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 Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (652 comments in total)
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Reactive: I think Sony's attempts to gain a foot in the sports arena could possibly be flattened when Canon and/or Nikon release their own mirrorless offerings, which would of course accept existing lenses. The pros will happily wait around a year or two for a few extra fps. As for Olympus' attempts to use the word 'pro' all around the E-M1 MkII, that must surely be doomed if a pro's prime [sorry] concern is having the same subject separation as their current combination.

I agree "Sbu", people don't give Olympus the respect they deserve. They are committed and have an excellent product.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 18:45 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (652 comments in total)

Personally I don't believe Canon or Nikon can compete with Sony.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 12:20 UTC as 140th comment | 7 replies
On article Canon will add C-Log to the EOS 5D Mark IV for $99 (458 comments in total)

10-1 if a hardware fix is required, it is because of antiquated hardware to begin with.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 22:15 UTC as 47th comment
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1863 comments in total)
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garyknrd: Canon and Nikon are starting to get an attitude adjustment.

Problem is they won't heed the warning sign's.

Canon's answer is: I'm #1. I will push out small meaningless changes, you will buy, and thank me for it!

@Rainersen, I hope you are right. I am selling off my Canon gear hoping to get a good price for my lenses.
Being a Canon shooter I am ready for a change. Looking forward to the possibilities.

Thankfully at this point I think I have other options. Until a few months ago there was not an option for me. Now? We will see.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 12:52 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1863 comments in total)

Canon and Nikon are starting to get an attitude adjustment.

Problem is they won't heed the warning sign's.

Canon's answer is: I'm #1. I will push out small meaningless changes, you will buy, and thank me for it!

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 09:49 UTC as 85th comment | 5 replies

I would like to have a MF system before I get too old to put it to good use.
Just to try it out and play with.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 10:47 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS 77D Review (253 comments in total)

I would buy this before I would but the 7D II.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 23:25 UTC as 33rd comment
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Peiasdf: Nikon, Pentax, Panasonic and Olympus are on the way out. Nikon and Pentax because they are small company and stick with DSLR when the market is fast moving away. Panasonic and Olympus because they pick the wrong sensor size. A size that's boxed in by super compact 1" and cheaper APS-C and FF.

Olympus is not going anywhere but up! IMHO

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 05:22 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: Should I upgrade from my D7200? (261 comments in total)
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garyknrd: With PS and the new noise or de-noise software, IMO it makes current upgrades a tough sale.

You are lucky to have such good sensors. ISO 8000-12800? Those are ISO's I would never dream of. For me 3200 is max. And the software does a good job for me at that level. I shoot with Old cameras.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 05:05 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: Should I upgrade from my D7200? (261 comments in total)

With PS and the new noise or de-noise software, IMO it makes current upgrades a tough sale.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 23:31 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies

I cannot wait until Magic Lantern brings usable 4K to the Mark IV in a few years. Then I will buy a used one. Thanks Canon.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 21:26 UTC as 6th comment

I have a feeling RICO is regretting the purchase of Pentax from Hoya. Hind site, but looks like Hoya got rid of it in just the nick of time.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 21:52 UTC as 51st comment
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garyknrd: I headed over to look at the stock! Evidently the market has not reacted to the news or it is BS?
P/E is strong and earning are good.
Love to see a panic in a stock like this for a good buy, ain't happening here.
IMO you will see Canon start sliding before the Micro 4/3 biggies will.
Canon is desperately trying to find a good alternative.

Hope you are right "Ultimax" time will tell.
Never know "not k" sometime the market reacts crazy. Look at the Mexican stocks. Trump was elected and they took a nose dive for no reason other than talk. I agree Panasonic is not hurting at all.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 12:52 UTC

I headed over to look at the stock! Evidently the market has not reacted to the news or it is BS?
P/E is strong and earning are good.
Love to see a panic in a stock like this for a good buy, ain't happening here.
IMO you will see Canon start sliding before the Micro 4/3 biggies will.
Canon is desperately trying to find a good alternative.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 04:16 UTC as 59th comment | 3 replies
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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 63rd comment | 3 replies
On article Re-make/Re-model: Leica Summaron 28mm F5.6 Samples (202 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 (202 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 70th 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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