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

Comments

Total: 372, showing: 41 – 60
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »
On article Leica SL Review (1092 comments in total)

Sounds like a Pentax review. Except for the price?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 06:46 UTC as 90th comment | 14 replies

1000 bucks for a phone. Boy am I getting old. And out of touch with the next generation... :)

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 20:14 UTC as 78th comment | 3 replies
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (450 comments in total)
In reply to:

Donnie G: Mirrorless fanboys constantly bash Canon for not abandoning its long-established best-selling lineup of DSLRs in order to produce nothing but shiny new unestablished mirrorless replacements. So what does Canon do? They build both types of ILCs and sell them side by side. Now those same mirrorless fanboys are huffing and puffing and throwing hissy fits because fully half of all ILCs (DSLR and mirrorless) sold in 2016 were Canon.

But Canon isn't worthy, they say. Their specs are not as numerous and glittering as those of their competitors, they say. They don't innovate, they say. Yet Canon ILC sales and profits say that the majority of soccer moms, and others who actually buy ILCs, love Canon's camera controls, Dual Pixel AF, and superb touchscreen tech. Who do you think Canon is listening to? Happy 30th Birthday EOS! 😎

Canon is a marketing genius. Never the less this is a gear forum. Most guys here that shoot Canon like me want a decent upgrade. Personally looking at the spec's I have put Canon on a 10 year upgrade cycle. IMHO it will take that long before they have a reasonable upgrade for the cash outlay.
That is the difference between their marketing strategy and my upgrade strategy, (as a gear head)... :)

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 00:17 UTC
In reply to:

garyknrd: I like my Nikon lenses in my glasses... Does that help... :)
IMHO niether Canon or Nikon has a good solid footing.

Time will tell.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 13:46 UTC

I like my Nikon lenses in my glasses... Does that help... :)
IMHO niether Canon or Nikon has a good solid footing.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 10:53 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies

Looks like a super lens. But, every time I put Sigma lenses in my cart and am ready to hit the buy button. I am hit by the past of having to spend countless hours micro adjusting them. Sending them in for adj. just a nightmare. I hope they have ironed out the problems.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 23:32 UTC as 101st comment
In reply to:

garyknrd: Has Canon or Nikon given you a 30 cent on the dollar decrease since the Yin started to slide????? No, they increase there prices or stay the same? 2013-2017 the yin has gone from about 75 yin to the dollar to 110 yen to the dollar........
Those are the real thieves in the house IMO. Not Adobe!

Looks like the Soviet currency has dropped allot. The up in price brings it back to 10 bucks a month. Not sure about the others.
IMO the American people need to be educated on the profits these company's are making when their currency is devaluated against the green back.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 03:12 UTC

Has Canon or Nikon given you a 30 cent on the dollar decrease since the Yin started to slide????? No, they increase there prices or stay the same? 2013-2017 the yin has gone from about 75 yin to the dollar to 110 yen to the dollar........
Those are the real thieves in the house IMO. Not Adobe!

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 22:27 UTC as 29th comment | 5 replies

IMO it just does not get any better than this. What a well oiled machine, quality and commitment to it's customers. If the well don't run dry, and the creek don't rise, this will be my next system. I have high hopes for this system as a birding set up.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 12:59 UTC as 73rd comment
In reply to:

Donnie G: Just another example of Canon's world class customer support for their world class cameras. :))

DualSystemGuy, IMO the 7D II is the best example of a successful marketing and timed camera for the company to prop up it's bottom line. And the Canon fan boy's bought it hook line and sinker. What a POS camera in this day and age. I am amazed at the fanboy's for Canon.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 01:41 UTC
In reply to:

garyknrd: I followed the tourist trails the first year or so I was traveling in Thailand. I forgot how much fun it was until I saw you pics. Looks like you had fun.
How did you like the jet lag... :)

Interesting I have the same problem with jet lag (coming back is a serious problem for me). For the life of me I cannot figure it out.
S.E. Asia can be addicting.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 22:04 UTC

I followed the tourist trails the first year or so I was traveling in Thailand. I forgot how much fun it was until I saw you pics. Looks like you had fun.
How did you like the jet lag... :)

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 14:17 UTC as 124th comment | 2 replies
On article Demand for CMOS image sensors projected to increase (14 comments in total)

Good news.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 18:41 UTC as 5th comment
On article Canon granted third most US patents in 2016 (145 comments in total)

All of the major camera company's have other interests. Canon, even with it's other holdings have not made a positive rebound since the 2008-9 crash. They have good dividends, but poor stock prices (very stale). Out of all I have looked at. Olympus looks the best BY FAR. Excellent growth since the scandal. Very well run and profitable company at present.

Actually they could own all the Japan and world market share, and it would still be a very poor company to hold interest in at present.
It doesn't matter if the Japanese market is 100% Canon they are not doing something right for sure.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 11:48 UTC as 7th comment
On article Canon granted third most US patents in 2016 (145 comments in total)
In reply to:

King of Song: I don't know why Canon needs patents?

...... Do they worry Sony will steal their 5 year old technology, and release a vintage camera line?

All of the major camera company's have other interests.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 11:44 UTC
On article Canon granted third most US patents in 2016 (145 comments in total)

Sounds like Kodak. Personally I am fed up with Canon.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 10:29 UTC as 23rd comment
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (322 comments in total)
In reply to:

locke_fc: It's probably been mentioned before, but Mike Johnston at The Online Photographer has a really funny piece about this kind of 'revolutionary' announcements.

That was a very refreshing read, Bookmarked and will return. I wish more reviewers would take this approach. Humor and the truth... The truth, what a unnatural concept..

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 12:50 UTC

Hands down the best investment I have made this year. These guys are taking off like a shot..... Amazing.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 23:42 UTC as 6th comment

I wish them success, My Nokia stock looks like a train wreck. :)
Personally I am holding out until 2020. But, I don't expect much.
HMD is just a Microsoft knock of I think. Arrrrrrg....

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 00:57 UTC as 18th comment
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (518 comments in total)

Look at a 10-15 year trend in Canon stock. To me this pretty much tells the story of the DSLR market. After the crash (2007-2008) they started going back up with all other stocks. Then the stock took a nose dive and never recovered. Smartphone, mirrorless has cleaned there plow IMO.
There has been a bull market since the last crash. And these companies have gone down? IMO the next recession will tell the real story. It ain't going to pretty for Canon or Nikon.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 22:56 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
Total: 372, showing: 41 – 60
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »