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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On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1229 comments in total)

So where does the #1 camera company stand? Canon.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 17:49 UTC as 170th comment | 5 replies
On article Video: Canon shows off its new 120MP APS-H CMOS sensor (217 comments in total)
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aramgrg: NEW? I don't know where they got this from(maybe stolen from crashed alien craft?), but they show of this since 2010! http://global.canon/en/news/2010/aug24e.html

Still trying to figure out how to cripple it properly.
Crippling takes years of R&D!

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 20:33 UTC

My prediction is it will be the M50 with a FF sensor.
Business as usual. It will take Canon 10 years to have a camera with the spec's of the 7r III.
I didn't see @jefftan's comment. I agree with that fully.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 01:31 UTC as 121st comment
On article Sigma interview: 'This is just the beginning' (339 comments in total)
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garyknrd: Is their AF any better than it used to be?

May have to give them another try then.
They have some nice looking glass.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2018 at 22:37 UTC
On article Sigma interview: 'This is just the beginning' (339 comments in total)

Is their AF any better than it used to be?

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2018 at 11:06 UTC as 45th comment | 3 replies
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garyknrd: He looks like he knew the score! I have lived on and off for years in S.E. Asia. One of the first things you learn is do not become a political activist. If you loose you loose big. Even here in Thailand where 30 million tourists come yearly. If you are political you are likely going to jail. In some of the surrounding countries here you are likely to be killed.
It is horrible to think someone can be killed for their beliefs. But, it happens daily.

"... he knew the score"? W T F does that mean? Such a callous attitude.

Anyone that takes pics of something the government doesn't want published here, and puts it up for the public to see is extremely dangerous. You can be arrested and jailed. It is very common and every one knows it. Being Callous has nothing to do with it. It is common knowledge?

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2018 at 15:19 UTC
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garyknrd: He looks like he knew the score! I have lived on and off for years in S.E. Asia. One of the first things you learn is do not become a political activist. If you loose you loose big. Even here in Thailand where 30 million tourists come yearly. If you are political you are likely going to jail. In some of the surrounding countries here you are likely to be killed.
It is horrible to think someone can be killed for their beliefs. But, it happens daily.

I have been in Cambodia many many times also, nothing to do with this.
I was in BKK during the riots, awful times. I am a foreigner here and do not take sides what so ever.
You know Docno, this guy is getting publicity and will hopefully never get executed. The others that were killed by the Military are DEAD. I don't know what else to say. Being killed during a riot or road block or whatever is a lot easier to sweep under the carpet than arresting and getting the publicity of a trial and the government knows it. These journalists here that take on the government are taking there life in their own hands, it is very dangerous and they know it, plain and simple.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2018 at 14:29 UTC
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garyknrd: He looks like he knew the score! I have lived on and off for years in S.E. Asia. One of the first things you learn is do not become a political activist. If you loose you loose big. Even here in Thailand where 30 million tourists come yearly. If you are political you are likely going to jail. In some of the surrounding countries here you are likely to be killed.
It is horrible to think someone can be killed for their beliefs. But, it happens daily.

I have been in Cambodia where the photojournalists have been murdered and very little done about it. The government is so involve it is swept under the carpet. Just as bad as hanging, you are dead regardless. In Cambodia they just send death squads after you!

These guys are not stupid. They know the facts! It is a way of life over here.
Money and politics rule and anyone standing in the way is a casualty.

I was shooting birds in Cambodia when this happened! In a heavy logging area I was approached by the loggers. The government corruption over here is unreal.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2012/may/01/death-cambodian-forest-activist-chut-wutty

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2018 at 05:47 UTC
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garyknrd: He looks like he knew the score! I have lived on and off for years in S.E. Asia. One of the first things you learn is do not become a political activist. If you loose you loose big. Even here in Thailand where 30 million tourists come yearly. If you are political you are likely going to jail. In some of the surrounding countries here you are likely to be killed.
It is horrible to think someone can be killed for their beliefs. But, it happens daily.

I agree Sezano, it happens here all the time.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2018 at 03:45 UTC

He looks like he knew the score! I have lived on and off for years in S.E. Asia. One of the first things you learn is do not become a political activist. If you loose you loose big. Even here in Thailand where 30 million tourists come yearly. If you are political you are likely going to jail. In some of the surrounding countries here you are likely to be killed.
It is horrible to think someone can be killed for their beliefs. But, it happens daily.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2018 at 03:35 UTC as 46th comment | 12 replies
On article Canon got it right on International Women's Day (463 comments in total)

I don't know?
A picture of a 7D! Poor DR, Horrible noise, Old and definitely needing an upgrade.. LOL
I personally think they deserve a 5D mark IV.
Wow,,, :)

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 10:17 UTC as 68th comment

A better title would be "How existing Canon users will be Cannibalizing their existing Canon DSLR's to fund a decent mirror less camera". From a different company!

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 06:44 UTC as 5th comment | 7 replies

Anyone thinking the spots on this leopard is going to change is sadly mistaken IMO.
Catchy heading though!

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2018 at 01:22 UTC as 38th comment
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Rich Evans: One of the most underrated companies out there: great build quality, cost, high Mpix, ergonomics, controls, DNG file format (I despise proprietary RAW formats specially ORFs), high DR.

Top notch build quality?
Anyone here had the K-5 with the buttons falling off. That camera literally fell apart in my hands. Clunky, slow and way over priced.
The K-3 was a bit better but still clunky.
Fond memories but I would never buy one again!
Great folks in the forums though.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 00:25 UTC
On article CP+ 2018: First Look - Sony 400mm F2.8 G Master (462 comments in total)

I hope we see Sigma bring over there 500/4 and 300/2.8 in Sony E mount with a License agreement.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2018 at 07:03 UTC as 68th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS M50: What you need to know (430 comments in total)
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Edmond Leung: The 1.6x more crop factor on the 4K can be a real benefit for those using tele lenses. I would consider to use it on the 400mm lens and it becomes a 1024mm equivalent lens. That is really great1

Actually I have found even with very high quality glass when you crop this heavy it is extremely poor. 1.6 crop is doable. My experience with still photography.
One of the reasons I would never buy this camera is the 4K video features.
I am a Canon guy that was hoping for a decent camera to shoot hight grade video on.
I will keep my glass but cannot see anyone that has good glass really wanting this camera. You would be throwing your money away.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2018 at 00:17 UTC
On article Sigma announces nine full-frame E-mount Art primes (368 comments in total)

Well this is my Second "Wow" of the day, amazing times.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 09:20 UTC as 74th comment

One good thing is, anyone looking to buy the Canon M50 should wait a few weeks.
It should be on sale for $19.95 with a new printer, thrown in free...

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 02:09 UTC as 270th comment | 7 replies

Wow!!!

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 01:37 UTC as 301st comment
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rrccad: "(which was seemingly made from upcycled yogurt containers)"

coffee officially spewed.

haha,, +1

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 20:48 UTC
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