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 Photokina 2014: Ricoh stand report article (118 comments in total)

Good report, Thanks

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 15:46 UTC as 29th comment
On Photokina 2014: Fujifilm stand report article (20 comments in total)

These guys aren't messing around. Exciting to watch.... That new lens looks like a beautiful piece of kit.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 14:41 UTC as 7th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1678 comments in total)
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Donnie G: I'm surprised at the number of armchair camera designers here who are so upset with Canon for not turning its excellent pro-grade, deliberately built for action photography, APS-C camera into just another consumer grade, jack of all trades, wannabe pro pretender. Meanwhile, the real camera designers and engineers at Canon will again be laughing all the way to the bank as the EOS 7DII proves once again to be the only true professional level APS-C interchangeable lens camera system in existence, today, tomorrow, and into the foreseeable future. :)

Here here! Well said.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 04:21 UTC
On Ricoh surfs into action camera market with WG-M1 article (106 comments in total)

Actually, I bet a lot of divers will buy it. I know when I was diving I would of loved to have this on my belt... And cheap. Many outdoor sports will have this one with them....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 01:29 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (140 comments in total)
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Donnie G: I find it amusing that we now live in a world where we feel the need to upgrade our cameras every other year, just like we do with our cell phones, not to improve our user experience, but to simply provide our egos with bragging rights for one upping our neighbors. Instant gratification, internet style, has really changed how we satisfy our lust for stuff, and not for the better. BTW, thanks Canon for the permanent price reductions on these lenses. While I won't be buying a new camera body again for at least six or more years, new lenses are always on my shopping list. :)

Good read Donnie... Spot on IMO...
Always look forward to your comments.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 12:35 UTC
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (140 comments in total)
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Donnie G: I find it amusing that we now live in a world where we feel the need to upgrade our cameras every other year, just like we do with our cell phones, not to improve our user experience, but to simply provide our egos with bragging rights for one upping our neighbors. Instant gratification, internet style, has really changed how we satisfy our lust for stuff, and not for the better. BTW, thanks Canon for the permanent price reductions on these lenses. While I won't be buying a new camera body again for at least six or more years, new lenses are always on my shopping list. :)

Good one. Spot on also. I do not even own a cell phone. And seem to live my life just fine.. Haven't had one in 7 years now. Don't have a new vehicle either. Old, but gets me where I am going. My investment banker for the first time ever, and who I barely know sent me a birthday card this year... LOL
I do love fast good glass though.....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 02:37 UTC
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (140 comments in total)
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Bernard Carns: Canon...Kodak....they sort of start with the same sound. Canon will have a softer landing. Are Canon lenses gonna be like Hasselblad lenses someday where you cant give them away? Both Canon and Nikon have not innovated enough. I have their glass but I'm using it on other brands bodies. Haven't bought a Canon body in years . Not buying their glass will follow.

Interesting to see what happens in the next few years. I have been looking into it some. And I think the Mirror box is not going to survive for the masses. Only for a few niches of photography. Also I am betting on it with my money in the market.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 03:41 UTC

Interesting, thanks for the post. Always interested in the history of the Beatles

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 17:25 UTC as 39th comment
On Photographing Thailand with the Nokia Lumia 1020 article (155 comments in total)
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koolbreez: He's real lucky one of the monkeys didn't grab his cell phone. They really like shiny objects, and don't give them back. One of those older macaques could easily rip his arm out of its socket if they would have grabbed his 1020, and they are fast doing it too.

Yea, a few years ago I was there and my Girlfriend was wearing a scarf. One of the males pulled the scarf off of her and I stepped on the scarf as the monkey ran by. It turned and attacked me and then the whole troop surrounded me. I had to take rabbles shots. And stay there for two weeks. They have a guy that stays at the Temple just for that. He ran over and got them off of me. (Ling)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 15:17 UTC
On Ricoh announces Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition article (165 comments in total)

I like it. And a good price also.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 01:11 UTC as 45th comment

LOL, Leica is breathing life into the old saying, "shooting yourself in the foot"

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 14:10 UTC as 54th comment
On BBC examines 100 years of Leica article (24 comments in total)
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km25: Shooting with Leica, no 1/8000, no high speed motor drive, no auto multi points program and AF. The leicas work best, my opion with flim. so when you push the button you know what you will get, no looking at the LCD, there is one now. After you process or it processed you are rarely surprised. It is often a second camera, for the slow intimate times, were the sutter noise is very importan, like a movie set.

Me too, then I would buy the Fuji x-t1...+ Lenses.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 14:30 UTC
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Daniel Lauring: I do wonder why none of the Windows ultrabooks use the latest integrated Intel Iris graphics though??? Does Apple have a lock on the processor? Is it too expensive? Do they think Windows users aren't sophisticated enough to know the difference?

Same here? Very strange. Asus has one. It is the only one I know of. If I were going to spend 2000 bucks on a new ultrabook I would pick the Asus over this. It is spec wise equal to the Macbook pro 13.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 13:24 UTC
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Valiant Thor: $1949 for the high-end model (8GB RAM 512 SSD)!
Please.

The MacBook pro killed the MacBook air. 2 hundred bucks more and you get the Retina display, mobile CPU, with the iris graphics. I'm a die hard Windows guy. But, really Mac is a very good product spec wise. Even though I am a windows guy. I picked up the 13" macbook pro for editing video and photos. It is a joy to use. This product from Microsoft is not on the same level.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 23:59 UTC
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Valiant Thor: $1949 for the high-end model (8GB RAM 512 SSD)!
Please.

Macbook pro is running a full mobile CPU with Iris graphics... Wayyyy more power for the power user for sure. The 13" macbook pro would walk all over this thing.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 22:45 UTC

I'm not impressed. Even if the story is compelling.

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2014 at 12:35 UTC as 69th comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)

Doesn't really matter to me. I think it is funny as all get out. Of course I have never even looked at a leica past the price tag. So I would not buy one for sure.
Will defiantly make me look at the people that use them a little different now.
Like, look at that guy using a Leica he he he...

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2014 at 13:35 UTC as 199th comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm announces 1.4x teleconverter for X100/X100S article (130 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 article (6 comments in total)

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

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 08:31 UTC as 4th 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
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