Retzius

Retzius

Joined on Aug 15, 2012

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On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (265 comments in total)

Nikon should officially apologize for Brazil's football team.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 21:18 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (265 comments in total)
In reply to:

wetsleet: I'm constantly amused by so many armchair experts pontificating to whichever manufacturer how to fix their cameras and pricing to make them sell, and then just carry on with their mantra regardless when, guess what, the camera sells as-is, due - but of course - to a gullible public who sadly lack the archair experts' expertise and tragically don't realise that they should be buying a different camera at a different price.

I apologize for your constant amusement, officially.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 17:26 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (265 comments in total)

The Nikon 1 V3 is the MUST HAVE camera of the summer...

...said no one ever.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 17:06 UTC as 27th comment
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (265 comments in total)

Ah yes, the demand outpaces production "apology"... The lamest form of marketing by Nikon so far.

How stupid does Nikon think we are?

Nikon, pull your head out of your collective butt, stop the stupid marketing tricks, and start competing again.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 03:47 UTC as 73rd comment | 1 reply

The fact that this is still $300 cheaper than the Nikon 1 V3 really shows how insanely priced the V3 is with its 1 inch sensor...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 18:52 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
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Retzius: I think this thing is going to have amazing image quality. Too bad it looks like butt.

TBH, I think most consumers do... If you think they do not consider esthetics when designing a camera to SELL to people than I have beachfront property in Arizona to sell you.

A little company called Apple has learned about the power of esthetic design.

Do you think Steve Jobs told his designers: "Who care what it looks like, its only a phone"?

Esthetics draws in the consumer, if the functionality can match the promise that the esthetics suggest than you have a winning product.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 18:34 UTC

I think this thing is going to have amazing image quality. Too bad it looks like butt.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 18:27 UTC as 30th comment | 9 replies
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (408 comments in total)
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justmeMN: I suspect that the Nikon 1 V3 has a much better kit lens than the Sony a6000. It wouldn't take much...

Its a different lens...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 20:04 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (408 comments in total)
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justmeMN: I suspect that the Nikon 1 V3 has a much better kit lens than the Sony a6000. It wouldn't take much...

You're probably wrong. If I pay $1200 for a camera I would like a lens that is oriented towards performance.

The Nikon lens has no filter threads, can't take a hood, and you have to wait for the lens to extend when you turn on the camera.

Its like putting a cheap point and shoot camera lens on a $1200 body.

Who they heck did they make this came for?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 17:35 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (408 comments in total)

Dumb dumb camera. Good technology but poorly marketed. Nikon had no idea who they are making these cameras for.

If you are an enthusiast you will want to use the grip and viewfinder. But, if you use the grip you have to remove it every time you want to change the battery and the tripod socket is now off-center. In addition, you can't use a Arca Swiss style plate.

The external EVF actually made the camera more expensive and if you use it now you can't use a flash... Dumb dumb dumb

OTOH, its too expensive for casual shooter or soccer moms when they can get a competent APS-C Dslr for half the price.

Nikon has no idea who they want to sell these cameras to. They are hoping to create a market that won't intrude on their slr sales but it is priced far too high to do that. The fact that they drop in price my 50% a year later doesn't help things much...

dumb dumb dumb

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 17:06 UTC as 129th comment | 11 replies

DPR is really pushing this camera.

3 articles with the same theme in one day:

A Little Bit Better
What You NEED to Know
Why It Matters

We get it, its a small upgrade but you really like it, we NEED to understand that, and why that matters, apparently.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 19:37 UTC as 94th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (839 comments in total)

Nice camera. However, I must say the latest releases of digital cameras are getting awfully expensive. Even for an admittedly pricey hobby, the cameras and lenses released within the last couple of years really are pushing the boundaries of "affordability" for the amateur or hobbyist.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 15:19 UTC as 121st comment | 8 replies
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JackM: You all have me to thank for this, because I just paid for Lightroom 5.

same here

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 03:33 UTC
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Ron Poelman: Anyone needing a definition of Art vs Photography
need look no further.
Complete command of the Surreal as a tool.
Enough to make you sell your camera.
As a body of work, it does not get any better than this.

Why would they make me want to sell my camera?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 01:35 UTC
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mcshan: Best photos I have ever seen in my lifetime. Should have had a kid staring at a frog.

They are nice family photos no doubt. But the best photos you have ever seen in your lifetime?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 01:35 UTC
On Panasonic FZ1000: Not just another superzoom... article (157 comments in total)

Meanwhile, Nikon is having a deep discussion on whether to include a touch screen and a dedicated ISO button on its next Dslr

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 16:13 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)

Its just dumb that the camera shuts down when you close the viewfinder.

Thats not a "Sony menu glitch", thats just dumb.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2014 at 15:28 UTC as 141st comment | 3 replies
On Sony a6000 Review preview (706 comments in total)

"While some people will never step away from a DSLR, the a6000 makes a very strong case for being able to do everything a Nikon D5300 or EOS 700D/Rebel T5i can do, even in terms of autofocus."

Nikon and Canon need to wake up real quick... their intro level DSLR cameras' only real advantage any more is having an optical viewfinder, but the bean counters and marketing folks have turned them in to small dark tunnels that aren't much fun to look through anymore.

TBH, if you are looking for a small but capable camera the mirrorless segment is now offering a better alternative. The pro segment is an entirely different story, but I'm sure that will be targeted soon.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 15:31 UTC as 130th comment | 4 replies
On Portfolio: Photography student Luke Evans article (171 comments in total)

The "studio" landscapes are cool. The rest just look like Instagram selfies or Facebook pictures.

go figure

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2014 at 22:24 UTC as 19th comment
On Leica M Monochrom now available in grayscale (sort of) article (137 comments in total)

IF they made a classic M body with a sensor that could be changed out as sensor tech advances they would have a camera worthy of the cost as it could indeed last a "lifetime" and keep pace with advances in image quality.

Currently, Leica bodies quickly become outdated expensive relics that are not worth your hard earned dollars.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2014 at 22:16 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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