Retzius

Retzius

Joined on Aug 15, 2012

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nice bokeh

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 19:58 UTC as 27th comment
On Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X article (205 comments in total)

600mm equivalent without a viewfinder will be loads of fun!

not really

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 15:44 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply

So now the purchase price is called a "pledge"?

Instead of a customer you are a "backer"?

Now THATS good marketing.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 20:08 UTC as 35th comment | 3 replies
On Cokin announces Nuances range of ND filters article (12 comments in total)

Don't they claim their other filters have "no color cast?'

Well, they do.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 20:04 UTC as 5th comment
On Nikon D810A: An astrophotographer's perspective article (113 comments in total)
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Retzius: Nikon management decides not to produce D400 because it might not appeal to enough photographers

Nikon management decides to produce niche astrophotography camera...

Makes sense

Nikon and Canon are serious about mirrorless?

Really? Show me their serious mirrorless cameras

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 20:36 UTC
On Nikon D810A: An astrophotographer's perspective article (113 comments in total)
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Retzius: Nikon management decides not to produce D400 because it might not appeal to enough photographers

Nikon management decides to produce niche astrophotography camera...

Makes sense

Market share decrease is never a move in the right direction...

Nikon is corporation that exists to make a profit. They are a publicly traded company with share holders that demand quarterly dividend. Sorry to rain on your parade, but as idealistic as your post about making "tools" might sound to you, its gibberish.

In the digital age, you attract people via innovation or by making things easier.. easier for them to take a picture or easier for them to share their photos. Unless Nikon wants to dwindle down to become a small company like Leica that caters to a very small group of loyal buyers or rich collectors, they same old way they are producing and marketing cameras will not work. The numbers show it is failing. They won't make a profit, they won't attract investors, they will lose money, they will downsize, and the rest will be history.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 20:02 UTC
On Nikon D810A: An astrophotographer's perspective article (113 comments in total)
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Retzius: Nikon management decides not to produce D400 because it might not appeal to enough photographers

Nikon management decides to produce niche astrophotography camera...

Makes sense

Have you looked at the CIPA numbers for this year and for last month on Dslr sales. Its a big line that points down at a 45 degree angle...

They have shrinking sales numbers year over year and month over month.

Thats not moving in the right direction. If they are going to reverse that trend, doing minor tweaks to existing designs and reiterating the same camera bodies over and over agin with minor changes are not going to do it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 17:09 UTC
On Nikon D810A: An astrophotographer's perspective article (113 comments in total)
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Retzius: Nikon management decides not to produce D400 because it might not appeal to enough photographers

Nikon management decides to produce niche astrophotography camera...

Makes sense

I see your point, but at the same time successful companies don't think like that.

They will put the work in to creating a breakthrough product to separate themselves from the competition.

If Sony thought that way I doubt we would see any of the amazing mirrorless cameras they have been putting out lately...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 15:32 UTC
On Nikon D810A: An astrophotographer's perspective article (113 comments in total)

Nikon management decides not to produce D400 because it might not appeal to enough photographers

Nikon management decides to produce niche astrophotography camera...

Makes sense

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 15:25 UTC as 28th comment | 20 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review preview (425 comments in total)

Impressive subject tracking results! I dare say they are better than most entry level Dslrs and would be more than enough for most parents shooting kids sports.

If entry level mirrorless cameras can produce these kinds of subject tracking results the argument for a traditional Dslr is very hard to make.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 15:10 UTC as 117th comment
On Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR article (329 comments in total)

Where is the d400 to attach it to?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 04:20 UTC as 94th comment | 2 replies
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (455 comments in total)

Canon should just buy Pentax, remove the Pentax lens mount from the Pentax APS-C bodies, replace it with a Canon mount, and you would have the best of both worlds.

That would be so awesome the world might just implode from the awesomeness, so I know it will never happen.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 17:19 UTC as 95th comment | 2 replies
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (455 comments in total)
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qwertyasdf: I never understand why the top LCD screen is a good thing. I have used many many different models, and prefer looking at the settings in the rear LCD, isn't that a more convenient location???

The top LCD is a holdover from film camera days and it signified a higher end camera. I personally think its a waste and is a less convenient way of working. However, the "target market" may think its more "fancy" and shell out another 100 bucks. I think that is the main goal here... never forget the marketers are the ones driving business theses days.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 16:42 UTC

I will wait for the "Endangered Species" edition with rhino hide leather covering, crystallized panda tears LCD covering, and a manatee skin case with Luis Vuitton embossed logos.

The 20k price tag might seem high, but whenever I take pictures of my cat, a homeless person, on trash on the street and them post it on the Leica forum I am guaranteed to have fellow Leicaphiles declare that I have 'captured the moment' in shades of black and white that are simply not possible on any other platform.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 18:10 UTC as 99th comment | 1 reply
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1262 comments in total)

Gloat all you want Sony fanboys! Nikon finally got a touchscreen and wifi. How you like them apples!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:47 UTC as 266th comment | 2 replies

Maybe Leica could repackage this in a hand polished body and sell it for 10k

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:44 UTC as 47th comment

Does it have a Sony sensor and a Sony EVF?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 15:17 UTC as 40th comment
On Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge article (732 comments in total)
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Retzius: If sony made an entry model A7 at $999 and a set of cheap primes at $199 each they would take over

That is what has prevented me from getting into the system as well. They seem to think that if they stick a blue Zeiss sticker on every lens they can charge 4-5x the competitive market value.

If they put out a set of Sony branded basic affordable entry primes (28 2.8, 50 2.0, 135 2.8) in the $199 range they would entice a much large group of shooters to grow the system.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 16:48 UTC
On Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge article (732 comments in total)
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Retzius: If sony made an entry model A7 at $999 and a set of cheap primes at $199 each they would take over

You are right! A7 is at that price point. Now, if they only made some "cheap" entry level primes. There really is no reason they can't make a "nifty fifty" at the $199 price point.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 15:30 UTC
On Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge article (732 comments in total)

If sony made an entry model A7 at $999 and a set of cheap primes at $199 each they would take over

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 15:12 UTC as 102nd comment | 13 replies
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