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 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 (2305 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 200th 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 (959 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 (959 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 article (175 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 16th comment
On Nikon to offer D600 replacements if 'spots' continue article (175 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 (959 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 (959 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 12th 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 64th 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 56th 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
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