garyknrd

garyknrd

Lives in Thailand
Works as a Retired
Has a website at www.birdsthatfart.com
Joined on Jan 2, 2011
About me:

Retired. Hobby, bird photography

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On Fujifilm announces 1.4x teleconverter for X100/X100S news story (126 comments in total)
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nathondetroit: Pardon me while I place a football helmet on my Chihuahua.

LOL,,,, I had a good laugh over this... Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 08:59 UTC
On Call for entries: Getty Images grants news story (5 comments in total)

Getty? Who is Getty. Never heard of them.
Next.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 08:31 UTC as 3rd comment
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)
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Donnie G: One of the nice things about being a member of a camera club is that I get a chance to try out camera kits that I am curious about even though I don't own them. Most of our members, including me, own Canon or Nikon, so I get to play with the latest and greatest from those companies all the time. Before last Christmas there was only one Pentax 645D, one Sony A7, and two Sony SLT A77 owners in the club. Sorry, no M4/3s shooters yet. Well, the SLT A77 guys have now both switched to the Pentax K-3, and the 645D shooter has added a K-3 to her kit. That tells me that there is much to like about the Pentax K-3. :)

Fanboy's, Pentax has to be the worst! I finally sent both of my K-5's to Pentax Japan and no fix. The tungsten issue was an issue, but so was low light. Horrible camera for anything of importance. It littered the forums for two years. And still this.. LOL
These guys have done more to hurt Pentax than the sorry cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 12:11 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)
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Donnie G: One of the nice things about being a member of a camera club is that I get a chance to try out camera kits that I am curious about even though I don't own them. Most of our members, including me, own Canon or Nikon, so I get to play with the latest and greatest from those companies all the time. Before last Christmas there was only one Pentax 645D, one Sony A7, and two Sony SLT A77 owners in the club. Sorry, no M4/3s shooters yet. Well, the SLT A77 guys have now both switched to the Pentax K-3, and the 645D shooter has added a K-3 to her kit. That tells me that there is much to like about the Pentax K-3. :)

True for sure, but how about all the 5-K owners who bought into the system and had to switch because of a faulty AF module. Just a total rip off.
Pentax K-3 hopefully fixes most problems. But, thousands of folks switched with a very bad taste in there mouth.
Personally, even though I have the money it is very hard to forget the total disregard for customers from Pentax. I think it will take a decade or more just to regain a small margin trust.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2014 at 06:52 UTC
On Nikon to offer D600 replacements if 'spots' continue news story (173 comments in total)

Kinda par for the course. At least they finally got pressed into doing something. I bought a Pentax K-5 that had a faulty AF module and never got it fixed. Pentax just ripped off thousands of customers.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2014 at 06:46 UTC as 14th comment
On Nikon to offer D600 replacements if 'spots' continue news story (173 comments in total)
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ovlov: Nikon's quality control isn't even good enough for the Chinese.

I live in Thailand and the Chinese are the beat photographers I have ever seen. These high end buyers not only know the product like the back of there hand they have the money to buy the best. Something I do not see from American tourists here. It has definitely switched to the Chinese. Europeans, Americans, and the rest take a back seet to these guys and gals now.
And I am an American. Very strange to see the power change. But, believe me it already has...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2014 at 06:43 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)
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garyknrd: Kinda strange mentioning the time lapse shots?... I just went to the Pentax forum site and there is thread there that is dedicated to that. It don't work
One gal sent both K-3's back and bought the K-5II. So the K-3 is not a full working camera. Still kinda buggy. Camera freezing up. Shutter going off and machine gunning until the battery is taken out. So?

Nice review and a good looking camera. But, still buggy. It looks like.

I will pick one up I guess. But, I am hoping the bugs will be worked out by then.

That is strange. In the Pentax forum thread. It said all recent firmware upgrades did not fix the problem? I just read it again.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 08:27 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)

Kinda strange mentioning the time lapse shots?... I just went to the Pentax forum site and there is thread there that is dedicated to that. It don't work
One gal sent both K-3's back and bought the K-5II. So the K-3 is not a full working camera. Still kinda buggy. Camera freezing up. Shutter going off and machine gunning until the battery is taken out. So?

