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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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 (821 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 118th 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 1st comment
On Save the date! DPreview PIX2015 Expo May 2-3 article (9 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 6th 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 (1891 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 (206 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 44th 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
On Chinese government orders Nikon to stop selling D600 article (228 comments in total)
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TN Args: 87% and GOLD Award from dpreview, your most trusty and reliable guide for picking out the good cameras from the bad ones -- not.

From page 23 of the dpr review:"Something that we've definitely got our eye on though, and which we'll be in a better position to comment on over time, is the D600's apparent tendency to attract sensor dust. We're working with Nikon to understand (and further test) this issue and we'll update this review accordingly as we use the camera over time.".

It is now 16 months since that review, and 5 months since Nikon actually replaced this defective model with the D610, and *STILL* not a word on the dpreview review site.

Agreeing with Alex above... also D600 owner with zero dust problems.... the camera takes FANTASTIC images. Canon fanboys need to EXIT Nikon related threads... ;)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2014 at 09:40 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Review preview (488 comments in total)
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Sad Joe: PLUS: Whopper Spec CONS: Whopper Price. VERDICT: ?

This is NOT Burger King and you can't have it 'your way'... ;D

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2014 at 16:04 UTC
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! article (258 comments in total)
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Leandros S: On the subject of unboxing, how's that Pentax K-3 review coming along? People have been waiting...

DPReview knows a failing digital camera company when they see it... so why waste time on a review. Pentax and Olympus both will go down in flames in less than 2 years. The 'Big Two' are eating them alive.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 15:08 UTC
On Nikon D5300 Review preview (295 comments in total)
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D1N0: So now I am going to be a bitch and ask for a Pentax K-50 and K-3 Review because this is not a serious camera but a gadget vehicle.

The reason Pentax DSLR's are NOT on the quick review list is because Pentax will BE OUT OF BUSINESS IN TWO YEARS! Regardless of how much better YOU THINK the Pentax line is... bottom line time... their cameras ARE NOT SELLING! Pentax seriously SUCKS in both marketing and distribution. Same goes for Olympus DSLR's as they will ALSO be gone IN TWO YEARS or less. You heard it here first... ;)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 06:37 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2371 comments in total)
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Leon Lusignan: Sony's sensors s.ks again. I tried them both bad colors with bad corners and smearing.
Only 2 ff sensors on market from D4 Nikon's and 6D from Canon's.
In crops world Fuji is real one. You can see by yourself Kernocks test here:
http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/comparisons/2013-12-leica-sony-canon/index.htm

Try this... max out your Sony & Fuji images with the best editing skills you possess... and you won't even come close to the amazing dynamic range, low noise quality and superior resolution of the NIKON D5200... ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2014 at 03:16 UTC
On DxOMark investigates lenses for the Nikon D600 article (14 comments in total)

DXO's lens testing for the D600 reads like the who's who of every Nikon lens from $1200-$3000 and more... which is about as useful for me as a flat tire. I ain't shellin out 1000's of dollars on lenses for the most reasonably price FX camera in their lineup. Why didn't they test some of the more reasonably prices lenses that me and the rest of the world can afford?... :P

I own several of the lower priced Nikon lenses (like the 70-300 ED-VR) that I think work quite well on my D600... ;)

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2013 at 06:35 UTC as 6th comment
On Just Posted: Nikon D7100 in-depth review article (398 comments in total)
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oeriies: I've been using the D7100 for 3 weeks with a 500mm f/4G and a 35mm f/1.8G. I've been a Pentax user for a while, currently owning a K-5. There is a lot of detail in the D7100 shots, which is important for birds and wildlife, and the continuous autofocus system is a dream compared to the K-5. The bummer is the buffer, as others have noted and as is clear in the DPReview appraisal. I spent an hour shooting seagulls in flight the second day I had the camera just to try to learn my new gear. I knew from the specs that I should get 6fps shooting raw. Fired off a burst to catch an on-coming bird -- 5 shoots and the camera stopped dead. I thought that for sure I had a defective unit. It was only when I went to the user forum here that I found that this is how the camera is designed. Nikon, you've got to be kidding. I hope there is at least a partial fix via software for the buffer problem that we'll see soon. It is a crippling flaw in an otherwise excellent camera.

Who the hell shoots dozens of birds in flight at 6fps in RAW?!?!?!? Oh paleeeeeeze... like your gonna print billboard sized images of that stuff... LOL! Dude... switch your D7100 over to hi-res JPEG and shoot 1000s of shots without missin a beat. You'll still have huge files to edit.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2013 at 04:25 UTC
On Nikon D5200 added to our studio comparison database article (186 comments in total)
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bobbarber: @GarysInSoCal

The E-M5 jpegs are better than than the D5200 jpegs in the comparison tool.

I am skeptical that the D5200 can do as well as any m43 camera. Since you are "sure", here is how you can prove it: 1) Download the D5200 raw samples from the comparison tool, 2) make whatever adjustments you would like in Photoshop, documenting the steps so that people can repeat what you did and verify the results, and 3) post the improved jpegs from the D5200, showing that they are better than what you can get out of the E-M5 at stock settings.

That would end all argument, wouldn't it?

Which leads me to this point... WHY aren't ALL tests conducted with the same prime focal length lens? Therein lies an obvious flaw in the conducted tests... :/

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2013 at 16:42 UTC
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