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 Canon issues product advisory for PowerShot S100 article (49 comments in total)

I just looked at the reviews on Amazon. What a dog. Glad they did the right thing.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2012 at 18:57 UTC as 30th comment
On Canon significantly improves EOS 7D with firmware v2 article (296 comments in total)
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Zafar Kazmi: Ha ha ha. Canon does not have a new sensor ready, so it is buying time with firmware refresh!

Nevertheless it is a commendable move. Instead of slapping a new camera on users with meaningless changes, this firmware while extending 7D life, does not leave existing 7D owners in cold.

I hope that they follow this trend on other cameras too.

+1

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 14:02 UTC
On Canon significantly improves EOS 7D with firmware v2 article (296 comments in total)
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garyknrd: Well they forgot about the birders for sure. With this it pretty much kills my hopes for a new high end crop sensor. I WILL NEVER BUY THE MK III period. I am going back to Pentax if they come up with a good new crop body. I kept my Sigma 500mm f4.5 lens and 300mm f2.8. Look's like and I cannot believe I am saying this. Canon 500 and 300 will be shelved until they come out with something.

I changed from the Pentax K-5 not because of the sensor. It was way ahead of the 7D. Beautiful high ISO crops. Just amazing. The 7D was so far ahead on the AF that I switched. What is fixing to happen IMHO. Pentax is going to get the AF straightened out and put the latest Sony sensor that will pretty much be a huge upgrade to the 7D. So I will go back to Pentax if that happens. I will wait and see. I personally do not need the RAW burst. I will not buy any other lenses. I have 4 birding lenses. But if Nikon comes out with a new crop body with the innovations like the D800. That will make the people with the money and NEW birders and sports people to chose Nikon. Kinda interesting to see. Wait and see.. :)
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Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 13:33 UTC
On Canon significantly improves EOS 7D with firmware v2 article (296 comments in total)

Well they forgot about the birders for sure. With this it pretty much kills my hopes for a new high end crop sensor. I WILL NEVER BUY THE MK III period. I am going back to Pentax if they come up with a good new crop body. I kept my Sigma 500mm f4.5 lens and 300mm f2.8. Look's like and I cannot believe I am saying this. Canon 500 and 300 will be shelved until they come out with something.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 13:00 UTC as 78th comment | 7 replies

Does it mean it is really a 5.8 MP camera? If it samples and keeps only 1/7 of the pixels. For the pic.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2012 at 02:20 UTC as 84th comment | 1 reply

I don't see anything wrong with it. Looks like a good P&S camera and phone.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2012 at 00:03 UTC as 96th comment

I shoot the 7D with super telephoto lenses and I think I will give this bad boy a try. Spec's the only thing is FPS. But 5 is ok with me. Looks like a great video camera for wild life and birding video. But the upgrade to the 7D will probably smack it around pretty good.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2012 at 12:04 UTC as 87th comment
On Just Posted: Pentax K-01 review article (358 comments in total)

I bought the k-5 because of the glowing reviews here. AF was the worst I have ever seen in low light. Seems like the problem still exists. At least the reviewer this time knows what he is talking about. I will start looking for his reviews. If they are from him I will have a little more confidence.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2012 at 01:25 UTC as 106th comment
On Pentax launches smc DA 50mm F1.8 for APS-C cameras article (108 comments in total)

I have Canon and Pentax equipment. I can buy the Canon for 100 bucks. Hummmm. Kinda high.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2012 at 13:29 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On Preview:pentax-k-30 (244 comments in total)

Agree locke_fc. Finally Pentax is out from under the dark cloud of Hoya. It will be a few years but I think they will eventually compete again. Well done finally!!!!

Posted on May 21, 2012 at 22:34 UTC as 107th comment | 3 replies
On Preview:pentax-k-30 (244 comments in total)

Beautiful little camera. Small and I have two lenses just dying to try this baby out. If the AF system is improved I'm in. I will wait for the offical AF tests by Lumo labs though. I love the Pentax design.

