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: Just a Nokia name on the phone. A very small percentage of the profits I would guess. Nokia is betting on 5k hardware and beyond I think. They are sinking allot of money into it. Hopefully it will pay off for them.

Though I post some facts.
Nokia stock is dropping like a rock. Revenue is down, And the forecast is dismal.
Anyone holding this junk stock should sell now and lick there wounds.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 20:10 UTC
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garyknrd: As soon as 4/3 makes a good 400 F/4 i am in. Hopefully in the next year or two we will see a serious wildlife lens hit.

thx1138, 400mm F/5.6 no IS. and with a 1.4 T.C = F/8... = a big no for me.
100-400mm F/5.6, excellent zoom. Good IS, 560mm F/8 = no thanks.
I will wait.
IMO, micro 4/3 will mature enough in the next few years to take me into the next phase of my photography. Fingers crossed.

Also, I would like to know what you consider a "real camera"?

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 00:27 UTC

As soon as 4/3 makes a good 400 F/4 i am in. Hopefully in the next year or two we will see a serious wildlife lens hit.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 22:48 UTC as 29th comment | 5 replies

I have yet to see a bag designed for travel photographers. Not one. Does anyone know of a company that makes a good backpack that doesn't have such an obvious look. I make my own bags now. But it is a pain.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 13:15 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply

I googled it. Lovely photos, but DPR's definition of adventure travel is about 180 degrees of my definition.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 17:08 UTC as 16th comment

Boy am I behind time's.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 15:45 UTC as 11th comment
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garyknrd: Great, I guarantee you with this announcement , which is very old news. . There will be another 10 year's of over priced, out dated cameras coming.

@Sh10453, I agreed.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2017 at 11:23 UTC
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garyknrd: Great, I guarantee you with this announcement , which is very old news. . There will be another 10 year's of over priced, out dated cameras coming.

@ sports shooter.
For birding you need AF. And light weight. I personally could care less about the sensor. DR, Higher ISO would be nice. But not a deal breaker.
7D, 7D II, Tough camera's to shoot with, after trying Nikon.
1DXII, Good AF. Crummy birding camera. Too heavy, and not enough pixels.
I'll wait until the 7DIII hits. If decent AF. It will be a winner for me.

Https://www.flickr.com/photos/avianphotos

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 14:42 UTC
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garyknrd: Great, I guarantee you with this announcement , which is very old news. . There will be another 10 year's of over priced, out dated cameras coming.

Who said I hated Canon? I will sell my old 7d for $2000. I only shoot bird's, and Canon does not have a decent birding camera. Right now it's a bit of a joke IMO.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 11:52 UTC

Great, I guarantee you with this announcement , which is very old news. . There will be another 10 year's of over priced, out dated cameras coming.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 10:08 UTC as 22nd comment | 10 replies
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gbdz: I'll get one with the text "Steal Me" embroidered in gold...

Yea, I am doing a little traveling at the moment. These bags might last a day or two.. lol

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 12:43 UTC
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Chris Dodkin: Despite all of the protests from the Nikon faithful - history will show that this was one of the last gasps for cameras with 'flappy mirror things' inside.

The game is almost up - the writing is on the wall.

One last hurrah for the FF DSLR and it's outdated technology. The Spruce Goose of DSLRs.

The path to the future is clear - not everyone wants to admit it yet - but the smart money in the room has already sold their DSLR lens collections, before their value crashes. You know who you are Lloyd Chambers!

By all means rage against the inevitable future - I'll pop back in a few years and link you to this post as a reminder that you were told it was coming.

For now - enjoy your new Nikon, and that legacy flappy mirror thingy...

Interesting to see what happens. Time will tell. Regardless that is one hell of a specked camera. Great job Nikon.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 00:36 UTC
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Chris Dodkin: Despite all of the protests from the Nikon faithful - history will show that this was one of the last gasps for cameras with 'flappy mirror things' inside.

The game is almost up - the writing is on the wall.

One last hurrah for the FF DSLR and it's outdated technology. The Spruce Goose of DSLRs.

The path to the future is clear - not everyone wants to admit it yet - but the smart money in the room has already sold their DSLR lens collections, before their value crashes. You know who you are Lloyd Chambers!

By all means rage against the inevitable future - I'll pop back in a few years and link you to this post as a reminder that you were told it was coming.

For now - enjoy your new Nikon, and that legacy flappy mirror thingy...

@Chris, I just did a little reading on the Fuji Nikon rumor. I saw nothing concrete on the subject. Can you send me a link too the article? Also it looks as if the camera division is doing ok? It's another group of the company that is in trouble! It's putting a strain on the company as a whole.

The 850 is a very imressive camera on paper. I hope it gives them some room to breathe. I personally think it will!

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 17:33 UTC
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Chris Dodkin: Despite all of the protests from the Nikon faithful - history will show that this was one of the last gasps for cameras with 'flappy mirror things' inside.

The game is almost up - the writing is on the wall.

One last hurrah for the FF DSLR and it's outdated technology. The Spruce Goose of DSLRs.

The path to the future is clear - not everyone wants to admit it yet - but the smart money in the room has already sold their DSLR lens collections, before their value crashes. You know who you are Lloyd Chambers!

By all means rage against the inevitable future - I'll pop back in a few years and link you to this post as a reminder that you were told it was coming.

For now - enjoy your new Nikon, and that legacy flappy mirror thingy...

I 100% agree. IMHO what is going on here is a very good business decision on Nikon's part. This and there next DSLR will give them outstanding sale's and time to develop their next line of cameras. I will be very curious to see where this goes in 8 years. It may be the first step to a new Nikon?

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 13:05 UTC
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coreyweb: Canon just keeps getting further and further behind. Can't help but think they're sitting on something though........they really need to get moving though if they're gonna do something.

I have heard that statement for years. I wouldn't hold my breath. Personally I have lost all confidence in Canon.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 16:29 UTC
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George Veltchev: Expect a big come back from Canon ... in 5 years from now ;)

Haha, spot on.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 14:53 UTC
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garyknrd: Just a Nokia name on the phone. A very small percentage of the profits I would guess. Nokia is betting on 5k hardware and beyond I think. They are sinking allot of money into it. Hopefully it will pay off for them.

Morons that look into their Crystal ball and predict the market. Haha

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 17:57 UTC
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garyknrd: Just a Nokia name on the phone. A very small percentage of the profits I would guess. Nokia is betting on 5k hardware and beyond I think. They are sinking allot of money into it. Hopefully it will pay off for them.

As far as the Nokia phone. It's a joke, anyone thinking it's going to help Nokia is sadly mistaken.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 19:27 UTC
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garyknrd: Just a Nokia name on the phone. A very small percentage of the profits I would guess. Nokia is betting on 5k hardware and beyond I think. They are sinking allot of money into it. Hopefully it will pay off for them.

As far as the Nokia phone. It's a joke, anyone thinking it's going to help Nokia is sadly mistaken.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 18:47 UTC
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garyknrd: Just a Nokia name on the phone. A very small percentage of the profits I would guess. Nokia is betting on 5k hardware and beyond I think. They are sinking allot of money into it. Hopefully it will pay off for them.

Yeppers dead in the water. I picked up a few hundred shares at 6. I agree on 2019. That is why I bought the shares strickly for grins.
Traders will start investing in it when and if they have some positive news.
They are a woofer. Lol

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 18:40 UTC
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