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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garyknrd: Art lens? Hummm wonder where they got that from.

Pretty much proves my case. You assumed "ART" meant Sigma. And the majority of folks do also. It also means superior in the Sigma brand.
Just saying good advertising for the masses IMO.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 11:30 UTC

Art lens? Hummm wonder where they got that from.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 04:11 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies

Cheap junk!

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 13:05 UTC as 53rd comment

I am fairly new to photography ( since retirement ). I enjoy looking at the pics, but hard for me to justify the cost.
What is the difference in buying a Leica lens and putting it on your existing camera and snapping some pics?
Is there that much difference?

I tend to hold my cameras for years. I can afford it if I really wanted it. I just cannot seem to turn the corner.

I am beginning to think these are for long time pro's that gradually move into this type of shooting. Not sure.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 00:08 UTC as 48th comment | 11 replies

You won't believe how many of these cameras I see in Thailand shooting birds. Along with the new 800mm F/5.6 lens.
Canon is still dominant, but with the release of the 800mm lens it has sprang up almost over night.
I talked with a new friend from China that was shooting one two days ago and he let me use it a bit. Extremely nice to say the least!
If I didn't travel so much I would get one in a heart beat and not look back.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 10:12 UTC as 6th comment

Looks like a nice camera. Not enough improvement for me to buy one though. My K-3 is working great.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 01:25 UTC as 3rd comment
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (342 comments in total)

Canon, Nikon - Ford, Chevy. Same thing different product. If a hobby just buy and wear it completely out before buying a new one.
I enjoy seeing the internet replacing TV as an advertising medium. Amazing to see for an old timer like me.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 12:48 UTC as 57th comment

I admire really good landscape photographers. Very nice.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 12:14 UTC as 21st comment
On Lowepro launches Echelon luxury bag line article (62 comments in total)

Wow, those are some pricy bags. I kinda agree. It would scare me to death flying with one. Economy must be booming.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 06:59 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)

This is stacking up very nice. This will be my first mirror less camera. Hope it doesn't dissapoint.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 01:42 UTC as 61st comment
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (318 comments in total)
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mahonj: It is about giving as many options at as many price points as possible for the minimum amount of extra engineering.
The innovation is the 24 Mpix sensor, which is available in 2 different bodies at prices $100 apart.
You don't have to get angry about it, just buy the one which best suits your budget.

Quit funny Donnie. LOL

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 08:20 UTC

Hard to imagine what is going on with Canon.
A very good article by the way. I enjoyed it, and agree.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 14:07 UTC as 287th comment

He looks like a very unhappy camper in this interview. Cheer up Chuck.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 10:48 UTC as 16th comment

I haven't bought a Canon product in almost 3 years. I would love to try one of these out. But, I ain't going to buy one.
I agree with others I would buy the 810 instead without a doubt. And I am a Canon shooter.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 01:26 UTC as 22nd comment

If much improved AF I am in. If not I'm out.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 02:18 UTC as 106th comment
On 3,200MP LSST camera gets construction approval article (257 comments in total)

Another fast action camera. For sports and wildlife photographers.
Where is my landscape camera folks..

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 05:34 UTC as 97th comment
On 3,200MP LSST camera gets construction approval article (257 comments in total)
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MXC: need to have good AF, high ISO capability, tons of native lens... and good price

Extremely poor selection of glass. Where is the 50mm 1.8, 35mm lens... I'll personally wait for the official review by DP... :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 05:29 UTC

Wow, they have addressed the main issues with out a doubt. Amazing.
These guys are the 800 lb. gorilla going after the market in a serious way.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 02:50 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies

My mirror less plan is getting one in the next 3 years. LOL.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 02:40 UTC as 101st comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1274 comments in total)
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JMDean: 84%? That’s a little high IMO. This camera should rank down in the mid 70’s. Image Quality seems a little high on your scale. The only thing good about this camera is its build quality and performance. You couple in the poor image quality and the Value should go way down.
I purchased this camera and after shooting around 2000 images I can honestly say this is the worse Canon I have ever bought as far as image quality. That includes the Rebels I own. The quality of the images are so bad for the price range, that this will be the first camera I have ever returned. I hope Canon does better on its next release because this one sure left a bad taste in my mouth.
All the poor reviews about image quality are pretty spot on.

Personally I can live with little things that can be fixed by service. Or an eventual software update. But, you cannot fix a crummy sensor with either. On the plus side. If this keeps going on? I will pick up a new one for less than a thousand dollars soon.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 04:30 UTC
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