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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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 12th 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 103rd comment | 3 replies
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 110th 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 (112 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 59th 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 article (280 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 article (106 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 article (498 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 article (113 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 article (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 Wi-Fi article (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 article (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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