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 Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (334 comments in total)

Nikon shooter for almost 30 years... I own both... shooting with the D750 for over a year... with the D500 for alittle over a month. Both focus amazingly well in very low light... with a very slight nod going to the D500, In low light portraiture, studio work and stronger pixel depth... the D750 gets my vote. In sports and wildlife... with it's cropped sensor magnification and great dynamic range... the D500 gets the checkered flag. It all boils down to who, what and where you're shooting... and what your priorities are. And DO NOT buy cheap, crappy lenses for either one of these cameras. The strong resolution of both these sensors DEMAND quality optics.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 08:44 UTC as 12th comment | 7 replies
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (415 comments in total)
In reply to:

iGio: Nobody must buy Canon ever. They make worse cameras then predecessors every year.

True... substandard coke bottle optic lenses and crappy sensors that are noisier than a Led Zepplin concert at anything over 800 ISO... :P

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2016 at 18:58 UTC

I've had nothing but problems for several years and have major contempt for LEXAR... worst memory cards on the market. I'll just keep using SanDisk in all my Nikon cams... including my D500... they have NEVER let me down.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 08:51 UTC as 4th comment
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1984 comments in total)
In reply to:

Bender73: My main body and possibly the best DSLR ever to date.

Have to agree... stunning JPEG image performance too... and STUNNING images are all I take... ;) http://www.modelmayhem.com/2623

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 23:20 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (415 comments in total)
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fuxicek: Any DSLR is capable of nice pictures, even my Canon 1000d from 2007 ... But if I was buying new DSLR now, I'd probably skip Canon and go for Pentax k-s2 , mainly because of better viewfinder.. All Rebel series is somehow small tunnel like view, since the first digital Rebel/300d from 2003 the size and coverage didnt improve....

But you CAN NOT FIND Pentax in Wal-Mart, Costco, Sams Club, Target or Best Buy. A better camera WILL LOSE everytime without effective advertizing and distribution... and WE ALL KNOW this Canon entry is a mass-produced piece of crap with 10 year old sensor and lens technology.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 01:15 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (415 comments in total)
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Paul B Jones: Great review. Fantastic camera.

It was a halfway decent camera FIVE YEARS AGO... now it's a obvious outdated piece of plastic poopoo with a seriously dated sensor and crappy lens... read the review... :P

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 18:29 UTC

WOW... so there's 7 billion people on Earth and you can't fly your drone over ANY of them. Guess you better pack it up and send it to another planet... :P

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 00:11 UTC as 3rd comment
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Tom_Bruno: I LOVE my D750! I love it more than my D800E. A lot more, actually. It's powerful, compact, feels great in the hands, solid strong build, so far quite weatherproof, very quick focus, phenomenal detail in the images, amazing DR, amazing in low light, full bracketing options. And a flippy screen, which one day I might actually use.

Negatives? Nothing serious I can think of. It's easily the best camera I've ever owned. And, I repeat, that includes the D800E.

I would agree on the D750 being the best of the year. And not just because I own it. The D750 has (temporarily) calmed my gear lust. It's that good. It's a pure delight. You just want to keep using it!

Happy D750 owner here.. totally agree with everything mentioned here... fabulous camera! I also own a D810, D500 and D700. For amazing dynamic range and insane image resolution, the D810 can not be beat. For amazingly fast and accurate auto-focus, strong low light performance, with loads of frames per second... the D500 has no equal. With its strong pixel depth and killer low noise performance... my D700 is a camera I still cannot part with... so I'm keep'n them ALL... pulling out the best photographic weapon and strongest lens for task at hand... results are here: http://www.modelmayhem.com/2623

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 20:24 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (195 comments in total)

HUGE stills vote for the D3300 (not video)... great images with that new Expeed 4 Processor. Took it on 2 years of SM 'Cruiseboat Photoshoots'... got amazing shots! (in this folder) http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/2623/viewall#/A338961

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 18:18 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)
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WPBMiami7: I'm debating whether i should get the D500 or D750. I'm not a pro, just seeking an awesome cam for family portraits and video footage in great quality.

