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 Warrior Princess photo in GarysInSoCal's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Over 500 additional images available on my Model Mayhem portfolio at this link (click on view photos): http://www.modelmayhem.com/2623

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2015 at 11:14 UTC as 1st comment
On Nikon D7200 Review preview (526 comments in total)
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GarysInSoCal: WOW... I'm confused DPR... here's a camera that's made significant improvements over it's predecessor (the D7100 with GOLD award)... yet it gets a lower review (SILVER award)... how could that be?... :/

Hey Papi and Tecno... although I am now an FX shooter (with D750 and D810)... those features I listed would STILL be the deciding factor for me in buying the D7200 over the NX1. When your camera's battery goes dead, you are DONE shooting and that thing in your hand is now a doorstop. When you don't have the right lens for the jobs you're shooting, you're going to LOSE JOBS. The lack of lenses available for the NX1 is a SEVERE handicap in my books, not to mention the very limited dedicated flash options. I still have 3 DX lenses left, and although I am impressed with what the D7200 has to offer, as many times as Nikon comes out with 'the next best thing' in the DX lineup, I'll probably be waiting for either a D400 or a D7300... just to see what they have to offer... ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 21:49 UTC
On Nikon D7200 Review preview (526 comments in total)
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GarysInSoCal: WOW... I'm confused DPR... here's a camera that's made significant improvements over it's predecessor (the D7100 with GOLD award)... yet it gets a lower review (SILVER award)... how could that be?... :/

Buzzzzz... WRONG ANSWER! DXO Mark gave the D7200 an 87 sensor score while the NX1 got an 83. The NX1 only takes 500 pics on a fully charged battery while the D7200 takes more than twice as many at 1100. The D7200 can shoot at 14bit lossless compression while the NX1 can only shoot 12bit. The D7200 has a 'optical viewfinder' while the NX1 has a battery draining and far less sharper electronic viewfinder. The NX1 only has one memory card slot while the D7200 has two. Viewfinder screen size on the D7200 is 3.2 while the NX1 is only 3.0. And the BIGGEST advantages for the D7200 is it is $300 less in price and it has 100s of Nikon (and after market) lenses and flashes that are compatible with it... :D

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 03:27 UTC
On Nikon D7200 Review preview (526 comments in total)

WOW... I'm confused DPR... here's a camera that's made significant improvements over it's predecessor (the D7100 with GOLD award)... yet it gets a lower review (SILVER award)... how could that be?... :/

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 20:39 UTC as 20th comment | 6 replies
On Nikon D7100 In-Depth Review preview (108 comments in total)

Gold award... cool... and the much improved D7200... Silver award... interesting... LOL!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 20:34 UTC as 7th comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1604 comments in total)

Hey DPR... where the F is the review???... you've reviewed dozens of cameras since the D810 came out... so whazsup?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 20:04 UTC as 19th comment
On Nikon D7200 Review preview (526 comments in total)
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bolador: As a former D90 waiting for this release to upgrade. I studied the prices and boght a D610. :D

For the record... the D7200 has a FAR SUPERIOR low light auto focusing system over the D610, -3 EV with 51 AF points VS 39 AF points at -2 EV... ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2015 at 18:09 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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GNM1: Hired one of these to shoot Kingfishers with a 400mm F2.8 + 2x Tce-III. Having a D3s, I was looking for more pixels for cropping. Having used the D200 / D700 / D3s, I hated the D7200. Mainly because I like to see what the ISO is doing, on the screen viewfinder and in review on the back LCD after the shot. The viewfinder would only show ISO value up to the point of focusing, after that you had now idea what it was going to be based on the half shutter focus press. Using LCD review, the D3s you press the up arrow and work through the detail, focus point, full picture, Graph - but I could not get this on the D7200 (I was looking for the ISO). The buffer, I held my finger on the button and I had a du,dudu...du,du,...du not the machine gun approach of the D3s. Not used to a stutter when shooting continuous - I expected a full six with a little wait, not over 10 seconds to clear the buffer. Maybe it's me with the short time I had it but I'll try the 750 for comparison. Not for me I'm afraid.

Do you realize less than ONE PERCENT of the world's population will be shooting what you're shooting?... and for 'the rest of the world', the D7200 will do a bang-up job on what THEY hired it for?... ;)

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 14:42 UTC
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Randy Benter: The T6s should get a firmware upgrade to add AF micro adjust. I would never use a DSLR without this capability. It would be nice to have a smaller DSLR like this as an option, but apparently Canikon believe that enthusiasts and pros would never want a smaller/lighter camera. The competition is offering some nice options (e.g. E-M1 and X-T1), but Canon still doesn't get it.

You're right... Canon STILL doesn't get it... and if you want greater performance in a smaller and lighter camera... checkout the Nikon D3300... lighter then the Olympus and Canon... much improved sensor with much stronger dynamic range and low light scores than both at DXOMark. I own one... freakin little camera ROCKS!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 18:06 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)

BINGO... D7200 has EXACTLY what I was looking for in next upgrade. (D300 owner)

No AA Filter... WINNER! I've done comparisons on 24MP sensor with and without AA Filter... much sharper images IMO... just make sure you're usin quality glass.

BIGGER buffer with 1/8000 shutter and 1/250 flash sync... WINNER! Sports and fast action boys will be happy campers now. Darker skies in outside strobe shots too.

The 51 point AF with -3EV and 'Face Detection'... WINNER! No more AF searching in lower light. I shoot models and actors headshots... 'face detection' is HUGE benefit.

