Retzius

Retzius

Joined on Aug 15, 2012

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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 311th comment | 5 replies

Ironic that Nikon releases this the same day that the Japanese economy sinks once again into recession...

Maybe there is a lesson here

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 05:23 UTC as 98th comment | 1 reply
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)

ISO 1600 looks very very good!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 02:07 UTC as 64th comment
On Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (396 comments in total)

Looks like a nice little camera. It seems strange though that Canon seems to struggle when its comes to contrast detection AF. The autofocus speeds of their cameras using CDAF always seem to be a bit slower than the competition. The speed of the EOS M was atrocious.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 18:38 UTC as 94th comment | 1 reply

What happens now to my pre-order for the Endangered Species Edition Lunar with shark fin grips, mastodon tusk buttons, and LCD coated in crystalized Panda tears?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 02:18 UTC as 170th comment | 3 replies
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (378 comments in total)

The image quality does not impress.

Nice looking piece of kit though ;)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 03:22 UTC as 113th comment | 1 reply
On FroKnowsPhoto guide to DSLR video now available article (156 comments in total)

The whole 'Fro' shtick gets old pretty quick.

6 minutes is trying, 6 hours would be worse than water boarding.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 01:35 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
On FroKnowsPhoto guide to DSLR video now available article (156 comments in total)

D-list internet celebrities are the new thing in photography

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2014 at 14:46 UTC as 53rd comment | 3 replies
On Calumet brings equipment rental service online article (13 comments in total)

Welcome to the 21st century Calumet ;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 18:36 UTC as 8th comment
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (388 comments in total)

Brikk claims to donate a proportion of its profits to 'populations around the world which are suffering'

LOL

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 20:06 UTC as 230th comment | 3 replies
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Retzius: Sigma makes a 17-70 2.8-4 Macro HSM in Pentax mount for $499...

They should have just updated the 17-70 f4 with WR and HD coating

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 02:46 UTC

Sigma makes a 17-70 2.8-4 Macro HSM in Pentax mount for $499...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 02:16 UTC as 32nd comment | 6 replies

I think its kind of funny that the press release says it has "11 seals" and "allows photographers to remain confident in its abilities under demanding outdoor conditions including rain and snow."

But then they say "With smooth, quiet autofocus operation driven by a built-in DC motor, you’re sure to enjoy serene shooting."

So which is it? Am I shooting in a hurricane or enjoying serene shooting?

:P

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2014 at 22:56 UTC as 44th comment | 2 replies

Its pretty big for a rather slow 16-85 zoom lens, uses 72mm filters, and weighs 488g. Its also darn pricey considering it relies on in-body SR and doesn't have a built in VR mechanism.

The Nikon equivalent (which has been out for years btw...), weighs the same, uses 67mm filters, has its own built in VR, and costs less.

Hmm...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2014 at 22:06 UTC as 52nd comment | 9 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2609 comments in total)
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Retzius: Looks pretty good!

BTW, the Pentax K-3 looks amazing.

I don't shoot Pentax... I just think it looks the most "natural". They left in some fine grained noise so as to not reduce edge detail. The Canon files looked a bit "cooked", but still really nice.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 02:10 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2609 comments in total)

Looks pretty good!

BTW, the Pentax K-3 looks amazing.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 01:37 UTC as 162nd comment | 3 replies
On Pentax launches K-S1 Sweets Collection article (231 comments in total)

Don't you normally have to actually sell some regular editions before you come out with special editions?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 22:34 UTC as 118th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (511 comments in total)
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Retzius: She writes like a 14 year old.

I'm sure she will hate that.

I hate her example images, they look like puke.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 18:50 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (511 comments in total)
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Retzius: She writes like a 14 year old.

I'm sure she will hate that.

Its her own words...

She uses "hate" more times than I can count and says she doesn't like the pictures the 7D makes because they "look like puke".

Let's not pretend this is an eloquent article because its 2014 and any criticism is somehow sexist or racist.

She writes poorly... If any man or woman of any color or sexuality spoke like this in a meeting or product presentation they would be out of a job.

BrightTiger, if you post up an image in a challenge and someone comments to you, "I hate your image it looks like puke", don't pretend that somehow its OK if a female writes like that but not ok if a man writes like that.

Bad writing is bad writing.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 18:17 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (511 comments in total)
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Retzius: She writes like a 14 year old.

I'm sure she will hate that.

I'm a relatively young photographer, but I'm also a professional. If I referred to things I don't like as "puke" and expressed my discontent as "hate" I would quickly lose credibility in a meeting or presentation. The venue here is different, but the consequences are the same. If she can't express her feelings better than the visceral language of a teenager than perhaps she should stick to shooting pictures for the paper.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 17:31 UTC
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