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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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
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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)
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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)
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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
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Craig from Nevada: A place like Costa Rica would have provider a better test of this camera's capabilities---rain, clouds, BIF, mountains, volcanos, flowers, trees and most of all color.

Iceland is not doubt a great destination, but this was not a really great time of year to figure out what this camera can do.

Completely agree. Olympus is boasting a huge AF increase over the last generation, and then to showcase the camera they post this? My hopes for DSLR like AF are fading fast.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 07:42 UTC
On article Field Test: Birds in flight with the Nikon D500 (92 comments in total)

More than anything else, what I get out of this is. Get off the couch and visit your National and state parks. They are nothing short of amazing, and cost next to nothing.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2016 at 10:51 UTC as 71st comment
On article iPhone 7 Plus real-world sample gallery (262 comments in total)

Personally I buy a cheap smart phone to use as a phone, scheduler, quick e-mail check, food pics etc. The money I save I buy a camera for my photos.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2016 at 07:42 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies

I have the Mi 5. Extremely cheap, and very good phone IMO. I would not hesitate to buy another one.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 23:48 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies

This and the 300mm F/4 and 1.4 is all I will ever need. I am hoping AF on the new Flagship is up to the task. Incredibly sharp and transportable.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 14:02 UTC as 73rd comment
On article Flickr Marketplace image licensing program shuttered (87 comments in total)

I hope Verizon does not close Flickr. Have they said what there plans are for it?

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 21:40 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (280 comments in total)

Have my hopes up. Hoping the AF will be at a level where I can move to a smaller platform. Personally, I am actively starting to sell off allot of my Canon gear thinking this will be more than enough for me to fuel my hobby. Fingers crossed.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 13:37 UTC as 50th comment
On article Video: First look at the Panasonic G85/G80 (31 comments in total)

That looks to be a very nice travel camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 12:17 UTC as 7th comment | 11 replies

This is what I have been waiting on.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:07 UTC as 107th comment
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