Locking exposure mode dial and built-in auto focus lens motor... WINNER! No locking exposure mode dial was a D7000 screwup... too easy to change that accidently... built-in focus motor keeps all my older lenses still in the game.

Dual card slots and longer battery life... WINNER! Now you have a backup card for super important images combined with higher image storage capacity and longer shooting time.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 16:19 UTC as 192nd comment | 7 replies

Oh fur sure... they can't sell them so they might as well give them away... :D

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 00:49 UTC as 2nd comment
On Save the date! DPreview PIX2015 Expo May 2-3 article (11 comments in total)

Should of held the event in LA... you would've had 1000's of additional attendees... ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2015 at 05:59 UTC as 8th comment
On Show us your best shot of 2014 article (101 comments in total)

This 'Cruiseboat Photoshoot' was fun last November... 14 models on the Carnival Miracle... doing it again April 11th 2015... :D

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/131117/10/5289103046917.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2015 at 10:09 UTC as 29th comment
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1929 comments in total)
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lera ion: My D6oo paid with his life for Nikon honor. In my opinion, D750 follow. It is no longer possibil to manufacture. Is a serious error, can affect image. Good luck Nikon!

I've had my D600 for over 2 years... not one single spot on the sensor... and the images I capture BLOW AWAY almost all posters on this forum. I'll be buying a D750 next month... and I will have NO PROBLEM with this flare issue. WHY?... because every lens I own HAS A LENS SHADE... and I use shades 100% of the time. It's called 'common sense' people. http://www.modelmayhem.com/2623

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2014 at 18:45 UTC
On Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR article (197 comments in total)

The Nikon D5300 blows this piece of crap away at a lower price... with more resolution, a better low noise rating, stronger dynamic range, a bigger selection of lenses and TTL flashes.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 06:55 UTC as 45th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon announces full-frame D810 with no OLPF article (99 comments in total)
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tabloid: Come on Nikon for heavens sale make a mirror-less SLR.

If you don't know how to do it ask Sony.

Dude... for heavens sake... buy the crappy sensor Sony with over-priced lenses in short supply and STFU... :P

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 06:51 UTC
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Joed700: I've been a Nikon fan for over two decades, and I must say I'm disappointed at Nikon. I've seen their products going down the drain in terms of build quality and performance as each newer generation of cameras and lenses that came out. I doubt that Nikon would admit there's a problem with the D600 if it wasn't for the fact that China had asked them to stop selling the defective D600s. Here some suggestions for those of you who haven't heavily invested in Nikon lenses/bodies: buy the art series Sigma lenses (50mm f1.4 or 35mm f1.4) or go with Fuji X-series cameras/lenses if dof is not as critical for your photos. I still have my D800, but I use my Fuji XT-1/x100s 99% of the time...

For me amigo... the quality of Nikon products has never been better. My more recent work is testiment to that. And with all those edits you make, as least you could have spelled THIRTY correctly... LOL!

That more recent work is HERE! http://www.modelmayhem.com/2623

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 13:07 UTC
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Joed700: I've been a Nikon fan for over two decades, and I must say I'm disappointed at Nikon. I've seen their products going down the drain in terms of build quality and performance as each newer generation of cameras and lenses that came out. I doubt that Nikon would admit there's a problem with the D600 if it wasn't for the fact that China had asked them to stop selling the defective D600s. Here some suggestions for those of you who haven't heavily invested in Nikon lenses/bodies: buy the art series Sigma lenses (50mm f1.4 or 35mm f1.4) or go with Fuji X-series cameras/lenses if dof is not as critical for your photos. I still have my D800, but I use my Fuji XT-1/x100s 99% of the time...

Fur sure... only THIRTY YEARS!... and while you're at it... how about showing us all the magazine covers, awards and publications you've been featured in... Ansel Adams... LOL!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 09:32 UTC
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Joed700: I've been a Nikon fan for over two decades, and I must say I'm disappointed at Nikon. I've seen their products going down the drain in terms of build quality and performance as each newer generation of cameras and lenses that came out. I doubt that Nikon would admit there's a problem with the D600 if it wasn't for the fact that China had asked them to stop selling the defective D600s. Here some suggestions for those of you who haven't heavily invested in Nikon lenses/bodies: buy the art series Sigma lenses (50mm f1.4 or 35mm f1.4) or go with Fuji X-series cameras/lenses if dof is not as critical for your photos. I still have my D800, but I use my Fuji XT-1/x100s 99% of the time...

Yeah... and while you're buying all those after-market lenses... go ahead and send ME all your superior Nikon N series optics... I'll show you how to take magazine cover and award winning images with them and my zero defects (over a year old with NO problems) D600... LOL!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2014 at 08:27 UTC
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sandy b: I have had 6 cameras from Nikon in the last twelve years. This is the first one with any issue, and they fixed it for free and it works perfectly and will fix the shutter for free as long as I own the camera. Could they initially been more upfront? Of course. Did they eventually do the right thing. Yes. Good enough for me.

Of course, there are an incredible amount of non nikon owners at DPR that love to shred on them every chance, real wing nuts. They are overjoyed by this.

Same here... current D600 owner (and very happy with it for over a year with zero spots) who has owned over a dozen Nikon cameras in the last 30 years. Their N Series lenses are razor freakin sharp. I shoot magazine covers and have won half a dozen awards. It's the Canon fanboys you are referencing... 'haters gonna hate'... :P My work is here: http://www.modelmayhem.com/2623

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 20:57 UTC
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