Retzius

Retzius

Joined on Aug 15, 2012

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On Ricoh announces Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition article (124 comments in total)

"All components are packaged in a box designed exclusively for this product."

I'm sold

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 03:42 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1047 comments in total)

I'm sure this is a great camera but somehow these output of these images don't wow me.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 21:10 UTC as 40th comment
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Retzius: Does this fix the flopping mirror?

Thanks for your reply. Thats a shame... I have been looking at this camera but the reported mirror flop problem keeps me from pulling the trigger.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 04:28 UTC

Does this fix the flopping mirror?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 22:37 UTC as 11th comment | 7 replies

"a distinctly iPhone-esque design" - thats a PC way of saying it... they even copied the app icons on the touchscreen

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 16:55 UTC as 11th comment | 4 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (402 comments in total)

Nice camera. I think for many folks buying their first DSLR a camera like this makes it hard to justify an interchangeable lens camera. The numbers from both Nikon and Canon indicate most of their customers who buy an entry level body never even take the kit lens off. This would make a much better and more powerful option for many of those people.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 19:56 UTC as 113th comment | 2 replies
On Dronestagram contest winners announced article (117 comments in total)
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webber15: As the eagle is an immature bird,,there is a slim chance it was curious but where breeding raptors are known the drone should not have been in this area and should not be disturbing wildlife,,I don't know Bali"s regulations but in Europe he would have broken the law...

Are we at the point now where we literally just try to find stuff to criticize or be angry about now?

Chill out and enjoy the photos. No laws were broken, no wildlife was irrevocably violated, and mother earth was not harmed in the making of these images.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 16:45 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (618 comments in total)

Image quality is sub-par for the price point.

If I am going to drop $1200 on a camera I want the image quality to reflect that.

I can buy Nikon's own D7100 for the same money for far superior image quality.

If Nikon had released this at $799 I think they would have created a lot more 1 system shooters.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 22:26 UTC as 157th comment | 2 replies
On Updated: Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.0 software article (105 comments in total)

Nikon should IMHO just end their software development. Its almost always poorly designed and never developed after release. Their wifi iOS app was a joke and really nothing more than just a remote release with live view.

TBH, I think the age of proprietary RAW converters is done. The camera makers should do what they are good at, making cameras, and let the software companies do what they are good at, make software.

Let the cameras output in TIFF or DNG (kudos to Pentax for this) and be done with it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 18:34 UTC as 30th comment | 7 replies
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (288 comments in total)

Nikon should officially apologize for Brazil's football team.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 21:18 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (288 comments in total)
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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 (288 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 36th comment
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (288 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 82nd 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 29th 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 31st comment | 9 replies
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 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 (432 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 (432 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 138th 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 96th comment | 2 replies
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