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 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

How about on the notebook or ultrabook front? Any good choices for photographers.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2013 at 12:46 UTC as 4th comment

I hate to say it but I bet they sell like hot cakes.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 14:33 UTC as 79th comment

You have a typo on your gear shop page. 3rd down from the top under Key Features.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2013 at 16:19 UTC as 7th comment

As an amateur I used to buy a copy every few years. I just do not need the debt or the product that much. For a monthly bill.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 02:00 UTC as 207th comment

Really a non starter for me. No RAW, some one spiked the cool aid in the R&D dept.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 15:47 UTC as 67th comment | 5 replies
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Review preview (333 comments in total)

Good job in the AF tests IMO. Thanks

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 08:53 UTC as 67th comment
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)

As a birder, which I know I am a minority. It is dead in the water. Save my pennies for some later dslr. Absolutely nothing for me at this point.

Posted on Aug 17, 2013 at 12:39 UTC as 223rd comment
On Nokia ad takes us inside the new Lumia 1020 article (116 comments in total)

Damn, that is the best marketing video I have ever seen. I want to buy one just by watching the video. Nokia! Coming on strong. Congratulations.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2013 at 00:38 UTC as 25th comment

I bet that drone cannot run as fast as me if a lion or elephant was chasing it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2013 at 05:13 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies
On Then and now: Photographing the Bay Bridge article (29 comments in total)

How interesting. Great story and read.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2013 at 08:47 UTC as 22nd comment
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Marty4650: Whenever I use the Amazon customer reviews, I completely ignore the 5 star and the 1 star reviews, and read only the 2, 3, and 4 star reviews. My thinking is the fanboys will give it 5 stars, so there is no point even reading those reviews, and 1 star reviews are mostly people upset because the UPS truck arrived when they weren't home, had a warranty problem, or simply didn't read the product description and ordered the wrong product.

You usually find the most informative reviews in the middle of the rankings.

Very sound advice.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2013 at 05:10 UTC
On Pentax Q7 added to our studio comparison database article (118 comments in total)

Looking at that the G15 ls really an awesome camera indeed.As is the Pentax.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2013 at 00:42 UTC as 50th comment

If it weren't for DPR I would not be in this mess. I never had a problem with gear syndrome until I started coming here and reading the rave reviews for all cameras. Why have you done this to me? What have I done to you?
I think the least you could do is give ma a 50% discount on my next purchase. :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2013 at 15:22 UTC as 62nd comment
On French student creates SLR using 3D printer article (156 comments in total)
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CaseyComo: At least it looks better than the Hasselblad Lunar.

LOL....

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2013 at 02:10 UTC
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