Nice review and a good looking camera. But, still buggy. It looks like.

I will pick one up I guess. But, I am hoping the bugs will be worked out by then.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 12:17 UTC as 99th comment | 2 replies

These new cameras are just amazing. Cannot wait for the review.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 07:13 UTC as 11th comment

I'm a minority and Canon doesn't care for sure, but I have started complaining with my wallet. Over one year now with no new Canon products. And I feel I have not lost a thing. Others are filling the gap nicely. No problem for me.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 00:27 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply

After reading this, I just realized how far behind I am. I don't even own a digital phone.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 01:10 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply
On Meet 'The Archivist' at National Geographic news story (41 comments in total)
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ffnikclif: I'm speechless.I would like to say I would love this job, but I doubt I'd be good at it. And this is a job you have to be very, very, good at. My hat is off to Mr. Bonner.

My thoughts exactly. Funny how people like different things. I would hate a job like that. And he excels at it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2014 at 05:17 UTC

The sad part is they will be overrun with people wanting to sell a photo.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 08:10 UTC as 43rd comment
On Russian Mother captures atmospheric photos of sons on farm news story (592 comments in total)

You know it is not just this kind of photoshop work. It is in all photography now. Honestly it is 40% pic and 60% photoshop. And I am not criticizing. It's lovely work.
I do wildlife photography as a hobby. Do you think most of the pics you see are what came out of the camera? Not by a long shot.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 12:46 UTC as 112th comment
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera news story (921 comments in total)

I like it!!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 11:04 UTC as 210th comment
On Integrating the MacBook Air into a pro workflow article (351 comments in total)
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AliRoust: This computer's LCD only displays about 67% of the Adobe RGB color space. And, you can only see 8 bit color!! For this price tag it's simply ridiculous. For those photographers and graphic designers that have worked in a 10 bit color space and have high end monitors ( such as NEC, EIZO, Lacie) displaying 98% of Adobe RGB, this is a major downgrade... By that I mean, going from about 1 billion colors to 16.7 million. All that "Retina" labeling sounds good but definitely doesn't look good...Apple makes no LCD, laptop or computer that can accommodate that!? Yet their prices are up there...
Unfortunately for those of us who have seen 10 bit images, there is no going back.
See my detailed review under comment section on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Apple-MacBook-ME294LL-15-4-Inch-Display/product-reviews/B0096VD85I/ref=cm_cr_pr_hist_2?ie=UTF8&filterBy=addTwoStar&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

I just bought a new macbook pro 13 retina. I travel allot. The portability is very nice, to say the least. BUT, I wanted a good calibrated monitor to use with it. I think I made a huge mistake buying it now. Some are using boot camp and installing windows to run there external monitors. It is a terrible shame crime the new laptops do not offer the support for a good monitor.
I am a bit put off. I love the machine, but now I am stuck with boot camp? When window would of done a better job.
After reading this guys article I wen to the mac pro site and all were talking about the port issues and using good external monitors.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 15:18 UTC
On Integrating the MacBook Air into a pro workflow article (351 comments in total)

Strange I just bought my first Apple product. A 13" macbook pro retina. 2.6gz, 8gb, 512gb. Hard for an old man like me to get used to it after 30 years with the pc.
I am a traveling photographer and after viewing the screen of the Air against the pro it was a no brainer.
But, I am looking for a high end travel monitor for editing. You can edit on this one but the real estate is not there.
A light pc notebook would cost the same with the same specs I think.
So far I am happy!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 11:07 UTC as 94th comment
On Fujifilm to release X100S in solid black news story (25 comments in total)

Been threatening to try a small camera for some time now. Fujifilm may be it. Just keep hearing good things about the system.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 14:45 UTC as 17th comment
On Pentax K-50 real-world and test scene samples news story (144 comments in total)

There very soft. I think they used a cheap kit lens. Or maybe a faulty unit?
But it sure does not make the Pentax look like a winner, for sure.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2013 at 10:27 UTC as 24th comment | 5 replies
On Happy Holidays from dpreview news story (117 comments in total)

Happy holiday's guys and gals.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2013 at 11:38 UTC as 85th comment
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