Retzius

Joined on Aug 15, 2012

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Charrick1: I have been saying for years that Leica is a total rip-off, is in no way about "pure photography" (an idiotic term in itself which is usually synonymous with "We didn't put any R&D into video mode, and we're proud of that"), and is rather just betting that rich people with little sense will fall for their products. By the way, I don't even believe this lens is the sharpest 50mm. I would bet that if tested, my Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art stopped down to f/2 would perform better than the Leica which has a maximum aperture of f/2. Leica's niche is not "photographers who desire the best", but rather rich point-and-shooters without a brain.

To be fair, you could say the same thing about any luxury product. They sell to your emotions, not reason.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 21:54 UTC

If one could take this new red lens and put it on the new camera covered with red ping pong paddle rubber and then the new red strap from the explorer package one may reach a level of consumerist Nirvana only achieved by former executives of now defunct Lehman Brothers.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 19:43 UTC as 105th comment

Leica finally jumped the shark!

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 19:21 UTC as 108th comment
On article Canon is selling a gray version of the Rebel T6 (146 comments in total)

All kidding aside, I wonder if this is a not so subtle hint that Canon will be moving to a mirrorless Rebel from this point on and decided to make their last dslr Rebel look just like their first as an homage to its success.

or not.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 22:16 UTC as 32nd comment
On article Canon is selling a gray version of the Rebel T6 (146 comments in total)

Its so ugly I want to take it home and hug it and love it forever and ever.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 21:35 UTC as 38th comment
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (334 comments in total)

I like the camera. It seem to be very well balanced.

After looking through the sample gallery I came to a few conclusions:
1. the ooc camera jpegs actually look very pleasant
2. the 18-135 also seems to make very nice images with neutral contrast and a surprisingly pleasant bokeh
3. the 15mm da prime seems like a real cracker of a lens
4. the 18-135 and new 55-300 would make a very nice set of weather resistant travel lenses

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 18:56 UTC as 75th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (535 comments in total)

Meanwhile, next month they will introduce the D5600 which will be almost exactly like the D5500 except for 1-2 minor differences. Then they will have a meeting trying to figure out why it wasn't well received...

You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 23:58 UTC as 182nd comment | 3 replies
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (762 comments in total)

Sears KS-1 and it still works!

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 15:54 UTC as 498th comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: Game Boy Camera (70 comments in total)

DPR Staff can you take some standard studio test images and put them up so I can see how the images compare to the D7200. I have a trip in a couple weeks and I still can't decide which cam has the better image quality.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 16:16 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply

Put a red dot on it, say the lens is a Summi-flan reproducing the flare characteristic of a little known lens produced in 1940 that captures the essence of street photography, and sell them at 10x the normal price, and call it the Leica Der Pixel.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 18:19 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies
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Retzius: Thanks for posting the interview but I have to ask why the questions we all want to know were not asked...

Mirrorless? DX primes? Future of the DSLR? Response to Canon's M5? Why haven't they embraced the touchscreen?

Thanks for your reply Richard. Its amazing to me that they are intent on 'doing what they have been doing' when it clearly is bringing them on a downward trajectory. I am beginning to wonder if they just don't have either the technology, the will, or perhaps both to make the big jump to mirrorless. It clearly is the future that they are trying so hard to avoid.

As for the DL, I think it would have been a big hit 2 years ago...

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 17:52 UTC

Thanks for posting the interview but I have to ask why the questions we all want to know were not asked...

Mirrorless? DX primes? Future of the DSLR? Response to Canon's M5? Why haven't they embraced the touchscreen?

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 16:30 UTC as 53rd comment | 15 replies

So I guess no DX primes then...

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 16:22 UTC as 55th comment | 6 replies

Wasn't SUMMARON the name of the evil white wizard in LoTR?

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 22:32 UTC as 35th comment | 4 replies

When they make a special edition covered in the red rubber from ping pong paddles them I'm all in!

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 22:28 UTC as 61st comment
On article Modest Updates: Nikon D3400 Review (374 comments in total)

Its somewhat ironic that the link on the top of the main page for the D3400 review shows someone holding the D3300...

Not eve the DPR staff can tell them apart ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2016 at 17:56 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply
On article Modest Updates: Nikon D3400 Review (374 comments in total)

Nikon also removed the rear infrared receiver from the D3300 when they made the D3400...

Another "improvement" that I didn't see in the review.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2016 at 02:10 UTC as 63rd comment

That is a very nice sample gallery. Many thanks to the photographer.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2016 at 15:56 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
On article Modest Updates: Nikon D3400 Review (374 comments in total)
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PerL: Most people doesn't get it. It is the easy sharing with a phone that is the point of the "upgrade". It is probably a "must feature" today and Nikon knows it.

The problem is that it is implemented very poorly...

The "app" is limited in function, works slowly, and feels very under-developed. In addition, not putting a touch screen on a camera that is supposed to appeal to people looking for something to pair with their touch screen enabled phone is downright dumb, or cheap, or both.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2016 at 15:51 UTC
On article Modest Updates: Nikon D3400 Review (374 comments in total)

The D3400 is the laziest product update in recent memory.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2016 at 15:31 UTC as 97th comment | 6 replies
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