GarysInSoCal

GarysInSoCal

Lives in United States Waterworld (Rancho Cucamonga), CA, United States
Works as a Pro Photographer / Screenwriter
Joined on Aug 19, 2010
About me:

Waterworld Event Promotor in Rancho Cucamonga CA / Former USAF Alert Photographer / 25 Year CEO of Select Models Group Photoshoot Events / Screenplay Writer for Goldstar International Pictures. Checkout website page listed above for 500 image portfolio and details on renting Waterworld for your next photoshoot.

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On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (559 comments in total)

I'm starting to wonder just how much money Sony is slipping DPReview (under the table) to do 6 different front page showcase articles on this camera in less than 2 months... and OH PALEEEEEEZE... with it's crappy dynamic range... it's neither working wonders or shetting blunders... :P

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 21:07 UTC as 13th comment
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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GarysInSoCal: I actually feel very sorry for all those who have bought ANY other Sony camera in the past... especially the cropped sensor buyers with lenses incompatible to the A9. With one fail swoop... Sony comes out with a camera that totally obliterates all their previous offerings (statistically) and renders a few dozen of their past lens offerings as useless pieces of glass. Compatible upgrades is where it's at people... and Nikon places this game better than any other DSLR manufacturer... ;)

@T3... you obviously did NOT watch the video YOU posted above. Lose of light?... YES!... lose of focus points on specific cameras?... YES! You stand corrected by your own admission... LOL... :D

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 11:00 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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rev32: Dear Nikon, I love my D810. It is a great all around camera. Having compared photos from a number of different cameras, I still can't see changing systems. Yesterday I shot cherry blossoms to compare with the DP review gallery. You know what? I am still happy with the images and don't see any reason to change or go medium format yet.

But!: please don't rest on your laurels. Sony and Hasselblad are becoming very tempting and interesting. Please update the 810, come out with a professional mirrorless (you do pro cameras really well when you put your minds to it). Or come out with MF!.

I'm not ready to say good bye. Please don't say goodbye to me!
Sincerely,
Rev32

Couldn't agree more... also very happy owner of a D810. This new D500 is whoopin azs with telephoto lenses on wildlife and at the San Diego Zoo... zero out of focus images so far. Can't wait to see what Nikon has up it's sleeve for a bigger mega-pixel upgrade... high 40s or low 50s would be waycool... :D

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 19:54 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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GarysInSoCal: I actually feel very sorry for all those who have bought ANY other Sony camera in the past... especially the cropped sensor buyers with lenses incompatible to the A9. With one fail swoop... Sony comes out with a camera that totally obliterates all their previous offerings (statistically) and renders a few dozen of their past lens offerings as useless pieces of glass. Compatible upgrades is where it's at people... and Nikon places this game better than any other DSLR manufacturer... ;)

T3... sorry amigo... I'm NOT your buddy. Those adapters are bulky and cumbersome, they lose light, you lose lock on focus capability, and in some cases restrict your number of focus points. And you forgot to mention they cost over $300. You think Sony's gonna pass those out for free?... LOL!

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 06:58 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)

I actually feel very sorry for all those who have bought ANY other Sony camera in the past... especially the cropped sensor buyers with lenses incompatible to the A9. With one fail swoop... Sony comes out with a camera that totally obliterates all their previous offerings (statistically) and renders a few dozen of their past lens offerings as useless pieces of glass. Compatible upgrades is where it's at people... and Nikon places this game better than any other DSLR manufacturer... ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 01:18 UTC as 12th comment | 9 replies
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)

With all my terrific Nikon lenses and strobes... Sonys offering here is making me REALLY EXCITED for the next new Nikon camera. Nikon lenses ROCK and their current cameras exceed all my expectations. Sony can do backflips, win the lottery, put the next man on the moon and run for president... they still ain't gettin my vote. This comes from a super-pro with lots of paying clients and magazine covers to my credit... ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 03:37 UTC as 36th comment | 11 replies
On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (393 comments in total)
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digiart: Many say D7200 is a better option. Well, maybe. But D7200 still costs 1250 €, body only!

It's NOT an add... just a place where I have been getting great deals on cameras, lenses and studio gear for many years. If you are ever on Southern California... I'd recommend checking it out... ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 17:22 UTC
On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (393 comments in total)
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digiart: Many say D7200 is a better option. Well, maybe. But D7200 still costs 1250 €, body only!

No way... I saw several at the camera swapmeet with very low miles for $700 to $900... ;) www.bargaincamerashows.com

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 17:15 UTC
On article Pentax KP Review (656 comments in total)

RIDICULOUS battery life... come onnnnn Pentax! I'd have to buy THREE of your overpriced batteries to get me thru 1 day of shooting... not to mention having to change batteries at what I'm sure will be very inconvenient times. And your 27 point AF system SUCKS ... far behind the competition's better AF systems... and this camera is freakin HEAVY! Back to the drawing board... :P

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 04:33 UTC as 27th comment | 14 replies

Thought about MF... but after looking at the comparison images... I'm sorry... but my D810 at 1/3 of the price with 4 great lenses is close enough. CAN NOT justify that wild expense... ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 19:31 UTC as 110th comment

