GarysInSoCal

GarysInSoCal

Lives in United States Upland, United States
Works as a Pro Photographer / Screenwriter
Joined on Aug 19, 2010
About me:

Former USAF Alert Photographer, 23 Year CEO of Select Models Group Photoshoot Events and Screenplay writer for Goldstar International Pictures.

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On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1941 comments in total)

Been shooting with D810 for over a year. In respect to the stunning image quality and massive dynamic range noted... I've experienced this findings 'realtime' and concur... great review!

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 21:51 UTC as 35th comment
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1941 comments in total)
In reply to:

mgatov: Thank you for releasing this review. I appreciate all of your hard work and the analytical data you have provided.

Totally agree... also appreciate all the hard work. Been shooting with D810 for over a year now... this camera ROCKS and is truly amazing.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 21:28 UTC

Impressive camera Pentax... but PLEASE show me a list of lenses for the K1 that I can afford... cause as of right now... I haven't spotted a quality zoom lens for this camera for less than $1600. Without a decent selection of affordable optics, this camera will go down in flames, regardless of it's technological advances.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 06:23 UTC as 11th comment | 5 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-800 (211 comments in total)

Owner of a D3300 that I picked up in Craigslist ($240/very slightly used in excellent condition/2700 shutter clicks)... love this camera... I shoot stills only (no video). Razor sharp images (no lowpass filter) with the 18-140 ED-VR Zoom. Great dynamic range and high ISO images thanks to the Expeed 4 processor and 'Active D-Lighting'... outstanding battery life (over 1000 shots per charge). Strong focusing with no out of focus images yet. I honestly don't think there's a better 'bank for the buck' camera in this category.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 20:42 UTC as 11th comment
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-800 (211 comments in total)
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JochenIs: What this guide doesn't tell you is:
If you want to buy a camera look for the lens first.

TRUE... and the Nikon Nanocoat 16-80 is getting RAVE reviews for sharpness and clarity... only available for the D3300 and D5500... with ALOT more lenses available for these two cameras then all the other cams in this comparison... ;)

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 14:39 UTC
On article Nikon D7200 firmware 1.01 now available (14 comments in total)
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beavertown: Where is "3rd party batteries will not work" note?

Like the D500?

EVERY firmware update I've encountered on ALL Nikon cameras (I've had several) has resulted in DISCONNECTING aftermarket batteries from functioning with your camera... ;)

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 08:51 UTC
On article Making a splash: Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery (228 comments in total)
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Shamael: This camera is the F..k up of the century. Terrible image quality. All shots of the music stage look solarized, no detail in color at all. Acceptable noise till 3600 ISO, at 4000 and beyond it is for the trashcan.

Yeah right... read the dozens and dozens of very favorable reviews FROM OWNERS (not shet-talkers) in the 'Nikon ProDX Forum' here on DPReview... haters gonna hate... ;)

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 03:14 UTC
On article Making a splash: Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery (228 comments in total)
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bgbs: I'm glad to know my ancient D700 does just as good as the latest cameras. I have no reason to upgrade after looking at D500 and D5 images.

HUGE fan of D700 also... with IQ from ISO 800-3200 UNMATCHED by any other Nikon I've shot with, regardless of format.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2016 at 03:28 UTC
On article Making a splash: Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery (228 comments in total)
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Frank C.: just get a d3300 with pro lens and be done with it

Huge IQ fan of D3300 also... but AF is alittle on the dissapointing side. Conquer the slight AF problems with some predictability, and the D3300 is Nikon's BEST bang for the buck camera. I will be conducting some of my own D500 tests to determine whether it's right for me.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2016 at 03:22 UTC

This lens would ROCK on my D7200 for headshots and low light shots... can't wait to try it out on the Oct Cruiseboat Photoshoot... ;)

