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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I have the Mi 5. Extremely cheap, and very good phone IMO. I would not hesitate to buy another one.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 23:48 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies

This and the 300mm F/4 and 1.4 is all I will ever need. I am hoping AF on the new Flagship is up to the task. Incredibly sharp and transportable.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 14:02 UTC as 70th comment
On article Flickr Marketplace image licensing program shuttered (91 comments in total)

I hope Verizon does not close Flickr. Have they said what there plans are for it?

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 21:40 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (280 comments in total)

Have my hopes up. Hoping the AF will be at a level where I can move to a smaller platform. Personally, I am actively starting to sell off allot of my Canon gear thinking this will be more than enough for me to fuel my hobby. Fingers crossed.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 13:37 UTC as 49th comment
On article Video: First look at the Panasonic G85/G80 (33 comments in total)

That looks to be a very nice travel camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 12:17 UTC as 7th comment | 11 replies

This is what I have been waiting on.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:07 UTC as 98th comment

I'm thinking they have there hands on the new Olympus, Panasonic flagship camera's and are very impressed. Fingers crossed. Cannot wait for those reviews.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 21:06 UTC as 191st comment | 1 reply

I'll pay a little more and get an Epson!

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 13:42 UTC as 8th comment

Honestly the more i read about this camera the less i want it!

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 01:31 UTC as 45th comment | 4 replies
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sh10453: Good catch.
Without tests like this, manufacturers may miss such "defects" or glitches, and, therefore, no fix or improvement in a next generation.

Strange that some folks are acting like the roof of their house has collapsed over their heads!
Hopefully, this test will become one of the standard tests in camera reviews.

Question: Is this effect due to hardware (ADC, processor & RAM buffer combination) inability to keep up with the sudden changes in the view?
In other words, is it due to the processing engine being not fast enough?

Would Canon be able to fix (reduce) this effect in a firmware update, which I doubt?

I know that the output devices (storage cards) may not be fast enough to cope with the sudden changes, but a large enough RAM buffer would probably reduce the negative effect significantly if the issue is due to the speed of the storage device, although it may not be enough to eliminate it.

sh10453, very good question. I used to run into this problem quite allot In my other life. As my programs would get larger the scans/sec. the processor could do would start to decrease. Resulting in poor output performance. Looks like the same thing is going on here. Can it be fixed? Sure. But, this is a consumer electronic device designed to make money... LOL
Personally I am amazed at the performance of these cameras! Especially at this price level.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 21:11 UTC

Wow!!

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 21:47 UTC as 7th comment
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1920 comments in total)

Great camera for sure. I am two generations behind now.
I would upgrade! But every time I go out shooting I find something I could do better (technique wise). To get me a better shot.
Oddly enough after years of shooting with these old cameras I find I am learning something new about how far I can push them all the time. With advancements in de-noise software it make it much easier for me to tolerate these old cameras (pics only not video).
When one breaks I will upgrade. Just a hobby for me though.
Can't wait to read the review's on this beast.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 21:08 UTC as 285th comment
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villagranvicent: Suddenly eBay auctions from Brasil members will raise exponentially to the number of robberies. Pickpocket happens all the time there, in low season a friend of mine was robbed 4 times the same day by children younger than 12.

In Japan we left our camera bag in a train station, went back one hour later and it was safe and sound.

I live in Asia most of the time now. I have never had a problem. I walk off from my gear and never think about it. Never a problem. One of the reasons I live here.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2016 at 01:16 UTC
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cosinaphile: SAD that the violation of theft happened , however putting your property down like that un tethered to ones body is simply foolish in any major world city .... rio is in a nation with intense crime at the moment making such carelessness doubly negligent

in nyc where i live i never am separated from my backpack as it always contains
about 1500 2000 worth of adapted nikkor lenses with a speedbooster and a few expensive primes or zooms from fuji and an x30 as backup my x pro2 [or xe2]or pen f [sometimes] never leaves my neck unless eating ...then it faces me on the table

what a pain losing ones gear is ..... attention is ever needed

Quiquesaez, I agree 100%. I drove threw Monterrey last year on my way to the Yucatan. I barely made it out of the town! That is one scary place. I was targeted because of my Texas plates. And I am used to traveling.
My sister was robbed at knife point several times in Venezuela.
Most people do not have a clue what is going on!

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2016 at 01:04 UTC
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garyknrd: I am more than curious how this is going to turn out. Nokia has positioned itself in a bullet proof position. They have very little to loose. HMD global (private funded) will finance the venture. Nokia will sit on the board. Rich guys from Microsoft, and a very few others. IMO, will be the guys funding this venture I have a feeling.
Nokia will receive royalty payments. The big bucks if the venture takes off, will go to HMD owners. I dug into it very little a few monte ago to see how things were shaping up.
Andorid phones.

IMO this is a Microsoft venture on the sly. Smart move on their part. They sold the company for peanuts for a huge write off then will reap the revenue if the new company takes off. Brilliant.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 23:29 UTC

I am more than curious how this is going to turn out. Nokia has positioned itself in a bullet proof position. They have very little to loose. HMD global (private funded) will finance the venture. Nokia will sit on the board. Rich guys from Microsoft, and a very few others. IMO, will be the guys funding this venture I have a feeling.
Nokia will receive royalty payments. The big bucks if the venture takes off, will go to HMD owners. I dug into it very little a few monte ago to see how things were shaping up.
Andorid phones.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 23:05 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
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phoenix15: Looking to those comparisons, making D500 is more tempting. And by the way is there any news regarding Nikon Df-2 using sensor in D5 ?

phoenix15, my thoughts on the D500 also!

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2016 at 22:53 UTC

Wow, nice review. And very interesting to say the least. I was just asking a question about AF! With only a few years left in me for action photography it would be nice to try the new Nikon system. Very tempting.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2016 at 11:45 UTC as 92nd comment
On article 8 creative tips for shooting waterfalls (160 comments in total)

Thanks, I live in a land with endless waterfalls, and I do not have a clue how to photograph them. I will try some of these tips.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2016 at 12:03 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (427 comments in total)
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Graham: Great review, but I am puzzled that RAW performance is tested using ACR, not DPP. The package consists of the camera body, a battery, RAW conversion software and accessories. The camera is tested with the supplied battery, not a third party substitute, so why are RAW files evaluated using third party RAW converters?

I attended a presentation of the new camera by Andy Rouse, who explained that his lovely high ISO images of kingfishers had been processed in DPP, that he could not achieve similar results with ACR or Lightroom, and that DPP seemed to be performing some kind of magic not available to Adobe.

Maybe that has changed since the beta version of the camera and ACR has caught up, but would it not be a more valid comparison to test ISO performance with the software supplied by the camera manufacturers instead of, or as well as, a RAW converter made by a third party? After all, everyone buying the camera will have the maker's software, but not everyone will have ACR.

I've tried DPP (latest version) with my Mark IV . I have tried everything I know to try, and cannot get the results I get from ACR on high ISO shots. I quit using it because I always can extract more detail out of the ACR developed shots then over to Photoshop?
On low ISO shots and with BIF shots I use it sometimes! I personally do not believe the hype anymore. My opinion anyway.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 08:20 UTC
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