the right to force animals to do whatever we please. We are already doing so. Maybe we should control our urge to believe that all resources of this planet belongs to our baap and we have the right to pontificate on what other species should a...
by Purush
16 Jan 2012 13:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 144347

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

I think in these statistics one class of Vehicles is missing, 2 Wheelers. No way India has only 74 million Vehicles when you add 2 wheelers in the mix as quoted by Jermy Clarkson. As per Road accident Stats released in TN. the largest no of accident fatalities are from two wheelers hitting pedestri...
by Purush
16 Jan 2012 13:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 3063
Views: 361911

Re: Indian Roads Thread

I am more concerned about the message than the messenger and his motives. See, this road safety issue is not something new that just popped up when it was highlighted by the Top Gear clowns. It has been a problem for very long. This 'issue' has been raised by and discussed on this thread as well as...
by Purush
16 Jan 2012 12:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 3063
Views: 361911

Re: Indian Roads Thread

second the bolder portion, so? every one eliminate pests, in Yamerika deer is pest so do eliminate them, in India Cows are not a Pest so no one eliminate them. Maulana Niran, I don't think he is calling for the elimination of cows, just moving them away from city roads to sequestered areas outside ...
by Purush
16 Jan 2012 10:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 3063
Views: 361911

Re: Indian Roads Thread

IIRC something like 60% of all fatalities in cities are pedestrians. Even in rural areas 40%+ are pedestrians. Vehicles are getting bigger and faster but we are not doing enough to separate pedestrians from vehicles. In Chennai you can see hulking big 20 ton buses and trucks driving 2 feet from the...
by Purush
16 Jan 2012 10:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 3063
Views: 361911

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Purush ji, crashes due to deers on the highway is quite common in the US. That is where the expression "deer in the headlights" comes from. PS: Some graphs in the WHO pdf are fatalies per thousand and the other is total fatalities. Saar, I know that deer accidents on the highways or citie...

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