Retzius

Retzius

Joined on Aug 15, 2012

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On Lensbaby introduces Velvet 56mm f/1.6 article (166 comments in total)

couldn't I just add the effect in LR using a lens I already have?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 22:04 UTC as 49th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D5500 Review preview (326 comments in total)

At this rate, the D5600 will be announced for Christmas and they will change the texture of the grip, put the GPS back in but remove the Wifi, and add a control for aperture in live view...

Then, next year, on the D5700, they will change the texture and grip again, take out the GPS and put the Wifi back in, stick in the AF system from the now "old" D7100, and change a font...

and on it goes

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 22:58 UTC as 62nd comment
On Nikon 1 J5 offers 20.8MP BSI sensor and revamped look article (152 comments in total)

Ive lost count of how many different 1 series cameras Nikon has pumped out in the last couple years....

Its not good when there are so many models the consumer doesn't even know what the difference is unless they do research on their own time to spend their own money to buy a companies product.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 17:24 UTC as 16th comment | 4 replies
On Nikon D5500 Review preview (326 comments in total)

Looks decent, but how many more of these minor upgrade models can they keep pumping out?

DPreview honestly could just post the D5300 or D5400 review with an addendum saying its a bit better.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 17:22 UTC as 84th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)

We are on the J5 already????

Must be cheap to pump out these upgrades.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 17:20 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
On Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (506 comments in total)

Lytro is struggling because its a solution in search of a problem.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 16:22 UTC as 48th comment | 11 replies
On CP+ 2015: Nikon shows off new D810a article (65 comments in total)

the audience for this is huge! huge i tell you!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 04:33 UTC as 17th comment | 7 replies
On Gary Fong launches virtual camera tutorial service article (140 comments in total)

Well, couldn't i just push the buttons on my own camera, toggle the switches on my own camera, and explore the menus on my own camera?

Why would I pay to do that on a "virtual" one when I could do that on the one I already own?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 23:43 UTC as 40th comment

crickets...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 22:33 UTC as 14th comment
On Samyang launches 135mm f/2.0 lens for stills and video article (151 comments in total)
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Retzius: Are these lenses made in Korea or in China?

We live in a surreal PC world when asking a simple question yields lectures, fears of offense and hurt feelings, and arguments about "why should anyone care if it doesn't impact quality".

I was simply curious because I find the economics of third party lenses interesting. Many are made in countries like Japan where the manufacturing cost is high but they still sell much cheaper than Canon and Nikon but they still make a profit. I was simply trying to figure out how Samyang handles the manufacturing process etc.

You can put away all your fears of "offending" anyone and be the PC police somewhere else.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 19:14 UTC
On Samyang launches 135mm f/2.0 lens for stills and video article (151 comments in total)
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Retzius: Are these lenses made in Korea or in China?

It doesn't matter, I was just curious to be honest.

If you don't know its ok to say you don't know. We don't need a lecture on brand, price, and country.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 00:13 UTC
On Samyang launches 135mm f/2.0 lens for stills and video article (151 comments in total)

Are these lenses made in Korea or in China?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 20:32 UTC as 7th comment | 10 replies
On Hands-on with Nikon's new D5500 article (288 comments in total)
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Retzius: the most interesting thing in this whole announcement is the new 55-200 VR... paired with the new 18-55 VR II and it makes a very nice compact kit that realizes the promises of the DX format.

now, if they would make something like the Canon 10-18 we might be on to something...

Thats 3 times more expensive...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 21:35 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1454 comments in total)
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Retzius: Well, since Nikon doesn't make many APS-C lenses other than 18-xxx zooms they are trying to "force" and upgrade path.

This strategy has hurt Nikon, not helped them. If they had made a true APS-C lens line up for the prosumer they would have sold like hotcakes.

The 55-200 and 55-300 are fair at best. The AF is slow and they work poorly for sports and wildlife. Ive tried them. They don't have full time AF override.

The 10-24 is nice. The 12-24 is redundant. The fact that is sells in like new condition used for less than half the price it is new speaks volumes.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 17:56 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1454 comments in total)
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Retzius: Well, since Nikon doesn't make many APS-C lenses other than 18-xxx zooms they are trying to "force" and upgrade path.

This strategy has hurt Nikon, not helped them. If they had made a true APS-C lens line up for the prosumer they would have sold like hotcakes.

The 35 1.8 is ok for the price. The 17-55 2.8 is far too heavy, has no IS, and has only fair optical quality for the price. It is in dire need of an update to compete in the marketplace.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 17:53 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1454 comments in total)

Well, since Nikon doesn't make many APS-C lenses other than 18-xxx zooms they are trying to "force" and upgrade path.

This strategy has hurt Nikon, not helped them. If they had made a true APS-C lens line up for the prosumer they would have sold like hotcakes.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 17:32 UTC as 421st comment | 5 replies
On Hands-on with Nikon's new D5500 article (288 comments in total)
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Retzius: The discontinued D7000 is still the best deal in Nikon land... $499 body only for a real prism viewfinder, magnesium alloy build, 6fps speed and a reasonable buffer, and full compatibility with Nikon's lenses and flash system

Get one before they're gone

I got mine brand new during the holiday specials for $484 on Amazon. Right now they are $548... still a bargain.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 02:35 UTC
On Hands-on with Nikon's new D5500 article (288 comments in total)

The discontinued D7000 is still the best deal in Nikon land... $499 body only for a real prism viewfinder, magnesium alloy build, 6fps speed and a reasonable buffer, and full compatibility with Nikon's lenses and flash system

Get one before they're gone

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 20:59 UTC as 47th comment | 5 replies
On Hands-on with Nikon's new D5500 article (288 comments in total)
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Gethin Coles: can you change the bloomin aperture in live view, though?

no

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 04:30 UTC
On Hands-on with Nikon's new D5500 article (288 comments in total)

the most interesting thing in this whole announcement is the new 55-200 VR... paired with the new 18-55 VR II and it makes a very nice compact kit that realizes the promises of the DX format.

now, if they would make something like the Canon 10-18 we might be on to something...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 04:09 UTC as 75th comment | 3 replies
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