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2016 at 02:04 UTC as 12th comment
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GarysInSoCal: QUESTION... how many of us portrait, wildlife, fashion and scenic photographers take continuous photos of sports cars bearing down on us at a high rate of speed?... NO THANKS Sony... my lowlight shooting Nikon D750 (30+ year Nikon shooter and never changing) is doing just fine at -3EV... and my 500+ photographic awards over on ViewBug will be climbing to over 600 very soon... ;)

http://www.viewbug.com/member/garyabigt#/garyabigt/awards

Aaaaah... NO... not porn industry photographer. I don't shoot gynocology pics... just the elegant and classy stuff... pull your mind out of the gutter.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 16:58 UTC

QUESTION... how many of us portrait, wildlife, fashion and scenic photographers take continuous photos of sports cars bearing down on us at a high rate of speed?... NO THANKS Sony... my lowlight shooting Nikon D750 (30+ year Nikon shooter and never changing) is doing just fine at -3EV... and my 500+ photographic awards over on ViewBug will be climbing to over 600 very soon... ;)

http://www.viewbug.com/member/garyabigt#/garyabigt/awards

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2016 at 21:28 UTC as 10th comment | 8 replies
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (409 comments in total)
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OBI656: WOW, this cam is HUGE! Not idea if its design for self-defence or take a picture ... in any case, I wonder If I get prepaid bodybuilding sessions in the final price of this camera to be able to carry this brick around.

As the girls... SIZE MATTERS... the D5 will get you laid... :D

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 06:46 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (409 comments in total)

I'd like to bich-slap the 27 morons who said they've already had this camera... when it won't even be available until later next month... :D

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 08:51 UTC as 46th comment | 6 replies
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1941 comments in total)

Love my D810... shot this image of ANTM semi-finalist ChloeL in Catalina with it.
https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t31.0-8/12110035_10206609739473559_25492653129014770_o.jpg

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2015 at 17:25 UTC as 123rd comment
On article Nikon D7200 Review (637 comments in total)

Amazing how the D7100 got a 'Gold Award' while the D7200 got Silver. The D7200 has a much bigger buffer, better low light autofocusing, WiFi, longer battery life, sharper and cleaner Expeed 4 image processor, and better high ISO performance with an extended range... ALL features that prevented me from purchasing the D7100. Thank you Nikon for all the upgrades I cared about and wanted to see... ;)

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2015 at 11:25 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon D7200 Review (637 comments in total)
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SungiBr: It's strange that people are praising the -3EV focus capabilities of the D7200, but forget to mention that Pentax already done that, two years ago with K5II and K3 after.
Of course I'm not that ingenius to think the AF performance of K5/K3 are on par with Nikon in every aspect, but they at least could point that it is as precise and sensitive.

Quit tryin to revive Pentax digital... it's DEAD in the water. If they don't come out with some kind of breathtaking product line very soon, they're gonna be outta business in short order. Nobody's buyin Pentax cause their lenses suck and their strobe units are extremely limited in selection. Their market share is non-existent and their distribution comes from another planet.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2015 at 22:16 UTC
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GarysInSoCal: I'm a 30+ year Nikon shooter... this lens is a TOTAL WASTE of time and money... ridiculously heavy and very limited zoom range. I wouldn't take this lens if Nikon gave it to me... hey NIKON... WAKE THE F UP!... your sensors work AMAZING in low light... so PASS on the F2.8 heavy-azs lenses... here's your next lens offers:

In FX format... 20-100 F4 ED-VR N-Series

In DX format... 15-90 F4 ED-VR N-Series

Yo TJ... read the specs Einstein... you don't have to be a user to see how FREAKIN HEAVY and HUGE this lens is. My 24-120 F4 N-Series is VERY SHARP and half the weight and size of this behemoth... :P

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 07:41 UTC

I'm a 30+ year Nikon shooter... this lens is a TOTAL WASTE of time and money... ridiculously heavy and very limited zoom range. I wouldn't take this lens if Nikon gave it to me... hey NIKON... WAKE THE F UP!... your sensors work AMAZING in low light... so PASS on the F2.8 heavy-azs lenses... here's your next lens offers:

In FX format... 20-100 F4 ED-VR N-Series

In DX format... 15-90 F4 ED-VR N-Series

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 23:30 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
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