OMG... I saw her TOTALLY UNRECOGNIZABLE image. This ignorant bimbo of a plaintiff has NO legal grounds for a lawsuit WHATSOEVER and ZERO legs to stand on. This case is gonna get tossed out of court faster than a turd curculating down a toilet. I'm quite sure her only motive for jumping on this '5 minutes of fame' bandwagon is to suckup whatever kind of sick publicity she can attain. Chipotle should counter-sue her for all legal expenses and defamation of character... ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 12:46 UTC as 8th comment

I would agree. Full frame Nikon and Canon cameras, with quality glass attached, will probably render the best possible images a bride could possibly hope for. I've been shooting weddings for 30 years with Nikon cameras and lenses... never had a single complaint... ;)

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 11:48 UTC as 156th comment | 6 replies
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (710 comments in total)

Waaaaaaay too many CONS in the review for me to even consider this tinker toy. A half-way decent 'first offering'... but they SERIOUSLY need to go back to the drawing board and fix a few dozen of the F-ups... ;)

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 09:11 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply
On article 2016 Roundup: Best Camera Drones Under $1500 (97 comments in total)

No mention of one of the best drone's out there... the BLADE CHROMA... 16meg stills and 4K video with 'follow me' and 'return to home'... own one and love it... ;)

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 18:22 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (342 comments in total)
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GarysInSoCal: SAD... four of the things I find MAJORLY important in my next DSLR camera purchase are 4 of the things this camera FAILED so miserably at... ELEVEN focus points (ridiculous when the competition has anywhere from 39 to 153)... battery life (400 shots/more ridiculous)... NO touchscreen (a option that I would have found majorly convenient to have)... and weight (substancially heavier than the competition... LOVE the price thou. SO PENTAX... back to the drawing board... come out with a K-80 that fixes all the problems listed above... at ALMOST the same cost... and bring your lens prices down somewhere close to Earth PLEASE!

Studio comparison scenes?... yeah right... that's an accurate comparison... LOL! Thank God there's reputable websites like DXOMark who base their sensor evaluations on 'real world testing figures' instead of what some near-sighted bug says who really can't see the light... LOL

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 05:56 UTC
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (342 comments in total)
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GarysInSoCal: SAD... four of the things I find MAJORLY important in my next DSLR camera purchase are 4 of the things this camera FAILED so miserably at... ELEVEN focus points (ridiculous when the competition has anywhere from 39 to 153)... battery life (400 shots/more ridiculous)... NO touchscreen (a option that I would have found majorly convenient to have)... and weight (substancially heavier than the competition... LOVE the price thou. SO PENTAX... back to the drawing board... come out with a K-80 that fixes all the problems listed above... at ALMOST the same cost... and bring your lens prices down somewhere close to Earth PLEASE!

The information provided on that 'bought and paid for by Pentax' forum you listed is NOT an unbiased accounting of the K70's TRUE sensor performance. In fact, there is no actual k70 sensor performance figures listed there AT ALL. Do you actually have a comparison between the 2 cameras I mentioned? That's the comparison you should have listed... ;)

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 05:10 UTC
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (342 comments in total)
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GarysInSoCal: SAD... four of the things I find MAJORLY important in my next DSLR camera purchase are 4 of the things this camera FAILED so miserably at... ELEVEN focus points (ridiculous when the competition has anywhere from 39 to 153)... battery life (400 shots/more ridiculous)... NO touchscreen (a option that I would have found majorly convenient to have)... and weight (substancially heavier than the competition... LOVE the price thou. SO PENTAX... back to the drawing board... come out with a K-80 that fixes all the problems listed above... at ALMOST the same cost... and bring your lens prices down somewhere close to Earth PLEASE!

LightBug... buzzzzz... wrong answer. The basic platform of that 24MP sensor is indeed constructed by Sony... BUT... the advanced processor and algorythm configurations programmed into the Nikon sensor results in superior sensor performance to Pentax's offering. Check DXOMark.com for the decidedly different results between both these camera sensors. (see D7200 VS K3Mark2/same sensor as K70)

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 03:50 UTC
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (342 comments in total)
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GarysInSoCal: SAD... four of the things I find MAJORLY important in my next DSLR camera purchase are 4 of the things this camera FAILED so miserably at... ELEVEN focus points (ridiculous when the competition has anywhere from 39 to 153)... battery life (400 shots/more ridiculous)... NO touchscreen (a option that I would have found majorly convenient to have)... and weight (substancially heavier than the competition... LOVE the price thou. SO PENTAX... back to the drawing board... come out with a K-80 that fixes all the problems listed above... at ALMOST the same cost... and bring your lens prices down somewhere close to Earth PLEASE!

OH... and please improve on your sensor's low noise/high ISO performance with better dynamic range... cause Nikon and Sony are whoopin your tail there also.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 22:03 UTC
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (342 comments in total)

SAD... four of the things I find MAJORLY important in my next DSLR camera purchase are 4 of the things this camera FAILED so miserably at... ELEVEN focus points (ridiculous when the competition has anywhere from 39 to 153)... battery life (400 shots/more ridiculous)... NO touchscreen (a option that I would have found majorly convenient to have)... and weight (substancially heavier than the competition... LOVE the price thou. SO PENTAX... back to the drawing board... come out with a K-80 that fixes all the problems listed above... at ALMOST the same cost... and bring your lens prices down somewhere close to Earth PLEASE!

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 21:36 UTC as 19th comment | 25 replies

Yep... definitely what the web needs... 'RAISR super-resolution 2x'... an amazing utility that makes crappy cell phone photographers with zero editing skills look great... :D

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 20:27 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
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