Retzius

Retzius

Joined on Aug 15, 2012

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On Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (429 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 45th comment | 11 replies
On CP+ 2015: Nikon shows off new D810a article (66 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 | 8 replies
On Gary Fong launches virtual camera tutorial service article (147 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 39th 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 (150 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 (150 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 (150 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 (283 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 (1411 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 (1411 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 (1411 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 402nd comment | 5 replies
On Hands-on with Nikon's new D5500 article (283 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 (283 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 46th comment | 5 replies
On Hands-on with Nikon's new D5500 article (283 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 (283 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 74th comment | 2 replies
On Leica issues T (Typ 701) firmware update article (69 comments in total)

"a system which the company has positioned as one of its more affordable offerings"

lolz

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 23:25 UTC as 10th comment | 16 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1261 comments in total)

Nikon's answer will be a D7100 with wifi, GPS, and bigger buffer, and a few minor tweaks. I've given up on a "true" D400. Nikon's heart isn't in it, they think FF is the answer.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 21:12 UTC as 268th comment | 1 reply
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)

They could re-release these as the M9 Schotty-Sensor edition complete with a certificate hand signed by the technician who certified the sensor as defective and a Hermes hand bag with a few loose threads.

All joking aside... someone would buy them and talk about how the Schotty sensor lends a uniquely "organic" look to the images that captures not only the "decisive moment" but the uniquely "imperfect nature of humanity"

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 19:12 UTC as 35th comment
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)

I bet the old guy that hand polishes each Leica T body for 12 hours can buff those marks right out of that sensor glass.

Maybe they can make a 45 minute video of that too.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 03:39 UTC as 83rd comment

This week Sony releases the A7II with 5 axis IBIS and Nikon answers with...

wait for it...

The gold edition Df

Pretty much sums up the state of things in Nikon land atm

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 06:27 UTC as 314th comment | 5 replies
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