Posted on May 21, 2012 at 22:25 UTC as 111th comment

Nothing against the D800 I wish I could get one but I am Canon poor....
I am very surprised the new Canon 300mm f2.8 ll did not win an award here. It is a fantastic ++++ improvement over the old one...
Wop's I forgot that was last year... when it came out.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2012 at 13:29 UTC as 19th comment
On Just Posted: In-depth Nikon D800 review article (541 comments in total)
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marike6: If ever a camera deserves a Gold Award it's the D800. Nikon raised the bar really high with this camera as far as IQ and resolution. After shooting with a D800 for a week, all I can say is the files from it are beautiful, low-light is great, and it's really fits my hands perfectly, just feels right. Great job DPR, huge kudos Nikon.

I own a Pentax K-5. You are exactly right nicklaiecostel. The only thing good is the sensor. The rest is junk.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2012 at 01:28 UTC
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dtmoody: First P&S in awhile that has really caught me eye. Olympus may just get some of my hard earned $ for this one.

+1

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2012 at 10:19 UTC
On Pentax K-01 preview (376 comments in total)
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garyknrd: Well I started with Pentax. kx, 20d, k7, k5. The last two stinkers drove me to Canon.
I spent 6 months getting the sensor stain, shutter, and never fixed AF. I will never buy another Pentax product as long as I live. Honestly a very poor product by today's standards.

Got the K-5 replaced once and sent in to Pentax 2 times for AF issues. Pentax is just a poor product in these times of excellent cameras being built. Actually I am rather surprised this site doesn't check AF with these cameras correctly before submitting reviews. The Fuji and new Oly look very good for small cameras for me that is. You guys can have Pentax. I am Done!

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2012 at 12:27 UTC

You know I travel extensively. Asia back to the USA about 4 times a year. I was going to buy this bag for my 500 and 300 lens but. I just cannot justify it. I bought a cheap American Tourister bag. Carry on size. it fits my Canon 500 and 300 2.8 perfectly and a camera body. I bought foam padding at a local hobby shot and cut it to fit. All told, 65 dollars. I have a Low Pro bag that sits now unused. I paid 300+ for it. So in my opinion these bags are overpriced and just not practical for a lot of travel. For 65 dollars I have a custom fit bag with wheels that is not looked at twice in the airport carry on.
Also I find the quality of the cheap bags AS good or better than these bags.
I have been using this cheap bag for two years now and it is as good as new.. Amazing.

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2012 at 03:14 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On Pentax K-01 preview (376 comments in total)

Well I started with Pentax. kx, 20d, k7, k5. The last two stinkers drove me to Canon.
I spent 6 months getting the sensor stain, shutter, and never fixed AF. I will never buy another Pentax product as long as I live. Honestly a very poor product by today's standards.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2012 at 22:52 UTC as 17th comment | 8 replies
On Adobe announces Photoshop CS6 and CS6 Extended article (82 comments in total)
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Chaitanya S: user interface looks impressive.

The best. No doubt. Too bad I only use the basics. It will take me years to figure out the CS5. A great program for birders.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2012 at 22:26 UTC
On Dan Chung asks Canon about EOS-1D C at 4K launch article (88 comments in total)

Ok, that clears things up nicely. Before I had no idea what it was or what it was for. Now I have a vague idea what it is, I think. I am so confused.
Maybe with 4 or 5 more explanations on the next 4 or 5 days will help.
LOL, just ignore me.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2012 at 09:36 UTC as 24th comment
On Making sense of Canon's 4K cameras with EOSHD article (225 comments in total)

As just a joe blow. Average shooter. I could care less. Have no idea what this is about and don't care. I agree with others that Canon is pushing for everyone to buy into the full frame cameras and lenses. Very arrogant in my opinion.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2012 at 00:36 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies
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