Cretinus

Cretinus

Lives in Germany Munich, Germany
Works as a Physicist
Joined on Mar 30, 2015

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And what is this colour for? Is it supposed to be a camouflage colour? Ridiculous.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2021 at 18:55 UTC as 10th comment
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Photofrankenstein: MLC numbers are at about 1/3 of Canon's. Nikon's fall is so obvious and dramatic compared to their peak DSLR era. It is not Sony introduced mirrorless technology and killed DSLR, more about bad management suffocated Nikon slowly over last 10years. This Qtr report looks sustainable at best, far from once an industry leading company should be. Nikon did better than Nokia at 2007 and Kodak at 2008 or Olympus camera division at 2020, but that hardly is an achievement, isn't It? Is it like saying Nikon did enough to save it from immediate bankruptcy? Credit where its due, but don't overreact to a quarterly result

@EXkurogane
Why is it that so many people think that if they repeat what they just said, but with cars or car manufacturers as example, it becomes more comprehensible?

On topic: I agree with you. It's the quarterly profits that keep'em running.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2021 at 10:10 UTC
On article Nikon Z7 II review (1500 comments in total)
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Savviest: I am actually very happy that they didn't go up to a 60 Megapixel sensor. 45 is more than enough. I would rather save the hard drive space and have Photoshop run a little faster with the 45 Megapixel files. Especially when focus stacking multiple macro shots or combining multiple shots into a panoramic image.

Hello. I'm on a laptop from 1998. I demand: Z7III should have only 5 MP.

Thank you.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2020 at 08:21 UTC

Who t. f. is Nicéphore Niépce??

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2020 at 21:52 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies
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Gesskay: While Many people didn't shoot M43,I believe no one can deny that Olympus was among the innovators of the Bunch.So many new features never seen before.Best in Class stabilization.Those who are laughing while saying "I told you so" are among the most ignorant of all photographers.It's a sad day indeed my friends

It's a very sad day indeed. And it won't be the last one, I'm afraid. First Olympus, then most probably Fujifilm and then probably Nikon. Canon might have a chance for a few more years, but the only one I see surviving this is Sony. Not because I'm a Sony fan (which I'm not, I'm a Nikon shooter), but because Sony has so many other divisions that they can allow themselves to keep making cameras just for the sake of the company's reputation, even without making profit.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2020 at 11:52 UTC
On article Opinion: Film photography has found its feet again (621 comments in total)
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William Loney: Always great to hear about younger people getting into film photography. It's the best way to learn.
Getting it 'right' with film requires more work, and photographic knowledge.
I suspect a lot of the folks here would be absolutely lost if they had to use a manual focus film camera with simple spot metering only, and a couple of rolls of Ektachrome for a week or so.
Sure there's a percentage of younger folks out there today that are carrying around old film cameras for the hipster factor, but it seems to me that there's a LOT who are using them, and genuinely trying to learn.
I strongly suspect that there's a lot of folks here on dpreview that would be hopelessly lost with a fully manual camera. How would YOU do without aperture priority, autofocus, and with a fixed ISO, etc?
Me? I did it for a couple of decades, I did my time in the darkroom, and sweating out the wait from film labs. I'm fully digital now, but I'm glad I started with analog.

I am, yes.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2020 at 15:21 UTC
On article Opinion: Film photography has found its feet again (621 comments in total)
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William Loney: Always great to hear about younger people getting into film photography. It's the best way to learn.
Getting it 'right' with film requires more work, and photographic knowledge.
I suspect a lot of the folks here would be absolutely lost if they had to use a manual focus film camera with simple spot metering only, and a couple of rolls of Ektachrome for a week or so.
Sure there's a percentage of younger folks out there today that are carrying around old film cameras for the hipster factor, but it seems to me that there's a LOT who are using them, and genuinely trying to learn.
I strongly suspect that there's a lot of folks here on dpreview that would be hopelessly lost with a fully manual camera. How would YOU do without aperture priority, autofocus, and with a fixed ISO, etc?
Me? I did it for a couple of decades, I did my time in the darkroom, and sweating out the wait from film labs. I'm fully digital now, but I'm glad I started with analog.

Well, I suspect a lot of the folks here would be absolutely lost if they had to slaughter a pig and process it to ham instead of buying a pack of ham at the supermarket. So what? Progress isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2020 at 15:15 UTC

I just don't get the point of a camera that is exclusively monochrome. Any other camera out there lets you switch between monochrome and colour, according to need. Why would it be great to have monochrome only? To me, this Leica stuff looks like overrated gear for hipsters trying really hard to be different.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2019 at 22:59 UTC as 57th comment | 8 replies
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Julian: I would love to see the video of them applying a band saw to this lens... I assume thats how they cut these in 2...

Laser. Dude. That's how they do it. With a laser.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2019 at 09:49 UTC

As to the weight advantage of the Z6 over the D750 being only 10%, one should not forget that Z-mount lenses will also be smaller and weight less than equivalent F-mount ones. This gives the Z6 indeed a considerable size/weight advantage over the D750.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2018 at 17:13 UTC as 93rd comment | 10 replies
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Cretinus: I can´t believe that nobody has asked the question, whether third party lenses for Nikon F mount, e.g. Sigma Art, will also work with the FTZ adapter. Why has nobody asked this question yet? Well?

That´s great news, Antonio. Cause without my Sigma Art 35mm 1.4 and 50mm 1.4 I won´t go anywhere, for the time being. But if they work with the FTZ adapter and even get 3 axis stabilization, then the only question is whether I preorder the Z7 or rather the Z6.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2018 at 20:39 UTC

I can´t believe that nobody has asked the question, whether third party lenses for Nikon F mount, e.g. Sigma Art, will also work with the FTZ adapter. Why has nobody asked this question yet? Well?

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2018 at 14:28 UTC as 23rd comment | 5 replies
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1250 comments in total)

Funny product portfolio. The EOS M50 with a small, standard zoom kit will make the new Powershot G1X III superfluous.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2018 at 10:44 UTC as 196th comment | 11 replies

Wannabee-cool + freeloader name desperately seeking to somehow sell an expendable product line.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 08:58 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Canon G1 X Mark III pre-production sample gallery (113 comments in total)
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Robert1975: We need more cat photos to decide! I always look a lot of cat photos before buying a camera or a lens, I also tested Nikon 14-24 with a couple of different cats before finally buying.

This looks good, but I believe the lens is too small for APS-C sensor. DSLR with kit lens looks noticeably better... And you still can't fit G1X III into a trouser pocket.

I've also tested three cats on a Canon 35 mm prime. At the end I bought all three.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 14:10 UTC
On article Hands-on with Nikon's latest kit at Photokina (127 comments in total)

Guys. Hold your horses. Keep in mind that Nikon was extremely affected by Kumamoto earthquake. They're still recovering from that.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 15:53 UTC as 3rd comment
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