garyknrd

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

Retired. Hobby, bird photography

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Qualcomm can't get traction. They are killing me. And this ain't gonna help.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 14:06 UTC as 6th comment
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garyknrd: I am traveling solo in Colombia. I have a Nikon with me and I have never taken it out of the bag. Next to go are my big and crazy bulky supertel photo lenses. For me Canon and Nikon are dead.

No drama at all. I am enjoying myself.
Back to the topic. These smartphones as handy as they are. Will never replace a cheap ILC IMO.
I do think mirror less will replace DSLR,s?

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 11:21 UTC
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garyknrd: I am traveling solo in Colombia. I have a Nikon with me and I have never taken it out of the bag. Next to go are my big and crazy bulky supertel photo lenses. For me Canon and Nikon are dead.

You are right. Anyone reading this don't come here. It's a death trap.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 03:57 UTC

But if you are traveling to any country you do not know. Be careful. You can get killed or hurt.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 15:44 UTC as 225th comment
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garyknrd: I am traveling solo in Colombia. I have a Nikon with me and I have never taken it out of the bag. Next to go are my big and crazy bulky supertel photo lenses. For me Canon and Nikon are dead.

I am in the better part of the city. I walked around in Catago last night until about 10 P.PM. Bogota and Cali are pretty rough in the bad parts of town . No problems in better areas. My home is in San Antonio Texas. In the hood it's just as dangerous.
Cabs are are cheap. I use an app to call to be safe.

Honestly after I ditched Bogota and Cali. It's very nice. The reserves are extremely safe.

My advice is to get out of the city and enjoy Colombia. The rebels are not the problem they use to be.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 15:37 UTC
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garyknrd: I am traveling solo in Colombia. I have a Nikon with me and I have never taken it out of the bag. Next to go are my big and crazy bulky supertel photo lenses. For me Canon and Nikon are dead.

I am moving to 4/3 for the next few years. Colombia has got to be the nicest country I have visited in a long time. Hands down better than Asia. I am planning on buying a vehicle here and start birding January next year. The comment about dangerous! About the same or safer than the USA. And absolutely gorgeous.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 15:07 UTC

I am traveling solo in Colombia. I have a Nikon with me and I have never taken it out of the bag. Next to go are my big and crazy bulky supertel photo lenses. For me Canon and Nikon are dead.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 14:24 UTC as 278th comment | 10 replies
On article Xiaomi Mi Max 2 quick review (37 comments in total)
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garyknrd: I am in Cali, Colombia. Just checking it out. No one here has a computer. Everything is done on a phone.. I would like to have one over here. There is a huge market for these IMO.

I am trying this on a xiaomi mi 5. For the price this is a hidden gym.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 00:57 UTC
On article Xiaomi Mi Max 2 quick review (37 comments in total)

I am in Cali, Colombia. Just checking it out. No one here has a computer. Everything is done on a phone.. I would like to have one over here. There is a huge market for these IMO.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 23:49 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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Ebrahim Saadawi: After reading for hours up on curved sensors, white papers, ten patents or so and latest productions: I can assurely tell you that this is only advantageous for a single focal length per sensor.

If we design an ultra wide angle lens with a correspondingly curved chip that has the cheapest and least number of elements yet gives edge-edge sharpness (long-story-short a really good cheap small ultra wide made possible due to the sensor curve)

and then want to design an 85mm portrait lens for that same chip, we'll be working with constraints of the sensor curve that's ideal for the ultra wide lens and it wouldn't give an advantage to that lens.

Same story with any zoom lens.

It just doesn't work the way they make it seem (we will make sensors that make your lenses cheap and small) Yes you will, but only one lens for one sensor will be made smaller, compared to an identical flat sensor and an identical flat plane lens.

So is it the future? No. Not unless they cam male sillicon chips with photosites and microlenses plus AA and Infrared filters and glass that can bend all as one unit when given a numerical value in-camera (HINT: they can't and won't be able to with any kind of current modern lithography processes, maybe in 50 years or more)

So useless? Of course not: This is, if cheap enough, can make wonders with prime fixed-lens cameras like the Fuji X100 or Sony RX1 or mobile phones or maybe best of all a 16-18mm FF equivalent pocket camera with quite a large chip and edge to edge sharpness, wouldn't that be cool? It would.

Lukedriftwood, that would be pretty cool in astronomy. I had not heard that. IF you could tune that in the field that would be amazing. Wow.

So far as using a fixed curved sensor? Field flatteners have been around forever.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 02:08 UTC

I have and use a 7D for years, I am not sure it can be killed... :)

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 13:51 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies

That would be one miserable day carrying around that rig.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 15:22 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies

I've go the Mi5, excellent phone for the price. Highly recomended. Lack of RAW is a shame, hopefully they will be fixed

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 21:43 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies

Finally a Canon 4K for the masses... :)

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 16:05 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply

Spot on.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 10:26 UTC as 201st comment

Qualcomm has been having a hard time gaining traction. I hope this helps. Not really expecting much but can hope.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 04:31 UTC as 1st comment
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF gallery and first impressions (316 comments in total)

Reminds me of the blur i get with the 400mm DO II lens. Nasty!
Good OOF backgrounds make a lens IMO.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 11:43 UTC as 80th comment

Great news!

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 10:50 UTC as 46th comment
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (767 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 (767 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 151st comment | 6 replies
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