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 Olympus working on 8K video for Micro Four Thirds (219 comments in total)

Olympus will be the next 800lb. gorilla in the room IMO.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 22:47 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply

I thought that curtain dropped years ago.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 22:06 UTC as 108th comment | 3 replies
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ottonis: Glad to hear about these new enhancements on flickr. Hope they work out well and prove useful.
Flickr is kind of a "dinosaur", since most young people tend to use mainly facebook or instagram to share photos. However, for old-school guys like me who want to use the cloud only for sharing photographs and not their entire social life, flickr is still golden and I hope it will continue to prosper.

I could not agree more ottonis!

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 21:07 UTC
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falconeyes: For a much richer source of information, let me direct you to the joint presentation of CIPA and German GfK from 2017, February 24!

-> http://www.cipa.jp/stats/documents/common/cr1000.pdf (35 pages PDF)

Citation: "2016 is half of 2008 but still double size of film era."

Excellent link falconeyes, Thanks for sharing.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 20:53 UTC
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davids8560: I see the future this way: millions upon millions of smartphone cameras in the hands of casual shooters and laymen, and proportionally less, but still thousands of cameras geared to deliver a versatility and quality the likes of which photographers have never seen or enjoyed more! May the manufacturer which provides the most bang-for-the-buck win! There has never been a better time to be into photography!

Second that! Amazing times ahead.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 11:33 UTC

You will see the same thing with DSLR sales compared to mirrorless in the next few years. I personally stopped all DSLR purchases over 5 years ago, and am now looking at mirrorless. A welcome change for me.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 07:45 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply

Amazing times. Carrying around huge lenses, huge laptops and all the gear needed to travel and photograph are basically at an end.
What amazing times ahead await us photographers.
Photography is at a crossroads that will be talked about for decades.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 00:00 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap (56 comments in total)
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garyknrd: That pretty much kill's it for me as a birding setup.

That is what I want... With a 1.5 crop sensor. Until then Olympus will get my business.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 00:33 UTC
On article Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap (56 comments in total)
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garyknrd: That pretty much kill's it for me as a birding setup.

A tad slow for me. I have seen some beautiful pics with it though. And, I have heard the pro 2 is excellent.
Looking for a replacement for my Canon gear for travel. So far I am leaning towards Oly.
Actually was hoping for a crop F/4 400mm lens.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 12:47 UTC
On article Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap (56 comments in total)

That pretty much kill's it for me as a birding setup.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 23:19 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies
On article Leica SL Review (1093 comments in total)

Sounds like a Pentax review. Except for the price?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 06:46 UTC as 91st 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 79th comment | 3 replies
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (450 comments in total)
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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
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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 29th 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 103rd comment
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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
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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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