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 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 news story (542 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 (383 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 (383 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 16th comment | 8 replies
On Adobe launches Photoshop CS6 and CS6 Extended news story (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 news story (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 news story (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

Well great news. I will use this as my back up camera. If my Rebel ever crashes?
Just ignore me. This site is getting way over my head.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2012 at 23:47 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Sigma SD1 / SD1 Merrill review news story (388 comments in total)

I see a long and hard road ahead for Sigma. IMHO if they would of put the R&D money into the lens line up. They would be a force to deal with. It is like a train wreck now.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2012 at 12:56 UTC as 46th comment
On Canon launches EOS 60Da DSLR for astrophotography news story (227 comments in total)

I'm no expert but don't they have Hydrogen Alpha filters that do the same thing?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2012 at 00:11 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On Canon launches EOS 60Da DSLR for astrophotography news story (227 comments in total)

A plus for me. VERRRRRY good Canon. I will buy one for sure. :) I am an old amateur astronomer. So right down my alley.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2012 at 08:02 UTC as 66th comment
On Canon EOS 5D Mark III preview (923 comments in total)
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Adler1970: This camera is not a new camera. It is the old 5D mark2 which wears the clothes of the 5D Mark3. With a new autofocus.
Canon should have given to you this autofocus in the year 2008.
But Canon sells it to you in the year 2012. And asks you 3400 euros for it.

It is NOT NORMAL. It is a stupid market strategy. An autofocus is a right of a professional photographer. An autofocus is not an upgrade. An autofocus should not cost 3400 euros.
An autofocus should not be called: "5D MARK-3".
It is an obligation to do an act of intellectual honesty. This stupid market strategy treats you as big idiots.
DO NOT BELIEVE IN THE ADVERTISING. BELIEVE ONLY IN YOURSELF! THINK WITH YOUR OWN HEAD!

I agree 100%. I will not buy one now. EVER

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2012 at 02:49 UTC

I think all the competition in this area is great. Although I suspect Sony is going to price the thing out of the market. Higher than Canon and surely higher than Nikon.
I will be anxious to see the images with this thing. But I bet they are going to fewwww and far between.
I personally think it is a mistake to price these lenses over the top. It is excellent advertisement for the company. I sure hope it is in the price range where Sony shooters can afford to buy some. At least in the Canon price range. 10,500 dollars.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 12:18 UTC as 40th comment | 3 replies

I think this is a no brainier. With the price drop of the SD1 the new p&S will be priced accordingly.

DP2M: $4999.99
DP1M: $6999.99

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 13:07 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply

Actually I was in line with the SD1 when it first came out. I could not afford one. Now with the price drop? I look at it as they wanted to screw me and everyone else they could. Greedy LKKJHJHGJKG.
I will never own another SIGMA product period.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 12:44 UTC as 63rd comment
On Nikon D800 preview (1118 comments in total)

Well I.. I... I I just bought my first Canon gear 8 months ago. Can I exchange it for this... Huuuuu... I want.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 09:15 UTC as 347th comment | 2 replies
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Jeff Morris: Tokina is the only 3rd party manufacturer that I have real respect for. The only negative about Tokina lenses are their propensity to demonstrate higher than normal levels of CA. However, build and performance are usually on par with the big boys.

I second that. Sigma has been in my kit for two years now and I am selling all. A 300mm f2.8 EX DG and 500mm EX DG. I own the canon equivalent now and it is just no contest. I will never buy another Sigma product period. Af problems. Front and back focus problems. Just a pain in the ass.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2012 at 14:38 UTC
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