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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Fred Mueller: I am sure Adobe has looked at the numbers, but may be underestimating their success due to piracy. The broad user base they enjoy, and mostly due to the excellence of their products, has a huge foundation partly due to piracy. It is part of the establishing mechanism. I see this where I work at Berklee College of Music where very few of the students can afford many of the hugely expensive software products in music creation software, especially sample libraries, and so ripped copies are common. But I fail to see how any of those vendors could even begin to get established if the ripped copies were not circulating basically as loss leaders ...

That huge shadow user base will now dwindle for the CS products - couple that with the "every other or every third gen. user" who will decide to exit purely due to cost (because this IS an increase for them) and you wonder how long CS will maintain its "must have" status for professionals

I agree. I also see this as an opportunity for a 3rd party to establish it's self as a player. Interesting to see which company will emerge the victor. A new and unknown company or a current player. As a retired old guy it is fun to watch. I would hate to make my living doing this kind of work, with such a mess unfolding.

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garyknrd: Has anyone used Photoline? Since this pay by the month does not interest me I searched and found this.
Sounds promising.

Sounds interesting. I just visited there site. I think I will up load a trial version to see if it will do what I want. I am an amateur with minimal needs.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 12:33 UTC

Has anyone used Photoline? Since this pay by the month does not interest me I searched and found this.
Sounds promising.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 12:14 UTC as 324th comment | 6 replies

I could less. I use there product but when another product comes out to replace them and it will, I will buy it. Thanks for the memories. bye bye.. Don't let the door hit you in the a** on the way out.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 07:24 UTC as 400th comment
On Review in progress: Pentax K-5 II and K-5 II S news story (42 comments in total)

With the replacement rumored to be in a month or so? I take this as there is no replacement coming. Interesting

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2013 at 02:38 UTC as 11th comment

Man these guys are one a roll. If I were to buy a video camera this would be it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2013 at 01:26 UTC as 15th comment
On DxOMark examines lenses for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III news story (60 comments in total)

I am a Canon shooter ( wildlife only ) and am chomping at the bits for Canon to get a high pixel density sensor out. There is a difference in resolving between the 7D I have and the IV. On the new lenses the 7D is much better IMO. But doesn't have the AF to make the lenses shine? A 38 M.P. sensor FF wow... or equivalent in cropped. wow. Nikon has the better camera IMO for wildlife.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2013 at 07:27 UTC as 20th comment
On Pentax offers K-30 in a variety of colors and finishes news story (119 comments in total)

Pentax isn't all bad really. If the colors help the bottom line I say go for it. Pentax AF and QC. As of the K-5 is just horrible. So if it helps get out of a rut. I am all for it. It will never be a contender again. But I am hoping for a sound product. Then I am back in.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 07:10 UTC as 13th comment

I live in Thailand most of the year. Here in many big malls.. Canon has a big space rented for you to come in and try out there cameras and lenses. They do not sell anything but you can try, and look at everything. Pretty amazing really. Before I buy I always go to the Canon store and try it out in the store before I make the purchase at my local Canon retailer.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2013 at 00:11 UTC as 12th comment

I am fairly new to Canon about 1.5 years now. How do they stay on top with this kind of offering?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 15:52 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply

What an awesome tool for photography editing. Stunning.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2013 at 02:58 UTC as 23rd comment
On Think Tank releases three accessories for camera bags news story (11 comments in total)
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MPA1: Think Tank seem to live in a world where 'carry on' is a size only issue rather than a size AND weight issue.

What use are carry on bags that weigh 80% of your weight limit before you put so much as a pencil in them?!

+1

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2013 at 14:03 UTC
On Pentax Ricoh discontinues K-01 K-mount mirrorless camera news story (299 comments in total)
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garyknrd: God I hope this is a turning point for Pentax Ricoh. I still have a couple of good lenses for Pentax mount. First the K-5 fiasco then this.
Now waiting on the next mind numbing offering from Pentax. I have my fingers crossed.

Here is a perfect example of the Pentax fan club....
What a joke! K-5 pretty much ruined Pentax reputation and turned all photographers away from Pentax.
Lets hope Ricoh can un do some of the damage Hoya inflicted...
Hi DxO mark scores are one thing performance is another. It's AF system was the worst in the industry. Period by a country mile. I think Ricoh will improve but will wait and see. K-5 is was a failure all around.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 16:52 UTC
On Pentax Ricoh discontinues K-01 K-mount mirrorless camera news story (299 comments in total)

God I hope this is a turning point for Pentax Ricoh. I still have a couple of good lenses for Pentax mount. First the K-5 fiasco then this.
Now waiting on the next mind numbing offering from Pentax. I have my fingers crossed.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 10:45 UTC as 73rd comment | 7 replies
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kff: very nice, indeed, but in the hands, it reminds me bakelite Trabant (or very cheap Fujifilm bridge), not DSLR ... and price is like a good made DSLR :(

If it Auto focuses at all it is better than the K-5. What a piece of junk.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2013 at 13:25 UTC
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garyknrd: I have a cheap Dell laptop. And am amazed at the processing in Raw i get. I am going to buy the 27" just because of the excellent laptop. I am seriously getting into high quality bird photography. Do you guys think this is a good move? Can I expect much better processing with PS-5?
Gary

www.flickr.com/photos/avianphotos

Hey thanks for the heads up. Mine does not have the port. I will make sure my next laptop has it. So will put off the purchase until I upgrade.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2013 at 06:42 UTC

I have a cheap Dell laptop. And am amazed at the processing in Raw i get. I am going to buy the 27" just because of the excellent laptop. I am seriously getting into high quality bird photography. Do you guys think this is a good move? Can I expect much better processing with PS-5?
Gary

www.flickr.com/photos/avianphotos

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2013 at 03:46 UTC as 25th comment | 5 replies
On CP+ 2013: Interview with Canon's Masaya Maeda article (490 comments in total)

Just quit buying there products. I completely stopped. That will solve all the problems. Either they make what you want or you go elsewhere. I am waiting on Sony and Nikon for the next APS-C camera body. Never know. Pretty interesting to watch. If Canon is truly that far behind and cannot answer then we will know pretty soon now.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2013 at 07:37 UTC as 11th comment
On CP+ 2013: Interview with Canon's Masaya Maeda article (490 comments in total)
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hedwards: I don't like what I'm hearing. For those of us that shoot wildlife and who need longer lenses, moving to FF is going to be a serious problem. Sure it opens up the wide end of the glass, but it makes what I want to do a much more expensive proposition.

I see absolutely no reason why they can't maintain a proper dSLR line dedicated to the APS-C product line, continuing where the 7D left off.

From what I'm seeing with the 7D, I don't see any reason why I need a larger sensor.

+1 I spent a fortune on big glass. Just a sickening proposition all the way around. Just sickening. I shoot mainly small birds?
7D is perfect. But the AF with the new lenses is not up to snuff.
They can give the astronomers a camera and not the wildlife shooters? what the hell..... my money stops here and now with Canon, until I see a good crop camera. Period.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2013 at 08:32 UTC
On CP+ 2013: Interview with Canon's Masaya Maeda article (490 comments in total)

For the first time I can honestly say I am sorry I bought into the Canon line.
Just sickening.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 14:31 UTC as 102nd comment | 3 replies
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