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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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 53rd comment | 1 reply
On Meet 'The Archivist' at National Geographic article (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

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 114th comment
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (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 (353 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 (353 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 article (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 article (145 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 26th comment | 5 replies
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (117 comments in total)

Happy holiday's guys and gals.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2013 at 11:38 UTC as 85th comment
On FroKnowsPhoto's Video Guide on sale article (143 comments in total)

I watched one video where he was talking to a class of Photography students. I could not make it threw the video. ( pretty bad )
But, he is young and has evidently made an impact on the extremely hard part of photography ( getting known ). If he keeps it up for the next 20 years he will be a well seasoned top performer and photographer I would think.
Only time will tell. Just stick to your guns man. No problems here at all.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2013 at 01:39 UTC as 33rd comment

IMO, which means nothing to Nikon for sure. No one likes to be forced into anything. Look at the CC issues. I would also buy the Nikon batteries. But hate to be told or forced to do something.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2013 at 04:25 UTC as 33rd comment
On Sample Gallery: LG G2 smartphone images post (48 comments in total)

I have a friend that uses the Samsung S3. And uses it instead of a dslr now most of the time. Many shots quite good for the internet.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 14:12 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply

Curious when the Canon 500 II and 600 II will be added?
Thanks

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 14:33 UTC as 16th comment
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)
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beenthere: Nikon had better get off their behinds and put out something that looks/smells like a D400, even if they don't call it that. I'm pricing my Nikon F glass to see what their trade-in value is because I'm tired of waiting. D7100 is only about 60% there. Show us some love Nikon, we're not going to wait forever and FX is not in the cards for many of us.

A lot of people talk without knowing the facts. The facts are that Ricoh was actively looking for a company to buy before they bought Pentax. They had lost there edge in the marketplace. And were dying a slow death. The market is tough right now. Ricoh was smart in a way. IMO. Ricoh is betting on Pentax to help stabilize there income base.
Hence the slow and methodical moves. This is not a game for them, Strickly business. And a business they cannot afford to fail in. Failure here will mean the death of Ricoh IMO.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2013 at 03:04 UTC
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)

Nice review, Thanks guys and gals.

Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 01:38 UTC as 137th comment
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)
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Donnie G: Ricoh is dead serious about becoming a major player in the camera business and the Pentax K-3 is the proof of their resolve. For me, it's the upgrades to AF performance and 8fps shooting coupled with the already excellent build quality of Pentax Kx bodies that would put the K-3 at or near the top of my short list of serious APS-C DSLR shopping choices for the first time ever. It took a while, but judging from the way Ricoh is handling the brand, it seems that Pentax will have a great future under Ricoh's guidance. Look out Sony!

Yes they are. I read the minutes from the share holder meetings a year before they bought Pentax and a few after the fact. It reads exactly what has gone down. I am so surprised at the folks that don't read into a company like this?
Now wait for the verdict on the AF. If at least accurate? With super telephoto lenses. I will pick one up for sure. With birding if the AF is not really accurate it kills the camera pretty quick for me. And it will get a bad rap pretty quick. Got my fingers crossed.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 07:16 UTC

Yep!! This is exactly what I have been waiting for. I read the share holder minutes when Ricoh bought Pentax. This was the target from day one. I am on board 100% now. I shoot Canon 7D and it is a dog period IMO this day and time. The sensor is just not there. Neither is the AF on the 7D. If this AF system is better then good bye 7D.I Will keep the Mark IV and move back to Pentax with my Sigma super telephoto lenses. The hell with Canon and the 7D. They promised a 7D II and never delivered. I will wait and get the results from good quality tests. If good I am back.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 11:16 UTC as 26th comment
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Optimal Prime: Poetic justice.

+1

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 02:48 UTC
On First Impressions Review: Using the Canon PowerShot G16 article (351 comments in total)

Hopefully I am going to start traveling again next month. I have been looking at small cameras. But when I see the sensor of the rx100 II against this or the gs15. Right now I think I am going with the Sony?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2013 at 14:01 UTC as 107th comment | 2 replies
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