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 CP+ 2013: Interview with Canon's Masaya Maeda article (490 comments in total)

Well, we will have to see what Sony and Nikon have to offer in the next few months. It means I will be selling the 300 II for sure. Hopefully someone will fill the gap. With good glass, I could care less who I buy from. Nikon is sure looking good. Hope they have a good camera for me,.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 13:52 UTC as 109th comment

I kinda like the blue and white one.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 02:10 UTC as 42nd comment

Not sure what to make of it. But it is not any worse than the new Canon box phone accessory. IMO
Pentax has a tough road ahead.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 17:02 UTC as 9th comment

You know as much as I hate Pentax now. That looks like a winner.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 15:37 UTC as 14th comment
On Canon Powershot N first impressions article (111 comments in total)

And this is different than my camera phone How? With the hype about camera phones here. I see this as kinda in left field.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 15:26 UTC as 58th comment | 4 replies

That is it. I am deleting the link. I will go to DXo to get the lens reviews.
This used to be a good review site. Now? Not sure what it is. Except not for me.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2012 at 06:28 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 preview extended news story (282 comments in total)

All I want is an upgrade to the Canon 7D. Sony if you read this can you please help Canon with your sensor technology and engineering savvy. I would very much appreciate it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2012 at 11:08 UTC as 78th comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Leica X2 real-world sample gallery news story (114 comments in total)
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Joe Ogiba: I would rather pay $800 more for the FF Sony RX1, APS-C compacts are a dime a dozen but there are very few FF compacts under $3k.

+1 Sony is batting 1000 these days.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2012 at 22:55 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D600 In-depth Review news story (500 comments in total)

As a Canon shooter. I shoot wildlife and have only two supertelephoto lenses. I have been waiting for two years for a update FF so I can move to landscape.
That being said i am not going Canon. This and a good lens will do. Canon is just so far behind now in sensor technology it is scary.
Now looking for review on landscape lenses with my soon new D600.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2012 at 00:56 UTC as 102nd comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Six page Nikon D5200 hands-on preview news story (121 comments in total)
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Couscousdelight: (...)This represents a significant step up for this class of DSLR. (...)
It's funny to see that you didn't make the same statement about the K30, which offers more than a d5200...

For example for the K30 test, you wrote :
(...)Other than that the layout of the camera's top-controls is fairly standard, with an exposure compensation button behind the shutter button, and both front and rear control dials.(...)

Two dials controls are standards on a sub 1000$ camera ? Really ? ;)

(...)the K-30 offers a large and bright viewfinder image that is on par with its peers in the enthusiast DSLR bracket of the market. (...)
100% K30's viewfinder is on par with it's sub 1000$ peers ? Seriously ? :)

So, a camera with two dials , weather sealing and a 100% viewfinder is on par with sub 1000$ cameras, but the D5200 is a signifant step up for this class of DSLR...

???

Amazing, I own Pentax and Canon and Nightwings you are exactly right. No contest. I am hoping Ricoh does a good job. But these guys that comment on the superiority of Pentax is just wrong. To the customer and to Pentax in general.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2012 at 11:45 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon EOS M preview samples gallery news story (130 comments in total)
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Shunda77: This 18mp sensor was the one Noah used to document the building of the ark.

Canon are so committed to archeology, it's a credit to them.

LOL The best one I have heard lately. They are so behind it is getting to be a joke.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2012 at 11:22 UTC
On Nikon unveils 24.1MP D5200 DSLR with optional WiFi news story (392 comments in total)

As a Canon shooter I am so jealous of the resent Nikon offerings. If they come out with a pro-summer crop body water proof with the new AF system I am going to start writing some hate mail to Canon. Canon just doesn't get it anymore.
Go Nikon. Maybe Canon will wake up.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 13:50 UTC as 67th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon announces development of three 1 Nikkor lenses news story (76 comments in total)

As a Canon shooter I am ready to take the plunge with Nikon. Canon is stagnant in the sensor department and Nikon and Sony are kicking it big time.
I am going to wait one more year for lenses and one more camera update. Then I am there.
Great job, Nikon

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2012 at 11:45 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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garyknrd: Actually as a birder I could care less. I am waiting on the 7D mark ll. Or what Nikon has to offer. Both are neglecting that market. What will be interesting is if Pentax or one of the others make a pro-body crop sensor camera. I would be all over it. Even though I have Canon glass. This glass holds its value. So i really loose nothing to switch.

I don't know. I just sold my 300mm f2.8 IS for 600 dollars more than I paid for it. I bought an almost new 500 F4 for 5600 dollars and it might as well be new. Looking at the prices I will make money on that too. The only glass I loose on is Sigma. I completely quit buying that glass for that reason. Picked up the new 300mm f2.8 ll internationally and got the VAT refund for about 6400. That one I will break even on. But won't loose any.
That is the only glass I have for Canon. I am strickly a birder. No interest in any other photography. So I am in a good position to start over if need be.
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Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 15:16 UTC

I bought the Nexus 7 and the GPS on mine does not work properly, but the photos display very nice quality. I bought the 16 gb for 249.
I love the iPad though.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 14:50 UTC as 13th comment

Actually as a birder I could care less. I am waiting on the 7D mark ll. Or what Nikon has to offer. Both are neglecting that market. What will be interesting is if Pentax or one of the others make a pro-body crop sensor camera. I would be all over it. Even though I have Canon glass. This glass holds its value. So i really loose nothing to switch.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2012 at 22:38 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies
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kevindar: 5d3 with d800 sensor, shooting at 6ps full resolution, 8fps in dx format, on board flash with master funciton, spot meter linked to autofocus point.
as my back up, a full frame nex, 16 mp, with a pancake 24-80 f 4 lens, and a couple of small fast primes.

+1

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2012 at 02:27 UTC

Yep, Sony is the leader by miles compared to Canon it seems?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2012 at 05:38 UTC as 26th comment | 4 replies
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 sample images news story (294 comments in total)
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mmcfine: Honestly, I find most cameras this days produce more or less the same image quality. The glass makes the art not the chip or sensor.
It's amazing how much money and time we spend on comparing nonsense.

I shoot birds and you would be surprised the people who buy the newest cameras pushed at them. Then tell me they do not have the cash for a quality lens? Amazing the hyp people believe.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2012 at 04:42 UTC
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1044 comments in total)

You know I have been threatening for a while now to get a FF camera. I only own two lenses in Canon mount and shoot wildlife. Personally since I have to buy lenses anyway for landscape. I may switch to Nikon for my FF landscape. Just cannot make up my mind? Canon is just sucking there customers dry. And leaving them wanting. Nikon is not. IMO

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2012 at 12:14 UTC as 141st comment
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