D750 owner... fabulous camera (with 6 FF lenses)... BUT... I've also got 7 APS Nikon lenses... pickin up D500 just before Father's Day... could be the best of both worlds... ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 09:23 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)
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nafik: "...it does seem the D500 isn't quite as consumer-ready as we're used to from Nikon."
Really? When?
Does D600 debacle and Nikon's handling of it reminds means anything to reviewer?
Or the DPReview site owner Amazon does not want to loose too many D500 sales?
One has to be out of his mind to buy anything from Nikon before it has been on the market for at least a year.
Nikon of the past is over. Welcome to this new Nikon

Agreed... D810 and D7200 owner here... fabulous cameras... still clinging on to a D700 also... just something magical about it's pixel depth and high ISO/low noise characterics. Will be picking up a D500 in time for the cruiseboat photoshoot.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 06:57 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)

Cashing in my D3 and D3300 for a D500... hoping all this hype is on the money. Got some great lenses for it waiting in the wings.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 06:45 UTC as 38th comment
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1984 comments in total)

Been shooting with D810 for over a year. In respect to the stunning image quality and massive dynamic range noted... I've experienced this findings 'realtime' and concur... great review!

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 21:51 UTC as 41st comment
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1984 comments in total)
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mgatov: Thank you for releasing this review. I appreciate all of your hard work and the analytical data you have provided.

Totally agree... also appreciate all the hard work. Been shooting with D810 for over a year now... this camera ROCKS and is truly amazing.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 21:28 UTC

Impressive camera Pentax... but PLEASE show me a list of lenses for the K1 that I can afford... cause as of right now... I haven't spotted a quality zoom lens for this camera for less than $1600. Without a decent selection of affordable optics, this camera will go down in flames, regardless of it's technological advances.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 06:23 UTC as 13th comment | 5 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-800 (213 comments in total)

Owner of a D3300 that I picked up in Craigslist ($240/very slightly used in excellent condition/2700 shutter clicks)... love this camera... I shoot stills only (no video). Razor sharp images (no lowpass filter) with the 18-140 ED-VR Zoom. Great dynamic range and high ISO images thanks to the Expeed 4 processor and 'Active D-Lighting'... outstanding battery life (over 1000 shots per charge). Strong focusing with no out of focus images yet. I honestly don't think there's a better 'bank for the buck' camera in this category.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 20:42 UTC as 17th comment
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-800 (213 comments in total)
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JochenIs: What this guide doesn't tell you is:
If you want to buy a camera look for the lens first.

TRUE... and the Nikon Nanocoat 16-80 is getting RAVE reviews for sharpness and clarity... only available for the D3300 and D5500... with ALOT more lenses available for these two cameras then all the other cams in this comparison... ;)

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 14:39 UTC
On article Nikon D7200 firmware 1.01 now available (15 comments in total)
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beavertown: Where is "3rd party batteries will not work" note?

Like the D500?

EVERY firmware update I've encountered on ALL Nikon cameras (I've had several) has resulted in DISCONNECTING aftermarket batteries from functioning with your camera... ;)

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 08:51 UTC
On article Making a splash: Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery (228 comments in total)
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Shamael: This camera is the F..k up of the century. Terrible image quality. All shots of the music stage look solarized, no detail in color at all. Acceptable noise till 3600 ISO, at 4000 and beyond it is for the trashcan.

Yeah right... read the dozens and dozens of very favorable reviews FROM OWNERS (not shet-talkers) in the 'Nikon ProDX Forum' here on DPReview... haters gonna hate... ;)

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 03:14 UTC
On article Making a splash: Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery (228 comments in total)
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bgbs: I'm glad to know my ancient D700 does just as good as the latest cameras. I have no reason to upgrade after looking at D500 and D5 images.

HUGE fan of D700 also... with IQ from ISO 800-3200 UNMATCHED by any other Nikon I've shot with, regardless of format.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2016 at 03:28 UTC
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