Retzius

Retzius

Joined on Aug 15, 2012

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Where is the "Endangered Species" edition with ivory tusk handles, bengal tiger skin grips, condor wing lens shutter, and lens elements made from giant bluefin tuna eyeballs?

I expect more Hasselblad! There is no price premium at all for my financial status!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 20:09 UTC as 23rd comment

Where is the limited run "Year of the Monkey" edition with diamond crusted carbon fiber accents, depleted uranium body, and matching panda fur case that will also hold your Lunar?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 03:13 UTC as 58th comment
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (819 comments in total)

Does it come in red and grey?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 04:07 UTC as 227th comment | 8 replies
On Exposing another side of Sochi news story (178 comments in total)

I'm not sure how these are offensive "cookie cutter" images of Russia...

I have been to Russia and much of it looks very much like this. You see modernization sprinkled in with obvious relics (both physical, mental, and behavioral) of its Communist past.

If this offends than some really need to get a thicker skin. Americans are criticized and ridiculed all the time. After a while, you realize the attention is rather flattering ;)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2014 at 18:16 UTC as 35th comment | 3 replies
On Fujfilm interview: 'The only way is to keep innovating' article (226 comments in total)

The title of this story says "Fujfilm" and not "FujiFilm"

FYI...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 06:09 UTC as 31st comment
On A look inside Sigma's lens factory news story (89 comments in total)
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Retzius: Does anyone at Sigma smile?

It looks about as fun working there as in a forced labor camp.

Here is the impression that the video gives.

Sigma is:

1. serious; no joy is to be found here
2. populated by middle aged men with stoic frowns
3. isolated
4. located in a land of punishing wind, snow, and freezing rain
5. dimly lit
6. quiet; no words are spoken

It looks to me like someone at Sigma management has a case of "warrior-monk" syndrome

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2014 at 17:30 UTC
On A look inside Sigma's lens factory news story (89 comments in total)

Does anyone at Sigma smile?

It looks about as fun working there as in a forced labor camp.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2014 at 16:47 UTC as 31st comment | 4 replies
On CP+ 2014: Nikon stand report news story (47 comments in total)

D400?

Never mind Nikon...

I give up.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 16:29 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (759 comments in total)

The camera and lens look very "Contax" to me.

I like it...

This could be the Contax RXIII.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 21:01 UTC as 182nd comment | 1 reply
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sony a6000 news story (99 comments in total)

What the Nikon 1 should have been...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 05:35 UTC as 40th comment | 7 replies
On Nikon D5300 Review preview (234 comments in total)
In reply to:

Jurka: This camera has flash HSS sync mode or not, like 3000?

No...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 20:13 UTC

If I have the camera nestled into my palm with the backwards facing grip, then how the heck do I reach my thumb down into my palm to press the focus button?

Ackward

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 16:40 UTC as 138th comment | 4 replies

To bad its not an interchangeable lens camera. Sigma's solution in the press release is: "Take all three with you and select as needed for the perfect shot."

Sure Sigma, I'm gonna walk around with all three cameras hanging around my neck...

Still, I like that Sigma keeps trying new things and has bold designs, even if they look like a movie prop.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 16:24 UTC as 142nd comment | 4 replies

It looks like an A99 styled by Rubbermaid

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 00:28 UTC as 223rd comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (622 comments in total)
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Retzius: I know all the Olympus shooters think they have something to complain about but you don't. At least Olympus actually creates lenses, announces them, release them, and continues to provide you with usable products.

Meanwhile, in Nikon land, we have been waiting for a wide angle DX prime lens for about 10 years or so. That right, not an improved lens or a better lens, just A LENS period.

Meanwhile, in Nikon land, we have been waiting for the D300 to be updated for about 6 years or so. Thats right, SIX YEARS.

Meanwhile, in Nikon land, this years updated camera bodies are the same ones from last year just without a OPF filter. The Liveview still focuses slower than an 80s camera, there is no live view histogram, you can't change aperture while shooting video because that would require a new part, and the viewfinders on the low and midrange bodies are like tiny tunnels.

If you want the right to complain, come to Nikon land. There is much to actually complain about :)

Nice move. Now you have a complete system.

In the meantime, Nikon released the 18-140 for Dx. Makes sense really, because the 18-55, 18-70, 18-105, 18-135, 18-200, and 18-300 were not enough...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 19:29 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (622 comments in total)

I know all the Olympus shooters think they have something to complain about but you don't. At least Olympus actually creates lenses, announces them, release them, and continues to provide you with usable products.

Meanwhile, in Nikon land, we have been waiting for a wide angle DX prime lens for about 10 years or so. That right, not an improved lens or a better lens, just A LENS period.

Meanwhile, in Nikon land, we have been waiting for the D300 to be updated for about 6 years or so. Thats right, SIX YEARS.

Meanwhile, in Nikon land, this years updated camera bodies are the same ones from last year just without a OPF filter. The Liveview still focuses slower than an 80s camera, there is no live view histogram, you can't change aperture while shooting video because that would require a new part, and the viewfinders on the low and midrange bodies are like tiny tunnels.

If you want the right to complain, come to Nikon land. There is much to actually complain about :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 16:47 UTC as 99th comment | 7 replies

Nice work Olympus.

Maybe one of these years Nikon can find the time to come out with a wide angle DX lens. Just one, cuz you know, it is your biggest installed user base. I know you are busy and I know you don't care what the other companies are doing and I know it is hubris for me to bother you with such things. But look, it has been like 10 years. If you designed one lens element a year for the last 10 years you could have had designed one by now.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 16:28 UTC as 14th comment | 5 replies
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1594 comments in total)
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Retzius: I can't believe this is actually listed as a negative:

"Tools for shooting with third party lenses need improvement"

OK, lets be fair. Next time you post a Nikon review, I want to see "Tools for shooting with Canon lenses needs implementation" as a negative point.

Docking Sony for not giving you a full featured tool set for shooting with non-Sony lenses is just ludicrous and down-right biased. I don't see Nikon and Canon going out of their way to implement 3rd party hardware. To the contrary, Nikon releases firmware updates to hinder it!

Mr. Butler. Thank you for considering my comments. I do think Sony deserves credit for implementing these features. They must have known that by doing so, it would be more difficult to get A7 users to buy Sony's own lenses if their needs can already be met with their existing glass. The implementation may not be perfect, but I do think it is stand apart from what other manufacturers would include, if they even would at all. Hopefully, firmware upgrades can only make things better. Cheers.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 03:27 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1594 comments in total)

I can't believe this is actually listed as a negative:

"Tools for shooting with third party lenses need improvement"

OK, lets be fair. Next time you post a Nikon review, I want to see "Tools for shooting with Canon lenses needs implementation" as a negative point.

Docking Sony for not giving you a full featured tool set for shooting with non-Sony lenses is just ludicrous and down-right biased. I don't see Nikon and Canon going out of their way to implement 3rd party hardware. To the contrary, Nikon releases firmware updates to hinder it!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 23:18 UTC as 351st comment | 10 replies
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1594 comments in total)

The A7 should get a special achievement just for moving technology forward and creating a product that the big 2 have not been able, or willing, to create yet.

Regardless, when the next iteration of the big 2's consumer body is reviewed, i.e. the D5300, I am sure it will get a gold award.

No bias here... move along

;)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 22:14 UTC as 367th comment | 4 replies
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