garyknrd

Lives in Thailand
Works as a Retired
Has a website at www.birdsthatfart.com
Joined on Jan 2, 2011
About me:

Retired. Hobby, bird photography

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On article Hands-on with the Sony a7S II (288 comments in total)
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photominion: Now I know why Sony rolls out a new camera every few weeks!

They try to set a world record as the company that was never NOT on the DPR front page.

Really curious to see when or if they will supply their faithful A-mount followers with a new camera.

Kinda funny. Technology marches on. A few years ago all i saw were DSLR's in Asia. Now I very rarely see one. The big Canon stores in Malaysia (once thriving, are dying) are in disrepair. Kinda sad to see.
The big malls are taking over sales. Canon and Nikon still have a presence but, they are being slowly loosing ground to the mirror less cameras. With the mirror less dominating the sales counters.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 00:14 UTC
On article Second time lucky? A closer look at Sony's new RX1R II (542 comments in total)
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garyknrd: IMO Canon and Nikon are not considering the old Geezer crowd, like me. Not sure there thoughts. I personally would save the extra money to buy something like this instead of the present offerings from Canon or Nikon.

I'm thinking about this or the A7rII for people and landscapes. I am getting older and want to get into people and scenery. I travel to some very interesting places. So I will be looking at both my next trip to the Sony store.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 07:59 UTC
On article Second time lucky? A closer look at Sony's new RX1R II (542 comments in total)

IMO Canon and Nikon are not considering the old Geezer crowd, like me. Not sure there thoughts. I personally would save the extra money to buy something like this instead of the present offerings from Canon or Nikon.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 00:50 UTC as 77th comment | 2 replies

My dad worked for NASA during this time. I was fortunate enough to visit and see many of his projects. He also showed me the reason behind the conspiracy theory. And assured me it was nonsense. As well as explaining to me why the replica existed. Magical for me.
A great time in my life.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2015 at 07:24 UTC as 40th comment
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2168 comments in total)
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garyknrd: Good I hope it hurts Canon's bottom line so they will update there sensors or change to Sony.
Interesting days are a coming. Cannot wait to see what the new Canon updates will bring.

Actually, the comment by Joseph Black sounds like a comment I read from a Kodak executive years ago.

Canon gave up on there sensors years ago!

The gap will be filled. Sony filled it this time. I wish I knew who was going to be the big player in the future. I could make a few bucks.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2015 at 20:01 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2168 comments in total)

Good I hope it hurts Canon's bottom line so they will update there sensors or change to Sony.
Interesting days are a coming. Cannot wait to see what the new Canon updates will bring.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2015 at 19:05 UTC as 354th comment | 12 replies

I used PS 6 for a long time and went to Elements after they went to the Cloud. I love it. For simple processing like I do it is a gem IMO.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 06:04 UTC as 29th comment
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garyknrd: Nice pics, I think I am going to spend next summer there, for some birding.

3rd world country's around the world have scenes like this daily papa natas. I travel allot and actively seek out dump sites for birds. My last trip threw Mexico was heart breaking. I always take in cases of water and what ever else I can think of and can afford. Or help out the local agencies in the area helping these folks out. Nothern Cambodia was my last effort .

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2015 at 22:09 UTC

Nice pics, I think I am going to spend next summer there, for some birding.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2015 at 12:12 UTC as 10th comment | 6 replies

I love this kind of photography. The thrill of being there, and photographing this kind of stuff must of been awesome.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2015 at 12:16 UTC as 49th comment
On article Art Wolfe: Swimming with the Humpbacks, Tonga, 2013 (78 comments in total)
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garyknrd: I looked at his website and went to his workshop page.
One of the trips was around 10K without airfare. For 9 days double occupancy.
My question is who is the target for these trips? There must be an advantage to going on a trip like this rather than going on your own. What is it?

The internet makes tour guiding a thing of the past IMO. Income or no income. I have never been to a place where with a little search I could not find a top notch local guide.
I am sure these tours are first class. In every place I have ever traveled too most all the tours like this hire local tour guides to guide the way.
Personally I don't think money has much to do with it these days. The savvy photographer knows the ropes. The rest go on expensive tours..

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2015 at 07:56 UTC
On article Art Wolfe: Swimming with the Humpbacks, Tonga, 2013 (78 comments in total)

I looked at his website and went to his workshop page.
One of the trips was around 10K without airfare. For 9 days double occupancy.
My question is who is the target for these trips? There must be an advantage to going on a trip like this rather than going on your own. What is it?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2015 at 19:57 UTC as 12th comment | 6 replies
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Bernard Carns: What's the 4k for?

To connect a camera made by someone else?

Good one!!

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 09:05 UTC
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garyknrd: Nice photos.
Google "Texas Parks and wildlife birding trail". The best birding parks in the world IMO. Pick up a year long pass for peanuts. And bird till your hearts content.. LOL

Yeppers a great park... Right down the road from my home in San Antonio.. :)

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2015 at 07:30 UTC

Nice photos.
Google "Texas Parks and wildlife birding trail". The best birding parks in the world IMO. Pick up a year long pass for peanuts. And bird till your hearts content.. LOL

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2015 at 15:55 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies

Ok, good to know. Should be able to have canon slap this in my old Mark IV do a quick firmware update and be good to go... :)

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2015 at 19:45 UTC as 40th comment

Good to hear. I put off buying the Sigma due to non weather sealing. This just might be my next lens. Waiting for the review and pics..

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 11:18 UTC as 100th comment

I read this same article months ago? Been going around since DSLR's starting tanking.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2015 at 19:04 UTC as 62nd comment

I would like to have that lens!

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 05:48 UTC as 74th comment

Day late and a dollar short IMO.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 05:32 UTC as 158th comment
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