garyknrd

Lives in Thailand
Works as a Retired
Has a website at www.ThisOldCamera.com
Joined on Jan 2, 2011
About me:

Retired. Hobby, bird photography

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garyknrd: Avram Noam Chomsky.
When I read reviews like this I think of this guy.

He has some views on consumer spending, The way the wealthy people and company"s operate and advertise I happen to share his views.
I think consumers need to be informed to make better decisions . So, I like this article.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 13:06 UTC

Avram Noam Chomsky.
When I read reviews like this I think of this guy.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 06:43 UTC as 39th comment | 3 replies
On article Re-make/Re-model: Leica Summaron 28mm F5.6 Samples (180 comments in total)
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garyknrd: I have a old Olympus 50mm lens about 30 years old, I will take 1,250 for it...
It screams Olympus retro... truly an amazing lens and a steal at 1,250.
Free shipping. :)

Yes it will! :)
I have that camera also, along with a soligor 300mm prime and the 50mm lens.
Next time back home I am going to buy some film and have some fun... I'll try to post some photos with it.
Cheers

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 06:16 UTC
On article Re-make/Re-model: Leica Summaron 28mm F5.6 Samples (180 comments in total)

I have a old Olympus 50mm lens about 30 years old, I will take 1,250 for it...
It screams Olympus retro... truly an amazing lens and a steal at 1,250.
Free shipping. :)

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 12:11 UTC as 67th comment | 2 replies
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rrccad: that's honestly going to be stupid crazy if they do that ban more wide spread. there's no way I'd fly with my laptop in the checked luggage. I'd honestly have to strip it down, remove the drives, etc before packing it into my luggage.

rrccad, I thought I did not have a problem. Then they told me I had to check my cameras. I had two lenses they let me carry on. The limit for me was two carry on personal items. So my laptop had to be checked! I was sweating bullets. I am scheduled to head back home in a few months and i am not looking forward to the flight in the least.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 14:00 UTC
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garyknrd: My last flight about two months ago. I had to take out my cameras and check my baggage. Luckily, they let me carry my lenses on board as carry on. I have never seen this before. And this is before the ban? And, not in the restricted areas listed.
You don't mess with the airlines, they were very rude and told me if I wanted to travel not to bring my big lenses.

That is good to know rrccad. I am planing on a trip that direction in a few months I hope. I love that part of the world.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 13:24 UTC
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garyknrd: My last flight about two months ago. I had to take out my cameras and check my baggage. Luckily, they let me carry my lenses on board as carry on. I have never seen this before. And this is before the ban? And, not in the restricted areas listed.
You don't mess with the airlines, they were very rude and told me if I wanted to travel not to bring my big lenses.

This was a flight from Dallas international airport to Japan. Never had a problem before. Usually these international flights are very pleasant. Fortunately the air hostess was very nice and let me store my lenses in a small compartment close to the kitchen area. I carry big lenses and it was a major pain. Especially when in the airports on layover. Personally I think it is going to get worse. Am thinking about changing systems so i don't have to carry big Canon lenses. Just not worth it anymore for me.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 13:10 UTC

My last flight about two months ago. I had to take out my cameras and check my baggage. Luckily, they let me carry my lenses on board as carry on. I have never seen this before. And this is before the ban? And, not in the restricted areas listed.
You don't mess with the airlines, they were very rude and told me if I wanted to travel not to bring my big lenses.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 23:32 UTC as 54th comment | 6 replies

I shoot a Canon 7d, 1d mark IV, OLD. About 1 in 5-10 at F/4. IMO chasing small up date's is nonsense for amateurs.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 00:49 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Olympus working on 8K video for Micro Four Thirds (218 comments in total)

Olympus will be the next 800lb. gorilla in the room IMO.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 22:47 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply

I thought that curtain dropped years ago.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 22:06 UTC as 108th comment | 3 replies
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ottonis: Glad to hear about these new enhancements on flickr. Hope they work out well and prove useful.
Flickr is kind of a "dinosaur", since most young people tend to use mainly facebook or instagram to share photos. However, for old-school guys like me who want to use the cloud only for sharing photographs and not their entire social life, flickr is still golden and I hope it will continue to prosper.

I could not agree more ottonis!

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 21:07 UTC
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falconeyes: For a much richer source of information, let me direct you to the joint presentation of CIPA and German GfK from 2017, February 24!

-> http://www.cipa.jp/stats/documents/common/cr1000.pdf (35 pages PDF)

Citation: "2016 is half of 2008 but still double size of film era."

Excellent link falconeyes, Thanks for sharing.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 20:53 UTC
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davids8560: I see the future this way: millions upon millions of smartphone cameras in the hands of casual shooters and laymen, and proportionally less, but still thousands of cameras geared to deliver a versatility and quality the likes of which photographers have never seen or enjoyed more! May the manufacturer which provides the most bang-for-the-buck win! There has never been a better time to be into photography!

Second that! Amazing times ahead.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 11:33 UTC

You will see the same thing with DSLR sales compared to mirrorless in the next few years. I personally stopped all DSLR purchases over 5 years ago, and am now looking at mirrorless. A welcome change for me.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 07:45 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply

Amazing times. Carrying around huge lenses, huge laptops and all the gear needed to travel and photograph are basically at an end.
What amazing times ahead await us photographers.
Photography is at a crossroads that will be talked about for decades.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 00:00 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap (56 comments in total)
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garyknrd: That pretty much kill's it for me as a birding setup.

That is what I want... With a 1.5 crop sensor. Until then Olympus will get my business.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 00:33 UTC
On article Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap (56 comments in total)
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garyknrd: That pretty much kill's it for me as a birding setup.

A tad slow for me. I have seen some beautiful pics with it though. And, I have heard the pro 2 is excellent.
Looking for a replacement for my Canon gear for travel. So far I am leaning towards Oly.
Actually was hoping for a crop F/4 400mm lens.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 12:47 UTC
On article Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap (56 comments in total)

That pretty much kill's it for me as a birding setup.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 23:19 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies
On article Leica SL Review (1079 comments in total)

Sounds like a Pentax review. Except for the price?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 06:46 UTC as 86th comment | 14 replies
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